WSR 03-07-001

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 03-41 -- Filed March 5, 2003, 4:00 p.m. , effective March 15, 2003 ]

Date of Adoption: March 5, 2003.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900L; and amending WAC 232-28-619.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047.

Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that immediate adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule is necessary for the preservation of the public health, safety, or general welfare, and that observing the time requirements of notice and opportunity to comment upon adoption of a permanent rule would be contrary to the public interest.

Reasons for this Finding: Large numbers of adult hatchery origin spring chinook are expected to return to these systems in 2003. Fishery managers predict 14,300 fish will return to Wind River, 6,500 to Drano Lake, and 3,700 to the Klickitat River. There is insufficient time to promulgate permanent rules.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: March 15, 2003.

March 5, 2003

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900L   Exceptions to statewide rules--Wind River, Drano Lake, and Klickitat River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619:

(1) Klickitat River - Effective April 2 through May 31, 2003, it is lawful to fish for salmonids in those waters of the Klickitat River from the mouth to Fisher Hill Bridge - open only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Special daily limit of two chinook salmon greater than 12 inches in length or two hatchery steelhead greater than 20 inches in length or a combination of one such salmon and one such steelhead. Night closures and non-buoyant lure restrictions are in effect.

(2) Little White Salmon River (Drano Lake) Effective March 15 through April 30, 2003, it is lawful to fish for salmonids in those waters of the Little White Salmon River (Drano Lake) downstream of markers on a point of land downstream and across from Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery and upstream of the Highway 14 Bridge. Special daily limit of two chinook salmon greater than 12 inches in length or two hatchery steelhead greater than 20 inches in length or a combination of one such salmon and one such steelhead. Except closed Wednesdays April 16 through May 28, 2003. Night closures and non-buoyant lure restrictions are in effect.

(3) Wind River - Effective March 15 through April 30, 2003, it is lawful to fish for salmonids in those waters of the Wind River from buoy line/markers upstream to 400 feet below Shipherd Falls. Special daily limit of two chinook salmon greater than 12 inches in length or two hatchery steelhead greater than 20 inches in length or a combination of one such salmon and once such steelhead. Night closures and non-buoyant lure restrictions are in effect.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. June 1, 2003:


WAC 232-28-61900L Exceptions to statewide rules -- Wind River, Drano Lake, and Klickitat River.

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