FISH AND WILDLIFE
Date of Adoption: March 14, 2003.
Purpose: Amend personal use rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900Q; 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: A significant number of hatchery-origin steelhead from the 2002/2003 run remain in the Columbia River near the Ringold Spring Rearing Facility. This harvest sport fishery will allow anglers the opportunity to take full advantage of the remaining hatchery-origin steelhead from the 2002/2003 run. NOAA Fisheries (NMFS) has given approval to continue a hatchery steelhead sport fishery in the Ringold Area Bank Fishery boundaries. The fishery will be monitored to assess 2003/2004 steelhead run impacts. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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:
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Effective Date of Rule: April 1, 2003, 12:01 a.m.
March 14, 2003
J. P. Koenings
by Larry Peck
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. April 16, 2003:
|WAC 232-28-61900Q||Exceptions to statewide rules -- Columbia River.|