WSR 03-07-075

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 03-51 -- Filed March 18, 2003, 1:45 p.m. , effective March 24, 2003, 12:01 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: March 17, 2003.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900P; 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: This regulation is needed to enact a closure established during the preseason planning process for sturgeon fishery management to keep the 2003 sport harvest within the 32,000 white sturgeon guideline. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 24, 2003, 12:01 a.m.

March 17, 2003

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900P   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Columbia River (sturgeon).   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective 12:01 a.m. March 24, through June 30, 2003, it is unlawful to retain sturgeon caught in those waters of the Columbia River and tributaries from Bonneville Dam downstream to the Wauna powerlines.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. July 1, 2003:


WAC 232-28-61900P Exceptions to statewide rules -- Columbia River (sturgeon).

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