FISH AND WILDLIFE
Date of Adoption: March 25, 2004.
Purpose: Amend personal use rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900S; 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: NOAA Fisheries has approved marked hatchery-origin steelhead fisheries in the Upper Columbia steelhead evolutionary significant unit. This fishery may continue with the modification to the permanent rule. This regulation modification will simplify rules for anglers. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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:
Pilot Rule Making:
or Other Alternative Rule Making:
Effective Date of Rule: April 1, 2004, 12:01 a.m.
March 25, 2004
for Jeff Koenings
Columbia River from Waters of the Columbia River adjacent to the Ringold Springs Rearing Facility from WDFW markers 1/4 mile downstream of the Ringold wasteway outlet to WDFW markers 1/2 mile upstream of Spring Creek. - Effective April 1, 2004 through April 15, 2004, open to bank angling only on the hatchery side of the river, to fish for and possess up to two hatchery steelhead per day.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. April 16, 2004:
|WAC 232-28-61900R||Exceptions to statewide rules -- Columbia River (Ringold Area Bank Fishery)|