WSR 05-07-078

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 05-45 -- Filed March 14, 2005, 3:11 p.m. , effective April 1, 2005 ]


Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900H; 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: An increased run size expected in 2005 allows for expanded fishing opportunity. Allows fishery to target surplus hatchery spring Chinook returning to Klickitat Hatchery. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: March 11, 2005.

Sara G. LaBorde

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900H   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Klickitat River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619:

(1) Effective April 1 through May 31, 2005 it is lawful to fish in those waters of the Klickitat River from the mouth to Fisher Hill Bridge Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Daily limit of two chinook salmon 12 inches or longer in length or two hatchery steelhead 20 inches or longer in length or a combination of one such salmon and one such steelhead. Night closure and non-buoyant lure restrictions are in effect May 1 through May 31, 2005.

(2) Effective May 1 through May 31, 2005, it is lawful to fish in those waters of the Klickitat River from 400 feet upstream from #5 fishway to boundary markers below Klickitat Salmon Hatchery, open seven days a week. Daily limit of two chinook salmon 12 inches or longer in length or two hatchery steelhead 20 inches or longer in length or a combination of one such salmon and one such steelhead. Night closure and non-buoyant lure restrictions are in effect.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective June 1, 2005:


WAC 232-28-61900H Exceptions to statewide rules -- Klickitat River.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office