WSR 05-11-043

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 05-94 -- Filed May 12, 2005, 10:46 a.m. , effective May 14, 2005 ]


Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

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

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.240.

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: Through May 10 approximately 2,000 spring chinook have been trucked to Lake Scanewa for sport fishing opportunity and reintroduction. Adult spring chinook straying from select area fishery evaluation sites are entering the Elochoman and Grays rivers. These fish are not needed for broodstock. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: May 11, 2005.

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900X   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Lake Scanewa, Elochoman and Grays rivers.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619:

(1) Effective May 14 through May 31, 2005, it is lawful to fish for salmon in those waters of Lake Scanewa (Cowlitz Falls Reservoir) from Cowlitz Falls Dam to the listed boundaries in the Cispus and Cowlitz rivers arms. Special daily limit of six salmon, of which no more than two may be adults, and all of which must be adipose fin-clipped. Minimum size is 8 inches in length.

(2) Effective May 14 through July 31, 2005, it is lawful to fish for salmon in those waters of the Elochoman River from the mouth to Elochoman Hatchery Bridge located about 400 feet below the upper hatchery rack. Special daily limit of six salmon, of which no more than two may be adults, and all of which must be adipose fin-clipped. Minimum size is 12 inches in length

(3) Effective May 14 through July 31, 2005, it is lawful to fish for salmon in those waters of the Grays River from the mouth to South Fork and West Fork Grays from the mouth to the hatchery intake/footbridge. Special daily limit of six salmon, of which no more than two may be adults, and all of which must be adipose fin-clipped. Minimum size is 12 inches in length.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. August 1, 2005:


WAC 232-28-61900X Exceptions to statewide rules -- Lake Scanewa, Elochoman and Grays rivers

Washington State Code Reviser's Office