WSR 05-11-092

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 05-98 -- Filed May 17, 2005, 4:57 p.m. , effective May 22, 2005 ]


Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900W and 220-56-28500E.

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: Reopens the Columbia River to steelhead and shad sport fishing. The upriver spring chinook run size has been upgraded and there are minor impacts to spring chinook in these fisheries but within allowable ESA 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 2.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 18, 2005.

B. J. Bjork

for Jeff Koenings

Director


REPEALER

The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed effective 12:01 a.m. May 22, 2005.


WAC 232-28-61900W Exceptions to statewide rules -- Columbia River. (05-92)
WAC 220-56-28500E Shad -- Areas and seasons. (05-92)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office