WSR 05-19-055

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 05-213 -- Filed September 15, 2005, 3:46 p.m. , effective September 18, 2005, 12:01 a.m. ]


Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900V; 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: The Columbia River fall chinook runsize is below expectations and impacts of the ESA listed Snake River wild fall chinook allowed for the mainstem sport fishery are expected to be met. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: September 15, 2005.

Lew Atkins for Larry Peck

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900V   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Columbia River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective 12:01 a.m. September 18 through December 31, 2005, it is unlawful to retain chinook salmon in those waters of the Columbia River from the Rocky Point/Tongue Point line upstream to Bonneville Dam.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective January 1, 2006:


WAC 232-28-61900V Exceptions to statewide rules -- Columbia River.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office