WSR 05-21-066

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 05-244 -- Filed October 14, 2005, 3:07 p.m. , effective October 16, 2005 ]


Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900Z; 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: Recent rains and increasing flow has [have] facilitated the upstream migration of chinook and brought an abundance of hatchery coho into this area. Additionally, through the placement of a weir earlier this fall, the Naselle Hatchery is on track to meet its chinook egg take goal. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: October 13, 2005.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900Z   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Naselle River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective October 16, 2005 through January 31, 2006, it is lawful to fish for and possess salmon and gamefish in those waters of the Naselle River from 200' upstream of the Naselle Salmon Hatchery water supply intake barrier to 400' downstream of the entrance to adult attraction channel. Terminal gear restrictions and daily limits are the same as in the other open waters from the Hwy. 4 Bridge to the Crown Mainline (Salme) Bridge.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective February 1, 2006:


WAC 232-28-61900Z Exceptions to statewide rules -- Naselle River.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office