FISH AND WILDLIFE
Effective Date of Rule: January 1, 2006.
Purpose: Amend personal use rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900F; and amending WAC 220-56-282 and 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: This rule modifies the minimum size limit for sturgeon for the Columbia River and tributaries below the Wauna powerlines during January-April 2006 and is consistent with decisions of the Columbia River joint state hearing of December 15, 2005. The regulation is consistent with Washington fish and wildlife commission guidance for 2006-2008 sturgeon fishery management and maintains concurrent regulations between Washington and Oregon. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 2, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: December 23, 2005.
for Jeff Koenings
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective February 1, 2006:
|WAC 232-28-61900F||Exceptions to statewide rules -- Columbia River (sturgeon)|