WSR 06-09-025

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 06-77 -- Filed April 12, 2006, 9:49 a.m. , effective April 14, 2006, 12:01 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: April 14, 2006, 12:01 a.m.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900H; 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: Closes the area below Bonneville Dam. Catch projections result in an impact level that is near the allocated ESA impacts set aside specifically for the fishery in this area. Allocated impacts remain for sport fisheries in the Columbia River above Bonneville Dam. The season is consistent with Washington fish and wildlife commission guidance for 2006-2007. The area above Bonneville Dam remains open and is not expected to exceed ESA guidelines. Rule is consistent with joint state actions of WDFW and ODFW on January 26, 2006, and April 11, 2006.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: April 11, 2006.

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900U   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Columbia River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective immediately until further notice, in those waters of the Columbia River from Tower Island power lines in Bonneville Pool upstream to McNary Dam, (except for those waters closed under permanent regulations). Salmon, steelhead and shad: Open until further notice. Daily limit 6 salmon of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release all wild Chinook, sockeye and chum. Minimum size 12 inches. Daily limit 2 trout, release wild steelhead. Minimum size 12-inches.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. April 14, 2006:


WAC 232-28-61900H Exceptions to statewide rules -- Columbia River. (06-18)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office