WSR 06-23-027

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 06-285 -- Filed November 3, 2006, 3:02 p.m. , effective November 3, 2006 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900D and 232-28-61900E; 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: Hatchery escapement is expected to be met and surplus coho are available for harvest. Night closure and nonbuoyant lure restrictions are needed to ensure a safe and orderly fishery. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 2.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: November 3, 2006.

Aletta Early

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900E   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Cowlitz River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619:

(1) Effective immediately through December 31, 2006 in those waters of the Cowlitz River from boundary markers at the mouth to Mayfield Dam. Special daily limit of six salmon, no more than four adults, except only two adult chinook. Wild coho and chum must be released. Except closed 100' or posted markers below the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery barrier dam to boundary markers near the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery water intake located about 1,700' upstream from the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery barrier dam.

(2) Effective November 6 through December 31, 2006 night closure and non-buoyant lure restrictions in effect in those waters of the Cowlitz River within the area between 100 feet downstream (posted markers) and 400 feet downstream of the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery barrier dam.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:


WAC 232-28-61900D Exceptions to statewide rules -- Cowlitz River. (06-278)

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective January 1, 2007:

WAC 232-28-61900E Exceptions to statewide rules -- Cowlitz River.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office