WSR 06-24-001

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 06-290 -- Filed November 22, 2006, 1:43 p.m. , effective November 24, 2006 ]


Effective Date of Rule: November 24, 2006.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900F; 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 coho runs in the Kalama, Klickitat, Lewis and Washougal rivers are strong and hatchery escapement goals will 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: November 22, 2006.

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900F   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Kalama, Klickitat, Lewis and Washougal rivers.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619:

(1) Effective November 24 through December 31, 2006, in those waters of the Kalama River from boundary markers at the mouth to 1000' below fishway at upper salmon hatchery, special daily limit of 6 fish but no more than 3 adults, except only 2 adult chinook, minimum size 12 inches. Wild coho and chum must be released.

(2) Effective November 24 through December 31, 2006, in those waters of the Klickitat River from mouth to Fisher Hill Bridge, special daily limit of 6 fish but no more than 3 adults, except only 2 adult chinook. Minimum size 12 inches. Non-buoyant lure restriction in effect.

(3) Effective November 24 through December 31, 2006, in those waters of the Lewis River from boundary markers at mouth to mouth of East Fork and the North Fork Lewis River from mouth to Colvin Creek, special daily limit of 6 fish but no more than 3 adults, except only 2 adult chinook. Minimum size 12 inches. Wild coho and chum must be released.

(4) Effective November 24 through December 31, 2006, in those waters of the Washougal River from mouth to bridge at Salmon Falls, special daily limit of 6 fish but no more than 3 adults, except only 2 adult chinook. Minimum size 12 inches. Chinook must be released from the Little Washougal upstream on the Washougal River. Wild coho and chum must be released.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. January 1, 2007:


WAC 232-28-61900F Exceptions to statewide rules -- Kalama, Klickitat, Lewis and Washougal rivers.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office