FISH AND WILDLIFE
Effective Date of Rule: May 1, 2007, 12:01 a.m.
Purpose: Amend personal use rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900A; 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: Washington department of fish and wildlife predicts that 500 to 900 hatchery (adipose fin-clipped) spring chinook will return to the Ringold Springs Rearing Facility. These salmon were reared with funding from the confederated tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR). All of the fish (100%) were adipose fin-clipped prior to release. The dual purposes of the 2005 smolt release producing this year's return are: (1) To provide adult spawners for CTUIR's Walla Walla River spring chinook reintroduction feasibility study, and (2) to provide bank fishing opportunity for anglers in the Tri-Cities area. This is the first Ringold area bank fishery for released spring chinook 2002. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: April 9, 2007.
J. P. Koenings
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. June 1, 2007:
|WAC 232-28-61900A||Exceptions to statewide rules -- Columbia River.|