WSR 08-09-055

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 08-69 -- Filed April 14, 2008, 3:15 p.m. , effective April 16, 2008, 12:01 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: April 16, 2008, 12:01 a.m.

Purpose: Amend fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: 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: With a preseason forecast of 900, Chehalis River spring chinook are well below the goal of 1400. This emergency rule is necessary to correspond with the original intent of regulations developed through North of Falcon. This emergency rule is interim until permanent rules take effect.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 14, 2008.

Phil Anderson

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900U   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Chehalis River (Grays Harbor Co.)   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective April 16, 2008 until further notice, it is unlawful to fish for or possess salmon in waters in the Chehalis River, from the mouth to Porter Bridge and from Porter Bridge to high bridge on Weyerhauser 1000 line.

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Reviser's note: The spelling error in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.

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