WSR 08-20-079

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 08-253 -- Filed September 26, 2008, 2:06 p.m. , effective September 27, 2008 ]


Effective Date of Rule: September 27, 2008.

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: The hatchery may not achieve its egg take goal, thus requiring an expanded closure for adult chinook retention. Hatchery (adipose clipped) chinook jacks are returning in good numbers and remain available for harvest. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: September 26, 2008.

Phil Anderson

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900H   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Kalama River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective September 27 through December 31, 2008, in waters of the Kalama River from boundary markers at the mouth upstream to the upper salmon hatchery, it is unlawful to retain adult Chinook salmon as part of the daily limit.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective January 1, 2009:


WAC 232-28-61900H Exceptions to statewide rules -- Kalama River.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office