WSR 09-11-076

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 09-85 -- Filed May 15, 2009, 1:59 p.m. , effective May 16, 2009 ]


Effective Date of Rule: May 16, 2009.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900B; 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: Spring chinook returns to the Cowlitz River have been strong to date. Through last week at least eight hundred spring chinook had been released into the lake. In addition to reintroduction efforts, hatchery fish are also available for harvest in the upper Cowlitz watershed. There is insufficient time to adopt 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: May 15, 2009.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900B   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Lake Scanewa.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective May 16 through May 31, 2009, a person may fish for salmon in waters of Lake Scanewa (Cowlitz Falls Reservoir) from Cowlitz Falls Dam to the listed boundaries in the Cispus and Cowlitz arms. Daily limit 6 fish, of which 2 may be adults. Minimum size 8 inches. Release wild Chinook and wild coho.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective June 1, 2009:


WAC 232-28-61900B Exceptions to statewide rules -- Lake Scanewa.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office