WSR 09-13-004

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 09-101 -- Filed June 3, 2009, 3:45 p.m. , effective June 6, 2009, 12:01 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: June 6, 2009, 12:01 a.m.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900K; and amending WAC 232-28-619.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.04.020.

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 closure date for retention of sturgeon was adopted because Washington and Oregon fish managers estimate that the harvest guideline of seven hundred fish will be reached on June 5, 2009. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: June 3, 2009.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900P   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Columbia River sturgeon.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619:

(1) Effective immediately until further notice, it is unlawful to retain sturgeon caught in those waters of the Columbia River and tributaries from The Dalles Dam upstream to the McNary Dam.

(2) Effective 12:01 a.m. June 6, 2009 until further notice, it is unlawful to retain sturgeon caught in those waters of the Columbia River and tributaries from Bonneville Dam upstream to The Dalles Dam.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. June 6, 2009:


WAC 232-28-61900K Exceptions to statewide rules -- Columbia River sturgeon. (09-47)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office