WSR 09-15-005

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 09-129 -- Filed July 1, 2009, 2:16 p.m. , effective July 1, 2009, 2:16 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900G; 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: Due to the later than normal Columbia River spring chinook run timing, significant numbers of Cle Elum Hatchery chinook adults and jacks are still in this section of the river and are available for harvest. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: July 1, 2009.

Lori Preuss

for Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900G   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Yakima River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619:

(1) Effective immediately through July 15, 2009, a person may fish for salmon in waters of the Yakima River from the Interstate 82 Bridge at Union Gap upstream to the Burlington Northern Railroad Bridge, approximately 500 feet downstream of Roza Dam.

(a) Daily limit of two hatchery salmon. Minimum size of 12 inches in length.

(b) Night closure in effect.

(c) One, single-pointed, barbless hook with a gap from point to shank of 3/4-inch or less is required for all species. Use of bait is allowed.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective July 16, 2009:


WAC 232-28-61900G Exceptions to statewide rules -- Yakima River.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office