WSR 09-20-052

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 09-231 -- Filed October 1, 2009, 2:27 p.m. , effective October 3, 2009 ]


Effective Date of Rule: October 3, 2009.

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: This regulation is needed to protect naturally spawning fall chinook. This section is the primary spawning area for fall chinook on the lower Cowlitz. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900G   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Cowlitz River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective October 3, through December 31, 2009, it is unlawful to retain adult Chinook salmon in those waters of the Cowlitz River from Blue Creek upstream to Mill Creek.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective January 1, 2010:


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

Washington State Code Reviser's Office