WSR 10-12-008

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 10-131 -- Filed May 20, 2010, 1:30 p.m. , effective May 22, 2010 ]


Effective Date of Rule: May 22, 2010.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900Q; 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: Drano Lake: As of May 19, a total of 3,798 fish had returned to Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery. Nearly 3,000 of those fish returned within the past few days. The hatchery escapement goal is 1,000 fish. Surplus hatchery fish are available for harvest. Wind River: Through May 18, a total of 356 fish had returned to Carson National Fish Hatchery. The hatchery escapement goal is 1,500 fish. The hatchery is expected to meet its escapement goal and surplus hatchery origin fish 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: May 20, 2010.

Lori Preuss

for Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900Q   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Drano Lake and Wind River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619:

(1) Drano Lake - Effective May 22 through June 30, 2010, a person may fish in waters downstream of markers on the point of land downstream and across from Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery and upstream of the Hwy. 14 Bridge, except closed June 2 and June 9. Daily limit four fish, up to 2 may be hatchery steelhead. Release wild Chinook and wild steelhead. Release all trout other than steelhead. Minimum size 12 inches for salmon and 20 inches for steelhead.

(2) Wind River - Effective May 22 through June 30, 2010, a person may fish in waters from mouth (boundary line/markers) to 400 feet below Shipherd Falls, and from 100 feet above Shipherd Falls to 400 feet below the coffer dam to 800 yards downstream of Carson National Fish Hatchery. Daily limit four fish; up to 2 may be hatchery steelhead. Release wild steelhead and all other game fish. Release wild Chinook downstream from Shipherd Falls. Minimum size 12 inches for salmon and 20 inches for steelhead.

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REPEALER


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


WAC 232-28-61900Q Exceptions to statewide rules -- Drano Lake and Wind River.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office