WSR 10-12-022

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 10-132 -- Filed May 21, 2010, 2:59 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: 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: There has been a strong showing of hatchery summer run steelhead on the Cowlitz to date. Through May 15, a total of one hundred sixty-five hatchery summer run steelhead had returned to the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery.[,] released in 2008. Hatchery adults returning 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 21, 2010.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900W   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Cowlitz River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective May 22, 2010, until further notice, in those waters of the Cowlitz River from the Highway 4 Bridge at Kelso upstream to Mayfield Dam, special daily limit of three hatchery steelhead may be retained.

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