WSR 10-12-023

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 10-134 -- Filed May 21, 2010, 3:00 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 Washougal to date. Through May 19, a total of three hundred fifty-seven hatchery summer run steelhead had returned to Skamania Hatchery. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 232-28-61900K   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Washougal River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, a person may retain up to three hatchery steelhead in the following waters of the Washougal River:

(1) Effective May 22, 2010, until further notice, in the mainstem Washougal River from the mouth to the Mt. Norway Bridge at Vernon Road.

(2) Effective June 5, 2010, until further notice, in the mainstem Washougal River from the Mt. Norway Bridge to Salmon Falls Bridge.

(3) Effective June 5, 2010, until further notice, in the West (North) Fork Washougal River from the intake at Skamania Hatchery, upstream.

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