WSR 10-16-006

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 10-185 -- Filed July 21, 2010, 3:16 p.m. , effective July 21, 2010, 3:16 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900M; 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: The run of sockeye in the Baker River is above the number needed for spawning and hatchery egg-take needs. Harvestable numbers remain to extend the fishery. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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

Joe Stohr

for Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900M   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Baker and Skagit rivers   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, it is unlawful to violate the following provisions, provided that unless otherwise amended, all permanent rules remain in effect:

(1) Baker River (Skagit County): Mouth to Highway 20 Bridge - Salmon: Open through July 31, 2010. Anti-snagging rule and night closure in effect. Daily limit 2 sockeye salmon.

(2) Skagit River (Skagit/Whatcom counties): From the Dalles Bridge at Concrete to the Highway 530 Bridge at Rockport - Salmon: Open through July 31, 2010, except closed from 200 feet above the mouth of Baker River up to the Highway 530 Bridge at Rockport. Daily limit two sockeye salmon. Release all salmon except sockeye salmon.

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Reviser's note: The typographical error in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.
REPEALER


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


WAC 232-28-61900M Exceptions to statewide rules -- Baker and Skagit rivers.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office