WSR 10-16-125

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 10-198 -- Filed August 3, 2010, 1:09 p.m. , effective August 3, 2010, 1:09 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900R; 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 Yakama Nation and Washington department of fish and wildlife are continuing the pilot study for reintroduction of anadromous sockeye salmon in the upper Cle Elum Basin that began in 2009. In July 2000, adult sockeye salmon trapped at Priest Rapids Dam on the Columbia River were released into Cle Elum Lake. An additional five hundred sockeye were transported to Cooper Lake near Salmon La Sac. The outlet of Cooper Lake (Cooper River) flows into the Cle Elum River upstream to Lake Cle Elum. A percentage of the fish will be released with radio tags so they can be tracked to understand their prespawning behavior and their migration patterns as they travel into the upper Cle Elum River and upper Cooper River to select spawning habitat. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: August 3, 2010.

Joe Stohr

for Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900R   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Cooper Lake and Cle Elum Lake (Reservoir).   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective immediately through October 31, 2010, in waters of Cle Elum and Cooper Lakes, the maximum size for kokanee is 14 inches in length.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective November 1, 2010:


WAC 232-28-61900R Exceptions to statewide rules -- Cooper Lake and Cle Elum Lake (Reservoir).

Washington State Code Reviser's Office