WSR 11-11-075

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 11-102 -- Filed May 17, 2011, 11:24 a.m. , effective May 20, 2011, 9:00 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: May 20, 2011, 9:00 p.m.

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: Returns of spring chinook to Ringold Springs Rearing Facility (RSRF) in 2011 have failed to meet expectations. No spring chinook have been observed in the hatchery trap, and very few RSRF age five (brood year 2006) chinook have been observed in the sport harvest since the fishery opened on May 1. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 17, 2011.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900U   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Columbia River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective 9:00 p.m. May 20, 2011, until further notice, it is unlawful to fish for salmon in those waters of the Columbia River adjacent to Ringold Springs Rearing Facility (in Franklin County), from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife markers 1/4 mile downstream of the Ringold irrigation wasteway outlet, to the markers 1/2 mile upstream of Ringold Springs Creek.

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