WSR 11-13-045

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 11-124 -- Filed June 9, 2011, 1:57 p.m. , effective June 11, 2011 ]


Effective Date of Rule: June 11, 2011.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900K; 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: As of June 7, 2011, a total of sixty-eight adult spring chinook have returned to the Klickitat Salmon Hatchery. Klickitat Salmon Hatchery is expected to meet its escapement goal of five hundred fish, which will allow additional recreational fishing opportunity. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: June 9, 2011.

Joe Stohr

for Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900K   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Klickitat River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective June 11 through July 31, 2011, a person may fish for salmon in waters of the Klickitat River from 400 feet upstream of the #5 fishway to boundary markers below Klickitat Salmon Hatchery. Daily limit 6 fish, of which no more than 2 may be adult Chinook. Release wild Chinook.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective August 1, 2011:


WAC 232-28-619000K Exceptions to statewide rules -- Klickitat River.

Reviser's note: The section above appears as filed by the agency pursuant to RCW 34.08.040; however, the reference to WAC 232-28-619000K is probably intended to be WAC 232-28-61900K.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office