WSR 12-03-113

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 12-07 -- Filed January 17, 2012, 3:04 p.m. , effective January 18, 2012 ]


Effective Date of Rule: January 18, 2012.

Purpose: Amend recreational fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900G; 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: Condit Dam on the White Salmon River was breached on October 26, 2011. The river had been closed to sport fishing due to the unstable river conditions as a result of this action. River conditions have stabilized enough to allow sport fishing to reopen below the powerhouse. Returning hatchery steelhead, both winter and summer run, are available for sport harvest. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: January 17, 2012.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900B   Exceptions to statewide rules--White Salmon River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective January 18, 2012, until further notice, it is permissible to fish for steelhead in waters of the White Salmon River from the mouth to the county bridge below the powerhouse. Daily limit of two hatchery steelhead. All other species and salmon must be released.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective January 18, 2012:


WAC 232-28-61900G Exceptions to statewide rules--White Salmon River. (12-286)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office