WSR 12-12-019

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 12-99 -- Filed May 24, 2012, 3:27 p.m. , effective May 29, 2012 ]


Effective Date of Rule: May 29, 2012.

Purpose: Amend recreational fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900Z; 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: Through May 18, just six hatchery adult spring chinook have returned to Kalama Falls Hatchery, well below the hatchery broodstock goal of three hundred ninety fish. The preseason forecast anticipated a return of seven hundred adult spring chinook to the river system. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: May 24, 2012.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900Z   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Kalama River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective May 29 through July 31, 2012, it is unlawful to fish for or possess Chinook salmon in waters of the Kalama River from the boundary markers at the mouth to the upper salmon hatchery.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective August 1, 2012:


WAC 232-28-61900Z Exceptions to statewide rules -- Kalama and Lewis River.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office