FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 18-238—Filed September 13, 2018, 10:13 a.m., effective September 13, 2018]
Effective Date of Rule: September 13, 2018.
Purpose: Amend recreational fishing rules for the Columbia and Deep rivers.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-312-030.
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: This emergency rule is needed to reduce Chinook impacts due to a revised run-size projection. Counts of fall Chinook at Bonneville Dam are thirty-one percent below preseason forecasts, on-going fisheries are approaching the allowable catch limits under the Endangered Species Act. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: September 11, 2018.
for Kelly Susewind
WAC 220-312-03000DFreshwater exceptions to statewide rules—Southwest.
Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-312-030, it is unlawful to violate the following provisions, provided that unless otherwise amended, all permanent rules remain in effect: Deep River (Wahkiakum County): Salmon and steelhead, effective immediately until further notice: Closed.