FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 19-71—Filed April 9, 2019, 2:07 p.m., effective May 1, 2019]
Effective Date of Rule: May 1, 2019.
Purpose: Amends recreational fishing rules for the Chehalis River.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-312-02000M; and amending WAC 220-312-020.
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: This emergency rule is needed to close a portion of the Chehalis River to salmon angling because the forecasted abundance of spring Chinook salmon returning to the Chehalis River Basin is less than the spawning escapement goal. There are no fish available for recreational 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: April 9, 2019.
for Kelly Susewind
WAC 220-312-02000MFreshwater exceptions to statewide rules—Coast.
Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-312-020, effective May 1 through June 30, 2019, it is unlawful to fish for salmon in those waters of the Chehalis River from the mouth (Hwy 101 Bridge) to the Hwy 6 Bridge in the town of Adna.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective July 1, 2019:
Freshwater exceptions to statewide rules—Coast.