WSR 97-09-001

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

(Fisheries)

[Order 97-60--Filed April 2, 1997, 1:26 p.m.]

Date of Adoption: April 2, 1997.

Purpose: Personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-57-31500C; and amending WAC 220-56-285 and 220-57-315.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 75.08.080.

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: An emergency regulation is necessary to maintain recreational harvest of sturgeon in Bonneville Pool within harvest guidelines. Harvestable numbers of salmon are available in the Klickitat River for a recreational fishery. There is insufficient time to promulgate 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 2, amended 0, repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

April 2, 1997

Bern Shanks

Director

NEW SECTION

WAC 220-56-28500J Sturgeon--Areas and seasons. Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-285, effective April 5, 1997 until further notice it is unlawful to retain sturgeon from the Columbia River and its tributaries from Bonneville Dam to the Dalles Dam.

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NEW SECTION

WAC 220-57-31500D Klickitat River. Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-57-315, effective April 2 through May 31, 1997: Special daily limit of one salmon greater than 12 inches in length or one hatchery steelhead, in those waters of the Klickitat River from the mouth upstream to the Fisher Hill Bridge. Open on Wednesday and Saturdays only. Nonbuoyant lure and night closure restrictions apply to the fishery provided for in this section.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:

WAC 220-57-31500C Klickitat River.

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