FISH AND WILDLIFE
Date of Adoption: February 18, 1999.
Purpose: Personal use rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 232-28-619.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.040.
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 rule is consistent with the Humptulips River steelhead management 1998-1999 plan as agreed to with the Quinault Indian Nation (QIN). The management plan/intent included provisions to minimize wild steelhead impacts because the expected numbers of wild winter steelhead returning to the Humptulips are below spawning escapement needs with no wild fish available for harvest. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0. Effective Date of Rule: March 1, 1999, 12:01 a.m.
February 18, 1999
J. P. Koenings
Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective 12:01 a.m. March 1, 1999, until further notice those waters of the Humptulips River, East Fork, West Fork and tributaries are closed to fishing.