WSR 00-03-007

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 00-02 -- Filed January 6, 2000, 3:36 p.m. , effective January 8, 2000, 12:01 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: January 6, 1999 [2000].

Purpose: Personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-57-34500A; and amending WAC 220-57-345.

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: Winter chum escapement in the Nisqually River for the 1999-2000 season is expected to be well below the spawning goal of 18,000. The most recent in-season runsize update was for 13,000 chum, which is well below the escapement goal. Tribal and sport fishery managers have agreed that harvest will be closed to maximize the number of winter chum making it to the spawning grounds. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: January 8, 2000, 12:01 a.m.

January 6, 2000

Evan Jacoby

for Jeff P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-57-34500A
Nisqually river.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-57-345, effective 12:01 a.m. January 8, 2000 through January 31, 2000, it is unlawful to fish for or possess salmon in those waters of the Nisqually River.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. February 1, 2000:


WAC 220-57-34500A Nisqually River.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office