WSR 00-08-006

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 00-35 -- Filed March 23, 2000, 8:24 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: March 22, 2000.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-57-160 and 232-28-619.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 75.08.080 and 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 necessary to protect Wells Hatchery steelhead, a listed ESA species. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 2, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: Immediately.

March 22, 2000

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900J
Exceptions to statewide rules -- Columbia River.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective immediately until further notice, it is unlawful to fish for gamefish in those waters of the Columbia River from 1000 feet above to 1000 feet below the hatchery outlet at Ringold.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 220-57-16000W
Columbia River--Ringold closure.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-57-160, effective immediately until further notice it is unlawful to fish for food fish in those waters of the Columbia River from 1,000 feet above to 1,000 feet below the hatchery outlet at Ringold.

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