WSR 00-08-022

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 00-37 -- Filed March 24, 2000, 4:57 p.m. , effective April 1, 2000, 12:01 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: March 24, 2000.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-57-31500J, 220-57-32100D and 220-57-51500J; and amending WAC 220-57-315, 220-57-321, 220-57-505, 220-57-515, 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: The Klickitat River salmon return is projected to be a near record high return. The hatchery is expected to achieve its escapement goal. This fishery is intended to harvest surplus hatchery spring chinook. Fishery plans were coordinated with the Yakama Indian Nation.

The Little White Salmon River salmon return is projected to be a record high. The hatchery is expected to achieve its escapement goal. This fishery is intended to harvest surplus hatchery spring chinook. No spawning habitat exists for spring chinook in this river. Fishery plans were coordinated with the Yakama Indian Nation.

Surplus hatchery spring chinook are expected to return to the White Salmon River. Fishery plans were coordinated with the Yakama Indian Nation.

The Wind River salmon return is projected to be a record high. The hatchery is expected to achieve its escapement goal. This fishery is intended to harvest surplus hatchery spring chinook. Fishery plans were coordinated with the Yakama Indian Nation. These rules also allow retention of hatchery steelhead which may be present during the salmon fishery. The limitation on taking only one salmonid or a combination of salmonids is intended to reduce fishing pressure and provide for a more orderly 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 4, Amended 0, Repealed 3.

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: April 1, 2000, 12:01 a.m.

March 24, 2000

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-57-31500J
Klickitat River

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-57-315 and WAC 232-28-619, it is lawful to fish for salmonids in those waters of the Klickitat River from the mouth to the Fisher Hill Bridge on Mondays, Wednesday, and Saturdays only from April 1 through May 31, 2000. Special daily limit of one chinook greater than 12 inches in length or one hatchery steelhead greater than 20 inches in length. Night closure and non buoyant lure restrictions in effect.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 220-57-32100D
Little White Salmon River (Drano Lake)

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-57-321 and WAC 232-28-619, it is lawful to fish for salmonids in those waters of the Little White Salmon River (Drano Lake) from markers on points of land downstream and across from the Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery to the Highway 14 Bridge from April 1 through May 21, 2000. Special daily limit of two chinook greater than 12 inches in length or two hatchery steelhead greater than 20 inches in length, or a combination of one such salmon and one such steelhead. Night closure and non buoyant lure restrictions in effect.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 220-57-50500G
White Salmon River

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-57-505 and WAC 232-28-619, it is lawful to fish for salmonids in those waters of the (Big) White Salmon River from 400 feet downstream of Condit Dam to the powerhouse from April 1 through June 15, 2000 and from the powerhouse downstream to markers below the Burlington-Northern Railroad Bridge from April 1 until further notice. Special daily limit of one chinook greater than 12 inches in length or one hatchery steelhead greater than 20 inches in length.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 220-57-51500S
Wind River

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-57-515 and WAC 232-28-619, it is lawful to fish for salmonids in those waters of the Wind River from boundary line/markers at the mouth upstream to markers 400 feet below Shipperd Falls from April 1 through June 30, 2000 and from the High Bridge upstream to lower boundary marker below Carson National Fish Hatchery from June 1 through June 30, 2000. Special daily limit of two chinook greater than 12 inches or two hatchery steelhead greater than 20 inches or one such salmon and one such steelhead. Night closure and non buoyant lure restrictions in effect.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 11:59 p.m. May 21, 2000:


WAC 220-57-32100D Little White Salmon River (Drano Lake)

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 11:59 p.m. May 31, 2000:


WAC 220-57-31500J Klickitat River.

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 11:59 p.m. June 30, 2000:


WAC 220-57-51500S Wind River.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office