FISH AND WILDLIFE
Date of Adoption: March 28, 2000.
Purpose: Amend personal use rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-28500U; and amending WAC 220-56-285.
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: Managers forecast this year's harvest to exceed the 40,000 white sturgeon guideline in the Lower Columbia River sturgeon sport fishery without this retention closure. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: April 1, 2000, 12:01 a.m.
March 28, 2000
J. P. Koenings
by Larry Peck
Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-285, effective April 1 through April 30, 2000 it is unlawful to retain sturgeon for personal use from the Lower Columbia River and it's tributaries from the mouth of the Columbia River (true north-south line through Buoy 10) to the Wauna powerlines at river mile 40 near Cathlamet.
Reviser's note: The typographical error in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 11:59 p.m. April 30, 2000:
|WAC 220-56-28500U||Sturgeon -- Areas and seasons.|