FISH AND WILDLIFE
Date of Adoption: April 26, 2000.
Purpose: Amend personal use rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-24000C; and amending WAC 220-56-240.
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: A fifteen day extension on the seasonal sturgeon spawning sanctuary is needed to conserve sturgeon broodstock and to reduce stress from handling in the sport catch and release 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: May 1, 2000, 12:01 a.m.
April 26, 2000
J. P. Koenings
by Larry Peck
Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-240, it is unlawful to fish from a floating device May 1, through July 15, 2000 downstream from the boating deadline below Bonneville Dam to markers on the Oregon and Washington shores of the Columbia River at Beacon Rock.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. July 16, 2000:
|WAC 220-56-24000C||Daily limits sturgeon, smelt, herring and other food fish not otherwise provided for.|