WSR 00-14-012

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 00-100 -- Filed June 27, 2000, 2:44 p.m. , effective July 1, 2000, 12:01 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: June 21, 2000.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-56-285.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Section 7, chapter 107, Laws of 2000.

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 regulation is intended to allow the recreational harvest of sturgeon from John Day Reservoir and its tributaries to continue within the established harvest guidelines. The harvest quota for 2000 has not been reached. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: July 1, 2000, 12:01 a.m.

June 21, 2000

Sara J. LaBorde

for Jeff P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-28500W
Sturgeon -- Areas and seasons.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-285, effective 12:01 a.m. July 1, 2000 until further notice it is lawful to retain sturgeon from the Columbia River and its tributaries from John Day Dam to McNary Dam.

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