FISH AND WILDLIFE
Date of Adoption: June 27, 2000.
Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-57-16000V and 220-57-16000Y; and amending WAC 220-57-160.
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 allows retention of sockeye salmon and jack chinook during ongoing steelhead sport fishery. Harvestable sockeye salmon are available. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 2.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: June 28, 2000, 12:01 a.m.
June 27, 2000
for Jeff P. Koenings
Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-57-160, effective 12:01 a.m. June 28, 2000 through July 31, 2000 it is unlawful to take, fish for, or possess salmon in the Columbia River from the Highway 395 Bridge downstream to the Rocky Point/Tongue Point line, except lawful
to retain chinook salmon greater than 12 inches and less than 24 inches in length and sockeye salmon greater than 12 inches in length. Daily limit is six salmon of which no more than two can be adults.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
|WAC 220-57-16000V||Columbia River. (00-30)|
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. August 1, 2000:
|WAC 220-57-16000Y||Columbia River.|