WSR 00-14-050

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 00-110 -- Filed June 30, 2000, 4:18 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: June 29, 2000.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-57A-17500F and 232-28-61900N; and amending WAC 220-57A-175 and 232-28-619.

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: The sockeye salmon return to Lake Washington is adequate for a recreational fishery. The daily closures provided for in this rule allow for an allocation between the treaty and nontreaty share. Night closures are instituted to prevent poaching. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 2, Amended 0, Repealed 2.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: Immediately.

June 29, 2000

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-57A-17500F
Lake Washington sockeye fishery.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-57A-175, effective immediately until further notice it is unlawful to fish for or possess salmon taken from Lake Washington except as provided for in this section:

(1) Open one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset July 4 through August 15, 2000, south of the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge (Highway 520), except closed:

(a) 12:00 noon July 10 through 12:00 noon July 11;

12:00 noon July 12 through 12:00 noon July 13;

12:00 noon July 17 through 12:00 noon July 18;

12:00 noon July 19 through 12:00 noon July 20;

(b) Within 100 yards of the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge;

(c) Within 100 yards of the Interstate 90 Bridge;

(d) Within 1000 yards of the mouth of the Cedar River;

(2) Daily limit is two sockeye salmon. Sockeye salmon are defined as Oncorhynchus nerka fifteen inches or greater in length. Oncorhynchus nerka less than 15 inches in length are kokanee.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900N
Lake Washington sockeye fishery -- Game fish restrictions.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-610, effective one hour after sunset July 4 through one hour before sunrise August 15, 2000, it is unlawful to fish for or possess game fish from those waters south of the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge between one hour after sunset to one hour before sunrise.

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REPEALER


The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed effective one hour after official sunset August 15, 2000:


WAC 220-57A-17500F Lake Washington sockeye fishery.
WAC 232-28-61900N Lake Washington sockeye fishery -- Game fish restrictions.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office