WSR 00-18-052

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 00-176 -- Filed August 31, 2000, 4:48 p.m. , effective September 1, 2000, 12:01 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: August 31, 2000.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900U; and amending WAC 232-28-619.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047.

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: Escapement exceeds hatchery broodstock and wild broodstock spawning needs. There is a harvestable surplus to increase open area for chinook fishing in upper Columbia River. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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

August 31, 2000

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900U
Exceptions to statewide rules -- Columbia River.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective 12:01 a.m. September 1 through October 31, 2000 it is lawful to take, fish for and possess salmon in those waters of the Columbia River between Highway 173 bridge at Brewster and Highway 17 bridge at Bridgeport and to Highway 97 bridge at the confluence of the Okanogan River. Daily limit of six chinook salmon, no more than two adults. Non-buoyant lure restriction in effect.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. November 1, 2000:


WAC 232-28-61900U Exceptions to statewide rules -- Columbia River.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office