WSR 00-21-040

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 00-210 -- Filed October 12, 2000, 4:53 p.m. , effective October 13, 2000, 12:01 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: October 12, 2000.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900X and 232-28-61900C; 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: In-season updates of the coho run size for the Skagit, Snohomish, and Skykomish rivers indicate the runs are returning at higher than predicted harvestable numbers. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 2.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: October 13, 2000, 12:01 a.m.

October 12, 2000

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900C
Exceptions to statewide rules (Skagit, Snohomish, and Skykomish, rivers.)

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619:

(1) Effective immediately through December 31, 2000 it is lawful to fish for and possess salmon from those waters of the Skagit River downstream of the mouth of Gilligan Creek from one hour before official sunrise to one hour after official sunset. Non-buoyant lure restriction is in effect. Daily limit is two salmon, release chinook immediately. Minimum size for salmon is 12 inches.

(2) Effective immediately through December 31, 2000 it is lawful to fish for and possess salmon from those waters of the Snohomish River downstream of the confluence of the Skykomish and Snoqualmie Rivers from one hour before official sunrise to one hour after official sunset. Non-buoyant lure restriction is in effect. Daily limit is two salmon, release chinook and pink salmon immediately. Minimum size for salmon is 12 inches.

(3) Effective immediately through December 31, 2000 it is lawful to fish for and possess salmon from those waters of the Skykomish River downstream of the mouth of the Wallace River from one hour before official sunrise to one hour after official sunset. Non-buoyant lure restriction is in effect. Daily limit is two salmon, release chinook and pink salmon immediately. Minimum size for salmon is 12 inches.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. October 13, 2000:


WAC 232-28-61900X Exceptions to statewide rules. (Skagit, Snohomish, Skykomish, and Green (Duwamish) rivers.) (00-194)

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. January 1, 2001:


WAC 232-28-61900C Exceptions to statewide rules. (Skagit, Snohomish, and Skykomish rivers.)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office