WSR 00-21-051

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 00-216 -- Filed October 13, 2000, 4:39 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: October 13, 2000.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900E; 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: At least 5,000 coho to date have been accounted for in the Dungeness River, far more than escapement needs. Harvest opportunity exists to take the surplus, with no impact on spawning escapement or chinook protection needs. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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

October 13, 2000

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900E
Salmon limits -- Dungeness River (Clallam County).

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective October 16 through November 30, 2000, in those waters of the Dungeness River from the mouth to the hatchery intake pipe, daily limit four coho salmon, minimum size twelve inches.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. December 1, 2000:


WAC 232-28-61900E Salmon limits -- Dungeness River (Clallam County).

Washington State Code Reviser's Office