WSR 00-21-052

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 00-217 -- Filed October 13, 2000, 4:39 p.m. , effective October 16, 2000, 6:00 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: October 13, 2000.

Purpose: Amend subsistence fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-32-05500D.

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: Allows fall chinook to be harvested in treaty Indian subsistence fisheries. Impacts to listed Snake River wild fall chinook are projected to remain within the guidelines set forth in the 2000 Management Agreement and the National Marine Fisheries Service Biological Opinion for fall fisheries. There is insufficient time to promulgate permanent regulations.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: October 16, 2000, 6:00 a.m.

October 13, 2000

J. P. Koenings

Director


REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 6:00 a.m. October 16, 2000:


WAC 220-32-05500D Off-reservation Indian subsistence fishing. (00-203)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office