WSR 01-09-003

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 01-47 -- Filed April 4, 2001, 4:33 p.m. , effective April 19, 2001, 12:01 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: April 3, 2001.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-56-285.

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: This regulation is intended to keep the recreational harvest of sturgeon from The Dalles Reservoir and its tributaries within the established harvest guidelines. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: April 9, 2001, 12:01 a.m.

April 3, 2001

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-28500Z   Sturgeon -- Areas and seasons.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-285, effective 12:01 a.m. April 9, 2001 until further notice, it is unlawful to retain sturgeon from the Columbia River and its tributaries from The Dalles Dam to John Day Dam.

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