WSR 01-09-029

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 01-48 -- Filed April 11, 2001, 9:33 a.m. , effective April 16, 2001, 12:01 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: April 10, 2001.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: 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: The spring chinook forecast for the Chehalis River is 2,371 fish with an escapement goal of 1,400 fish. There are sufficient numbers of harvestable spring chinook to provide for early sport fishing opportunity. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 16, 2001, 12:01 a.m.

April 9, 2001

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900W   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Chehalis River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective 12:01 a.m. April 16, 2001 until July 31, in those waters of the Chehalis River from the mouth (Highway 101 Bridge in Aberdeen) to High Bridge on Weyerhauser 1000 line approximately 400 yards downstream of Roger Creek, daily limit of six salmon, of which no more than two may be adults. Minimum size 12 inches in length.

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