WSR 01-09-055

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 01-53 -- Filed April 13, 2001, 1:18 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: April 13, 2001.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900U; 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: Reduced limit on the Cowlitz River due to projected run size will achieve hatchery escapement goal. Special daily limit due to projected run size will achieve hatchery escapement goal on the Lewis and Klickitat rivers. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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

April 13, 2001

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900Z   Exceptions to statewide rules--Cowlitz River, Little White Salmon River (Drano Lake), Klickitat River, Lewis River, Wind River, White Salmon River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619:

(1) Cowlitz River - Effective immediately until further notice, those waters of the Cowlitz River mouth upstream to 400 feet or posted boundary markers below the Barrier Dam are closed for the retention of chinook salmon. South side of the river from Mill Creek upstream to the Barrier Dam closed to all fishing April 1, 2001 through June 15, 2001.

(2) Little White Salmon River (Drano Lake) - Effective immediately through June 30, 2001 it is lawful to fish for salmonids in those waters of the Little White Salmon River (Drano Lake) from the SR 14 highway bridge at the mouth upstream to markers downstream and across from the Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery special daily limit of two chinook salmon greater than 12 inches in length or two hatchery steelhead greater than 20 inches in length or a combination of one such salmon and one such steelhead. Except closed on Wednesdays April 18 through May 30, 2001. Night closure and non-buoyant lure restriction in effect.

(3) Klickitat River - Effective immediately through May 30, 2001 it is lawful to fish for salmonids in those waters of the Klickitat River from the mouth upstream to Fisher Hill Bridge Special daily limit of one chinook salmon greater than 12 inches in length or one hatchery steelhead greater than 20 inches in length. Fishing Mondays, Wednesday and Saturdays only. Night closure and non-buoyant lure restriction in effect.

(4) Lewis River - Effective immediately until further notice in those waters of the Lewis River (including the North Fork) from the mouth upstream to Merwin Dam the daily limit is one chinook salmon greater than 12 inches in length. Effective May 1, 2001 until further notice in those waters between Johnson Creek and Colvin Creek bank fishing only and in those waters between Colvin Creek and Merwin Dam closed to all fishing.

(5) Wind River - Effective immediately through June 30, 2001 it is lawful to fish for salmonids in those waters of the Wind River from markers (buoy line) at the mouth upstream to 400 feet downstream from Shipherd Falls and effective May 1, 2001 through June 30, 2001 from 100 feet upstream from Shipherd Falls upstream to 400 feet downstream from the Coffer Dam and from 100 feet upstream from the Coffer Dam to boundary markers 800 yards downstream from the fish ladder at Carson National Fish Hatchery. Special daily limit of two chinook salmon greater than 12 inches in length or two hatchery steelhead greater than 20 inches in length, or a combination of one such salmon and one such steelhead. Night closure and non-buoyant lure restriction in effect.

(6) White Salmon River - Effective immediately through June 30, 2001, it is lawful to fish for salmonids in those waters of the White Salmon River from the mouth upstream to the powerhouse and April 1, 2001 through June 15, 2001 from the powerhouse upstream 400 feet below Northwestern Dam. Special daily limit of two chinook salmon greater than 12 inches in length or two hatchery steelhead greater than 20 inches in length, or a combination of one such salmon and one such steelhead. Fishing only from the bank from the highway 14 bridge downstream to the buoy line.

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REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 232-28-61900U Exceptions to statewide rules--Cowlitz River, Little White Salmon River (Drano Lake), Klickitat River, Lewis River, Wind River, White Salmon River. (01-33)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office