WSR 02-06-017

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 02-36 -- Filed February 22, 2002, 2:05 p.m. , effective March 1, 2002, 12:01 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: February 21, 2002.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-28200D; and amending WAC 220-56-282.

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 emergency rule is necessary to keep the 2002 sport harvest of sturgeon within the 38,300 white sturgeon harvest guideline. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: March 1, 2002, 12:01 a.m.

February 21, 2002

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-28200D   Sturgeon -- Areas and seasons.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-282, effective March 1 through May 13, 2002 it is unlawful to retain sturgeon in those waters of the Columbia River and tributaries from Bonneville Dam downstream to the mouth on Sunday and Mondays each week. Retention of sturgeon is allowed Tuesdays through Saturdays during this period.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. May 14, 2002:


WAC 220-56-28200D Sturgeon -- Areas and seasons.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office