WSR 02-15-014

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 02-146 -- Filed July 5, 2002, 1:36 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: July 5, 2002.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: 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: The harvest guideline of seven hundred fish is estimated to have been caught by July 13, 2002. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: July 13, 2002, 12:01 a.m.

July 5, 2002

Sara G. LaBorde

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-28200F   Sturgeon -- Areas and seasons.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-282, effective 12:01 a.m. July 13, 2002 until further notice, it is unlawful to retain sturgeon caught in those waters of the Columbia River from the Dalles Dam upstream to John Day Dam.

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