FISH AND WILDLIFE
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: The harvest guideline of 15,000 sturgeon for this area is expected to be achieved prior to the original closing date of July 24, 2004. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: June 30, 2004.
J. P. Koenings
by Larry Peck
(1) Effective 12:01 a.m. July 4 until further notice, it is unlawful to retain sturgeon in those waters of the Columbia River and tributaries from the Wauna powerlines downstream to the mouth.
(2) Open to fishing for sturgeon through July 31, 2004, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays only in those waters from Beacon Rock to the Light 85 Line.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. July 4, 2004:
|WAC 232-28-61900U||Exception to statewide rules -- Sturgeon. (04-67)|