WSR 06-14-032

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 06-151 -- Filed June 27, 2006, 4:55 p.m. , effective July 1, 2006 ]


Effective Date of Rule: July 1, 2006.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900H and 232-28-61900Y; 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 Klickitat Salmon Hatchery is expected to reach its escapement goal of spring chinook, making more hatchery adult salmon available for recreational harvest. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 2.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 27, 2006.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900Y   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Klickitat River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective July 1 through July 31, 2006, in those waters of the Klickitat River from 400 feet upstream from #5 fishway to boundary markers below Klickitat Salmon Hatchery, open 7 days a week. Daily limit of six salmon no more than 2 adults. Trout daily limit is 2 fish. Release all wild Chinook and wild steelhead. Minimum size is 12 inches for both salmon and trout.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective July 1, 2006:


WAC 232-28-61900H Exceptions to statewide rules -- Klickitat River, Drano Lake, White Salmon River and Wind River. (06-121)

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective August 1, 2006:


WAC 232-28-61900Y Exceptions to statewide rules -- Klickitat River.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office