FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 97-126--Filed July 22, 1997, 4:34 p.m.]
Date of Adoption: July 21, 1997.
Purpose: Commercial fishing regulations.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-32-05500I; and amending WAC 220-32-055.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 75.08.080.
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: Harvestable numbers of spring chinook salmon are available for a subsistence fishery. This conforms state rules with Yakama Nation regulations.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, amended 0, repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.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.
July 21, 1997
for Bern Shanks
WAC 220-32-05500J Columbia River tributaries--Subsistence. Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-32-055, effective immediately until further notice, it is unlawful for a person possessing treaty fishing rights under the Yakama treaty to take or possess salmon taken for subsistence purposes from the Yakima River, Klickitat River, Wind River, Icicle River, Drano Lake and Ringold in the Columbia River except under the following provisions:
(1) The Klickitat River from the site of the former Swinging Bridge (RM 1.5) to Fishway No. 5 (RM 2.2) is open noon Wednesday to 6:00 p.m. Saturday of each week until further notice.
(2) The Icicle River where it borders the property of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife National Fish Hatchery at Leavenworth is open from 6:00 a.m. Monday to 6:00 p.m. Saturday of each week to August 9, 1997.
(3) The Columbia River from the marker located approximately 1/2 mile upstream of Spring Creek (Ringold Hatchery rearing pond outlet) downstream to a boundary marker approximately 1/4 mile downstream of Ringold waterway outlet, is open from 6:00 a.m. Monday to 6:00 p.m. Saturday of each week to July 26, 1997. Fishing may be conducted from the riverbank on the hatchery side of the Columbia River only; fishing is not allowed from boats.
(4) allowable gear: Dipnets, setbag net, or rod and reel with bait or
lures. All other fishing gear and methods, including snagging are
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is
WAC 220-32-05500I Columbia River tributaries--Subsistence. (97-115)