WSR 97-17-072

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

(Fisheries)

[Order 97-159--Filed August 18, 1997, 4:42 p.m.]

Date of Adoption: August 18, 1997.

Purpose: Subsistence fishing regulations.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-32-05500J; 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 salmon are available for a subsistence fishery. This conforms state rules with Yakama Nation regulations. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, amended 0, repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.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: Immediately.

August 18, 1997

Dirk Brazil

for Bern Shanks

Director

NEW SECTION

WAC 220-32-05500K 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 Klickitat 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 Tuesdays to 6:00 p.m. Saturday of each week until further notice.

(2) allowable gear:

Dipnets, setbag net, or rod and reel with bait or lures. All other fishing gear and methods, including snagging are unlawful.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:

WAC 220-32-05500J Columbia River tributaries--Subsistence. (97-126)

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