FISH AND WILDLIFE
[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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, amended 0, repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.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
for Bern Shanks
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.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is
WAC 220-32-05500J Columbia River tributaries--Subsistence. (97-126)