WSR 00-11-007

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 00-51 -- Filed May 5, 2000, 8:15 a.m. , effective May 15, 2000, 12:01 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: May 4, 2000.

Purpose: Personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-57-16000W, 220-57-16000X and 232-28-61900J; and amending WAC 220-57-160.

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: 1999 Brood Wells stock, ESA listed steelhead that we are protecting will not longer be in the area. Hatchery planted spring chinook are returning in excess broodstock requirements. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 3.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: May 15, 2000, 12:01 a.m.

May 4, 2000

Evan Jacoby

for Jeff P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-57-16000X
Columbia River--Ringold.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-57-160, effective 12:01 a.m. May 15, 2000 through July 31, 2000, it is lawful to fish in those waters of the Columbia River adjacent to Ringold Hatchery from WDFW markers 1/4 mile downstream of the Ringold wasteway outlet to WDFW markers 1/2 mile upstream of Spring Creek. Fishing only from the bank on the hatchery side of the river. Daily limit of two salmon, not less than 12 inches in length.

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REPEALER

The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed effective 12:01 a.m. May 15, 2000:

WAC 220-57-16000W Columbia River--Ringold closure. (00-35)
WAC 232-28-61900J Exceptions to statewide rules--Columbia River. (00-35)

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 11:59 p.m. July 31, 2000:

WAC 220-57-16000X Columbia River--Ringold.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office