WSR 00-11-117

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 00-75 -- Filed May 19, 2000, 4:32 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: May 19, 2000.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-57-51500S; and amending WAC 20-57-515.

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: The Wind River salmon return is a record. The in-season hatchery returns project to be well above the escapement goal. This fishery is intended to harvest surplus hatchery spring chinook. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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

May 19, 2000

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-57-51500T
Wind River.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-57-515 and WAC 232-28-619, it is lawful to fish for salmonids in those waters of the Wind River from boundary line/markers at the mouth upstream to markers 400 feet below Shipperd Falls immediately through June 30, 2000 and from High Bridge upstream to lower boundary marker below Carson National Fish Hatchery from May 22 through June 30, 2000. Special daily limit of two chinook greater than 12 inches or two hatchery steelhead greater than 20 inches or one such salmon and one such steelhead. Night closure and non-buoyant lure restrictions in effect.

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REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 220-57-51500S Wind River. (00-37)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office