WSR 00-11-118

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 00-76 -- Filed May 19, 2000, 4:34 p.m. , effective May 22, 2000, 12:01 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: May 19, 2000.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-57-17000U and 220-57-17500V; and amending WAC 220-57-175.

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: Based on returns to date, the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery spring chinook escapement goal is not expected to be met. There is insufficient time to promulgate permanent rules for the spring chinook closure.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: May 22, 2000, 12:01 a.m.

May 19, 2000

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-57-17500V
Cowlitz River.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-57-175, effective 12:01 a.m. May 22 through July 31, 2000, closed to salmon angling in those waters downstream of fishing boundary markers located approximately 400 feet below barrier dam structures at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery to the mouth.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. May 22, 2000:


WAC 220-57-17000U Cowlitz River. (00-26)

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. August 1, 2000:


WAC 220-57-17500V Cowlitz River.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office