WSR 01-05-010

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 01-17 -- Filed February 8, 2001, 3:46 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: February 8, 2001.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900Q; and amending WAC 232-28-619.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047.

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: There has been a strong recreational fishery in the Grande Ronde and Snake rivers this season. Excess Wallowa steelhead stock, well above hatchery propagation needs are projected to return to the WDFW Cottonwood facility on the Grande Ronde this year. This regulation increases the daily limit from two hatchery steelhead to three. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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

February 8, 2001

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900Q   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Grande Ronde River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective 12:01 a.m. February 10, 2001 through April 15, 2001 in those waters of the Grande Ronde River from the Asotin County road bridge (approximately 2 1/2 miles upstream from the mouth of the Grande Ronde River) to Oregon State line the daily limit on hatchery steelhead is three fish.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 11:59 p.m. April 15, 2001:


WAC 232-28-61900Q Exceptions to statewide rules -- Grande Ronde River.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office