WSR 01-18-003

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 01-178 -- Filed August 22, 2001, 3:16 p.m. , effective August 28, 2001, 6:00 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: August 22, 2001.

Purpose: Commercial fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-32-05100F; and amending WAC 220-32-051.

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: Sets first two weeks of tribal commercial fishing. Allows commercial sale from platform and hook and line fishery. Allows sale of fish caught in the Klickitat River to be sold when the Klickitat River is open. Harvestable numbers of salmon are available. Impacts on ESA-listed sockeye are expected to be within the guidelines of the 2001 fall management agreement and the biological opinion. Consistent with compact action of August 17, 2001. Conforms state rules with tribal rules. There is insufficient time to promulgate permanent regulations.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: August 28, 2001, 6:00 a.m.

August 22, 2001

Evan Jacoby

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-32-05100G   Columbia River salmon seasons above Bonneville Dam.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-32-050, WAC 220-32-051, WAC 220-32-052, WAC 220-32-058, effective immediately until further notice, it is unlawful for a person to take or possess salmon, shad, carp, or sturgeon taken for commercial purposes in Columbia River Salmon Management Catch Reporting Areas 1F, 1G, and 1H, and the Klickitat River except those individuals possessing treaty fishing rights under the Yakima, Warm Springs, Umatilla, and Nez Perce treaties may fish for salmon, shad, carp, or sturgeon under the following provisions pursuant to lawfully enacted tribal rules:

1) Open Periods: 6:00 a.m. August 28 to 6:00 p.m. September 1, 2001

6:00 a.m. September 4 to 6:00 p.m. September 8, 2001

a) Open Areas: SMCRA 1F, 1G, 1H

b) Gear: No mesh restriction

c) Allowable sale includes: salmon and shad

d) Spring Creek Hatchery Sanctuary: Those waters of the Columbia River extending to midstream at right angles to the thread of the Columbia River between points 1/2 mile upstream from the eastern shoreline to 1 1/2 miles downstream from the western shoreline of the mouth of Spring Creek are closed.

2) Open Periods: Immediately until further notice

c) Open Areas: SMCRA 1F, 1G, 1H, and the Klickitat River

d) Gear: Hoop nets, dip bag nets, or hook and line.

e) Allowable sale includes: salmon, shad.

f) Fish taken in the Klickitat River may be sold when the Klickitat River is open pursuant to lawfully enacted tribal rules.

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Reviser's note: The typographical error in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.
REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 6:00 a.m. August 28, 2001:


WAC 220-32-05100F Columbia River salmon seasons above Bonneville Dam. (01-175)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office