WSR 01-18-004

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 01-182 -- Filed August 22, 2001, 3:17 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: August 23 [22], 2001.

Purpose: Commercial fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-33-01000Y and 220-33-01000Z; and amending WAC 220-33-010.

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: This regulation prohibits retention of sturgeon for the remainder of this commercial fishery to remain within the sturgeon catch guideline. This regulation is consistent with compact action of August 22, 2001. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 2.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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

August 22, 2001

Evan Jacoby

For Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-33-01000Z   Columbia River salmon season below Bonneville.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-33-005, WAC 220-33-010, and 220-33-020, it is unlawful for a person to take or possess salmon or sturgeon taken for commercial purposes from Columbia River Salmon Management and Catch Reporting Areas 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, and 1E, except as provided in the following subsections.

1) OPEN AREA: SMCRA 1D upstream of the I-205 Bridge and 1E

SEASON: 8:00 p.m. August 22, 2001 to 6:00 a.m. August 23, 2001

8:00 p.m. August 23, 2001 to 6:00 a.m. August 24, 2001

GEAR: 9 inch minimum mesh and 9-3/4 inch maximum mesh.

ALLOWABLE SALE: Salmon

SANCTUARIES: Washougal and Sandy river mouth sanctuaries are in effect.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:


WAC 220-33-01000Y Columbia River salmon season below Bonneville. (01-176)

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 6:01 a.m. August 24, 2001:


WAC 220-330-01000Z Columbia River salmon season below Bonneville.

Reviser's note: The section above appears as filed by the agency pursuant to RCW 34.08.040; however, the reference to WAC 220-330-01000Z is probably intended to be WAC 220-33-01000Z.

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