WSR 01-18-021

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 01-181 -- Filed August 24, 2001, 4:52 p.m. , effective September 1, 2001. ]

Date of Adoption: August 24, 2001.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-56-282.

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: Less than 40% of the five hundred sixty fish harvest guideline for the waters between John Day Dam and McNary Dam is expected to be harvested by September 1, 2001, when the retention period is scheduled to end. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: September 1, 2001.

August 24, 2001

Sara G. LaBorde

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-28200C   Sturgeon--Areas, seasons, limits and unlawful acts.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-282, effective September 1, 2001 until further notice, it is lawful to retain sturgeon in those waters of the Columbia River from John Day Dam to McNary Dam.

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