WSR 01-18-022

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 01-184 -- Filed August 24, 2001, 4:52 p.m. , effective August 24, 2001, 8:00 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: August 24, 2001.

Purpose: Amend commercial fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-33-01000A; 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: Harvestable numbers of salmon are available under the harvest guideline. Impacts on ESA-listed stocks are expected to be within the guidelines of the fall management agreement and the biological opinion. This regulation is consistent with compact action of August 24, 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 24, 2001, 8:00 p.m.

August 24, 2001

Sara G. LaBorde

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-33-01000A   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 24, 2001 to 6:00 a.m. August 25, 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 6:01 a.m. August 25, 2001:


WAC 220-33-01000A Columbia River salmon season below Bonneville.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office