WSR 01-18-027

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 01-186 -- Filed August 27, 2001, 4:56 p.m. , effective August 30, 2001, 12:01 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: August 27, 2001.

Purpose: Personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900R; 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: The fall chinook harvest guideline of 8,800 adults is projected to be achieved. The guideline was established preseason during the North of Falcon negotiations in March and April. The Buoy 10 fishery is part of a package of fall season fisheries which must remain within the guidelines established preseason and to be consistent with the Endangered Species Act guidelines. However, over one million coho are expected to the Columbia River this fall. The increase in the daily limit will allow additional harvest of the hatchery coho. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 30, 2001, 12:01 a.m.

August 27, 2001

Sara G. LaBorde

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900R   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Columbia River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective 12:01 a.m. August 30, 2001 through September 30, 2001, in those waters of the Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream to the Rocky Point/Tongue Point line, daily limit of four coho salmon. Release all chinook salmon and wild coho.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. October 1, 2001:


WAC 232-28-61900R Exceptions to statewide rules -- Columbia River.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office