WSR 01-18-059

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 01-190 -- Filed August 30, 2001, 4:37 p.m. , effective September 1, 2001 ]

Date of Adoption: August 30, 2001.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: 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: Preseason forecast of pink salmon indicated that there would be more than enough fish for harvest. Recent run size updates indicate that marine survival was higher than expected and the run will be larger than forecasted. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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

Sara G. LaBorde

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900T   Exceptions to statewide rules--Snohomish, Skykomish and Stillaguamish River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619:

(1) Effective September 1, 2001 until further notice, in those waters of the Snohomish River from its mouth (Highway 529 bridges) upstream to the confluence of the Snoqualimie and Skykomish Rivers, special daily limit of four salmon no more than two may be coho or chum salmon. All chinook salmon must be released.

(2) Effective September 1, 2001 until further notice, in those waters of the Skykomish River from its mouth to its forks, special daily limit of four salmon no more than two may be coho or chum salmon. All chinook salmon must be released.

(3) Effective September 1, 2001 until further notice, in those waters of the Stillaquamish River and all sloughs downstream of forks at Arlington, special daily limit of four salmon no more than two may be chum salmon, all chinook and coho salmon must be released.

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Reviser's note: The spelling 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.

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