WSR 02-03-066

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 02-11 -- Filed January 10, 2002, 4:55 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: January 10, 2002.

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: Spring chinook have been mass marked in the Cowlitz, Kalama, Lewis, and Willamette rivers and about half of the upriver spring chinook run is marked. Selective fishing will allow for harvest of surplus hatchery fish while minimizing impacts to wild/listed spring chinook. Complies with ESA requirements. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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

January 10, 2002

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900M   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Columbia River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective immediately until further notice, all chinook salmon with an adipose fin intact must be released in those waters of the Columbia River downstream from the I-5 Bridge.

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