WSR 02-11-040

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 02-100 -- Filed May 8, 2002, 10:51 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: May 6, 2002.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900Q; 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: Large numbers of adult hatchery origin spring Chinook are returning to these systems. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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

May 6, 2002

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900L   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Little White Salmon River, (Drano Lake), Wind River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619:

(1) Cowlitz River - Effective immediately until further notice, those waters of the Cowlitz River from Mill Creek to Barrier Dam fishing from south side of river is prohibited.

(2) Little White Salmon River (Drano Lake) Effective immediately through June 30, 2002, it is lawful to fish for and possess salmonids in those waters of the Little White Salmon River (Drano Lake) downstream of markers on point of land downstream and across from Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery and upstream of the Highway 14 Bridge. Night closures and nonbuoyant lures restriction are in effect. Closed to all fishing on Wednesdays effective immediately through May 29, 2002. Effective immediately through May 8, special daily limit of two chinook salmon greater than 12 inches in length or two hatchery steelhead greater than 20 inches in length or combination of one such salmon and one such steelhead. Effective May 9 through June 30, 2002, special four fish daily limit of chinook salmon and hatchery steelhead of which no more than two may be hatchery steelhead. Chinook minimum size is 12 inches. Hatchery steelhead minimum size is 20 inches.

(3) Klickitat River - Effective immediately through May 29, 2002, it is lawful to fish for salmonids in those waters of the Klickitat River from mouth to Fisher Hill Bridge - special daily limit of one chinook salmon greater than 12 inches in length or one hatchery steelhead greater than 20 inches in length. Open only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Night closures and nonbuoyant lures restrictions in effect.

(4) Wind River - Effective immediately through June 30, 2002 it is lawful to fish for and possess salmonids in those waters of the Wind River from markers (bouy line) at the mouth upstream to 400 feet downstream from Shipherd Falls, from 100 feet above Shipherd Falls to 400 feet below the Coffer Dam and from 100 feet above the Coffer Dam to 800 yards downstream from the fishway at Carson National Fish Hatchery. Night closures and nonbuoyant lures restriction are in effect. Effective immediately through May 8, special daily limit of two chinook salmon greater than 12 inches in length or two hatchery steelhead greater than 20 inches in length or combination of one such salmon and one such steelhead. Effective May 9 through June 30, 2002 special four fish daily limit of chinook salmon and hatchery steelhead of which no more than two may be hatchery steelhead. Chinook minimum size is 12 inches. Hatchery steelhead minimum size is 20 inches.

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REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 232-28-61900Q Exceptions to statewide rules -- Cowlitz River, Little White Salmon River, (Drano Lake), Klickitat River, Wind River. (02-28)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office