WSR 02-11-068

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 02-106 -- Filed May 10, 2002, 4:58 p.m. , effective May 16, 2002 ]

Date of Adoption: May 10, 2002.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900M; 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: An abundant return of spring chinook salmon is forecast for the Columbia River during the year 2002. This abundance of fish will ensure that brood stock escapement goals are met at the Carson and Little White Salmon hatcheries. In addition approximately 12,000 spring chinook salmon are predicted to return to the Icicle River ensuring that the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery will be able to collect the 1,000 fish needed for brood stock. The remaining salmon in the Icicle River will be available for harvest by both the Yakima Indian Nation and nontribal anglers. There is insufficient time to promulgate permanent regulations.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: May 16, 2002.

May 10, 2002

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900M   Exceptions -- Icicle River (Chelan County).   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-57-290, effective May 16, 2002 through July 31, 2002 it is lawful to fish for salmon in those waters of the Icicle River from 500 feet downstream of the Leavenworth Hatchery to the mouth. Daily limit two salmon greater than 12 inches in length. Night closure and non-buoyant lure restrictions in effect.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed one hour after official sunset on July 31, 2002:


WAC 232-28-61900M Exceptions -- Icicle River (Chelan County).

Washington State Code Reviser's Office