FISH AND WILDLIFE
Date of Adoption: July 2, 2002.
Purpose: Amend commercial fishing rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-32-05100T; and amending WAC 220-32-051.
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: Allows commercial sale of platform caught fish and tributary caught fish. The summer chinook run size has been updated to 145,000. The fishery catches are expected to remain within the allocation and guidelines of the 2001 management agreement and will be consistent with the biological opinion. Rule is consistent with action of the Columbia River compact on July 2, 2002. Conforms state rules with tribal rules. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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:
Pilot Rule Making:
or Other Alternative Rule Making:
Effective Date of Rule: July 3, 2002, 6:00 a.m.
July 2, 2002
J. P. Koenings
by Larry Peck
a) Open Periods: 6:00 a.m. July 3 to 6:00 p.m. July 7, 2002
6:00 a.m. July 19 to 6:00 p.m. July 31, 2002.
b) Open Areas: SMCRA 1F, 1G, 1H, Wind River and Klickitat River.
c) Gear: hoop nets, dip bag nets, and rod and reel with hook and line.
d) Allowable sale includes: salmon, shad, and carp. Only fish caught from platforms and hook and line may be sold. Fish caught in the tributaries may be sold during the open period.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 6:01 p.m. July 31, 2002:
|WAC 220-32-05100T||Columbia River salmon seasons above Bonneville Dam.|