WSR 02-19-005

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 02-221 -- Filed September 5, 2002, 8:10 a.m. , effective September 6, 2002, 12:01 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: September 4, 2002.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900K; 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: The recent closure of McAllister Creek Hatchery eliminates the department's ability to take chinook eggs at this facility. The intent of this rule is to maximize chinook harvest opportunity in the absence of the McAllister Creek Hatchery. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: September 6, 2002, 12:01 a.m.

September 4, 2002

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900K   Exceptions to statewide rules -- McAllister Creek (Thurston Co).   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective 12:01 a.m. September 6 through November 30, 2002, in those waters of McAllister Creek from the mouth to Olympia-Steilacoom Road Bridge, special daily limit of six salmon, no more than 4 adults. Minimum size 12 inches in length.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. December 1, 2002:


WAC 232-28-61900K Exceptions to statewide rules -- McAllister Creek (Thurston Co.)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office