WSR 06-11-057

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 06-101 -- Filed May 11, 2006, 4:51 p.m. , effective May 13, 2006, 12:01 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: May 13, 2006, 12:01 a.m.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900Z; 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: Reopens the spring chinook sport fishery above Bonneville Dam. The run size has been updated and impacts to ESA-listed spring chinook are available for this fishery. The season is consistent with Washington fish and wildlife commission guidance for 2006-2007. Rule is consistent with joint state discussions of Washington department of fish and wildlife and Oregon department of fish and wildlife on May 11, 2006, and the biological assessment for 2005-2007 fisheries under U.S. v Oregon. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: May 11, 2006.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900Z   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Columbia River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective May 13 through June 15, 2006, in those waters of the Columbia River from Tower Island power lines in Bonneville Pool upstream to McNary Dam, (except for those waters closed under permanent regulations). Salmon, steelhead and shad: Open until further notice. Daily limit 6 salmon of which no more than 2 may be adult salmon. Release all wild Chinook, sockeye and chum. Minimum size 12 inches. Daily limit 2 trout, release wild steelhead. Minimum size 12-inches.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. June 16, 2006:


WAC 232-28-61900Z Exceptions to statewide rules -- Columbia River.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office