WSR 06-12-013

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 06-121 -- Filed May 26, 2006, 2:04 p.m. , effective June 1, 2006 ]


Effective Date of Rule: June 1, 2006.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900L; 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: This regulation is needed to extend Wednesday closures on Drano Lake. Yakama Nation plans to continue ceremonial and subsistence fisheries on Wednesdays. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 26, 2006.

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900H   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Klickitat River, Drano Lake, White Salmon River and Wind River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619:

(1) Klickitat River (Klickitat Co.) Effective June 1 through July 31, 2006, open 7 days per week. Daily limit of six salmon no more than 2 adults except jacks only from 400 feet upstream from #5 fishway to boundary markers below Klickitat Salmon Hatchery. Trout daily limit is 2 fish. Release all wild Chinook and wild steelhead. Minimum size is 12 inches for both salmon and trout.

(2) Little White Salmon River (Drano Lake)(Skamania Co.) Effective immediately through June 30, 2006, it is lawful to fish for 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. Daily limit of two chinook salmon greater than 12 inches in length or two hatchery steelhead greater than 20 inches in length or a combination of one such salmon and one such steelhead. Night closure and non-buoyant lure restrictions in effect. Release all Wild Chinook and wild steelhead. Except closed Wednesdays June 7 and June 14, 2006.

(3) White Salmon River (Klickitat/Skamania Co.)

(a) Effective immediately through June 30, 2006, it is lawful to fish for salmonids in those waters of the White Salmon River from markers on the east and west shores and when buoys are in place southerly to the buoys and east-west between the buoys upstream to the powerhouse. Daily limit of two chinook salmon greater than 12 inches in length or two hatchery steelhead greater than 20 inches in length or a combination of one such salmon and one such steelhead. Release all wild Chinook and wild steelhead.

(b) Effective immediately through June 15, 2006, it is lawful to fish for salmonids from the powerhouse to 400 feet downstream from Northwestern (Condit) Dam. Daily limit of two chinook salmon greater than 12 inches in length or two hatchery steelhead greater than 20 inches in length or a combination of one such salmon and one such steelhead. Release all wild Chinook and wild steelhead.

(4) Wind River (Skamania Co.) Effective immediately through June 30, 2006, it is lawful to fish for salmonids in those waters of the Wind River from boundary line/markers to 400 feet below Shipherd Falls. Daily limit of two chinook salmon greater than 12 inches in length or two hatchery steelhead greater than 20 inches in length or a combination of one such salmon and one such steelhead. Release all wild Chinook and wild steelhead. Night closure and non-buoyant lure restrictions in effect. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. June 1, 2006:


WAC 232-28-61900L Exceptions to statewide rules -- Klickitat River, Drano Lake, and Wind River. (06-44)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office