WSR 06-13-070

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 06-144 -- Filed June 19, 2006, 4:27 p.m. , effective July 21, 2006 ]


Effective Date of Rule: July 21, 2006.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900S; 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: Most of the spring chinook broodstock trapped to date at the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery were stolen on the night of June 9, 2006. Additional fish needed to be trapped to replace those stolen. The hatchery has accomplished this task; to date more than 1,000 fish have been captured. The remaining fish returning to the Icicle River are available for harvest. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: June 19, 2006.

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900S   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Icicle River (Chelan Co.)   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective June 21 through July 31, 2006 it is lawful to fish for salmon in those waters of the Icicle River from 500 feet downstream of the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery Rack downstream to a point 400 feet upstream of the mouth of the Icicle River. Daily limit two salmon minimum size is 12 inches. Night closure and non-buoyant lure restrictions in effect.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective August 1, 2006:


WAC 232-28-61900S Exceptions to statewide rules -- Icicle River (Chelan Co.)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office