WSR 06-13-091

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 06-138 -- Filed June 20, 2006, 1:37 p.m. , effective July 1, 2006 ]


Effective Date of Rule: July 1, 2006.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900M; 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 area in the Okanogan River is generally open when the adjacent area of the Columbia River is open. This emergency rule is necessary to include this small area below the Highway 97 Bridge to reduce confusion by salmon fishers and improve enforcement by providing a discreet boundary at Highway 97 Bridge. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 20, 2006.

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900M   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Okanogan River (Okanogan Co.)   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective July 1 through October 15, 2006 it is lawful to fish in those waters of the Okanogan River from the mouth to the Highway 97 Bridge immediately upstream of mouth. Daily limit of six salmon, no more than two may be adults. Non-buoyant lure restriction and night closure are in effect.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective October 16, 2006:


WAC 232-28-61900M Exceptions to statewide rules -- Okanogan River.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office