WSR 07-03-142

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed January 23, 2007, 1:01 p.m. , effective February 23, 2007 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: To recognize the validity of Oregon commercial licenses when fishing the Washington side of the border where the Columbia River forms a common border between the two states. This allows both Washington and Oregon commercial-license holders (charter and gillnet vessels) to fish the other state's portion of the Columbia River. The rule does not, however, allow Oregon charter vessels to pick up or discharge passengers from the Washington shore.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.65.010.

Other Authority: RCW 77.04.020, 77.04.130.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 06-23-045 on November 7, 2006.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: January 23, 2007.

J. P. Koenings

Director

OTS-9234.2


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-20-005   Oregon-Washington commercial license reciprocity.   The following Oregon licenses are equivalent to Washington licenses and are valid in the concurrent waters of the Columbia River:

(1) An Oregon Columbia River gill net salmon vessel permit issued under ORS 508.775 - ORS 508.796 is equivalent to a Washington salmon gill net fishery license issued under RCW 77.65.160 (1)(a) or (c) in the concurrent waters of the Columbia River. A person who holds an Oregon Columbia River gill net salmon vessel permit may land salmon in Washington that were taken in the Columbia River salmon gill net salmon fishery.

(2) An Oregon ocean charter vessel license issued under ORS 830.435 is equivalent to a Washington charter license issued under RCW 77.65.150 in the concurrent waters of the Columbia River downstream of the bridge at Longview, except that an Oregon vessel may not take on or discharge passengers for any purpose from any Washington port, the Washington shore, or a dock, landing, or other point in Washington.

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