WSR 07-12-015

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 07-89 -- Filed May 25, 2007, 2:34 p.m. , effective May 25, 2007, 2:34 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: 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: The department of fish and wildlife is in the process of adopting permanent rules that are necessary to implement the personal use fishing plans agreed-to with resource comanagers at the North of Falcon proceedings. These emergency rules are necessary to comply with agreed-to management plans, and are interim until permanent rules take effect.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 24, 2007.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900I   Exceptions to statewide rules -- 2007 North of Falcon.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, it is unlawful to violate the following provisions:


Cowlitz River - from boundary markers at mouth to Mayfield Dam:

1. Salmon: Effective immediately through July 31, 2007, daily limit 6 hatchery chinook or hatchery coho, of which no more than 2 may be adults. Minimum size is 12 inches. Release chum, pink, sockeye, wild chinook, and wild coho.

2. Salmon: Effective August 1, 2007, until further notice, daily limit is 6 chinook or hatchery coho, of which no more than 2 may be adult chinook. Minimum size is 12 inches. Release chum, pink, sockeye, and wild coho.


Deep River - from mouth to town bridge:

1. Salmon: Effective immediately through July 31, 2007, daily limit is 6 fish, of which no more than 2 may be adults. Minimum size is 12 inches. Release wild chinook and wild coho.

2. Salmon: Effective August 1, 2007, until further notice, the daily limit is 6 fish. Up to 4 adults may be retained, of which no more than 2 may be adult chinook. Minimum size is 12 inches. Release chum and wild coho.


Kalama River - from mouth to 1,000 feet above the fishway at the upper salmon hatchery:

1. Salmon: Effective immediately through July 31, 2007, daily limit is 6 fish, of which no more than 2 may be adults. Minimum size is 12 inches. Release wild chinook and wild coho.

2. Salmon: Effective August 1, 2007, until further notice, the daily limit is 6 fish. Up to 4 adults may be retained, of which no more than 2 may be adult chinook. Minimum size is 12 inches. Release chum and wild coho.


Lewis River - from mouth to mouth of East Fork and North Fork Lewis River from mouth of East Fork to Merwin Dam:

1. Salmon: Effective immediately through July 31, 2007, daily limit is 6 fish, of which no more than 2 may be adults. Minimum size 12 inches. Release sockeye, wild chinook, and wild coho.

2. Salmon: Effective August 1, 2007, until further notice, the daily limit is 6 fish. Up to 4 adults may be retained, of which no more than 2 may be adult chinook. Minimum size 12 inches. Release Sockeye, chum, and wild coho.

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