WSR 07-12-037

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 07-99 -- Filed May 30, 2007, 3:17 p.m. , effective May 30, 2007, 3:17 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900A and 232-28-61900Q; 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: High river flows have reduced anticipated catch rates. There is additional opportunity for spring Chinook fishing under the current Endangered Species Act (ESA) guideline. The extended season is expected to harvest hatchery Chinook while minimizing impacts to ESA listed species. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 2.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 30, 2007.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900Q   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Columbia River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective immediately through June 15, 2007, in those waters of the Columbia River adjacent to Ringold Springs Rearing Facility (in Franklin County), from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife markers 1/4 mile downstream of the Ringold irrigation wasteway outlet, to the markers 1/2 mile upstream of Ringold Springs Creek, the daily limit is two hatchery salmon, and the minimum size 12 inches in length. Fishing only from the hatchery side (east bank) and only from the bank. Night closure and non-buoyant lure restrictions in effect.

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REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 232-28-61900A Exceptions to statewide rules -- Columbia River. (07-57)


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. June 16, 2007:
WAC 232-28-61900Q Exceptions to statewide rules -- Columbia River.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office