WSR 07-12-055

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 07-104 -- Filed June 1, 2007, 3:15 p.m. , effective June 4, 2007 ]


Effective Date of Rule: June 4, 2007.

Purpose: Amend personal use 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: The return of spring chinook to the Klickitat River is below preseason expectations at this time. The closure for adult retention is necessary to provide fish for escapement to the Klickitat Hatchery. Coordination with the Yakama Nation has occurred and the tribal fishery will be closed during the month of June as well. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 1, 2007.

Loreva M. Preuss

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900S   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Klickitat River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective June 4, 2007, through July 31, 2007, in those waters of the Klickitat River from the mouth to Fisher Hill Bridge, open 7 days per week. Daily limit of six hatchery jack chinook; minimum size, 12 inches. Release all adult chinook and wild chinook jacks.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed, effective August 1, 2007:


WAC 232-28-61900S Exceptions to statewide rules -- Klickitat River.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office