WSR 07-13-014

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 07-112 -- Filed June 8, 2007, 3:30 p.m. , effective June 9, 2007 ]


Effective Date of Rule: June 9, 2007.

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 summer steelhead run on the Cowlitz River is strong and the hatchery escapement goal will be met. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: June 8, 2007.

J. P. Keonings [Koenings]

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900Y   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Cowlitz River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective June 9, 2007, until further notice, in those waters of the Cowlitz River from the Highway 4 Bridge at Kelso, upstream to 100 feet or posted markers below the Barrier Dam, special daily limit of six hatchery steelhead may be retained.

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