WSR 07-13-048

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 07-114 -- Filed June 14, 2007, 2:17 p.m. , effective June 16, 2007 ]


Effective Date of Rule: June 16, 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 dry weather has caused the flows in the Kalama to be drastically reduced. The flows are similar to late summer. Snagging of wild Chinook and wild steelhead is occurring regularly. These regulation changes are needed to curtail illegal activities. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 13, 2007.

Loreva M. Preuss

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900A   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Kalama River (Cowlitz Co.)   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective June 16, 2007, until further notice, in those waters of the Kalama River from the mouth upstream to the lower salmon hatchery intake pipe, night closure and non-buoyant lure restrictions are in effect, and only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.

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