WSR 07-13-096

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 07-121 -- Filed June 19, 2007, 3:34 p.m. , effective June 19, 2007, 3:34 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900S.

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 emergency closure for the retention of adult hatchery spring Chinook in this section of the river is no longer necessary. The return of spring Chinook is now tracking at or slightly above preseason expectations. Coordination with the Yakama Nation has occurred, and the tribal fishery will be open 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 18, 2007.

J. P. Koenings

Director


REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 232-28-61900S Exceptions to statewide rules -- Klickitat River. (07-104)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office