WSR 07-15-004

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 07-135 -- Filed July 6, 2007, 11:16 a.m. , effective July 6, 2007, 11:16 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900C; 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: During routine biological sampling at Wells and Dryden dams, a small number of chinook will be sampled for management and research purposes. The biological sampling is necessary to better estimate the stock structure and the number of wild fish returning to the upper Columbia River Basin. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: July 5, 2007.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900C   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Columbia and Okanogan rivers.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective immediately through October 15, 2007, in those waters of the Columbia River from Priest Rapids Dam upriver to Chief Joseph Dam, and those waters of the Okanogan River from the mouth upstream to the first Hwy 97 Bridge, salmon with an external floy tag must be released.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective October 15, 2007:

WAC 232-28-61900C Exceptions to statewide rules -- Columbia River.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office