WSR 07-15-068

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed July 17, 2007, 9:19 a.m. , effective August 17, 2007 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: At present, Oregon and Washington have established reciprocity for salmon charter vessel licenses on the Columbia River downstream of the Longview Bridge. This new WAC will allow Washington and Oregon to establish reciprocity for Oregon outfitters and guides and Washington professional salmon and game fish guides on the Columbia River upstream of the bridge at Longview and downstream of the Oregon boundary in Lake Wallula, except that an Oregon vessel may not take on or discharge passengers for any purpose from any Washington port, the Washington shore, or a dock, landing, or other point in Washington.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-20-005 (Amending Order [WSR] 07-03-142, filed 1/23/07, effective 2/23/07).

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 07-11-170 on May 23, 2007.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: July 16, 2007.

J. P. Koenings

Director

OTS-9775.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-03-142, filed 1/23/07, effective 2/23/07)

WAC 220-20-005   Oregon-Washington commercial license reciprocity.   The following Oregon licenses are equivalent to Washington licenses and are valid in the concurrent waters of the Columbia River:

(1) An Oregon Columbia River gill net salmon vessel permit issued under ORS 508.775 - ORS 508.796 is equivalent to a Washington salmon gill net fishery license issued under RCW 77.65.160 (1)(a) or (c) in the concurrent waters of the Columbia River. A person who holds an Oregon Columbia River gill net salmon vessel permit may land salmon in Washington that were taken in the Columbia River salmon gill net salmon fishery.

(2) An Oregon ocean charter vessel license issued under ORS 830.435 is equivalent to a Washington charter license issued under RCW 77.65.150 in the concurrent waters of the Columbia River downstream of the bridge at Longview, except that an Oregon vessel may not take on or discharge passengers for any purpose from any Washington port, the Washington shore, or a dock, landing, or other point in Washington.

(3) An Oregon outfitter and guide registration issued under ORS 704.020 is equivalent to a Washington professional salmon guide license issued under RCW 77.65.370 or to a Washington professional game fish guide license issued under RCW 77.65.480(3), in the concurrent waters of the Columbia River upstream of the bridge at Longview and downstream of the Oregon boundary in Lake Wallula, except that an Oregon vessel may not take on or discharge passengers for any purpose from any Washington port, the Washington shore, or a dock, landing, or other point in Washington.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.65.010, 77.04.020, 77.04.130. 07-03-142, 220-20-005, filed 1/23/07, effective 2/23/07.]

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