WSR 07-19-016

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 07-214 -- Filed September 7, 2007, 4:07 p.m. , effective September 7, 2007, 4:07 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900A; 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: The dry weather has caused the flows in the Kalama to remain low. The flows are similar to late summer. Snagging of chinook, coho 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: September 7, 2007.

J. P. Koenings

Director


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

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REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 232-28-61900A Exceptions to statewide rules -- Kalama River (Cowlitz Co.) (07-114)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office