WSR 07-23-033

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 07-281 -- Filed November 11, 2007, 10:17 p.m. , effective November 10, 2007, 12:01 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: November 10, 2007, 12:01 a.m.

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: Hatchery escapement is expected to be met and surplus hatchery-origin coho are available for harvest. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: November 9, 2007.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900N   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Cowlitz River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective 12:01 a.m. November 10, 2007, until further notice, in waters of the Cowlitz River above Cowlitz Falls Dam, special daily limit of six adult coho salmon; release wild coho.

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