WSR 08-12-104

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 08-129 -- Filed June 4, 2008, 9:58 a.m. , effective June 4, 2008, 9:58 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing 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: The department is in the process of adopting permanent rules that are necessary to implement the personal use fishing plans agreed-to with resource comanagers at the North of Falcon proceedings. This emergency rule is necessary to comply with agreed-to management plans, and is interim until permanent rules take effect.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: June 4, 2008.

Loreva M. Preuss

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900X   Exceptions to statewide rules -- White Salmon River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619:

(1) Effective immediately through June 30, 2008, a person may fish for salmon and steelhead in those waters of the White Salmon River from markers on the east and west shores, and when buoys are in place, southerly to the buoy and east-west between the buoys to the powerhouse. Daily limit two salmon or hatchery steelhead or one of each; release wild Chinook. Minimum size for salmon is 12 inches.

(2) Effective immediately through June 15, 2008, a person may fish for salmon and steelhead in those waters of the White Salmon River from the powerhouse to 400 feet downstream of Northwestern Dam. Daily limit of two salmon or hatchery steelhead or one of each; release wild Chinook. Minimum size for salmon is 12 inches.

(3) Effective July 1, 2008, until further notice, a person may fish for salmon in those waters of the White Salmon River from markers on the east and west shores, and when buoys are in place, southerly to the buoy and east-west between the buoys to the powerhouse. Daily limit six salmon of which no more than two may be adults; release wild Chinook jacks and wild coho. Minimum size is 12 inches.

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