WSR 08-13-004

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 08-134 -- Filed June 5, 2008, 2:00 p.m. , effective June 7, 2008 ]


Effective Date of Rule: June 7, 2008.

Purpose: Amend 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: After today's collection of sixty-nine female spring chinook from a week's worth of trapping, the hatchery still needs up to two hundred more fish to meet its collection goal. Lewis River spring chinook returns quickly taper off by mid June. It's uncertain at this time whether the hatchery goal will be met. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: June 5, 2008.

Loreva M. Preuss

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900A   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Lewis River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective June 7, 2008, until further notice, it is unlawful to retain Chinook salmon in those waters of the Lewis River from its mouth to the mouth of the East Fork, and waters of the North Fork Lewis River from its mouth to the overhead powerlines below Merwin Dam.

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