WSR 09-08-029

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 09-39 -- Filed March 24, 2009, 9:34 a.m. , effective April 1, 2009 ]


Effective Date of Rule: April 1, 2009.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900G; 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: This year 2,000 spring chinook are expected to return to the Klickitat River, twice the size of last year's actual return. After consulting with the Yakama Indian Nation, an extra weekend day of sport fishing was added. This will allow anglers more time to target surplus hatchery spring chinook returning to Klickitat Salmon Hatchery. There is insufficient time to adopt 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: March 24, 2009.

Loreva M. Preuss

for Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900G   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Klickitat River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective April 1 through May 31, 2009, a person may fish in waters of the Klickitat River from the mouth to the Fisher Hill Bridge, Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays only. Daily limit is one hatchery Chinook or hatchery steelhead. Release all wild Chinook and wild steelhead. Minimum size is 12 inches for salmon and 20 inches for steelhead.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective June 1, 2009:


WAC 232-28-61900G Exceptions to statewide rules -- Klickitat River.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office