WSR 10-10-049




[ Order 10-99 -- Filed April 29, 2010, 8:40 a.m. , effective April 29, 2010, 8:40 a.m. ]

Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.04.020.

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 Columbia River recreational salmon and steelhead pilot program endorsement was authorized by SB 5421 during the 2009 legislature. This rule 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: April 29, 2010.

Philip Anderson


WAC 220-55-23000B   Columbia River endorsement.   Effective immediately, anglers fifteen years of age or older must be in possession of a valid Columbia River endorsement to fish for salmon or steelhead in the following waters:

Mainstem Columbia River from the Rocky Point/Tongue Point line to Chief Joseph Dam

Deep River (Wahkiakum County)

Grays River (Wahkiakum County) mouth to mouth of South Fork

Grays River, West Fork - mouth to hatchery intake footbridge.

Grays River, East Fork

Skamokawa Creek (Wahkiakum County) - mouth (Hwy 4 Bridge) to forks below Oatfield and Middle Valley Rd.

Elochoman River (Wahkiakum County) mouth to mouth of West Fork

Mill Creek (Cowlitz/Wahkiakum County)

Abernathy Creek (Cowlitz County) - mouth to Abernathy Falls

Germany Creek (Cowlitz County) - mouth to end of Germany Creek Rd.

Coal Creek (Cowlitz County) - mouth to 400 ft below falls.

Cowlitz River (Cowlitz County) - mouth to mouth of Ohanepecosh and Muddy forks.

Blue Creek - mouth to Spencer Rd.

Lacamas Creek (Lewis County)

Mill Creek (Lewis County) - mouth to hatchery road crossing culvert.

Olequa Creek

Tilton River - mouth to West Fork

Tilton River, East Fork

Tilton River, North Fork

Tilton River, South Fork

Tilton River, West Fork

Mayfield Lake

Lake Scanewa

Cispus River (Lewis County) - mouth to North Fork

Coweeman River (Cowlitz County)

Toutle River (Cowlitz County) - mouth to forks.

Toutle River, North Fork

Toutle River, South Fork

Green River (Cowlitz County) - mouth to Miner's Creek.

Kalama River (Cowlitz County) - mouth to Kalama Falls.

Gobar Creek

Lewis River (Clark/Cowlitz counties) - mouth to mouth of East Fork

Lewis River, North Fork - mouth to Merwin Dam

Lewis River, East Fork

Cedar Creek (Clark County)

Salmon Creek (Clark County) - mouth to 72nd Ave NE

Washougal River (Clark County)

Washougal River West, North Fork

Little Washougal

Camas Slough (Clark County) (waters outside the mouth of the Washougal River, north of Lady island, and downstream of the Hwy 14 Bridge at the upstream end of Lady Island).

Drano Lake (Skamania County) - (Little White Salmon River downstream of markers on point of land downstream and across from Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery and upstream of Hwy 14 Bridge).

Hamilton Creek (Skamania County)

Rock Creek (Skamania County)

Wind River (Skamania County)

White Salmon River (Klickitat/Skamania counties) - mouth to Northwestern (Condit) Dam.

Klickitat River (Klickitat County)

Walla Walla River (Walla Walla County) and tributaries.

Mill Creek (Walla Walla County)

Touchet River (Columbia/Walla Walla counties) mouth to confluence of North Fork and South Fork.

Touchet River, North Fork

Touchet River, South Fork

Touchet River, Wolf Fork

Grande Ronde River (Asotin County)

Snake River mainstem

Palouse River (Whitman County) - mouth to the base of Palouse Falls

Tucannon River (Columbia/Garfield counties)

Yakima River (Benton/Yakima/Kittitas counties) - mouth to 400' below Prosser Dam and Sunnyside (Parker) Dam - Roza Dam

Wenatchee River - mouth to Lake Wenatchee (including Lake Jolanda)

Chelan River (Chelan County) mouth (Railroad Bridge) to Chelan PUD safety barrier below the powerhouse.

Icicle River (Chelan County) - mouth to Leland Creek

Lake Wenatchee (Chelan County)

Entiat River (Chelan County) - mouth to Entiat Falls

Methow River (Okanogan County) - mouth to Foghorn Dam

Okanogan River (Okanogan County)

Lake Osoyoos (Okanogan County)

Similkameen River (Okanogan County) - mouth to Enloe Dam


Reviser's note: The typographical error in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 220-55-23000A Columbia River endorsement. (10-69)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office