WSR 10-14-024

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 10-161 -- Filed June 25, 2010, 4:23 p.m. , effective July 1, 2010 ]


Effective Date of Rule: July 1, 2010.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900Q; and amending WAC 232-28-619.

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: Sockeye salmon returns above Priest Rapids Dam are predicted to be well in excess of needs for wild fish escapement to the spawning grounds. The population is not listed under the Endangered Species Act. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: June 25, 2010.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900Q   Exceptions to statewide rules--Columbia, Okanogan and Similkameen rivers.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, it is unlawful to violate the following provisions, provided that unless otherwise amended, all permanent rules remain in effect in the following waters:

(1) Special daily limit of 6 salmon; Up to 3 adult Chinook, of which only one wild adult Chinook may be retained. Sockeye minimum size 12 inches in length. All coho and steelhead must be released. Release all sockeye and Chinook with floy (anchor) tag attached.

(a) July 1 through August 31, 2010, Columbia River from Priest Rapids Dam to Wanapum Dam.

(b) July 1 through October 15, 2010, Columbia River from Wanapum Dam to Wells Dam.

(c) July 16 - Aug 31, 2010, Columbia River from Wells Dam to Hwy 173 Bridge in Brewster.

(d) July 1 through October 15, 2010, Columbia River from Hwy 173 Bridge in Brewster to Hwy 17 Bridge in Bridgeport.

(e) July 1 through October 15, 2010, Okanogan River from the mouth to Hwy 97 Bridge immediately upstream of mouth.

(f) July 1 through September 15, 2010, Okanogan River from Hwy 97 Bridge immediately upstream of mouth to Hwy 97 Bridge crossing at Oroville.

(g) July 1 through September 15, 2010, Similkameen River from the mouth to Enloe Dam.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective October 16, 2010:


WAC 232-28-61900Q WAC 232-28-61900Q Exceptions to statewide rules--Columbia, Okanogan and Similkameen rivers.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office