FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 19-133—Filed June 20, 2019, 12:00 p.m., effective June 22, 2019]
Effective Date of Rule: June 22, 2019.
Purpose: Amend recreational fishing rules for Drano Lake and Wind River.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-312-03000T; and amending WAC 220-312-030.
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 emergency rule is needed to open salmon and steelhead seasons in Drano Lake and Wind River. The Washington department of fish and wildlife closed Drano Lake and Wind River to salmon and steelhead angling in mid-May to ensure hatchery broodstock goals were met. Based on updated expected returns to these hatcheries, it is likely that broodstock needs will be achieved at these facilities. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 20, 2019.
Craig C. Burley
for Kelly Susewind
WAC 220-312-03000VFreshwater exceptions to statewide rules—Southwest.
Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-312-030, effective June 22, 2019 until further notice:
(1) Cispus River (Lewis Co.): Salmon: closed.
(2) Cowlitz Falls Reservoir (Lake Scanewa) (Lewis Co.): Salmon: closed.
(3) Cowlitz River (Cowlitz Co.): Salmon: closed.
(4) Kalama River (Cowlitz Co.):
(a) From the mouth upstream to 1000 feet below the fishway at the upper salmon hatchery:
(i) Salmon and steelhead: The use of barbed hooks is permissible.
(ii) Salmon; effective immediately: Daily limit 6; no more than 1 adult may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook and hatchery coho.
(b) From 1000 feet above fishway at upper salmon hatchery to Summers Creek: Selective Gear Rules, except the use of barbed hooks is permissible.
(c) From Summers Creek to the intersection 6000 and 6420 Roads: fly fishing only, except the use of barbed hooks is permissible.
(d) From the intersection 6000 and 6420 Roads to 6600 Road Bridge immediately downstream of Jacks Creek: Selective Gear Rules, except the use of barbed hooks is permissible.
(5) Klickitat River (Klickitat Co.):
(a) From the mouth (Burlington Northern Railroad bridge) to boundary markers below Klickitat Salmon Hatchery, effective immediately until further notice: Salmon: closed.
(6) Lewis River (Clark/Cowlitz Co.): Salmon: closed.
(7) Wind River (Skamania Co.): From the mouth to 800 yards downstream of Carson National Fish Hatchery: Salmon and steelhead: June 22 through June 30, 2019: Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained of which no more than 1 may be a salmon.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective June 22, 2019:
Southwest—Freshwater exceptions to statewide rules. (19-114)