FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 20-243—Filed November 4, 2020, 11:34 a.m., effective November 5, 2020]
Effective Date of Rule: November 5, 2020.
Purpose: The purpose of this rule is to increase the daily adult salmon limit for Drano Lake.
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 rule is needed to increase the adult salmon daily limit for Drano Lake, for the following reasons:
Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery has achieved the 2020 fall Chinook broodstock collection goal, allowing the adult daily limit to be increased for additional harvest opportunity.
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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: November 4, 2020.
WAC 220-312-03000TFreshwater exceptions to statewide rules—Southwest.
The provisions of WAC 220-312-030 regarding salmon and hatchery steelhead seasons for Drano Lake, shall be modified during the dates and as described below. All other provisions of WAC 220-312-030 not addressed herein remain in effect unless otherwise amended by emergency rule:
Drano Lake (Skamania County): Salmon and hatchery steelhead: Effective November 5 through December 31, 2020:
Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained, of which no more than 1 may be a hatchery steelhead.
The following section of Washington Administrative Code is repealed, effective January 1, 2021:
Freshwater exceptions to statewide rules—Southwest.