WSR 97-18-002

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

(Wildlife)

[Order 97-158 --Filed August 20, 1997, 4:46 p.m., effective September 1, 1997, 12:01 a.m.]

Date of Adoption: August 18, 1997.

Purpose: To amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 232-28-619.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.040.

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: An emergency closure of Coffee Pot Lake is required to provide needed protection for resting waterfowl and to allow the Bureau of Land Management sufficient time to develop a management plan for the area to address public use and safety issues. There is insufficient time to promulgate 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Effective Date of Rule: September 1, 1997, 12:01 a.m.

August 18, 1997

Dirk Brazil

for Bern Shanks

Director

NEW SECTION

WAC 232-28-61900P Washington game fish--Exceptions to state-wide rules. Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-12-619 and WAC 232-28-619, effective 12:01 a.m. September 1, 1997, until further notice, Coffe Pot Lake (Lincoln County): Closed water.

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Reviser's note: The spelling 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.

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