WSR 97-20-013

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

(Wildlife)

[Order 97-196--Filed September 18, 1997, 4:59 p.m., effective September 21, 1997, 12:01 a.m.]

Date of Adoption: September 18, 1997.

Purpose: Personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900S; and 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: Recent snorkel surveys in the Tolt River system reveal the number of adult summer steelhead seen are only a small fraction of the fish normally counted in recent years. Because of the low numbers of fish seen, it is believed the run is in need of additional protection. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, amended 0, repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Effective Date of Rule: September 21, 1997, 12:01 a.m.

September 18, 1997

Dirk Brazil

for Bern Shanks

Director

NEW SECTION

WAC 232-28-61900S 1997 Washington game fish seasons and catch limits--Regional regulation exceptions - Tolt River. Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective 12:01 a.m. September 21, 1997, the following regulation applies:

Tolt River -- From its mouth to the USGS trolley cable near the confluence of the North and South Forks: Closed to the fishing for all game fish, 12:01 September 21, 1997 through 11:59 p.m. November 30, 1997.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 11:59 p.m. November 30, 1997:

WAC 232-28-61900S 1997 Washington game fish seasons and catch limits - Regional regulation exceptions - Tolt River.

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