WSR 97-22-020

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

(Fisheries)

(Wildlife)

[Order 97-214--Filed October 29, 1997, 8:00 a.m.]

Date of Adoption: October 27, 1997.

Purpose: Personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-10300B, 232-12-01800A, and 232-28-61900V; and amending WAC 220-56-103, 232-12-018, and 232-28-619.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 75.08.080 and 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: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife released adult coho salmon and broodstock rainbow trout to encourage fishing in these areas this fall. Effort levels are still good and there is significant fish activity in DeCoursey Pond, indicating there are still fish to be harvested. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 3, amended 0, repealed 3.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.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

October 27, 1997

Bern Shanks

Director

NEW SECTION

WAC 220-56-10300B Definitions--Landlocked coho. Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-103, effective immediately coho salmon taken from the following waters are defined as landlocked:

(1) DeCoursey Pond (Pierce County)

(2) Wapato Lake (Pierce County)

(3) Waughop Lake (Pierce County)

(4) Tule Lake (Pierce County)

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NEW SECTION

WAC 232-12-01800A Definitions--Landlocked coho. Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-12-018, effective immediately until further notice, coho salmon taken from the following waters are defined as landlocked:

(1) DeCoursey Pond (Pierce County)

(2) Wapato Lake (Pierce County)

(3) Waughop Lake (Pierce County)

(4) Tule Lake (Pierce County)

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NEW SECTION

WAC 232-28-61900V Washington game fish seasons and catch limits - Regional regulation exceptions - Decoursey Pond. (Pierce County) Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective 12:01 a.m. November 1 through 11:59 p.m. November 30, 1997 it is lawful to fish for and possess gamefish and landlocked salmon in DeCoursey Pond.

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REPEALER

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

WAC 220-56-10300B Definitions--Landlocked coho.

WAC 220-12-01800A Definitions--Landlocked coho.

WAC 220-28-61900V Washington game fish seasons and catch limits - Regional regulation exceptions - DeCoursey Pond. (Pierce County)

Reviser's note: The typographical errors in the above repealer occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appear in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.

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