WSR 97-22-053

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

(Wildlife)

[Order 97-221--Filed October 31, 1997, 4:20 p.m.]

Date of Adoption: October 31, 1997.

Purpose: 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: Approximately thirty surplus Skamania stock summer steelhead not needed for broodstock purposes are available at the Ringold Hatchery. To meet wild steelhead conservation needs and provide recreational opportunity the department is requesting to plant these fish into Railroad Pond. The transfer of these fish into this pond meets agency policies and guidelines. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.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

October 31, 1997

Dirk Brazil

for Bern Shanks

Director

NEW SECTION

WAC 232-28-61900X 1997-1998 Washington game fish seasons and catch limits. Exception to statewide rules-Railroad Pond (Franklin County)

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective immediately until further notice:

Railroad Pond (Franklin County) Trout: No more than two over twenty inches in length.

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