FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 98-132--Filed July 16, 1998, 3:20 p.m., effective July 18, 1998, 8:00 a.m.]
Date of Adoption: July 16, 1998.
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: This rule is necessary because the closure is no longer needed since hatchery needs have been met. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.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: July 18, 1998, 8:00 a.m.
July 16, 1998
J. D. Brittell
for Bern Shanks
WAC 232-28-61900R Regional exceptions to permanent game fish rules. Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective 8:00 a.m. July 18, 1998 until further notice, it is lawful to fish for and possess game fish in those waters of the Skykomish River (Snohomish County) one thousand five hundred feet upstream and one thousand feet downstream of the outlet at Skykomish Rearing Ponds.