WSR 99-09-015

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 99-27-- Filed April 13, 1999, 2:58 p.m. , effective April 24, 1999, 12:01 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: April 13, 1999.

Purpose: Personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900F; 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: This regulation is necessary to open Vance Creek Pond #1 to include seniors and persons of disability from April 24 through April 30, 1999. Grays Harbor County requested that the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife allow seniors and persons of disability to also fish Vance Creek Pond #1 in May of 1998. An emergency regulation was filed on May 12, 1998, and a permanent regulation has been filed and will take effect on May 1, 1999. This regulation will cover the time period from the opening day of trout season on April 24, 1999, until the permanent regulations goes into effect on May 1, 1999.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: April 24, 1999, 12:01 a.m.

April 13, 1999

Larry W. Peck

for Jeff P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900F
Exceptions to statewide rules.

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective 12:01 a.m. April 24, 1999 until May 1, 1999 Vance Creek Pond #1 (Grays Harbor County) is open for the taking of game fish for juveniles (under 15 years old), seniors (70 and over) and persons of disability (disability permit required by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife) only.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. May 1, 1999:


WAC 232-28-61900FExceptions to statewide rules.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office