WSR 99-12-019

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 99-48-- Filed May 21, 1999, 4:25 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: May 21, 1999.

Purpose: Personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900L; 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 provide protection of out-migrating juvenile anadromous salmonids. In providing protection we are reducing hooking mortality. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: Immediately.

May 21, 1999

Larry W. Peck

for Jeff P. Koenings

Director


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

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective immediately until 11:59 p.m. May 31, 1999 it is unlawful to fish for or possess gamefish in Vancouver Lake in those waters of the entire flushing channel including those waters at the exit of the channel to include 400 feet of east and west shoreline of Vancouver Lake.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 11:59 p.m. May 31, 1999:


WAC 232-28-61900LExceptions to statewide gamefish rules.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office