WSR 04-16-068

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 04-194 -- Filed July 30, 2004, 1:38 p.m. , effective August 1, 2004 ]


Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 232-28-619.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047.

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: The emergency regulation is needed to protect hatchery steelhead that are part of a special wild broodstock research program from harvest in the upper Kalama basin, so that the reproductive success of those wild broodstock hatchery fish can be compared to that of their wild-reared counterparts when both spawn naturally in the upper Kalama River and its tributaries. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: July 30, 2004.

Evan Jacoby

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900J   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Gobar Creek (Cowlitz Co.)   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective 12:01 a.m. August 1, 2004 until further notice, release all trout in those waters of Gobar Creek.

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