WSR 04-17-070

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 04-212 -- Filed August 12, 2004, 4:23 p.m. , effective August 14, 2004 ]


Purpose: Personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900K; and 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: This regulation is needed to protect adult fall chinook and steelhead from snagging and assist in achieving adequate escapement for wild hatchery brook stock needs. The water level currently in the river is extremely low, which causes fish to stack up and become vulnerable to harassment in the lower Washougal River. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: August 12, 2004.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900K   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Washougal River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective August 14 through August 31, 2004, in those waters of the Washougal River from mouth of the Washougal River to Mt. Norway Bridge at Vernon Bridge, non-buoyant lure restriction, night closure and stationary gear restriction in effect. The line, weight, lure or bait must be moving (not stationary) while in the water. Only fish hooked in the mouth may be retained.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. September 1, 2004:


WAC 232-28-61900K Exceptions to statewide rules -- Washougal River.

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