FISH AND WILDLIFE
Purpose: Personal use fishing rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900E.
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: Creel census indicates that catch rates and fishing effort are rapidly declining as sockeye mature and migrate into the Little Wenatchee, White and Napeequa River to spawn in September. The quality of sockeye is also declining as fish approach spawning time. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 24, 2004.
J. P. Koenings
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective August 31, 2004, one hour after official sunset:
|WAC 232-28-61900E||Exceptions to statewide rules -- Lake Wenatchee. (04-179)|