WSR 05-04-003

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 05-09 -- Filed January 19, 2005, 3:42 p.m. , effective January 20, 2005, 12:01 a.m. ]


Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

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

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.240.

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: Fishing would jeopardize the research and monitoring components of an ongoing wild winter steelhead recovery program in the Hamma Hamma 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: January 18, 2005.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900C   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Hamma Hamma River (Mason County)   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective 12:01 a.m. January 20, 2005 until further notice, it is unlawful to fish in those waters of the Hamma Hamma River.

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