WSR 08-16-015

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 08-177 -- Filed July 25, 2008, 8:41 a.m. , effective July 25, 2008, 8:41 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900D and 232-28-61900L; 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: The 13,143 fish guideline is expected to be reached on Saturday, July 26. The previously adopted season extended through Sunday, July 27. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 2.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 25, 2008.

J. P. Koenings

Director


REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 232-28-61900D Exceptions to statewide rules -- Columbia River sturgeon. (08-81)

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. July 27, 2008:


WAC 232-28-61900L Exceptions to statewide rules -- Columbia River sturgeon. (08-163)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office