WSR 09-04-016

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 09-07 -- Filed January 23, 2009, 1:49 p.m. , effective February 1, 2009 ]


Effective Date of Rule: February 1, 2009.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900X.

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 North Fork Stillaguamish fishing closure was implemented to help increase the number of hatchery winter steelhead returning to the Whitehorse facility. Hatchery winter steelhead broodstock collection efforts at Whitehorse Hatchery will end on January 31, 2009, and the river will reopen to fishing the following day. There is insufficient time to adopt 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: January 23, 2009.

Phil Anderson

Director


REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective February 1, 2009:


WAC 232-28-61900X Exceptions to statewide rules -- North Fork Stillaguamish River. (08-314)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office