WSR 11-14-023

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 11-138 -- Filed June 24, 2011, 1:44 p.m. , effective June 29, 2011, 8:00 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: June 29, 2011, 8:00 a.m.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900M [232-28-61900N]; and amending WAC 232-28-619.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.04.020.

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 Reiter Ponds Hatchery has collected enough summer steelhead broodstock to meet production needs. Opening of the closed area will provide additional recreational fishing opportunity. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: June 24, 2011.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900N   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Skykomish River (Reiter Ponds) (Skykomish Co.)   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective 8:00 a.m. June 29, through July 31, 2011, a person may fish for and possess gamefish in those waters of the Skykomish Rearing Ponds (Reiter Ponds) area from 1500 feet upstream to 1000 feet downstream of the pond's outlet. Night closure and anti-snagging rule in effect. Also, fishing from a floating device is prohibited. Dolly Varden/bull trout minimum size is 20 inches in length, and these may be retained as part of the trout, daily limit. All other trout daily limit of two, minimum size 14 inches in length. All other game fish statewide size and daily limits apply.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective August 1, 2011:


WAC 232-28-61900N Exceptions to statewide rules -- Skykomish River (Reiter Ponds) (Skykomish Co.)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office