WSR 11-19-021

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 11-230 -- Filed September 8, 2011, 1:30 p.m. , effective September 8, 2011, 1:30 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend recreational fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: 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: These lakes are scheduled for rehabilitation using rotenone. Licensed anglers may harvest remaining game fish prior to rehabilitation. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: September 8, 2011.

Sara G. LaBorde

for Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900Q   Freshwater exceptions to statewide rules.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619:

(1) Alta Lake (Okanogan Co.)

Effective immediately through September 30, 2011, size and daily limit for game fish: none.

Effective October 1, 2011, until further notice, closed to fishing.

(2) Fish Lake and Schallow Pond (Okanogan Co.)

Effective immediately through October 21, 2011, size and daily limit for game fish: none.

Effective October 22 2011, until further notice, closed to fishing.

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