WSR 11-19-031

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 11-237 -- Filed September 9, 2011, 2:30 p.m. , effective September 12, 2011 ]


Effective Date of Rule: September 12, 2011.

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: All hatchery fall chinook being released into the Tilton River are now adipose fin clipped, allowing selective fishing rules to go into effect. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 9, 2011.

Joe Stohr

for Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900B   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Tilton River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective September 12, 2011, until further notice, in waters of the Tilton River from the mouth to the West Fork, release wild Chinook salmon.

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