WSR 11-20-060

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 11-261 -- Filed September 30, 2011, 12:07 p.m. , effective October 1, 2011 ]


Effective Date of Rule: October 1, 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: Rainbow trout (with clipped adipose fins) are stocked annually in Lake Scanewa as part of Lewis County PUD's federal license to operate Cowlitz Falls Dam. Many of these fish still remain available for harvest, and these regulations are proposed to provide an increased opportunity for the angling public to harvest these fish this fall. The increased daily catch limit is intended to increase participation in this fishery and allow increased harvest of the fish that have grown to a larger size. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 30, 2011.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900D   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Scanewa Lake.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective October 1, 2011, until further notice, special daily limit of ten Rainbow trout (with clipped adipose fin). Minimum size 8 inches in length. Release cutthroat. Release rainbow trout except those having a clipped adipose fin and a healed scar at the location of the clipped fin.

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