WSR 03-07-023

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 03-47 -- Filed March 10, 2003, 4:37 p.m. , effective April 1, 2003, 12:01 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: March 10, 2003.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

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

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: Agreement has been reached with Dry Falls State Park (Washington State Parks Department) to allow angler access to Dry Falls Lake about four weeks earlier than normal. This allows added recreational fishing opportunity for Washington anglers. This rule is interim until permanent rules take effect.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: April 1, 2003, 12:01 a.m.

March 10, 2003

Evan Jacoby

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900N   Exceptions to statewide rules--Dry Falls Lake (Grant Co.)   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective 12:01 a.m. April 1 through April 26, 2003, it is lawful to fish for gamefish in those waters of Dry Falls Lake. Selective gear rules are in effect.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. April 27, 2003:


WAC 232-28-61900N Exceptions to statewide rules--Dry Falls Lake (Grant Co.)

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