WSR 05-08-074

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 05-60 -- Filed March 31, 2005, 4:17 p.m. , effective April 1, 2005 ]


Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900L; 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: An emergency rule was implemented to allow the taking of hatchery origin steelhead for the 2004-05 season through March 31, 2005. This rule is necessary to extend the fishing opportunity for hatchery origin steelhead in the Ringold Area Bank Fishery through April 15, 2005. This rule was adopted by the Fish and Wildlife Commission as a permanent rule and will be in place for the 2005-06 season. There is insufficient time to promulgate 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: March 31, 2005.

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900L   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Columbia river (Ringold Area Bank Fishery).   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, it is unlawful to violate the following provision:

Columbia River waters adjacent to the Ringold Springs Rearing Facility from WDFW markers 1/4 mile downstream of the Ringold wasteway outlet to WDFW markers 1/2 mile upstream of Spring Creek. - Effective April 1, 2005 through April 15, 2005, open to bank angling only on the hatchery side of the river, to fish for and possess up to two hatchery steelhead per day.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. April 16, 2005:


WAC 232-28-61900L Exceptions to statewide rules -- Columbia River (Ringold Area Bank Fishery)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office