WSR 05-16-027

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 05-154 -- Filed July 26, 2005, 3:49 p.m. , effective August 1, 2005, 12:01 a.m. ]


Purpose: Amend personal use fishing 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: Summer steelhead brood stock returns to the Reiter Ponds facility have been extremely poor. To date only one hundred forty-eight fish have returned. This is only 42% of the brood stock needs for this facility. This closure is needed until the adult collection goal of three hundred fifty fish is met. Poor fish returns together with drought conditions on the Skykomish River this year are the primary factors affecting brood stock collection efforts. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: July 26, 2005.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900L   Exception to statewide rules -- Skykomish River (Reiter Pond).   Not withstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective 12:01 a.m. August 1 until further notice, it is unlawful to fish those waters of the Skykomish River in the area 1500' upstream to 1000' downstream of Reiter Ponds outlet.

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