FISH AND WILDLIFE
Effective Date of Rule: March 1, 2006.
Purpose: Amend personal use rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900E; 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: Lower than normal numbers of wild steelhead are expected to return to the Hoh River system this year. The rule changes being taken will reduce impacts to acceptable levels on the wild run of steelhead. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: December 23, 2005.
for Jeff Koenings
(1) Hoh River - From the mouth upstream to DNR Oxbow Campground boat launch: wild steelhead release, selective gear rules March 1 through March 31, 2006.
(2) Hoh River - From the mouth upstream to the Olympic National Park boundary below the mouth of the South Fork Hoh River: closed to all fishing April 1, 2006.
(3) South Fork Hoh River - outside Olympic National Park: closed to all fishing April 1, 2006.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. April 16, 2006:
|WAC 232-28-61900E||Exceptions to statewide rules -- Hoh River and South Fork Hoh.|