WSR 06-09-050

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 06-71 -- Filed April 14, 2006, 3:22 p.m. , effective April 29, 2006 ]


Effective Date of Rule: April 29, 2006.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900R; 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 embankment at the power canal collapsed on April 21, 2002, and the fishery had to be closed. The necessary repairs and reconstruction have just been completed and the canal can be reopened to fishing. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: April 17 [14], 2006.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900R   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Lewis River (Swift Power Canal).   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective April 29 through August 13, 2006, it is lawful to fish in those waters of the Swift Power Canal from the fishing pier upstream to access road at Swift Dam. Waters downstream of the fishing pier and upstream of the access road at Swift Dam remain closed. Statewide gamefish rules apply.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. August 14, 2006:


WAC 232-28-61900R Exceptions to statewide rules -- Lewis River (Swift Power Canal).

Washington State Code Reviser's Office