WSR 06-19-031

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 06-238 -- Filed September 13, 2006, 9:41 a.m. , effective September 13, 2006 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900S; 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: These lakes are scheduled for rehabilitation utilizing rotenone. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: September 13, 2006.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900S   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Alkali Lake, Blue Lake, Long Lake, Mirror Lake, McDowell Lake, Park Lake, Pearrygin Lake, Vic Meyers (Rainbow) Lake.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619:

(1) Alkali Lake (Grant Co.) - Effective October 23 through December 31, 2006 - Closed to fishing.

(2) Blue Lake (Grant Co.) - Effective immediately through October 22, 2006, it is lawful to fish in those waters of Blue Lake. Size and daily limit for gamefish: none.

(3) Long Lake (Okanogan Co.) - Effective immediately through October 1, 2006, it is lawful to fish in those waters of Long Lake. Size and daily limit for gamefish: none.

(4) McDowell Lake (Stevens Co.) - Effective immediately through October 1, 2006, it is lawful to fish in those waters of McDowell Lake. Size and daily limit for gamefish: none. Catch and release and selective gear rules do not apply. Fishing from a floating device equipped with a motor prohibited. Effective October 2, 2006 until further notice - Closed to fishing.

(5) Mirror Lake (Grant Co.) - Effective immediately through October 29, 2006, it is lawful to fish in those waters of Mirror Lake. Size and daily limit for gamefish: none.

(6) Park Lake (Grant Co.) - Effective immediately through October 29, 2006, it is lawful to fish in those waters of Park Lake. Size and daily limit for gamefish: none.

(7) Pearrygin Lake (Okanogan Co.) Effective immediately through October 8, 2006, it is lawful to fish in those waters of Pearrygin Lake. Size and daily limit for gamefish: none.

(8) Vic Meyers (Rainbow) Lake (Grant Co.) - Effective immediately through October 29, 2006, it is lawful to fish in those waters of Vic Meyers Lake. Size and daily limit for gamefish: none.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. January 1, 2007:


WAC 232-28-61900S Exceptions to statewide rules -- Alkali Lake, Blue Lake, Long Lake, Mirror Lake, McDowell Lake, Park Lake, Pearrygin Lake, Vic Meyers (Rainbow) Lake.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office