WSR 07-07-059

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 07-40 -- Filed March 14, 2007, 1:35 p.m. , effective March 17, 2007, 12:01 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: March 17, 2007, 12:01 a.m.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900N.

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: The cumulative wild steelhead impacts (incidental hooking mortality) allowed under WDFW's NOAA ESA permit, which allows this fishery, is anticipated to be reached by this date. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 13, 2007.

J. P. Koenings

Director


REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. March 17, 2007:


WAC 232-28-61900N Exceptions to statewide rules -- Columbia River. (07-23)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office