WSR 07-07-111

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 07-42 -- Filed March 20, 2007, 10:18 a.m. , effective April 21, 2007 ]


Effective Date of Rule: April 21, 2007.

Purpose: Amend personal use 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: This emergency rule is necessary to open waters of Long Lake during Fishing Kids Event. This event is usually conducted at Long's Pond. However, construction near the pond requires using a substitute site. Long Lake is an "Opening Day" lake, and does not open to the general public until April 28, 2007. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: March 16, 2007.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900S   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Long Lake (Thurston Co.)   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, it is unlawful to fish in those waters of Long Lake, except open to fishing 8:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. April 21, 2007, to juvenile anglers participating in the Fishing Kids Event.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 7:01 p.m. April 21, 2007:


WAC 232-28-61900S Exceptions to statewide rules -- Long Lake (Thurston Co.)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office