WSR 07-08-045

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 07-46 -- Filed March 28, 2007, 2:43 p.m. , effective March 29, 2007, 12:01 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: March 29, 2007, 12:01 a.m.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: 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: The new Cowlitz Trout Hatchery outfall structure serves to release large numbers of hatchery smolts and will also be used to trap hatchery adult broodstock. To conserve these fish, an emergency rule is needed around this recently completed structure. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 28, 2007.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900U   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Cowlitz River (Lewis Co.)   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective March 29, 2007, until further notice, those waters of the Cowlitz River within a 100' radius of the new Cowlitz Trout Hatchery outfall structure are closed to fishing.

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