WSR 07-08-085

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 07-50 -- Filed April 2, 2007, 1:55 p.m. , effective April 28, 2007 ]


Effective Date of Rule: April 28, 2007.

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: 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. This rule will allow anglers to fish on opening day of lowland lake season. This emergency rule is interim until permanent rules take effect.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: April 5 [2], 2007.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900W   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Lewis River (Swift Power Canal).   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective April 28, 2007, until further notice, 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, upstream of the access road at Swift Dam and the Old Lewis River streambed between Swift No. 1 Powerhouse and Swift No. 2 Powerhouse are closed. Trout: daily limit five, no minimum size limit. No fishing from floating devices.

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