WSR 07-20-020

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 07-225 -- Filed September 21, 2007, 5:05 p.m. , effective October 1, 2007 ]


Effective Date of Rule: October 1, 2007.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900X; 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: The department of fish and wildlife is in the process of adopting permanent rules that are necessary to implement the personal use fishing plans agreed-to with resource comanagers at the North of Falcon proceedings. These emergency rules are necessary to comply with agreed-to management plans, and are 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: September 21, 2007.

Phil Anderson

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900X   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Humptulips River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective October 1 through October 15, 2007, a person may fish for salmon in the Humptulips River from Ocean Beach Road to Highway 101 Bridge. Daily limit 6 hatchery coho of which no more than 2 may be adult hatchery coho. Release adult Chinook, wild adult coho and chum. Bait prohibited.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective October 16, 2007:

WAC 232-28-61900X Exceptions to statewide rules -- Humptulips River.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office