WSR 08-03-037

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 08-05 -- Filed January 9, 2008, 10:43 a.m. , effective January 9, 2008, 10:43 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-56-510.

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 rule was inadvertently left out of the permanent rule package and 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: January 9, 2008.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-51000B   Game fish possession limits and size limits.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-510, effective immediately until further notice, the daily limit for Tiger Muskellunge (Musky) is one fish with a 36-inch minimum size limit.

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