WSR 08-03-074

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 08-08 -- Filed January 14, 2008, 3:46 p.m. , effective January 17, 2008 ]


Effective Date of Rule: January 17, 2008.

Purpose: Amend fishing 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 Marblemount Hatchery facility has approximately 50% of the egg take requirements that are needed to achieve the 229,000 hatchery steelhead smolt release target. The closure of the fishery is necessary in order to collect sufficient fish to meet egg take needs. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: January 14, 2008.

Loreva M. Preuss

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900X   Exceptions to statewide rules--Cascade River (Skagit Co.)   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective January 17, 2008 until further notice, those waters of the Cascade River from the mouth upstream to Rockport-Cascade Road are closed to fishing.

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