WSR 08-09-062

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 08-66 -- Filed April 15, 2008, 1:10 p.m. , effective April 26, 2008, 12:01 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: April 26, 2008, 12:01 a.m.

Purpose: Amend fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900Q; 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 opening of trout season on Swift Reservoir in Skamania County is being delayed for a month due to the abnormally slow melting of the heavy snow pack in the basin. Spring inflows have yet to occur, resulting in unusually low water levels on the uppermost Lewis River Reservoir. Current conditions make it really difficult to provide a quality fishing opportunity for the public. Access, whether from shore or a boat would be extremely limited and unsafe. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 15, 2008.

Loreva M. Preuss

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900Q   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Swift Reservoir.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective April 26 through May 23, 2008 it is unlawful to fish in those waters of Swift Reservoir.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective May 24, 2008:


WAC 232-28-61900Q Exceptions to statewide rules -- Swift Reservoir.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office