WSR 08-09-073

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 08-72 -- Filed April 16, 2008, 1:26 p.m. , effective May 1, 2008, 12:01 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: May 1, 2008, 12:01 a.m.

Purpose: Amend fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900V; 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: This emergency regulation is necessary to assure a successful "Fishing Kids" event. Several thousand fish will be stocked into Columbia Park Pond two days prior to the event to better acclimate them before the event. On the day of the event, preregistered kids will be allowed to fish during the event. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 16, 2008.

Phil Anderson

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900V   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Columbia Park Pond (Benton Co.)   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective 12:01 a.m. May 1 through 4:00 p.m. May 3, 2008, it is unlawful to fish in those waters of Columbia Park Pond, except that juveniles participating in the Fishing Kids Event may fish from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on May 3, 2008.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 4:01 p.m. May 3, 2008:


WAC 232-28-61900V Exceptions to statewide rules -- Columbia Park Pond.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office