WSR 08-18-053

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 08-221 -- Filed August 29, 2008, 3:34 p.m. , effective August 29, 2008, 3:34 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend personal use 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: These lakes are scheduled for rehabilitation utilizing rotenone. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: August 29, 2008.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900X   Washington game fish -- Freshwater exceptions to statewide rules.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619:

(1) Aztec Lake (Grant Co.) Effective immediately through September 14, 2008, a person may fish in Aztec Lake. Size and daily limit for game fish: none. Effective September 15, 2008, until further notice - closed to fishing.

(2) Beda Lake Grant Co.) Effective immediately through September 14, 2008, a person may fish in Beda Lake. Size and daily limit for game fish: none. Statewide gear rules are in effect. Fishing from a floating device equipped with a motor allowed. Effective September 15, 2008 until further notice - closed to fishing.

(3) Brookies Lake (Grant Co.) Effective immediately through September 14, 2008, a person may fish in Brookies Lake. Size and daily limit for game fish: none. Statewide gear rules are in effect. Fishing from a floating device equipped with a motor allowed. Effective September 15, 2008 until further notice - closed to fishing.

(4) Desert Lake (Grant Co.) Effective immediately through September 14, 2008, a person may fish in Desert Lake. Size and daily limit for game fish: none. Effective September 15, 2008, until further notice - closed to fishing.

(5) North Desert Lake (Grant Co.) Effective immediately through September 14, 2008, a person may fish in North Desert Lake. Size and daily limit for game fish: none. Effective September 15, 2008, until further notice - closed to fishing.

(6) Desert Wildlife Area Ponds (Grant Co.) Effective immediately through September 14, 2008, a person may fish in Desert Wildlife Area Ponds. Size and daily limit for game fish: none. Effective September 15, 2008, until further notice - closed to fishing.

(7) Dune Lake (Grant Co.) Effective immediately through September 14, 2008, a person may fish in Dune Lake. Size and daily limit for game fish: none. Effective September 15, 2008, until further notice - closed to fishing.

(8) Harris Lake (Grant Co.) Effective immediately through September 14, 2008, a person may fish in Harris Lake. Size and daily limit for game fish: none. Effective September 15, 2008, until further notice - closed to fishing.

(9) Lizard Lake (Grant Co.) Effective immediately through September 14, 2008, a person may fish in Lizard Lake. Size and daily limit for game fish: none. Effective September 15, 2008, until further notice - closed to fishing.

(10) Meadowlark Lake (Grant Co.) Effective immediately through September 14, 2008, a person may fish in Meadowlark Lake. Size and daily limit for game fish: none. Effective September 15, 2008, until further notice - closed to fishing.

(11) Sedge Lake (Grant Co.) Effective immediately through September 14, 2008, a person may fish in Sedge Lake. Size and daily limit for game fish: none. Effective September 15, 2008, until further notice - closed to fishing.

(12) Tern Lake (Grant Co.) Effective immediately through September 14, 2008, a person may fish in Tern Lake. Size and daily limit for game fish: none. Effective September 15, 2008, until further notice - closed to fishing.

(13) Big Buck Lake (Okanogan Co.) Effective immediately through October 12, 2008, a person may fish in Big Buck Lake. Size and daily limit for game fish: none. Effective October 13, 2008, until further notice - closed to fishing.

(14) Starzman Lakes (Okanogan Co.) Effective immediately through October 12, 2008, a person may fish in Starzman Lakes. Size and daily limit for game fish: none. Effective October 13, 2008, until further notice - closed to fishing.

(15) Ellen Lake (Ferry Co.) Effective immediately through October 5, 2008, a person may fish in Ellen Lake. Size and daily limit for game fish: none. Effective October 6, 2008, until further notice - closed to fishing.

(16) Cee Cee Ah Creek (Pend Oreille Co.) Effective immediately through September 7, 2008, a person may fish in Cee Cee Ah Creek. Size and daily limit for game fish: none. Effective September 8, 2008, until further notice - closed to fishing.

(17) Frater Lake (Pend Oreille Co.) Effective immediately through October 5, 2008, a person may fish in Frater Lake. Size and daily limit for game fish: none. Effective October 6, 2008, until further notice - closed to fishing.

(18) Hatch Lake (Stevens Co.) Effective immediately through October 5, 2008, a person may fish in Hatch Lake. Size and daily limit for game fish: none. Effective October 6, 2008, until further notice - closed to fishing.

(19) Little Hatch Lake (Stevens Co.) Effective immediately through October 5, 2008, a person may fish in Little Hatch Lake. Size and daily limit for game fish: none. Effective October 6, 2008, until further notice - closed to fishing.

(20) Williams Lake (Stevens Co.) Effective immediately through October 5, 2008, a person may fish in Williams Lake. Size and daily limit for game fish: none. Effective October 6, 2008, until further notice - closed to fishing.

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Reviser's note: The typographical error in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.

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