WSR 09-13-021

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 09-106 -- Filed June 5, 2009, 1:17 p.m. , effective June 6, 2009 ]


Effective Date of Rule: June 6, 2009.

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 and 77.04.020.

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: Wild summer steelhead inhabiting the affected waters are part of the Puget Sound steelhead distinct population segment, which is listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. This emergency rule is needed to protect wild summer steelhead from incidental fishing mortality. There is insufficient time to adopt 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: June 5, 2009.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900W   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Gray Wolf River (Clallam Co.)   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective June 6, 2009 until further notice, in those waters of Gray Wolf River from the mouth at Dungeness Forks Campground upstream to the Olympic National Park boundary: All game fish - catch and release, selective gear rules in effect.

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