WSR 09-17-067

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 09-171 -- Filed August 13, 2009, 1:41 p.m. , effective August 15, 2009 ]


Effective Date of Rule: August 15, 2009.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-56-123.

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: This rule allows anglers with a two-pole endorsement to use up to three hooks on each line. The two-pole endorsement was recently established by the legislature. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: August 13, 2009.

Lori Preuss

for Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-12300B   Statewide freshwater hook rules.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-123, effective August 15, 2009, until further notice, it is unlawful to use more than three hooks to fish in freshwater, except that anglers with a valid two-pole endorsement may use up to three hooks on each line.

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