WSR 09-18-041

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 09-177 -- Filed August 26, 2009, 11:54 a.m. , effective August 26, 2009, 11:54 a.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 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: These lakes are scheduled for rehabilitation utilizing rotenone. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 26, 2009.

Philip Anderson

Director


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

(1) Beda Lake (Grant Co.) Effective immediately through September 13, 2009, a person may fish in Beda Lake. Size and daily limit for game fish: none. Statewide gear rules are not in effect. Fishing from a floating device equipped with a motor allowed. Effective September 14, 2009, until further notice - closed to fishing.

(2) Brookies Lake (Grant Co.) Effective immediately through September 13, 2009, a person may fish in Brookies Lake. Size and daily limit for game fish: none. Statewide gear rules are not in effect. Fishing from a floating device equipped with a motor allowed. Effective September 14, 2009, until further notice - closed to fishing.

(3) Desert Wildlife Area Ponds (Grant Co.) Effective immediately through September 13, 2009, a person may fish in Desert Wildlife Area Ponds. Size and daily limit for game fish: none. Effective September 14, 2009, until further notice - closed to fishing.

(4) Dune Lake (Grant Co.) Effective immediately through September 13, 2009, a person may fish in Dune Lake. Size and daily limit for game fish: none. Effective September 14, 2009, until further notice - closed to fishing.

(5) Harris Lake (Grant Co.) Effective immediately through September 13, 2009, a person may fish in Harris Lake. Size and daily limit for game fish: none. Effective September 14, 2009, until further notice - closed to fishing.

(6) Sedge Lake (Grant Co.) Effective immediately through September 13, 2009, a person may fish in Sedge Lake. Size and daily limit for game fish: none. Effective September 14, 2009, until further notice - closed to fishing.

(7) Tern Lake (Grant Co.) Effective immediately through September 13, 2009, a person may fish in Tern Lake. Size and daily limit for game fish: none. Effective September 14, 2009, until further notice - closed to fishing.

(8) Fishtrap Lake (Lincoln and Spokane Co.) Effective immediately through October 11, 2009, a person may fish in Fishtrap Lake. Size and daily limit for game fish: none. Effective October 12, 2009, until further notice - closed to fishing.

(9) Buck Lake (Okanogan Co.) Effective immediately through October 25, 2009, a person may fish in Buck Lake. Size and daily limit for game fish: none. Effective October 26, 2009, until further notice - closed to fishing.

(10) Hog (Canyon) Lake (Spokane Co.) Effective immediately through October 11, 2009, a person may fish in Hog (Canyon) Lake. Size and daily limit for game fish: none. Effective October 12, 2009, until further notice - closed to fishing.

(11) Hog Canyon Creek (Spokane Co.) Effective immediately through October 11, 2009, a person may fish in Hog Canyon Creek. Size and daily limit for game fish: none. Effective October 12, 2009, until further notice - closed to fishing.

(12) West Medical Lake (Spokane Co.) Effective immediately through October 25, 2009, a person may fish in West Medical Lake. Size and daily limit for game fish: none. Effective October 26, 2009, until further notice - closed to fishing.

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