WSR 09-19-047

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 09-207 -- Filed September 10, 2009, 3:37 p.m. , effective September 13, 2009 ]


Effective Date of Rule: September 13, 2009.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900L; and 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: This emergency rule is needed to close the lower Puyallup River to ensure the safety of recreational and tribal anglers. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: September 10, 2009.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900L   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Puyallup River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, the waters of the Puyallup River from the mouth to the city of Puyallup outfall structure near the junction of Freeman Road and North Levee Road are closed to all fishing Sundays through 12:00 noon Tuesdays each week beginning September 13 through September 29, 2009.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 p.m. September 29, 2009:


WAC 232-28-61900L Exceptions to statewide rules -- Puyallup River.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office