WSR 10-06-101

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 10-47 -- Filed March 2, 2010, 12:51 p.m. , effective March 16, 2010 ]


Effective Date of Rule: March 16, 2010.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900Z; 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: Over the last several seasons, the department received numerous concerns about bank and boat interactions near the outlet of Drano Lake during spring chinook fisheries. Bank fishing is limited in the lake and the outlet is a popular and productive area for both bank and boat anglers. The antisnagging rule is being permanently eliminated. This rule is interim until permanent rules take effect.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: March 2, 2010.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900Z   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Drano Lake and Wind River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619:

(1) Drano Lake - Effective March 16 through June 30, 2010, the anti-snagging rule is rescinded for all species except sturgeon.

(a) Drano Lake - Effective April 16 through June 30, 2010, in waters around the outlet of Drano Lake west of a line projected from the eastern most pillar of the Highway 14 Bridge, to a posted marker on the north shore, a person may only fish from the bank.

(2) Wind River - Effective March 16 through June 30, 2010, in waters of the Wind River from the mouth upstream to the Burlington Northern Railroad Bridge the anti-snagging rule is rescinded for all species except sturgeon.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective July 1, 2010:


WAC 232-28-61900Z Exceptions to statewide rules -- Drano Lake and Wind River.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office