WSR 10-07-017

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 10-53 -- Filed March 5, 2010, 4:00 p.m. , effective March 6, 2010 ]


Effective Date of Rule: March 6, 2010.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900C; 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: These daily catch limit rules are intended to extend the time that larger trout (including triploid trout) are available ensuring opportunity for more anglers. These rules are 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 5, 2010.

Joe Stohr

for Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900C   Exceptions to statewide rules -- American Lake (Pierce Co.) and Black Lake (Thurston Co.)   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective March 6 through April 30, 2010, in those waters of American and Black Lakes, a person may only keep two trout over 14 inches in length in their five fish daily limit. No size restriction on kokanee.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective May 1, 2010:


WAC 232-28-61900C Exceptions to statewide rules -- American Lake (Pierce Co.) and Black Lake (Thurston Co.)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office