WSR 10-10-057

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 10-100 -- Filed April 29, 2010, 3:33 p.m. , effective May 1, 2010 ]


Effective Date of Rule: May 1, 2010.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-56-240.

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: Enactment of a fifteen fish daily limit for shiner perch will provide a basis for orderly recreational fisheries while providing increased conservation benefits for this species compared to earlier years. The department intends to develop proposals for a permanent rule change. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: April 29, 2010.

Lori Preuss

for Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-24000F   Daily limits forage fish and other food fish not otherwise provided for.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-240, effective May 1, 2010 until further notice, in those waters of Catch Record Areas 1 through 11 and Catch Record Area 13, the daily limit for shiner perch is 15.

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