FISH AND WILDLIFE
Effective Date of Rule: June 1, 2010.
Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900G and 232-28-61900P; 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: Preseason salmon management discussions during the North of Falcon process proposed a June 1 recreational opening in the Skykomish River. The reopening does not adversely impact game fish in the Skykomish River. The reopening of the Stillaguamish River below Marine Drive to recreational angling will not adversely impact game fish or food fish in this portion of the river. This emergency rule will also alleviate confusion for recreational anglers, since the current emergency rule will not cross into the new permanent rule.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 2.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: May 17, 2010.
The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed effective June 1, 2010:
|WAC 232-28-61900G||Exceptions to statewide rules -- Snohomish, Snoqualmie, Skykomish, North Fork Skykomish, South Fork Skykomish, Pilchuck, Sultan, Tolt and Raging rivers. (10-61)|
|WAC 232-28-61900P||Exceptions to statewide rules -- Stillaguamish, North Fork Stillaguamish, South Fork Stillaguamish and Canyon Creek. (10-23)|