WSR 10-12-001

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 10-116 -- Filed May 19, 2010, 1:26 p.m. , effective June 5, 2010 ]


Effective Date of Rule: June 5, 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: Fishing regulations for the Black River were inadvertently removed from the Washington Administrative Code. Sufficient recreational fishing opportunity exists for trout and other game fish in the Black River and tributaries. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: May 19, 2010.

Lori Preuss

for Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900C   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Black River (Thurston Co.)   (1) Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective June 5 through September 30, 2010, a person may fish for gamefish in waters of the Black River from the mouth of Black Lake and all tributaries west of I-5, including Waddell Creek, Mima Creek, Dempsey Creek, Beaver Creek, Salmon Creek and Blooms Ditch, under the following provisions:

(a) Trout - Daily limit 2, minimum size 14 inches in length. Selective gear rules in effect. Internal combustion motors prohibited.

(b) Other game fish - Statewide rules and selective gear rules in effect. Internal combustion motors prohibited.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective October 1, 2010:


WAC 232-28-61900C Exceptions to statewide rules -- Black River (Thurston Co.)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office