WSR 10-12-027

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 10-128 -- Filed May 24, 2010, 2:25 p.m. , effective May 24, 2010, 2:25 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-55-160.

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: Free fishing weekend is intended to allow anglers who do not have a license to have a chance to fish. Anglers may also park in department access areas without a vehicle use permit. Requiring anglers to purchase the Columbia River and two-pole endorsements would defeat the purpose of free fishing weekend. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: May 24, 2010.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-55-16000A   Free fishing weekend.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-55-160, on Free Fishing Weekend, anglers may fish with two poles in all lakes where it is legal to do so, without purchasing a two-pole endorsement, and may also fish in all open areas of the Columbia River and tributaries without purchasing a Columbia River endorsement.

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