WSR 10-13-015

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 10-136 -- Filed June 4, 2010, 9:31 a.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 232-28-61900A; 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 Nisqually River above Alder Lake and all tributary streams of Alder Lake were not included in the newly developed stream strategy for Puget Sound tributaries. The intent is to provide trout fishing opportunity in this area consistent with the stream strategy. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: June 4, 2010.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900A   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Nisqually River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective June 5 through September 30, 2010, a person may fish for game fish in waters of the Nisqually River and (all tributaries) above Alder Lake and in all tributaries to Alder Lake. Daily limit of two trout over 14 inches in length; statewide minimum size and daily limits apply for all other game fish. Selective gear rules in effect.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective October 1, 2010:


WAC 232-28-61900A Exceptions to statewide rules -- Nisqually River.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office