WSR 10-15-070

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 10-181 -- Filed July 16, 2010, 3:47 p.m. , effective July 22, 2010 ]


Effective Date of Rule: July 22, 2010.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: 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: The return of Baker Lake sockeye is larger than the preseason forecast. Both hatchery and natural escapement goals have been met and surplus sockeye salmon are available for harvest. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: July 16, 2010.

Lori Preuss

for Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900J   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Baker Lake (Whatcom Co.)   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective July 22, 2010, until further notice, in waters upstream of the log boom barrier in front of upper Baker Dam, upstream to the mouth of the Baker River, a person may fish for and possess sockeye salmon. Daily limit two adult sockeye salmon, minimum size 18 inches in length.

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