WSR 10-24-050

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 10-301 -- Filed November 24, 2010, 11:38 a.m. , effective December 1, 2010 ]


Effective Date of Rule: December 1, 2010.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900G; 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: The Whitehorse Hatchery facility is significantly below its steelhead egg-take requirements that are needed to achieve the release target of 70,000 summer and 140,000 winter hatchery steelhead smolts. The closure of the fishery in this area is necessary in order to collect sufficient fish to meet broodstock needs. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900G   Exceptions to statewide rules -- North Fork Stillaguamish River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective December 1, 2010, through January 31, 2011, it is unlawful to fish in those waters of the North Fork Stillaguamish River downstream from the Swede Heaven Bridge and for approximately 4 river miles to the French Creek confluence.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed February 1, 2011:


WAC 232-28-61900G Exceptions to statewide rules -- North Fork Stillaguamish River.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office