WSR 11-01-154

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 10-321 -- Filed December 21, 2010, 4:10 p.m. , effective January 1, 2011 ]


Effective Date of Rule: January 1, 2011.

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: Washington's sport fishing rules in this area of the Columbia River are not similar to Oregon's. To avoid confusion for sport anglers, the implementation of the barbless rule will be delayed. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: December 21, 2010.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 231-28-61900K   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Columbia River   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective January 1, 2011, until further notice, it is permissible to fish with barbed hooks from the mouth of the Columbia River to McNary Dam.

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Reviser's note: The section above was filed by the agency as WAC 231-28-61900K. However, the other rules for the department of fish and wildlife are found in TITLE 232 WAC. The section above appears to be WAC 232-28-61900K, but pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040, it is published in the same form as filed by the agency.

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