WSR 11-02-062

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 11-02 -- Filed January 4, 2011, 2:28 p.m. , effective January 4, 2011, 2:28 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

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 invasive species New Zealand mudsnail is present in the lake. Mudsnails are easily transported on shoes, boots, and fishing gear to which they may attach themselves, therefore, it is necessary to close the lake to fishing to prevent the spread of New Zealand mudsnails. The lake has already been closed to salmon angling. This rule is interim until permanent rules take effect.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: January 4, 2011.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900L   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Capitol Lake.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective immediately until further notice, it is unlawful to fish in waters of Capitol Lake.

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