WSR 11-07-017

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 11-32 -- Filed March 9, 2011, 11:23 a.m. , effective March 9, 2011, 11:23 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend recreational fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900E; and amending WAC 232-28-619.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.04.020, 77.12.047, and 77.12.330.

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 Grays Harbor Poggie Club is sponsoring a kids' fishing derby at Failor Lake one week prior to the opening of the lowland lake season. In previous years, the derby has been held on opening day for the lowland lake season, but congestion and competition from adult anglers interferes with the kids' enjoyment of the derby and the smooth operations of the derby. An emergency rule is needed to open the lake for the derby one week early. There is insufficient time to adopt a permanent rule.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: March 9, 2011.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900E   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Failor Lake (Grays Harbor Co.)   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, Failor Lake is open to fishing on April 23, 2011, from 8:00 a.m. to noon, for anglers age fourteen years old and younger who are participating in the youth fishing event. Adults may assist children participating in the event, but no child may fish with more than one fishing rod. All other provisions of the permanent rule remain in effect.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed, effective 12:01 p.m. on April 23, 2011:


WAC 232-28-61900E Exceptions to statewide rules -- Failor Lake (Grays Harbor Co.)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office