WSR 11-07-058

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 11-37 -- Filed March 18, 2011, 4:08 p.m. , effective April 1, 2011, 12:01 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: April 1, 2011, 12:01 a.m.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900H.

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 steelhead sport fishery opened by emergency regulation on December 8, 2010, will close effective April 1, 2011, consistent with all steelhead sport fisheries in the Columbia and Snake rivers. This action is necessary to protect spawning steelhead and to reduce impacts to returning adult ESA-listed spring chinook salmon. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 18, 2011.

Lori Preuss

for Philip Anderson

Director


REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective April 1, 2011:


WAC 232-28-61900H Exceptions to statewide rules -- Columbia River (10-308)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office