WSR 11-10-056

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 11-76 -- Filed April 29, 2011, 2:27 p.m. , effective May 14, 2011 ]


Effective Date of Rule: May 14, 2011.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900D; 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 spring chinook fishery operates on a Wednesday through Sunday schedule. The standard opening day of May 16, falls on a Monday this year. As a result of discussions with the Hoh Tribe, the starting date was moved to Saturday, May 14, 2011, offering additional fishing opportunity. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: April 29, 2011.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900D   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Hoh River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective May 14 through May 15, 2011 a person may fish for salmon and gamefish in the following waters:

(1) Hoh River - from the mouth to the Olympic National Park boundary below the mouth of the South Fork Hoh.

(2) South Fork Hoh River - from its mouth to the Olympic National Park boundary.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Code is repealed effective May 16, 2011:


WAC 232-28-61900D Exceptions to statewide rules -- Hoh River.

Reviser's note: The typographical error in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office