WSR 11-15-078

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 11-159 -- Filed July 19, 2011, 3:48 p.m. , effective July 23, 2011 ]


Effective Date of Rule: July 23, 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: The return of Baker Lake sockeye is expected to meet hatchery and natural escapement goals; and surplus sockeye salmon are available for harvest. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: July 19, 2011.

Joe Stohr

for Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900X   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Baker Lake (Whatcom Co.)   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective July 23, 2011, until further notice, in waters upstream of the log boom barrier in front of upper Baker Dam, upstream to the mouth of the Baker River, a person may fish for and possess sockeye salmon. Daily limit three adult sockeye salmon; minimum size 18 inches in length.

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