WSR 11-15-079

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 11-161 -- 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: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900A; 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: Chinook brood stock collection at the Wallace River Hatchery is well behind the goal of 3,200 fish. As of July 18, 2011, only 597 chinook brood stock have been trapped at the hatchery. The closure of the selective chinook sport fishery on the Skykomish River is necessary in order to fulfill brood stock collection requirements. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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

Joe Stohr

for Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900A   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Skykomish River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective July 23 through July 31, 2011, it is unlawful to retain Chinook salmon in those waters of the Skykomish River from the mouth upstream to the Wallace River.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective August 1, 2011:


WAC 232-28-61900A Exceptions to statewide rules -- Skykomish River.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office