WSR 11-18-009

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 11-205 -- Filed August 25, 2011, 2:32 p.m. , effective August 27, 2011, 12:01 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: August 27, 2011, 12:01 a.m.

Purpose: Amend recreational fishing rules.

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

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: Steelhead numbers passing Wells Dam have increased in recent days. The triploid fishery will close in order to minimize impacts to natural origin steelhead. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: August 25, 2011.

Lori Preuss

for Philip Anderson

Director


REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. August 27, 2011:


WAC 232-28-61900J Exceptions to statewide rules -- Columbia River. (11-178)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office