WSR 11-18-084

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 11-209 -- Filed September 6, 2011, 4:05 p.m. , effective September 17, 2011, 6:00 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: September 17, 2011, 6:00 a.m.

Purpose: Amend recreational fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900L; 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: A clean-up event is planned on this date in preparation for the removal of Condit Dam in October. Local volunteers, partnering agencies and tribe[s] are going to be removing debris and abandoned boats to prevent them from being buried in sediment or washed into the Columbia River when Condit Dam is breached. Divers will be used to collect debris from the bottom of the river, kayakers and bank walkers will also work throughout this section of the river. A closure is necessary to insure a safe work area. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: September 6, 2011.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900L   Exceptions to statewide rules -- White Salmon River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective 6:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m. September 17, 2011, it is unlawful to fish in waters of the White Salmon River from the Highway 14 Bridge upstream to the powerhouse.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 6:01 p.m. September 17, 2011:


WAC 232-28-61900L Exceptions to statewide rules -- White Salmon River.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office