WSR 11-19-078

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 11-247 -- Filed September 16, 2011, 2:55 p.m. , effective September 17, 2011 ]


Effective Date of Rule: September 17, 2011.

Purpose: Amend recreational 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: This regulation change opens to angling an additional section of the Washougal River downstream of the new weir which is holding a large number of hatchery fish. Significant additional harvest is expected to reduce the number of hatchery fall chinook being trapped and surplussed at the weir. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: September 16, 2011.

Joe Stohr

for Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900L   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Washougal River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective September 17, 2011, until further notice, closed waters: 200 feet below the Washougal adult fish weir.

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