WSR 11-22-020

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 11-286 -- Filed October 24, 2011, 11:58 a.m. , effective October 25, 2011, 7:10 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: October 25, 2011, 7:10 p.m.

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: Condit Dam on the White Salmon River will be breached on Wednesday, October 26, 2011. This will result in a large input of water and sediment into the lower river. It will also result in unstable and potentially unsafe river and bank conditions this winter. Conditions will be monitored and when they stabilize, seasons are expected to resume. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: October 24, 2011.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900G   Exceptions to statewide rules -- White Salmon River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective 7:10 p.m. October 25, 2011, until further notice, it is unlawful to fish in waters of the White Salmon River (including Northwestern Reservoir).

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