WSR 12-03-057

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 12-05 -- Filed January 11, 2012, 3:55 p.m. , effective January 12, 2012 ]


Effective Date of Rule: January 12, 2012.

Purpose: Amend recreational fishing rules.

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

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: The Kendall Creek Hatchery and Whatcom Creek Hatchery winter steelhead programs are expected to meet broodstock needs from returning hatchery winter 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: January 11, 2012.

Joe Stohr

for Philip Anderson

Director


REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 232-28-61900M Exceptions to statewide rules -- North Fork Nooksack River and Whatcom Creek. (11-307)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office