WSR 12-11-002

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 12-77 -- Filed May 2, 2012, 4:36 p.m. , effective May 2, 2012, 4:36 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend recreational fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-10500E; and amending WAC 220-56-105.

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 department is in the process of adopting permanent rules that are necessary to implement the personal use fishing plans that were agreed to with resource comanagers at the North of Falcon proceedings. These emergency rules are necessary to comply with agreed-upon management plans, and are interim until permanent rules take effect.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: May 2, 2012.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-10500F   River mouth definitions.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-105, when pertaining to angling for the White Salmon River, any reference to the mouth shall be construed to include those waters upstream and inside of a line projected between the outermost uplands at the mouth. The term "outermost uplands" shall be construed to mean those lands not covered by water during an ordinary high tide.

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REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 220-56-10500E River mouth definitions. (12-69)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office