WSR 12-11-070

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 12-83 -- Filed May 15, 2012, 5:02 p.m. , effective May 18, 2012, 12:01 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: May 18, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

Purpose: Amend recreational fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900P; 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: This rule change is necessary to ensure a safe and successful event. The reason for closing the lake is to ensure safety for the public as well as the event participants. There is expected to be more than six hundred youth participating in the fishing event and safety day program. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: May 15, 2012.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900P   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Kress Lake (Cowlitz Co.)   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective 12:01 a.m. May 18 through 6:00 p.m. May 19, 2012, it is unlawful to fish in those waters of Kress Lake, except open to fishing 10:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. May 19, 2012, to juvenile anglers participating in the fishing event and Safety Day program.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 6:01 p.m. May 19, 2012:


WAC 232-28-61900P Exceptions to statewide rules -- Kress Lake (Cowlitz Co.)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office