WSR 12-13-093

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 12-118 -- Filed June 19, 2012, 3:47 p.m. , effective June 21, 2012 ]


Effective Date of Rule: June 21, 2012.

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: To provide angling opportunity for anglers fourteen years of age and younger during the "Hooked on Kids Fishing Derby." This section of the Columbia River is currently open to fishing for all licensed adult and juvenile anglers. This temporary regulation will protect the trout stocked previously for the kid's derby and only allow juvenile anglers to fish a small inlet of the Columbia River during the derby. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: June 19, 2012.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900P   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Bridgeport Marina Park Lagoon.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective June 21 through June 23, 2012, it is unlawful to fish in waters of Bridgeport Marina Park Lagoon, which is that portion of the inlet inside and east of a barrier net excluding the inlet from the main portion of the Columbia River. Except open June 23, 2012, to juvenile anglers who are registered for the "Hooked on Kids Fishing Derby". Each juvenile angler registered for the derby will be limited to two Rainbow trout. For all other game fish, statewide minimum size and daily limits will apply.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective June 24, 2012:


WAC 232-28-61900P Exceptions to statewide rules -- Bridgeport Marina Park Lagoon.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office