WSR 12-14-044

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 12-125 -- Filed June 27, 2012, 2:43 p.m. , effective July 1, 2012 ]


Effective Date of Rule: July 1, 2012.

Purpose: Amend recreational fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900S; 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: The department is in the process of adopting permanent rules that are necessary to implement the recreational fishing seasons, limits and other regulations. These emergency rules are interim until the 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: June 27, 2012.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900S   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Columbia River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619 and WAC 220-55-220, effective immediately until further notice, it is unlawful to violate the following provisions, provided that unless otherwise amended, all permanent rules remain in effect:

Anglers may fish with two poles, provided they have a two pole endorsement, July 1 through August 31, 2012, in waters of the Columbia River from the Highway 173 Bridge at Brewster to Chief Joseph Dam.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective September 1, 2012:


WAC 232-28-61900S Exceptions to statewide rules -- Columbia River.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office