WSR 12-16-020

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 12-133 -- Filed July 24, 2012, 2:14 p.m. , effective July 24, 2012, 2:14 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend recreational fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900I; 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 return of Baker Lake sockeye is expected to far surpass escapement goals. Surplus sockeye salmon are available for harvest which will allow additional recreational fishing opportunity. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: July 24, 2012.

Joe Stohr

for Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900I   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Baker Lake.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective immediately through September 4, 2012, in waters of Baker Lake upstream of the log boom barrier in front of upper Baker Dam to the mouth of the Baker River, each angler aboard a vessel may continue to fish until the daily limit of sockeye has been retained for all licensed and juvenile anglers.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective September 5, 2012:


WAC 232-28-61900I Exceptions to statewide rules -- Baker Lake.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office