FISH AND WILDLIFE
Effective Date of Rule: November 19, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
Purpose: Amend recreational fishing rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900B; 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: These fish were grown as an opportunity to try and provide quality family trout fishing during the Thanksgiving weekend. These closures prevent fishing for trout prior to Thanksgiving weekend, so that anglers have equal access to these fish on the day of the opener. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: November 6, 2012.
for Philip Anderson
(1) Fort Borst Park Pond (Lewis Co.)
(2) South Lewis County Park Pond (Lewis Co.)
(3) Kress Lake (Cowlitz Co.)
(4) Battleground Lake (Clark Co.)
(5) Klineline Pond (Clark Co.)
(6) Rowland Lake (Klickitat Co.)
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 11:59 p.m. November 22, 2012:
|WAC 232-28-61900B||Exceptions to statewide rules.|