FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 18-150—Filed July 3, 2018, 11:22 a.m., effective July 3, 2018, 11:22 a.m.]
Effective Date of Rule: Immediately upon filing.
Purpose: Amends recreation salmon fishing rules for the Nisqually River.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-312-04000R; and amending WAC 220-312-040.
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 personal use fishing plans agreed-to with resource comanagers at the North of Falcon proceedings. These emergency rules are necessary to comply with agreed-to management plans, and are interim until 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 3, 2018.
for Joe Stohr
WAC 220-312-04000RFreshwater exceptions to statewide rules—Puget Sound.
Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-312-040, it is unlawful to violate the following provisions, provided that unless otherwise amended, all permanent rules remain in effect; effective immediately through September 30, 2018:
Nisqually River (Thurston Co.):
(a) Salmon: Closed to fishing for or retaining on Sundays
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective October 1, 2018:
Freshwater exceptions to statewide rules—Puget Sound.