FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 18-278—Filed October 11, 2018, 3:23 p.m., effective October 13, 2018]
Effective Date of Rule: October 13, 2018.
Purpose: Amend recreational fishing rules for the Samish River.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-312-04000U.
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: This emergency rule is needed [to] reopen recreational fishing opportunities for the lower Samish River that had been closed to protect returning Chinook in order to reach broodstock goals. Hatchery broodstock needs for Chinook have been met. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: October 11, 2018.
for Kelly Susewind
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective October 13, 2018:
Freshwater exceptions to statewide rules—Puget Sound. (18-236)