FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 18-335—Filed December 20, 2018, 11:18 a.m., effective January 1, 2019]
Effective Date of Rule: January 1, 2019.
Purpose: Amend recreational fishing rules for Drano Lake.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-312-03000J.
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 rule is necessary to return Drano Lake to permanent rule. Drano Lake was closed to angling in mid-October due to poor returns of fall Chinook to Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery. Fall Chinook will no longer be present beginning January 1, 2019, when fisheries for steelhead and other fish will resume.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: December 20, 2018.
James B. Scott, Jr.
for Kelly Susewind
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective January 1, 2019:
Freshwater exceptions to statewide rules—Southwest. (18-331)