FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 19-90—Filed May 24, 2019, 1:33 p.m., effective June 1, 2019]
Effective Date of Rule: June 1, 2019.
Purpose: Amend recreational fishing rules for the Skykomish River (Reiter Ponds).
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-312-04000N; 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: This emergency rule is needed to open Reiter Ponds in the Skykomish River to fishing events for juvenile anglers only which will provide angling 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: May 24, 2019.
for Kelly Susewind
WAC 220-312-04000NFreshwater exceptions to statewide rules—Puget Sound.
Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-312-040, effective one hour before official sunrise to 12:00 noon on June 1, July 6 and August 3, 2019, it is permissible for juvenile anglers only to fish in those waters of the Skykomish River from the Reiter Ponds outlet to 500 feet downstream of the Reiter Ponds outlet.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 p.m. August 3, 2019:
Freshwater exceptions to statewide rules—Puget Sound.