FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 19-175—Filed July 31, 2019, 8:37 a.m., effective July 31, 2019, 8:37 a.m.]
Effective Date of Rule: Immediately upon filing.
Purpose: Amend Nisqually River recreational fishing rules.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-312-04000W; 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 rule is needed to close angling in the lower portion of the Nisqually River on Sundays of each week; it complies with agreements made with comanagers during North of Falcon proceedings and is needed to avoid gear conflicts between tribal and recreational fishers. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: July 31, 2019.
WAC 220-312-04000WFreshwater exceptions to statewide rules—Puget Sound.
Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-312-040 and WAC 220-312-04000V, effective August 1 through November 15, 2019:
Nisqually River (Thurston County), from the mouth to the military tank crossing bridge (located one mile upstream of the mouth of Muck Creek): Closed to angling for all species on Sunday of each week.
The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective November 16, 2019:
Freshwater exceptions to statewide rules—Puget Sound.
Reviser's note: The typographical error in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040