FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 19-310—Filed December 18, 2019, 2:40 p.m., effective December 19, 2019]
Effective Date of Rule: December 19, 2019.
Purpose: Amends recreational fishing rules for southwest rivers.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-312-03000H.
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 Washington department of fish and wildlife modified coho salmon rules in several southwest Washington tributaries in late November due to limited returns to hatchery facilities and projected broodstock collection shortfalls. Recent rainfall events increased river flows, resulting in additional fish entering tributary hatcheries. Broodstock collection goals are expected to be met, therefore continued modification of these fisheries is no longer needed. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: December 18, 2019.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective December 19, 2019:
Freshwater exceptions to statewide rules—Southwest. (19-295)