FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 20-20—Filed February 4, 2020, 4:05 p.m., effective February 4, 2020, 4:05 p.m.]
Effective Date of Rule: Immediately upon filing.
Purpose: Amend recreation[al] fishing rules for the Snohomish and Stillaguamish River systems.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealed WAC 220-312-04000I.
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 return the listed rivers to permanent rule. Protection of hatchery steelhead for broodstock purposes is no longer necessary. Per the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency agreement hatcheries in these systems cannot collect broodstock after January 31, therefor[e] hatchery brood stock collection has ended for the season. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: February 4, 2020.
The following section of Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective February 5, 2020:
Freshwater exceptions to statewide rules—Puget Sound. (19-309)
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