WSR 00-08-001

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 00-36 -- Filed March 22, 2000, 3:11 a.m. , effective March 23, 2000, 12:01 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: March 22, 2000.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-12800D and 232-28-61900K; and amending WAC 220-56-128 and 232-28-619.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040.

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: Reintroduction of coho salmon into the Yakima Basin is being attempted using the Easton Ponds as smolt acclimation waters. A recreational fishing closure is needed to prevent disruption of the acclimation process. There is insufficient time to promulgate 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 2, Amended 0, Repealed 2.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0. Effective Date of Rule: March 23, 2000, 12:01 a.m.

March 22, 2000

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-56-12800D
Food fish fishing -- Closed area -- Easton Ponds (Kittitas Co.).

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-56-128, effective March 23 through June 9, 2000, it is unlawful to fish for food fish in Easton Ponds 1 and 2.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900K
Exceptions to statewide rules -- Easton Ponds (Kittitas Co.).

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective March 23 through June 9, 2000, it is unlawful to fish for game fish in Easton Ponds 1 and 2.

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REPEALER


The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed effective 11:59 p.m. June 9, 2000:


WAC 220-56-12800D Food fish fishing -- Closed area -- Easton Ponds (Kittitas Co.).
WAC 232-28-61900K Exceptions to statewide rules -- Easton Ponds (Kittitas Co.).

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