FISH AND WILDLIFE
Date of Adoption: June 29, 2001.
Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900G.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047.
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: Extensive efforts to facilitate the voluntary out-migration of spring chinook juveniles inadvertently trapped in Rainbow Lake earlier this spring, and a recent salvage operation at the lake to recover and release any remaining spring chinook juveniles in the lake, have cleared the lake of this ESA listed stock of fish. The department has received approval from the National Marine Fisheries Service to proceed with reopening this fishery.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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:
Pilot Rule Making:
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Effective Date of Rule: June 30, 2001, 12:01 a.m.
June 29, 2001
J. P. Koenings
by Larry Peck
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. June 30, 2001:
|WAC 232-28-61900G||Exceptions to statewide rules -- Rainbow Lake. (Columbia County) (01-84)|