WSR 02-06-100

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 02-39 -- Filed March 4, 2002, 4:46 p.m. , effective March 9, 2002 ]

Date of Adoption: March 4, 2002.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900U; and amending WAC 232-28-619.

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: These rules are interim until permanent rules take effect May 1, 2002. The change in Amber Lake will allow anglers additional opportunity for catch and release fishing prior to the current regulation opening date of the last Saturday in April. Pampa Pond and Fishhook Park Pond warm early and provide better fishing in spring and early summer.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: March 9, 2002.

March 4, 2002

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900U   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Amber Lake, Fishhook Park Pond, Pampa Pond.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619:

(1) Amber Lake (Spokane County) Effective March 9 through April 26, 2002, those waters of Amber Lake are open to catch and release of game fish. Selective gear rule, except electric motors allowed.

(2) Fishhook Park Pond (Walla Walla County) Effective March 9 through April 26, 2002, it is lawful to fish for game fish in those waters of Fishhook Pond. Statewide Rules for minimum size and daily limits apply. Fishing from any floating device prohibited.

(3) Pampa Pond (Whitman County) Effective March 9 through April 26, 2002, it is lawful to fish for game fish in those waters of Pampa Pond. Statewide Rules for minimum size and daily limits apply. Fishing from any floating device prohibited.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. April 27, 2002:


WAC 232-28-61900U Exceptions to statewide rules -- Amber Lake, Fishhook Park Pond, Pampa Pond.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office