WSR 02-16-001

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 02-166 -- Filed July 24, 2002, 1:25 p.m. , effective July 27, 2002, 8:00 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: July 24, 2002.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900B; 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: Recent returns of summer steelhead to the adult trap at Reiter Ponds are such that brood stock needs for the next year's programs will be met. By July 23, three hundred forty adults have been collected and it is anticipated that the full program needs will be met by July 26. The early opening of the closed area will provide additional recreational opportunities. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: July 27, 2002, 8:00 a.m.

July 24, 2002

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900B   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Skykomish Rearing Ponds (Reiter Ponds)   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective 8:00 a.m. July 27 through July 31, 2002 it is lawful to fish for and possess gamefish in those waters of the Skykomish River in the Skykomish Rearing Ponds (Reiter Ponds) area from 1500 feet upstream to 1000 feet downstream of the ponds outlet.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective August 1, 2002:


WAC 232-28-61900B Exceptions to statewide rules -- Reiter Pond.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office