WSR 02-22-038

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 02-275 -- Filed October 29, 2002, 11:16 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: October 29, 2002.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900Y; 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: To provide additional opportunity for juvenile anglers to fish for hatchery coho that are surplus to egg-take needs at the hatchery. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: Immediately.

October 29, 2002

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900Y   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Soos Creek (King Co.).   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective immediately through November 3, 2002, it is lawful for juveniles to fish for and possess salmon in those waters of Soos Creek from the mouth upstream to the bridge near the hatchery residence. Daily limit of two coho, minimum size 12 inches in length. Night closure in effect.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective November 3, 2002 one hour after official sunset:


WAC 232-28-61900Y Exceptions to statewide rules -- Soos Creek (King Co.).

Washington State Code Reviser's Office