WSR 09-15-004

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 09-128 -- Filed July 1, 2009, 2:13 p.m. , effective July 5, 2009 ]


Effective Date of Rule: July 5, 2009.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

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

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.04.020.

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: As of June 30, only five hundred fifty chinook broodstock have been trapped at the hatchery. The closure of the selective chinook sport fishery on the Skykomish River is necessary in order to fulfill broodstock collection requirements. There is insufficient time to adopt 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: July 1, 2009.

Lori Preuss

for Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900F   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Skykomish River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective July 5 through July 31, 2009, it is unlawful to retain Chinook salmon in waters of the Skykomish River from Lewis Street Bridge in Monroe upstream to the Wallace River.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective August 1, 2009:


WAC 232-28-61900F Exceptions to statewide rules -- Skykomish River.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office