FISH AND WILDLIFE
Effective Date of Rule: February 18, 2010.
Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900P; 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: The closure to fishing is necessary to reduce incidental mortality of wild steelhead. This action will reduce the incidental hooking mortalities of wild steelhead. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: February 12, 2010.
for Philip Anderson
(1) The Stillaguamish River from sloughs south of Marine Drive to forks.
(2) The North Fork of the Stillaguamish River from the mouth to Swede Heaven Bridge.
(3) The South Fork of the Stillaguamish River from the mouth to the Mt Loop Hwy. Bridge (above Granite Falls).
(4) Canyon Creek from the mouth at the South Fork of the Stillaguamish River to the forks.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. June 5, 2010:
|WAC 232-28-61900P||Exceptions to statewide rules -- Stillaguamish, North Fork|