WSR 10-05-070

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 10-23 -- Filed February 12, 2010, 2:37 p.m. , effective February 18, 2010 ]


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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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

Lori Preuss

for Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900P   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Stillaguamish, North Fork Stillaguamish, South Fork Stillaguamish rivers and Canyon Creek.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective February 18 through June 4, 2010, it is unlawful to fish in the following waters:

(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.

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REPEALER


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

Washington State Code Reviser's Office