WSR 10-05-073

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 10-35 -- Filed February 12, 2010, 2:47 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: 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 will reduce incidental hooking mortality on wild steelhead. The 2009/2010 forecasted return of wild winter steelhead to the Puyallup River system is expected to be below the escapement goal of 2,000 fish. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 232-28-61900V   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Puyallup, Carbon and White (Stuck) rivers.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective February 18, 2010, until further notice it is unlawful to fish in the following waters:

(1) Puyallup River from the 11th St. Bridge in Tacoma upstream to Electron Power Plant Outlet.

(2) Carbon River from the mouth to Voights Creek.

(3) Carbon River from Voights Creek to Hwy. 162 Bridge.

(4) White (Stuck) River from the mouth to R Street Bridge in Auburn.

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