WSR 12-07-056

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 12-40 -- Filed March 16, 2012, 3:51 p.m. , effective March 31, 2012 ]


Effective Date of Rule: March 31, 2012.

Purpose: Amend recreational fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900H; 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: This emergency regulation is needed to allow an early fishing opportunity for juveniles, seniors, and anglers with a disability who have a department of fish and wildlife reduced-fee license, or designated harvester card. Following this early opening for these fishing groups, the lake will close until the last Saturday in April. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: March 16, 2012.

Joe Stohr

for Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900H   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Vance Creek Pond #1 (Grays Harbor Co.)   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective March 31 through April 8, 2012, juveniles, holders of a senior license, and anglers with a disability who have a Department of Fish and Wildlife reduced-fee license or designated harvester card may fish in those waters of Vance Creek Pond #1.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective April 9, 2012:


WAC 232-28-61900H Exceptions to statewide rules -- Vance Creek Pond #1 (Grays Harbor Co.)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office