WSR 12-13-014

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 12-104 -- Filed June 8, 2012, 9:14 a.m. , effective June 8, 2012, 9:14 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend recreational 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: These changes are needed to correct errors in the Washington Administrative Code language and implement commission intent. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 2, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: June 8, 2012.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900G   Freshwater exceptions to statewide rules   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective immediately until further notice, it is unlawful to violate the following provisions, provided that unless otherwise amended, all permanent rules remain in effect:

1. Elk Lake (Clallam County): Kokanee may be retained.

2. Sylvia Lake (Grays Harbor County): May retain two trout over 14 inches in length per day.

3. Vance Creek Ponds #1 and #2 (Grays Harbor County): May retain two trout over 14 inches in length per day.

4. Williams Lake (Lewis County): The lake was inadvertently spelled wrong and should be "Willame Lake"

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NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900M   Freshwater exceptions to statewide rules -- 2012 Eastern Washington lakes.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective immediately until further notice, it is unlawful to violate the following provisions, provided that unless otherwise amended, all permanent rules remain in effect:

1. Ahtanum Creek (Yakima County). It is permissible to fish from a floating device equipped with an internal combustion motor.

2. Rufus Woods Lake (Douglas/Okanogan counties): Closed waters from Grand Coulee Dam downstream to SR155 Bridge.

3. Teanaway River (Kittitas County). Effective immediately until further notice, anglers must comply with the trout statewide minimum size and daily limit.

4. Tieton River (Yakima County). It is permissible to fish from a floating device equipped with an internal combustion motor.

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