FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 18-310—Filed October 31, 2018, 2:08 p.m., effective November 1, 2018]
Effective Date of Rule: November 1, 2018.
Purpose: Amends fishing regulations for the Dungeness River.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-312-02000J.
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 rule is needed to reopen fisheries of the lower Dungeness River to permanent rule. The fishery was closed to help ensure that hatchery coho broodstock needs would be achieved. With recent rains, river discharge has increased significantly resulting in good numbers of coho entering the hatchery and giving certainty that broodstock needs will be met. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: October 31, 2018.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective November 01, 2018:
Freshwater exceptions to statewide rules—Puget Sound. (18-310)