WSR 02-07-019

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 02-46 -- Filed March 11, 2002, 1:29 p.m. , effective March 19, 2002, 12:01 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: March 7, 2002.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900X; and amending WAC 232-28-619.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047.

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 Yakima/Klickitat Fisheries Project managers (WDFW, Yakima Nation and Bonneville Power Administration) will use the two main gravel pit ponds at Easton to acclimate and release 357,000 marked coho smolts (migrant juveniles) this spring. A recreational fishing closure is needed to prevent disruption of the acclimation process. There

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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: March 19, 2002, 12:01 a.m.

March 7, 2002

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900X   Exceptions to statewide rules--Easton Ponds (Kittitas Co.)   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective 12:01 a.m. March 19, 2002 through 11:59 p.m. June 7, 2002 it is unlawful to fish in those waters of Easton Ponds 1 and 2.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. June 8, 2002:


WAC 232-28-61900X Exceptions to statewide rules -- Easton Ponds (Kittitas Co.)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office