WSR 07-02-052

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 06-313 -- Filed December 27, 2006, 3:36 p.m. , effective January 1, 2007 ]


Effective Date of Rule: January 1, 2007.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900K; 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: This emergency rule is necessary to take advantage of an abundant yellow perch population, which is beginning to compromise the trout fishery in Patterson Lake. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: December 27, 2006.

Loreva M. Preuss

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900K   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Patterson Lake. (Okanogan Co.).   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective January 1, 2007 through March 15, 2007, it is lawful to fish for gamefish in those waters of Patterson Lake, Okanogan County, except it is closed to the fishing of bull trout.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. March 16, 2007:


WAC 232-28-61900K Exceptions to statewide rules -- Patterson Lake. (Okanogan Co.).

Washington State Code Reviser's Office