WSR 07-02-060

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 06-311 -- Filed December 28, 2006, 2:53 p.m. , effective December 28, 2006 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: 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: Early winter steelhead in excess to those needed for broodstock at Cowlitz Trout Hatchery are being released into South Lewis County Park Pond for angling opportunity. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 28, 2006.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900I   Exceptions to statewide rules -- South Lewis County Park Pond.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective immediately until further notice, in those waters of South Lewis County Park Pond, daily limit for trout is five, of which no more than two may be over 20 inches in length.

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