WSR 07-13-013

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 07-110 -- Filed June 8, 2007, 3:30 p.m. , effective June 13, 2007 ]


Effective Date of Rule: June 13, 2007.

Purpose: Amend personal use 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: Washington department of fish and wildlife personnel are conducting a biotelemetry study on movement and behavior of tiger muskellunge in Curlew Lake. Prohibiting harvest of tiger muskellunge from June 13 through July 20, 2007, will facilitate FDA compliance with regulations for fish that are anesthetized during capture and tagging activities scheduled for the week of June 13. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: June 7, 2007.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900X   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Curlew Lake (Ferry Co.)   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective June 13, 2007, through July 20, 2007, it is unlawful to retain Tiger muskellunge in those waters of Curlew Lake.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed, effective 12:01 a.m. July 21, 2007:

WAC 232-28-61900X Exceptions to statewide rules -- Curlew Lake (Ferry Co.)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office