WSR 07-15-006

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 07-138 -- Filed July 6, 2007, 11:21 a.m. , effective July 7, 2007 ]


Effective Date of Rule: July 7, 2007.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900U; 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: Wheelchair bound anglers have limited options for sport fishing opportunity. This site, developed by Tacoma Power, will provide much needed access. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: July 5, 2007.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900E   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Cowlitz River (Lewis Co.)   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619 and WAC 220-55-065, effective July 7, 2007, until further notice, those waters of the Cowlitz River within a 100' radius of the new Cowlitz Trout Hatchery outfall structure are closed to fishing, except wheelchair bound anglers and their designated harvesters may fish in the area designated as the special wheelchair site.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective July 7, 2007:

WAC 232-28-61900U Exceptions to statewide rules -- Cowlitz River. (07-46)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office