WSR 07-16-009

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 07-147 -- Filed July 19, 2007, 8:54 a.m. , effective July 21, 2007, 6:00 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: July 21, 2007, 6:00 a.m.

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: Reiter Ponds Hatchery has collected enough steelhead brood stock to meet egg-take goals. The early opening of the closed area will provide additional recreational opportunities. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: July 19, 2007.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900G   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Skykomish River (Reiter Ponds) (Skykomish Co.)   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective 6:00 a.m. July 21, 2007, until further notice, a person may fish for and possess gamefish in those waters of the Skykomish River in the Skykomish Rearing Ponds (Reiter Ponds) area from 1500 feet upstream to 1000 feet downstream of the ponds outlet. Fishing from a floating device is prohibited. Night closure and non-buoyant lure restriction in effect.

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