WSR 07-17-052

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed August 9, 2007, 4:33 p.m. , effective August 9, 2007, 4:33 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: To repeal requirements by rule for aquatic invasive species (AIS) check stations, since such requirements are already provided under E2SSB 5923, which became effective on July 22, 2007.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-77-100.

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: A new law, E2SSB 5923, became effective on July 22, 2007. The law regulates the control of AIS and the management of ballast water. The Washington department of fish and wildlife filed an emergency rule on August 3, 2007, under WSR 07-17-012, to give effect to E2SSB 5923 regarding AIS check stations. However, no such rule is needed to implement the AIS check-station requirement under E2SSB 5923. Therefore, WSR 07-17-012 was filed in error. This emergency rule repeals the erroneous rule.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: August 9, 2007.

Loreva M. Preuss

for Jeff Koenings

Director


REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 220-77-100 Aquatic invasive species check stations -- Inspection of watercraft and equipment -- Requirements -- Penalty.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office