WSR 07-19-008

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 07-208 -- Filed September 6, 2007, 4:41 p.m. , effective September 6, 2007, 4:41 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing 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: These lakes are scheduled for rehabilitation utilizing rotenone. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: September 6, 2007.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900T   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Sprague Lake, Dixons Pond, Negro Creek, Damage Creek, Corral Lake, Blythe Lake, Chukar Lake, Scaup Lake, Hallin Lake, Cow Lake, Finnell Lake, Cow Creek, Lugenbeal Creek, Chopaka Lake, Blue Lake.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619:

(1) Sprague Lake (Adams/Lincoln Co.) Effective immediately through September 30, 2007, a person may fish in Sprague Lake. Size and daily limit for gamefish: none. Effective October 1, 2007, until further notice - closed to fishing.

(2) Cow Lake (Adams Co.) Effective immediately through September 30, 2007, a person may fish in Cow Lake. Size and daily limit for gamefish: none. Effective October 1, 2007, until further notice - closed to fishing.

(3) Finnell Lake (Adams Co.) Effective immediately through September 30, 2007, a person may fish in Finnell Lake. Size and daily limit for gamefish: none. Effective October 1, 2007, until further notice - closed to fishing.

(4) Cow Creek (Adams Co.) Effective immediately through September 30, 2007, a person may fish in Cow Creek from Sheep Springs dam to Sprague Lake. Size and daily limit for gamefish: none. Effective October 1, 2007, until further notice - closed to fishing.

(5) Lugenbeal Creek (Adams Co.) Effective immediately through September 30, 2007, a person may fish in Lugenbeal Creek. Size and daily limit for gamefish: none. Effective October 1, 2007, until further notice - closed to fishing.

(6) Hallin Lake (Adams Co.) Effective immediately through September 30, 2007, a person may fish in Hallin Lake. Size and daily limit for gamefish: none. Effective October 1, 2007, until further notice - closed to fishing.

(7) Dixons Pond (Lincoln Co.) Effective immediately through September 30, 2007, a person may fish in Dixons Pond. Size and daily limit for gamefish: none. Effective October 1, 2007, until further notice - closed to fishing.

(8) Negro Creek (Lincoln Co.) Effective immediately through September 30, 2007, a person may fish in Negro Creek from the mouth at Sprague Lake to the fish barrier dam at Fishtrap Lake. Size and daily limit for gamefish: none. Effective October 1, 2007, until further notice - closed to fishing.

(9) Damage Creek (Adams/Lincoln Co.) Effective immediately through September 30, 2007, a person may fish in Damage Creek. Size and daily limit for gamefish: none. Effective October 1, 2007, until further notice - closed to fishing.

(10) Corral Lake (Grant Co.) Effective immediately through October 21, 2007, a person may fish in Corral Lake. Size and daily limit for gamefish: none. Effective October 22, 2007, until further notice - closed to fishing.

(11) Blythe Lake (Grant Co.) Effective immediately through October 21, 2007, a person may fish in Blythe Lake. Size and daily limit for gamefish: none. Effective October 22, 2007, until further notice - closed to fishing.

(12) Chukar Lake (Grant Co.) Effective immediately through October 21, 2007, a person may fish in Chukar Lake. Size and daily limit for gamefish: none. Effective October 22, 2007, until further notice - closed to fishing.

(13) Scaup Lake (Grant Co.) Effective immediately through October 21, 2007, a person may fish in Scaup Lake. Size and daily limit for gamefish: none. Effective October 22, 2007, until further notice - closed to fishing.

(14) Chopaka Lake (Okanogan Co.) Effective immediately through September 23, 2007, a person may fish in Chopaka Lake. Size and daily limit for gamefish: none. Fishing from a floating device equipped with a motor allowed. Effective September 24, 2007, until further notice - closed to fishing.

(15) Blue Lake (Lime Belt) (Okanogan Co.) Effective immediately through September 23, 2007, a person may fish in Blue Lake. Size and daily limit limit for gamefish: none. Effective September 24, 2007, until further notice - closed to fishing.

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Reviser's note: The typographical error in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.

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