WSR 08-02-039

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 07-301 -- Filed December 24, 2007, 1:32 p.m. , effective January 1, 2008 ]


Effective Date of Rule: January 1, 2008.

Purpose: Amend 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: Persons with disabilities have problems using oars and need assistance with electric motors. By allowing all persons to use an electric motor, there would be less impact on enforcement. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: December 24, 2007.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900S   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Kalama River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective January 1, 2008 until further notice, electric motors are allowed on those waters of the Kalama River upstream of the Modrow Bridge.

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