WSR 08-02-081

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 07-306 -- Filed December 31, 2007, 11:18 a.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: The winter season is to take advantage of an abundant yellow perch population, which is beginning to comprise the trout fishery in Patterson Lake. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 31, 2007.

Phil Anderson

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900W   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Patterson Lake (Okanogan Co.)   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective January 1, 2008 until further notice, a person may fish for game fish in those waters of Patterson Lake, except it is closed to the fishing of bull trout.

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