WSR 08-08-037

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 08-46 -- Filed March 25, 2008, 3:24 p.m. , effective April 25, 2008, 12:01 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: April 25, 2008, 12:01 a.m.

Purpose: Amend fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900I; and 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: This rule change is necessary to assure a safe and successful fishing kids event. The fish will be planted one day prior to the event to better acclimate them before the event. Several thousand fish will be placed into netted areas along shoreline. On the day of the event, preregistered kids will be allowed to fish within these netted areas. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: March 25, 2008.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900I   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Lake Sacajawea (Cowlitz Co.)   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective 12:01 a.m. April 25, 2008, through 6:00 p.m. April 26, 2008, it is unlawful to fish from Martin's Dock or within 600 feet on either side of the dock, except that this area is open to participants in the Fishing Kid's event, effective 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on April 26, 2008.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 6:00 p.m. April 26, 2008:


WAC 232-28-61900I Exceptions to statewide rules -- Lake Sacajawea (Cowlitz Co.)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office