WSR 08-22-019

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 08-280 -- Filed October 27, 2008, 3:48 p.m. , effective November 1, 2008 ]


Effective Date of Rule: November 1, 2008.

Purpose: Amend sportfishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900M; 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: In response to a large return of late stock hatchery coho, the closed waters below the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery barrier dam were recently reduced to increase potential harvest. To maintain an orderly fishery, the nonbuoyant lure restriction/night closure will be extended one month. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: October 27, 2008.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900M   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Cowlitz River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective November 1 through November 30, 2008 in those waters of the Cowlitz River from Mill Creek to 400 feet or posted markers below the barrier dam, non-buoyant lure restriction and night closure remain in effect.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective December 1, 2008:


WAC 232-28-61900M Exceptions to statewide rules -- Cowlitz River.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office