WSR 08-23-021

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 08-287 -- Filed November 6, 2008, 4:32 p.m. , effective November 10, 2008 ]


Effective Date of Rule: November 10, 2008.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900P; 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-season run size estimates indicate that the abundance is less that needed to meet the spawning goal. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: November 6, 2008.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900P   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Skagit River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective November 10, 2008, through December 31, 2008, it is unlawful to violate the following provisions, provided that unless otherwise amended, all permanent rules remain in effect:

From the mouth to the Cascade River - Release chum salmon.

[]


REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. January 1, 2009:


WAC 232-28-61900P Exceptions to statewide rules -- Skagit River

Washington State Code Reviser's Office