WSR 08-24-013

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 08-294 -- Filed November 21, 2008, 11:02 a.m. , effective November 22, 2008 ]


Effective Date of Rule: November 22, 2008.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900Q; 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: Hatchery escapement needs for broodstock have been met. Significant numbers of surplus hatchery coho are available for harvest in the river. There is insufficient time to adopt 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 21, 2008.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900Q   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Washougal River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective November 22, 2008 through December 31, 2008, in waters of the Washougal River from the mouth to the bridge at Salmon Falls, special daily limit of 6 fish, but no more than 4 adults, except that only 2 of the adults may be Chinook. Minimum size 12 inches. Wild coho and chum must be released.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective January 1, 2009:


WAC 232-28-61900Q Exceptions to statewide rules -- Washougal River.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office