WSR 08-24-014

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 08-295 -- Filed November 21, 2008, 11:04 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 232-28-61900R; 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 emergency rule is needed to close the waters above and below the adult fish trap where employees and volunteers operate the trap and handle migrating fish and to keep anglers a safe distance from the operating trap. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900R   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Salmon Creek (Clark Co.)   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective November 22, 2008 through March 15, 2009, it is unlawful to fish in waters from 200 feet below to 200 feet above the trap on Salmon Creek.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective March 16, 2009:


WAC 232-28-61900R Exceptions to statewide rules -- Salmon Creek (Clark Co.)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office