WSR 09-01-013

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 08-304 -- Filed December 4, 2008, 3:39 p.m. , effective December 6, 2008 ]


Effective Date of Rule: December 6, 2008.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900T; 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: Based upon field observations, salmon have finished spawning. Hatchery winter run steelhead are available for harvest. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: December 4, 2008.

Phil Anderson

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900T   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Grays River (Wahkiakum Co.)   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective December 6, 2008 through December 14, 2008, a person may fish for or possess steelhead in waters of the Grays River from the Highway 4 Bridge upstream to South Fork and in the West Fork Grays River, from the mouth to the hatchery intake/footbridge. Daily limit of two hatchery steelhead, release wild steelhead.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective December 15, 2008:


WAC 232-28-61900T Exceptions to statewide rules -- Grays River (Wahkiakum Co.)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office