WSR 09-01-069

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 08-307 -- Filed December 12, 2008, 1:07 p.m. , effective December 15, 2008 ]


Effective Date of Rule: December 15, 2008.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: 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: The Voight's Creek Hatchery has been unable to secure sufficient eggs from returning hatchery winter steelhead to meet basin production goals. Closure of the fishery is needed to collect sufficient fish to meet egg take needs. Washington department of fish and wildlife, in support of the Hatchery Scientific Review Group recommendations, intends to use locally adapted broodstock to support the Puyallup River system winter steelhead hatchery program rather than importing eggs from outside sources. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 12, 2008.

Phil Anderson

Acting Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900U   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Carbon River (Pierce Co.)   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective December 15, 2008, until further notice, it is unlawful to fish in waters of the Carbon River from the mouth to the Highway 162 Bridge.

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