WSR 09-08-087

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 09-45 -- Filed March 30, 2009, 3:08 p.m. , effective March 30, 2009, 3:08 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900J; 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 regulation is needed to allow additional fishing opportunity for juveniles, seniors, and holders of a department of fish and wildlife disability license. Vance Creek Pond #1 is an "opening day" lake with juvenile, senior, and disabled regulations, and will reopen the last Saturday in April. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: March 30, 2009.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900J   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Vance Creek Pond #1 (Grays Harbor Co.)   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective immediately through April 5, 2009, juveniles, holders of a senior license, and holders of a Department of Fish and Wildlife disability license may fish in those waters of Vance Creek Pond #1.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective April 6, 2009:


WAC 232-28-61900J Exceptions to statewide rules -- Vance Creek Pond #1: (Grays Harbor Co.)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office