WSR 09-19-045

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 09-202 -- Filed September 10, 2009, 2:53 p.m. , effective September 10, 2009, 2:53 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900G; and amending WAC 232-28-619.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.04.020.

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 regulation is needed to standardize regulations on boundary waters of Rufus Woods Lake for cooperative enforcement per agreement with the Colville Tribe. The department is in the process of adopting this into permanent rule.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: September 10, 2009.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900H   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Rufus Woods Lake.   Pursuant to RCW 77.32.010, and notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective immediately until further notice, a person may fish in waters of Rufus Woods Lake or within the Colville Tribal Designated Fishing Area with a Tribal permit or a Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife license, except a state license is still required when fishing from the Douglas County shoreline. Kokanee are now included as part of the two-trout daily limit. Chumming is not permitted.

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REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 232-28-61900G Exceptions to statewide rules -- Rufus Woods Lake. (09-198)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office