WSR 10-12-070

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 10-141 -- Filed May 28, 2010, 3:09 p.m. , effective June 4, 2010 ]


Effective Date of Rule: June 4, 2010.

Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900A; 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 rule change is necessary to ensure a safe and successful fishing kids event. The fish will be planted one day prior to the event to better acclimate them before the event. Several thousand fish will be placed into netted areas along the shoreline. On the day of the event, preregistered kids will be allowed to fish within these netted areas. The reason for keeping the pond closed for four hours after the event is to ensure the safety of the public as well as the event participants while the event is shutting down and the equipment and nets are being removed. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: May 28, 2010.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900A   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Lake Sacajawea (Cowlitz Co.)   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective 12:01 a.m. June 4, through 7:00 p.m. June 5, 2010, it is unlawful to fish from Martin's Dock or within 600 feet on either side of the dock, except that this area is open to participants in the Fishing Kid's event, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on June 5, 2010.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 7:01 p.m. June 5, 2010:


WAC 232-28-61900A Exceptions to statewide rules -- Lake Sacajawea (Cowlitz Co.)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office