WSR 10-22-072

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 10-289 -- Filed October 29, 2010, 3:34 p.m. , effective November 1, 2010 ]


Effective Date of Rule: November 1, 2010.

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 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: As of October 22, only seventy-five hatchery coho have returned to the Clear Creek salmon hatchery. Approximately seven hundred adults are needed to meet the program goal. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: October 29, 2010.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900Y   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Nisqually River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective 12:01 a.m. November 1, 2010, until further notice, it is unlawful to retain coho salmon caught in those waters of the Nisqually River from the mouth to military tank crossing bridge (located one mile upstream of the mouth of Muck Creek).

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