WSR 12-03-032

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 12-04 -- Filed January 6, 2012, 2:12 p.m. , effective January 6, 2012, 2:12 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend recreational fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900Z; 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: Additional protection is needed to minimize impacts to Endangered Species Act listed steelhead. This change makes Washington department of fish and wildlife fishing rules mirror the Yakama Nation regulation. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: January 6, 2012.

Lori Preuss

for Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900Z   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Yakima River.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective immediately through February 29, 2012, the whitefish fishery in waters of the Yakima River from the Hwy. 223 Bridge at Granger (river mile 82.7) to the Interstate 82 Bridge at Union Gap (river mile 107.1) is closed.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective March 1, 2012:


WAC 232-28-61900Z Exceptions to statewide rules -- Yakima River.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office