FISH AND WILDLIFE
Effective Date of Rule: April 12, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
Purpose: Amend recreational fishing rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900L; 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 necessary to ensure a safe and successful fishing kids event. Trout will be stocked two days prior to the event to acclimate them. Closing the pond prior to the event will ensure there are fish for participants to catch. On the day of the event, preregistered kids will be allowed to fish in these netted areas. The reason for keeping the pond closed after the event is to ensure the safety of the public as well as the event participants while the event is shutting down and 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: April 2, 2012.
for Philip Anderson
(a) Open to fishing 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on April 13, 2012, in the netted area, by participants in the Special Needs Kids Fishing Event.
(b) Open to fishing 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on April 14, 2012, in the netted area, by juvenile anglers participating in the Klineline Kids Fishing Event.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. April 15, 2012:
|WAC 232-28-61900L||Exceptions to statewide rules -- Klineline Pond (Clark Co.)|