WSR 12-10-016

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 12-66 -- Filed April 20, 2012, 4:03 p.m. , effective April 25, 2012, 12:01 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: April 25, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

Purpose: Amend recreational 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 successful youth fishing event. Several thousand rainbow trout will be stocked four days prior to the event to acclimate them to assure they will bite while the kids are fishing. During the event, only registered kids will be allowed to fish. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 20, 2012.

Lori Preuss

for Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900A   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Sarge Hubbard Park (Reflection Pond) Pond.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective 12:01 a.m. April 25, through 4:00 p.m. April 28, 2012, it is unlawful to fish in Sarge Hubbard Park Pond, except as provided in the sections below:

(a) Open to fishing 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. April 28, 2012, by juvenile anglers participating in the Yakima Greenway Association's "Kids' Fish-In" event.

(b) The daily limit is reduced to two trout during the youth fishing event.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 4:01 p.m. April 28, 2012:


WAC 232-28-61900A Exceptions to statewide rules -- Sarge Hubbard Park Pond.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office