WSR 12-10-056

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 12-71 -- Filed April 30, 2012, 4:56 p.m. , effective April 30, 2012, 4:56 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend recreational 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: The department is in the process of adopting permanent rules that are necessary to implement the personal use fishing plans agreed to with resource comanagers at the North of Falcon proceedings. These emergency rules are necessary to comply with agreed-to management plans.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: April 30, 2012.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900E   Freshwater exceptions to statewide rules -- 2012 North of Falcon Coast   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective immediately until further notice, it is unlawful to violate the following provisions, provided that unless otherwise amended, all permanent rules remain in effect:

1. Chehalis River (Grays Harbor, Thurston, and Lewis counties):

From mouth (Highway 101 Bridge in Aberdeen) to Highway 6 Bridge in town of Adna: Salmon: Open immediately until June 30, 2012. Daily limit one fish.

2. Hoh River (Jefferson County):

From Willoughby Creek to Morgan's Crossing boat launch site: Closed to salmon fishing.

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