WSR 12-11-017

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 12-80 -- Filed May 4, 2012, 5:16 p.m. , effective May 4, 2012, 5:16 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend recreational fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-56-22000B [220-55-22000B]; and amending WAC 220-56-220 [220-55-220].

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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: May 4, 2012.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-55-22000C   Two-pole endorsement.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-55-220, WAC 232-28-619, WAC 232-28-620 and WAC 232-28-621, effective immediately until further notice, it is unlawful to violate the provisions below. Unless otherwise amended, all permanent rules remain in effect:

(1) Anglers who are in possession of a valid two-pole endorsement may fish with two poles in the following river sections during open seasons:

(a) Columbia River - From Priest Rapids Dam to Wanapum Dam, from Wanapum Dam to Wells Dam, from Wells Dam to the Highway 173 Bridge at Brewster, and from the Highway 173 at Brewster to Chief Joseph Dam.

(b) Cowlitz River - Lexington Bridge Drive at Lexington upstream to the Highway 505 Bridge in Toledo.

(c) Drano Lake - Waters downstream of markers on point of land downstream and across from Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery.

(d) Lewis River - From the railroad bridge near Kuhns Road upstream to the mouth of East Fork Lewis River.

(e) Lewis River, North Fork - From the mouth to Johnson Creek.

(f) Wind River - From the mouth to the Burlington Northern Railroad Bridge.

(2) Anglers who are in possession of a valid two-pole endorsement may fish with two poles in the following marine areas during open seasons:

(a) Willapa Bay - Area 2.1 east of line from Cape Shoalwater to Leadbetter Point.

(b) Port Susan and Port Gardner Area 8.2, Tulalip Terminal Area - waters west of Tulalip Bay and within 2,000 feet of shore from the pilings at Old Bower's Resort, to a fishing boundary marker approximately 1.4 miles northwest of Hermosa Point.

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REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 220-56-22000B Two-pole endorsement. (12-78)

Reviser's note: The repealer appears above as filed by the agency pursuant to RCW 34.08.040; however, the reference to WAC 220-56-22000B should be WAC 220-55-22000B.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office