WSR 12-11-099

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 12-91 -- Filed May 21, 2012, 3:45 p.m. , effective May 22, 2012 ]


Effective Date of Rule: May 22, 2012, one hour after official sunset.

Purpose: Amend recreational fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900Q.

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: Based on the most recent chinook run estimate, the observed catch rates, and projected harvest for the entire Snake River within Washington, the harvest of salmon from the Snake River is projected to reach the number of salmon allocated for harvest within that area. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 21, 2012.

Sara G. LaBorde

for Philip Anderson

Director


REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective one hour after official sunset on May 22, 2012:


WAC 232-28-61900Q Exceptions to statewide rules -- Snake River. (12-85)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office