WSR 12-12-009

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 12-94 -- Filed May 24, 2012, 10:36 a.m. , effective June 1, 2012 ]


Effective Date of Rule: June 1, 2012.

Purpose: Amend recreational fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900V; 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: To avoid gear conflicts with bank anglers. This section of the Skykomish River around Reiter Ponds is opening earlier than in previous years. This rule will expand the no fishing from any floating device rule to match the longer season. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: May 24, 2012.

Joe Stohr

for Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900V   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Skykomish River (Reiter Ponds outlet)   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619, effective June 1 through July 31, 2012, it is unlawful to fish from any floating device in waters 1,000 feet downstream to 1,500 feet upstream of Reiter Ponds outlet.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective August 1, 2012:


WAC 232-28-61900V Exceptions to statewide rules -- Skykomish River (Reiter Ponds outlet)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office