FISH AND WILDLIFE
Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.
Purpose: Amend recreational fishing rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900J, 232-28-61900L and 232-28-61900T; 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: The salmon fishery is approaching allowable limits of incidental impacts to Endangered Species Act listed steelhead under the Permit 1554 which covers the summer chinook and sockeye fisheries. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 3.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: October 5, 2012.
(1) Columbia River - From Rock Island Dam to Chief Joseph Dam.
The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
|WAC 232-28-61900J||Exceptions to statewide rules -- Columbia River (12-157)|
|WAC 232-28-61900L||Exceptions to statewide rules. (12-180)|
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective one hour after official sunset on October 7, 2012:
|WAC 2332-28-61900T||Exceptions to statewide rules -- Wenatchee River. (12-165)|
Reviser's note: The section above appears as filed by the agency pursuant to RCW 34.08.040; however, the reference to WAC 2332-28-61900T is probably intended to be WAC 232-28-61900T.