FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 18-132—Filed June 26, 2018, 2:53 p.m., effective June 30, 2018]
Effective Date of Rule: June 30, 2018.
Purpose: Amends recreational fishing rules for the Yakima River.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-312-05000M.
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: Spring Chinook daily counts at Prosser and Roza have declined substantially, signaling the end of the 2018 return to the Yakima River. This emergency rule is needed to close the upper river salmon fishing. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: June 26, 2018.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective June 30, 2018:
Freshwater exceptions to statewide rules—Eastside. (18-127)