FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 19-57—Filed March 29, 2019, 10:58 a.m., effective May 17, 2019]
Effective Date of Rule: May 17, 2019.
Purpose: Amend recreational fishing rules for Goose Creek (Lincoln Co.).
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-312-05000B; and amending WAC 220-312-050.
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: This rule change is necessary to open this section of Goose Creek for the Wild Bill Goose Days youth fishing event. It will also allow additional opportunity to catch fish stocked for the event to youth anglers, senior anglers, and anglers with a disability who possess a designated harvester companion card for a few additional days prior to the set season opener of May 25, 2019. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: March 28, 2019.
WAC 220-312-05000BEastside—Freshwater exceptions to statewide rules.
Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-312-050, effective May 17 through May 24, 2019:
Goose Creek (Lincoln Co.), within the city limits of Wilbur: Gamefish open to juvenile anglers, senior anglers, and anglers with a disability who possess a designated harvester companion card only.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective May 25, 2019:
Eastside—Freshwater exceptions to statewide rules.