FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 18-54—Filed March 29, 2019, 1:50 p.m., effective April 10, 2019, 12:00 p.m.]
Effective Date of Rule: April 10, 2019, 12:00 p.m.
Purpose: Amend recreational fishing rules for Klineline Pond.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-312-03000M; and amending WAC 220-312-030.
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 ensure a safe and successful Klineline kids fishing event. Block nets will be installed in Klineline Pond beginning at noon on April 10, 2019, and several thousand trout will be planted into the netted-off areas along the shoreline on April 11, 2019. This will allow them time to acclimate to the pond prior to the event. On the days of the event, registered children will be allowed to fish within the netted areas. Public anglers will not be able to fish until the pond reopens on Sunday, April 14, 2019.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 29, 2019.
WAC 220-312-03000MSouthwest—Freshwater exceptions to statewide rules.
Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-312-030, effective 12 p.m., April 10 through April 13, 2019:
Klineline Pond (Clark Co.):
(1) From 12 p.m., April 10 through April 11, 2019: Closed waters.
(2) From April 12 through April 13, 2019: Gamefish open for individuals registered in the Klineline Kids Youth Fishing Event only.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective April 14, 2019:
Southwest—Freshwater exceptions to statewide rules.