FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 19-63—Filed April 2, 2019, 8:59 a.m., effective April 10, 2019]
Effective Date of Rule: April 10, 2019.
Purpose: Amends freshwater recreational rules for Columbia Park Pond.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-312-05000D; 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 emergency rule is necessary to ensure safe and successful youth fishing events. The fish will be planted prior to the event to better acclimate them before the event. On the day of the events, preregistered anglers will be allowed to fish. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: April 2, 2019.
for Kelly Susewind
WAC 220-312-05000DExceptions to statewide rules—Columbia Park Pond.
Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-312-050, effective 12:01 a.m. April 10, through 5:00 p.m. April 13, 2019, it is unlawful to fish in Columbia Park Pond (Kennewick), except as provided in the subsections below:
(1) Open to fishing April 12, 2019, by registered juvenile anglers participating in the "Special Needs Youth Fishing Event".
(2) Open to fishing April 13, 2019, by registered juvenile anglers participating in the "Kids' Fishing Day" event.
(3) The daily limit is three trout during the two youth fishing events.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 5:01 p.m. April 13, 2019:
Exceptions to statewide rules—Columbia Park Pond.