FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 19-104—Filed May 16, 2019, 1:42 p.m., effective May 29, 2019]
Effective Date of Rule: May 29, 2019.
Purpose: Closes Heart Lake for kids fishing event.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-312-04000Q; and amending WAC 220-312-040.
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 needed to ensure a successful kids fishing event. The closure is needed before the event as the fish will be planted in the lake two days prior to the event to better acclimate them. On the day of the event only children fourteen years of age or less will be allowed to fish in the lake. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: May 16, 2019.
WAC 220-312-04000QFreshwater exceptions to statewide rules—Puget Sound.
Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 220-312-040, effective 12:01 a.m. May 29 through June 1, 2019, it is unlawful to fish in those waters of Heart Lake, except open to fishing 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. June 1, 2019, to anglers participating in the kids fishing event. Juvenile anglers can continue to fish on June 1, 2019, after the kids fishing event closes.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective June 2, 2019:
Exceptions to statewide rules—Heart Lake (Skagit Co.)