FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Order 20-14—Filed January 28, 2020, 2:05 p.m., effective January 28, 2020, 2:05 p.m.]
Effective Date of Rule: Immediately upon filing.
Purpose: Amends recreational fishing rules for the Hoko River.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-312-02000Z.
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 is necessary to return the Hoko River to permanent rules, which will allow retention of hatchery steelhead. Hatchery broodstock needs for steelhead have been met at the Hoko Falls Hatchery. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: January 28, 2020.
The following section of Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective immediately:
Freshwater exceptions to statewide rules—Coast. (19-305)
Reviser's note: The typographical error in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040