WSR 97-19-005

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

(Wildlife)

[Order 97-160--Filed September 4, 1997, 10:55 a.m.]

Date of Adoption: September 3, 1997.

Purpose: To adopt WAC 232-28-42100A, goose season for Eastern Washington Goose Management Area 1.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 232-28-421.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.040.

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: In the 1997-98 waterfowl seasons adopted by the commission on August 9, two holidays (Christmas and New Year's Day) were inadvertently omitted from goose seasons in Eastern Washington Goose Management Area 1. These holidays have been goose hunting days for many years. This emergency is needed to maintain traditional recreational opportunity in Eastern Washington Goose Management Area 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 1, amended 0, repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

September 3, 1997

Evan Jacoby

for Bern Shanks, PhD

Director

NEW SECTION

WAC 232-28-42100A Eastern Washington Goose Management Area 1 open Christmas and New Year's days. Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-241, it is lawful to hunt for geese in Eastern Washington Goose Management Area 1 on December 25, 1997 and January 1, 1998.

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