WSR 99-19-137

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 99-161-- Filed September 21, 1999, 3:56 p.m. , effective November 1, 1999 ]

Date of Adoption: September 21, 1999.

Purpose: To adopt WAC 232-16-70000A Swinomish Spit Game Reserve hunting.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-16-70000A; and amending WAC 232-16-700.

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: This rule allows additional recreational opportunity and is needed to reduce hunter confusion regarding hunting season dates. There is insufficient time to promulgate 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: November 1, 1999.

September 21, 1999

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-16-70000A
Swinomish Spit Game Reserve hunting

Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-16-700, effective November 1, 1999 through November 15, 1999 it is lawful to hunt wild animals and wild birds, except for brant, within the following described boundary:

Beginning at the Burlington Northern railroad tracks on the west shoreline of the Swinomish Channel; thence in a northwesterly direction along the west side of the Swinomish Channel to the red channel mark buoy N "20" (as indicated on Navigation Map #18427, 13th Ed., July 16, 1983); thence 6,000 feet ENE (east-northeast); thence 3,300 feet SSE (south-southeast); thence 4,200 feet SW (southwest) to the dike at the south end of Padilla Bay; thence continue westerly along said dike to the intersection of the Burlington Northern railroad tracks and the east shoreline of the Swinomish Channel; thence continue along said railroad tracks (across swing bridge) to the west shoreline of the Swinomish Channel and the point of beginning.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. November 16, 1999:


WAC 232-16-70000A Swinomish Spit Game Reserve hunting

Washington State Code Reviser's Office