WSR 04-22-004

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 04-283 -- Filed October 21, 2004, 2:09 p.m. , effective October 21, 2004 ]


Purpose: Amend hunting rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 232-28-351 and 232-28-352.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047.

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: These two changes correct filing errors. The numbers were transposed in the deer rule, and the wrong elk area was entered for Merwin. WAC 232-28-337 correctly Identifies Elk Area 5060 as Merwin. There is insufficient time to promulgate a permanent rule change before the beginning of deer and elk seasons.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 2, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: October 15, 2004.

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-35100B   Deer -- General seasons.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-351, the inclusive dates for the firearm restricted hunt open to all deer hunters in GMU 564 are November 24 through December 31, 2004.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-35200C   Elk seasons.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-352, the boundary description for the Advanced Hunter Education (AHE) Master Hunter Special Permit Hunts in Merwin A and Merwin B is changed from Elk Area 5055 to Elk Area 5060.

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