WSR 07-01-059

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 06-306 -- Filed December 15, 2006, 4:15 p.m. , effective December 15, 2006 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend hunting rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-35400E and 232-28-35400F; and amending WAC 232-28-354.

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: Adding additional permits to Mudflow C is necessary to minimize habitat damage on the Mt. St. Helens Wildlife Area. Recent surveys indicated an excessive number of elk in the vicinity. The hunting season needs to occur soon and there is insufficient time to promulgate 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 2.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: December 15, 2006.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-35400F   2006 Elk special permits.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-354, effective immediately through December 31, 2006, establish a special elk permit hunt called Mudflow C, for persons of disability, for antlerless only, with any elk tag, within Elk Area 5099, for a total of up to 25 permits. The department will determine individual hunter access timeframes.

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REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 232-28-35400E 2006 Elk special permits.

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective January 1, 2007:


WAC 232-28-35400F 2006 Elk special permits.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office