WSR 09-06-015

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 09-25 -- Filed February 20, 2009, 1:27 p.m. , effective February 20, 2009, 1:27 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend hunting rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 232-28-286.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020.

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 changes are necessary to address emerging black bear tree damage on "Green Crow" lands. There is insufficient time to promulgate rules outside of the emergency rule process.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: February 20, 2009.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-28600B   2007, 2008, and 2009 Spring black bear seasons and regulations   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-286, effective immediately, change the hunt area description for "Monroe" to add "Green Crow" lands. The new hunt area description should read, "That portion of GMU 448 that is designated as the hunt area by DNR, Green Crow, and Longview Timber Lands."

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Reviser's note: The unnecessary underscoring 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.

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