WSR 11-09-022

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 11-062 -- Filed April 12, 2011, 3:29 p.m. , effective April 12, 2011, 3:29 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: The purpose of this emergency rule is to change the season close date for the Kapowsin hunt area from May 15 to June 15.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-28600D; and amending WAC 232-28-286.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.150, 77.04.020.

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: This emergency rule changes the season closing date for the Kapowsin area from May 15 to June 15, 2011. The change warrants emergency rule action because without a longer season, bear damage to trees will exceed the landowner's tolerance thresholds. The commission's adopted permanent rule that is effective for the 2012 season already uses this June 15 end date. This emergency rule is needed for the 2011 spring season.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: April 12, 2011.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-28600D   2010, 2011, and 2012 Spring black bear seasons and regulations.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-286, effective immediately until further notice, under the Kapowsina hunt, the season dates are April 15-June 15 for 2011.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed on June 16, 2011:


WAC 232-28-28600D 2010, 2011, and 2012 Spring black bear seasons and regulations.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office