WSR 05-21-063

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 05-243 -- Filed October 13, 2005, 4:03 p.m. , effective October 13, 2005 ]


Purpose: Amend hunting rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-28200A; and amending WAC 232-28-282.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.240.

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: The Schoolhouse Fire caused the hunt area to be temporarily closed. The hunting opportunity was curtailed during this emergency closure, and the area has reopened. Affording hunting opportunity is consistent with the management objective, and the hunt season needs to be lengthened to afford this opportunity. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: October 12, 2005.

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-28200A   Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep auction or raffle permit.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-282, the hunting season for the 2005 Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep auction or raffle permit is immediately through November 30, 2005.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. December 1, 2005:


WAC 232-28-28200A Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep auction or raffle permit.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office