WSR 06-19-001

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 06-232 -- Filed September 7, 2006, 8:09 a.m. , effective September 7, 2006 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend hunting rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-35400B; 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: The number of permits for these hunts must be increased to accommodate permit holders who were subject to errors during the initiation of a new electronic licensing system. The Centralia A and Centralia B elk special hunts are located on mining property and the hunt dates must be changed to accommodate the mine's work schedule and provide for the mine's safety. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: September 6, 2006.

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-35400C   2006 Elk special permits.   (1) Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-354, the number of permits to be issued for:

(a) Crouse C elk special permit hunt is 26.

(b) Cowiche A elk special permit hunt is 25.

(c) Manastash A elk special permit hunt is 251.

(d) Bumping B elk special permit hunt is 101.

(e) Winston A elk special permit hunt is 13.

(f) Ryderwood A elk special permit hunt is 33.

(g) Mountain View D elk special permit hunt is 26.

(h) Observatory C elk special permit hunt is 90.

(i) Rimrock D elk special permit hunt is 119.

(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-354, it is unlawful to hunt for Elk with a Special Elk Permit in Centralia Mine A and Centralia Mine B except as provided for in this section:

(a) Centralia Mine A special elk permit hunt dates are Oct. 21-22.

(b) Centralia Mine B special elk permit hunt dates are Oct. 28-29.

[]


REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 232-28-35400B 2006 Elk special permits. (06-228)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office