WSR 07-14-047

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 07-126 -- Filed June 27, 2007, 3:35 p.m. , effective June 27, 2007, 3:35 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend hunting rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-34200B; and amending WAC 232-28-342.

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 September goose season in Grays Harbor County must be reduced in length to comply with federal requirements regarding maximum season length. In a separate rule-making action for WAC 232-28-431, additional days are proposed later in the year to compensate for the reduction in season length. The band-tailed pigeon authorization requirements are changed to allow hunters to obtain authorizations from the department of fish and wildlife. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: June 27, 2007.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-34200B   2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09 Small game seasons.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-342, effective immediately through September 24, 2007:

(1) The September goose season in Grays Harbor County is closed September 1-7, 2007 and September 14-15, 2007.

(2) The second sentence in the Written Authorization Requirements to Hunt Band-tailed Pigeons is replaced in entirety with the following language:

Hunters who did not possess a 2006-07 authorization must submit an application form to WDFW (forms available at Washington department of fish and wildlife, Olympia and regional offices).

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 4:01 p.m. September 24, 2007:


WAC 232-28-34200B 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09 Small game seasons.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office