WSR 08-18-074

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 08-224 -- Filed September 2, 2008, 3:15 p.m. , effective September 2, 2008, 3:15 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend hunting rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-35400I; and amending WAC 232-28-354.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210.

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 Yakima Training Center's training schedule has changed and will not allow the department to conduct any public hunts on their facility for this year's hunting season. The department is in the process of making this change permanent and anticipates adoption at the September 5-6, 2008, fish and wildlife commission meeting. Therefore, continuation of this emergency is needed in the interim.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: September 2, 2008.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-35400J   2008 Elk special permits.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-354, effective immediately, the following elk special permit hunts have been cancelled:

Alkali A Oct. 18-

Nov. 2

Any elk EF GMU 371 20 permits
Alkali B Oct. 1-15 Any elk EM GMU 371 10 permits
Alkali C Oct. 18-

Nov. 2

Any elk EF GMU 371 5 permits

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective immediately:


WAC 232-28-35400I 2008 Elk special permits.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office