WSR 10-02-015

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 09-276 -- Filed December 28, 2009, 3:14 p.m. , effective December 28, 2009, 3:14 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Close elk hunting in Elk area 4941.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 232-28-352.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047 and 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: The agency has met its species management objectives for this elk area. Also, the lack of an escape route for the elk along Highway 20 has resulted in an inordinate number being harvested in view of the driving public, and a disorderly hunt.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: December 28, 2009.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-35200G   2009-2011 Elk general seasons and definitions.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-352, effective immediately until further notice, Elk area 4941 is closed to elk hunting.

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