WSR 11-14-058

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 11-139 -- Filed June 29, 2011, 5:04 p.m. , effective September 1, 2011 ]


Effective Date of Rule: September 1, 2011.

Purpose: As a result of recently adopted Washington state legislation that amended RCW 77.32.350, repeal WAC 220-55-132 Migratory bird validations and stamps.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-55-132.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Sections 2 and 7, chapter 339, Laws of 2011.

Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that in order to implement the requirements or reductions in appropriations enacted in any budget for fiscal years 2009, 2010, or 2011, which necessitates the need for the immediate adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule, and that observing the time requirements of notice and opportunity to comment upon adoption of a permanent rule would be contrary to the fiscal needs or requirements of the agency.

Reasons for this Finding: Among a variety of changes made to fees and licensing requirements for fishing and hunting, the 2011 legislature modified the licensing requirements for hunting waterfowl and purchasing collector stamps (RCW 77.32.350). These legislative changes (sections 2 and 7 of SSB 5385) become effective September 1, 2011. Included in these changes was a budget reduction associated with eliminating the sale and distribution of stamps (artwork).

This order repeals an existing rule that has been rendered obsolete by the adoption of new laws. The department will begin the normal rule-making process to repeal this rule within thirty days. This rule needs to be repealed on September 1, and there is insufficient time to adopt a permanent rule by September 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: June 29, 2011.

Philip Anderson

Director


REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed, effective September 1, 2011:


WAC 220-55-132 Migratory bird validations and stamps.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office