WSR 11-18-049

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 11-217 -- Filed August 31, 2011, 1:58 p.m. , effective August 31, 2011, 1:58 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: To establish restrictions on the importation of deer, elk, and moose from states known to harbor chronic wasting disease in wild populations.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 232-12-021.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.620.

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: To reduce the disease risk for native deer, elk, and moose populations in Washington.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: August 31, 2011.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-12-02100B   Importation and retention of dead nonresident wildlife.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-12-021, effective immediately until further notice, under subsection 3, add Maryland and Minnesota to the list of states affected by this rule.

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