WSR 11-21-063

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 11-280 -- Filed October 14, 2011, 10:07 a.m. , effective October 14, 2011, 10:07 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: To amend hunting rules by changing the season dates for the any-weapon Chelan, Okanogan, Okanogan-Ferry, Stevens-Pend Oreille, Klickitat hunt, described in WAC 232-28-272, from the period of October 29 - November 30, to October 15 - December 31.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-27200A; and amending WAC 232-28-272.

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 legislation expired for the pilot cougar hunt with dogs in these counties. There was not sufficient time to promulgate changes to the rules before the desired October 15 opening date. Therefore, an emergency is required.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: October 14, 2011.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-27200A   2009 Black bear and 2009-2010, 2010-2011, and 2011-2012 cougar hunting seasons and regulations.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-272, effective immediately, the "Any weapon" season in the Chelan, Okanogan, Okanogan-Ferry, Stevens-Pend Oreille, Klickitat hunt is October 15-December 31.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective October 16, 2011, at 11:59 p.m.


WAC 232-28-27200A 2009 Black bear and 2009-2010, 2010-2011, and 2011-2012 cougar hunting seasons and regulations.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office