WSR 12-13-016

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 12-110 -- Filed June 8, 2012, 9:32 a.m. , effective June 8, 2012, 9:32 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: To amend elk hunting rules described in WAC 232-28-360.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 232-28-360.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047.

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 special permit hunt dates originally adopted in the WAC would have resulted in overlaps between archers and modern firearm hunters or were outside of the time frame desired by the landowners who provide recreational access to hunters. Corrections to the dates were provided to the public via alternate means (agency web site). These corrections will help to avoid confusion for the more than sixty thousand Washington citizens who take part in the special permit application process.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: June 8, 2012.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-36000A   2012 Elk special permits.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-360, effective immediately until further notice:

Under the Quality elk section, the dates for the Green River modern firearm (WF) hunt should be changed from Nov. 12-18 to Oct. 27-Nov. 2.

Under the Quality elk section, the dates for the Toutle modern firearm (WF) hunt should be changed from Sept. 17-30 and Nov. 3-14 to Sept. 24-28 and Nov. 3-14.

Under the Bulls section, the dates for the Margaret modern firearm (WF) hunt with 4 permits should be changed from Sept. 17-30 and Nov. 3-14 to Sept. 24-30 and Nov. 3-14.

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