WSR 12-16-092

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 12-164 -- Filed July 31, 2012, 4:36 p.m. , effective July 31, 2012, 4:36 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: To amend landowner hunting permit rules described in WAC 232-28-296.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 232-28-296.

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 hunting pamphlet and agency web site advertised two antlerless permits for the antlerless only hunt listed under the Blackrock Ranches special hunting permit section. Two permits were issued and hunters were notified. The correction is necessary to fulfill the department's commitment to working with landowners to mitigate property damage through public hunting opportunity. The hunt begins August 1, 2012.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: July 31, 2012.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-29600A   Landowner hunting permits.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-296, effective immediately until further notice:

Under the Blackrock Ranches Special Hunting Permits section, change the number of permits for the Antlerless Only hunt from one permit to two permits.

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