WSR 97-18-020

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

(Wildlife)

[Order 97-168--Filed August 25, 1997, 4:43 p.m.]

Date of Adoption: August 9, 1997.

Purpose: To amend WAC 232-12-061 Tagging requirements.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 232-12-061.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.040.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 97-14-091 on July 2, 1997.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: The adopted version of WAC 232-12-061 differs from the proposed version filed with the code reviser in the following specifics:

1. The period (.) at the end of the first sentence is replaced with a comma (,), and the underlined sentence is modified to read "species((.)), except for black bear or cougar, where for purposes of achieving species harvest management goals, the fish and wildlife commission determines that tags are not required for these two big game animals."

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

August 21, 1997

Lisa Pelly, Chair

Fish and Wildlife Commission

AMENDATORY SECTION [(Amending Order 174, filed 10/22/81)]

WAC 232-12-061 Tagging requirements. It is unlawful for a person who kills a big game animal or turkey to fail to immediately cut out and completely remove from their tag the designated notches corresponding to the day and month of the kill for that species((.)), except for black bear or cougar, where for purposes of achieving species harvest management goals, the fish and wildlife commission determines that tags are not required for these two big game animals. A person who kills such animal or bird, shall immediately attach their notched tag to the carcass of such animal or bird. That tag must remain attached to the carcass while it is being transported and must remain with the wildlife during the period of retention of the edible parts.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 81-22-002 (Order 174), 232-12-061, filed 10/22/81; 81-12-029 (Order 165), 232-12-061, filed 6/1/81. Formerly WAC 232-12-160.]

Reviser's note: The bracketed material preceding the section above was supplied by the code reviser's office.

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