WSR 00-14-080




[ Filed July 5, 2000, 11:48 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 00-10-077.

Title of Rule: 1998-99 and 1999-00 Official hunting hours and small game seasons and 1999 Big game auction permits and raffles.

Purpose: To repeal WAC 232-28-264, 1998-99 and 1999-2000 Official hunting hours and small game seasons and 232-28-274 Big game auction permits and raffles.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.040.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 77.12.040.

Summary: This proposed action repeals obsolete WACs.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Avoid contradictions with existing regulations and meet intent of current WAC.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Dave Brittell, Assistant Director, Wildlife Program, Olympia, (360) 902-2504; and Enforcement: Bruce Bjork, Assistant Director, Enforcement, Olympia, (360) 902-2932.

Name of Proponent: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: The proposed actions repeal outdated WACs and eliminates contradictions with current WACs.

Repealing WAC 232-28-264, effective upon filing, will eliminate the contradiction and allow hunters who draw fall turkey permits to purchase tags and participate in the hunt. Making the action effective upon filing is necessary to ensure orderly distribution of permits and allow hunters adequate time to purchase tags.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: See above.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. This rule does not affect small business.

Section 201, chapter 403, Laws of 1995, does not apply to this rule adoption. This rule is not related to the hydraulics code.

Hearing Location: Best Western Southcenter, 15901 West Valley Road, Tukwila, WA, on August 11-12, 2000, at 8:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Debbie Nelson by July 31, 2000, TDD (360) 902-2207, or (360) 902-2267.

Submit Written Comments to: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Dave Brittell, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, fax (360) 902-2162, by July 31, 2000.

Date of Intended Adoption: August 11, 2000.

July 5, 2000

David Ware

Game Division Manager

for Evan Jacoby

Rules Coordinator


     The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
232-28-264 1999-2000 Official hunting hours and small game seasons
232-28-274 1999 Big game auction permits and raffles

Washington State Code Reviser's Office