FISH AND WILDLIFE
Date of Adoption: December 19, 2002.
Purpose: Amend hunting rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-42600A and 232-28-42600B; and amending WAC 232-28-426.
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: This rule is necessary to close Management Area 2B on December 25, 2002. Willapa National Wildlife Refuge has informed us that they will not run a mandatory check station on Christmas. There is insufficient time to promulgate permanent rules.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 2.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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:
Pilot Rule Making:
or Other Alternative Rule Making:
Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.
December 19, 2002
J. P. Koenings
by Larry Peck
Goose Management Area 2B is open only 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays immediately through December 29, 2002.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
|WAC 232-28-42600A||2002 Waterfowl season adjustments.|
|WAC 232-28-42600B||2002 Waterfowl season adjustments.|