WSR 08-17-088

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 08-207 -- Filed August 19, 2008, 3:45 p.m. , effective August 19, 2008, 3:45 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend hunting rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 232-28-273.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210.

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: To reduce recreational conflicts between hikers and hunters on Mount Baker.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: August 19, 2008.

Phil Anderson

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-27300C   2006-2008 Moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goat seasons and permit quotas   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-273, effective immediately, change the permit area boundary description for "Goat Unit 4-7 Avalanche Gorge" to limit goat hunting to areas with low recreation use by hikers. The new permit area boundary description should read, "Goat Unit 4-7 Avalanche Gorge: Permit Area: Whatcom County within the following described boundary: Beginning at the intersection of the Baker Lake Road (USFS Road 394) and Park Creek; then northwest up Park Creek to Park Glacier; then continue westerly up Park Glacier to the summit of Mount Baker; then northerly down Mazama Glacier to Bar Creek; then northeast down Bar Creek to the confluence of Wells Creek; then southeast up Wells Creek to west tributary of Wells Creek at waypoint 592795 E 5409530 N (NAD27); then south along west tributary to Coleman Pinnacle; then south along ridge to waypoint 592390 E 5407450 N; then east to western most tributary of Swift Creek at waypoint 592775 E 5407440 N; then east to the confluence with Swift Creek at waypoint 595690 E 5407970 N; then south and southeast down Swift Creek to the Baker Lake Road (USFS Road 394); then west along the Baker Lake Road (USFS Road 394) to Park Creek and the point of beginning."

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