WSR 12-13-018

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 12-109 -- Filed June 8, 2012, 9:33 a.m. , effective June 8, 2012, 9:33 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: To amend deer hunting rules described in WAC 232-28-359.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 232-28-359.

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 special-permit season dates contained in the adopted rule would have resulted in overlaps between muzzleloader hunters and modern firearm hunters. Corrections to these dates were provided to the public via alternate means (agency web site). These corrections will help avoid confusion for the more than sixty thousand Washington citizens who take part in the special permit application process and rely on the department to provide orderly hunts.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: June 8, 2012.

Philip Anderson

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-35900A   2012 Deer special permits.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-359, effective immediately until further notice:

Under the Youth deer section, for the Skookumchuck modern firearm, Antlerless hunt, the dates should be changed from Oct. 6-31 to Oct. 13-31.

Under the Youth deer section, for the Skookumchuck modern firearm, Any buck hunt, the dates should be changed from Oct. 6-31 to Sept. 29-Oct. 5.

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