WSR 02-03-052

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 02-09 -- Filed January 9, 2002, 4:50 p.m. , effective January 19, 2002, 12:01 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: January 9, 2002.

Purpose: Amend hunting rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-42500C; and amending WAC 232-28-425.

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 Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife recently received $73,000 in federal funds to assist in controlling goose damage in southwest Washington. This amount is above a proposed reduction of $65,000 in state funds for this program, and will allow added flexibility in addressing goose damage problems in southwest Washington by funding additional check station days. This emergency action adds another hunt day each week to the late goose season in Goose Management Area 2A, revising the hunting days from Sat./Sun./Wed. to Sat./Sun./Tue./Thu. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: January 19, 2002, 12:01 a.m.

January 9, 2002

Sara G. LaBorde

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-42500C   2001 Waterfowl season adjustments.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-425, effective January 19, 2002 through March 10, 2002:

(1) Goose Management Area 2A (except Ridgefield NWR) is open only 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 4:01 p.m. March 10, 2002:


WAC 232-28-42500C 2001 Waterfowl season adjustments.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office