FISH AND WILDLIFE
Purpose: Amend hunting rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-28200A; and amending WAC 232-28-282.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.240.
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 Schoolhouse Fire caused the hunt area to be temporarily closed. The hunting opportunity was curtailed during this emergency closure, and the area has reopened. Affording hunting opportunity is consistent with the management objective, and the hunt season needs to be lengthened to afford this opportunity. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: October 12, 2005.
J. P. Koenings
by Larry Peck
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 12:01 a.m. December 1, 2005:
|WAC 232-28-28200A||Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep auction or raffle permit.|