WSR 06-11-136

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 06-113 -- Filed May 23, 2006, 12:47 p.m. , effective May 23, 2006 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend hunting rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 232-28-295 and 232-28-354.

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: These three hunts are used for population control and minimizing elk damage claims. The Taneum A hunt was presented as a 150 permit hunt, but a typographical mistake in the rule filing was also inserted in the big game hunting pamphlet. The 4-0 Cattle Company hunts are being offered in conjunction with the landowner. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 2, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: May 23, 2006.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-29500A   Landowner hunting permits.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-295 the following 2006 4-0 Cattle Company Special Hunting Permits are established. Hunters making application for these permits must apply to the department:


Hunt Name Number of Permits Season Special Restrictions Boundary Description
4-0 Antlerless

Elk C

33 Aug. 25-31 Antlerless only 4-0 Grouse Flats
4-0 Antlerless

Elk D

8 Aug. 25-31 Antlerless only 4-0 Mountain View

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NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-35400A   2006 Elk special permits.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-354, the number of permits to be issued for the Taneum A elk special permit hunt is 150.

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