WSR 06-16-132

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 06-178 -- Filed August 2, 2006, 9:15 a.m. , effective September 1, 2006, 12:01 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: September 1, 2006, 12:01 a.m.

Purpose: Amend hunting rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-34200A; and amending WAC 232-28-342.

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 September goose season in Grays Harbor County must be reduced in length to comply with federal requirements regarding maximum season length. In a separate rule-making action additional days are proposed later in the year to compensate for the reduction in season length. 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: August 2, 2006.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-34200A   2006 Small game seasons.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-342, it is unlawful to hunt for geese in Grays Harbor County September 1 through September 8, 2006 and September 15, 2006.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 11:59 p.m. September 15, 2006:


WAC 232-28-34200A 2006 Small game seasons.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office