WSR 06-18-064

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 06-228 -- Filed September 1, 2006, 2:52 p.m. , effective September 1, 2006 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amending hunting rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 232-28-353 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: The number of permits for these hunts must be increased to accommodate permit holders who were subject to errors during the initiation of a new electronic licensing system. Hunting seasons begin soon; therefore there is insufficient time to promulgate permanent rules. The Toledo E elk special hunt is a damage control hunt and in order to allow for greater hunter participation, we are broadening the types of weapons and/or tags permissible.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: September 1, 2006.

J. P. Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-35300A   2006 Deer special permits.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-353, the number of permits to be issued for:

(1) Chiliwist A deer special permit hunt is 16.

(2) Wynoochee A deer special permit hunt is 111.

(3) Deschutes deer special permit hunt is 81.

(4) Mt. Spokane B deer special permit hunt is 501.

(5) Almota B deer special permit hunt is 101.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-35400B   2006 Elk special permits.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-354:

(1) The number of permits to be issued for:

(a) Cowiche A elk special permit hunt is 25.

(b) Manastash A elk special permit hunt is 251.

(c) Bumping B elk special permit hunt is 101.

(d) Winston A elk special permit hunt is 13.

(e) Ryderwood A elk special permit hunt is 33.

(f) Mountain View D elk special permit hunt is 26.

(g) Observatory C elk special permit hunt is 89.

(h) Rimrock D elk special permit hunt is 119.

(2) The elk tag type for Toledo E elk special permit hunt is "any elk tag".

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