WSR 07-13-103

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 07-122 -- Filed June 20, 2007, 11:25 a.m. , effective June 20, 2007, 11:25 a.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend hunting rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 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: Increasing the number of permits in Nooksack A is necessary to maximize harvest within levels supported under state/tribal agreement and are consistent with the North Cascade Elk Herd Plan.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: June 20, 2007.

Morris Barker

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-35400G   2007 Elk special permits.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-354, change the number of permits to 7 on the modern firearm bull permit hunt Nooksack A, valid for dates Oct. 13 to Nov. 11, for any bull, in GMU 418.

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