WSR 07-18-046

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 07-202 -- Filed August 29, 2007, 4:31 p.m. , effective August 29, 2007, 4:31 p.m. ]


Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.

Purpose: Amend hunting rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-35200E; and amending WAC 232-28-352.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210.

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: This change is necessary for public welfare and allowing all hunters to hunt public lands within this geographic area.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 29, 2007.

Phil Anderson

for Jeff Koenings

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-35200E   2006-2008 Elk general seasons and definitions.   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-352, effective immediately through December 15, 2007, under western Washington, modern firearm and early archery seasons, all references regarding Elk Area 6064 are changed to apply to Elk Area 6063 instead. Under late archery for western Washington, November 21 - December 15, change the "AHE Master Hunters only in Elk Area" from 6064 to 6063.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective 11:59 p.m. December 15, 2007:

WAC 232-28-35200E 2006-2008 Elk general seasons and definitions.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office