WSR 09-09-083

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 09-53 -- Filed April 15, 2009, 3:31 p.m. , effective May 16, 2009 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: Amending WAC 232-12-047 Unlawful methods for hunting, 232-12-051 Muzzleloading firearms, 232-12-054 Archery requirements -- Archery special use permits, 232-12-055 Hunting -- Hunter orange clothing requirements, 232-12-068 Nontoxic shot requirements, 232-12-828 Hunting of game birds and animals by persons with a disability, 232-28-248 Special closures and firearm restriction areas, 232-28-266 Damage prevention permit hunts, 232-28-272 2009 Black bear and 2009-2010, 2010-2011, and 2011-2012 cougar hunting seasons and regulations, 232-28-273 2009-2011 Moose, bighorn sheep, and mountain goat seasons and permit quotas, 232-28-282 Big game and wild turkey auction, raffle, and special incentive permits, 232-28-291 Special hunting season permits, 232-28-294 Multiple season big game permits, 232-28-295 Landowner hunting permits, 232-28-333 Game management units (GMUs) boundary descriptions -- Region three, 232-28-335 Game management units (GMUs) boundary descriptions -- Region five, 232-28-336 Game management units (GMUs) boundary descriptions -- Region six, 232-28-337 Deer and elk area descriptions, 232-28-342 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 Small game seasons, 232-28-351 2009-2011 Deer general seasons and definitions, 232-28-352 2009-2011 Elk general seasons and definitions, 232-28-353 2009 Deer special permits, 232-28-354 2009 Elk special permits, and 232-28-516 Trapping seasons and regulations; adopting WAC 232-12-062 Party hunting, 232-12-840 Hunting and fishing opportunities for terminally ill persons, and 232-28-287 2009-2010, 2010-2011, and 2011-2012 Cougar permit seasons and regulations; and repealing WAC 232-28-515 Trapping seasons and regulations.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-515; amending WAC 232-12-047, 232-12-051, 232-12-054, 232-12-055, 232-12-068, 232-12-828, 232-28-248, 232-28-266, 232-28-272, 232-28-273, 232-28-282, 232-28-291, 232-28-294, 232-28-295, 232-28-333, 232-28-335, 232-28-336, 232-28-337, 232-28-342, 232-28-351, 232-28-352, 232-28-353, 232-28-354, and 232-28-516.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210, 77.12.150, 77.12.240.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 09-03-111 on January 21, 2009.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: See Reviser's note below.

A final cost-benefit analysis is available by contacting Lori Preuss, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, phone (360) 902-2930, fax (360) 902-2155, e-mail lori.preuss@dfw.wa.gov.

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 3, Amended 24, 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: April 4, 2009.

Miranda Wecker, Chair

Fish and Wildlife Commission

Reviser's note: The material contained in this filing exceeded the page-count limitations of WAC 1-21-040 for appearance in this issue of the Register. It will appear in the 09-10 issue of the Register.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office