" The principal reason for adopting the changes is that they are responsive to comments provided by commercial industry representatives during the last comment period associated with the rule making process, while maintaining appropriate conservation and harvest opportunity allocation objectives."

That statement was the most ridiculous one in the CES. The hearing was to comment on the proposed CR 102 Supplemental and only that. Ron Warren at the March 29th meeting said Phil approved 14 days at 14.7 %release mortality all done no more input. Then at the following Advisers meeting came with 7 days at 25% release mortality and stated all done and will / did file CR 102 Supplemental. So everyone at the hearing testified as to the proposed CR 102 Supplemental commercial season. Here is the process on WDF&W's website. http://wdfw.wa.gov/about/regulations/how_to_participate.html This is HOW IT IS SUPPOSED TO WORK. http://wdfw.wa.gov/about/regulations/glossary.html

The APA process is rather straight ahead in most government agencies other than WDF&W. http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=34.05 One thing about it WDF&W R 6 it is innovative at the least but rather doubtful that they are in compliance with the APA guidelines but that never seems to bother them much. Following the law that is.

Edited by Rivrguy (09/16/13 03:23 PM)
Dazed and confused.............the fog is closing in