WSR 97-06-056

PERMANENT RULES

FISH AND WILDLIFE

COMMISSION

(Wildlife)

[Order 97-46--Filed February 27, 1997, 3:32 p.m.]

Date of Adoption: December 7, 1996.

Purpose: To amend WAC 232-28-02270 Game management units (GMUs)--Special game areas--Boundary descriptions--Bighorn sheep units.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 232-28-02270.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.040.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 96-21-166 on October 23, 1996.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: The adopted version of WAC 232-28-02270 differs from the version filed with the code reviser in the following specifics:

1. Sheep Unit 4 Selah Butte was amended on lines 3 and 4 as follows: . . . east of the Yakima River and ((west of the Yakima Training Center.)) north of Selah Creek, west of Interstate 82 and south of Interstate 90.

2. Sheep Unit 9 Blackbutte was amended on lines 2 and 3 as follows: All of ((GMU 184 (Joseph), 185 (Blackbutte),)) GMU 186 (Grande Ronde) and . . .

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

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

December 30, 1996

Lisa Pelly

for Mitchell S. Johnson

Chairman

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 96-04-027, filed 2/1/96, effective 3/3/96)

WAC 232-28-02270 Game management units (GMUs)--Special game areas--Boundary descriptions--Bighorn sheep units.

Sheep Unit 1 Okanogan: Permit Area: Okanogan County west of the Okanogan River.

Sheep Unit 2 Vulcan Mountain: Permit Area: Ferry County north of the Kettle River.

Sheep Unit 3 Tucannon River: Permit Area: The Tucannon River drainage in Columbia and Garfield counties.

Sheep Unit 4 Selah Butte: Permit Area: That part of Yakima and Kittitas counties between Ellensburg and Yakima east of the Yakima River and north of Selah Creek, west of Interstate 82 and south of Interstate 90.

Sheep Unit 5 Umtanum: Permit Area: That part of Yakima County north of Wenas Creek and that part of Kittitas County south of U.S. Highway 90 and west of Yakima River.

Sheep Unit 6 Murray: Permit Area: That part of Yakima County north of Wenas Creek and that part of Kittitas County south of U.S. Highway 90.

Sheep Unit 7 Clemon Mountain: Permit Area: Yakima County within the following described area: Beginning at the mouth of Wenas Creek on the Yakima River; then Northwest up Wenas Creek to Malloy Road; then west on Malloy Road to USFS Road 1701; then west on USFS Road 1701 to State Highway 410; then southeast on Highway 410 to U.S. Highway 12; then southeast on Highway 12 to the Yakima River at Yakima; then north on the Yakima River to the mouth of Wenas Creek and point of beginning.

Sheep Unit 8 Mountainview: Permit Area: That part of Asotin County within the following described boundary: Beginning at Anatone; then west along the main Big Butte-Mount Misery Road to its junction with the Mountain Road (40); then south along the Mountain Road to the West Fork of Grouse Creek; then southeast down Grouse Creek to the Oregon-Washington boundary; then east along said boundary to State Highway 129; then north along State Highway 129 to Anatone and point of beginning.

Sheep Unit 9 Blackbutte: Permit Area: That part of Asotin County within the following described boundary: All of ((GMU 184 (Joseph), 185 (Blackbutte),)) GMU 186 (Grande Ronde) and that part of GMU 181 (Couse) that drains into the Grande Ronde River between the mouth of the Grande Ronde River and State Highway 129.

Sheep Unit 10 Mt. Hull: Permit Area: That part of Okanogan County within the following described boundary: Beginning at Oroville; then south along U.S. Highway 97 to the Swanson's Mill Road (old Mt. Hull Road) near Lake Andrews; then east to the Dry Gulch Road; then north to the Oroville-Toroda Creek Road (Molson Grade Road); then west to Oroville and the point of beginning.

Sheep Unit 11 Wenaha Wilderness: Permit Area: The Crooked Creek drainage in Asotin, Garfield, and Columbia counties within the boundary of GMU 169.

Sheep Unit 12 Lincoln Cliffs: Permit Area: That part of Lincoln County north of Highway 2.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.010 and 77.12.040. 96-04-027, 232-28-02270, filed 2/1/96, effective 3/3/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 94-11-043 (Order 651), 232-28-02270, filed 5/10/94, effective 6/10/94.]

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