WSR 97-06-127

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

(Wildlife)

[Filed March 5, 1997, 10:43 a.m.]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 97-01-111.

Title of Rule: To amend WAC 232-28-02290 Game management units (GMUs)--Special game areas--Boundary descriptions--Private lands wildlife management areas.

Purpose: To edit the boundary description to include only property owners that are in the private lands area.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.020, 77.12.030, 77.12.040, or 77.32.220.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 77.12.020, 77.12.030, 77.12.040, or 77.32.220.

Summary: The boundary has been edited slightly to reflect only property owners that joined the private lands area program.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: To correct the boundary description.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Dave Brittell, Assistant Director, Wildlife Management Program, Olympia, (360) 902-2504; and Enforcement: Ron Swatfigure, Acting Assistant Director, Enforcement Program, Olympia, (360) 902-2927.

Name of Proponent: Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: To correct the boundary description for Merrill and Ring private lands area by adding an exception.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: See above.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. These rules do not affect small business.

Section 201, chapter 403, Laws of 1995, does not apply to this rule adoption.

Hearing Location: Longview Elks Lodge, 1265 12th Avenue, Longview, WA 98632, on April 18-19, 1997, at 8:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Debbie Nelson by April 1, 1997, TDD (360) 902-2207, or (360) 902-2267.

Submit Written Comments to: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Evan Jacoby, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, FAX (360) 902-2930, by April 4, 1997.

Date of Intended Adoption: April 19, 1997.

March 5, 1997

Evan Jacoby

Legal Counsel

AMENDING ORDER [(Amending Order 97-47, filed 2/27/97)]

WAC 232-28-02290 Game management units (GMUs)--Special game areas--Boundary descriptions--Private lands wildlife management areas.

Area Description

PLWMA 201 - Wilson Creek (Grant County): This area surrounds Billy Clapp Lake directly north of the town of Stratford and northwest of the town of Wilson Creek. The legal description is T22N, R29E; North 1/2 of Section 3, Section 4 except southeast 1/4 of southeast 1/4 and north 1/2 of northwest 1/4; Section 5; Section 6 north of State Highway 28; Sections 8 and 9. T23N, R29E, Sections 5, 6, 7, and 8; Sections 13, 14, 17, and 18; Section 19 except for northwest 1/4 of the southwest 1/4; Sections 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, and 29; southeast 1/4 of Section 30; Section 31; Section 32 south 1/2 of northwest 1/4 and north 1/2 of southwest 1/4; Sections 33, 34, and 35. T23N, R28E, Sections 1 and 2, Section 3 except west 1/4; Section 4 except southwest 1/4 and east 1/2 of southeast 1/4; Section 5; Section 6 except west 1/4; Sections 7 and 8; Section 9 except south 1/2; north 1/2 of Section 10 except west 1/4; Section 11 except south 1/4; north 1/2 of Section 12; Section 15 except that part within Stratford Game Reserve; Section 16 except northeast 1/4; Sections 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, and 23; Sections 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, and 33; north 1/2 and north 1/2 of south 1/2 of Section 34; Section 35 except that part in game reserve. T23N, R27E, Section 11, south 1/2 of southwest 1/4 and west 1/4 of southeast 1/4 of Section 12; Sections 13 and 14; Section 22 except west 1/2 of southwest 1/4; Sections 23, 24, 25, 26, and 27. T24N, R28E, Section 35. T24N, R29E, Section 31; west 1/2 of Section 32. Public lands with the external boundaries are not part of the PLWMA.

PLWMA 401 - Champion (Pierce County): Beginning at the intersection of Champion haul road (Champion 1 Rd.) and the Camp One Road near the town of Kapowsin; then southwest along Champion 1 Rd. to east side of Lake Kapowsin; then along east side of Lake Kapowsin to Ohop Creek; then up Ohop Creek to Champion ownership line; then along ownership line to N.W. corner Section 31, T17N, R5E; then south along section line to 1/4 corner Section 6, T16N, R5E; then easterly along Weyerhaeuser/Champion ownership line to intersection with Busy Wild Creek; then up Busy Wild Creek to intersection with Champion ownership on the section line between Sections 10 & 15, T15N, R6E; then west and south along DNR/Champion ownership line and Plum Creek Timber Co./Champion ownership line to most southerly point of Champion ownership (northwest of Ashford, WA); then easterly along Champion ownership line to DNR/Champion ownership line; then north and east to USFS/Champion ownership line; then north along USFS/Champion ownership line to S.W. corner Section 31, T16N, R7E; then east along USFS/Champion ownership line to S.E. corner Section 31, T16N, R7E; then north along USFS/Champion ownership line to N.W. corner Section 32, T16N, R7E; then east along Plum Creek Timber Co./USFS ownership line to N.E. corner Section 32, T16N, R7E; then south along USFS/Champion ownership line to S.E. corner Section 32, T16N, R7E; then ((west)) east along USFS/Champion ownership line to Mount Rainier National Park Boundary; then north along Mount Rainier National Park Boundary to N.E. corner Section 33 T17N, R7E; then following north and ((east)) west along USFS/Champion ownership line to intersection with SR 165 near the N.E. corner Section 24, T17N, R7E; then northwest along SR 165 to intersection with Carbon River; then down Carbon River to the BPA Transmission Line; then south and west along the powerline to the Fisk Road; then south along the Fisk Road to the King Creek Gate; then north and west along the Brooks Road BPA Transmission line; then southwest along BPA Transmission line to the Puyallup River (excluding all small, private ownership); then up Puyallup River to intersection with Champion haul road bridge; then south along Champion haul road to point of beginning. Another portion of PLWMA 401 Champion is the Buckley block (Kapowsin North described as follows: Beginning at the intersection of the BPA Transmission line and South Prairie Creek; then up South Prairie Creek to East Fork South Prairie Creek; then up East Fork South Prairie Creek to Plum Creek Timber Co./Champion ownership line (on south line of Section 33, T19N, R7E); then along Champion ownership line to center line of Section 34, T19N, R7E; then north and east along DNR/Champion ownership line to S.W. corner Section 27, T19N, R7E; then north along Weyerhaeuser/Champion ownership line to White River; then down White River to where it crosses west line Section 6, T19N, R7E; then south and west along Champion ownership line to intersection with South Prairie Creek; then up South Prairie Creek to point of beginning.

PLWMA 401A - Kapowsin North (Buckley): That portion of PLWMA 401 description which includes the Buckley block.

PLWMA 401B - Kapowsin Central (King Creek): That portion of PLWMA 401 description which lies to the north of the Puyallup River, excluding the Buckley block.

PLWMA 401C - Kapowsin South (Kapowsin): That portion of PLWMA 401 description which lies to the south of the Puyallup River.

PLWMA 600 - Merrill and Ring (Clallam County): Beginning at Clallam Bay, east along the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the mouth of Deep Creek, then south along Deep Creek to the township line between Townships 30 and 31, then west along said township line to Highway 113 (Burnt Mt. Road) and north along Burnt Mt. Road (Highway 112 and 113) to Clallam Bay and point of beginning, except the following described lands: T31N, R10W: E 1/2 W 1/2, E 1/2 West of Deep Creek Section 19, Except SW 1/4 NW 1/4, SW 1/4, W 1/2 E 1/2 West of Deep Creek Section 30, Except North & West of Deep Creek Section 31: T31N R11W; Except the SW 1/4 SE 1/4 Section 7, Except that portion of NW 1/4 SE 1/4 which is County Park Section 10, Except the NE 1/4 NE 1/4 Section 14, Except W 1/2, W 1/2 E 1/2, SE 1/4 NE 1/4, NE 1/4 SE 1/4 Section 16, Except SW 1/4 NE 1/4 Section 17, Except NW 1/4 NW 1/4, SE 1/4 NW 1/4, SE 1/4, NE 1/4, NW 1/4 SE 1/4 Section 18, Except W 1/2 SW 1/4, SW 1/4 NE 1/4 Section 19, Except W 1/2 SW 1/4 Section 27, Except S 1/2 S 1/2, N 1/2 SW 1/4 Section 28, Except E 1/2 SE 1/4, SW 1/4 SE 1/4, NE 1/4, SW 1/4 Section 29, Except SW 1/4 SE 1/4 Section 30, Except NE 1/4 Section 31, Except All Section 32, Except All Section 33, except SW 1/4 NE 1/4, S 1/2 Section 34, T31N R12W; Except SE 1/4 SE 1/4, W 1/2 SE 1/4 East of Highway 112 Section 4, Except All East of Highway 112 Section 9, Except E 1/2 NE 1/4, SW 1/4 NE 1/4, W 1/2, SW 1/4, NW 1/4 SE 1/4 Section 13, Except S 1/2 SE 1/4 Section 14, Except E 1/2 NW 1/4 East of Highway 112 Section 23, Except N 1/2 SW 1/4, SE 1/4 NW 1/4 Section 24, Except SE 1/4 SW 1/4, SW 1/4 SE 1/4 Section 26, Except N 1/2 N 1/2, NE 1/4 SW 1/4 Section 35, Except All Section 36: T32N R12W; Except W 1/2 SE 1/4 Section 21, Except All Section 22, Except NW 1/4 Section 27, Except NE 1/4, N 1/2 SE 1/4, E 1/2 W 1/2 East of Highway 112 Section 28, Except E 1/2 W 1/2 East of Highway 112 Section 33, Except S 1/2 Section 36.

PLWMA 600A North - Merrill and Ring North: That portion of PLWMA 600 north of Highway 112.

PLWMA 600B South - Merrill and Ring South: That portion of PLWMA 600 south of Highway 112.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 97-06-055 (Order 97-47), 232-28-02290, filed 2/27/97, effective 3/30/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.010 and 77.12.040. 96-04-027, 232-28-02290, filed 2/1/96, effective 3/3/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 94-11-045 (Order 653), 232-28-02290, filed 5/10/94, effective 6/10/94.]

Reviser's note: The bracketed material preceding the section above was supplied by the code reviser's office.

Reviser's note: The typographical errors in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appear in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.

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