WSR 97-16-104

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

(Wildlife)

[Filed August 5, 1997, 5:01 p.m.]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 97-13-024.

Title of Rule: Personal use rules.

Purpose: Amend personal use rules.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.040.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 77.12.040.

Summary: Relaxes seasons, catch, size, and possession limits for certain lakes and then closes the lakes to fishing.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: These lakes are scheduled for rehabilitation. Seasons are extended, and/or catch, size, and possession limits would provide additional recreational opportunity.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Evan Jacoby, 1111 Washington Street, Olympia, 902-2930; Implementation: Bruce Crawford, 1111 Washington Street, Olympia, 902-2325; and Enforcement: Ron Swatfigure, 1111 Washington Street, Olympia, 902-2927.

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

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

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: The department is planning to rehabilitate certain lakes. Increased recreational opportunity will exist prior to the rehabilitations, but the lakes will need to be closed to facilitate the rehabilitation process.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: Relaxes seasons, catch, size, and possession limits for certain lakes prior to rehabilitation and then closes the lakes to facilitate the rehabilitation process.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. These rules affect recreational fishing, not small businesses.

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

Hearing Location: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, 1111 Washington Street, Olympia, WA, on September 9, 1997, at 10:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Robin Ayers by August 25, 1997, TDD (360) 902-2207, or (360) 902-2933.

Submit Written Comments to: Evan Jacoby, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Rules Coordinator, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501, FAX (360) 902-2942, by August 25, 1997.

Date of Intended Adoption: September 9, 1997.

August 5, 1997

Evan Jacoby

Rules Coordinator

NEW SECTION

WAC 232-28-61900N Washington game fish--Exceptions to state-wide rules. Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-12-619 and WAC 232-28-619, the following game fish seasons, catch, size, and possession limits apply:

Heritage Lake (Stevens Co.): Effective 12:01 a.m., August 15, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, September 30, 1997; catch, size, and possession limits on all game fish species are waived. closed waters 12:01 a.m., October 1, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, October 31, 1997.

Thomas Lake (Stevens Co.): Effective 12:01 a.m., August 15, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, September 30, 1997; catch, size, and possession limits on all game fish species are waived. closed waters 12:01 a.m., October 1, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, October 31, 1997.

Gillette Lake (Stevens Co.): Effective 12:01 a.m., August 15, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, September 30, 1997; catch, size, and possession limits on all game fish species are waived. closed waters 12:01 a.m., October 1, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, October 31, 1997.

Sherry Lake (Stevens Co.): Effective 12:01 a.m., August 15, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, September 30, 1997; catch, size, and possession limits on all game fish species are waived. closed waters 12:01 a.m., October 1, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, October 31, 1997.

Leo Lake (Stevens/Pend Oreille Co.): Effective 12:01 a.m., August 15, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, September 30, 1997; catch, size, and possession limits on all game fish species are waived. closed waters 12:01 a.m., October 1, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, October 31, 1997.

Deadman Lake (Adams Co.): Effective 12:01 a.m., August 15, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, September 30, 1997; catch, size, and possession limits on all game fish species are waived.

Coyote/Bobcat Ponds (Adams Co.): Effective 12:01 a.m., August 15, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, September 30, 1997; catch, size, and possession limits on all game fish species are waived.

Shiner Lake (Adams Co.): Effective 12:01 a.m., August 15, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, September 30, 1997; catch, size, and possession limits on all game fish species are waived.

Hutchinson Lake (Adams Co.): Effective 12:01 a.m., August 15, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, September 30, 1997; catch, size, and possession limits on all game fish species are waived.

Coyote/Bobcat/Hays Creeks (Adams Co.): Effective 12:01 a.m., August 15, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, September 30, 1997; catch, size, and possession limits on all game fish species are waived.

Halfmoon Lake (Pend Oreille Co.): Effective 12:01 a.m., August 15, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, September 30, 1997; catch, size, and possession limits on all game fish species are waived. closed waters 12:01 a.m., October 1, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, October 31, 1997.

Jump Off Joe (Stevens Co.): Effective 12:01 a.m., August 15, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, September 30, 1997; catch, size, and possession limits on all game fish species are waived. closed waters 12:01 a.m., October 1, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, October 31, 1997.

Morgan Lake (Adams Co.): Effective 12:01 a.m., August 15, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, September 30, 1997; catch, size, and possession limits on all game fish species are waived.

Halfmoon Lake (Adams Co.): Effective 12:01 a.m., August 15, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, September 30, 1997; catch, size, and possession limits on all game fish species are waived

Corral Lake (Grant Co.): Effective 12:01 a.m., August 15, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, September 30, 1997; catch, size, and possession limits on all game fish species are waived. closed waters 12:01 a.m., October 1, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, October 31, 1997.

Blythe Lake (Grant Co.): Effective 12:01 a.m., August 15, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, September 30, 1997; catch, size, and possession limits on all game fish species are waived. closed waters 12:01 a.m., October 1, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, October 31, 1997.

Chukar Lake (Grant Co.): Effective 12:01 a.m., August 15, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, September 30, 1997; catch, size, and possession limits on all game fish species are waived. closed waters 12:01 a.m., October 1, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, October 31, 1997.

Scaup Lake (Grant Co.): Effective 12:01 a.m., August 15, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, September 30, 1997; catch, size, and possession limits on all game fish species are waived. closed waters 12:01 a.m., October 1, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, October 31, 1997.

Aztec Lake (Grant Co.): Effective 12:01 a.m., August 15, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, September 30, 1997; catch, size, and possession limits on all game fish species are waived. closed waters 12:01 a.m., October 1, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, October 31, 1997.

Desert Lake (Grant Co.): Effective 12:01 a.m., August 15, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, September 30, 1997; catch, size, and possession limits on all game fish species are waived. closed waters 12:01 a.m., October 1, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, October 31, 1997.

Dune Lake (Grant Co.): Effective 12:01 a.m., August 15, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, September 30, 1997; catch, size, and possession limits on all game fish species are waived. closed waters 12:01 a.m., October 1, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, October 31, 1997.

Lizard Lake (Grant Co.): Effective 12:01 a.m., August 15, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, September 30, 1997; catch, size, and possession limits on all game fish species are waived. closed waters 12:01 a.m., October 1, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, October 31, 1997.

Meadowlark Lake (Grant Co.): Effective 12:01 a.m., August 15, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, September 30, 1997; catch, size, and possession limits on all game fish species are waived. closed waters 12:01 a.m., October 1, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, October 31, 1997.

Sedge Lake (Grant Co.): Effective 12:01 a.m., August 15, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, September 30, 1997; catch, size, and possession limits on all game fish species are waived. closed waters 12:01 a.m., October 1, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, October 31, 1997.

Tern Lake (Grant Co.): Effective 12:01 a.m., August 15, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, September 30, 1997; catch, size, and possession limits on all game fish species are waived. closed waters 12:01 a.m., October 1, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, October 31, 1997.

North Desert Lake (Grant Co.): Effective 12:01 a.m., August 15, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, September 30, 1997; catch, size, and possession limits on all game fish species are waived. closed waters 12:01 a.m., October 1, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, October 31, 1997.

Aeneas Lake (Okanogan Co.): Effective 12:01 a.m., August 15, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, September 30, 1997; catch, size, and possession limits on all game fish species are waived. closed waters 12:01 a.m., October 1, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, October 31, 1997.

June Lake (Grant Co.): Effective 12:01 a.m., August 5, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, September 14, 1997; catch, size, and possession limits on all game fish species are waived. closed waters 12:01 a.m., September 15, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, October 31, 1997.

No. North Windmill Lake (Grant Co.): Effective 12:01 a.m., August 5, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, September 14, 1997; catch, size, and possession limits on all game fish species are waived. closed waters 12:01 a.m., September 15, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, October 31, 1997.

North Windmill Lake (Grant Co.): Effective 12:01 a.m., August 5, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, September 14, 1997; catch, size, and possession limits on all game fish species are waived. closed waters 12:01 a.m., September 15, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, October 31, 1997.

Windmill Lake (Grant Co.): Effective 12:01 a.m., August 5, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, September 14, 1997; catch, size, and possession limits on all game fish species are waived. closed waters 12:01 a.m., September 15, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, October 31, 1997.

Canal Lake (Grant Co.): Effective 12:01 a.m., August 5, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, September 14, 1997; catch, size, and possession limits on all game fish species are waived. closed waters 12:01 a.m., September 15, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, October 31, 1997.

Heart Lake (Grant Co.): Effective 12:01 a.m., August 5, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, September 14, 1997; catch, size, and possession limits on all game fish species are waived. closed waters 12:01 a.m., September 15, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, October 31, 1997.

Pit Lake (Grant Co.): Effective 12:01 a.m., August 5, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, September 14, 1997; catch, size, and possession limits on all game fish species are waived. closed waters 12:01 a.m., September 15, 1997 through 12:00 midnight, October 31, 1997.

Para-Juvenile Lake (Grant co.): Effective 12:01 a.m., January 15, 1998 through 11:59 p.m., February 28, 1998; catch, size, and possession limits on all game fish species are waived. closed waters 12:01 a.m., March 1, 1998 through midnight, April 24, 1998.

McManamon Lake (Adams Co.): Effective 12:01 a.m., January 15, 1998 through 11:59 p.m., February 28, 1998; catch, size, and possession limits on all game fish species are waived. closed waters 12:01 a.m., March 1, 998 through midnight, April 24, 1998.

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REPEALER

The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is hereby repealed effective 12:01 a.m., April 25, 1998:

WAC 232-28-61900N Washington game fish--Exceptions to state-wide rules.

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