WSR 99-17-096

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 99-128-- Filed August 17, 1999, 12:12 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: August 7, 1999.

Purpose: Provide mechanism for funding enhancement accounts.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 220-20-070, 220-140-050, and 232-12-072.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.32.440.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 99-13-054 on June 10, 1999.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: Adjustments made to WAC 220-20-070 and 220-140-050 to reflect consistencies of titles with RCW 75.54.140 and 75.50.100.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 3, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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.

August 13, 1999

Debbie Nelson

for Kelly White, Chairman

Fish and Wildlife Commission

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 98-263, filed 12/31/98, effective 1/1/99)

WAC 220-20-070
Recreational fisheries enhancement account--Funding.

((Pursuant to RCW 75.54.140, effective January 1, 1999, the recreational fisheries enhancement account (account) shall be funded as follows:))

The department shall deposit into the recreational fisheries enhancement ((group)) account ((8.505% of the funds received from the sale of each saltwater license and freshwater, saltwater, shellfish combination license, but not including licenses issued to youths and seniors)) the sum of $1,415,000 during fiscal year 2000, based on 127,000 annual license holders and 29,000 short-term license holders fishing for salmon and marine bottomfish in Puget Sound. Beginning in fiscal year 2001, and each year thereafter, the deposit into the recreational fisheries enhancement account shall be adjusted annually to reflect the actual number of license holders fishing for salmon and marine bottomfish in Puget Sound based on an annual survey from the previous license year conducted by the department beginning with the April 1, 1999, to March 31, 2000, license year survey.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.54.140 and RCW 75.32.370.   WSR 99-02-040 (Order 98-263), 220-20-070, filed 12/31/98, effective 1/1/99.]

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 98-263, filed 12/31/98, effective 1/1/99)

WAC 220-140-050
Funding the ((fisheries)) regional fisheries enhancement group account.

((Pursuant to RCW 75.50.100, effective January 1, 1999, the dedicated fisheries regional enhancement group account (account) shall be funded as follows:))

The department shall deposit into the regional fisheries enhancement group account ((1.927% of the funds received from the sale of each saltwater license and freshwater, saltwater, shellfish combination license, but not including licenses issued to youths and seniors)) the sum of $297,500 during fiscal year 2000, based on 297,500 food fish anglers. Beginning in fiscal year 2001, and each year thereafter, the deposit into the regional fisheries enhancement group account shall be adjusted annually to reflect the actual number of license holders fishing for food fish based on an annual survey from the previous license year conducted by the department beginning with the April 1, 1999, to March 31, 2000, license year survey. Additional deposits to the regional fisheries enhancement group account will be made pursuant to RCW 75.50.100.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.54.140 and RCW 75.32.370.   WSR 99-02-040 (Order 98-263), 220-140-050, filed 12/31/98, effective 1/1/99.]

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 99-02, filed 1/13/99, effective 2/13/99)

WAC 232-12-072
Eastern Washington pheasant enhancement--Funding level determination.

The department shall deposit into the Eastern Washington pheasant enhancement account ((26.06% of the funds received from the sale of small game licenses)) the sum of $385,000 during fiscal year 2000, based on 38,500 Eastern Washington pheasant hunters. Beginning in fiscal year 2001, and each year thereafter, the deposit into the Eastern Washington pheasant enhancement account shall be adjusted annually to reflect the actual number of license holders hunting for pheasant in Eastern Washington based on a survey of licensed hunters from the previous license year.

[Statutory Authority: 1998 c 191 and RCW 75.08.080.   WSR 99-03-029 (Order 99-02), 232-12-072, filed 1/13/99, effective 2/13/99.]