WSR 97-18-019

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

(Wildlife)

[Order 97-167--Filed August 25, 1997, 4:41 p.m.]

Date of Adoption: August 9, 1997.

Purpose: To amend WAC 232-12-011 Wildlife classified as protected shall not be hunted or fished and 232-12-014 Wildlife classified as endangered species.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 232-12-011 and 232-12-014.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.020.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 97-14-090 on July 2, 1997.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, amended 2, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.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 21, 1997

Lisa Pelly, Chair

Fish and Wildlife Commission

AMENDATORY SECTION [(Amending WSR 97-12-048, filed 6/2/97, effective 7/3/97)]

WAC 232-12-011 Wildlife classified as protected shall not be hunted or fished. Protected wildlife are designated into three subcategories: Threatened, sensitive, and other.

(1) Threatened species are any wildlife species native to the state of Washington that are likely to become endangered within the foreseeable future throughout a significant portion of their range within the state without cooperative management or removal of threats. Protected wildlife designated as threatened include:

Common Name Scientific Name

western gray squirrel Sciurus griseus

Steller (northern)

sea lion Eumetopias jubatus

North American lynx Lynx canadensis

Aleutian Canada goose Branta canadensis

leucopareia

bald eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus

ferruginous hawk Buteo regalis

marbled murrelet Brachyramphus

marmoratus

green sea turtle Chelonia mydas

loggerhead sea turtle Caretta caretta

(2) Sensitive species are any wildlife species native to the state of Washington that are vulnerable or declining and are likely to become endangered or threatened in a significant portion of their range within the state without cooperative management or removal of threats. Protected wildlife designated as sensitive include:



Common Name Scientific Name

Gray whale Eschrichtius gibbosus

Larch Mountain

salamander Plethodon larselli

(3) Other protected wildlife include:

Common Name Scientific Name

cony or pika Ochotona princeps

least chipmunk Tamius minimus

yellow-pine

chipmunk Tamius amoenus

Townsend's

chipmunk Tamius townsendii

red-tailed

chipmunk Tamius ruficaudus

hoary marmot Marmota caligata

Olympic marmot Marmota olympus

Cascade

golden-mantled

ground squirrel Spermophilus saturatus

golden-mantled

ground squirrel Spermophilus lateralis

Washington ground

squirrel Spermophilus washingtoni

red squirrel Tamiasciurus hudsonicus

Douglas squirrel Tamiasciurus douglasii

northern flying

squirrel Glaucomys sabrinus

fisher Martes pennanti

wolverine Gulo gulo

painted turtle Chrysemys picta

California mountain

kingsnake Lampropeltis zonata;

all birds not classified as game birds, predatory birds or endangered species, or designated as threatened species or sensitive species; all bats, except when found in or immediately adjacent to a dwelling or other occupied building; mammals of the order Cetacea, including whales, porpoises, and mammals of the order Pinnipedia not otherwise classified as endangered species, or designated as threatened species or sensitive species. This section shall not apply to hair seals and sea lions which are threatening to damage or are damaging commercial fishing gear being utilized in a lawful manner or when said mammals are damaging or threatening to damage commercial fish being lawfully taken with commercial gear.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.020, 77.12.030 and 77.32.220. 97-12-048, 232-12-011, filed 6/2/97, effective 7/3/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.020. 93-21-027 (Order 615), 232-12-011, filed 10/14/93, effective 11/14/93; 90-11-065 (Order 441), 232-12-011, filed 5/15/90, effective 6/15/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 89-11-061 (Order 392), 232-12-011, filed 5/18/89; 82-19-026 (Order 192), 232-12-011, filed 9/9/82; 81-22-002 (Order 174), 232-12-011, filed 10/22/81; 81-12-029 (Order 165), 232-12-011, filed 6/1/81.]

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

AMENDATORY SECTION [(Amending Order 616, filed 10/14/93, effective 11/14/93)]

WAC 232-12-014 Wildlife classified as endangered species. Endangered species include:

Common Name Scientific Name

pygmy rabbit Brachylagus idahoensis

gray wolf Canis lupus

grizzly bear Ursus arctos

sea otter Enhydra lutris

((gray whale)) ((Eschrichtius robustus))

sei whale Balaenoptera borealis

fin whale Balaenoptera physalus

blue whale Balaenoptera musculus

humpback whale Megaptera novaeangliae

black right whale Balaena glacialis

sperm whale Physeter macrocephalus

Columbian white-tailed deer Odocoileus virginianus leucurus

woodland caribou Rangifer tarandus caribou

American white pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos

brown pelican Pelecanus occidentalis

((Aleutian Canada goose)) ((Branta canadensis

leucopareia))

peregrine falcon Falco peregrinus

sandhill crane Grus canadensis

snowy plover charadrius alexandrinus

upland sandpiper Bartramia longicauda

spotted owl Strix occidentalis

western pond turtle Clemmys marmorata

leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea

Oregon silverspot butterfly Speyeria zerene hippolyta

Oregon spotted frog Rana pretiosa



[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.020. 93-21-026 (Order 616), 232-12-014, filed 10/14/93, effective 11/14/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.020(6). 88-05-032 (Order 305), 232-12-014, filed 2/12/88. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 82-19-026 (Order 192), 232-12-014, filed 9/9/82; 81-22-002 (Order 174), 232-12-014, filed 10/22/81; 81-12-029 (Order 165), 232-12-014, filed 6/1/81.]

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

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