WSR 97-18-026

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

(Wildlife)

[Order 97-164--Filed August 25, 1997, 4:55 p.m.]

Date of Adoption: August 9, 1997.

Purpose: To amend WAC 232-12-068 Nontoxic shot requirements for waterfowl, coot and snipe hunting.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 232-12-068.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.040.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 97-14-093 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.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

August 21, 1997

Lisa Pelly, Chair

Fish and Wildlife Commission

AMENDATORY SECTION [(Amending Order 96-127, filed 8/22/96, effective 9/22/96)]

WAC 232-12-068 Nontoxic shot requirement for waterfowl, coot, and snipe hunting. It is unlawful to possess shot (either in shotshells or as loose shot for muzzleloading) other than steel shot, ((or)) bismuth-tin shot (nominally ((97-3 percent, respectively))) 97 parts bismuth: 3 parts tin with <1 percent residual lead), or tungsten-iron shot (nominally 40 parts tungsten: 60 parts iron with <1 percent residual lead) when hunting for waterfowl, coot, or snipe.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040 and 77.12.010. 96-18-009 (Order 96-127), 232-12-068, filed 8/22/96, effective 9/22/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 95-18-072 (Order 95-126) 232-12-068, filed 9/1/95, effective 10/2/95.]

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

Reviser's note: RCW 34.05.395 requires the use of underlining and deletion marks to indicate amendments to existing rules. The rule published above varies from its predecessor in certain respects not indicated by the use of these markings.

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