WSR 98-23-013

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[Order 98-232--Filed November 6, 1998, 1:06 p.m.]



Date of Adoption: October 27, 1998.

Purpose: To amend WAC 232-12-011 Wildlife classified as protected shall not be hunted or fished and to amend WAC 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 98-19-025 on September 9, 1998.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: WAC 232-12-011 was further amended to remove, fisher Martes pennanti, from subsection (3).

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, amended 2, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.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

November 3, 1998

Lisa Pelly, Chair

Fish and Wildlife Commission

OTS-2433.2

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 98-71, filed 4/22/98, effective 5/23/98)



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
sage grouse Centrocercus urophasianus
sharp-tailed grouse Phasianus columbianus



(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
Pygmy whitefish Prosopium coulteri
Margined sculpin Cottus marginatus



(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; (([all wildlife within Titlow Beach Marine Preserve Area and the conservation areas defined in chapter 220-16 WAC;])) all wildlife within Titlow Beach Marine Preserve Area and the conservation areas defined in chapter 220-16 WAC; 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. 98-10-021 (Order 98-71), 232-12-011, filed 4/22/98, effective 5/23/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040 and 75.08.080. 98-06-031, 232-12-011, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.020. 97-18-019 (Order 97-167), 232-12-011, filed 8/25/97, effective 9/25/97. 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.]



NOTES:



Reviser's note: RCW 34.05.395 requires the use of underlining and deletion marks to indicate amendments to existing rules, and deems ineffectual changes not filed by the agency in this manner. The bracketed material in the above section does not appear to conform to the statutory requirement.



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 97-167, filed 8/25/97, effective 9/25/97)



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



Common Name Scientific Name
pygmy rabbit Brachylagus idahoensis
fisher Martes pennanti
gray wolf Canis lupus
grizzly bear Ursus arctos
sea otter Enhydra lutris
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
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. 97-18-019 (Order 97-167), 232-12-014, filed 8/25/97, effective 9/25/97; 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.]