WSR 05-01-233

EXPEDITED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed December 22, 2004, 11:23 a.m. ]

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Marine preserve rules.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Evan Jacoby, Department of Fish and Wildlife, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091 , AND RECEIVED BY March 21, 2005.


Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Adds six new marine preserves, which have already been established by Seattle City Parks.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Areas will be used for outdoor education regarding intertidal ecology.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 77.12.047.

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

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

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Evan Jacoby, 1111 Washington Street, Olympia, (360) 902-2930; Implementation: Lew Atkins, 1111 Washington Street, Olympia, (360) 902-2651; and Enforcement: Bruce Bjork, 1111 Washington Street, Olympia, (360) 902-2373.

December 22, 2004

Evan Jacoby

Rules Coordinator

OTS-7719.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 02-53, filed 3/29/02, effective 5/1/02)

WAC 220-20-100   General provisions -- Marine protected areas.   (1) It is unlawful to fish for or possess fish, shellfish, or wildlife taken from any conservation area defined in chapter 220-16 WAC.

(2) The following marine preserves are closed to the taking of fish, shellfish, and wildlife as indicated:

(a) The Admiralty Head Marine Preserve is closed to the taking of fish and wildlife, and closed to the taking of shellfish except sea cucumbers and sea urchins.

(b) The Colvos Passage Marine Preserve is closed to the taking of shellfish and wildlife, closed to all commercial harvest of fish, and closed to recreational harvest of fish except it is lawful to take salmon for personal use by trolling, defined as fishing from a vessel under power and in gear making forward progress.

(c) The San Juan Island Marine Preserve is closed to the taking of shellfish except it is lawful to take crab from Parks Bay, and closed to the taking of food fish other than salmon except it is lawful to take herring.

(d) The Titlow Beach Marine Preserve is closed to the taking of shellfish and wildlife, closed to the commercial harvest of all fish, and closed to the recreational harvest of all fish except that it is lawful to take salmon if taken with artificial lures from shore or from a nonmotorized vessel.

(e) The Zee's Reef Marine Preserve is closed to the taking of shellfish and wildlife, closed to the commercial harvest of all fish, and closed to the recreational harvest of all fish except that it is lawful to take salmon with fly fishing gear as defined in WAC 220-56-210.

(f) The Seattle city park Marine Preserves (Golden Gardens, Carkeek, Lincoln, Discovery, Emma Schmitz, and Richey Viewpoint) are closed to removal of organisms from the intertidal areas, except that finfish may be harvested using hook and line gear, provided it is lawful under other WDFW fishing regulations. Any organism except finfish taken by hook and line in the intertidal area must be placed unharmed in the location it was found. Removal of organisms of unclassified marine invertebrates in numbers less than the daily limits is an infraction. All other penalties for larger numbers removed apply.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 02-08-048 (Order 02-53), 220-20-100, filed 3/29/02, effective 5/1/02.]

OTS-7718.1


NEW SECTION
WAC 220-16-820   Golden Gardens Marine Preserve.   "Golden Gardens Marine Preserve" is defined as those tidelands owned by the city of Seattle and the water column above those tidelands down to 4.5 feet below MLLW at Golden Gardens city park, bounded on the southwest by a line projected northwest from a sign at the walkway entrance to the beach, and on the northeast by a line projected due west from 12224'07.2" W, 4741'51.8" N.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 220-16-830   Carkeek Park Marine Preserve.   "Carkeek Park Marine Preserve" is defined as two sections of tidelands owned by the city of Seattle and the water column above those tidelands down to 4.5 feet below MLLW at Carkeek city park, with a southern section bounded on the south by a line projected perpendicular to the beach from 12222'49.0" W, 4742'31.7" N and bounded on the north by a line projected northwest from 12222'47.41" W, 4742'43.51" N, and with a northern section bounded on the south by a line projected due west from a point 300 yards north of 12222'47.41" W, 4742'43.51" N and bounded on the north by a line projected due west from a point 500 yards north of 12222'47.41" W, 4742'43.51" N.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 220-16-840   Lincoln Park Marine Preserve.   "Lincoln Park Marine Preserve" is defined as those tidelands owned by the city of Seattle and the water column above those tidelands down to 4.5 feet below MLLW at Lincoln city park, bounded on the south by a line projected due west from 12223'40.4" W, 4731'33.1" N, and bounded on the north by a line projected due west from 12224'05.0" W, 4731'49.8" N.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 220-16-850   Discovery Park Marine Preserve.   "Discovery Park Marine Preserve" is defined as two sections of tidelands owned by the city of Seattle and the water column above those tidelands down to 4.5 feet below MLLW at Discovery city park, with a southern section located south of West Point bounded on the southeast by a line projected west-southwest from 12225'31.7" W, 4739'26.8" N and bounded on the northeast by a line projected west-southwest from the sign posted at the sidewalk entrance to the beach, and with a northern section bounded on the southwest by a line projected northwest from 12225'20.7" W, 4740'3.3" N and bounded on the northeast by a line projected northwest from 12225'4.2" W, 4740'11.1" N.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 220-16-860   Emma Schmitz Marine Preserve.   "Emma Schmitz Marine Preserve" is defined as those tidelands owned by the city of Seattle and the water column above those tidelands down to 4.5 feet below MLLW at Emma Schmitz city park, bounded on the south by a line projected along the north edge of SW Oregon Street and bounded on the north by a line projected west-southwest from the high tide line at 12224'26.5" W, 4733'53.5" N.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 220-16-870   Richey Viewpoint Marine Preserve.   "Richey Viewpoint Marine Reserve" is defined as those tidelands owned by the city of Seattle and the water column above those tidelands down to 4.5 feet below MLLW at Richey Viewpoint city park, bounded on the southeast by a line projected due west from 12224'49.0" W, 4734'20.2" N, and bounded on the northwest by a line projected southwest from 12225'8.8" W, 4734'30.0" N.

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