FISH AND WILDLIFE
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 05-10-104.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 232-12-068 Nontoxic shot requirements, 232-16-050 Byron Game Reserve, and 232-16-740 Columbia, Snake, and Yakima River waterfowl, coot, and snipe closures.
Hearing Location(s): Mirabeau Park Hotel, North 1100 Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley, WA 99037, (509) 924-9000, on August 5-6, 2005, at 8:00 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: August 5, 2005.
Submit Written Comments to: Attn: Wildlife Program Commission Meeting Public Comments, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, e-mail Wildthing@dfw.wa.gov, fax (360) 902-2612, by Monday, July 18, 2005.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Susan Yeager by August 1, 2005, TTY (360) 902-2207 or (360) 902-2267.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: This proposal will amend three rules to update boundary information and allowable nontoxic shot types, without significant changes to existing rules.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: These changes are needed to provide better ability to enforce existing regulations regarding closure and reserve boundaries, and conform to federal rules regarding the use of nontoxic shot.
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: Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Dave Brittell, Natural Resources Building, Olympia, (360) 902-2504; and Enforcement: Bruce Bjork, Natural Resources Building, Olympia, (360) 902-2932.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. These rules regulate recreational hunters and do not directly regulate small business.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Not hydraulics rules.
June 22, 2005
It is unlawful to possess shot (either in shotshells or as loose shot for muzzleloading) other than nontoxic shot in the following areas:
Bridgeport Bar segment of the Well's Wildlife Area
Cowlitz Wildlife Area
Lake Terrell Wildlife Area (including Tennant Lake and other segments)
Shillapoo Wildlife Area
Skagit Wildlife Area (all segments)
Snoqualmie Wildlife Area (all segments)
Sunnyside Wildlife Area
The Driscoll Island, Hegdahl, and Kline Parcel segments of the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area
Vancouver Lake Wildlife Area
It is unlawful to possess shot (either in shotshells or as loose shot for muzzleloading) other than nontoxic shot when hunting for game birds or game animals in the following areas:
Chehalis River pheasant release site
Dungeness Recreation Area
Hunter Farms pheasant release site
Raymond Airport pheasant release site
Two Rivers and Wallula Units of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's McNary National Wildlife Refuge
[All])) All Whidbey Island (( [Seaplane Base, OLF
Coupeville, and Bayview])) pheasant release sites(( [.]))
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 03-16-030 (Order 03-165), § 232-12-068, filed 7/29/03, effective 8/29/03; 03-13-047 (Order 03-129), § 232-12-068, filed 6/12/03, effective 7/13/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 01-17-092 (Order 01-157), § 232-12-068, filed 8/20/01, effective 9/20/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.020, 77.32.070, 77.32.530. 01-10-048 (Order 01-69), § 232-12-068, filed 4/26/01, effective 5/27/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.010, 77.12.020, 77.12.770, 77.12.780. 00-11-137 (Order 00-50), § 232-12-068, filed 5/23/00, effective 6/23/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 99-17-034 (Order 99-118), § 232-12-068, filed 8/11/99, effective 9/11/99; 98-17-044 (Order 98-152), § 232-12-068, filed 8/13/98, effective 9/13/98; 97-18-026 (Order 97-164), § 232-12-068, filed 8/25/97, effective 9/25/97. 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.]
[Order, filed 7/29/64; Resolution 168, filed 3/21/60.]
Section 1. Waters and land below the mean high water mark of Bachelor Island Slough of the Columbia River in Clark County. Bachelor Island Slough is further defined as those waters starting at the south end of the slough at its confluence with the Columbia river, running north along the eastern shore of Bachelor Island to the confluence with Lake River.
Section 2. Klickitat County - the Columbia River and those lands lying within one-quarter mile of the Columbia River upstream from the railroad bridge at Wishram to the grain elevator at Roosevelt.
Section 3. The Columbia River between the mouth of Glade Creek (river channel marker 57) and the old town site of Paterson (river channel marker 67), except the hunting of waterfowl, coot, and snipe is permitted from the main shoreline of the Columbia River in this area.
Section 4. The Columbia River and those lands lying
within one-quarter mile of the Columbia River between the old
Hanford townsite (Wooden Tower) powerline crossing in Section
30)) 24, T13N, (( R28E)) R27E, to Vernita Bridge (Highway
Section 5. The Columbia River between the public boat launch at Sunland Estates (Wanapum Pool) and a point perpendicular in Kittitas County; upstream to the posted marker 200 yards north of Quilomene Bay and a point perpendicular in Grant County, including islands.
Section 6. The Snake River and those lands within
one-quarter mile of the Snake River, between the U.S. Highway
12 bridge near Burbank, upstream to a line running between
shoreline navigation ((
markers 4 and 5 at Levey and
Charbonneau Recreation Areas)) marker 4 and Levey Park
Recreation Area and the Corps of Engineers windmill at
Charbonneau Habitat Management Unit.
Section 7. The Yakima River and those lands lying within one-fourth mile of the Yakima River from the Sunnyside-Mabton Road bridge downstream to the Euclid Road bridge (4 miles).
Section 8. The Yakima River and those lands lying within one-fourth mile of the Yakima River from the Grant Avenue bridge (steel bridge) north of Prosser downstream 2-1/2 miles, to the powerline.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 04-17-061 (Order 04-207), § 232-16-740, filed 8/11/04, effective 9/11/04; 03-16-087 (Order 03-175), § 232-16-740, filed 8/5/03, effective 9/5/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 97-18-023 (Order 97-163), § 232-16-740, filed 8/25/97, effective 9/25/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040 and 77.12.010. 96-18-005 (Order 96-123), § 232-16-740, filed 8/22/96, effective 9/22/96.]