WSR 05-21-114

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed October 18, 2005, 4:51 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 05-17-195.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 232-28-334 Game management units (GMUs) boundary descriptions -- Region four.

Hearing Location(s): Natural Resources Building, 1111 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, on December 2-3, 2005, at 8:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: December 2, 2005.

Submit Written Comments to: 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, November 14, 2005.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Susan Yeager by November 30, 2005, TTY (360) 902-2207 or (360) 902-2267.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: A boundary adjustment is being proposed for game management units in Region four.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The proposed amendment provides clarification to the existing boundaries to make them more discernable.

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; 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.

October 18, 2005

Evan Jacoby

Rules Coordinator


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 03-175, filed 8/5/03, effective 9/5/03)

WAC 232-28-334   Game management units (GMUs) boundary descriptions -- Region four.  


GMU 407-NORTH SOUND (Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish and King counties):

Beginning at the NW corner of Whatcom county line and the US-Canadian border; E on the US-Canadian border to a point due north of Silver Lake Rd; S to Silver Lake Rd; S on Silver Lake Rd to SR 542 (Mount Baker Hwy); SW on SR 542 (Mount Baker Hwy) to Mosquito Lake Rd; S on Mosquito Lake Rd to SR 9 (Valley Hwy); S on SR 9 (Valley Hwy) through the town of Sedro-Woolley then S on SR 9 to SR 530 at the town of Arlington; NE on SR 530 to Jim Creek-Trafton Rd at the Trafton School in the town of Trafton; SE along Jim Creek-Trafton Rd (242nd St. NE) to the City of Seattle power transmission line; SW on the transmission line to Jordan Rd in Section 20, T31N, R6E; SE along Jordan Rd to SR 92 at the town of Granite Falls; E on SR 92 to South Alder Ave; S on South Alder Ave to East Pioneer St; E and SE on East Pioneer St to Menzel Lake Rd; S on Menzel Lake Rd to North Lake Roesiger Rd; S on North Lake Roesiger Rd to South Lake Roesiger Rd; S on South Lake Roesiger Rd to Woods Creek Rd; S on Woods Creek Rd to US Hwy 2 at the town of Monroe; W on US Hwy 2 to SR 203 at the town of Monroe; S on SR 203 to N.E. Woodinville-Duvall Rd at the town of Duvall; W on N.E. Woodinville-Duvall Rd to the Snoqualmie River; N down the Snoqualmie River to the Snohomish River; W down the Snohomish River to its mouth on the Puget Sound; W from the mouth of the Snohomish River to the northern tip of Gedney Island; due W from the northern tip of Gedney Island to a point on the Snohomish-Island county line; N along the Island-Snohomish county line in Possession Sound and Port Susan to Juniper Beach and N through Davis Slough to the Island-Snohomish-Skagit county junction; W and N along Island-Skagit county line through Skagit Bay and W through Deception Pass to San Juan-Skagit county line; N on the San Juan-Skagit county line to a point due West of Kelly's Point on Guemes Island; E from the San Juan-Skagit county line to Bellingham Channel; N through the middle of Bellingham Channel; NE from Bellingham Channel to Carter Point on Lummi Island; NW from Carter Point to the Skagit-Whatcom county line; W along Skagit-Whatcom county line to the Whatcom-San Juan county line; NW along the Whatcom-San Juan county line to the US-Canadian border and the point of beginning.


GMU 410-ISLANDS (San Juan and Island counties):

Beginning at the junction of San Juan-Whatcom county lines and the US-Canadian border at the northernmost point in San Juan County; SE on the San Juan-Whatcom county line to the junction of San Juan-Whatcom-Skagit county lines; E on the Skagit-Whatcom county line to the first point where the Skagit-Whatcom county line turns SE; SE from the Skagit-Whatcom county line to Carter Point on Lummi Island; SW down the middle of Bellingham Channel to a point due W of Kelly's Point on Guemes Island and including Cypress Island; W to the Skagit-San Juan county line; S through Rosario Strait on the San Juan-Skagit county line to the San Juan-Skagit-Island county line; E on the Skagit-Island county line through Deception Pass and S through Skagit Bay to the Island-Snohomish-Skagit county junction; SE on the Island-Snohomish county line through Davis Slough, Juniper Beach, Port Susan, Possession Sound to the Island-Kitsap county line; NW on the Island-Kitsap-Jefferson county line through Puget Sound, Admiralty Inlet, and the Strait of Juan De Fuca; W on the Clallam-Jefferson-San Juan county lines to the US-Canadian border; N on the US-Canadian border, through Middle Bank, Haro Strait, and Boundary Pass, to the northernmost corner of San Juan-Whatcom county line and the point of beginning.


GMU 418-NOOKSACK (Whatcom and Skagit counties):

Beginning at the US-Canadian border and the western border of the North Cascades National Park; S on the North Cascades National Park boundary to Noisy Diobsud Wilderness Area boundary; W and S on Noisy Diobsud Wilderness Area boundary to a point due E of the head waters of Watson Creek; W to the headwaters of Watson Creek; S down Watson Creek to Thunder Creek; W down Thunder Creek to Baker River Rd; S along Baker River Rd to SR 20 at the town of Concrete; W along SR 20 to SR 9 at the town of Sedro-Woolley; N along SR 9 to Mosquito Lake Rd; N on the Mosquito Lake Rd to SR 542 (Mount Baker Hwy); N on SR 542 (Mount Baker Hwy) to the Silver Lake Rd; N on the Silver Lake Rd to its northern most point; N from the Silver Lake Rd to the US-Canadian border; E on the US-Canadian border to the western border of the North Cascades National Park and the point of beginning.


GMU 426-DIABLO (Skagit and Whatcom counties):

Beginning at the US-Canadian border and the western boundary of the Ross Lake National Recreation Area; S on the Ross Lake National Recreation Area boundary across SR 20 (North Cascades Hwy) and Skagit River; NE and E on the Ross Lake National Recreation Area boundary to a point 2 miles east of Panther Creek, where the recreation boundary connects with the Okanogan National Forest boundary; S on North Cascades National Park boundary to the Skagit-Chelan county line at Fisher Peak; SE along the Skagit-Chelan county line, across SR 20 to the US Forest Service Trail 2000 (Pacific Crest Trail); N on the US Forest Service Trail 2000 (Pacific Crest Trail) to the Pasayten Wilderness boundary at Jim Pass; W along the Pasayten Wilderness boundary to the Ross Lake National Recreation Area boundary; N along the Ross Lake National Recreation Area-Pasayten Wilderness Area boundary to the US-Canadian border; W along the US-Canadian border to the NW corner of the Ross Lake National Recreation Area and the point of beginning.


GMU 437-SAUK (Skagit and Snohomish counties):

Beginning at the intersection of SR 9 and SR 20, W of the town of Sedro-Woolley; E along SR 20 to Baker River Rd at the town of Concrete; N on Baker River Rd to Thunder Creek; E up Thunder Creek to Watson Creek; N up Watson Creek to its headwaters; E from the headwaters of Watson Creek to Noisy Diobsud Wilderness boundary; N and E on Noisy Diobsud Wilderness boundary to North Cascades National Park boundary; S and E along the North Cascades National Park boundary to the Ross Lake National Recreation boundary; S along the Ross Lake National Recreation Area boundary, across the SR 20 (North Cascade Hwy) and the Skagit River; E along the Ross Lake National Recreation Area boundary to the North Cascades National Park boundary near Big Devil Peak; SE on the North Cascades National Park boundary to the Cascade River Rd; S on Cascade River Rd to US Forest Service Rd 1590; S on US Forest Service Rd 1590 to US Forest Service Trail 769 (South Fork Cascade River Trail); S on US Forest Service Trail 769 (South Fork Cascade River Trail) to the Glacier Peak Wilderness Area boundary; W and S on Glacier Peak Wilderness Area Boundary to the Suiattle River; W down the Suiattle River to the Sauk River; N on the Sauk River to SR 530 (Sauk Valley Rd); S on SR 530 to the town of Darrington; W on SR 530 to SR 9 at the town of Arlington; N on SR 9 to SR 20, W of the town of Sedro-Woolley, and the point of beginning.


GMU 448-STILLAGUAMISH (Snohomish and Skagit counties):

Beginning at the intersection of Hwy 530 (Arlington-Darrington Hwy) and Jim Creek Rd at the town of Trafton; NE on SR 530 to the town of Darrington; N on SR 530 (Sauk Valley Rd) to the Sauk River; S on the Sauk River to Suiattle River; E along the Suiattle River to the Glacier Peak Wilderness Area boundary; S on the Glacier Peak Wilderness Area boundary to US Forest Service Trail 650 West of June Mountain; W on the US Forest Service Trail 650, to US Forest Service Trail 1050 (Quartz Creek Trail) at Curry Gap; S on the US Forest Service Trail 1050 (Quartz Creek Trail) to US Forest Service Rd 6300; E on US Forest Service Rd 6300 to US Forest Service Trail 1051; NE on Trail 1051 to Henry M. Jackson Wilderness boundary; S along the Henry M. Jackson Wilderness boundary to Meadow Creek; S down Meadow Creek to Rapid River; E up Rapid River to US Forest Service Trail 2000 (Pacific Crest Trail) at Lake Janus; S on the US Forest Service Trail 2000 (Pacific Crest Trail) to SR 2 at Stevens Pass; W on SR 2 to Woods Creek Rd at the town of Monroe; N on Woods Creek Rd to South Lake Roesiger Rd; N on South Lake Roesiger Rd to North Lake Roesiger Rd; N on North Lake Roesiger Rd to Menzel Lake Rd; N on Menzel Lake Rd to East Pioneer St; NW and W on East Pioneer St to South Alder Ave; N on South Alder Ave to SR 92; W on SR 92 to Jordan Rd; NW on Jordan Rd, through the town of Jordan, to the City of Seattle power transmission lines; NE on the transmission lines to Jim Creek-Trafton Rd (242nd St. NE); W on Jim Creek-Trafton Rd to SR 530 at the town of Trafton and the point of beginning.


GMU 450-CASCADE (Skagit and Snohomish counties):

Beginning on the Glacier Peak Wilderness boundary and Jordan Creek, W of Jordan Lakes; N and E on the wilderness boundary to US Forest Service Trail 769; N on US Forest Service Trail 769 to US Forest Service Rd 1590; N on US Forest Service Rd 1590 to the US Forest Service Rd 15 (Cascade River Rd); N on US Forest Service Rd 15 (Cascade River Rd) to the North Cascades National Park boundary; E on the North Cascades National Park boundary to US Forest Service Trail 2000 (Pacific Crest Trail); S on US Forest Service Trail 2000 (Pacific Crest Trail) to the Rapid River at Lake Janus; NW down the Rapid River to Meadow Creek; N up Meadow Creek to Henry M. Jackson Wilderness Area boundary; N along the Henry M. Jackson Wilderness boundary to US Forest Service Trail 1051; S on US Forest Service Trail 1051 to US Forest Service Rd 6300; W on US Forest Service Rd 6300 to US Forest Service Trail 1050; N on US Forest Service Trail 1050 to US Forest Service Trail 650 at Curry Gap; E on US Forest Service Trail 650 to the Glacier Peak Wilderness boundary west of June Mountain; N on the Glacier Peak Wilderness boundary, across the Suiattle River, to Jordan Creek and the point of beginning.


GMU 454-ISSAQUAH (King and Snohomish counties):

Beginning at the mouth of the Snohomish River at the city of Everett; SE up the Snohomish River to the Snoqualmie River; SE up the Snoqualmie River to NE Woodinville-Duvall Rd; E on NE Woodinville-Duvall Rd to SR 203 at the town of Duvall; S on SR 203 to SR 202 (Fall City-Snoqualmie Rd) at the town of Fall City; S on SR 202 (Fall City-Snoqualmie Rd), across the Snoqualmie River to Preston-Fall City Rd; SW on Preston-Fall City Rd to I-90 at the town of Preston; E on I-90 to SR 18; S on SR 18 to the Raging River; SE along the Raging River to Kerriston Rd; S on Kerriston Rd to the City of Seattle Cedar River Watershed boundary; W, S and E along the Cedar River Watershed boundary to US Forest Service Rd 5100; S along US Forest Service Rd 5100 to the posted boundary of the Green River Watershed; S along the posted boundary of the Green River Watershed to the US Forest Service Rd 5410; S on US Forest Service Rd 5410 to US Forest Service Rd 5400; E on US Forest Service Rd 5400 to the junction with posted boundary of the Green River Watershed; S on the posted Tacoma Green River Watershed boundary to US Forest Service Rd 7110 (Weyerhaeuser 5200 line) near Lynn Lake; SW on US Forest Service Rd 7110 (Weyerhaeuser 5200 line) to US Hwy 410; W on SR 410 to SR 164 at the city of Enumclaw; W on SR 164 to SR 18 at the city of Auburn; W on SR 18 to SR 99; N on SR 99 to SR 509; W on SR 509 to Redondo Way South; NW on Redondo Way South to the town of Redondo on Puget Sound; SW across Admiralty Inlet on the Pierce-King county line to the point (([where] [were])) where the county line turns southeast, northwest of Dash Point; W and N along the King county line to King, Snohomish, and Kitsap county line junction in the Puget Sound west of Point Wells; N on the Snohomish county line through Possession Sound to a point on the Snohomish county line due west of the northern tip of Gedney Island (Hat Island); E to the northern tip of Gedney Island (Hat Island); E from the northern tip of Gedney Island (Hat Island) to the mouth of the Snohomish River and the point of beginning.


GMU 460-SNOQUALMIE (King and Snohomish counties):

Beginning at SR 203 and SR 2 at the town of Monroe; E on SR 2 to US Forest Service Trail 2000 (Pacific Crest Trail) at Stevens Pass; S on the US Forest Service Trail 2000 (Pacific Crest Trail) to the City of Seattle Cedar River Watershed; W on the Cedar River Watershed boundary to Kerriston Rd; N on Kerriston Rd to the Raging River; W and N along the Raging River to SR 18; N on SR 18 to I-90; W on I-90 to the Preston-Fall City Rd; N on the Preston-Fall City Rd to SR 202 (Fall City-Snoqualmie Rd); N on SR 202 (Fall City-Snoqualmie Rd), across the Snoqualmie River, to SR 203; N on SR 203 to SR 2 at the town of Monroe and the point of beginning.


GMU 466-STAMPEDE (King County):

Beginning on the US Forest Service Trail 2000 (Pacific Crest Trail) and the east boundary of the City of Seattle Cedar River Watershed; S on the US Forest Service Trail 2000 (Pacific Crest Trail) past Blowout Mountain to US Forest Service Rd 7038 at its closest point to the Pacific Crest Trail near Windy Gap north of Pyramid Peak; NW on US Forest Service Rd 7038 to US Forest Service Rd 7036; NW on US Forest Service Rd 7036 to US Forest Service Rd 7030; NW on US Forest Service Rd 7030 to US Forest Service Rd 7032; NW on US Forest Service Rd 7032 to US Forest Service Trail 1172; W on US Forest Service Trail 1172 to about 1/4 mile past Williams Hole to the posted boundary of the City of Tacoma Green River Watershed; N on the posted City of Tacoma Green River Watershed boundary to the City of Seattle Cedar River Watershed boundary; N along City of Seattle Cedar River Watershed boundary to US Forest Service Trail 2000 (Pacific Crest Trail) and the point of beginning.


GMU 485-GREEN RIVER (King County):

Beginning at the junction of NW corner of the city of Tacoma Green River Watershed and US Forest Service Rd 5100; E on the boundary between the Green River Watershed and the Cedar River Watershed to US Forest Service Rd 5060; S on US Forest Service Rd 5060 to the posted boundary of the Green River Watershed; along the southern boundary of the Green River Watershed over Huckleberry Mountain and Grass Mountain to the US Forest Service Rd 5400; NW along US Forest Service Rd 5400 to US Forest Service Rd 5410; N along US Forest Service Rd 5410 to posted boundary of the City of Tacoma Green River Watershed; N along the posted boundary of the City of Tacoma Green River Watershed to US Forest Service Rd 5100; N along US Forest Service Rd 5100 to City of Tacoma Green River Watershed and City of Seattle Cedar River Watershed border and the point of beginning.


((GMU 490-CEDAR RIVER (King County):

The area within the posted boundary of the city of Seattle's Cedar River Watershed.))

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 03-16-087 (Order 03-175), 232-28-334, filed 8/5/03, effective 9/5/03; 03-06-110 (Order 03-23), 232-28-334, filed 3/5/03, effective 4/5/03.]

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