WSR 06-16-133

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 06-181 -- Filed August 2, 2006, 9:16 a.m. , effective September 2, 2006 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: Amend WAC 232-12-068 Nontoxic shot requirements.

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

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 06-13-100 on June 21, 2006.

A final cost-benefit analysis is available by contacting Morris Barker, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, phone (360) 902-2826, fax (360) 902-2155, e-mail barkemwb@dfw.wa.gov.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: July 25, 2006.

J. P. Koenings, Ph.D.

Director

by Larry Peck

OTS-9062.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 05-174, filed 8/15/05, effective 9/15/05)

WAC 232-12-068   Nontoxic shot requirements.   It is unlawful to possess shot (either in shotshells or as loose shot for muzzleloading) other than nontoxic shot when hunting for waterfowl, coot, or snipe. Nontoxic shot includes ((steel shot, bismuth-tin shot (97 parts bismuth: 3 parts tin with <1 percent residual lead), tungsten-iron shot (2 types - 40 parts tungsten: 60 parts iron with <1 percent residual lead, and 22 parts tungsten: 78 parts iron with <1 percent residual lead), tungsten-polymer shot (95.5 parts tungsten: 4.5 parts nylon 6 or 11 with <1 percent residual lead), tungsten-matrix shot (95.9 parts tungsten: 4.1 parts polymer with <1 percent residual lead), tungsten-iron-nickel-tin shot (65% tungsten: 10.4% iron: 2.8% nickel: 21.8% tin, with <1 percent residual lead), tungsten-nickel-iron shot (20-70% tungsten: 10-40% nickel: 10-70% iron with <1 percent residual lead), tungsten-tin-bismuth shot (49-71% tungsten, 29-51% tin, 0.5-6.5% bismuth with <1 percent residual lead), and tungsten-bronze shot (51.1% tungsten, 44.4% copper, 3.9% tin, 0.6% iron with <1 percent residual lead).)) the following approved types:


Approved Nontoxic Shot Type* Percent Composition by Weight
bismuth-tin 97 bismuth, 3 tin
iron (steel) iron and carbon
iron-tungsten any proportion of tungsten, >=1 iron
iron-tungsten-nickel >=1 iron, any proportion of tungsten, up to 40 nickel
tungsten-bronze 51.1 tungsten, 44.4 copper, 3.9 tin, 0.6 iron; and 60 tungsten, 35.1 copper, 3.9 tin, 1 iron
tungsten-iron-copper-nickel 40-76 tungsten, 37 iron, 9-16 copper, 5-7 nickel
tungsten-matrix 95.9 tungsten, 4.1 polymer
tungsten-polymer 95.5 tungsten, 4.5 nylon 6 or 11
tungsten-tin-iron any proportions of tungsten and tin, >=1 iron
tungsten-tin-bismuth any proportions of tungsten, tin, and bismuth
tungsten-tin-iron-nickel 65 tungsten, 21.8 tin, 10.4 iron, 2.8 nickel
*Coatings of copper, nickel, tin, zinc, zinc chloride, and zinc chrome on approved nontoxic shot types also are approved.

The director may adopt additional nontoxic shot types consistent with federal regulations.

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 Whidbey Island pheasant release sites

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 05-17-098 (Order 05-174), 232-12-068, filed 8/15/05, effective 9/15/05; 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.]

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