FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Filed July 20, 2018, 7:41 a.m.]
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 18-12-095 on June 5, 2018.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 220-413-200 Reducing the spread of hoof disease—Unlawful transport of elk hooves.
Hearing Location(s): On September 14-15, 2018, at 8:00 a.m., at the Natural Resources Building, Room 172, 1111 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98501.
Date of Intended Adoption: September 15, 2018.
Submit Written Comments to: Wildlife Program, P.O. Box 43200, Olympia, WA 98504, email email@example.com, fax 360-902-2162, https://surveymonkey.com/r/ZN5J298, by August 22, 2018.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Tami Lininger, phone 360-902-2267, TTY 800-833-6388, email firstname.lastname@example.org, by September 7, 2018.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: WAC 220-413-200 Reducing the spread of hoof disease—Unlawful transport of elk hooves.
This rule is an attempt to reduce the potential risk of inadvertently spreading the causative agents of treponeme associated hoof disease (TAHD) in elk.
New game management units (GMU) are being proposed in which transport of elk hooves from harvested elk would be restricted. These new GMUs include 568, 572, 574, and 578. The rule does allow, under certain circumstances, the legal transport of elk hooves coming from GMUs with TAHD to facilitate research by the department.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: This proposal adds GMUs where transport of elk hooves will be restricted in order to reduce the potential risk of the disease spreading.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Washington department of fish and wildlife, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Eric Gardner, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501, 360-902-2515; and Enforcement: Steve Bear, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501, 360-902-2373.
A school district fiscal impact statement is not required under RCW 28A.305.135
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328
. The rule proposal does not require a cost-benefit analysis.
This rule proposal, or portions of the proposal, is exempt from requirements of the Regulatory Fairness Act because the proposal:
Is exempt under RCW 19.85.025
(3) as the rules only correct typographical errors, make address or name changes, or clarify language of a rule without changing its effect.
July 20, 2018
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 17-17-088, filed 8/17/17, effective 9/17/17)
WAC 220-413-200Reducing the spread of hoof disease—Unlawful transport of elk hooves.
(1) It is unlawful to transport the hooves of harvested elk beyond the site where the animal was killed in Game Management Units 407, 418, 437, 454, 501 through 564, 568, 572, 574, 578, 633, 636 and 642 through 699, except when specifically authorized by the department or when acting as an agent of the department in the limited capacity of cooperating with research or management actions regarding hoof disease as directed by the department.
(2) Violation of this section is an infraction under RCW 77.15.160