WSR 00-06-097

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Filed March 1, 2000, 11:47 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 00-01-142.

Purpose: To amend WAC 232-28-02202 Game management units (GMUs)--Special game areas--Boundary descriptions--Region two.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.040.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 77.12.040.

Summary: This amendment will prevent an overlap in boundary descriptions between GMUs 246 and 247 and correct a direction error in GMU 278.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Clarification and correction.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Dave Brittell, Assistant Director, Wildlife Program, Olympia, (360) 902-2504; and Enforcement: Bruce Bjork, Assistant Director, Enforcement, Olympia, (360) 902-2932.

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

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

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: See summary above.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: See above.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. This rule does not affect small business.

Section 201, chapter 403, Laws of 1995, does not apply to this rule adoption. This rule is not related to the hydraulics code.

Hearing Location: Yakima Convention Center, 10 North 8th Street, Yakima, WA, on April 7-8, 2000, at 8:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Debbie Nelson by March 31, 2000, TDD (360) 902-2207, or (360) 902-2267.

Submit Written Comments to: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Dave Brittell, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, fax (360) 902-2162, by March 31, 2000.

Date of Intended Adoption: April 7, 2000.

March 1, 2000

Evan Jacoby

Rules Coordinator



AMENDATORY SECTION [(Amending order 00-05, filed 1/24/00)]WAC 232-28-02202
Game management units (GMUs) -- Special game areas -- Boundary descriptions -- Region two.


GMU 203-PASAYTEN (Okanogan and Whatcom counties): The Pasayten Wilderness Area.


GMU 204-OKANOGAN EAST (Okanogan and Ferry counties): Beginning on the eastern shore of Osoyoos Lake and the Washington-Canadian border; east on the border to the Kettle River near Ferry customs office; south along the Kettle River to the mouth of Toroda Creek at Toroda; west along Toroda Creek to the Toroda Creek Road (County Roads 502 and 9495); west and south on the Toroda Creek Road to State Highway 20 at Wauconda; east on State Highway 20 to Republic; south on State Route 21 to the north boundary of the Colville Indian Reservation; west on the reservation boundary to the Okanogan River; north along the Okanogan River and the eastern shore of Osoyoos Lake to the point of beginning.


GMU 209-WANNACUT (Okanogan County): Beginning at the Canadian border station near Nighthawk on the Washington-Canadian border; east on the border to the west shore of Lake Osoyoos; south along the west shore of Lake Osoyoos and the Okanogan River to the bridge at Tonasket and County Road 7 (9400); south on County Road 7 to the North Pine Creek-Aeneas Lake Road (9437); southwest on the Pine Creek-Aeneas Lake Road to the Horse Springs Coulee Road (4371); north on the Horse Springs Coulee Road to the Loomis-Oroville Highway (9425) near Spectacle Lake; west on the Loomis-Oroville Highway to Loomis; north on the Loomis-Oroville Highway past Palmer Lake to Nighthawk and the Allemandi Road; north on the Allemandi Road to the Similkameen Road; north on the Similkameen Road to the border station on the Washington-Canadian border and the point of beginning.


GMU 215-SINLAHEKIN (Okanogan County): Beginning at the eastern boundary of the Pasayten Wilderness and the Washington-Canadian border; east on the border to the border station near Nighthawk and the Similkameen Road; southeast on the Similkameen Road to the Allemandi Road; south on the Allemandi Road to Nighthawk and the Loomis-Oroville Road (USFS Road 9425); south on the Loomis-Oroville Road through Loomis to the Horse Springs Coulee Road (USFS Road 4371) near Spectacle Lake; south on the Horse Springs Coulee Road to the Aeneas Lake-Pine Creek Road (USFS Road 9400); northeast on the Aeneas Lake-Pine Creek Road to the Okanogan River; south along the Okanogan River to the town of Riverside and U.S. Highway 97; north on U.S. Highway 97 to the South Pine Creek-Fish Lake Road (USFS Road 9410); west on the South Pine Creek-Fish Lake Road along the south shore of Fish Lake to the Conconully-Sinlahekin Road (USFS Road 4015); southwest on the Conconully-Sinlahekin Road along the north shore of Conconully Lake to Conconully and the Salmon Creek North Fork Road (USFS Roads 2361, 38, and 2820); north on the Salmon Creek North Fork Road over Lone Frank Pass to USFS Road 39; north on USFS Road 39 to Long Swamp and the Middle Fork Toats Coulee Road; east on the Middle Fork Toats Coulee Road (USFS Road 39) to Iron Gate Road (USFS Road 500); northwest on Iron Gate Road to its end; north and east on Trails 533 and 341 to the eastern boundary of the Pasayten Wilderness; north on the wilderness boundary to the Washington-Canadian border and the point of beginning.


GMU 218-CHEWUCH (Okanogan County): Beginning at Harts Pass on the Pacific Crest Trail; north on the Pacific Crest Trail approximately one mile to the boundary of the Pasayten Wilderness; east on the Pasayten Wilderness Boundary to Iron Gate Road (USFS Road 500); south on the Iron Gate Road to the Middle Fork Toats Coulee Creek (USFS Road 39); west and south on the Middle Fork Toats Coulee Creek Road past Long Swamp to the Boulder Creek Road (USFS Road 37); southwest on Boulder Creek Road to the East Chewuch River Road (USFS Road 9137); south on the East Chewuch River Road to Winthrop and State Highway 20; northwest on State Highway 20 to the Pacific Crest Trail crossing on Highway 20; north on the Pacific Crest Trail to Harts Pass and the point of beginning.


GMU 224-PEARRYGIN (Okanogan County): Beginning at the North Fork Boulder Creek Road (USFS Road 39) and USFS Road 3820; south on Road 3820 through Lone Frank Pass to the North Fork Salmon Creek Road (USFS Road 38); southeast on the North Fork Salmon Creek Road to the County Road 2361; southeast on County Road 2361 to County Road 2017 at Conconully; southwest on County Road 2017 to the North Summit Road (USFS Road 42); southwest on the North Summit Road to State Highway 20 at Loup Loup Summit; west on State Highway 20 through Twisp to the East Chewuch River Road at Winthrop; north on the East Chewuch River Road to the Boulder Creek Road (USFS Road 37); northeast on the Boulder Creek Road to the Middle Fork Boulder Creek Road (USFS Road 39); northeast on the Middle Fork Boulder Creek Road to USFS Road 3820 and the point of beginning.


GMU 231-GARDNER (Okanogan County): Beginning where the Pacific Crest Trail crosses State Highway 20; south and east on State Highway 20; south through the Methow Valley, south through Winthrop to the Twisp River Road at Twisp; west on the Twisp River Road to North Fork Twisp River Trail 432; north on Trail 432 to Trail 426; north and west on Trail 426 to the Pacific Crest Trail; north on the Pacific Crest Trail to State Highway 20 and the point of beginning.


GMU 233-POGUE (Okanogan County): Beginning at the town of Conconully; north on the Sinlahekin Road (USFS Road 4015) to the Fish Lake Road; east on the Fish Lake Road along the south end of Fish Lake to the South Pine Creek Road (USFS Road 9410); east on the South Pine Creek Road to U.S. Highway 97; south on U.S. Highway 97 to the town of Riverside and the Okanogan River; south along the Okanogan River through Omak to the town of Okanogan and State Highway 20; west on State Highway 20 near Loup Loup Summit and the North Summit Road (USFS Road 42); north on the North Summit Road to County Road 2017; north on County Road 2017 to Conconully and the point of beginning.


GMU 239-CHILIWIST (Okanogan County): Beginning at the intersection of State Highway 153 and State Highway 20 south of the town of Twisp; east on State Highway 20 past Loup Loup Summit to the town of Okanogan and the Okanogan River; south along the Okanogan River to the Columbia River and the Okanogan County south boundary; west along the Columbia River to Pateros and State Highway 153; north on State Highway 153 to State Highway 20 and the point of beginning.


GMU 242-ALTA (Okanogan County): Beginning at the junction of the Twisp Pass and Trail 432; east on Trail 432 to Roads End Campground and the Twisp River Road (County Road 9114 and USFS Road 4440); east on the Twisp River Road to Twisp and State Highway 153; south on State Highway 153 to Pateros and the Columbia River; south along Lake Pateros to Wells Dam and U.S. Highway 97; south on U.S. Highway 97 to Apple Acres Road (USFS Road 8140); west on Apple Acres Road to Antoine Creek Road (USFS Road 8140); northwest on the Antoine Creek Road to USFS Road 8020; north on the USFS Road 8020 to its junction with the South Navarre Road and the South Fork Gold Creek Road (USFS Road 8200 and 4330); north on the South Fork Gold Creek Road to the Okanogan-Chelan County line; northwest on the Okanogan-Chelan County line to the intersection of Trail 432 and the point of beginning.


GMU 243-MANSON (Chelan County): Beginning at the town of Chelan to Lake Chelan; northwest along the north shore of Lake Chelan to the Lake Chelan National Recreation Area Boundary near Flick Creek campground; northeast along the National Recreation Area Boundary to Sawtooth Ridge; southeast along Sawtooth Ridge separating the Chelan and Methow-Twisp river drainages to Fox Peak and USFS Road 8020; southeast on USFS Road 8020 to Antoine Creek Road (USFS Road 8140); southeast on Antoine Creek Road to Apple Acres Road; northeast on Apple Acres Road to U.S. Highway 97; northeast on U.S. Highway 97 to Wells Dam and the Columbia River; southeast along the Columbia River (Chelan-Douglas county line) to the Chelan River; northwest along the Chelan River to the town of Chelan and the point of beginning.


GMU 244-CLARK (Chelan County): Beginning where the Stehekin River flows into Lake Chelan; southeast along the south shore of Lake Chelan to the Glacier Peak Wilderness Boundary at Bearcat Ridge; south, west and north on the wilderness boundary to the Pacific Crest Trail at Kodak Peak; north on the Pacific Crest Trail to North Cascades National Park; north and east on the North Cascades National Park Boundary to Hock Mountain; south along the Lake Chelan National Recreation Area Boundary to Lake Chelan; northwest along the north shore of Lake Chelan to the Stehekin River and the point of beginning.


GMU 245-CHIWAWA (Chelan County): Beginning on the Pacific Crest Trail and the Glacier Peak Wilderness Boundary at Kodak Peak; southeast and north on the wilderness boundary to the Entiat River; southeast along the Entiat River to Ardenvoir and the Mad River Road (USFS Road 5700); northwest on the Mad River Road to the USFS Road 5800; southwest on USFS Road 5800 at French Corral and Eagle Creek Road (USFS Road 7520); southwest on the Eagle Creek Road to State Highway 209 north of Leavenworth; north on State Highway 209 to State Highway 207 near Lake Wenatchee; south on State Highway 207 to U.S. Highway 2 at Coles Corner; west on U.S. Highway 2 to the Pacific Crest Trail at Stevens Pass; north on the Pacific Crest Trail to Kodak Peak and the point of beginning.


GMU 246-SLIDE RIDGE (Chelan County): Beginning on the south shore of Lake Chelan at Bearcat Ridge; southeast along the south shore of Lake Chelan to Twenty-five Mile Creek; southwest along Twenty-five Mile Creek to the Slide Ridge Road (USFS Road 8410); south on the Slide Ridge Road to Stormy Mountain and Trail 1448; northwest on Trail 1448 to Fourmile Ridge Trail 1445; west on the Fourmile Ridge Trail to Fox Creek; southwest along Fox Creek to the Entiat River; northwest along the Entiat River to the Glacier Peak Wilderness Boundary; north on the wilderness boundary to ((Lake Chelan, the Lake Chelan National Recreation Boundary and)) the point of beginning.


GMU 247-ENTIAT (Chelan County): Beginning at Twenty-five Mile Creek on the south shore of Lake Chelan; southeast along Lake Chelan and the Chelan River to the Columbia River; southwest along the Columbia River to the mouth of the Entiat River; northwest along the Entiat River to Fox Creek; northeast along Fox Creek to the Fourmile Ridge Trail 1445; east on the Fourmile Ridge Trail to Trail 1448; southeast on Trail 1448 to Stormy Mountain and the Slide Ridge Road (USFS Road 8410); north on the Slide Ridge Road to Twenty-five Mile Creek; north along Twenty-five Mile Creek to Lake Chelan and the point of beginning.


GMU 248-BIG BEND (Douglas and Grant counties): Beginning on State Highway 17 at the Chalk Hills Road (Road K N.E.); north on the Chalk Hills Road (K & L N.E.) for 4 miles to the east line of Range 26 East; north on the east line of Range 26 to the Columbia River; east along the Columbia River to Grand Coulee Dam and the Feeder Canal; southwest along the Feeder Canal to Banks Lake; south along the west shore of Banks Lake to a point due east from Mold Road (Road 9 N.E.); west from that point on Mold Road through Mold to State Highway 17; north along State Highway 17 to Sim's Corner and State Highway 172; west on State Highway 172 through Mansfield to Mathieson Road (Road B N.E.); north on the Mathieson Road and the West Foster Creek Road (Bridgeport Hill Road) to State Highway 17; east on State Highway 17 to the Chalk Hills Road (Road K N.E.) and the point of beginning.


GMU 249-ALPINE (Kittitas and Chelan counties): Beginning on the Pacific Crest Trail and the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Boundary near Josephine Lake (south of Stevens Pass); east, south and west on the wilderness boundary to the Pacific Crest Trail near Kendall Peak; north on the Pacific Crest Trail to Josephine Lake and the point of beginning.


GMU 250-SWAKANE (Chelan County): Beginning at Stevens Pass on U.S. Highway 2; east on U.S. Highway 2 to Coles Corner and State Highway 207; north on State Highway 207 to State Highway 209 near Lake Wenatchee; southeast on State Highway 209 to the Eagle Creek Road (USFS Road 7520); northeast on Eagle Creek Road to French Corral and USFS Road 5800; northeast on USFS Road 5800 to the Mad River Road (USFS Road 5700); southeast on the Mad River Road to Ardenvoir and the Entiat River; southeast along the Entiat River to the Columbia River; south along the Columbia River to the Wenatchee River; northwest along the Wenatchee River to Leavenworth and Icicle Creek; south and northwest along Icicle Creek to the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Boundary; north on the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Boundary to the Pacific Crest Trail near Josephine Lake; north on the Pacific Crest Trail to Stevens Pass and the point of beginning.


GMU 251-MISSION (Kittitas and Chelan counties): Beginning at the Black Pine Creek Horse Camp near the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Boundary and Icicle Creek; east along Icicle Creek to the Wenatchee River; south and east along the Wenatchee and Columbia rivers to the mouth of Tarpiscan Creek; west along Tarpiscan Creek and North Fork Tarpiscan Creek and North Fork Road (WDFW Road No. 10.10) to the Colockum Pass Road (WDFW Road 10) to the Naneum Ridge Road (WDFW Road 9); northwest on the Naneum Ridge Road to Wenatchee Mountain; northwest along the ridge past Mission Peak to the Liberty-Beehive Road (USFS Road 9712); northwest on the Liberty-Beehive Road to USFS Road 9716; north on USFS Road 9716 to U.S. Highway 97 at Swauk Pass; northwest on the Kittitas-Chelan County line and Trail 1226 to the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Boundary at Navaho Peak; north on the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Boundary to Icicle Creek and the point of beginning.


GMU 254-SAINT ANDREWS (Douglas and Grant counties): Beginning at Mansfield on State Highway 172; east on State Highway 172 to Sim's Corner and State Highway 17; south on State Highway 17 to Buckeye Road (Road 9 N.E.); east on the Buckeye Road to Mold and the Mold Road; east on the Mold Road and continuing due east to the west shore of Banks Lake; south along the west shore of Banks Lake to U.S. Highway 2; west on U.S. Highway 2 to Farmer and State Highway 172; north and east on State Highway 172 to Mansfield and the point of beginning.


GMU 260-FOSTER CREEK (Douglas County): Beginning at Brewster and the Douglas-Okanogan County line; east on the county line (Columbia River) past Bridgeport to the east line of Range 26 East; south on the east line of Range 26 East to Road L N.E.; south on Road L N.E. to the Chalk Hills Road (K & L N.E.); southwest on the Chalk Hills Road to State Highway 17; west on State Highway 17 to the Bridgeport Hill Road; south on the Bridgeport Hill Road to the Dyer Hill Road; north on the Dyer Hill Road to Dyer and the Bonita Flat Road; west on the Bonita Flat Road to the Columbia River (opposite the Okanogan-Chelan County line); north along the river to Brewster and the point of beginning.


GMU 262-WITHROW (Douglas County): Beginning at Dyer and the Dyer Hill Road; south on the Dyer Hill Road to the Bridgeport Hill Road; south 3/4 mile on the Bridgeport Hill Road to Road 18 N.E.; east on Road 18 N.E. to the Mathieson Road (B N.E.); south on the Mathieson Road to State Highway 172; west and south on State Highway 172 to Farmer and U.S. Highway 2; west on U.S. Highway 2 through Waterville to Orondo and the Douglas-Chelan County line; north on the county line (Columbia River) past the Wells Dam to the Bonita Flat Road (opposite the Okanogan-Chelan County line); east on the Bonita Flat Road to Dyer and the point of beginning.


GMU 266-BADGER (Douglas County): Beginning at Orondo and U.S. Highway 2; east on U.S. Highway 2 through Waterville and Douglas to the Westerman Road (K S.W.); south on the Westerman Road to Alston and the Alston Road; west on the Alston Road to the Titchenal Canyon Road; southwest on the Titchenal Canyon Road to the Sheehan Road; south on the Sheehan Road to the Rock Island Grade Road; southwest on the Rock Island Grade Road to the Rock Island Dam and the Douglas-Chelan County line (Columbia River); north on the county line through Wenatchee to Orondo and the point of beginning, (includes Turtle Rock Island).


GMU 269-MOSES COULEE (Douglas and Grant counties): Beginning on U.S. Highway 2 and the Westerman Road (K S.W.); east on U.S. Highway 2 to the Moses Coulee Road; south on the Moses Coulee Road to the Grant-Douglas County line and the Sagebrush Flat Road; south on the Sagebrush Flat Road to J N.W. Road; south on J N.W. to 20 N.W. Road; west on 20 N.W. Road to the Overen Road; southwest on the Overen Road to the Baird Springs Road; southwest on the Baird Springs Road across State Highway 28 to the Crescent Bar Road; south along the Crescent Bar Road to the Douglas-Kittitas County line (Columbia River); north on the county line to the Rock Island Dam and the Rock Island Grade Road; north on Rock Island Grade Road to the Sheehan Road; north on the Sheehan Road to the Titchenal Canyon Road; north on the Titchenal Road Canyon Road to the Alston Road; east on the Alston Road through Alston to the Westerman Road (K S.W.); north on the Westerman Road to U.S. Highway 2 and the point of beginning.


GMU 272-BEEZLEY (Grant and Douglas counties): Beginning at the junction of Grant, Lincoln and Okanogan County lines near the town of Grand Coulee; south on the Grant County line to Interstate 90; west on Interstate 90 to the Grant-Kittitas County line (Columbia River); north on the county line to the Crescent Bar Road; northeast on the Crescent Bar Road to the Baird Springs Road near Trinidad; northeast on the Baird Springs Road across State Highway 28 to the Overen Road; northeast on the Overen Road to the 20 N.W. Road; east on the 20 N.W. Road to the J N.W. Road; north on the J N.W. Road to the Sagebrush Flats Road; north on the Sagebrush Flats Road to the Grant-Douglas County line and the Moses Coulee Road; north on the Moses Coulee Road to U.S. Highway 2; east on U.S. Highway 2 to the west shore of Banks Lake; north along the west shore of Banks Lake to the feeder canal and to Grand Coulee Dam; up river to the Grant-Lincoln County line and the point of beginning, EXCEPT Private Lands Wildlife Management Area 201, Wilson Creek.


GMU 278-WAHLUKE (Grant and Adams counties): Beginning at the Vantage Bridge on Interstate 90 and the Grant-Kittitas County line (Columbia River); northeast and east on Interstate 90 to Road R SW (Beverly-Burke Road); south along Road R SW to Road 7 SW (Frenchman Hills Road); east along Road 7 SW to State Highway 262 (O'Sullivan Dam Road); east along State Highway 262 to State Highway 17; north on State Highway 17 to Interstate 90; east on Interstate 90 to the Grant-Adams County line; south on Road X S.E. to Road 12 S.E.; west on Road 12 S.E. and west on Grant-Adams County line to State Highway 17; south on State Highway 17 to Muse Road; ((east)) west on Muse Road to State Highway 24; west on State Highway 24 to the Vernita Bridge and the Columbia River (Grant County line); west and north along the Columbia River to the Vantage Bridge on Interstate 90 and the point of beginning.


GMU 284-KAHLOTUS (Adams County): Beginning on State Highway 17 and the Adams-Grant County line (Road 12 S.E.); east on the Adams-Grant County line (Road 12 S.E.) to Road X S.E.; north on Road X S.E. to the Adams-Lincoln County line (Davis Road); east on the Adams-Lincoln County line (Davis Road) to the Whitman County line; south on the Adams-Whitman County line to the Palouse River; south and west on the Palouse River to State Highway 26; west on State Highway 26 to State Highway 17; north on State Highway 17 to the Adams-Grant County line (12 S.E. Road) and the point of beginning.


GMU 290-DESERT (Grant County): Beginning at the town of George on Interstate 90; east along Interstate 90 to State Highway 17; south along State Highway 17 to State Highway 262 (O'Sullivan Dam Road); west along State Highway 262 to Road 7 SW (Frenchman Hills Road); west along Road 7 SW to Road R SW (Beverly-Burke Road); north along Road R SW to Interstate 90; east along Interstate 90 to the point of beginning.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040, 77.12.010, 77.12.020, 77.12.770, 77.12.780. 00-04-017 (Order 00-05), 232-28-02202, filed 1/24/00, effective 2/24/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. 98-10-014 (Order 98-65), 232-28-02202, filed 4/22/98, effective 5/23/98; 97-06-049 (Order 97-35), 232-28-02202, filed 2/27/97, effective 3/30/97; 95-18-067 (Order 95-121), 232-28-02202, filed 9/1/95, effective 10/2/95; 95-03-024 (Order 94-135), 232-28-02202, filed 1/10/95, effective 2/10/95; 94-11-032 (Order 640), 232-28-02202, filed 5/10/94, effective 6/10/94.]

Reviser's note: The bracketed material preceding the section above was supplied by the code reviser's office.

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