WSR 14-14-052
[Filed June 25, 2014, 3:40 p.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 14-07-112 on March 19, 2014.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: The subject of this proposed rule-making effort is adoption of new WAC 232-12-286 Reducing the spread of hoof diseaseUnlawful transport of elk hooves.
Hearing Location(s): Natural Resources Building, Room 172, 1111 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, on August 8-9, 2013 [2014], at 8:30 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: On or after August 8, 2014.
Submit Written Comments to: Wildlife Program Commission Meeting Public Comments, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, e-mail, fax (360) 902-2162, by July 25, 2014.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Tami Lininger by August 1, 2014, TTY (800) 833-6388 or (360) 902-2267.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The proposed new WAC will reduce the probability of hoof disease spreading from Units 501 through 564 and 642 through 699 to other areas by limiting the transport of potentially infected hooves to other areas in the state.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: This proposal is part of the department's ongoing efforts to protect Washington's unexposed elk population from the spread of hoof disease.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047.
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: Nate Pamplin, Natural Resources Building, Olympia, (360) 902-2515; and Enforcement: Steven Crown, Natural Resources Building, Olympia, (360) 902-2936.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The proposed changes do not directly regulate small business. This rule proposal involves recreational hunting requirements.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. This proposal is not related to hydraulics rules.
June 25, 2014
Joanna M. Eide
Rules Coordinator
WAC 232-12-286 Reducing the spread of hoof diseaseUnlawful 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 501 through 564, and 642 through 699.
(2) Violation of this section is an infraction under RCW 77.15.160, Infractions.