FISH AND WILDLIFE
[Filed July 3, 2019, 11:40 a.m.]
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 19-06-001 on February 20, 2019.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: New WAC 220-640-011 Failure to stop at mandatory AIS check station—Infraction and 220-640-051 Lawful possession of dead prohibited level 3 species for personal or commercial use; and amending WAC 220-640-030 Prohibited level 1 species and 220-640-050 Prohibited level 3 species.
Hearing Location(s): On September 13-14, 2019, at 8:00 a.m., at the Sun Mountain Lodge, 604 Patterson Lake Road, Winthrop, WA 98862.
Date of Intended Adoption: September 16, 2019.
Submit Written Comments to: Scott Bird, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 43200, Olympia, WA 98504-3200, email Rules.Coordinator@dfw.wa.gov, fax 360-902-2155, by September 10, 2019.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Delores Noyes, phone 360-902-2349, TTY 360-902-2207, email Dolores.Noyes@dfw.wa.gov, by September 10, 2019.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The department needs to clarify regulations for the public concerning the possession of aquatic invasive species and inspection of vessels and boating equipment to check for harmful aquatic invasive species under chapter 220-640 WAC.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: The department needs to better clarify some of the regulations concerning the prohibition of aquatic invasive species.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: WDFW, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Captain Eric Anderson, 1111 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98501, 360-640-0493; Implementation: Allen Pleus, 1111 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98501, 360-902-2724; and Enforcement: Chief Steve Bear, 1111 Washington Street S.E., 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
. This rule proposal does not affect hydraulics.
The proposed rule does not impose more-than-minor costs on businesses. Following is a summary of the agency's analysis showing how costs were calculated. The proposed rules will have no impact on small business and less than minor costs.
A copy of the detailed cost calculations may be obtained by contacting Captain Eric Anderson, 1111 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98501, phone 360-640-0493, fax 360-249-1229, email Eric[.]Anderson@dfw.wa.gov.
July 3, 2019
WAC 220-640-011Failure to stop at mandatory AIS check station—Infraction.
Any person who fails to stop at a mandatory check station is guilty of a gross misdemeanor under RCW 77.15.809
; however, if a person has never been previously issued either a citation or warning for this violation, the violation may be issued as an infraction under RCW 77.15.160
WAC 220-640-051Lawful possession of dead prohibited level 3 species for personal or commercial use—Allowable forms—Records required.
(1) It is lawful to possess dead prohibited level 3 species for human or animal consumption use. For purpose of this rule, "dead" is defined as the following forms:
(a) Fully cooked;
(b) Frozen solid;
(c) Canned or otherwise vacuum-sealed in a container;
(d) Preserved by drying, salting, or pickling; or
(e) Raw/fresh if the head has been removed and/or all the internal organs have been removed.
(2) The person or commercial entity must possess the following records upon receiving and while in possession of a prohibited level 3 species in a dead form:
(a) The records must be in accordance with RCW 77.15.568
(b) The records must identify:
(i) Taxonomic species name or subspecies name to distinguish the subspecies from another prohibited species or a regulated type A species; and
(ii) The dead form in which the species was received as listed under subsection (1) of this section.
(3) It is unlawful for any person or commercial entity to receive or possess any live prohibited level 3 species or that does not meet the requirements of subsection (1) of this section.
(4) Any person or commercial entity in possession of a prohibited level 3 species violating this regulation shall be guilty of unlawful use of invasive species in the second degree under RCW 77.15.809
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 18-16-042, filed 7/25/18, effective 8/25/18)
WAC 220-640-030Prohibited level 1 species.
The following species are classified as prohibited level 1 species:
(1) Molluscs: Family Dreissenidae: Zebra and quagga mussels: Dreissena polymorpha and Dreissena rostriformis bugensis.
(a) Family Grapsidae: Mitten crabs: All members of the genus Erochier.
(b) Family Portunidae: European green crab, Carcinus maenas.
(a) Family Channidae: China fish, snakeheads: All members of the genus Channa.
(b) Family Clarriidae: All members of the walking catfish family.
(c) Family Cyprinidae:
(i) Carp, Bighead, Hypopthalmichthys nobilis.
(ii) Carp, Black, Mylopharyngodon piceus.
(iii) Carp, Silver, Hypopthalmichthys molitrix.
(iv) Carp, Largescale Silver, Hypopthalmichthys harmandi.
(d) Family Esocidae: Northern pike, Esox Lucius.
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 18-16-042, filed 7/25/18, effective 8/25/18)
WAC 220-640-050Prohibited level 3 species.
The following species are classified as prohibited level 3 species:
(a) In the family Hylidae: Cricket frog, in the genus Hyla species in the group Arborea including: Hyla annectans, Hyla arborea, Hyla chinensis, Hyla hallowellii, Hyla immaculata, Hyla japonica, Hyla meridionalis, Hyla sanchiangensis, Hyla simplex, Hyla suweonensis, Hyla tsinlingensis, and Hyla zhaopingensis.
(b) In the family Pelobatidae, spadefoots, all species of the genus Pelobates including P. cultripes, P. fuscus, P. syriacus, and P. varaldii. All species of the genus Scaphiopus including: S. couchii, S. holbrookii, and S. hurterii. All species of the genus Spea including: S. bombifrons, S. hammondii, and S. multiplicata with the exception of the native species: Spea intermontana the great basin spadefoot.
(c) In the family Pipidae: African clawed frog, all members of the genera Silurana, and Xenopus.
(d) In the family Ranidae:
(i) American Bull frog, Rana (Lithobates) catesbeiana.
(ii) Holoarctic brown frogs and Palearctic green frogs of the genus Rana, including the following: Rana arvalis group (R. arvalis, R. chaochiaoensis, R. chevronta); Rana chensinensis group (R. altaica, R. chensinensis, R. dybowskii, R. kukunoris, R. kunyuensis, R. ornativentris, R. pirica); Rana graeca group (R. graeca, R. italica); Rana japonica group (R. amurensis, R. aragonensis, R. japonica, R. omeimontis, R. zhenhaiensis); the subgenus Rugosa (Rana rugosa, Rana emeljanovi, Rana tientaiensis); Rana tagoi group (R. sakuraii, R. tagoi); Rana temporaria group (R. asiatica, R. dalmatina, R. honnorate, R. huanrenensis, R. iberica, R. latastei, R. macrocnemis, R. okinavana, R. pyrenaica, R. tsushimensis, R. zhengi); and in the Rana Pelophylax section, the subgenus Pelophylax (R. bedriagae, R. bergeri, R. cerigensis, R. chosenica, R. cretensis, R. demarchii, R. epeirotica, R. fukienensis, R. grafti, R. hubeiensis, R. lateralis, R. lessonae, R. nigrolineata, R. nigromaculata, R. perezi, R. plancyi, R. porosa, R. ridibunda, R. saharica, R. shqiperica, R. shuchinae, R. terentievi, R. tenggerensis); and the Rana ridibunda-Rana lessonae hybridogenetic complex species R. esculenta and R. hispanica.
(e) In the family Ambystomatidae: Mole salamanders. In the genus Ambystomata: A. californiense, A. laterale, A. opacum, A. rosaceum, A. tigrinum, except for the native species A. tigrinum mavortium Western tiger salamander, and A. tigrinum melanostictum Tiger salamander.
(f) In the family Amphiumidae one, two, and three toed salamanders or congo eels: All members of the genus Amphiuma.
(g) In the family Cryptobranchidae: Giant salamanders and hellbenders, all members of the genera Andrias and Cryptobranchus.
(h) In the family Dicamptodontidae, American giant salamanders, all members of the genus Dicamptodon, except for the native species: Dicamptodon tenebrosus, Pacific giant salamander, and Dicamptodon copei, Cope's giant salamander.
(i) In the family Hynobiidae: Mountain salamanders, all members of the genera Batrachuperus, Hynobius, Liua, Onychodactylus, Pachyhynobius, Pseudohynobius, Ranodon, and Salamandrella.
(j) In the family Plethodontidae, subfamily Desmognathinae: All members of the genus Desmognathus, dusky salamander.
(k) In the family Plethodontidae, subfamily Plethodontinae: All members of the genera Eurycea (American brook salamanders); Gyrinophilus (cave salamanders); Hemidactylium (four-toed salamanders); Hydromantes and Pseudotriton (mud or red salamanders).
(l) In the family Proteidae, mudpuppies, all members of the genus Necturus and Proteus.
(m) In the family Salamandridae: Newts, all members of the genera Chioglossa; Eichinotriton (mountain newts); Euproctus (European mt. salamander); Neurergus (Kurdistan newts); Notophthalmus (red-spotted newts); Pachytriton (Chinese newts); Paramesotriton (warty newts); Salamandrina (speckled salamander); Taricha except for the native species Taricha granulosa granulosa the Northern rough-skin newt, and Ichthyosaura and Triturus (alpine newts).
(n) In the family Sirenidae, sirens, all species of the genera Pseudobranchus and Siren.
(a) In the family Chelydridae, snapping turtles, all species.
(b) In the family Emydidae:
(i) Chinese pond turtles, all members of the genus Chinemys.
(ii) Pond turtles, all members of the genus Clemmys.
(iii) European pond turtle, Emys orbicularis.
(iv) Asian pond turtle, all members of the genus Mauremys.
(c) In the family Trionychidae, American soft shell turtles, all members of the genus Apalone.
(a) Family Cercopagidae:
(i) Fish hook water flea, Cercopagis pengoi.
(ii) Spiny water flea, Bythotrephes cederstroemi.
(b) Family Cambaridae: Crayfish: All genera.
(c) Family Parastacidae: Crayfish: All genera except Engaeos, and except the species Cherax quadricarinatus, Cherax papuanus, and Cherax tenuimanus.
(d) Family Spheromatidae: Burrowing isopod, Sphaeroma quoyanum.
(a) Family Amiidae: Bowfin, grinnel, or mudfish, Amia calva.
(b) Family Characidae: Piranha or caribe: All members of the genera Pygocentrus, Rooseveltiella, and Serrasalmus.
(c) Family Cyprinidae:
(i) Fathead minnow, Pimephales promelas.
(ii) Carp, Grass (in the diploid form), Ctenopharyngodon idella.
(iii) Ide, silver orfe or golden orfe, Leuciscus idus.
(iv) Rudd, Scardinius erythropthalmus.
(d) Family Gobiidae: Round goby, Neogobius melanostomus.
(e) ((Family Esocidae: Northern pike, Esox lucius.
(f))) Family Lepisosteidae: Gar-pikes: All members of the family.
(5) Mammals: Family Myocastoridae: Nutria, Myocastor coypu.
(a) Family Dreissenidae: All members of the genus Dreissenid except the species zebra mussel, Dreissena polymorpha, and the quagga mussel, Dreissena rostriformis bugensis.
(b) Family Gastropoda: New Zealand mud snail, Potamopyrgus antipodarum.