Semi-annual rule-making agenda

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Semi-annual Rule-making Agenda July 2021 through December 2021

WAC
Chapter
Rule Title or Subject Agency Contact Preproposal
(CR-101)
Proposed (CR-102) or Expedited
(CR-105)
Permanent
(CR-103P)
Short Description
WAC 220-460 Commercial Whale Watching Licenses Julie Watson N/A CR105 WSR 21-11-095
Filed May 19, 2021
Aug-Sept. 2021 Amend rules directed in state statute by updating and aligning the definitions and language in WAC 220-460 with the 2021 amendments to RCW 77.65.615, and correct typographical errors and clarify language of the rule without changing its effect
WAC 220-500 Shed Animal Parts Scott Bird August 1, 2021 October 20, 2021 December 11, 2021 Amend rules to prohibit the collection of shed animal parts on DFW lands or public lands.
WAC 220-353 Testing Commercial Fishing Gear Scott Bird August 1, 2021 October 20, 2021 December 11, 2021 Amend rules to clarify the requirements for notifying department law enforcement officers about testing commercial fishing gear.
WAC 220-359 Clarifying language Scott Bird August 1, 2021 October 20, 2021 December 11, 2021 Amend rules to ensure regulatory consistency with US v Oregon Policy Committee.
WAC 220-200-100, 220-610-010 Ferruginous Hawk Heather Bonagofski Oct.14 2020 June 22, 2021 Aug. 2021 Up-listing of species classification from threatened to endangered
WAC 220-415 Spring Black Bear Heather Bonagofski July 7, 2021 October 20, 2021 November 19, 2021 Update rules with the appropriate season dates.
WAC 220-200- 100 and 220- 610-010 White Pelican Heather Bonagofski October 14, 2020 Sept 1, 2021 November 19, 2021 Proposed down-listing from classified as endangered species to Wildlife classified as protected.
WAC 220-200- 100 and 220- 610-010 Island Marble Murrelet Heather Bonagofski October 14, 2020 Sept 1, 2021 Nov. 19,2021 Change of species classification
WAC 220-200- 100 and 220- 610-010 Cascade Red Fox Heather Bonagofski October 14, 2020 Sept 1, 2021 Nov. 19,2021 Change of species classification
WAC 220-200- 100 and 220- 610-010 Western Snowy Plover Heather Bonagofski October 14, 2020 Sept 1, 2021 Nov. 19,2021 Change of species classification
WAC 220-400 2022 Hunting Season Setting Heather Bonagofski Nov. 2021 Jan.2022 Feb. 2022 Annual update for the 2022 hunting permits and regulations.
WAC 220-500 Domestic Sheep and Goat on Department lands Heather Bonagofski Sept 1, 2021 On or after Oct. 15, 2021 Nov. 23, 2021 Permanent rule to limit use of pack goats on department lands in order to protect bighorn sheep from disease transmission.
WAC 220-413- 030, 220-413- 180 Importation of Animal Parts Heather Bonagofski May 23, 2021 Aug. 3, 2021 Oct. 2021 Updating list of prohibited states for importation of animal parts due to chronic wasting disease.  Minor text change for Game Management Area designations.
WAC 220-400 Wolf- livestock Conflict Deterrence Julia Smith Oct. 13, 2020 Jan. 2022 May 2022 Regulations related to the management of wolf-livestock conflict
WAC 220-352- 035, 220-352-305, 220-352-060, 220-352-140, 220-340-430, 220-340-480, 220-340-430, 220-353-020 Commercial Crab Fishing Heather Hall April 5, 2021 23-Jun-21 Oct. 2021 Amend coastal commercial Dungeness crab fishing regulations and mandatory electronic fish ticket reporting for several Puget Sound and Coastal shellfish fisheries.
WAC 220 Recreational Fishing Kelly Henderson July 20, 2021 September 22, 2021 Jan. 2022 Address critical conservation objectives and to provide harvest opportunities consistent with conservation objectives.
WAC 220 Non-treaty fisheries in Columbia River Charlene Hurst May 19, 2021 December 2021 April 2022 Expand the types of gears available for commercial harvesting of salmon in the Columbia River and reduce the number of Washington non-treaty commercial licenses participating in the Columbia River gillnet fishery
WAC 220 Fish Passage Gabrielle Stilwater June 17, 2020 March 9, 2022 May 18, 2022 Implement the Fishway, Flow and Screening statute (RCW 77.57), and the 2019 Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1109 (Laws of 2019, chapter 415)