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Hydraulic Code Rule Making 220-660 WAC
2018 Round 2 Hydraulic Code Rule Making
Why new rules?
On April 14, 2018, the Fish and Wildlife Commission directed WDFW to begin rulemaking to require individual Hydraulic Project Approval (HPA) permits for all suction dredge mineral prospecting.
What are the proposed changes?
WDFW's goal is to modify rules to authorize suction dredging activities through individual HPAs rather than under the Gold and Fish Pamphlet.
WDFW's objectives in this rulemaking include:
Updates will be posted here as they become available.
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