WSR 09-02-017

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 08-318 -- Filed December 29, 2008, 2:33 p.m. , effective April 3, 2009 ]


Effective Date of Rule: April 3, 2009.

Purpose: The current rules on this subject were adopted in 1998 and do not reflect the current knowledge of impacts to fish life and habitat caused by mineral prospecting. The proposed rules modify permitted activities, equipment and tools, timing and location of authorized mineral prospecting activities under authority of the Gold and Fish pamphlet, application procedures for standard and pamphlet hydraulic project approvals, appeal procedures, and violation penalties.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 220-110-203, 220-110-204, 220-110-205, 220-110-207, 220-110-208, and 220-110-209; and amending WAC 220-110-020, 220-110-030, 220-110-031, 220-110-200, 220-110-201, 220-110-202, 220-110-206, 220-110-340, 220-110-350, and 220-110-360.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.55.091(2), 77.12.047, and 77.04.020.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 08-17-055 on August 15, 2008.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: WAC 220-110-020, clarified definitions of "excavation site," "ganged equipment," and "habitat improvement structures or stream channel improvements." Added a definition for "stable slope."

WAC 220-110-200, added "(3) Nothing in these rules relieves a person of the duty to obtain landowner permission and any other necessary permits before conducting any mineral prospecting activity."

WAC 220-110-201(3), deleted "If your mineral prospecting equipment exceeds one-half the width of the wetted perimeter of the stream, you must remove the equipment from the wetted perimeter or move it so that a minimum of fifty percent of the wetted perimeter is free of equipment between one-half hour after official sunset to one-half hour prior to official sunrise."

WAC 220-110-201(4), added "You must avoid areas containing live freshwater mussels. If you encounter live mussels during excavation, you must relocate your operations."

WAC 220-110-201 (5)(h), added "...an unstable slope or..."

WAC 220-110-202(3), replaced "hose diameter" with "nozzle and hose."

WAC 220-110-202(15), added "...an unstable slope or..."

WAC 220-110-202 (19)(b), deleted "that have riffle areas totaling more than three, but less than ten, square feet."

WAC 220-110-206(4), deleted "site review and..."

WAC 220-110-206, combined work window listings for Washougal River and South Prairie Creek into a single entry. Reduced work window for Tucannon River, Clearwater River, and White River by fifteen days. Changed work window to "submit application" for a portion of the Cle Elum River, Columbia River, and Sauk River, and the NF Teanaway River, Pend Oreille River, Skagit River, Baker River, Cascade River, Illabot Creek, and waters within Indian tribal reservation boundaries.

A final cost-benefit analysis is available by contacting Lisa Wood, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091, phone (360) 902-2260, fax (360) 902-2946, e-mail Lisa.Wood@dfw.wa.gov.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 10, Repealed 6.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: November 8, 2008.

Susan Yeager

for Jerry Gutzwiler, Chair

Fish and Wildlife Commission

OTS-1257.4


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 98-252, filed 12/16/98, effective 1/16/99)

WAC 220-110-020   Definitions.   As used in this chapter, unless the context clearly requires otherwise:

(1) "Abandoning an excavation site" means not working an excavation site for forty-eight hours or longer.

(2) "Aggregate" means a mixture of minerals separable by mechanical or physical means.

(((2))) (3) "Aquatic beneficial plant" means native and nonnative aquatic plants not prescribed by RCW 17.10.010(10), and that are of value to fish life.

(((3))) (4) "Aquatic noxious weed" means an aquatic weed on the state noxious weed list as prescribed by RCW 17.10.010(10).

(((4))) (5) "Aquatic plant" means any aquatic noxious weed and aquatic beneficial plant that occurs within the ordinary high water line of waters of the state.

(((5))) (6) "Artificial materials" means clean, inert materials that you use to construct diversion structures for mineral prospecting.

(7) "Bank" means any land surface above the ordinary high water line that adjoins a body of water and contains it except during floods. Bank also includes all land surfaces of islands above the ordinary high water line that adjoin a ((water)) body of water and that are below the flood elevation of their surrounding ((water)) body of water.

(((6))) (8) "Beach area" means the beds between the ordinary high water line and extreme low tide.

(((7))) (9) "Bed" means the land below the ordinary high water lines of state waters. This definition shall not include irrigation ditches, canals, storm water run-off devices, or other artificial watercourses except where they exist in a natural watercourse that has been altered by man.

(((8))) (10) "Bed materials" means naturally occurring material, including, but not limited to, gravel, cobble, rock, rubble, sand, mud and aquatic plants, found in the beds of state waters. Bed materials may be found in deposits or bars above the wetted perimeter of water bodies.

(((9))) (11) "Biodegradable" means material that is capable of being readily decomposed by biological means, such as by bacteria.

(((10))) (12) "Bioengineering" means project designs or construction methods which use live woody vegetation or a combination of live woody vegetation and specially developed natural or synthetic materials to establish a complex root grid within the existing bank which is resistant to erosion, provides bank stability, and maintains a healthy riparian environment with habitat features important to fish life. Use of wood structures or limited use of clean angular rock may be allowable to provide stability for establishment of the vegetation.

(((11))) (13) "Bottom barrier or screen" means synthetic or natural fiber sheets of material used to cover and kill plants growing on the bottom of a watercourse.

(((12))) (14) "Boulder" means a stream substrate particle larger than ten inches in diameter.

(((13))) (15) "Bulkhead" means a vertical or nearly vertical erosion protection structure placed parallel to the shoreline consisting of concrete, timber, steel, rock, or other permanent material not readily subject to erosion.

(((14))) (16) "Classify" means to sort aggregate by hand or through a screen, grizzly, or similar device to remove the larger material and concentrate the remaining aggregate.

(17) "Cofferdam" means a temporary enclosure used to keep water from a work area.

(18) "Complete written application" means any document that serves as application for a written hydraulic project approval under WAC 220-110-030 which is signed and dated by the applicant and authorized agent, if one is acting for the applicant, and contains general plans for the overall project, complete plans and specifications for the proposed construction or work waterward of the mean higher high water line in salt water, or waterward of the ordinary high water line in fresh water, complete plans and specifications for the proper protection of fish life, and notice of compliance with any applicable requirements of the State Environmental Policy Act, chapter 43.21C RCW, unless otherwise provided for in chapter 77.55 RCW.

(19) "Concentrator" means a device used to physically or mechanically separate ((and enrich)) the valuable mineral content ((of)) from aggregate. ((Pans, sluice boxes and mini-rocker boxes are examples of concentrators.

(15) "Cofferdam" means a temporary enclosure used to keep water from a work area.

(16))) (20) "Control" means level of treatment of aquatic noxious weeds as prescribed by RCW 17.10.010(5).

(((17))) (21) "Crevicing" means removing aggregate from cracks and crevices using hand-held mineral prospecting tools or water pressure.

(22) "Department" means the Washington department of fish and wildlife.

(((18))) (23) "Diver-operated dredging" means the use of portable suction or hydraulic dredges held by SCUBA divers to remove aquatic plants.

(((19))) (24) "Drawdown" means decreasing the level of standing water in a watercourse to expose bottom sediments and rooted plants.

(((20))) (25) "Dredging" means removal of bed material using other than hand-held tools.

(((21))) (26) "Early infestation" means an aquatic noxious weed whose stage of development, life history, or area of coverage makes one hundred percent control and eradication as prescribed by RCW 17.10.010(5) likely to occur.

(((22))) (27) "Emergency" means an immediate threat to life, public or private property, or an immediate threat of serious environmental degradation, arising from weather or stream flow conditions, other natural conditions, or fire.

(((23))) (28) "Entrained" means the entrapment of fish into a watercourse diversion without the presence of a screen, into high velocity water along the face of an improperly designed screen, or into the vegetation cut by a mechanical harvester.

(((24))) (29) "Equipment" means any device powered by internal combustion; hydraulics; electricity, except less than one horsepower; or livestock used as draft animals, except saddle horses; and the lines, cables, arms, or extensions associated with the device.

(((25))) (30) "Eradication((.))": See "control."

(((26))) (31) "Established ford" means a crossing place in a watercourse that was in existence and annually used prior to 1986 or subsequently permitted by the department, and((,)) has identifiable approaches on the banks.

(((27))) (32) "Excavation site" means the pit, furrow, or hole from which ((aggregate is being removed for the processing and recovery of)) you remove aggregate to process and recover minerals or into which wastewater is discharged to settle out sediments.

(((28))) (33) "Extreme low tide" means the lowest level reached by a receding tide.

(((29))) (34) "Farm and agricultural land" means those lands identified as such in RCW 84.34.020.

(((30))) (35) "Filter blanket" means a layer or combination of layers of pervious materials (organic, mineral, or synthetic) designed and installed in such a manner as to provide drainage, yet prevent the movement of soil particles due to flowing water.

(((31))) (36) "Fish life" means all fish species, including but not limited to food fish, shellfish, game fish, and other nonclassified fish species and all stages of development of those species.

(((32))) (37) "Fishway" means any facility or device that is designed to enable fish to effectively pass around or through an obstruction without undue stress or delay.

(((33))) (38) "Food fish" means those species of the classes Osteichthyes, Agnatha, and Chondrichthyes that shall not be fished for except as authorized by rule of the director of the Washington department of fish and wildlife.

(((34))) (39) "Frequent scour zone" means the area between the wetted perimeter and the toe of the slope, comprised of aggregate, boulders, or bedrock. Organic soils are not present in the frequent scour zone.

(40) "Freshwater area" means those state waters and associated beds below the ordinary high water line that are upstream of river mouths including all lakes, ponds, and streams.

(((35))) (41) "Game fish" means those species of the class Osteichthyes that shall not be fished for except as authorized by rule of the Washington fish and wildlife commission.

(((36))) (42) "Ganged equipment" means two or more pieces of mineral prospecting equipment coupled together to increase efficiency. An example is adding a second sluice to a high-banker.

(43) "General provisions" means those provisions that are contained in every HPA.

(((37))) (44) "Gold and Fish pamphlet" means a document that details the rules for conducting small-scale and other prospecting and mining activities, and which serves as the hydraulic project approval for certain mineral prospecting and mining activities in Washington state.

(45) "Habitat improvement structures or stream channel improvements" means natural or human-made materials placed in or next to bodies of water to make existing conditions better for fish life. Rock flow deflectors, engineered logjams, and artificial riffles are examples.

(46) "Hand cutting" means the removal or control of aquatic plants with the use of hand-held tools or equipment, or equipment that is carried by a person when used.

(((38))) (47) "Hand-held tools" means tools that are held by hand and are not powered by internal combustion, hydraulics, pneumatics, or electricity. Some examples of hand-held tools are shovels, rakes, hammers, pry bars and cable winches. This definition does not apply to hand-held tools used for mineral prospecting. See "hand-held mineral prospecting tools."

(((39))) (48) "Hand-held mineral prospecting tools" means:

(a) Tools that you hold by hand and are not powered by internal combustion, hydraulics, or pneumatics. Examples include metal detectors, shovels, picks, trowels, hammers, pry bars, hand-operated winches, and battery-operated pumps specific to prospecting; and

(b) Vac-pacs.

(49) "Hatchery" means any water impoundment or facility used for the captive spawning, hatching, or rearing of fish and shellfish.

(((40) "Highbanker" means a stationary concentrator capable of being operated outside the wetted perimeter of the water body from which water is removed, and which is used to separate gold and other minerals from aggregate with the use of water supplied by hand or pumping, and consisting of a sluice box, hopper, and water supply. Aggregate is supplied to the highbanker by means other than suction dredging. This definition excludes mini-rocker boxes.

(41) "Highbanking" means the use of a highbanker for the recovery of minerals.

(42))) (50) "High-banker" means a stationary concentrator that you can operate outside the wetted perimeter of the body of water from which the water is removed, using water supplied by hand or by pumping. A high-banker consists of a sluice box, hopper, and water supply. You supply aggregate to the high-banker by means other than suction dredging. This definition excludes rocker boxes. See Figure 1.

(51) "High-banking" means using a high-banker to recover minerals.

(52) "Hydraulic project" means construction or performance of other work that will use, divert, obstruct, or change the natural flow or bed of any of the salt or fresh waters of the state. Hydraulic projects include forest practice activities, conducted pursuant to the forest practices rules (TITLE 222 WAC), that involve construction or performance of other work in or across the ordinary high water line of:

(a) Type 1-3 waters; or

(b) Type 4 and 5 waters with identifiable bed or banks where there is a hatchery water intake within two miles downstream; or

(c) Type 4 and 5 waters with identifiable bed or banks within one-fourth mile of Type 1-3 waters where any of the following conditions apply:

(i) Where the removal of timber adjacent to the stream is likely to result in entry of felled trees into flowing channels;

(ii) Where there is any felling, skidding, or ground lead yarding through flowing water, or through dry channels with identifiable bed or banks with gradient greater than twenty percent;

(iii) Where riparian or wetland leave trees are required and cable tailholds are on the opposite side of the channel;

(iv) Where road construction or placement of culverts occurs in flowing water;

(v) Where timber is yarded in or across flowing water;

(d) Type 4 and 5 waters with identifiable bed or banks that are likely to adversely affect fish life, where the HPA requirement is noted by the department in response to the forest practice application.

Hydraulic projects and associated permit requirements for specific project types are further defined in other sections of this chapter.

(((43) "Hydraulic project application" means a form provided by and submitted to the department of fish and wildlife accompanied by plans and specifications of the proposed hydraulic project.

(44))) (53) "Hydraulic project approval" (((HPA))) or "HPA" means:

(a) A written approval for a hydraulic project signed by the director of the department of fish and wildlife, or the director's designates; or

(b) A verbal approval for an emergency hydraulic project from the director of the department of fish and wildlife, or the director's designates; or

(c) The following printed pamphlet approvals ((and any supplemental approvals to them. See "supplemental approval")):

(i) A "Gold and Fish" pamphlet issued by the department, which identifies and authorizes specific minor hydraulic project activities for mineral prospecting and placer mining; or

(ii) An "Irrigation and Fish" pamphlet issued by the department, which identifies and authorizes specific minor hydraulic project activities; or

(iii) An "Aquatic Plants and Fish" pamphlet and any supplemental approvals to it issued by the department, which identifies and authorizes specific aquatic noxious weed and aquatic beneficial plant removal and control activities.

(((45) "Hydraulicing" means the use of water spray or water under pressure to dislodge minerals and other material.

(46))) (54) "Job site" means the space of ground including and immediately adjacent to the area where work is conducted under the authority of ((a hydraulic project approval)) an HPA. For mineral prospecting and placer mining projects, the job site includes the excavation site.

(((47))) (55) "Joint aquatic resources permit application" or "JARPA" means a form provided by the department and other agencies which an applicant submits when requesting a written HPA for a hydraulic project.

(56) "Lake" means any natural or impounded body of standing freshwater, except impoundments of the Columbia and Snake rivers.

(((48))) (57) "Large woody material" means trees or tree parts larger than four inches in diameter and longer than six feet, and rootwads, wholly or partially waterward of the ordinary high water line.

(((49))) (58) "Mean higher high water" or "MHHW," means the tidal elevation obtained by averaging each day's highest tide at a particular location over a period of nineteen years. It is measured from the ((MLLW)) mean lower low water = 0.0 tidal elevation.

(((50))) (59) "Mean lower low water" or "MLLW" means the 0.0 tidal elevation. It is determined by averaging each ((days')) day's lowest tide at a particular location over a period of nineteen years. It is the tidal datum for vertical tidal references in the saltwater area.

(((51))) (60) "Mechanical harvesting and cutting" means the partial removal or control of aquatic plants with the use of aquatic mechanical harvesters, which cut and collect aquatic plants, and mechanical cutters, which only cut aquatic plants.

(((52) "Mineral prospecting equipment" means any natural or manufactured device, implement, or animal other than the human body used in any aspect of prospecting for or recovering minerals. Classifications of mineral prospecting equipment are as follows:

(a) Class 0 - nonmotorized pans.

(b) Class I.

(i) Pans.

(ii) Nonmotorized sluice boxes, concentrators and mini-rocker boxes with a riffle area not exceeding ten square feet, and not exceeding fifty percent of the width of the wetted perimeter of the stream.

(c) Class II.

(i) Suction dredges with a maximum nozzle size of four inches inside diameter.

(ii) Highbankers or suction dredge/highbanker combinations with a maximum water intake size of two and one-half inches inside diameter, when operated wholly below the ordinary high water line.

(d) Class III.

(i) Highbankers supplied with water from a pump with a maximum water intake size of two and one-half inches inside diameter, when used to process aggregate at locations two hundred feet or greater landward of the ordinary high water line.

(ii) Suction dredge/highbanker combinations supplied with water from a pump with a maximum water intake size of two and one-half inches inside diameter, when used to process aggregate at locations two hundred feet or greater landward of the ordinary high water line.

(iii) Other concentrators supplied with water from a pump with a maximum water intake size of two and one-half inches inside diameter, when used to process aggregate at locations two hundred feet or greater landward of the ordinary high water line.

(53))) (61) "Mineral prospect" means to excavate, process, or classify aggregate using hand-held mineral prospecting tools and mineral prospecting equipment.

(62) "Mineral prospecting equipment" means any natural or manufactured device, implement, or animal (other than the human body) that you use in any aspect of prospecting for or recovering minerals.

(63) "Mini high-banker" means a high-banker with a riffle area of three square feet or less. See Figure 2.

(64) "Mini((-))rocker box" means a ((nonmotorized concentrator operated with a rocking motion and consisting of a hopper attached to a cradle and a sluice box with a riffle area not exceeding ten square feet. The mini-rocker box shall only be supplied with water by hand and be capable of being carried by one individual. A mini-rocker box shall not be considered a highbanker.

(54))) rocker box with a riffle area of three square feet or less. See Figure 3.

(65) "Mining" means the production activity that follows mineral prospecting.

(66) "Mitigation" means actions ((which)) that shall be required as provisions of the HPA to avoid or compensate for impacts to fish life resulting from the proposed project activity. The type(s) of mitigation required shall be considered and implemented, where feasible, in the following sequential order of preference:

(a) Avoiding the impact altogether by not taking a certain action or parts of an action;

(b) Minimizing impacts by limiting the degree or magnitude of the action and its implementation;

(c) Rectifying the impact by repairing, rehabilitating, or restoring the affected environment;

(d) Reducing or eliminating the impact over time by preservation and maintenance operations during the life of the action;

(e) Compensating for the impact by replacing or providing substitute resources or environments; or

(f) Monitoring the impact and taking appropriate corrective measures to achieve the identified goal.

For projects with potentially significant impacts, a mitigation agreement may be required prior to approval. Replacement mitigation may be required to be established and functional prior to project construction.

(((55))) (67) "Natural conditions" means those conditions ((which)) that arise in or are found in nature. This is not meant to include artificial or manufactured conditions.

(((56))) (68) "No-net-loss" means:

(a) Avoidance or mitigation of adverse impacts to fish life; or

(b) Avoidance or mitigation of net loss of habitat functions necessary to sustain fish life; or

(c) Avoidance or mitigation of loss of area by habitat type.

Mitigation to achieve no-net-loss should benefit those organisms being impacted.

(((57))) (69) "Ordinary high water line" or "OHWL" means the mark on the shores of all waters that will be found by examining the bed and banks and ascertaining where the presence and action of waters are so common and usual and so long continued in ordinary years, as to mark upon the soil or vegetation a character distinct from that of the abutting upland((:)), provided((,)) that in any area where the ordinary high water line cannot be found, the ordinary high water line adjoining saltwater shall be the line of mean higher high water, and the ordinary high water line adjoining freshwater shall be the elevation of the mean annual flood.

(((58))) (70) "Pan" means ((the following equipment used to separate gold or other metal from aggregate by washing:

(a) An open, metal or plastic dish operated by hand; or

(b) A motorized rotating open, metal or plastic dish without pumped or gravity-fed water supplies.

(59))) an open metal or plastic dish that you operate by hand to separate gold or other minerals from aggregate by washing the aggregate. See Figure 4.

(71) "Panning" means ((the use of)) using a pan to wash aggregate.

(((60))) (72) "Person" means an individual or a public or private entity or organization. The term "person" includes local, state, and federal government agencies, and all business organizations.

(((61))) (73) "Placer" means a glacial or alluvial deposit of gravel or sand containing eroded particles of minerals.

(((62))) (74) "Pool" means a portion of the stream with reduced current velocity, often with water deeper than the surrounding areas.

(((63))) (75) "Power sluice" means "high-banker."

(76) "Power sluice/suction dredge combination" means a machine that can be used as a power sluice, or with minor modifications, as a suction dredge. See Figure 5.

(77) "Process aggregate" or "processing aggregate" means the physical or mechanical separation of the valuable mineral content within aggregate.

(78) "Prospecting" means the exploration for minerals and mineral deposits.

(79) "Protection of fish life" means prevention of loss or injury to fish or shellfish, and protection of the habitat that supports fish and shellfish populations.

(((64))) (80) "Purple loosestrife" means Lythrum salicaria and Lythrum virgatum as prescribed in RCW 17.10.010(10) and defined in RCW 17.26.020 (5)(b).

(((65))) (81) "Redd" means a nest made in gravel, consisting of a depression dug by a fish for egg deposition, and associated gravel mounds. See Figure 6.

(82) "Riffle" means the bottom of a concentrator containing a series of interstices or grooves to catch and retain a mineral such as gold.

(((66))) (83) "River or stream." See "watercourse."

(((67))) (84) "Rocker box" means a nonmotorized concentrator consisting of a hopper attached to a cradle and a sluice box that you operate with a rocking motion. See Figure 7.

(85) "Rotovation" means the use of aquatic rotovators which have underwater rototiller-like blades to uproot aquatic plants as a means of plant control.

(((68))) (86) "Saltwater area" means those state waters and associated beds below the ordinary high water line and downstream of river mouths.

(((69))) (87) "Shellfish" means those species of saltwater and freshwater invertebrates that shall not be taken except as authorized by rule of the director of the department of fish and wildlife. The term "shellfish" includes all stages of development and the bodily parts of shellfish species.

(((70))) (88) "Slope" means:

(a) Any land surface above the frequent scour zone and wetted perimeter that adjoins a body of water. Slope also includes land surfaces of islands above the frequent scour zone that adjoin a body of water; or

(b) A stretch of ground forming a natural or artificial incline.

(89) "Sluice ((box))" means a trough equipped with riffles across its bottom, ((used to recover gold and other minerals with the use of water.

(71) "Sluicing" means the use of a sluice box for the recovery of gold and other minerals.

(72) "Small scale mineral prospecting equipment" encompasses the equipment included in "mineral prospecting equipment, Class I."

(73))) which you use to recover gold and other minerals with the use of flowing water. See Figure 8.

(90) "Spartina" means Spartina alterniflora, Spartina anglica, Spartina x townsendii, and Spartina patens as prescribed in RCW 17.10.010(10) and defined in RCW 17.26.020 (5)(a).

(((74))) (91) "Special provisions" means those conditions that are a part of the HPA, but are site- or project-specific, and are used to supplement or amend the technical provisions.

(((75))) (92) "Spiral wheel" means a hand-operated or battery powered rotating pan that you use to recover gold and minerals with the use of water. See Figure 9.

(93) "Stable slope" means a slope without visible evidence of slumping, sloughing or other movement. Stable slopes will not show evidence of landslides, uprooted or tilted trees, exposed soils, water-saturated soils, and mud, or the recent erosion of soils and sediment. Woody vegetation is typically present on stable slopes.

(94) "Stream-bank stabilization" means those projects which prevent or limit erosion, slippage, and mass wasting((;)), including, but not limited to, bank resloping, log and debris relocation or removal, planting of woody vegetation, bank protection (physical armoring of banks using rock or woody material, or placement of jetties or groins), gravel removal, or erosion control.

(((76))) (95) "Suction dredge" means a machine ((equipped with an internal combustion engine or electric motor powering a water pump which is used)) that you use to move submerged ((bed materials by means of)) aggregate via hydraulic suction. ((These bed materials are processed)) You process the aggregate through an attached sluice box for the recovery of gold and other minerals. See Figure 10.

(((77))) (96) "Suction dredging" means ((the use of)) using a suction dredge for the recovery of gold and other minerals.

(((78))) (97) "Supplemental approval" means a written addendum issued by the department to ((a)) an Aquatic Plants and Fish pamphlet HPA for approved exceptions to conditions of that pamphlet HPA or for any additional authorization by the department when required by ((a)) the pamphlet HPA. See "hydraulic project approval."

(((79))) (98) "Tailings" means the waste material ((remaining)) that remains after ((processing)) you process aggregate for minerals.

(((80))) (99) "Technical provisions" means those conditions that are a part of the HPA and apply to most projects of that nature.

(((81))) (100) "Toe of the bank" means the distinct break in slope between the stream bank or shoreline and the stream bottom or marine beach or bed, excluding areas of sloughing. For steep banks that extend into the water, the toe may be submerged below the ordinary high water line. For artificial structures, such as jetties or bulkheads, the toe refers to the base of the structure, where it meets the stream bed or marine beach or bed.

(((82))) (101) "Toe of the slope" means the base or bottom of a slope at the point where the ground surface abruptly changes to a significantly flatter grade.

(102) "Unstable slope" means a slope with visible evidence of slumping, sloughing or other movement. Evidence of unstable slopes includes landslides, uprooted or tilted trees, exposed soils, water-saturated soils, and mud, or the recent erosion of soils and sediment. Woody vegetation is typically not present on unstable slopes.

(103) "Vac-pac" means a motorized, portable vacuum used for prospecting. See Figure 11.

(104) "Viable" means that any plant or plant part is capable of taking root or living when introduced into a body of water.

(((83))) (105) "Watercourse" and "river or stream" means any portion of a channel, bed, bank, or bottom waterward of the ordinary high water line of waters of the state, including areas in which fish may spawn, reside, or ((through which they may)) pass, and tributary waters with defined bed or banks, which influence the quality of fish habitat downstream. This includes watercourses which flow on an intermittent basis or which fluctuate in level during the year and applies to the entire bed of such watercourse whether or not the water is at peak level. This definition does not include irrigation ditches, canals, storm water run-off devices, or other entirely artificial watercourses, except where they exist in a natural watercourse ((which)) that has been altered by humans.

(((84))) (106) "Water right" means a certificate of water right, a vested water right or a claim to a valid vested water right, or a water permit, pursuant to Title 90 RCW.

(((85))) (107) "Waters of the state" or "state waters" means all salt waters and fresh waters waterward of ordinary high water lines and within the territorial boundaries of the state.

(((86))) (108) "Water type" means water categories as defined in WAC 222-16-030 of the forest practice rules and regulations.

(((87))) (109) "Weed rolling" means the use of a mechanical roller designed to control aquatic plant growth.

(((88))) (110) "Wetted perimeter" means the areas of a watercourse covered with flowing or nonflowing water((, flowing or nonflowing)).

(111) "Woody vegetation" means perennial trees and shrubs having stiff stems and bark. Woody vegetation does not include grasses, forbs, or annual plants.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080, 75.20.100 and 75.20.330. 99-01-088 (Order 98-252), 220-110-020, filed 12/16/98, effective 1/16/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 97-13-001 (Order 97-84), 220-110-020, filed 6/4/97, effective 7/5/97; 94-23-058 (Order 94-160), 220-110-020, filed 11/14/94, effective 12/15/94; 87-15-086 (Order 87-48), 220-110-020, filed 7/20/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.012, 75.08.080 and 75.20.100. 84-04-047 (Order 84-04), 220-110-020, filed 1/30/84. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.20.100 and 75.08.080. 83-09-019 (Order 83-25), 220-110-020, filed 4/13/83.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 94-160, filed 11/14/94, effective 12/15/94)

WAC 220-110-030   Hydraulic project approvals -- Procedures.   (1) A person shall obtain an HPA before conducting a hydraulic project.

(2) ((A person seeking an HPA shall submit)) Receipt by the department of any one of the following documents constitutes an application for a written HPA:

(a) A joint aquatic resources permit application (JARPA) submitted to the department;

(b) A forest practice application submitted to the department of natural resources, if the hydraulic project is part of a forest practice as defined in WAC 222-16-010; or

(c) A section 10 or 404 public notice circulated by the United States Army Corps of Engineers or United States Coast Guard.

(3) You shall request a written HPA by submitting a complete written application to the department. ((The)) You shall request a pamphlet HPA by following the procedures in WAC 220-110-031. Your application for a written HPA shall contain general plans for the overall project, complete plans and specifications for the proposed construction or work waterward of the ((mean higher high water)) MHHW line in salt water, or waterward of the ((ordinary high water line)) OHWL in fresh water, ((and)) complete plans and specifications for the proper protection of fish life, and notice of compliance with any applicable requirements of the State Environmental Policy Act, chapter 43.21C RCW, unless otherwise provided for in chapter 77.55 RCW. You and your authorized agent, if one is acting for you, must sign and date the application ((shall be signed and dated by the applicant or their agent.

(3) Receipt of any one of the following documents constitutes application for an HPA:

(a) A completed hydraulic project application submitted to the department;

(b) A completed forest practice application submitted to the department of natural resources, if the hydraulic project is part of a forest practice as defined in WAC 222-16-010; or

(c) A section 10 or 404 public notice circulated by the United States Army Corps of Engineers or United States Coast Guard)).

(4) The department shall grant or deny approval within forty-five calendar days of the receipt of a complete written application ((and notice of compliance with any applicable requirements of the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) (chapter 43.21C RCW))). The department shall strive to issue HPAs in less than thirty days. The forty-five day requirement shall be suspended if:

(a) ((An incomplete application is received;

(b))) The site is physically inaccessible for inspection;

(((c))) (b) You or your authorized agent, if one is acting for you, remains unavailable or unable to arrange for a timely field evaluation of the proposed project after ten working days of the department's receipt of the application((, the applicant remains unavailable or unable to arrange for a timely field evaluation of the proposed project));

(((d) The applicant)) (c) You or your authorized agent, if one is acting for you, requests a delay;

(d) The department is issuing a permit for a storm water discharge and is complying with the requirements of RCW 77.55.161 (3)(b); or

(e) The department is reviewing the application as part of a multiagency permit streamlining effort and all participating permitting agencies and the permit applicant agree to an extended timeline longer than forty-five calendar days.

(5) Immediately upon determination that the forty-five day period is suspended, the department shall notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the delay.

(6) The department or the county legislative authority may determine an imminent danger exists. The county legislative authority shall notify the department, in writing, if it determines that an imminent danger exists. In cases of imminent danger, the department shall issue an expedited written permit, upon request, for work to remove any obstructions, repair existing structures, restore banks, protect fish resources, or protect property.

(7) The department may issue an expedited written HPA in those instances where normal processing would result in ((unanticipated extreme)) significant hardship for the applicant, or unacceptable environmental damage would occur. ((An expedited HPA may be granted upon request for work to repair existing structures, move obstructions, restore banks, protect property, or protect fish resources that are subject to imminent danger by weather, flow, or other natural conditions.))

(8) Expedited HPA requests require a complete written application and shall take precedence over other nonemergency applications ((and)). These will ((normally)) be issued within ((ten)) fifteen calendar days of ((request)) receipt of a complete written application. ((All SEPA requirements shall be met prior to issuance of an expedited HPA.)) The provisions of the State Environmental Policy Act, chapter 43.21C RCW, are not required for expedited written HPAs.

(((7))) (9) The county legislative authority or the department may declare an emergency or continue an existing declaration of an emergency where there is an immediate threat to life, the public, property, or of environmental degradation. Upon the declaration of an emergency, the department shall grant verbal approval ((shall be granted)) immediately upon request for ((emergency work to repair existing structures, move obstructions, restore banks, or protect property that is subject to immediate danger by weather, flow, or other natural conditions. Verbal approval shall be granted immediately upon request for driving across a stream during an emergency, as defined in WAC 220-110-020)) a stream crossing, or work to remove any obstructions, repair existing obstructions, restore streambanks, protect fish life, or protect property threatened by the stream or a change in the stream flow. The verbal approval shall be obtained prior to commencing emergency work and the department must issue a written HPA reflecting the conditions of the verbal approval within thirty days. The provisions of the State Environmental Policy Act, chapter 43.21C RCW, are not required for emergency HPAs.

(((8))) (10) The department may accept written or verbal requests for time extensions, renewals, or alterations of an existing HPA. The request must be processed within forty-five calendar days of receipt of the request. Approvals of such requests shall be in writing. Transfer of an HPA to a new permittee requires written request by the original permittee or their authorized agent, if one is acting for the permittee, and such request shall include the HPA number. This written request shall be in a form acceptable to the department and shall ((contain an affirmation by)) include a statement that the new permittee ((that he/she)) agrees to be bound by the conditions ((on)) in the HPA. ((Project activity)) The new permittee shall not ((be conducted by the new permittee)) conduct any project activities until ((approval has been issued by)) the department has issued approval.

(((9))) (11) Each HPA is usually specific to a watercourse, stating the exact location of the project site, and usually consists of general, technical, and special provisions.

(((10))) (12) The written HPA, or clear reproduction, shall be on the project site when work is being conducted and shall be immediately available for inspection.

(((11) All)) (13) The department may grant HPAs ((may be granted)) for a period of up to five years. Permittees shall demonstrate substantial progress on construction of that portion of the project relating to the ((())HPA(())) within two years of the date of issuance. The following types of HPAs issued under RCW ((75.20.103)) 77.55.021 shall remain in effect without the need for periodic renewal, provided the permittee notifies the department before commencing ((the)) work each year((.)):

(a) Work of a seasonal nature that diverts water for irrigation or stock watering purposes((.)); and

(b) Stream-bank stabilization projects if the problem causing the erosion occurs on an annual or more frequent basis as demonstrated by the applicant. Evidence of erosion may include, but is not limited to, history of permit application, approval, or photographs. Periodic ((flood waters)) floodwaters by themselves do not constitute ((the)) a problem that requires ((a)) an HPA.

(((12) A hydraulic project application)) (14) An HPA shall be denied when, in the judgment of the department, the project will result in direct or indirect harm to fish life, unless adequate mitigation can be assured by conditioning the HPA or modifying the proposal. If approval is denied, the department shall provide the applicant, in writing, a statement of the specific reason(s) why and how the proposed project would adversely affect fish life.

(((13))) (15) Protection of fish life shall be the only grounds upon which the department may deny or condition an HPA ((may be denied or conditioned)).

(((14))) (16) The department may place specific time limitations on project activities in HPAs ((may have specific time limitations on project activities)) to protect fish life.

(((15))) (17) HPAs do not exempt the applicant from obtaining other appropriate permits and following the rules or regulations of local, federal, and other Washington state agencies.

(((16) Administration of)) (18) The department shall administer this chapter ((shall be conducted)) in compliance with SEPA, chapter 43.21C RCW, and chapters 197-11, 220-100, and 232-19 WAC.

(((17) All HPAs issued pursuant to RCW 75.20.100 and 75.20.160 may be subject to additional restrictions, conditions, or revocation if the department determines that new biological or physical information indicates the need for such action. The permittee has the right to request an informal or formal appeal in accordance with chapter 34.05 RCW. All HPAs issued pursuant to RCW 75.20.103 may be modified by the department due to changed conditions after consultation with the permittee: Provided however, That modifications of HPAs issued pursuant to RCW 75.20.103 and 75.20.160 shall be subject to appeal to the hydraulic appeals board established in RCW 75.20.130.)) (19) The department may, after consultation with the permittee, modify an HPA due to changed conditions. The modification becomes effective unless appealed to the department or the hydraulic appeals board as specified in RCW 77.55.021(4), 77.55.301(5), WAC 220-110-340 and 220-110-350.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 94-23-058 (Order 94-160), 220-110-030, filed 11/14/94, effective 12/15/94; 87-15-086 (Order 87-48), 220-110-030, filed 7/20/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.012, 75.08.080 and 75.20.100. 84-21-060 (Order 84-176), 220-110-030, filed 10/15/84; 84-04-047 (Order 84-04), 220-110-030, filed 1/30/84. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.20.100 and 75.08.080. 83-09-019 (Order 83-25), 220-110-030, filed 4/13/83.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 98-252, filed 12/16/98, effective 1/16/99)

WAC 220-110-031   Pamphlet hydraulic project approvals -- Procedures.   (1) In those instances where a pamphlet is the equivalent of ((an HPA)) a hydraulic project approval (HPA) as defined in WAC 220-110-020(((44))) (53), a person shall obtain a pamphlet HPA issued by the department, which identifies and authorizes specific minor hydraulic project activities before conducting a hydraulic project.

(2) You may submit requests for pamphlet HPAs to the department verbally or in writing.

(3) The department may grant exceptions to a pamphlet HPA if you apply for a written HPA as described in WAC 220-110-030, or for supplemental approvals to the Aquatic Plants and Fish pamphlet HPA as defined in WAC 220-110-020(((44))) (53) and 220-110-020(((78))) (96). Exceptions to a pamphlet HPA shall require written authorization by the department.

(((3))) (4) You may submit applications ((submitted to the department)) for Aquatic Plants and Fish pamphlet supplemental approvals ((may be verbal or written)) verbally or in writing to the department.

(a) Your supplemental approval application((s)) shall specify the requested exception or request for additional authorization and shall include ((the applicant's)) your name, address and phone number. You shall sign and date written applications ((shall be signed and dated)).

(b) The department shall grant or deny a request for a supplemental approval within forty-five calendar days of the receipt of a request for supplemental approval.

(((4) The supplemental approval shall be attached to the pamphlet HPA and shall be on the job site when work is being conducted and shall be immediately available for inspection.))

(5) Except as provided in WAC 220-110-201, you shall have the pamphlet HPA, ((or clear reproduction, shall be)) and any supplemental approvals to it on the job site when work is being conducted and shall ((be)) make them immediately available for inspection upon request.

(6) ((The pamphlet HPA shall be conditioned to ensure protection of fish life.

(7))) Pamphlet HPAs do not exempt ((the applicant)) you from obtaining other appropriate permits and following the rules ((or)) and regulations of local, federal, and other Washington state agencies.

(((8) Administration of this chapter shall be conducted in compliance with SEPA, chapter 43.21C RCW, and chapters 197-11, 220-100, and 232-19 WAC.))

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080, 75.20.100 and 75.20.330. 99-01-088 (Order 98-252), 220-110-031, filed 12/16/98, effective 1/16/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 97-13-001 (Order 97-84), 220-110-031, filed 6/4/97, effective 7/5/97.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 98-252, filed 12/16/98, effective 1/16/99)

WAC 220-110-200   Mineral prospecting ((technical provisions)).   (1) WAC 220-110-201 through ((220-110-205)) 220-110-206 set forth ((technical provisions)) the rules necessary to protect fish life that ((shall)) apply to mineral prospecting and placer mining projects ((as necessary to protect fish life. Additional special provisions may be included in written HPAs as necessary to address site-specific conditions. Written HPAs shall also have specific time limitations on project activities to protect fish life. Timing limitations for projects conducted under authority of the Gold and Fish pamphlet are found in WAC 220-110-206 through 220-110-209. Saltwater provisions may be applied to tidally influenced areas upstream of river mouths and the mainstem Columbia River downstream of Bonneville Dam where applicable in written HPAs)). A copy of the current Gold and Fish pamphlet is available from the department, and it contains the rules which you must follow when mineral prospecting under its authority.

(2) Alternatively, you may request exceptions to the Gold and Fish pamphlet by applying for an individual written HPA as indicated in WAC 220-110-031. An HPA shall be denied when, in the judgment of the department, the project will result in direct or indirect harm to fish life, unless adequate mitigation can be assured by conditioning the HPA or modifying the proposal. The department may apply saltwater provisions to written HPAs for tidally influenced areas upstream of river mouths and the mainstem Columbia River downstream of Bonneville Dam where applicable.

(3) Nothing in these rules relieves a person of the duty to obtain landowner permission and any other necessary permits before conducting any mineral prospecting activity.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080, 75.20.100 and 75.20.330. 99-01-088 (Order 98-252), 220-110-200, filed 12/16/98, effective 1/16/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 94-23-058 (Order 94-160), 220-110-200, filed 11/14/94, effective 12/15/94; 87-15-086 (Order 87-48), 220-110-200, filed 7/20/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.20.100 and 75.08.080. 83-09-019 (Order 83-25), 220-110-200, filed 4/13/83.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 98-252, filed 12/16/98, effective 1/16/99)

WAC 220-110-201   ((Common)) mineral prospecting ((technical provisions)) without timing restrictions.   ((A copy of the current Gold and Fish pamphlet available from the department shall serve as an HPA, unless otherwise indicated, and be on the job site at all times. Mineral prospecting and placer mining projects authorized through a written HPA may incorporate additional mitigation measures as necessary to achieve no-net-loss of productive capacity of fish and shellfish habitat. Project activities may be prohibited where project impacts adversely affect fish habitats for which no proven mitigation methods are available. The following technical provisions shall apply to all mineral prospecting and placer mining projects.

(1) Excavation, collection and processing of aggregate from the bed shall comply with the timing and location restrictions specified in WAC 220-110-206 through 220-110-209. Excavation, collection and processing of aggregate within the wetted perimeter shall only occur between 5:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.

(2) Excavation sites shall be separated by at least two hundred feet.

(3) There shall be no excavation, collection or processing of aggregate within four hundred feet of any fishway, dam or hatchery water intake.

(4) Except as specified in WAC 220-110-203, aggregate collected from outside the bed shall not be washed, sluiced, processed or deposited within two hundred feet landward of the ordinary high water line.

(5) A maximum of five individuals eight years of age and over may collect and process aggregate from any excavation site. No more than one pit, furrow or pothole at a time shall be excavated by any one individual.

(6) Excavations shall not occur between the ordinary high water line and two hundred feet landward of the ordinary high water line. Excavations between the ordinary high water line and the toe of the bank shall not result in undercutting below the ordinary high water line or in disturbance of land surfaces above the ordinary high water line.

(7) There shall be no disturbance of live rooted vegetation of any kind. Woody debris jams and large woody material shall not be disturbed in any manner.

(8) With the exception of aggregate excavated by a suction dredge, all excavations of aggregate shall only be performed by hand or with hand-held tools. A maximum of one hand-operated cable, chain or rope winch may be used to move bed material below the ordinary high water line. Additional safety cables, chains or ropes may be attached to this material provided they do not offer a mechanical advantage and are used solely to hold material in place. The use of horses, other livestock or motorized mineral prospecting equipment, except those specifically authorized under WAC 220-110-203 through 220-110-205, is prohibited. Materials too large to be moved with a single hand-operated cable, chain or rope winch shall not be disturbed.

(9) Boulders may be moved only to facilitate collection of aggregate underneath them. Boulders shall be immediately replaced in their original location prior to working another excavation site or leaving the excavation site. Not working the excavation site for more than sixteen hours constitutes leaving the site.

(10) Only equipment, methods, locations and timing for processing aggregate specified in WAC 220-110-201 through 220-110-209 are authorized. Exceptions shall require additional authorization from the department in the form of a supplemental approval to the Gold and Fish pamphlet or a written HPA. A written HPA shall be required for exceptions in cases where "submit application" or "closed" is listed for state waters in WAC 220-110-206 through 220-110-209. Only the following exceptions may be authorized through a supplemental approval to the Gold and Fish pamphlet:

(a) Timing and location only for Class I and Class II mineral prospecting equipment.

(b) Location only for Class III mineral prospecting equipment.

(11) With the exception of sieves for classifying aggregate, mineral prospecting equipment shall not be combined in series, joined or ganged with additional mineral prospecting equipment to increase the riffle area or efficiency of mineral recovery of a single piece of mineral prospecting equipment.

(12) There shall be no damming or diversion of the flowing stream except as provided in WAC 220-110-203 (4)(d).

(13) Prior to working another excavation site or leaving the excavation site, tailings of aggregate collected from below the ordinary high water line shall be returned to the location from which the aggregate was originally collected. Sand and lighter material washed away by the streamflow during aggregate processing and tailings resulting from suction dredging may be left where processed.

(14) Except as required in subsection (13) of this section, tailings shall not be deposited in existing pools.

(15) Incubating fish eggs or fry shall not be disturbed. If fish eggs or fry are encountered during excavation of the bed, operations shall immediately cease and the department shall be notified immediately. No further excavations shall occur until all eggs and fry have emerged from the gravel. Further approval shall be required by the department prior to resuming mineral prospecting or placer mining activities in that stream.

(16) Beds containing live freshwater mussels shall not be disturbed. If live mussels are encountered during excavation of the bed, operations shall immediately cease and shall be relocated a minimum of two hundred feet from them.

(17) All pits, furrows, tailing piles, and potholes created during excavation or processing of aggregate shall be leveled or refilled with bed materials or tailings prior to working another excavation site or leaving the excavation site. Not working the excavation site for more than sixteen hours constitutes leaving the site. No more than one pit, furrow or pothole at a time shall be excavated.

(18) Fish entrapped within pits, furrows or potholes created during excavation or processing of aggregate shall immediately be safely collected and returned to flowing waters and the pits, furrows or potholes leveled or filled.

(19) At no time shall mining or prospecting activity create a blockage or hindrance to either the upstream or downstream passage of fish.

(20) If at any time as a result of project activities or water quality problems, fish life are observed in distress or a fish kill occurs, operations shall cease and both the department and the department of ecology shall be notified of the problem immediately. Work shall not resume until further approval is given by the department. Additional measures to mitigate impacts may be required.

(21) No motorized, tracked, or wheeled vehicles shall be:

(a) Operated or allowed below the ordinary high water line of the stream; or

(b) Be operated so as to affect the bed or flow of waters of the state in any way.

(22) Entry onto private property or removal of minerals from an existing mining claim or state-owned lands without the permission of the landowner or claim holder is not authorized. The permittee is responsible for determining land ownership, land status (i.e., open to entry under the mining laws) and the status and ownership of any mining claims.

(23) Mercury and other hazardous materials shall not be used on the job site for amalgamating minerals.

(24) Mercury, lead and other hazardous materials removed from aggregate or collected in concentrators during processing of aggregate shall not be returned to waters of the state and shall be disposed of as specified by the department of ecology. Contact the department of ecology for direction on disposal.

(25) Once mining or prospecting at a job site is completed, or mining or prospecting is not conducted at the job site for more than one week, the job site shall be restored to preproject conditions, all disturbed areas shall be protected from erosion and revegetated with native plants, and all pits, furrows, tailing piles, and potholes shall be leveled or refilled as required in subsection (17) of this section.)) You may mineral prospect year-round in all waters of the state, except lakes or salt waters. You must follow the rules listed below, but you do not need to have the rules with you or on the job site.

(1) You may use only hand-held mineral prospecting tools and the following mineral prospecting equipment when mineral prospecting without timing restrictions:

(a) Pans;

(b) Spiral wheels;

(c) Sluices, concentrators, mini rocker boxes, and mini high-bankers with riffle areas totaling three square feet or less, including ganged equipment.

(2) You may not use vehicle-mounted winches. You may use one hand-operated winch to move boulders, or large woody material that is not embedded. You may use additional cables, chains, or ropes to stabilize boulders, or large woody material that is not embedded.

(3) You may work within the wetted perimeter only from one-half hour before official sunrise to one-half hour after official sunset.

(4) You may not disturb fish life or redds within the bed. If you observe or encounter fish life or redds within the bed, or actively spawning fish when collecting or processing aggregate, you must relocate your operations. You must avoid areas containing live freshwater mussels. If you encounter live mussels during excavation, you must relocate your operations.

(5) Rules for excavating:

(a) You may excavate only by hand or with hand-held mineral prospecting tools.

(b) You may not excavate, collect, or remove aggregate from within the wetted perimeter. See Figures 1 and 2.

(c) Only one excavation site per individual is allowed. However, you may use a second excavation site as a settling pond. Multiple individuals may work within a single excavation site.

(d) You may not stand within, or allow aggregate to enter, the wetted perimeter when collecting or excavating aggregate.

(e) You must fill all excavation sites and level all tailing piles prior to moving to a new excavation site or abandoning an excavation site. If you move boulders, you must return them, as best as you can, to their approximate, original location.

(f) You may not undermine, move, or disturb large woody material embedded in the slopes or located wholly or partially within the wetted perimeter. You may move large woody material and boulders located entirely within the frequent scour zone, but you must keep them within the frequent scour zone. You may not cut large woody material. See Figure 2.

(g) You may not undermine, cut, or disturb live, rooted woody vegetation of any kind.

(h) You may not excavate, collect, or remove aggregate from the toe of the slope. You also may not excavate, collect, or remove aggregate from an unstable slope or any slope that delivers, or has the potential to deliver, sediment to the wetted perimeter or frequent scour zone. See Figures 3 and 4.

(6) Rules for processing aggregate:

(a) You may stand within the wetted perimeter when processing aggregate with pans; spiral wheels; and sluices.

(b) You may not stand on or process directly on redds or disturb incubating fish life. You may not allow tailings, or visible sediment plumes (visibly muddy water), to enter redds or areas where fish life are located within the bed.

(c) You may not level or disturb tailing piles that remain within the wetted perimeter after processing aggregate.

(d) You must classify aggregate at the collection or excavation site prior to processing, if you collected or excavated it outside the frequent scour zone.

(e) You may process only classified aggregate within the wetted perimeter when using a sluice.

(f) The maximum width of a sluice, measured at its widest point, including attachments, shall not exceed twenty-five percent of the width of the wetted perimeter at the point of placement.

(g) You may process with a sluice only in areas within the wetted perimeter that are composed primarily of boulders and bedrock. You must separate sluice locations by at least fifty feet. You may not place structures within the wetted perimeter to check or divert the water flow.

(h) You may operate mini high-bankers or other concentrators only outside the wetted perimeter. You may only supply water to this equipment by hand or by a battery-operated pump with a screened intake. You may not allow visible sediment or muddy water to enter the wetted perimeter. A second excavation site may be used as a settling pond.

(i) Under RCW 77.57.010 and 77.57.070, any device you use for pumping water from fish-bearing waters must be equipped with a fish guard to prevent passage of fish into the pump intake. You must screen the pump intake with material that has openings no larger than five sixty-fourths inch for square openings, measured side to side, or three thirty-seconds inch diameter for round openings, and the screen must have at least one square inch of functional screen area for every gallon per minute (gpm) of water drawn through it. For example, a one hundred gpm rated pump would require at least a one hundred square inch screen.

(j) You may not excavate, collect, remove, or process aggregate within four hundred feet of any fishway, dam, or hatchery water intake.

(k) You may not disturb existing habitat improvement structures or stream channel improvements.

(l) If at any time, as a result of project activities, you observe a fish kill or fish life in distress, you must immediately cease operations and notify the Washington department of fish and wildlife, and the Washington military department emergency management division, of the problem. You may not resume work until the Washington department of fish and wildlife gives approval. The Washington department of fish and wildlife may require additional measures to mitigate the prospecting impacts.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080, 75.20.100 and 75.20.330. 99-01-088 (Order 98-252), 220-110-201, filed 12/16/98, effective 1/16/99.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 98-252, filed 12/16/98, effective 1/16/99)

WAC 220-110-202   ((Use of Class 0 mineral prospecting equipment.)) Mineral prospecting with timing restrictions.   ((A copy of the current Gold and Fish pamphlet available from the department contains the rules which shall be followed when using Class 0 mineral prospecting equipment. A copy of the current Gold and Fish pamphlet shall be on the job site at all times. Mineral prospecting and placer mining projects authorized through a written HPA may incorporate additional mitigation measures as necessary to achieve no-net-loss of productive capacity of fish and shellfish habitat. Project activities may be prohibited where project impacts adversely affect fish habitats for which no proven mitigation methods are available. The following technical provisions shall apply to all Class 0 mineral prospecting and placer mining projects:

(1) The common technical provisions as specified in WAC 220-110-201 and the timing and location restrictions as specified in WAC 220-110-209 shall apply to all mineral prospecting and placer mining projects conducted with Class 0 equipment.

(2) The use of a single hand-operated nonmotorized pan is authorized.

(3) Collection and processing of aggregate shall be limited to that portion of the bed above the wetted perimeter.)) You may mineral prospect only in the waters, during the times, and with the mineral prospecting equipment limitations identified in WAC 220-110-206. You must follow the rules listed below, and you must have the rules with you or on the job site.

(1) You may use only hand-held mineral prospecting tools and the following mineral prospecting equipment when mineral prospecting with timing restrictions:

(a) Pans;

(b) Spiral wheels;

(c) Sluices, concentrators, rocker boxes, and high-bankers with riffle areas totaling ten square feet or less, including ganged equipment;

(d) Suction dredges should have suction intake nozzles with inside diameters of five inches or less, but shall be no greater than five and one-quarter inches to account for manufacturing tolerances and possible deformation of the nozzle. The inside diameter of the dredge hose attached to the nozzle may be no greater than one inch larger than the suction intake nozzle size. See Figure 1.

(e) Power sluice/suction dredge combinations that have riffle areas totaling ten square feet or less, including ganged equipment, suction intake nozzles with inside diameters that should be five inches or less, but shall be no greater than five and one-quarter inches to account for manufacturing tolerances and possible deformation of the nozzle, and pump intake hoses with inside diameters of four inches or less. The inside diameter of the dredge hose attached to the suction intake nozzle may be no greater than one inch larger than the suction intake nozzle size. See Figure 1.

(f) High-bankers and power sluices that have riffle areas totaling ten square feet or less, including ganged equipment, and pump intake hoses with inside diameters of four inches or less.

(2) The widest point of a sluice, including attachments, shall not exceed twenty-five percent of the wetted perimeter at the point of placement.

(3) The suction intake nozzle and hose of suction dredges and power sluice/suction dredge combinations must not exceed the diameters allowed in the listing for the stream or stream reach where you are operating, as identified in WAC 220-110-206.

(4) You may not use vehicle-mounted winches. You may use one motorized winch and one hand-operated winch to move boulders and large woody material that is not embedded, and additional cables, chains, or ropes to stabilize them.

(5) Equipment separation:

(a) You may use hand-held mineral prospecting tools; pans; spiral wheels; or sluices, mini rocker boxes, or mini high-bankers with riffle areas totaling three square feet or less, including ganged equipment, as close to other mineral prospecting equipment as desired.

(b) When operating any sluice or rocker box with a riffle area exceeding three square feet (including ganged equipment), suction dredge, power sluice/suction dredge combination, high-banker, or power sluice within the wetted perimeter, you must be at least two hundred feet from all others also operating this type of equipment. This separation is measured as a radius from the equipment you are operating. You may locate this equipment closer than two hundred feet if only one piece of equipment is operating within that two hundred foot radius. See Figure 2.

(c) When operating any sluice or rocker box with a riffle area exceeding three square feet (including ganged equipment), suction dredge, power sluice/suction dredge combinations, high-banker, or power sluice outside of the wetted perimeter that discharges tailings or wastewater to the wetted perimeter you must be at least two hundred feet from all others also operating this type of equipment. This separation is measured as a radius from the equipment you are operating. You may locate this equipment closer than two hundred feet if only one piece of equipment is operating within that two hundred foot radius. See Figure 2.

(6) Under RCW 77.57.010 and 77.57.070, any device you use for pumping water from fish-bearing waters must be equipped with a fish guard to prevent passage of fish into the pump intake. You must screen the pump intake with material that has openings no larger than five sixty-fourths inch for square openings, measured side to side, or three thirty-seconds inch diameter for round openings, and the screen must have at least one square inch of functional screen area for every gallon per minute (gpm) of water drawn through it. For example, a one hundred gpm rated pump would require at least a one hundred square inch screen.

(7) All equipment fueling and servicing must be done so that petroleum products do not get into the body of water or frequent scour zone. If a petroleum sheen or spill is observed, you must contact the Washington military department emergency management division. You must immediately stop your activities, remove your equipment from the body of water, and correct the source of the petroleum leak. You may not return your equipment to the water until the problem is corrected. You must store fuel and lubricants outside the frequent scour zone, and in the shade when possible.

(8) You may work within the wetted perimeter or frequent scour zone only from one-half hour before official sunrise to one-half hour after official sunset. If your mineral prospecting equipment exceeds one-half the width of the wetted perimeter of the stream, you must remove the equipment from the wetted perimeter or move it so that a minimum of fifty percent of the wetted perimeter is free of equipment between one-half hour after official sunset to one-half hour prior to official sunrise.

(9) You may not excavate, collect, remove, or process aggregate within four hundred feet of any fishway, dam, or hatchery water intake.

(10) You must not disturb existing habitat improvement structures or stream channel improvements.

(11) You may not undermine, move, or disturb large woody material embedded in the slopes or located wholly or partially within the wetted perimeter. You may move large woody material and boulders located entirely within the frequent scour zone, but you must keep them within the frequent scour zone. You may not cut large woody material.

(12) You may not undermine, cut, or disturb live, rooted woody vegetation of any kind.

(13) Only one excavation site per individual is permitted. However, you may use a second excavation site as a settling pond. Multiple individuals may work within a single excavation site.

(14) You must fill all excavation sites and level all tailing piles prior to working another excavation site or abandoning the excavation site.

(15) You may not excavate, collect, or remove aggregate from the toe of the slope. You also may not excavate, collect, or remove aggregate from an unstable slope or any slope that delivers, or has the potential to deliver, sediment to the wetted perimeter or frequent scour zone. See Figures 3 and 4.

(16) You may partially divert a body of water into mineral prospecting equipment. However, at no time may the diversion structure be greater than fifty percent of the width of the wetted perimeter, including the width of the equipment. You may not divert the body of water outside of the wetted perimeter.

(17) You may use materials only from within the wetted perimeter, or artificial materials from outside the wetted perimeter, to construct the diversion structure by hand. You must remove artificial materials used in the construction of a diversion structure and restore the site to its approximate original condition prior to abandoning the site.

(18) You may process aggregate collected from the frequent scour zone:

(a) At any location if you use pans; spiral wheels; mini rocker boxes; mini high-bankers; or sluices or other concentrators with riffle areas totaling three square feet or less, including ganged equipment.

(b) Only in the frequent scour zone or upland areas landward of the frequent scour zone if you use power sluice/suction dredge combinations, high-bankers, or power sluices with riffle areas totaling ten square feet or less, including ganged equipment; or sluices or rocker boxes that have riffle areas totaling more than three, but less than ten square feet, including ganged equipment. You may not discharge tailings to the wetted perimeter when using this equipment. However, you may discharge wastewater to the wetted perimeter provided its entry point into the wetted perimeter is at least two hundred feet from any other wastewater discharge entry point.

(19) You may process aggregate collected from upland areas landward of the frequent scour zone:

(a) At any location if you use pans; spiral wheels; or sluices, concentrators, mini rocker boxes, and mini high-bankers with riffle areas totaling three square feet or less, including ganged equipment. You must classify the aggregate at the excavation site prior to processing with this equipment within the wetted perimeter or frequent scour zone.

(b) Only at an upland location landward of the frequent scour zone if you use power sluice/suction dredge combinations; high-bankers; power sluices; or rocker boxes. You may not allow tailings or wastewater to enter the wetted perimeter or frequent scour zone.

(c) Within the wetted perimeter or frequent scour zone with a sluice with a riffle area greater than three square feet. You must classify the aggregate at the excavation site prior to processing with a sluice with a riffle area exceeding three square feet.

(20) You may use pressurized water only for crevicing or for redistributing dredge tailings within the wetted perimeter. No other pressurized water use is permitted.

(21) You may conduct crevicing in the wetted perimeter, in the frequent scour zone, or landward of the frequent scour zone. The hose connecting fittings of pressurized water tools used for crevicing may not have an inside diameter larger than three-quarters of an inch. If you crevice landward of the frequent scour zone, you may not discharge sediment or wastewater to the wetted perimeter or the frequent scour zone.

(22) You must avoid areas containing live freshwater mussels. If you encounter live mussels during excavation, you must relocate your operations.

(23) You may not disturb redds. If you observe or encounter redds, or actively spawning fish when collecting or processing aggregate, you must relocate your operations.

(24) If at any time, as a result of project activities, you observe a fish kill or fish life in distress, you must immediately cease operations and notify the Washington department of fish and wildlife, and the Washington military department emergency management division of the problem. You may not resume work until the Washington department of fish and wildlife gives approval. The Washington department of fish and wildlife may require additional measures to mitigate the prospecting impacts.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080, 75.20.100 and 75.20.330. 99-01-088 (Order 98-252), 220-110-202, filed 12/16/98, effective 1/16/99.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 98-252, filed 12/16/98, effective 1/16/99)

WAC 220-110-340   Informal appeal of adverse administrative decisions.   It is recommended that an aggrieved party contact the local habitat biologist responsible for ((the hydraulic permit decision of concern)) granting or denying the HPA prior to initiating an informal or formal appeal. Discussion of concerns with the habitat biologist often results in resolution of the problem without the need for an informal or formal appeal. The habitat biologist may request review of your concerns by his or her supervisor.

All parties are encouraged to take advantage of ((this)) the informal appeal process prior to initiating a formal appeal. However, ((this)) the informal appeal process is not mandatory, and a person may proceed directly to a formal appeal.

(1) The following procedures shall govern informal appeals of department actions taken ((pursuant to)) under RCW ((75.20.100, 75.20.103, 75.20.106, and 75.20.160)) 77.55.021, 77.55.141, 77.55.151, 77.55.161(2), 77.55.181, and 77.55.291. This rule does not apply to the department's decisions regarding whether hydraulic projects qualify for processing under RCW 77.55.181, governing certain fish habitat enhancement projects. This rule also does not apply to any provisions or conditions in pamphlet((s)) HPA or supplemental approvals as defined in WAC 220-110-020 (((44))) (53)(c) and (96). A person who disagrees with a provision or condition in a pamphlet HPA or its supplemental approval may apply for an individual, written HPA. A person who is aggrieved or adversely affected by the following department actions may request an informal ((review)) appeal:

(a) The denial or issuance of an HPA, or the conditions or provisions made part of an HPA; or

(b) An order imposing civil penalties.

(2) A request for an informal ((review)) appeal shall be in writing and shall be received by the department within thirty days of the denial or issuance of an HPA or receipt of an order imposing civil penalties. The thirty-day time requirement may be stayed by the department if negotiations are occurring between the aggrieved party and the habitat biologist and/or their supervisor. Requests for informal ((review)) appeal shall be mailed to HPA Appeals Coordinator, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Habitat ((and Lands Services)) Program, 600 Capitol Way, N., Olympia, Washington 98501-1091, or hand-delivered to 1111 Washington Street, S.E., Habitat ((and Lands Services)) Program, Fifth floor.

(3) The written request for an informal appeal shall be plainly labeled as "Request for Informal Appeal" and shall contain the following:

(a) The name, address, e-mail address (if available), and phone number of the person requesting the appeal;

(b) The specific agency action that the person contests, such as denial of an HPA, a particular condition in an HPA, or an order imposing civil penalties;

(c) Whether the person is the permittee, HPA applicant, landowner, resident, or other basis for the person's interest in the agency action in question;

(d) The date of denial, issuance, or condition of an HPA, or date the department issued the notice of civil penalty;

(e) Specific relief requested; and

(f) The attorney's name, address, e-mail address (if available) and phone number, if the person is represented by legal counsel.

(4) Upon receipt of a written request for informal ((agency review)) appeal, the department shall initiate a review of the agency decision. ((This review)) If agreed to by the appellant, and the appellant applied for the HPA, resolution of the appeal may be facilitated through an informal conference. The informal conference is a discussion between the appellant and the area habitat biologist mediated by the biologist's supervisor. The time period for the department to issue a decision on an informal appeal is suspended during the informal conference process. If resolution is not reached through the informal conference, the appellant is not the person who applied for the HPA, or the appeal involves an order imposing civil penalties, an informal appeal hearing shall be conducted by the ((regulatory services division manager or the division manager's)) HPA appeals coordinator or designee. Upon completion of the ((comprehensive review)) informal appeal hearing, the ((division manager)) HPA appeals coordinator, or designee shall recommend a decision to the director or the director's designee. This recommended decision shall be approved or disapproved by the director or the director's designee within sixty days of the date the informal appeal was received by the department, unless an extension of time is agreed to by the appellant. The department shall notify the appellant in writing of the decision of the director or the director's designee.

(((4))) (5) If, following this informal ((agency review)) appeal process, the appellant still wishes to contest the agency action, a formal appeal may be initiated ((pursuant to)) under WAC 220-110-350. Formal review must be requested within the time periods specified in WAC 220-110-350.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080, 75.20.100 and 75.20.330. 99-01-088 (Order 98-252), 220-110-340, filed 12/16/98, effective 1/16/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 94-23-058 (Order 94-160), 220-110-340, filed 11/14/94, effective 12/15/94; 87-15-086 (Order 87-48), 220-110-340, filed 7/20/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.012, 75.08.080 and 75.20.100. 84-04-047 (Order 84-04), 220-110-340, filed 1/30/84. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.20.100 and 75.08.080. 83-09-019 (Order 83-25), 220-110-340, filed 4/13/83.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 98-252, filed 12/16/98, effective 1/16/99)

WAC 220-110-350   Formal appeal of administrative decisions.   (1) The following procedures shall govern formal appeals of department actions taken ((pursuant to)) under RCW ((75.20.100 or 75.20.106)) 77.55.021, except as indicated in RCW 77.55.301(5)(a), 77.55.151, 77.55.161(2), or 77.55.291. Subsection (2) of this section addresses appeals before the hydraulic appeals board. This rule does not apply to any provisions or conditions in pamphlets, or supplemental approvals as defined in WAC 220-110-020 (((44))) (53)(c) and (96). A person who disagrees with a provision or condition in a pamphlet HPA or its supplemental approval may apply for an individual, written HPA. ((This rule does not apply to an appeal in which a person contests the denial, conditioning or issuance of an HPA issued pursuant to RCW 75.20.103 or 75.20.160, which shall be heard by the hydraulic appeals board.))

(a) A person who is aggrieved or adversely affected by the following department actions may request a formal appeal:

(((a))) (i) The denial or issuance of an HPA, or the conditions or provisions made part of an HPA;

(((b))) (ii) An order imposing civil penalties; or

(((c))) (iii) Any other (("))agency action((")) by the department's habitat program for which an adjudicative proceeding is required under the Administrative Procedure Act, chapter 34.05 RCW.

(((2))) (b) As required by the Administrative Procedure Act, the department shall inform the permittee, HPA applicant or person subject to civil penalty ((or)) order of the department, of the opportunity for appeal, the time within which to file a written request for an appeal, and the place to file it.

(((3))) (c) A request for an appeal shall be in writing and shall be received during office hours by the department within thirty days of the agency action that is being challenged. Requests for appeal shall be mailed to HPA Appeals Coordinator, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Habitat ((and Lands Services)) Program, 600 Capitol Way, N., Olympia, Washington 98501-1091, or hand-delivered to 1111 Washington Street S.E., Habitat ((and Lands Services)) Program, Fifth floor. If there is no timely request for an appeal, the agency action shall be final and unappealable.

(((4))) (d) The time period for requesting a formal appeal is suspended during consideration of a timely informal appeal. If there has been an informal appeal, the deadline for requesting a formal appeal shall be within thirty days of the date of the department's written decision in response to the informal appeal.

(((5))) (e) The written request for an appeal shall be plainly labeled as "Request for Formal Appeal" and shall contain the following:

(((a))) (i) The name, address, e-mail address (if available) and phone number of the person requesting the appeal;

(((b))) (ii) The specific agency action that the person contests((; for example)), such as denial of an HPA, a particular condition in an HPA, an order imposing civil penalties, etc.;

(((c))) (iii) Whether the person is the permittee, HPA applicant, landowner, resident, or other basis for the person's interest in the agency action in question;

(((d))) (iv) The date of denial, issuance, or condition of an HPA, if the person is contesting denial, issuance, or conditioning of an HPA;

(((e))) (v) Specific relief requested; and

(((f))) (vi) The attorney's name, address, e-mail address (if available) and phone number, if the person is represented by legal counsel.

(((6))) (f) The appeal may be conducted by the director, the director's designee, or by an administrative law judge (ALJ) appointed by the office of administrative hearings. If conducted by an ALJ, the ALJ shall issue an initial order ((pursuant to)) under RCW 34.05.461. The director or the director's designee shall review the initial order and enter a final order as provided by RCW 34.05.464.

(((7))) (g) All hearings conducted by the director, the director's designee, or an ALJ ((pursuant to)) under subsection (6) of this section, shall comply with the Administrative Procedure Act and the model rules of procedure, chapter 10-08 WAC.

(2) The hydraulic appeals board hears appeals of the following permits:

(a) Under RCW 77.55.021 for the diversion of water for agricultural irrigation or stock watering purposes or when associated with streambank stabilization to protect farm and agricultural land as defined in RCW 84.34.020;

(b) Under RCW 77.55.241 for off-site mitigation proposals;

(c) Under RCW 77.55.141 for single family marine bulkheads or rockwalls;

(d) Under RCW 77.55.181 for fish habitat enhancement project HPA conditions or denials.

The appeal procedures for the board are found in WAC 259-04-060 and chapter 371-08 WAC.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080, 75.20.100 and 75.20.330. 99-01-088 (Order 98-252), 220-110-350, filed 12/16/98, effective 1/16/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 94-23-058 (Order 94-160), 220-110-350, filed 11/14/94, effective 12/15/94; 87-15-086 (Order 87-48), 220-110-350, filed 7/20/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.012, 75.08.080 and 75.20.100. 84-04-047 (Order 84-04), 220-110-350, filed 1/30/84. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.20.100 and 75.08.080. 83-09-019 (Order 83-25), 220-110-350, filed 4/13/83.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 94-160, filed 11/14/94, effective 12/15/94)

WAC 220-110-360   Penalties.   (1) ((Any person that commences any activity subject to RCW 75.20.100, 75.20.103, or 75.20.160)) Under RCW 77.15.300, it is a gross misdemeanor to construct any form of hydraulic project or perform other work on a hydraulic project without having first obtained an HPA from the department, or ((any person that fails to comply with any of the requirements or provisions of an HPA, is guilty of a gross misdemeanor)), violate any requirements or conditions of the HPA for such construction or work.

(2) The department may impose a civil penalty of up to one hundred dollars per day for a violation ((or continuing violation)) of ((RCW 75.20.100 or 75.20.103, or any provision or condition of an HPA)) any provisions of RCW 77.55.021. The department shall impose the civil penalty with an order in writing delivered by certified mail or personal service to the person who is penalized. The notice shall describe the violation, identify the amount of the penalty, identify how to pay the penalty, and identify informal ((or)) and formal appeal rights for the person penalized. If the violation is an ongoing violation, the penalty shall accrue for each additional day of violation. For ongoing violations, the civil penalty may continue to accrue during any appeal process unless the accrual is stayed in writing by the department.

(3) If not timely appealed under WAC 220-110-340 or 220-110-350, the civil penalty order is final and unappealable. If appealed, the civil penalty becomes final upon issuance of a final order not subject to any further administrative appeal. When a civil penalty order becomes final, it is due and payable. If the civil penalty is not paid within thirty days after it becomes due and payable, the department may seek enforcement of the order ((pursuant to)) under RCW ((75.20.106)) 77.55.291 and 34.05.578.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 94-23-058 (Order 94-160), 220-110-360, filed 11/14/94, effective 12/15/94.]


REPEALER

     The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
WAC 220-110-203 Use of Class I mineral prospecting equipment.
WAC 220-110-204 Use of Class II mineral prospecting equipment.
WAC 220-110-205 Use of Class III mineral prospecting equipment.
WAC 220-110-207 Authorized work times and watercourses for mineral prospecting and placer mining projects in the Columbia and Snake rivers, lakes, salt waters and waters within National Park boundaries using Class I and II equipment.
WAC 220-110-208 Authorized work times and watercourses for mineral prospecting and placer mining projects using Class III equipment only.
WAC 220-110-209 Authorized work times and watercourses for mineral prospecting and placer mining projects using Class 0 equipment only.

OTS-1252.4


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 98-252, filed 12/16/98, effective 1/16/99)

WAC 220-110-206   Authorized work times and ((watercourses)) mineral prospecting equipment restrictions by specific state waters for mineral prospecting and placer mining projects ((by specific watercourse, except the Columbia and Snake rivers, lakes, salt waters and waters within National Park boundaries using Class I and II equipment)).   Mineral prospecting and placer mining ((using Class I and II equipment pursuant to WAC 220-110-203 and 220-110-204)) under WAC 220-110-202 shall only occur in ((watercourses)) the state waters, with the equipment restrictions, and during the times specified in the following table((:)).

(1) The general work time for a county applies to all ((streams)) state waters within that county, unless otherwise indicated ((under specific stream and tributary work times)) in the table.

(2) The work time for a listed ((stream)) state water applies to all its tributaries, unless otherwise indicated. Some ((streams flow through)) state waters occur in multiple counties. Check the listing for the county in which mineral prospecting or placer mining is to be conducted to determine the work time for that ((stream)) state water.

(3) Where a tributary is listed as a boundary, that boundary shall be the line perpendicular to the receiving stream that is projected from the most upstream point of the tributary mouth to the opposite bank of the receiving stream. ((())See Figure 1(())).

((Figure 1. Stream boundary line))

((STRICKEN GRAPHIC
STRICKEN GRAPHIC))

(4) Mineral prospecting and placer mining within ((two hundred feet landward of the ordinary high water line in)) state waters listed as "submit application" ((or "closed" is)) are not authorized under the Gold and Fish pamphlet. ((Site review and)) A written HPA is required for these state waters.

(5) Mineral prospecting using mineral prospecting equipment that has suction intake nozzles with inside diameters that should be four inches or less, but shall be no greater than four and one-quarter inches to account for manufacturing tolerances and possible deformation of the nozzle is authorized only in the listed state waters, and any tributaries to them, unless otherwise indicated in the table. The inside diameter of the dredge hose attached to the nozzle may be no greater than one inch larger than the nozzle size.

(6) Mineral prospecting using mineral prospecting equipment that has suction intake nozzles with inside diameters that should be five inches or less, but shall be no greater than five and one-quarter inches to account for manufacturing tolerances and possible deformation of the nozzle is authorized only in the listed state waters in the following table. The inside diameter of the dredge hose attached to the nozzle may be no greater than one inch larger than the nozzle size. You may use only mineral prospecting equipment with suction intake nozzle inside diameters of four and one-quarter inches or less in tributaries of these state waters. The inside diameter of the dredge hose attached to the nozzle may be no greater than one inch larger than the nozzle size.

((AUTHORIZED WORK TIMES FOR MINERAL PROSPECTING AND PLACER MINING USING CLASS I AND II EQUIPMENT


((SPECIFIC STREAM & TRIBUTARY WORK TIMES
COUNTY GENERAL WORK TIMES STREAM & ALL TRIBUTARIES WORK TIME
Adams July 1 - October 31 Esquatzel Creek July 1 - September 30
Palouse River June 15 - October 15
Asotin July 1 - October 31 Asotin Creek July 15 - August 15
Grande Ronde River July 15 - August 15
Benton June 1 - September 30 Yakima River tributaries July 1 - September 30
-- Corral Creek July 15 - September 30
-- Spring Creek July 15 - September 30
Chelan July 1 - August 15 Beaver Creek July 1 - October 31
Colockum Creek July 1 - October 31
Peshastin Creek
-- mouth to Negro Creek July 1 - August 15
-- above Negro Creek July 1 - October 31
Squilchuck Creek July 1 - October 31
Stemilt Creek
-- mouth to falls July 1 - October 31
Wenatchee River
-- mouth to lake July 1 - September 30
Clallam July 15 - September 30 Bogachiel River July 15 - August 15
Calawah River July 15 - August 15
Clallum River July 15 - September 15
Dungeness River submit application
Elwha
-- mouth to lower dam July 1 - August 15
Hoko River July 15 - September 15
Jimmycomelately Creek submit application
Lyre River July 15 - September 15
McDonald Creek July 1 - August 15
Morse Creek July 1 - August 15
Pysht River July 15 - September 15
Sekiu River July 15 - September 15
Sol Duc River July 15 - August 15
Sooes River July 15 - September 15
Clark July 1 - September 30 Lewis River
-- mouth to forks June 1 - October 31
-- East Fork Lewis River
-- -- mouth to LaCenter road bridge July 1 - October 31
-- -- above LaCenter & all tributaries submit application
-- North Fork Lewis River
-- -- mouth to Merwin Dam August 1 - August 31
-- -- Cedar Creek August 1 - September 30
-- -- Merwin Dam to Swift Dam July 1 - July 31
Lake River June 1 - October 31
Washougal River August 1 - August 31
Columbia July 15 - October 31 Tucannon River July 15 - August 15
Touchet River July 15 - August 15
Cowlitz July 1 - September 30 Cowlitz River August 1 - August 31
-- Coweeman River August 1 - September 30
-- Toutle River submit application
Kalama River August 1 - August 31
Lewis River
-- mouth to forks June 1 - October 31
-- North Fork Lewis River
-- -- mouth to Merwin Dam August 1 - August 31
-- -- Merwin Dam to Lower Falls July 1 - July 31
-- -- above Lower Falls July 1 - October 31
Douglas July 1 - October 31 None
Ferry July 1 - August 31 None
Franklin June 1 - September 30 Palouse River
-- above falls June 15 - October 15
Garfield July 15 - October 31 Asotin Creek July 15 - August 15
Tucannon River July 15 - August 15
Grant July 1 - October 31 None
Grays Harbor July 15 - October 31 Cedar Creek July 15 - September 30
Chehalis River
-- mouth to Porter Creek June 1 - October 31
-- above Porter Creek July 15 - September 30
Cloquallum River July 15 - September 30
Copalis River July 15 - October 15
Elk River July 15 - September 30
Hoquiam River July 15 - October 15
Humptulips River July 15 - October 15
Johns River July 15 - September 30
Moclips River July 15 - October 15
North River July 15 - September 15
Porter Creek July 15 - September 30
Quinault River July 15 - August 31
Satsop River July 15 - August 31
Wishkah River July 15 - October 15
Wynoochee River July 15 - October 15
Island June 15 - September 15 None
Jefferson July 15 - October 31 Big Quilcene River July 15 - August 31
Bogachiel River July 15 - August 15
Chimacum Creek July 15 - August 31
Clearwater River July 15 - September 15
Donovan Creek July 15 - September 30
Dosewallips River July 15 - August 31
Duckabush River July 15 - August 31
Dungeness River tributaries submit application
Hoh River July 15 - August 15
Little Quilcene River July 15 - August 31
Matheny Creek July 15 - September 15
Queets River July 15 - September 15
Quinault River July 15 - August 15
Salmon Creek submit application
Sams River July 15 - September 15
Snow Creek submit application
King July 1 - September 30 Green River (Duwamish) August 1 - August 31
Greenwater River July 15 - August 31
Lake Washington tributaries
including Cedar and
Sammamish rivers July 1 - August 31
-- Issaquah Creek June 15 - July 31
Snoqualmie River
-- mouth to Snoqualmie Falls July 1 - September 15
-- Snoqualmie Falls to mouth of
South Fork Snoqualmie River June 15 - October 31
-- North, Middle and South
Fork Snoqualmie rivers
and tributaries July 15 - October 31
-- Tolt River
-- -- -mouth to forks July 15 - October 31
-- -- -North Fork
-- -- -- -mouth to Yellow Creek July 15 - September 15
-- -- -- -above Yellow Creek July 15 - October 31
-- -- -- -mouth to dam July 15 - September 15
-- -- -- -above dam July 15 - October 31
White River July 15 - August 31
Kittitas June 1 - September 30 Colockum Creek July 1 - October 31
Yakima River
-- above Roza Dam submit application
-- Gold Creek (Lake Keechelus) July 1 - July 31
-- Kachess River
-- -- above Lake Kachess July 1 - July 31
-- -- Box Canyon Creek (Lake Kachess) July 1 - July 31
-- Little Naches River July 15 - August 15
-- Wenas Creek August 1 - October 31
-- other Yakima River tributaries July 15 - August 31
Kitsap July 15 - October 31 Seabeck Creek July 15 - August 31
Gorst Creek July 15 - August 31
Klickitat July 1 - September 30 Klickitat River July 1 - August 15
White Salmon River July 1 - August 15
Lewis July 1 - September 30 Chehalis River
-- upstream of South Fork
Chehalis River confluence July 1 - August 31
Cispus River
-- mouth to Walupt Creek August 1 - August 31
-- above Walupt Creek submit application
-- McCoy Creek August 1 - September 30
Connelly Creek August 1 - September 30
Cowlitz River August 1 - August 31
Newaukum River July 1 - August 31
Nisqually River
-- above Alder Lake July 1 - September 30
Skookumchuck River July 1 - August 31
Tilton River August 1 - September 30
Toutle River
-- tributaries submit application
Walupt Creek submit application
Packwood Lake tributaries submit application
Lincoln June 15 - October 15 None
Mason July 15 - October 31 Cloquallum Creek July 15 - September 30
Coulter Creek July 15 - September 15
Hamma Hamma River
-- mouth to falls July 15 - August 31
-- John Creek July 15 - August 31
Johns Creek July 15 - August 31
Lilliwaup River
-- below falls July 15 - August 31
-- above falls July 1 - October 31
Mill Creek July 15 - October 15
Satsop River July 15 - August 31
Schaerer Creek July 15 - August 31
Sherwood Creek July 15 - September 15
Skokomish River July 15 - September 15
Tahuya River July 15 - September 15
Twanoh Creek June 1 - October 31
Union River June 1 - September 15
Okanogan July 1 - August 15 Aneas Creek
-- mouth to falls July 1 - October 31
Chewiliken Creek
-- mouth to falls July 1 - October 31
Chiliwist Creek
-- mouth to falls July 1 - October 31
Methow River
-- mouth to Carleton July 1 - September 30
Mosquito Creek July 1 - October 31
Nine Mile Creek July 1 - October 31
Omak Creek
-- mouth to falls July 1 - October 31
Similkameen River
-- mainstem July 1 - September 30
-- all Similkameen River tributaries July 1 - August 15
Tunk Creek
-- mouth to falls July 1 - October 31
Pacific July 15 - September 30 Chehalis River July 1 - August 31
Chinook River August 1 - August 31
Grays River August 1 - September 30
North River July 15 - September 15
Pend Oreille July 1 - August 31 Big Muddy Creek June 1 - August 31
Bracket Creek June 1 - August 31
Calispel Creek
-- mouth to Calispel Lake June 1 - August 31
Exposure Creek June 1 - August 31
Kent Creek June 1 - August 31
Lime Creek June 1 - August 31
Little Spokane River June 15 - August 31
Lodge Creek June 1 - August 31
Marshall Creek June 1 - August 31
Pee Wee Creek
-- above falls June 1 - October 31
Renshaw Creek June 1 - August 31
Pierce July 15 - August 31 Nisqually River
-- mouth to Alder Lake July 1 - August 31
-- tributaries below Alder Lake submit application
-- above Alder Lake & tributaries July 15 - September 15
Carbon River July 15 - August 31
-- South Prairie Creek
-- -- mouth to Forest Service road #7710 July 15 - September 15
-- -- above Forest Service road #7710 July 1 - October 31
-- Voights Creek
-- -- mouth to falls July 15 - September 15
-- -- above falls July 15 - October 31
-- Wilkeson Creek
-- -- mouth to Snell Lake July 1 - September 30
-- -- above Snell Lake July 1 - October 31
Rocky Creek July 15 - September 30
San Juan June 1 - August 31 None
Skagit July 1 - September 30 Baker River
--mouth to dam June 15 - August 31
Cascade River June 15 - July 15
Illabot Creek June 15 - July 31
Samish River submit application
Skagit River
-- mouth to Sauk River June 15 - August 31
-- above Sauk River June 15 - July 31
-- Sauk River July 15 - August 15
-- -- Suiattle River July 15 - August 15
Nooksack River submit application
Skamania July 1 - September 30 Cispus River August 1 - August 31
Lewis River
-- East Fork Lewis River submit application
-- North Fork Lewis River
-- -- Cougar Creek June 1 - July 31
-- -- Merwin Dam to Lower Falls & tributaries July 1 - July 31
-- -- above Lower Falls July 1 - October 31
Little White Salmon River July 1 - August 31
McCoy Creek August 1 - September 30
Washougal River August 1 - August 31
White Salmon River July 1 - August 31
Wind River August 1 - August 15
Snohomish July 1 - September 30 Lake Washington tributaries July 1 - August 31
Sauk River July 15 - August 15
--Suiattle River July 15 - August 15
Snohomish River
-- mouth to Highway 9 June 1 - October 31
-- above Highway 9 July 1 - August 31
-- Pilchuck River July 1 - August 31
-- -- mouth to city of Snohomish diversions dam July 1 - August 31
-- -- above city of Snohomish diversion dam July 1 - September 15
-- Skykomish River
-- -- mouth to forks July 1 - August 31
-- -- North Fork Skykomish River
-- -- mouth to San Juan campground July 1 - August 31
-- -- San Juan campground to Deer Falls submit application
-- -- above Deer Falls July 15 - October 31
-- -- Salmon Creek submit application
-- -- South Fork Skykomish River
-- -- mouth to Sunset Falls July 1 - August 31
-- -- Sunset Falls to Alpine Falls July 1 - September 15
-- -- above Alpine Falls July 15 - October 31
-- -- Beckler River
-- -- mouth to Boulder Creek July 1 - September 15
-- -- above Boulder Creek July 15 - October 31
-- -- Rapid River
-- -- mouth to Meadow Creek July 15 - September 15
-- -- above Meadow Creek July 15 - October 31
-- -- Foss River
-- -- mouth to forks July 15 - September 15
-- -- East Fork Foss River submit application
-- -- West Fork Foss River July 15 - October 31
-- -- Miller River
-- -- mouth to forks July 1 - September 15
-- -- above forks July 1 - October 31
-- -- Olney Creek
-- -- mouth to Olney Falls July 1 - September 15
-- -- above Olney Falls July 1 - October 31
-- -- Sultan River
-- -- mouth to old diversion dam July 1 - August 31
-- -- old diversion dam to Culmback Dam July 1 - October 31
-- -- tributaries above Culmback Dam August 1 - October 31
-- -- Wallace River
-- -- mouth to Wallace Falls July 1 - September 1
-- -- above Wallace Falls July 1 - October 31
-- Snoqualmie River July 1 - August 31
-- all other Snohomish River tributaries July 1 - August 31
Stillaguamish River
-- mouth to forks July 1 - August 31
-- North and South Fork Stillaguamish Rivers July 1 - August 15
-- Deer Creek submit application
-- Canyon Creek submit application
Spokane June 15 - August 31 Latah Creek
-- mainstem June 15 - October 31
-- all Latah Creek tributaries June 15 - August 31
Stevens July 1 - August 31 Big Sheep Creek
-- mouth to Sheep Creek Falls submit application
-- above Sheep Creek Falls July 1 - August 31
Thurston July 15 - September 15 Cedar Creek July 15 - September 30
Little Deschutes River July 15 - October 31
McLane Creek July 15 - October 31
Nisqually River
-- mainstem July 1 - August 31
-- all Nisqually River tributaries submit application
Porter Creek July 15 - September 30
Schneider Creek July 1 - October 31
Skookumchuck River July 1 - August 31
Woodard Creek July 1 - October 31
Woodland Creek July 1 - October 31
Wahkiakum July 15 - September 15 Elochoman River August 1 - September 30
Grays River August 1 - September 30
Naselle River July 15 - September 30
Walla Walla July 15 - October 31 Touchet River July 15 - August 15
Walla Walla River July 15 - August 15
Whatcom July 1 - September 30 Baker River submit application
Nooksack River
-- above forks submit application
-- all Nooksack River tributaries submit application
Ross Lake tributaries submit application
Samish River submit application
Skagit River June 15 - July 31
Whitman June 15 - October 15 Palouse River
-- mouth to falls June 1 - September 30
Yakima June 1 - September 30 Klickitat River July 1 - August 15
Yakima River
-- mouth to Roza Dam June 1 - September 15
-- Naches River
-- -- mouth to Tieton River June 1 - October 31
-- -- above confluence of Tieton River June 1 - August 15
-- -- Indian Creek (Rimrock Lake) July 1 - July 31
-- -- Tieton River June 1 - August 15
-- -- Little Naches River July 15 - August 15
-- -- Bumping River July 15 - August 15
-- -- -- American River submit application
-- -- Rattlesnake Creek July 15 - August 15
-- Wenas Creek August 1 - October 31
-- all other Yakima River tributaries July 15 - August 31))


AUTHORIZED WORK TIMES AND MINERAL PROSPECTING EQUIPMENT RESTRICTIONS BY SPECIFIC STATE WATERS FOR MINERAL PROSPECTING AND PLACER MINING PROJECTS

Washington Counties and State Waters

Water Resource Inventory Area (WRIA) in parentheses

Mineral Prospecting Is Allowed Only Between These Dates State Waters (and tributaries, unless otherwise indicated) in Which You May Use Mineral Prospecting Equipment with a Four and One-Quarter Inch Maximum Suction Intake Nozzle Inside Diameter State Waters (NOT including tributaries) in Which You May Use Mineral Prospecting Equipment with a Five and One-Quarter Inch Maximum Suction Intake Nozzle Inside Diameter
Adams County July 1 - October 31 X
Crab Creek (41.0002) July 16 - February 28 X X
Esquatzel Creek (36.MISC) June 1 - February 28 X X
Palouse River (34.0003) July 16 - February 28 X X
Asotin County July 16 - September 15 X
Snake River (35.0002) See below
Alpowa Creek (35.1440) July 16 - December 15 X
Asotin Creek (35.1716) July 16 - August 15 X
Couse Creek (35.2147) July 16 - December 15 X
Grande Ronde River (35.2192) July 16 - September 15 X X
Tenmile Creek (35.2100) July 16 - December 15 X
Benton County June 1 - September 30 X
Columbia River See below
Glade Creek (31.0851) August 1 - September 30 X
Yakima River (37.0002) June 1 - September 15 X X
Amon Creek (37.0009) June 1 - September 30 X
Corral Creek (37.0002) June 1 - September 30 X
Spring Creek (37.0205) June 1 - September 30 X
Chelan County July 16 - August 15 X
Columbia River See below
Antoine Creek (49.0294) - Mouth to falls at river mile 1.0 July 1 - February 28 X
Antoine Creek (49.0294) - Upstream of falls at river mile 1.0 July 1 - March 31 X
Chelan River (47.0052) - Mouth to Chelan Dam July 16 - September 30 X X
Colockum Creek (40.0760) July 1 - October 31 X
Entiat River (46.0042) - Mouth to Entiat Falls July 16 - July 31 X X
Entiat River (46.0042) - Upstream of Entiat Falls July 16 - March 31 X
Crum Canyon (46.0107) July 16 - March 31 X
Mad River (46.0125) July 16 - July 31 X
Indian Creek (46.0128) July 16 - February 28 X
Lake Chelan (47.0052) Submit Application
Railroad Creek (47.0410) July 16 - September 30 X
Stehekin River (47.0508) Submit Application
Twenty-five Mile Creek (47.0195) July 16 - September 30 X
Other Lake Chelan tributaries outside of North Cascades National Park July 1 - August 15 X
Other Lake Chelan tributaries within North Cascades National Park Submit Application
Number 1 Canyon (45.0011) July 1 - February 28 X
Number 2 Canyon (45.0012) July 1 - February 28 X
Squilchuck Creek (40.0836) - Mouth to South Wenatchee Avenue July 1 - September 30 X
Squilchuck Creek (40.0836) - Upstream of South Wenatchee Avenue July 1 - February 28 X
Stemilt Creek (40.0808) - Mouth to falls July 1 - September 30 X
Stemilt Creek (40.0808) - Upstream of falls July 1 - February 28 X
Wenatchee River (45.0030) - Mouth to Lake Wenatchee July 1 - July 31 X X
Beaver Creek (45.0751) July 1 - September 30 X
Chiwaukum Creek (45.0700) July 1 - July 31 X
Chiwawa River (45.0759) - Mouth to Phelps Creek July 1 - July 31 X X
Chiwawa River (45.0759) - Upstream of Phelps Creek July 1 - July 31 X
Deep Creek (45.0764) July 1 - February 28 X
Phelps Creek (45.0875) July 16 - August 15 X
Icicle Creek (45.0474) - Mouth to Johnny Creek July 1 - July 31 X X
Icicle Creek (45.0474) - Upstream of Johnny Creek July 1 - July 31 X
Fourth of July Creek (45.0525) July 1 - February 28 X
Lake Wenatchee (45.0030) Submit Application
Little Wenatchee (45.0985) - Mouth to Wilderness Boundary July 1 - July 31 X X
Little Wenatchee (45.0985) - Upstream of Wilderness Boundary Submit Application
White River (45.1116) - Mouth to White River Falls July 1 - July 31 X X
White River (45.1116) - Upstream of White River Falls July 1 - February 28 X
Nason Creek (45.0888) July 1 - July 31 X
Peshastin Creek (45.0232) - Mouth to Negro Creek July 16 - August 15 X
Peshastin Creek (45.0232) - Upstream of Negro Creek August 1 - February 28 X
Ingalls Creek (45.0273) - Mouth to Cascade Creek Submit Application
Ingalls Creek (45.0273) - Upstream of Cascade Creek July 16 - February 28 X
Negro Creek (45.0323) - Mouth to falls at stream mile 2.9 Submit Application
Negro Creek (45.0323) - Upstream of falls at stream mile 2.9 July 16 - February 28 X
Ruby Creek (45.0318) July 16 - February 28 X
Tronson Creek (45.0346) August 1 - February 28 X
Scotty Creek (45.0376) August 1 - February 28 X
Shaser Creek (45.0365) August 1 - February 28 X
Clallam County July 16 - September 15 X
Clallam River (19.0129) August 1 - August 15 X
Dungeness River (18.0018) Submit Application
Independent Creek (18.MISC) August 1 - August 31 X
Elwha River (18.0272) August 1 - August 15 X X
Hoko River (19.0148) August 1 - September 15 X
Jimmycomelately Creek (17.0285) August 1 - August 31 X
Lake Ozette (20.0046) Submit Application
Little Quilcene River (17.0076) July 16 - August 31 X
Lake Ozette tributaries July 16 - September 15 X
Lyre River (19.0031) August 1 - September 15 X
McDonald Creek (18.0160) August 1 - September 15 X
Morse Creek (18.0185) August 1 - August 15 X
Ozette River (20.0046) July 16 - September 15 X
Pysht River (19.0113) August 1 - September 15 X
Quillayute River (20.0096, 20.0162, 20.0175) August 1 - August 15 X X
Bogachiel River (20.0162) Submit Application
Calawah River (20.0175) August 1 - August 15 X X
Salmon Creek (17.0245) July 16 - August 31 X
Sekiu River (19.0203) August 1 - September 15 X
Snow Creek (17.0219) July 16 - August 31 X
Sol Duc River (20.0096) Submit Application
Lake Pleasant (20.0313) Submit Application
Lake Pleasant tributaries July 16 - September 15 X
Sooes River (20.0015) July 16 - September 15 X
Clark County July 16 - September 30
Columbia River See below
Lacamas Creek (28.0160) - Mouth to dam August 1 - August 31 X
Lacamas Creek (28.0160) - Upstream of dam August 1 - September 30 X
Lewis River (27.0168) August 1 - August 15 X X
East Fork Lewis River (27.0173) - Mouth to Lucia Falls August 1 - August 15 X X
East Fork Lewis River (27.0173) - Lucia Falls to Sunset Falls August 1 - February 28 X X
East Fork Lewis River (27.0173) - Upstream of Sunset Falls August 1 - February 28 X
Lake River (28.0020) January 1 - December 31 X X
Burnt Bridge Creek (28.0143) August 1 - August 31 X
Salmon Creek (28.0059) August 1 - August 31 X
Whipple Creek (28.0038) August 1 - September 30 X
North Fork Lewis River (27.0334) - Confluence of East Fork to Merwin Dam August 1 - August 15 X X
Cedar Creek (27.0339) August 1 - September 15 X
North Fork Lewis River (27.0334) - Merwin Dam to Lower Falls July 16 - August 15 X X
Canyon Creek (27.0442) July 16 - February 28 X
North Fork Lewis River (27.0168) - Upstream of Lower Falls July 16 - August 15 X X
Washougal River (28.0159) - Mouth to headwaters August 1 - August 31 X X
Columbia County July 16 - September 30 X
Touchet River (32.0097) August 1 - August 15 X X
Grande Ronde River tributaries (35.2192) July 16 - August 15 X
North Fork Touchet/Wolf Fork (32.0761) Submit Application
South Fork Touchet (32.0708) Submit Application
Tucannon River (35.0009) July 16 - August 15 X X
Walla Walla River (32.0008) - Mouth to Oregon State line July 16 - September 15 X X
Mill Creek (32.1436) - Mouth to Oregon State line August 1 - August 15 X
Cowlitz County July 16 - September 30 X
Chehalis River (22.0190/23.0190) - South Fork Chehalis River - Mouth to Fisk Falls August 1 - August 31 X X
Chehalis River (22.0190/23.0190) - South Fork Chehalis River - Upstream of Fisk Falls August 1 - August 31 X
Columbia River See below
Abernathy Creek (25.0297) July 16 - September 15 X
Burke Creek (27.0148) August 1 - August 31 X
Burris Creek (27.0151) August 1 - August 31 X
Bybee Creek (27.0142) August 1 - August 31 X
Canyon Creek (27.0147) August 1 - August 31 X
Coal Creek (25.0340) July 16 - September 15 X
Clark Creek (25.0371) August 1 - August 31 X
Cowlitz River (26.0002) - Mouth to barrier dam at river mile 49.5 July 16 - August 15 X X
Coweeman River (26.0003) - Mouth to Baird Creek August 1 - August 31 X X
Coweeman River (26.0003) - Upstream of Baird Creek August 1 - August 31 X
Cowlitz River (26.0002) - Tributaries below barrier dam to mouth July 16 - September 30 X
Owl Creek (26.1441) July 16 - September 15 X
Toutle River (26.0227) July 16 - August 15 X X
North Fork Toutle River (26.0314) - Mouth to Debris Dam July 16 - August 15 X X
North Fork Toutle River (26.0314) - Upstream of Debris Dam July 16 - August 15 X
Green River (26.0323) - Mouth to Shultz Creek July 16 - September 30 X X
Green River (26.0323) - Upstream of Shultz Creek July 16 - September 30 X
South Fork Toutle (26.0248) - Mouth to Bear Creek July 16 - September 15 X X
South Fork Toutle (26.0248) - Upstream of Bear Creek July 16 - September 15 X
Tributaries to Silver Lake July 16 - September 30 X
Germany Creek (25.0313) July 16 - September 15 X
Kalama River (27.0002) - Mouth to Kalama Falls August 1 - August 15 X X
Kalama River (27.0002) - Upstream of Kalama Falls August 1 - August 15 X
Lewis River (27.0168) - Mouth to East Fork Lewis River August 1 - August 15 X X
North Fork Lewis River (27.0334) - Confluence of East Fork to Merwin Dam August 1 - August 15 X X
North Fork Lewis River (27.0334) - Merwin Dam to Lower Falls July 16 - August 15 X X
Mill Creek (25.0284) July 16 - September 15 X
Schoolhouse Creek (27.0139) August 1 - August 31 X
Douglas County July 1 - September 30 X
Columbia River See below
Douglas Creek Canyon (44.0146) May 16 - January 31 X
Foster Creek (50.0065) August 1 - April 15 X
McCarteney Creek (44.0002) July 1 - February 28 X
Pine/Corbaley Canyon Creek (44.0779) September 16 - April 15 X
Rock Island Creek (44.0630) July 1 - September 30 X
Ferry County July 1 - August 31 X
Columbia River See below
Kettle River (60.0002) June 16 - August 31 X X
Boulder Creek (60.0130) - Mouth to Hodgson Road Bridge Submit Application
Boulder Creek (60.0130) - Upstream of Hodgson Road Bridge June 16 - February 28 X
Deadman Creek (60.0008) - Mouth to SR395 Crossing Submit Application
Deadman Creek (60.0008) - Upstream of SR395 June 16 - February 28 X
Goosmus Creek (60.0254) June 16 - February 28 X
Toroda Creek (60.0410) July 1 - September 30 X
San Poil River (52.0004) June 16 - September 30 X X
Granite Creek (52.0099) - Mouth to Powerhouse Dam June 16 - September 30 X
Granite Creek (52.0099) - Upstream of Powerhouse Dam June 16 - February 28 X
West Fork San

Poil River (52.0192) - Mouth to Deep Creek

June 16 - September 30 X X
West Fork San Poil River (52.0192) - Upstream of Deep Creek June 16 - September 30 X
Gold Creek (52.0197) June 16 - February 28 X
Franklin County June 1 - September 30 X
Columbia River See below
Snake River See below
Palouse River (34.0003) July 16 - February 28 X X
North bank tributaries of the lower Snake River between Palouse River and the mouth of the Snake River June 16 - October 31 X
Garfield County July 16 - September 30 X
Snake River (35.0003) See below
Alpowa Creek (35.1440) July 16 - December 15 X
Asotin Creek (35.1716) July 16 - August 15 X
Deadman Creek (35.0688) July 16 - December 15 X
Grande Ronde River tributaries (35.2192) July 16 - August 15 X
Meadow Creek (35.0689) July 16 - December 15 X
Tucannon River (35.0009) - Mouth to Panjab Creek July 16 - August 15 X X
Tucannon River (35.0009) - Upstream of Panjab Creek July 16 - August 15 X
Pataha Creek (35.0123) - Mouth to Pataha Creek January 1 - December 31 X
Pataha Creek (35.0123) - Upstream of Pataha Creek July 16 - December 31 X
Grant County July 1 - October 31 X
Columbia River See below
Crab Creek (41.0002) July 16 - September 15 X X
Grays Harbor County July 16 - October 15 X
Chehalis River (22.0190/23.0190) - Mouth to Porter Creek August 1 - August 31 X X
Chehalis River (22.0190/23.0190) - Porter Creek to Fisk Falls August 1 - August 15 X X
Chehalis River (22.0190/23.0190) - Upstream of Fisk Falls August 1 - August 15 X
Cedar Creek (23.0570) August 1 - September 30 X
Cloquallum Creek (22.0501) August 1 - September 30 X
Porter Creek (23.0543) August 1 - September 30 X
Satsop River (22.0360) August 1 - August 31 X X
Wishkah River (22.0191) August 1 - October 15 X X
Wynoochee River (22.0260) August 1 - September 30 X X
Copalis River (21.0767) August 1 - October 15 X X
Elk River (22.1333) July 1 - October 31 X X
Hoquiam River (22.0137) August 1 - October 15 X X
Humptulips River (22.0004) - Mouth to Forks August 1 - September 30 X X
Humptulips River (22.0004) - Upstream of Forks August 1 - September 30 X
Johns River (22.1270) August 1 - September 30 X X
Moclips River (21.0731) August 1 - October 15 X X
North River (24.0034) August 1 - September 30 X X
Queets River (21.0001) August 1 - August 15 X X
Quinault River (21.0398) August 1 - August 15 X X
Raft River (21.0337) August 1 - October 15 X X
Island County June 16 - October 15 X
Cavalero Creek (06.0065) June 16 - December 15 X
Chapman Creek (06.0070) June 16 - December 15 X
Crescent Creek (06.0002) June 16 - December 15 X
Cultus Creek (06.0026) June 16 - March 15 X
Deer Creek (06.0024) June 16 - March 15 X
Dugualla Creek (06.0001) June 16 - March 15 X
Glendale Creek (06.0025) June 16 - December 15 X
Kristoferson Creek (06.0062-06.0063) May 1 - December 15 X
Maxwelton Creek (06.0029) June 16 - December 15 X
North Bluff Creek (06.0006) June 16 - March 15 X
Old Clinton Creek (06.0023) June 16 - March 15 X
Jefferson County July 16 - October 31 X
Big Quilcene River (17.0012) - Mouth to Falls July 16 - August 31 X X
Big Quilcene River (17.0012) - Falls to Forks August 1 - February 28 X X
Big Quilcene River (17.0012) - Upstream of Forks August 1 - February 28 X
Bogachiel River (20.0162) Submit Application
Chimacum Creek (17.0203) July 16 - September 15 X
Donovan Creek (17.0115) July 1 - October 15 X
Dosewallips River (16.0442) July 16 - August 15 X
Duckabush River (16.0351) July 16 - August 15 X
Dungeness River (18.0018) August 1 - August 15 X
Elwha River (18.0272) August 1 - August 15 X X
Goodman Creek (20.0406) August 1 - September 15 X
Hoh River (20.0422) August 1 - August 15 X X
Little Quilcene River (17.0076) July 16 - August 31 X
Queets River (21.0001) August 1 - August 15 X X
Matheny Creek (21.0165) August 1 - August 15 X
Sams River (21.0205) August 1 - August 15 X X
Quinault River (21.0398) August 1 - August 15 X X
Salmon Creek (17.0245) July 16 - August 31 X
Skokomish River (16.0001) August 1 - August 31 X X
Snow Creek (17.0219) July 16 - August 31 X
Tarboo Creek (17.0129) August 1 - September 30 X
Thorndyke Creek (17.0170) August 1 - October 15 X
King County July 16 - September 30 X
Cedar River (08.0299) - Mouth to Forks August 1 - August 31 X X
Cedar River (08.0299) - Upstream of Forks August 1 - August 31 X
Issaquah Creek (08.0178) August 1 - August 31 X
Sammamish River (08.0057) August 1 - August 31 X
Steele Creek (08.0379) July 16 - February 28 X
Green River (Duwamish River) (09.0001) - Mouth to Sawmill Creek August 1 - August 31 X X
Green River (Duwamish River) (09.0001) - Upstream of Sawmill Creek August 1 - August 31 X
Lake Washington tributaries (08.LKWA) August 1 - August 31 X
Snoqualmie River (07.0219) - Mouth to Snoqualmie Falls August 1 - August 15 X X
Snoqualmie River (07.0219) - Snoqualmie Falls to mouth of South Fork July 16 - February 28 X X
Patterson Creek (07.0376) July 16 - September 30 X
Middle Fork Snoqualmie River (07.0219) - Mouth to Taylor Creek July 16 - February 28 X X
Middle Fork Snoqualmie River (07.0219) - Upstream of Taylor Creek July 16 - February 28 X
Goat Creek (07.0754) July 16 - February 28 X
North Fork Snoqualmie River (07.0527) - Mouth to Lennox Creek July 16 - February 28 X X
North Fork Snoqualmie River (07.0527) - Upstream of Lennox Creek July 16 - February 28 X
Deep Creek (07.0562) July 16 - February 28 X
Illinois Creek (07.0624) July 16 - February 28 X
Lennox Creek (07.0596) July 16 - February 28 X
Bear Creek (07.0606) July 16 - February 28 X
Raging River (07.0384) August 1 - September 15 X X
South Fork Skykomish River (07.0012) - Mouth to Sunset Falls August 1 - August 15 X X
South Fork Skykomish River (07.0012) - Upstream of Sunset Falls August 1 - August 15 X
Beckler River (07.1413) - Mouth to Boulder Creek August 1 - August 15 X X
Beckler River (07.1413) - Upstream of Boulder Creek July 16 - February 28 X
Rapid River (07.1461) - Mouth to Meadow Creek August 1 - August 31 X X
Rapid River (07.1461) - Upstream of Meadow Creek August 1 - February 28 X
Index Creek (07.1264) - Mouth to Mud Lake Creek August 1 - August 31 X
Index Creek (07.1264) - Upstream of Mud Lake Creek including Salmon Creek July 16 - February 28 X
Miller River (07.1329) - Mouth to Forks August 1 - August 15 X X
Miller River (07.1329) - Upstream of Forks August 1 - August 15 X
Coney Creek (07.1347) July 16 - February 28 X
East Fork Miller River (07.1329) - Mouth to Great Falls Creek July 16 - August 15 X
East Fork Miller River (07.1329) - Upstream of Great Falls Creek July 16 - February 28 X
Foss River (07.1562) - Mouth to Forks July 16 - August 31 X X
East Fork Foss River (07.1562) - Mouth to Burn Creek July 16 - August 15 X X
East Fork Foss River (07.1562) - Upstream of Burn Creek July 16 - February 28 X
West Fork Foss River (07.1573) - Mouth to falls at River Mile 2.0 July 16 - August 31 X
West Fork Foss River (07.1573) - Upstream of falls at River Mile 2.0 July 16 - February 28 X
West Fork Miller River (07.1335) July 16 - February 28 X X
Money Creek (07.1300) - Mouth to 0.5 mile upstream of Kimball Creek August 1 - August 31 X
Money Creek (07.1300) - Upstream of 0.5 mile upstream of Kimball Creek August 1 - February 28 X
Kimball Creek (07.1301) August 1 - August 31 X
Tye River (07.0012) - Mouth to Alpine Falls August 1 - August 31 X X
Tye River (07.0012) - Upstream of Alpine Falls July 16 - February 28 X
South Fork Snoqualmie River (07.0467) July 16 - February 28 X X
Denny Creek (07.0517) July 16 - February 28 X
Tolt River (07.0291) - Mouth to forks August 1 - August 31 X X
North Fork Tolt River (07.0291) - Mouth to Yellow Creek July 16 - September 15 X X
North Fork Tolt River (07.0291) - Upstream of Yellow Creek July 16 - February 28 X
South Fork Tolt River (07.0302) - Mouth to dam July 16 - September 15 X X
South Fork Tolt River (07.0302) - Upstream of Tolt Reservoir July 16 - February 28 X
Yellow Creek (07.0337) July 16 - February 28 X
White River (10.0031) July 16 - August 15 X X
Greenwater River (10.0122) July 16 - August 15 X X
Kittitas County July 1 - September 30 X
Brushy Creek (40.0612) July 1 - February 28 X
Colockum Creek (40.0760) July 1 - October 31 X
Quilomene Creek (40.0613) July 1 - October 31 X
Stemilt Creek (40.0808) - Upstream of falls July 1 - February 28 X
Tarpiscan Creek (40.0723) July 1 - February 28 X
Tekiason Creek (40.0686) July 1 - February 28 X
Whisky Dick Creek (40.0591) July 1 - February 28 X
Yakima River (39.0002) - Roza Dam to Teanaway River August 1 - August 31 X X
Naches River (38.0003) - Tieton River to Bumping River July 1 - August 15 X X
Little Naches River (38.0852) - Mouth to Matthew Creek July 16 - August 15 X X
Little Naches River (38.0852) - Upstream of Matthew Creek July 16 - August 15 X
Pileup Creek (38.0932) July 16 - August 31 X
Gold Creek (38.MISC) July 16 - February 28 X
Swauk Creek (39.1157) July 16 - September 30 X
Baker Creek (39.1157) July 16 - September 30 X
First Creek (39.1157) July 16 - September 30 X
Iron Creek (39.1157) July 16 - September 30 X
Williams Creek (39.1157) July 16 - September 30 X
Boulder Creek (39.1157) July 16 - February 28 X
Cougar Gulch (39.1157) July 16 - February 28 X
Lion Gulch (39.1157) July 16 - February 28 X
Yakima River (39.0002) - Teanaway River to Easton Dam August 1 - August 31 X X
Yakima River (39.0002) - Upstream of Easton Dam August 1 - August 31 X X
Cle Elum River (39.1434) - Mouth to Dam July 16 - August 31 X X
Cle Elum River (39.1434) - Upstream of Cle Elum Dam Submit Application
Big Boulder Creek (39.1434MISC) August 1 - February 28 X
Camp Creek (39.1434MISC) August 1 - February 28 X
Fortune Creek (39.1434MISC) August 1 - August 15 X
South Fork Fortune Creek (39.1434MISC) August 1 - February 28 X
Howson Creek (39.1434) July 16 - February 28 X
Little Salmon Le Sac Creek (39.1482) August 1 - August 15 X
Paris Creek (39.1434MISC) August 1 - February 28 X
Salmon Le Sac Creek (39.1520) August 1 - February 28 X
Kachess River (39.1739) - Upstream of Lake Kachess Submit Application
Kachess River (39.1739) - Below Dam July 16 - August 15 X X
Box Canyon Creek (39.1765) Submit Application
Mineral Creek (39.1792) August 1 - August 15 X
Lake Keechelus (39.1842) tributaries July 16 - August 15 X
Gold Creek (Lake Keechelus) (39.1842) Submit Application
Manastash Creek (39.0988) July 16 - September 30 X
Naneum Creek (39.0821) July 16 - September 30 X
Taneum Creek (39.1081) - Mouth to I-90 July 16 - August 31 X
Taneum Creek (39.1157) - Upstream of I-90 July 16 - September 30 X
Teanaway River (39.1236) July 16 - August 31 X X
NF Teanaway River (39.1260) Submit Application
Umtanum Creek (39.0553) July 16 - September 30 X
Wenas Creek, Below Dam (39.0032) July 16 - October15 X
Wenas Creek, Upstream of Wenas Lake (39.0032) July 16 - February 28 X
Other Yakima River tributaries not listed July 16 - August 31 X
Kitsap County July 16 - October 15 X
Anderson Creek (15.0211) August 1 - November 15 X
Barker Creek (15.0255) August 1 - September 30 X
Big Beef Creek (15.0389) August 1 - August 15 X
Big Scandia Creek (15.0280) August 1 - September 30 X
Blackjack Creek (15.0203) August 1 - September 30 X
Burley Creek (15.0056) August 1 - September 30 X
Chico Creek (15.0229) August 1 - October 15 X
Clear Creek (15.0249) August 1 - September 30 X
Curley Creek (15.0185) August 1 - September 30 X
Dewatto River (15.0420) August 1 - August 15 X
Dogfish Creek (15.0285) August 1 - September 30 X
Gorst Creek (15.0216) August 1 - August 31 X
Grovers Creek (15.0299) August 1 - September 30 X
Johnson Creek (15.0387) August 1 - October 31 X
Ollala Creek (15.0107) August 1 - September 30 X
Ross Creek (15.0209) August 1 - November 15 X
Salmonberry Creek (15.0188) August 1 - November 30 X
Seabeck Creek (15.0400) August 1 - August 15 X
Steele Creek (15.0273) August 1 - September 30 X
Tahuya River (15.0446) August 1 - August 31 X X
Union River (15.0503) August 1 - August 31 X X
Klickitat County July 15 - September 30 X
Alder Creek (31.0459) August 1 - September 30 X
Chapman Creek (31.0192) August 1 - September 30 X
Glade Creek (31.0851) August 1 - September 30 X
Juniper Canyon Creek (31.0378) August 1 - September 30 X
Klickitat River (30.0002) - Mouth to Klickitat hatchery Submit Application
Klickitat River (30.0002) - Upstream of Klickitat hatchery Submit Application
Little White Salmon River (29.0131) - Mouth to Cabbage Creek July 16 - January 31 X X
Little White Salmon River (29.0131) - Upstream of Cabbage Creek July 16 - January 31 X
Pine Creek (31.0354) August 1 - September 30 X
Rock Creek (31.0014) August 1 - September 30 X
Six Prong Creek (31.0465) August 1 - September 30 X
White Salmon River (29.0160) - Mouth to Cascade Creek July 16 - August 15 X X
White Salmon River (29.0160) - Upstream of Cascade Creek July 16 - August 15 X
Wood Gulch Creek (31.0263) August 1 - September 30 X
Lewis County August 1 - September 30 X
Chehalis River (22.0190/23.0190) - Mouth to South Fork Chehalis River August 1 - August 15 X X
Chehalis River (22.0190/23.0190) - Upstream of South Fork Chehalis River August 1 - August 31 X X
Newaukum River (23.0882) - Mouth to South Fork August 1 - August 31 X X
Newaukum River (23.0882) - Upstream of South Fork August 1 - August 31 X
Skookumchuck River (23.0761) August 1 - August 31 X X
Cowlitz River (26.0002) August 1 - August 15 X X
Cispus River (26.0668) - Mouth to Squaw Creek (26.1010) August 1 - August 15 X X
Cispus River (26.0668) - Squaw Creek to Chambers Creek July 16 - February 28 X X
Cispus River (26.0668) - Upstream of Chambers Creek July 16 - February 28 X
Yellowjacket Creek (26.0757) August 1 - August 15 X
McCoy Creek (26.0766) - Mouth to lower falls August 1 - August 15 X
McCoy Creek (26.0766) - Upstream of lower falls July 16 - February 28 X
Walupt Creek (26.1010) Submit Application
Packwood Lake Tributaries August 16 - September 15 X
Tilton River (26.0560) - Mouth to North Fork August 1 - September 30 X X
Tilton River (26.0560) - Upstream of North Fork August 1 - September 30 X
Toutle River (26.0227) August 1 - August 31 X X
North Fork Toutle River (26.0314) July 16 - August 15 X X
Green River (26.0323) July 16 - September 30 X X
Deschutes River (13.0028) July 16 - August 31 X X
Little Deschutes River (13.0110) July 16 - February 28 X
Nisqually River (11.0008) - Upstream of Alder Lake July 16 - September 30 X X
Lincoln County June 16 - February 28 X
Columbia River See below
Hawk Creek (53.0101) - Mouth to falls June 16 - August 31 X
Hawk Creek (53.0101) - Upstream of falls June 16 - February 28 X
Upper Crab Creek (42.0001) June 16 - February 28 X
Wilson Creek (43.0020) June 16 - February 28 X
Mason County August 1 - October 15 X
Cloquallum Creek (22.0501) August 1 - September 30 X
Coulter Creek (15.0002) August 1 - August 31 X
Dewatto River (15.0420) August 1 - August 31 X
Goldsborough Creek (14.0035) August 1 - October 15 X
John Creek (16.0253) August 1 - August 31 X
Hamma Hamma River (16.0251) - Mouth to falls August 1 - August 31 X
Johns Creek (14.0049) August 1 - August 15 X
Lilliwaup River (16.0230) - Mouth to falls August 1 - August 31 X X
Lilliwaup River (16.0230) - Upstream of falls August 1 - February 28 X
Mill Creek (14.0029) August 1 - August 15 X
Satsop River (22.0360) August 1 - August 31 X
Schaerer Creek (16.0326) August 1 - August 31 X
Sherwood Creek (14.0094) August 1 - August 15 X
Skokomish River (16.0001) - Mouth to Forks August 1 - August 31 X X
Skokomish River (16.0001) - Upstream of Forks August 1 - August 31 X
Tahuya River (15.0446) August 1 - August 31 X
Twanoh Creek (14.0134) August 1 - October 31 X
Union River (15.0503) August 1 - August 31 X X
Okanogan County July 1 - August 15 X
Aneas Creek (49.0243) - Mouth to falls July 16 - August 31 X
Aneas Creek (49.0243) - Upstream of falls July 1 - March 31 X
Chewiliken Creek (49.0232) - Mouth to falls July 16 - August 31 X
Chewiliken Creek (49.0232) - Upstream of falls July 1 - March 31 X
Chiliwist Creek (49.0034) - Mouth to falls July 16 - August 31 X
Chiliwist Creek (49.0034) - Upstream of falls July 1 - March 31 X
Foster Creek (50.0065) July 1 - February 28 X
Methow River (48.0007) - Columbia confluence to Twisp River July 1 - July 31 X X
Methow River tributaries between Black Canyon Creek and Gold Creek July 1 - February 28 X
Black Canyon Creek (48.0015) - Mouth to Left Fork Submit Application
Black Canyon Creek (48.0015) - Upstream of Left Fork July 1 - February 28 X
Gold Creek (48.0104) - Mouth to Foggy Dew Creek Submit Application
Foggy Dew Creek (48.0153) - Mouth to Foggy Dew Falls Submit Application
Foggy Dew Creek (48.0153) - Upstream of Foggy Dew Falls July 1 - February 28 X
Middle Fork Gold Creek (48.0139) July 1 - February 28 X
North Fork Gold Creek (48.0104) Submit Application
Crater Creek (48.0177) - Mouth to Martin Creek Submit Application
Crater Creek (48.0177) - Upstream of Martin Creek July 1 - February 28 X
Martin Creek (48.0177) July 1 - February 28 X
South Fork Gold Creek (48.0105) - Mouth to Rainy Creek Submit Application
South Fork Gold Creek (48.0105) - Upstream of Rainy Creek July 1 - February 28 X
Rainy Creek (48.0105) July 1 - February 28 X
McFarland Creek (48.0090) - Mouth to Vinegar Gulch Submit Application
McFarland Creek (48.0090) - Upstream of Vinegar Gulch July 1 - February 28 X
Methow River tributaries between Libby Creek and Beaver Creek July 1 - February 28 X
Beaver Creek (48.0307) Submit Application
Frazer Creek (48.0309) July 1 - February 28 X
Lightning Creek (48.0361) July 1 - February 28 X
Middle Fork Beaver Creek (48.0307) July 1 - February 28 X
South Fork Beaver Creek (48.0342) July 1 - February 28 X
Libby Creek (48.0203) - Mouth to Hornet Draw Creek Submit Application
Libby Creek (48.0203) - Upstream of Hornet Draw July 1 - February 28 X
Methow River (48.0007) - Twisp River to Goat Creek July 1 - July 31 X X
Methow River (48.0007) - Upstream of Goat Creek July 1 - July 31 X
Chewuch River (48.0728) - Mouth to Meadow Creek July 1 - July 31 X X
Chewuch River (48.0728) - Upstream of Meadow Creek July 1 - February 28 X
Early Winters Creek (48.1408) - Mouth to Silver Star Creek Submit Application
Early Winters Creek (48.1408) - Upstream of Silver Star Creek July 1 - February 28 X
Goat Creek (48.1364) - Mouth to 500' upstream of Montana Creek Submit Application
Goat Creek (48.1364) - 500' Upstream of Montana Creek to Roundup Creek July 1 - February 28 X
Goat Creek (48.1364) - Upstream of Roundup Creek Submit Application
Lost River (48.0592) July 16 - August 15 X X
Twisp River (48.0374) July 1 - July 31 X X
Buttermilk Creek (48.0466) Submit Application
North Creek (48.0674) Submit Application
North Fork Twisp River (48.0691) July 1 - February 28 X
South Creek (48.0641) - Upstream of Louis Creek July 1 - February 28 X
South Creek (48.0641) - Mouth to Louis Creek Submit Application
South Fork Twisp River (48.0698) July 1 - February 28 X
Wolf Creek (48.1300) Submit Application
Myers Creek (60.0517) July 1 - February 28 X
Bolster Creek (60.0517) July 1 - February 28 X
Ethel Creek (60.0517) July 1 - February 28 X
Gold Creek (60.0517) July 1 - February 28 X
Mary Ann Creek (60.0517) July 1 - February 28 X
North Fork Mary Ann Creek (60.0517) July 1 - February 28 X
Okanogan River (49.0019) - Mouth to Zosel Dam July 1 - August 31 X X
Antoine Creek (49.0294) - Mouth to velocity gradient at river mile 1.0 July 1 - February 28 X
Antoine Creek (49.0294) - Upstream of falls July 1 - March 31 X
Bonaparte Creek (49.0246) - Upstream of falls July 1 - March 31 X
Bonaparte Creek (49.0246) - Mouth to Bonaparte Falls at river mile 1.0 July 1 - February 28 X
Loup Loup Creek (49.0048) - Mouth to Loup Loup Falls at river mile 2.4 July 1 - February 28 X
Loup Loup Creek (49.0048) - Upstream of Loup Loup Falls at river mile 2.4 July 1 - March 31 X
Mosquito Creek (49.0321) - Mouth to falls July 1 - August 31 X
Mosquito Creek (49.0321) - Upstream of falls July 1 - March 31 X
Nine Mile Creek (49.0516) July 1 - February 28 X
Omak Creek (49.0138) - Mouth to Mission Falls at river mile 5.4 July 1 - February 28 X
Omak Creek (49.0138) - Upstream of falls July 1 - March 31 X
Salmon Creek (49.0079) - Mouth to diversion July 1 - August 31 X
Salmon Creek (49.0079) - Upstream of diversion July 1 - February 28 X
Similkameen River (49.0325) - Mouth to Enloe Dam July 1 - August 31 X X
Similkameen River (49.0325) - Upstream of Enloe Dam July 1 - October 31 X X
Sinlahekin Creek (49.0349) - Mouth to barrier dam at Connors Lake July 1 - August 31 X
Cecile Creek (49.0447) July 1 - February 28 X
Chopaka Creek (49.0357) July 1 - February 28 X
Toats Coulee Creek (49.0368) July 1 - February 28 X
Cougar Creek (49.0368) July 1 - February 28 X
Siwash Creek (49.0284) - Falls to headwaters July 1 - March 31 X
Siwash Creek (49.0284) - Mouth to falls at river mile 1.4 July 1 - February 28 X
Tonasket Creek (49.0501) - Mouth to Tonasket Falls at river mile 1.8 July 1 - February 28 X
Tonasket Creek (49.0501) - Upstream of Tonasket Falls at river mile 1.8 July 1 - March 31 X
Tunk Creek (49.0211) - Mouth to falls July 1 - February 28 X
Tunk Creek (49.0211) - Upstream of falls July 1 - March 31 X
San Poil River (52.0004) June 16 - September 30 X X
West Fork San Poil (52.0192) June 16 - September 30 X X
Gold Creek (52.0197) June 16 - February 28 X
Toroda Creek (60.0410) July 1 - September 30 X
Pacific County August 1 - September 30 X
Bear River (24.0689) August 1 - September 30 X X
Bone River (24.0405) August 1 - September 30 X
Chehalis River (22.0190/23.0190) August 1 - August 15 X X
Columbia River See below
Chinook River (24.MISC) August 1 - September 30 X X
Grays River (25.0093) July 16 - September 15 X X
Naselle River (24.0543) August 1 - September 15 X X
Nemah River (24.0460) August 1 - September 30 X X
Niawiakum River (24.0417) August 1 - September 30 X
North River (24.0034) August 1 - September 30 X X
Palix River (24.0426) August 1 - September 30 X
Willapa River (24.0251) August 1 - September 30 X X
Pend Oreille County July 1 - August 31 X
Little Spokane River (55.0003) August 1 - March 15 X
West Branch Little Spokane River (55.0439) August 1 - March 15 X
Harvey Creek (62.0310) - Mouth to Rocky Fork of Harvey Creek August 1 - August 31 X
Harvey Creek (62.0310) - Upstream of Rocky Fork of Harvey Creek July 16 - February 28 X
Pend Oreille River (62.0002) Submit Application
Big Muddy Creek (62.0279) August 1 - March 15 X
Bracket Creek (62.0815) August 1 - March 15 X
Calispel Creek (62.0628) August 1 - August 31 X
Exposure Creek (62.0261) August 1 - August 31 X
Kent Creek (62.0819) August 1 - March 15 X
Le Clerc Creek (62.0415) August 1 - August 31 X
Lime Creek (62.0014) August 1 - March 15 X
Lodge Creek (62.0859) August 1 - August 31 X
Lost Creek (62.0322) August 1 - March 15 X
Marshall Creek (62.0842) August 1 - March 15 X
Pee Wee Creek (62.0007) - Mouth to falls August 1 - August 31 X
Pee Wee Creek (62.0007) - Upstream of falls August 1 - March 15 X
Renshaw Creek (62.0310) August 1 - March 15 X
Sullivan (O'Sullivan) Creek (62.0074) August 1 - August 31 X
North Fork Sullivan Creek (62.0075) August 1 - August 31 X
Tributaries of Deep Creek in Pend Oreille County (61.0195) July 16 - August 15 X
Currant Creek (61.0249) July 16 - August 15 X
Meadow Creek (61.0351) July 16 - August 15 X
Rocky Creek (61.0364) July 16 - August 15 X
Silver Creek (61.0195) July 16 - August 15 X
Smackout Creek (61.0226) July 16 - August 15 X
Pierce County July 16 - August 31 X
Chambers/Clover Creek Watershed (12.MISC) July 16 - September 30 X
Flett Creek (12.0009) July 16 - October 31 X
Leach Creek (12.0008) July 16 - September 30 X
Nisqually River (11.0008) - Mouth to Alder Lake July 16 - August 31 X X
Nisqually River (11.0008) - Upstream of Alder Lake July 16 - September 30 X X
Mashel River (11.0101) - Mouth to Busy Wild Creek July 16 - September 30 X X
Mashel River (11.0101) - Upstream of Busy Wild Creek July 16 - September 30 X
Puyallup River (10.0021) - Mouth to PSE Electron Powerhouse Outfall July 16 - August 31 X X
Puyallup River (10.0021) - Upstream of PSE Electron Powerhouse Outfall July 16 - August 15 X X
Carbon River (10.0413) July 16 - August 15 X X
Cayada Creek (10.0525) - Mouth to falls about 800 feet upstream July 16 - August 31 X
Cayada Creek (10.0525) - Upstream of the falls January 1 - December 31 X
South Prairie Creek (10.0429) July 16 - August 15 X
Voight Creek (10.0414) - Mouth to falls at River Mile 4.0 July 16 - August 31 X
Voight Creek (10.0414) - Upstream of falls River Mile 4.0 July 16 - February 28 X
White River (10.0031) July 16 - August 15 X X
Clearwater River (10.0080) July 16 - August 15 X X
Greenwater River (10.0122) July 16 - August 15 X X
Huckleberry Creek (10.0253) July 16 - August 15 X
West Fork White River (10.0186) July 16 - August 15 X X
Sequalitchew Creek (12.0019) July 16 - September 30 X
San Juan County July 1 - August 31 X
Cascade Creek (02.0057), Orcas Island - Upstream of lower falls July 1 - February 28 X
Cascade Creek (02.0057), Orcas Island, Buck Bay to falls located approximately 300 feet above mouth July 1 - October 31 X
Doe Creek (02.MISC), San Juan Island, Westcott Bay to falls (approximately 250 feet from mouth) June 16 - October 15 X
False Bay Creek (02.MISC) - San Juan Island; Mouth to lake July 1 - October 31 X
Glenwood Springs, Orcas Island; direct tributary to Eastsound Bay July 1 - October 15 X
Moran Creek (02.MISC) - Orcas Island; from Cascade Lake delta upstream 1/4 mile July 1 - October 15 X
Unnamed Creek (02.0041) - San Juan Island; Mouth to lake July 1 - October 15 X
Skagit County August 1 - September 15 X
Granite Creek (04.2313) - Upstream of East Creek July 16 - February 28 X
North Fork Stillaguamish River (05.0135) - Mouth to Squire Creek August 1 - August 15 X X
North Fork Stillaguamish River (05.0135) - Squire Creek to Cascade Creek August 1 - August 15 X
North Fork Stillaguamish River (05.0135) - Upstream of Cascade Creek July 16 - February 28 X
Samish River (03.0005) August 1 - September 15 X
Skagit River (03.0176/04.0176) Submit Application
Baker River (04.0435) - Mouth to Baker Dam Submit Application
Cascade River (04.1411) Submit Application
Day Creek (03.1435) July 16 - February 28 X
Lookout Creek (04.1447) July 16 - February 28 X
Sibley Creek (04.1481) July 16 - February 28 X
Day Creek (03.0299) - Mouth to Rocky Creek Submit Application
Day Creek (03.0299) - Upstream of Rocky Creek August 1 - February 28 X
Finney Creek (04.0392) - Mouth to Big Fir Creek Submit Application
Finney Creek (04.0392) - Upstream of Big Fir Creek July 16 - February 28 X
Illabot Creek (04.1346) Submit Application
Sauk River (04.0673) - Mouth to Forks Submit Application
Sauk River (04.0673) - Upstream of Forks August 1 - August 15 X
Suiattle River (04.0710) August 1 - August 15 X X
Wiseman Creek (03.0280) - Mouth to SR20 Submit Application
Wiseman Creek (03.0280) - Upstream of SR20 July 16 - February 28 X
South Fork Nooksack River (01.0246) - Mouth to falls at River Mile 30 August 1 - August 15 X X
South Fork Nooksack River (01.0246) - Falls at River Mile 30 to Wanlick Creek July 16 - August 15 X X
South Fork Nooksack River (01.0246) - Upstream of Wanlick Creek July 16 - August 15 X
Skamania County July 15 - September 15 X
Columbia River See below
Cispus River (26.0668) August 1 - August 15 X X
Cispus River (26.0668) tributaries located in Skamania County August 1 - October 31 X
East Fork Lewis River (27.0173) - Lucia Falls to Sunset Falls August 1 - February 28 X X
East Fork Lewis River (27.0173) - Upstream of Sunset Falls August 1 - February 28 X
Green River (26.0323) (Tributary of North Fork Toutle River) July 16 - September 30 X X
Hamilton Creek (28.0303) August 1 - August 31 X
Hardy Creek (28.0303) August 1 - August 31 X
Little White Salmon River (29.0131) - Mouth to Hatchery July 16 - August 15 X X
Little White Salmon River (29.0131) - Hatchery to Cabbage Creek July 16 - January 31 X X
Little White Salmon River (29.0131) - Upstream of Cabbage Creek July 16 - January 31 X
North Fork Lewis River (27.0168) - Merwin Dam to Lower Falls July 16 - August 15 X X
Canyon Creek (27.0442) July 16 - February 28 X
North Fork Lewis River (27.0168) - Upstream of Lower Falls July 16 - February 28 X X
Washougal River (28.0159) - Mouth to Stebbins Creek August 1 - August 31 X X
Washougal River (28.0159) - Upstream of Stebbins Creek August 1 - August 31 X
White Salmon River (29.0160) - Mouth to Cascade Creek July 16 - August 15 X X
White Salmon River (29.0160) - Upstream of Cascade Creek July 16 - August 15 X
Wind River (29.0023) August 1 - August 15 X X
Woodward Creek (28.0298) August 1 - August 31 X
Snohomish County July 16 - September 15 X
Lake Washington tributaries August 1 - August 15 X
Sauk River (04.0673) - Mouth to Forks August 1 - August 15 X X
Sauk River (04.0673) - Upstream of Forks August 1 - August 15 X
Suiattle River (04.0710) August 1 - August 15 X X
Snohomish River (07.0012) - Mouth to Highway 9 August 1 - October 31 X X
Snohomish River (07.0012) - Upstream of Highway 9 August 1 - August 15 X X
Pilchuck River (07.0125) - Mouth to City of Snohomish diversion dam August 1 - August 31 X X
Pilchuck River (07.0125) - City of Snohomish diversion dam to Boulder Creek August 1 - September 15 X X
Pilchuck River (07.0125) - Upstream of Boulder Creek August 1 - September 15 X
Skykomish River (07.0012) - Mouth to forks August 1 - August 15 X X
Deer Creek (05.0173) - Mouth to stream mile 0.5 August 1 - August 31 X
Deer Creek (05.0173) - Upstream of stream mile 0.5 August 1 - February 28 X
North Fork Skykomish River (07.0982) - Mouth to Bear Creek Falls August 1 - August 31 X X
North Fork Skykomish River (07.0982) - Bear Creek Falls to Deer Falls August 1 - August 31 X X
North Fork Skykomish River (07.0982) - Deer Falls to West Cady Creek August 1 - February 28 X X
North Fork Skykomish River (07.0982) - Upstream of West Cady Creek August 1 - February 28 X
Howard Creek (07.1042) July 16 - February 28 X
Silver Creek (07.1053) - Mouth to Lake Gulch August 1 - August 31 X
Silver Creek (07.1053) - Upstream of Lake Gulch August 1 - February 28 X
Troublesome Creek (07.1085) August 1 - February 28 X
West Fork Troublesome Creek (07.1092) August 1 - August 31 X
South Fork Skykomish River (07.0012) - Mouth to Sunset Falls August 1 - August 15 X X
Beckler River (07.1413) - Mouth to Boulder Creek August 1 - August 15 X X
Beckler River (07.1413) - Upstream of Boulder Creek July 16 - February 28 X
Rapid River (07.1461) - Mouth to Meadow Creek August 1 - August 31 X X
Rapid River (07.1461) - Upstream of Meadow Creek August 1 - February 28 X X
Sultan River (07.0881) - Mouth to Diversion Dam at river mile 9.4 August 1 - August 15 X X
Sultan River (07.0881) - Diversion Dam to Elk Creek July 16 - February 28 X X
Sultan River (07.0881) - Upstream of Elk Creek July 16 - February 28 X
Wallace River (07.0940) - Mouth to Wallace Falls August 1 - August 31 X X
Wallace River (07.0940) - Upstream of Wallace Falls August 1 - February 28 X
Olney Creek (07.0946) - Mouth to Olney Falls August 1 - August 31 X
Olney Creek (07.0946) - Upstream of Olney Falls August 1 - February 28 X
Snoqualmie River Mouth to Falls (07.0219) August 1 - August 15 X X
All other Snohomish River tributaries August 1 - August 31 X
Stillaguamish River (05.0001) - Mouth to forks August 1 - August 31 X X
North Fork Stillaguamish River (05.0135) - Mouth to Squire Creek August 1 - August 15 X X
North Fork Stillaguamish River (05.0135) - Squire Creek to Cascade Creek August 1 - August 15 X
North Fork Stillaguamish River (05.0135) - Upstream of Cascade Creek July 16 - February 28 X
South Fork Stillaguamish River (05.0001) - Mouth to Deer Creek August 1 - August 15 X X
South Fork Stillaguamish River (05.0001) - Upstream of Deer Creek August 1 - August 15 X
Spokane County June 16 - August 31 X
Latah Creek (56.0003) June 16 - August 31 X
Little Spokane River (55.0600) - Mouth to Deer Creek June 16 - August 31 X X
Little Spokane River (55.0600) - Upstream of Deer Creek June 16 - August 31 X
Spokane River (57.0001) June 16 - August 31 X X
Stevens County July 16 - August 31 X
Columbia River See below
Big Sheep Creek (61.0150) July 16 - August 15 X
Colville River (59.0002) - Mouth to the Falls July 16 - September 30 X X
Colville River (59.0002) - Upstream of the Falls July 16 - September 30 X X
Deep Creek (61.0195) July 16 - August 15 X
Onion Creek (61.0098) July 16 - August 15 X
Sheep Creek (59.0861) July 16 - September 30 X
Lake Roosevelt tributaries from the mouth of the Spokane River to mouth of the Colville River July 16 - February 28 X
Lake Roosevelt tributaries from the mouth of the Colville River north to the B.C. Border July 16 - February 28 X
Tributaries of Little Spokane River (55.0600) June 16 - August 31 X
Calispel Creek (62.0628) August 1 - August 31 X
Other tributaries to the Pend Oreille River in Stevens County July 1 - August 31 X
Thurston County July 16 - September 15 X
Cedar Creek (23.0570) August 1 - September 30 X
Chehalis River (22.0190/23.0190) - Upstream of Porter Creek August 1 - August 15 X X
Skookumchuck River (23.0761) - Mouth to Skookumchuck Reservoir August 1 - August 31 X X
Skookumchuck River (23.0761) - Upstream of Skookumchuck Reservoir August 1 - August 31 X
Deschutes River (13.0028) - Mouth to Deschutes Falls July 16 - August 31 X X
Deschutes River (13.0028) - Upstream of Deschutes Falls July 16 - August 31 X
Ellis Creek (13.0022) May 16 - September 30 X
Little Deschutes River (13.0110) July 16 - February 28 X
McLane Creek (13.0138) August 1 - October 31 X
Percival Creek (13.0029) July 16 - August 31 X
Nisqually River (11.0008) July 16 - August 31 X X
Tributaries of Nisqually River (11.0008) July 16 - August 31 X
Porter Creek (23.0543) August 1 - September 30 X
Schneider Creek (14.0009) August 1 - October 31 X
Waddell Creek (23.0677) August 1 - September 30 X
Woodard Creek (13.0012) July 16 - August 31 X
Woodland Creek (13.0006) July 16 - September 30 X
Wahkiakum County July 16 - September 15 X
Columbia River See below
Abernathy Creek (25.0297) July 16 - September 15 X
Deep River (25.0011) July 16 - September 15 X X
Elochoman River (25.0236) July 16 - September 15 X X
Grays River (25.0093) July 16 - September 15 X X
Mill Creek (25.0284) July 16 - September 15 X
Naselle River (24.0543) July 16 - September 15 X X
Skamokowa Creek (25.0194) July 16 - September 15 X
Walla Walla County July 16 - September 30 X
Walla Walla River (32.0008) - Mouth to Oregon state line July 16 - September 15 X X
Mill Creek (32.1436) - Mouth to Oregon state line August 1 - August 15 X
Touchet River (32.0097) - Mouth to Forks August 1 - August 15 X X
North Fork Touchet/Wolf Fork (32.0761) Submit Application
South Fork Touchet (32.0708) Submit Application
Whatcom County July 16 - August 15 X
Damfino Creek (00.0032) July 16 - August 31 X
Nooksack River (01.0120) July 16 - August 15 X X
Cascade Creek (02.0057) - Mouth to FR 37 Submit Application
Cascade Creek (02.0057) - Upstream of FR 37 July 16 - February 28 X
Middle Fork Nooksack River (01.0339) - Mouth to City of Bellingham Diversion Dam July 16 - August 15 X X
Middle Fork Nooksack River (01.0339) - Upstream of City of Bellingham Diversion Dam Submit Application
North Fork Nooksack River (01.0120) - Mouth to Nooksack Falls July 16 - August 15 X X
North Fork Nooksack River (01.0120) - Upstream of Nooksack Falls Submit Application
Barometer Creek (01.0513) July 16 - February 28 X
Ruth Creek (01.0531) July 16 - February 28 X
Swamp Creek (01.0518) July 16 - February 28 X
Wells Creek (02.0057) Submit Application
Bar Creek (01.0500) July 16 - February 28 X
South Fork Nooksack (01.0246) - Mouth to Wanlick Creek August 1 - August 15 X X
South Fork Nooksack (01.0246) - Upstream of Wanlick Creek August 1 - August 15 X
Samish River (03.0005) July 16 - August 15 X
Skagit River (03.0176/04.0176) Submit Application
Baker River (04.0435) - Mouth to Baker Lake Dam (04.0435) Submit Application
Baker River (04.0435) - Baker Lake to national park boundary Submit Application
Boulder Creek (04.0499) July 16 - February 28 X
Park Creek (04.0506) - Mouth to fish passage barrier at river mile 1.6 Submit Application
Park Creek (04.0506) - Upstream of river mile 1.6 July 16 - February 28 X
Swift Creek (04.0509) - Mouth to Rainbow Creek Submit Application
Swift Creek (04.0509) - Upstream of Rainbow Creek July 16 - February 28 X
Ross Lake (03.0176/04.0176) tributaries Submit Application
Ruby Creek (04.2199) Submit Application
Canyon Creek (04.2458) - Mouth to Barron Creek Submit Application
Canyon Creek (04.2458) - Upstream of Barron Creek and tributaries October 1 - February 28 X
Barron Creek (04.2591) October 1 - February 28 X
Boulder Creek (04.2478) - Mouth to 300 feet upstream Submit Application
Boulder Creek (04.2478) - 300 feet upstream of mouth to headwaters October 1 - February 28 X
Friday Creek (04.2549) - Mouth to 300 feet upstream Submit Application
Friday Creek (04.2549) - 300 feet upstream of mouth to headwaters October 1 - February 28 X
Holmes Creek (04.2473) - Mouth to 300 feet upstream Submit Application
Holmes Creek (04.2473) - 300 feet upstream of mouth to headwaters October 1 - February 28 X
Mill Creek (04.2504) - Mouth to 300 feet upstream Submit Application
Mill Creek (04.2504) - 300 feet upstream of mouth to headwaters October 1 - February 28 X
Nickol Creek (04.2476) - Mouth to 300 feet upstream Submit Application
Nickol Creek (04.2476) - 300 feet upstream of mouth to headwaters October 1 - February 28 X
North Fork Canyon Creek (04.2583) - Mouth to Elk Creek Submit Application
Cascade Creek (05.2584) October 1 - February 28 X
North Fork Canyon Creek (04.2583) - Upstream of Elk Creek October 1 - February 28 X
Slate Creek (04.2557) - Mouth to falls at River Mile 0.6 Submit Application
Slate Creek (04.2557) - Upstream of falls at River Mile 0.6 October 1 - February 28 X
Granite Creek (04.2313) - Mouth to East Creek Submit Application
Granite Creek (04.2313) - Upstream of East Creek and tributaries October 1 - February 28 X
Saar Creek (00.0003) August 1 - September 30 X
Silesia Creek (00.0042) - Canadian Border to Middle Fork July 16 - August 15 X
Silesia Creek (00.0042) - Middle Fork to national park boundary July 16 - February 28 X
Rapid Creek (00.0048) July 16 - February 28 X
West Fork Silesia Creek (00.0044) July 16 - February 28 X
Winchester Creek (00.0045) July 16 - February 28 X
Whitman County July 16 - December 15 X
Snake River (35.0002) See below
Alkali Flats Creek (35.0570) July 16 - December 15 X
Almota Creek (35.1017) July 16 - December 15 X
Little Almota Creek (35.1018) July 16 - December 15 X
Palouse River (34.0003) - Mouth to Palouse Falls July 16 - September 30 X X
Palouse River (34.0003) - Upstream of Palouse Falls July 16 - February 28 X X
Penewawa Creek (35.0916) July 16 - December 15 X
Wawawi Canyon Creek (35.1165) July 16 - December 15 X
Yakima County June 1 - September 15 X
Glade Creek (31.0851) August 1 - September 30 X
Klickitat River (30.0002) Submit Application
Yakima River (37.0002/38.0002/39.0002) - Mouth to Roza Dam June 1 - September 15 X X
Ahtanum Creek (37.1382) June 16 - September 30 X
North Fork Ahtanum Creek (37.1382) Submit Application
South Fork Ahtanum Creek (37.1382) Submit Application
Naches River (38.0003) - Mouth to Tieton River July 1 - October 15 X X
Naches River (38.0003) - Upstream of mouth of Tieton River to Bumping River July 1 - August 15 X X
Bumping River (38.0998) July 16 - August 15 X X
American River (38.1000) Submit Application
Gold Creek (38.MISC) July 16 - February 28 X
Kettle Creek (38.1033) Submit Application
Miner Creek (38.1027) July 16 - February 28 X
Morse Creek (38.1072) - Mouth to SR410 Crossing August 1 - August 15 X
Morse Creek (38.1072) - Upstream of SR410 Crossing August 1 - February 28 X
Rock Creek (38.MISC) July 16 - February 28 X
Timber Creek (38.1062) August 1 - August 15 X
Union Creek (38.1045) - Upstream of 500' above falls August 1 - February 28 X
Union Creek (38.1045) - Mouth to 500' above falls Submit Application
Other American River tributaries not listed August 1 - February 28 X
Deep Creek (38.MISC) Submit Application
Copper Creek (38.MISC) August 1 - August 15 X
Cowiche Creek (38.0005) - Mouth to South Fork Cowiche Creek July 1 - September 30 X
North Fork Cowiche Creek (38.0008) July 1 - February 28 X
South Fork Cowiche Creek (38.0031) - Mouth to Reynolds Creek July 1 - September 30 X
South Fork Cowiche Creek (38.0031) - Upstream of Reynolds Creek July 16 - October 31 X
Granite Creek (38.MISC) August 1 - August 15 X
Little Naches River (38.0852) - Mouth to Matthews Creek July 16 - August 15 X X
Little Naches River (38.0852) - Upstream of Matthews Creek July 16 - August 15 X
Crow Creek (38.0858) July 16 - August 15 X
Nile Creek (38.0692) July 16 - October 15 X
Rattlesnake Creek (38.0518) July 16 - August 15 X
Tieton River (38.0166) - Mouth to Rimrock Dam July 1 - August 31 X X
North Fork Tieton River (38.0291) - Below Clear Lake Dam Submit Application
North Fork Tieton River (38.0291) - Upstream of Clear Lake July 1 - August 15 X
Clear Creek (38.0317) July 16 - February 28 X
South Fork Tieton River (38.0374) - Below South Fork Falls Submit Application
South Fork Tieton River (38.0374) - Upstream of South Fork Falls July 16 - February 28 X
Indian Creek (38.0302) Submit Application
Tributaries of Tieton River below Rimrock Dam July 16 - February 28 X
Umtanum Creek (39.0553) July 16 - September 30 X
Wenas Creek (39.0032) July 16 - October 15 X
Other Yakima River tributaries July 16 - August 31 X
Columbia River
Mouth to the I-205 Bridge August 1 - March 31 X X
I-205 Bridge to Bonneville Dam July 16 - September 15 X X
Bonneville Dam to Snake River July 16 - February 28 X X
Snake River to Priest Rapids Dam July 16 - September 30 X X
Priest Rapids Dam to Mouth of Crab Creek July 16 - February 28 X X
Mouth of Crab Creek to Wanapum Dam July 16 - September 30 X X
Wanapum Dam to the SR 285 bridge in South Wenatchee July 16 - February 28 X X
SR 285 bridge in South Wenatchee to the SR 2 bridge July 16 - September 30 X X
SR 2 bridge to one mile downstream of the Chelan River July 16 - February 28 X X
From one mile downstream of the Chelan River to the SR 97 bridge July 16 - September 30 X X
From SR 97 bridge to Chief Joseph Dam July 16 - February 28 X X
Chief Joseph Dam to Grand Coulee Dam June 16 - March 31 X X
Grand Coulee Dam to Canadian border Submit Application
All Columbia River tributaries See county listings
Snake River X
Mouth to Ice Harbor Dam July 16 - September 30 X X
Ice Harbor Dam to Mouth of Clearwater River July 16 - March 31 X X
Mouth of Clearwater River to State Line August 1 - August 31 X X
All Snake River tributaries See county listings
Lakes Submit Application
Salt water Submit Application
All waters within Indian tribal reservation, national park, state park, or wilderness boundaries Submit Application

[Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080, 75.20.100 and 75.20.330. 99-01-088 (Order 98-252), 220-110-206, filed 12/16/98, effective 1/16/99.]

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