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RCW 77.12.875

Prohibited aquatic animal species — Infested state waters.


     *** CHANGE IN 2014 *** (SEE 6040-S.SL) ***

(1) The commission may designate by rule state waters as infested if the director determines that these waters contain a prohibited aquatic animal species.

     (2) The commission, in consultation with the department of ecology, may designate state waters as infested if it is determined that these waters contain an invasive aquatic plant species.

     (3) The department shall work with the aquatic nuisance species committee and its member agencies to create educational materials informing the public of state waters that are infested with invasive species, and advise them of applicable rules and practices designed to reduce the spread of the invasive species infesting the waters.

[2002 c 281 § 5.]

Notes:

     Purpose -- 2002 c 281: See note following RCW 77.08.010.