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PDFWAC 173-201A-612

Table 612Use designations for marine waters.

(1) Table 612 lists uses for marine waters. Only the uses with the most stringent criteria are listed. The criteria notes in Table 612 take precedence over the criteria in WAC 173-201A-210 for the same parameter.
(2) All marine waters listed in Table 612 are protected for the miscellaneous uses of aesthetics, boating, commerce/navigation, and wildlife habitat.
(3) Table 612 is necessary to determine and fully comply with the requirements of this chapter. If you are viewing a paper copy of the rule from the office of the code reviser or are using their web site, Table 612 may be missing (it will instead say "place illustration here"). In this situation, you may view Table 612 at the department of ecology's web site at www.ecology.wa.gov, or request a paper copy of the rule with Table 612 from the department of ecology or the office of the code reviser.
Table 612
Use Designations for Marine Waters
Aquatic Life Use
Recreational Use
Harvest Use
Budd Inlet south of latitude 47°04'N (south of Priest Point Park).
Good
Primary Contact
Excludes Shellfish
Coastal waters: Pacific Ocean from Ilwaco to Cape Flattery.
Extraordinary
Primary Contact
All
Commencement Bay south and east of a line bearing 258° true from "Brown's Point" and north and west of a line bearing 225° true through the Hylebos waterway light.
Excellent
Primary Contact
All
Commencement Bay, inner, south and east of a line bearing 225° true through Hylebos waterway light except the city waterway south and east of south 11th Street.
Good
Primary Contact
Excludes Shellfish
Commencement Bay, city waterway south and east of south 11th Street.
Fair
Primary Contact
No Harvest Use Supported
Drayton Harbor, south of entrance.
Excellent
Primary Contact
All
Dyes and Sinclair inlets west of longitude 122°37'W.
Excellent
Primary Contact
All
Elliott Bay east of a line between Pier 91 and Duwamish Head.
Excellent
Primary Contact
All
Everett Harbor, inner, northeast of a line bearing 121° true from approximately 47°59'5"N and 122°13'44"W (southwest corner of the pier).
Good
Primary Contact
Excludes Shellfish
Grays Harbor west of longitude 123°59'W.
Excellent
Primary Contact
All
Grays Harbor east of longitude 123°59'W to longitude 123°45'45"W (Cosmopolis Chehalis River, river mile 3.1). Special condition - Dissolved oxygen shall exceed 5.0 mg/L.
Good
Primary Contact
Excludes Shellfish
Guemes Channel, Padilla, Samish and Bellingham bays east of longitude 122°39'W and north of latitude 48°27'20"N.
Excellent
Primary Contact
All
Hood Canal.
Extraordinary
Primary Contact
All
Mukilteo and all North Puget Sound west of longitude 122°39'W (Whidbey, Fidalgo, Guemes and Lummi islands and State Highway 20 Bridge at Deception Pass), except as otherwise noted.
Extraordinary
Primary Contact
All
Oakland Bay west of longitude 123°05'W (inner Shelton harbor).
Good
Primary Contact
Excludes Shellfish
Port Angeles south and west of a line bearing 152° true from buoy "2" at the tip of Ediz Hook.
Excellent
Primary Contact
All
Port Gamble south of latitude 47°51'20"N.
Excellent
Primary Contact
All
Port Townsend west of a line between Point Hudson and Kala Point.
Excellent
Primary Contact
All
Possession Sound, south of latitude 47°57'N.
Extraordinary
Primary Contact
All
Possession Sound, Port Susan, Saratoga Passage, and Skagit Bay east of Whidbey Island and State Highway 20 Bridge at Deception Pass between latitude 47°57'N (Mukilteo) and latitude 48°27'20"N (Similk Bay), except as otherwise noted.
Excellent
Primary Contact
All
Puget Sound through Admiralty Inlet and South Puget Sound, south and west to longitude 122°52'30"W (Brisco Point) and longitude 122°51'W (northern tip of Hartstene Island).
Extraordinary
Primary Contact
All
Sequim Bay southward of entrance.
Extraordinary
Primary Contact
All
South Puget Sound west of longitude 122°52'30"W (Brisco Point) and longitude 122°51'W (northern tip of Hartstene Island, except as otherwise noted).
Excellent
Primary Contact
All
Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Extraordinary
Primary Contact
All
Totten Inlet and Little Skookum Inlet, west of longitude 122°56'32"W (west side of Steamboat Island).
Extraordinary
Primary Contact
All
Willapa Bay seaward of a line bearing 70° true through Mailboat Slough light (Willapa River, river mile 1.8).
Excellent
Primary Contact
All
[Statutory Authority: RCW 90.48.035 and 40 C.F.R. 131.20. WSR 19-04-007 (Order 16-07), § 173-201A-612, filed 1/23/19, effective 2/23/19. Statutory Authority: Chapters 90.48 and 90.54 RCW. WSR 03-14-129 (Order 02-14), § 173-201A-612, filed 7/1/03, effective 8/1/03.]
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