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    us
    Jul 2015
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    Washington : No New Rules this Year !

    Notice to Mineral Prospectors (apologies if this is a duplicate message):

    We are contacting you because of your interest in the outcome of WDFW’s proposed Hydraulic Code rules relating to suction dredge mining in Washington.

    WDFW is postponing adoption of proposed rules that would require suction dredgers to obtain a standard written HPA prior to suction dredging in Washington. This means that suction dredging can continue under the Gold and Fish Pamphlet until further notice.

    No changes to the Gold and Fish pamphlet have been made. Mineral prospecting and mining within water bodies identified in the Gold and Fish table as “Submit Application” are not authorized under the pamphlet - you must obtain a standard written HPA to work in those water bodies. Likewise, if you want to conduct mineral prospecting or mining activities at different times or locations, or with different equipment than allowed under the pamphlet, you must apply for a separate, standard, written HPA.

    We will keep you informed of the scheduled date for adoption by the Commission. We recognize that implementing new requirements during the summer and early fall mineral prospecting seasons would be disruptive to miners. Therefore, adopted rules wouldn’t be effective until after October 31, even if the Commission votes to adopt the proposed rule between now and then.

    We will send you additional information as it becomes available. If you do not wish to be contacted further, please respond to this email with a request to be removed from future mailings. For more information, please contact Randi Thurston at randi.thurston@dfw.wa.gov. Information will also be posted on the HPA Rule Making web page.

    Download a copy of the June 2018 version of the Gold and Fish pamphlet.

  2. #2
    Make America Great Again

    Apr 2013
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    that is good news, from what I hear it wasn't easy,
    thanks to the guys that have been working tirelessly on these issues.
    Clay Diggins and wildminer like this.
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    us
    Mar 2003
    Redding,Calif.
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    CONGRATULATIONS. Respect John

  4. #4
    us
    Feb 2015
    Moses Lake WA & Provo UT
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    Very nice.

  5. #5
    Make America Great Again

    Apr 2013
    Oregon
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    they sent out a message that it postponed so it wouldn't interfere with the 2019 season looks like all BS

    Hydraulic Code Rule Making 220-660 WAC
    2019 HPA Suction Dredge Rule Making

    Adoption Rescheduled for May 31, 2019
    https://wdfw.wa.gov/licenses/environ...hpa/rulemaking
    Last edited by winners58; May 22, 2019 at 07:54 AM.
    " A pessimist is an optimist with experience "

  6. #6
    us
    Oct 2014
    Aberdeen, WA
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    That is when the meeting is. Any rules accepted wouldn't take effect until after October 31st, 2019. It was supposed to be July 1st, 2019 when all the changes would occur and be in effect.
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    Make America Great Again

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    hope so, the page says they will decide the effective date at the time they are adopted.
    " A pessimist is an optimist with experience "

  8. #8
    us
    Oct 2014
    Aberdeen, WA
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    Quote Originally Posted by winners58 View Post
    hope so, the page says they will decide the effective date at the time they are adopted.
    My guess is...we're waiting to see how badly we're sued before we give a date of rules.

    ....i need to change my location no longer in Coos Bay...Washington now.
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  9. #9
    us
    Feb 2015
    Moses Lake WA & Provo UT
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    "Greetings!

    Today, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted new suction dredge HPA rules effective November 1, 2019. Beginning November 1, suction dredgers will be required to obtain a standard written HPA prior to suction dredging in Washington, submit annual activity reports to WDFW, and follow provisions to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. Application materials and instructions will be available later this summer.

    Suction dredging is allowed under the Gold and Fish Pamphlet until November 1, 2019. Follow this link to download a copy of the June 2018 version of the Gold and Fish pamphlet. An updated version of the pamphlet, removing references to suction dredging, will be available on the mineral prospecting web page later this summer for use beginning November 1.

    Additional information is available on the HPA Rule Making web page. For more information, please contact Randi Thurston at HPARules@dfw.wa.gov."
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