Utah Admin. Code R657-60-7 - Wildlife Board Designations of Infested Waters

Current through Bulletin 2021-24, December 15, 2021

(1) The Wildlife Board may designate a geographic area, water body, facility, or water supply system as Infested with Dreissena mussels pursuant to Sections 23-27-102 and 23-27-401 without taking the proposal to or receiving recommendations from the regional advisory councils.
(2) The Wildlife Board may designate a particular water body, facility, or water supply system within the state as Infested with Dreissena mussels when sampling indicates the water body, facility, or water supply system meets the minimum criteria for an Infested Water as defined in this rule.
(3) The Wildlife Board may designate a particular water body, facility, or water supply system outside the state as Infested with Dreissena mussels when it has credible evidence suggesting the presence of a Dreissena mussel in that water body, facility, or water supply system.
(4) Where the number of Infested Waters in a particular area is numerous or growing, or where surveillance activities or infestation containment actions are deficient, the Wildlife Board may designate geographic areas as Infested with Dreissena mussels.
(5) The following water bodies and geographic areas are classified as infested:
(a) all coastal and inland waters in:
(i) California;
(ii) Nevada;
(iii) Arizona;
(iv) all states east of Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico;
(v) the provinces of Ontario and Quebec Canada; and
(vi) Mexico;
(b) Lake Powell and that portion of the:
(i) Colorado River within the boundaries of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area;
(ii) Escalante River between Lake Powell and the Coyote Creek confluence;
(iii) Dirty Devil River between Lake Powell and the Highway 95 bridge; and
(iv) San Juan River between Lake Powell and Clay Hills Crossing; and
(c) other waters established by the Wildlife Board and published on the DWR website.
(6) The Wildlife Board may remove an infested classification if:
(a) the division samples the affected water body for seven (7) consecutive years without a single sampling event producing evidence sufficient to satisfy the criteria for a 'suspected" classification, as defined in this rule; or
(b) the controlling entity eradicates all Dreissena mussels at the water body, facility, or water supply system through chemical or biological treatments, desiccation, or freezing, and the division verifies in writing that Dreissena mussels are no longer present.

Notes

Utah Admin. Code R657-60-7
Amended by Utah State Bulletin Number 2015-23, effective 11/10/2015 Amended by Utah State Bulletin Number 2017-7, effective 3/13/2017 Amended by Utah State Bulletin Number 2020-18, effective 9/8/2020

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