(1) An application for a special permit may be obtained by:
Washington State Department of Agriculture
Food Safety Program
P.O. Box 42560
Olympia, WA 98504-2560; or
Accessing web site http://agr.wa.gov.
(2) The department must receive the completed special permit application packet along with check or money order for the permit fee at least six weeks prior to the planned slaughter of poultry. In accordance with RCW 69.07.103
(4), the fee for the special permit is seventy-five dollars for one year, or one hundred twenty-five dollars for two years.
(3) The special permit application packet must include:
(a) A completed application form;
(b) A diagram of the slaughter/preparation site;
(c) A description of the processing steps or a process flow diagram;
(d) The proposed days or dates of slaughter for the current year;
(e) A description of the rinse water and offal disposal procedures; and
(f) Documentation verifying that the water used at the slaughter/preparation site complies with the requirements in WAC 16-170-155
. If the well, spring or other private water supply, the water must have a passing bacterial test conducted within sixty days of submitting the application to the department. A copy of the test results must be attached to the special permit application.
(4) Once WSDA receives the special permit application, the applicant will be contacted to schedule an on-site inspection. The inspection must occur before the special permit can be further processed or issued.
(5) Once received, the special permit must be prominently and conspicuously posted at the slaughter site so customers are able to see it.
(6) Slaughtering, preparing and selling poultry regulated by this chapter is prohibited prior to receipt of the special permit.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 69.07.103
, chapters 69.07
RCW, and 2009 c 114. WSR 09-16-035, § 16-170-035, filed 7/28/09, effective 8/28/09. Statutory Authority: 2003 c 397 and chapters 69.07
RCW. WSR 04-08-062, § 16-170-035, filed 4/5/04, effective 5/6/04.]