STATE BOARD OF HEALTH
[Filed January 21, 1998, 11:58 a.m.]
Date of Adoption: December 10, 1997.
Purpose: Adopt federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seafood hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) regulations by reference into WAC 246-282-005.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 246-282-005.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 69.30.030.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 97-21-138 on October 22, 1997.
Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: Added language to clarify that the more stringent provision applies when inconsistencies exist in the regulations.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
January 16, 1998
S. I. Beck
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 96-18-096, filed 9/4/96, effective
WAC 246-282-005 Minimum performance standards. (1) Every person engaged in a shellfish operation shall comply with and shall be subject to:
(a) The "satisfactory compliance" standards of the 1995 revision of the National Shellfish Sanitation Program (NSSP) Manual of Operations Part I and II, published by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Food and Drug Administration. Copies can be obtained through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Shellfish Sanitation Branch, and the Washington state department of health, office of shellfish programs.
(b) The provisions of 21 CFR, Part 123 - Fish and Fishery Products, adopted December 18, 1995, by the United States Food and Drug Administration, regarding Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) plans. Copies can be obtained through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Office of Seafood, and the Washington state department of health, office of shellfish programs.
(c) All other provisions of this chapter.
(2) Where a "satisfactory compliance" provision or a provision of
21 CFR, Part 123, is inconsistent with a provision otherwise established
under this chapter or other state law or rule, the more stringent
provision, as determined by the department, shall apply.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 69.30.030. 96-18-096, 246-282-005, filed 9/4/96, effective 10/5/96; 94-23-026, 246-282-005, filed 11/8/94, effective 12/9/94.]