Title of Policy: Sewage Disposal Guidelines for Vessels, Policy and Procedure #018.
Effective Date: New March 16, 1999.
Issuing Agency/Division: Department of Health (DOH), Environmental Health Programs, Office of Shellfish Programs.
Description: The policy specifies procedures for sewage disposal that commercial shellfish operations must follow when operating a vessel in a shellfish harvesting area. The policy is intended to clarify requirements of the National Shellfish Sanitation Program Model Ordinance (VIII.02.C.) adopted by reference in WAC 246-282-005 (1)(a). The policy specifies conditions when either a marine sanitation device, portable toilet, or other sewage receptacle must be carried on a vessel.
Contact: Judy Dowell, Commercial and Recreational Section Manager, Office of Shellfish Programs, P.O. Box 47824, Olympia, WA 98504-7824, phone (360) 236-3313, Internet e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.