WSR 99-07-119

POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed March 24, 1999, 9:33 a.m. ]


NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF POLICY

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 jad0303@doh.wa.gov.

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