WSR 04-15-154

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed July 21, 2004, 10:48 a.m. , effective August 21, 2004 ]


Purpose: The proposed rule restructures a fee schedule, implemented August 16, 2002, pursuant to the 2002 Supplemental Operating Budget, section 220, chapter 371, Laws of 2002, that is assessed to commercial shellfish operations to pay for PSP testing of commercially harvested geoduck. The proposed rule realigns fee assessment in relationship to the number of geoduck PSP tests performed for each entity in 2002. Although the restructure will result in revenue neutral fees, the new schedule will increase some fees over I-601 limits while reducing others. Authority to exceed I-601 limits was approved by the legislature in the 2003-2005 budget cycle.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 246-282-990.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.70.250.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 04-11-096 [04-11-098] on May 19, 2004.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: July 19, 2004.

Bill White

for Mary C. Selecky

Secretary

OTS-7170.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 03-18-093, filed 9/2/03, effective 10/3/03)

WAC 246-282-990   Fees.   (1) Annual shellfish operation license fees are:


Type of Operation Annual Fee
Harvester $250.
Shellstock Shipper
0 - 49 Acres $282.
50 or greater Acres $452.
Scallop Shellstock Shipper $282
Shucker-Packer
Plants with floor space < 2000 sq. ft. $514.

Plants with floor space 2000 sq. ft. to 5000 sq. ft. $622.
Plants with floor space > 5000 sq. ft. $1,147.

(2) The fee for each export certificate is $10.30.

(3) Annual PSP testing fees for companies harvesting species other than geoduck intertidally (between the extremes of high and low tide) are as follows:

Fee Category
Type of Operation Number of Harvest Sites Fee
Harvester ≤ 2 $((173)) 133
Harvester 3 or more $((259)) 199
Shellstock Shipper ≤ 2 $((195)) 150
0 - 49 acres
Shellstock Shipper 3 or more $((292)) 225
0 - 49 acres
Shellstock Shipper N/A $((468)) 360
50 or greater acres
Shucker-Packer ≤ 2 $((354)) 273
(plants < 2000 ft2)
Shucker-Packer 3 or more $((533)) 410
(plants < 2000 ft2)
Shucker-Packer ≤ 2 $((429)) 330
(plants 2000-5000 ft2)
Shucker-Packer 3 or more $((644)) 496
(plants 2000-5000 ft2)
Shucker-Packer N/A $((1,189)) 916
(plants > 5000 ft2)

(a) The number of harvest sites will be the total number of harvest sites on the licensed company's harvest site certificate:

(i) At the time of first licensure; or

(ii) January 1 of each year for companies licensed as harvesters; or

(iii) July 1 of each year for companies licensed as shellstock shippers and shucker packers.

(b) Two or more contiguous parcels with a total acreage of one acre or less is considered one harvest site.

(4) Annual PSP testing fees for companies harvesting geoduck are as follows:


Harvester Fee
Department of natural resources (quota tracts harvested by DNR contract holders) $((9,987)) 6,393
Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe $((10,442)) 3,324
Lower Elwah Klallam Tribe $((1,249)) 1,449
Lummi Nation $((454)) 341
Nisqually Indian Tribe $((2,497)) 2,216
Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe $((5,675)) 3,324
Puyallup Tribe of Indians $((3,859)) 3,239
Skokomish Indian Tribe $((908)) 171
Squaxin Island Tribe $((4,994)) 2,898
Suquamish Tribe $((7,832)) 8,610
Swinomish Tribe $((568)) 256
Tulalip Tribe $((2,724)) 1,449
((Chelsea Farms LLC DBA Duc's, Inc. $227))
Discovery Bay Shellfish $171
Seattle Shellfish $((454)) 5,285
Taylor Shellfish Company, Inc. (Shelton) $((795)) 2,728
Washington Shell Fish, Inc. $((5,335)) 2,898

(5) PSP fees must be paid in full to department of health before a commercial shellfish license is issued or renewed.

(6) Refunds for PSP fees will be given only if the applicant withdraws a new or renewal license application prior to the effective date of the new or renewed license.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 03-18-093, 246-282-990, filed 9/2/03, effective 10/3/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250 and 34.70.250 [43.70.250]. 03-14-037, 246-282-990, filed 6/23/03, effective 7/24/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250 and the 2002 supplemental operating budget. 02-15-094, 246-282-990, filed 7/16/02, effective 8/16/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, 70.90.150, and 43.20B.250. 01-14-047, 246-282-990, filed 6/29/01, effective 7/30/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 69.30.030 and 43.20.030. 01-04-054, 246-282-990, filed 2/5/01, effective 3/8/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 00-02-016, 246-282-990, filed 12/27/99, effective 1/27/00; 99-12-022, 246-282-990, filed 5/24/99, effective 6/24/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20B.020 and 69.30.030. 98-12-068, 246-282-990, filed 6/1/98, effective 7/2/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.203.020 [43.20B.020]. 97-12-031, 246-282-990, filed 5/30/97, effective 6/30/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20B.020 and 69.30.030. 96-16-073, 246-282-990, filed 8/6/96, effective 10/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 93-17-096 (Order 389), 246-282-990, filed 8/17/93, effective 9/17/93; 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as 246-282-990, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20A.055. 85-12-029 (Order 2236), 440-44-065, filed 5/31/85; 84-13-006 (Order 2109), 440-44-065, filed 6/7/84; 83-15-021 (Order 1991), 440-44-065, filed 7/14/83. Statutory Authority: 1982 c 201. 82-13-011 (Order 1825), 440-44-065, filed 6/4/82.]

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