PDFWAC 220-370-080

Aquaculture facility inspection authorityGenerally.

Authorized department employees shall, at reasonable times and in a reasonable manner, have access to all finfish aquaculture facilities to conduct inspections for the prevention and suppression of aquaculture diseases, including, but not limited to, taking samples for detection of regulated finfish pathogens and other diseases. If the department is denied access, a court of competent jurisdiction may issue a search warrant authorizing access to the facility upon a showing that the facility is engaged in aquaculture production and that access has been denied.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-370-080, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.353 (1)(c) and (e), (2)(c) and (d), and 77.12.047 (1)(o). WSR 12-11-089 (Order 12-61), § 220-77-081, filed 5/18/12, effective 6/18/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 02-02-013 (Order 01-281), § 220-77-081, filed 12/21/01, effective 1/21/02.]