This policy establishes procedures to allow a licensed shellfish operation, or a person seeking a shellfish operation, to collect some of the water samples for the initial or continued classification of a shellfish growing area. This policy has been in effect for several years, but this revision expands to include "continued" classification, not just initial classifications of a shellfish growing area. This policy applies only to water samples collected for microbiological analyses of fecal coliform bacteria. Participation in sampling marine water is strictly voluntary.
For further information, please contact Bob Woolrich, Growing Area Manager, at (360) 236-3329 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.