WSR 08-13-067

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed June 13, 2008, 5:19 p.m. , effective July 14, 2008 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: This rule will increase fees for shellfish licensees by the fiscal growth factor of 5.53%. Shellfish license fees were last increased in 2001 by the fiscal growth factor for that year. This rule will also equitably assess the costs associated with commercial geoduck paralytic shellfish poison (PSP) testing. The cost assessment for PSP testing will follow the annual redistribution formula which is based on the number of tests done in the previous year.

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 08-09-081 on April 16, 2008.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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: June 13, 2008.

Mary C. Selecky

Secretary

OTS-1411.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-17-159, filed 8/21/07, effective 9/21/07)

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


Type of Operation Annual Fee
Harvester $((250))

263

Shellstock Shipper
0 - 49 Acres $((282))

297

50 or greater Acres $((452))

476

Scallop Shellstock Shipper $((282))

297

Shucker-Packer
Plants with floor space < 2000 sq. ft. $((514))

542

Plants with floor space 2000 sq. ft. to 5000 sq. ft. $((622))

656

Plants with floor space > 5000 sq. ft. $((1,147))

1,210


(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
Harvester 3 or more $259
Shellstock Shipper ≤ 2 $195
0 - 49 acres
Shellstock Shipper 3 or more $292
0 - 49 acres
Shellstock Shipper N/A $468
50 or greater acres
Shucker-Packer ≤ 2 $354
(plants < 2000 ft2)
Shucker-Packer 3 or more $533
(plants < 2000 ft2)
Shucker-Packer ≤ 2 $429
(plants 2000 - 5000 ft2)
Shucker-Packer 3 or more $644
(plants 2000 - 5000 ft2)
Shucker-Packer N/A $1,189
(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) $((13,201)) 12,094
Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe $((3,030))

4,682

Lower Elwah Klallam Tribe $((7,358))

2,991

Lummi Nation $((216))

390

Nisqually Indian Tribe $((3,463))

3,121

Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe $((4,978))

3,121

Puyallup Tribe of Indians $((5,194))

8,453

Skokomish Indian Tribe $((0))

260

Squaxin Island Tribe $((6,276))

4,151

Suquamish Tribe $((10,604))

13,665

Swinomish Tribe $((1,299))

390

Tulalip Tribe $((1,299))

4,552

Discovery Bay Shellfish $((1,082))

130


(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. 07-17-159, 246-282-990, filed 8/21/07, effective 9/21/07; 06-15-131, 246-282-990, filed 7/19/06, effective 8/19/06; 05-17-120, 246-282-990, filed 8/17/05, effective 9/17/05; 04-15-154, 246-282-990, filed 7/21/04, effective 8/21/04; 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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