On June 10, 2021, the Department of Health held a public hearing on the proposed amendment to update the 2017 reference to the National Shellfish Sanitation Program (NSSP) Guide for the Control of Molluscan Shellfish in WAC 246-282-005, Minimum performance standards. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration adopted a 2019 version of the NSSP guide, leaving the Department of Health's current rule out of date. This adopted rule updates the reference to the current guide's publication. The rule is effective on July 29, 2021.
Adoption Notice and Final Rule Language, CR-103 (PDF)
Summary of Changes with 2019 NSSP Guide (PDF)
NSSP Guide for the Control of Molluscan Shellfish, 2019 (PDF)
Key Changes in the 2019 National Shellfish Sanitation Program Guide (PDF)
If you have any questions about the rule change, contact the Shellfish Program at 360-236-3330.