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PDFWAC 220-640-110

Importation of live aquatic organismsRequired certification of "zebra/quagga mussel free."

(1) It is unlawful to import live aquatic organisms, including plants, for release into state waters from any state or Canadian province east of the Continental Divide without each importation being accompanied by a zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha)/Quagga mussel (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis)-free certificate issued by the department and signed by the supplier of the aquatic organisms.
(2) The original receiver in the state of Washington of the shipment of aquatic organisms is required to retain the zebra and quagga mussel-free certificate for two years.
(3) Secondary receivers, while in possession of live aquatic organisms, are required to retain invoices or other records showing who the original receiver was.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.090 and 77.04.130. WSR 18-06-006, § 220-640-110, filed 2/22/18, effective 3/25/18.]
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