Chapter 246-376 WAC

Last Update: 9/29/97

CAMPS

WAC Sections

246-376-001Legal authority of the state board of health.
246-376-010Definitions.
246-376-020Registration.
246-376-030Location or site.
246-376-040Supervision.
246-376-060Toilets and handwashing facilities.
246-376-070Showers and laundry facilities in resident camps.
246-376-090Sleeping and living quarters.
246-376-120General.
246-376-130Responsibility.
DISPOSITION OF SECTIONS FORMERLY CODIFIED IN THIS TITLE
246-376-050Water supply. [Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050. WSR 91-02-051 (Order 124B), recodified as § 246-376-050, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91; Order 140, § 248-72-040, filed 2/7/77; Regulation 72.040, effective 3/11/60.] Repealed by WSR 97-20-100, filed 9/29/97, effective 10/30/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050.
246-376-080Sewage and liquid waste disposal. [Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050. WSR 91-02-051 (Order 124B), recodified as § 246-376-080, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91; Order 140, § 248-72-070, filed 2/7/77; Regulation 72.070, effective 3/11/60.] Repealed by WSR 97-20-100, filed 9/29/97, effective 10/30/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050.
246-376-100Food handling. [Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050. WSR 92-02-019 (Order 225B), § 246-376-100, filed 12/23/91, effective 1/23/92; WSR 91-02-051 (Order 124B), recodified as § 246-376-100, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91; Order 140, § 248-72-090, filed 2/7/77; Regulation 72.090, effective 3/11/60.] Repealed by WSR 97-20-100, filed 9/29/97, effective 10/30/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050.
246-376-110Swimming pools, wading pools, and bathing beaches. [Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050. WSR 92-02-019 (Order 225B), § 246-376-110, filed 12/23/91, effective 1/23/92; WSR 91-02-051 (Order 124B), recodified as § 246-376-110, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91; Order 140, § 248-72-110, filed 2/7/77; Regulation 72.110, effective 3/11/60.] Repealed by WSR 97-20-100, filed 9/29/97, effective 10/30/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050.


246-376-001
Legal authority of the state board of health.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050. WSR 91-02-051 (Order 124B), recodified as § 246-376-001, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91; Order 140, § 248-72-999, filed 2/7/77.]



246-376-010
Definitions.

The following definitions shall apply in the interpretations and the enforcement of these rules and regulations.
(1) The term "camp" as used herein shall refer only to an established group camp which is established or maintained for recreation, education, vacation, or religious purposes for use by organized groups and wherein these activities are conducted on a closely supervised basis and wherein day to day living facilities, including food and lodging, are provided either free of charge or by payment of a fee.
(2) "Owner" shall mean any person or persons, organization, association, corporation, or agency of federal, state, county or municipal government, operating, maintaining or offering for use within the state of Washington any camp either free of charge or by payment of a fee.
(3) "Director" shall mean the person in charge of the camp program.
(4) "Existing camp" shall mean a camp which was established prior to the date of adoption of these rules and regulations.
(5) "New camp" shall mean a camp which is established after the date of adoption of these rules and regulations.
(6) "Health officer" shall mean the state director of health, or the city, county, or district health officer, as defined in RCW 70.05.010(2) or his or her authorized representatives.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050. WSR 91-02-051 (Order 124B), recodified as § 246-376-010, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91; Order 140, § 248-72-001, filed 2/7/77; Regulation 72.001, effective 3/11/60.]



246-376-020
Registration.

Every owner shall make an annual application to the health officer for the registration of his camp at least 30 days prior to the day it is to be opened for use.
Every application for registration made pursuant to these regulations shall be on a form to be supplied by the health officer and the applicant shall furnish all information required by the health officer.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050. WSR 91-02-051 (Order 124B), recodified as § 246-376-020, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91; Order 140, § 248-72-010, filed 2/7/77; Regulation 72.010, effective 3/11/60.]



246-376-030
Location or site.

(1) All camps shall be located on land that provides good natural drainage. The site shall not be subject to flooding or located adjacent to swamps or marshes which might have an adverse effect on the health of the occupants.
(2) No camp shall be so located as to endanger any public or private water supply or the health of the public or health of the occupants.
(3) Where corrals or stables exist, or where large animals are maintained in connection with any camp, the quarters for any animals shall be located so as not to create a nuisance or health hazard.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050. WSR 91-02-051 (Order 124B), recodified as § 246-376-030, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91; Order 140, § 248-72-020, filed 2/7/77; Regulation 72.020, effective 3/11/60.]



246-376-040
Supervision.

(1) All camps shall be under the supervision of an adult having mature judgment and ability to understand and apply state laws and regulations relating to operation and maintenance of the camp.
(2) The director, or a responsible person reporting to him, shall make or have made frequent inspections of the premises and sanitary equipment for the purpose of maintaining proper sanitation and compliance with these regulations.
(3) The director shall maintain all sanitary facilities, and other equipment of camps, in good repair and appearance.
(4) The supervision and equipment shall be sufficient to prevent littering of the premises with rubbish, garbage, or other wastes and to maintain general cleanliness. Fly-tight metal garbage containers shall be provided for the collection of garbage. These containers shall not be permitted to become foul smelling, unsightly, or breeding places for flies, and the contents shall be disposed of by incineration or some other method approved by the health officer.
(5) All toilet rooms, eating, sleeping and other living facilities shall be cleaned at least daily.
(6) The owner or director of every camp shall maintain the buildings and grounds free from flies, mosquitoes and other insects through the use of screens and/or approved sprays or other effective means.
All premises shall be kept free from rats, mice and other rodents.
(7) Where bedding is furnished it shall be kept clean and aired at least once a week. Where sheets and pillow cases are furnished they shall be freshly laundered at least for each new user.
Mattress covers to completely cover the mattress shall be provided and shall be freshly laundered at least for each new user.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050. WSR 91-02-051 (Order 124B), recodified as § 246-376-040, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91; Order 140, § 248-72-030, filed 2/7/77; Regulation 72.030, effective 3/11/60.]



246-376-060
Toilets and handwashing facilities.

(1) Every camp shall be provided with toilets, urinals and handwashing facilities conveniently located.
(2) Separate toilet facilities shall be provided for each sex and shall be so marked.
(3) Only water flushed toilets will be allowed unless specific exception is made by the health officer for the use of fly-tight sanitary privies.
(4) The minimum number of the above facilities to be provided shall be in accordance with the following schedules:
Girls' water closets -
First 100 girls - 1 for each 10 girls
Over 100 girls - 10 for first 100 girls plus
1 for each additional 20 girls
Boys' water closets -
First 100 boys - 1 for each 20 boys
Over 100 boys - 5 for first 100 boys plus
1 for each additional 40 boys
Boys' urinals -
First 100 boys - 1 for each 20 boys
Over 100 boys - 5 for first 100 boys plus
1 for each additional 40 boys
Lavatories -
First 100 users - 1 for each 12 users
Over 100 users - 8 for first 100 users plus
1 for each additional 20 users
(5) Toilet paper shall be provided in each water closet compartment or privy.
(6) All toilet rooms and privies shall be constructed of material permitting satisfactory cleaning and shall be well lighted and ventilated. All toilet fixtures shall be of easily cleanable, impervious material and in good repair.
(7) Toilet room floors shall be constructed of concrete or other water impervious material pitched to provide adequate drainage to a suitable located trapped floor drain; except that urinal stalls may be used in lieu of floor drains. If partitions are provided between flush bowls they shall be raised 12 inches from the floor and shall be so constructed as to be easily cleanable.
(8) Where users do not provide their own individual towel and soap, single-service paper or cloth towels and soap shall be provided at all lavatories. The use of common towels is prohibited.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050. WSR 91-02-051 (Order 124B), recodified as § 246-376-060, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91; Order 140, § 248-72-050, filed 2/7/77; Regulation 72.050, effective 3/11/60.]



246-376-070
Showers and laundry facilities in resident camps.

Adequate and conveniently located bathing facilities including hot and cold or tempered water shall be provided. Separate shower rooms shall be provided for each sex in the ratio of one shower head or tub for each 15 users based upon the maximum demand at any one period.
One laundry tray or wash tub should be provided for each 40 persons or major fraction thereof.
The floors of shower rooms shall be constructed of concrete or other easily cleanable, water impervious material graded to drain to a suitable trapped floor drain. They should be free from cracks or uneven surfaces that interfere with proper cleaning.
The shower rooms shall be well lighted and ventilated and have interior surfaces of light colored, washable material.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050. WSR 91-02-051 (Order 124B), recodified as § 246-376-070, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91; Order 140, § 248-72-060, filed 2/7/77; Regulation 72.060, effective 3/11/60.]



246-376-090
Sleeping and living quarters.

(1) All sleeping and living quarters shall be ventilated so as to be maintained free from objectionable odors. They shall be provided with adequate natural and artificial light. The floors, walls, and ceilings of sleeping rooms shall be of easily cleanable construction and shall be maintained in a clean, sanitary condition.
(2) The floors of all buildings which are not built on solid concrete or rat-proof foundations shall be raised at least 12 inches above the ground and the space underneath the floor kept free from trash, rubbish, or other material attractive to insects or rodents.
(3) No room used for sleeping purposes shall have less than 400 cubic feet of air space for each occupant.
(4) All cabin or dormitory type sleeping rooms shall contain a minimum floor space of 40 sq. ft. per occupant. Ventilation shall be provided to all bedrooms or dormitories equivalent to an outside opening of 2-1/2 sq. ft. per person.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050. WSR 91-02-051 (Order 124B), recodified as § 246-376-090, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91; Order 140, § 248-72-080, filed 2/7/77; Regulation 72.080, effective 3/11/60.]



246-376-120
General.

(1) Where no provision is made in these regulations to clearly apply to any condition or thing found to exist which may be a health hazard in a camp, the health officer may direct the owner as to the best means to adopt to secure proper sanitary conditions in said camp.
(2) Where a condition exists, which in the opinion of the health officer is a violation of these regulations or a menace to health, he may order the owner to close such camp until such time as the health officer may direct.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050. WSR 91-02-051 (Order 124B), recodified as § 246-376-120, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91; Order 140, § 248-72-120, filed 2/7/77; Regulation 72.120, effective 3/11/60.]



246-376-130
Responsibility.

The owner of a camp shall be responsible for full compliance with these rules and regulations.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050. WSR 91-02-051 (Order 124B), recodified as § 246-376-130, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91; Order 140, § 248-72-130, filed 2/7/77; Regulation 72.130, effective 3/11/60.]