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WAC 296-17A-4812

Classification 4812.

4812-00 Farms: Finfish and shellfish hatcheries
Applies to:
Establishments engaged in hatchery operations for the raising of finfish or shellfish, or their eggs.
Work in this classification includes, but is not limited to:
• Spawning of larvae;
• Growing and testing algae (food for shellfish in larvae state);
• Seeding of shells in tanks;
• Loading of seeded shells for shipment or transportation to natural waters;
• Spawning finfish;
• Harvesting;
• Management of water flow temperature and exchange rate;
• Laboratory work when performed by employees of an employer subject to this classification.
Note: The term "harvest" includes the sale of seeded shells, larvae, fish eggs, and whole fish.
What activities are not included in this classification?
• Placement of seeded shells or larvae into natural waters;
• Harvesting of mature shellfish or the related processing of packaging of shellfish (report in classification 3304 or 4805 as applicable); and
• Contractors hired by farm to install, repair or build any hatchery equipment or structures (report in the classification applicable to the work being performed).
Special note: See classification 4805 for related information. The farm labor contractor provision is not applicable to classification 4812.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 15-02-060, § 296-17A-4812, filed 1/6/15, effective 7/1/15. WSR 07-01-014, recodified as § 296-17A-4812, filed 12/8/06, effective 12/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.16.100. WSR 06-12-075, § 296-17-64904, filed 6/6/06, effective 7/7/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-64904, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98; WSR 96-12-039, § 296-17-64904, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. WSR 89-24-051 (Order 89-22), § 296-17-64904, filed 12/1/89, effective 1/1/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), § 296-17-64904, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86.]
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