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Tribal Bait Harvest Site Certificate and Bait Harvest Permit

What is the Purpose of this Permit?
The Department of Health (DOH) Commercial Shellfish Licensing & Certification Program is responsible for certifying Washington state commercial shellfish operation sites that are commercially harvested. A variety of species are harvested commercially in Washington's Puget Sound and coastal regions, including oysters, clams, mussels, geoduck, and scallops. Since these species are filter feeders capable of concentrating chemicals, bacteria, viruses, or marine biotoxins, an ongoing evaluation of commercial shellfish growing areas, certified harvest sites, and licensed facilities is essential to protect the shellfish-consuming public.
Who Issues this Permit?
Department of Health
Where Can I Get the Application for this Permit?
The application which is called 'Application for Tribal Bait Harvest Site Certification and Bait Harvest Permit' is online and can be accessed at http://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/4400/332-082-hsc-bait-app.doc.
How Long Will it Take to Review my Application?
Within 14 days of receipt of complete application and all required fees
Permit Timeliness Results

Permit Timeliness data collection is in response to a State Auditor’s Performance Audit and RCW 43.42A. Each regulatory agency developed a plan to improve permit clarity, predictability, and timeliness. Each agency considers the customers experience to ensure permit assistance is simple to use, easy to access, and designed in a customer-friendly manner. Agencies report progress to the Governor’s Office for Regulatory Innovation and Assistance (ORIA). ORIA prepares and distributes reports, with participation from the State Auditor’s Office and Results Washington. See latest report here: https://www.oria.wa.gov/ORIA-2018-PermitTimelinessProgressReport.pdf.

All permits submitted for reporting were entered into this Regulatory Handbook. Here are the results of the performance data:

Estimated Time Required By the Agency to Process a Permit Application (Definition)
Average number of days from Receipt to Complete: 1
Maximum number of days from Receipt to Complete: 1

Estimated Time Required By the Agency to Issue a Permit Decision (Definition)
Average number of days from Complete Application to Decision: 34.3
Maximum number of days from Complete Application to Decision: 56

(Summary results based on 3 submittals in 2020)

Where can I get permitting assistance?
Helpdesk phone: (360) 236-3330; or (800) 525-0127 or TTY users dial 711
Statewide Contact:
Department of Health
Headquarters
Office of Environmental Health and Safety
243 Israel Rd SE
Tumwater WA 98501
PO Box 47824, Olympia, WA 98504-7824
Telephone: (360) 236-3330
Fax: (360) 236-2257
Website: http://www.doh.wa.gov/
* Permit information last updated 7/21/2015
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