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WAC 246-205-001

Purpose and authority.

(1) This chapter is adopted to protect the public's health, safety, and welfare by establishing standards, procedures, and responsibilities for:
(a) The certification of contractors and their employees authorized to perform decontamination of illegal drug manufacturing or storage sites; and
(b) Regulating the occupancy and use of property where hazardous chemicals or chemical residues commonly associated with the manufacture of illegal drugs are or may be present.
(2) The statutory authority for the adoption of this chapter is chapter 64.44 RCW.
(a) Contractor certification rules are jointly adopted by the state board of health and the department of health; and
(b) Rules in this chapter pertaining to local health officers' responsibilities are adopted by the state board of health.
(3) This chapter does not apply to industrial sites where a person's manufacturing process uses a hazardous chemical when licensed or regulated by state or federal agencies.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 64.40.070 [64.44.070] and chapter 64.44 RCW. WSR 92-10-027 (Order 268B), § 246-205-001, filed 4/29/92, effective 5/30/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 64.44.060 and chapter 64.44 RCW. WSR 91-04-007 (Order 125SB), § 246-205-001, filed 1/24/91, effective 4/1/91.]
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