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28 Pa. Code § 17.92. Minimum program activities.

§ 17.92. Minimum program activities.

 The following shall be considered minimum activities of the shellfish sanitation program:

   (1)  Inspections. Each shellfish permittee shall be inspected at least once each 6-month period. Regular inspections of such facilities shall be made as often as is necessary to maintain satisfactory compliance with established rules, regulations and standards.

   (2)  Laboratory services. Adequate laboratory services must be available to make any analytical determinations deemed necessary, particularly for standard plate count and coliform analysis. The laboratory used must be acceptable to DER in terms of being rapidly available and capable of performing microbiological analyses to identify the genera of the microorganisms important to shellfish sanitation and qualitative analysis for chemical contaminants and adulterants.

   (3)  Rules and regulations. The provisions of 7 Pa. Code Chapter 49 (relating to shellfish) shall apply. Local health departments shall adopt and enforce that chapter or may, at their discretion and in accordance with applicable laws, adopt ordinances or regulations which are at least as stringent as and are consistent in intent and purpose with that chapter.

   (4)  Meetings. Local health departments are required to attend periodic meetings with DER for the purpose of program planning, development, reporting, evaluation, and coordination to provide an orderly, efficient delivery of this environmental health program on a Statewide basis.

Cross References

   This section cited in 28 Pa. Code §  17.3 (relating to meetings).

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