WHEREAS, on April 30, 1980, I issued Executive Order, EO 80-05, prohibiting any person or persons, subject to certain exceptions, from entering and/or occupying at any time the areas described by that Executive Order, and informally known as RED ZONE;
WHEREAS, major eruptions, earthquakes and ashfall from Mt. St. Helens have occurred throughout large portions of the state causing destruction of life, health and property.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, DIXY LEE RAY, Governor of the State of Washington, do by the virtue of the power vested in me pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington (hereinafter RCW) 43.06.010 (12), 43.06.210 amend Executive Order 80-05 and order pursuant to 43.06.010 (12), 43.06.210, and 43.06.220 (2), (8) and (9) that no person or persons shall enter and/or occupy at any time and by any means the areas which shall be designated the EXTENDED RED ZONE and which shall be described within the following boundary:
FROM THE CENTER OF MT. ST. HELENS EXTENDING TO A RADIUS OF 20 MILES SURROUNDING MT. ST. HELENS.
The following shall be exempted from this order for the RED ZONE, as described above, subject to the limitations stated in the paragraphs below:
1) Administrative personnel of Federal, state, County and local government agencies
2) Scientific research personnel
3) Federal, state, county, and local law enforcement personnel
4) Search and rescue personnel on official search and rescue missions
5) Individual(s) who own and/or control land within the RED ZONE
6) Individuals who must conduct business within the RED ZONE
7) News Media Personnel
8) Individuals not included in 1) through 7) above provided they obtain a special permit subject to the conditions outlined in a) through d) below.
It is also ordered pursuant to RCW 38.52.050 (3) and (f) that I delegate to the Washington State Director of Emergency Services or his designee(s) the authority to:
a) Establish the form of personal identification to be presented in order to obtain entry permits for those not exempted under 1) through 7) above;
b) The purpose and destination of such persons desiring entry to the RED ZONE:
c) Time limitations for entry and/or occupation of RED ZONE;
d) Their method and manner of entry.
Each individual and/or each personnel given permission to enter the RED ZONE other than those exempted under 10 through 7) above, shall obtain a special identification permit allowing entry from the Washington State Director of Emergency Services or his designee(s)
This entry permit must be carried upon the person of the individual and/or personnel at all times.
Prior to entry into the RED ZONE each such individual and/or personnel shall be required to sign a "Waiver of Right" releasing and discharging the State of Washington, Clark, Lewis, Skamania and Cowlitz Counties, and all the political subdivisions with these counties for all liabilities that may occur while within the RED ZONE.
Any person willfully violating this order shall be guilty of gross misdemeanor pursuant to RCW 43.06.010 and 46.06.220 and a misdemeanor pursuant to RCW 38.52.05 (3)(a) and 38.52.150(2).
Every person convicted of a gross misdemeanor for violating this order shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for a maximum term of not more than one year, or a fine in an amount of not more than one thousand dollars or both pursuant to RCW 46.06.220, 9A.20.010(2) and 9A.20.020(2).
Every person convicted of a misdemeanor for violating this order shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for a maximum term of not more than ninety days or by a fine in an amount not more than five hundred dollars, or both pursuant to RCW 38.52.150(2) and 9A.20.020(3).
have hereunto set
my hand and caused the seal of the State of
Washington to be affixed at Olympia this
25th day of May A.D., Nineteen hundred and eighty.
Dixy Lee Ray
Secretary of State