Class 1 Facilities
Class 1 Facilities are large, fixed shore-side facilities such as refineries, refueling terminals, and oil pipelines. This definition includes facilities that transfer to or from tank vessels and pipelines.
Class 1 oil handling facilities must prepare oil spill prevention plans. The plans describe each facility’s evaluation their oil handling equipment, maintenance, procedures and operator training to:
See WAC 173-180-600 for more information.
Oil transfer requirements refer to the procedures and equipment necessary for safe oil transfers.
The Operations Manual refers to the guidelines, procedures, and equipment references that facility personnel may need to use during normal operations and how to troubleshoot issues
when problems may occur. Here is an operations manual review guide for Class 1 & 2 Facilities.
Ecology inspects each Class 1 facility for compliance with their prevention plan, operations manual, training and certification program, and facility design standards. Inspections typically include records review for storage tank and transfer pipeline inspection and maintenance, and physical review of dock operations, boom maintenance and secondary containment for storage tanks.
The training and certification program refers to facility-developed criteria for proper training of personnel for safe facility operations. Refer to the Class 1 facility oil-handling training and certification guidance document for more information.
Each company is required to develop, maintain, and practice their contingency plan. Included in a contingency plan is a
planning standard spreadsheet. All plans are reviewed and approved by Ecology on a five-year cycle. See
WAC 173-182-350 for more information.
View an interactive map of
oil transfer facilities in Washington.
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