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If You've Spilled

If you spill oil or hazardous substances to state waters, in addition to paying for cleanup costs and claims from third parties, Washington State may require you or your company to pay:

  1. A natural resource damage assessment.
  2. Reimbursement of the State’s expenses to respond, assess, and investigate the incident.
  3. A penalty for violation of the State’s law or rule.

A party responsible for a threat of a spill may still be required to reimburse the state for the cost of responding to the threat. For more information on each of these costs review the information provided in the links below.