Washington state requires larger oil handling facilities, pipelines, commercial vessels, and railroads to have state-approved oil spill contingency plans. These plans describe the plan holder's ability to respond to oil spills.
A contingency plan outlines what is necessary to ensure a rapid, aggressive and well-coordinated response to an oil spill. A plan includes:
When a new plan is submitted to Ecology for review, it is made available for a 30-day public comment period. Subscribe to the Spills listserv to be notified when plans are available for public review.
Rules (WACs) and laws (RCWs) governing contingency planning:
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