Contingency Plan Manual

Below is the table of contents for the contingency plan rule (chapter 173-182 WAC). Each section will have links to clarifying information, writing tips and other technical assistance. This webpage will be updated with information as they become available. If you have suggestions or comments, please contact Nhi Hoang at 360-407-7514.

TABLE OF CONTENTS (Chapter 173-182 WAC)

PART I: PURPOSE, AUTHORITY, APPLICABILITY AND DEFINITIONS
173-182-010 Purpose.
173-182-015 Applicability.
173-182-020 Authority.
173-182-030 Definitions.

PART II: COVERED VESSEL AND FACILITY OIL SPILL CONTINGENCY PLANS
Section A--General Planning, Information and Timing
173-182-110 Authority to submit contingency plan.
173-182-120 Submitting a contingency plan.
173-182-130 Phase in language.
173-182-140 Plan maintenance and reporting obligations.
173-182-145 Plan implementation procedures.
173-182-150 Post-spill review and documentation procedures.
Section B--Contingency Plan Format and Content
173-182-210 Contingency plan format requirements.
173-182-220 Binding agreement.
173-182-230 Contingency plan general content.
173-182-240 Field document.
173-182-250 Initial response actions.
173-182-260 Notification and call-out procedures.
173-182-270 Maintenance records for response equipment.
173-182-280 Spill management teams.
Section C--Planning Standards
173-182-310 Planning standards.
173-182-315 Planning standards for nondedicated work boats and operators.
173-182-320 Planning standards for aerial surveillance.
173-182-325 Planning standards for dispersants.
173-182-330 Planning standards for in situ burning.
173-182-335 Planning standards for storage.
173-182-345 Determining effectiveness of recovery systems.
173-182-348 Determining effective daily recovery capacity.
173-182-350 Documenting compliance with the planning standards.
173-182-355 Transfer sites for covered vessels at locations where transfers occur, and for facilities with a vessel terminal.
173-182-360 General planning standards for covered vessel transit locations for all of Puget Sound.
173-182-365 Transmission pipelines and pipeline tank farms.
173-182-370 San Juan County planning standard.
173-182-375 Padilla Bay planning standard.
173-182-380 Commencement Bay--Quartermaster Harbor planning standard.
173-182-385 Nisqually planning standard.
173-182-390 Dungeness planning standard.
173-182-395 Neah Bay staging area.
173-182-400 Copalis, Flattery Rocks and Quillayute Needles planning standard.
173-182-405 Grays Harbor planning standard.
173-182-410 Willapa planning standard.
173-182-415 Cathlamet staging area.
173-182-420 Vancouver planning standard.
173-182-430 Tri-cities planning standard.
173-182-450 Planning standards for the Washington coast.
Section D--Response and Protection Strategies for Sensitive Areas
173-182-510 Requirements for response and protection strategies.
173-182-520 Planning standards for shoreline cleanup.
173-182-530 Planning standards for ground water spills.
173-182-540 Planning standards for wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.
Section E--Plan Evaluation
173-182-610 Plan evaluation criteria.
173-182-620 Alternative method of evaluating planning standards.
173-182-630 Process for plan approval.

PART III: DRILL AND EQUIPMENT VERIFICATION PROGRAM
173-182-700 Drill participation, scheduling and evaluation.
173-182-710 Type and frequency of drills.
173-182-720 Evaluation criteria.
173-182-730 Other ways to get drill credit.
173-182-740 Drill requirement waivers.

PART IV: PRIMARY RESPONSE CONTRACTOR (PRC) STANDARDS
173-182-800 PRC application.
173-182-810 Submittal and review of contractor applications.
173-182-820 Significant changes require notification.

PART V: RECORDKEEPING AND COMPLIANCE INFORMATION
173-182-900 Recordkeeping.
173-182-910 Noncompliance.
173-182-920 Operation without plan.
173-182-930 Severability.