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Spills Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment & Restoration

Anyone responsible for spilling oil into state waters is liable for the injuries caused to publicly-owned natural resources. Ecology processes the damage assessments and sends the information to the Assistant Attorney General, who then sends a claim to the responsible party. The money collected from damage assessments is deposited in the Coastal Protection Fund, which is used to fund restoration projects.

Natural Resources Damages (NRDA)
Natural Resource Damage Assessments Overview
Credit for Oil Recovery Information and Form (PDF)
Focus On: Assessing Oil Spill Damages (PDF)
Focus On: Environmental Harm from Oil Spills - Impact of Oil on the Environment (PDF)
Focus On: Am I liable for Other State Costs? (PDF)
List of Damage Assessments processed by Ecology (sorted by sub-account) (.xls)
List of Damage Assessments processed by Ecology sorted by date (.xls)
RDA Rule (WAC 173-183) (PDF)
RDA Committee Meeting agenda and minutes
Coastal Protection Fund (CPF)/Restoration Projects
Coastal Protection Fund Steering Committee Meetings
Coastal Protection Fund and restoration overview
Restoration funding opportunities
List of CPF-Funded restoration projects (.xls)
List of Direct-Funded restoration projects (.xls)
Interactive map of restoration projects
Map of CPF sub-accounts/regional areas (PDF)

NRDA

Natural Resource Damage Assessment

CPF

Coastal Protection Fund

Restoration

NRDA Rule

Chapter 173-183 WAC

RDA Committee

Meetings take place on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

Publications

Guidance: Credit for Oil Recovery and Recovered Oil Data Form
Focus On: Assessing Oil Spill Damages
Focus On: Environmental Harm from Oil Spills - Impact of Oil on the Environment
Focus On: Am I liable for Other State Costs?

Contact Information

Alison Meyers
360-407-7114

Dale Davis
360-407-6972