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Spills Program


For information about the Washington State rule-making suspension, go to Ecology's Rule-Making Suspension Update page.

Spills Rules

Regulatory improvement at Ecology is about continually improving our regulatory standards and decision-making processes.

Current Rule Activity For More Information Related Links
Oil Spill Contingency Plan WAC 173-182 Oil Spill Contingency Plan Rulemaking Ecology Current Rule Making

Oil Spill Contingency Plan Emergency Rule

State Authority
Ch. 88.40 RCW Transport of petroleum products — Financial responsibility
Ch. 88.46 RCW Vessel oil spill prevention and response
Ch. 90.48 RCW Water pollution control
Ch. 90.56 RCW  Oil and hazardous substance spill prevention and response
Ch. 69.50 RCW Uniform controlled substance act

RCW 88.46.050, 88.46.160, 88.46.165, 90.56.220, 90.56.230, 90.56.300, 90.56.310


RCW 88.46.060-100, 88.46.120, 88.46.160, 90.48.080, 90.56.050-060, 90.56.210, 90.56.240, 90.56.270-280, 90.56.310-320


RCW 90.56.020, 90.56.350, 90.56.500, 69.50.511, 90.48.366, 90.48.367, 90.48.368

Index of Spill Related Rules
WAC 173-180 Facility Oil Handling Standards
WAC 173-182 Oil Spill Contingency Plan
WAC 173-183  Oil Spill Natural Resource Damage Assessment
WAC 173-184 Vessel Oil Transfer Advance Notice and Containment Requirements
WAC 317-05 Definitions
WAC 317-31 Accepted Industry Standards/Substantial Risk
WAC 317-40 Bunkering Operations
WAC 317-50 Financial Responsibility
Questions? Please contact Kim Morley 360-407-7040 or kmor461@ecy.wa.gov