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FOCUS: Assessing Oil Spill Damage

Publication number Date Published Date Revised
02-08-004March 2002September 2019
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Author(s) Spill Prevention, Preparedness, and Response Program
Description This Focus sheet describes the process used in Washington to determine natural resource damage from oil spills. It also describes the function of the Natural Resource Damage Assessment Committee during and after spills, and the factors the committee considers in determining the dollar value assessed for damages. It explains how money from damage assessments is deposited in the Coastal Protection Fund, and how the money can be spent. Relates to WAC 173-183.
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Keywords marine issues, natural resource damage assessment, NRDA, hazardous, money, Focus sheet, coastal, resource, assessment, spill, pollution control, oil spill
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