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Safety Advisory Bulletin 09-01: Lessons Learned from Vessel Fueling Spills

Publication number Date Published
09-08-010March 2009
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Author(s) Mike Lynch
Description Washington State’s new oil transfer rules (Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 173-180 & 184) went into effect in stages between October 2006 and 2007. Since then, the Department of Ecology focused investigative work on oil spills occurring during regulated fuel oil transfers. Those subject to the oil transfer rules, as well as Washington’s 1994 safe bunkering (ship fueling) rules (WAC 317-40), received prevention recommendations from these investigations.
Included in the document are Ecology’s recommendations to help prevent oil spills during fuel transfers. Some relate to spill cause; others to oil transfer procedures. Some relate to regulations; others recommend best practices.
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