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Rule Proposal Notice - Oil Spill Contingency Plan Rule Chapter 173-182 WAC (Historical)

Publication number Date Published
12-08-004August 2012
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Author(s) Sonja Larson
Description Ecology is proposing to amend the Oil Spill Contingency Planning rule (Chapter 173-182 WAC) to implement Chapter 122, 2011 Laws (E2SHB 1186). This rule making will:

•Update state oil spill preparedness planning standards to incorporate best achievable protection and best available technology.

•Improve the state’s current vessels of opportunity system.

•Establish a volunteer coordination system.

•Require joint large-scale equipment deployment drills from tank vessels.

•Improve the state-required notification process to include potential spill threats as well as actual spills.

•Change contingency plan requirements for nonprofit “umbrella” organizations.

•Update definitions.

•Make other changes related to oil spill contingency plans and Ecology’s contingency plan review and approval process.

We anticipate adoption of the rule amendment no sooner than December 23, 2012.
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Keywords response, prevention, marine waters, public meeting, rule, natural resources, Public Comment, comment period, rule proposal notice, spill, spill response, spills, public involvement, petroleum, pollution prevention, preparedness, oil, oil spill, oil spill prevention, oil spill response equipment, hazardous materials
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