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Small Business Economic Impact Statement (Revised) - Oil Spill Contingency Plan (Historical)

Publication number Date Published
12-08-015December 2012
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Author(s) Kasia Patora
Description The Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) is amending Washington Administrative Code (WAC) regulatory chapter 173-182 (Oil Spill Contingency Plans) to implement Chapter 122, 2011 Laws (E2SHB 1186). The rule amendments include changes to:
• Update state oil spill preparedness planning standards to incorporate best achievable protection and best available technology.
• Enhance the state’s current Vessels of Opportunity (VOO) system.
• Establish a volunteer coordination system.
• Require joint large-scale equipment deployment drills from tank vessels.
• Enhance the state-required notification process to include potential spill threats as well as actual spills.
• Change contingency plan requirements for nonprofit “umbrella” organizations to allow for a planning structure that supports approval of plans with a tiered approach.
• Update definitions.
• Make other changes related to Ecology’s contingency plan review and approval process.
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Keywords small business economic impact statement, oil spill, economic impact statement
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