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15-08-009March 2015
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Author(s) Lisa Copeland
Description The Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology), in collaboration with the Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) and the Washington Military Department’s Emergency Management Division (EMD) released a final version of the 2014 Marine and Rail Oil Transportation Study.

The team developed the study over a 9-month period. During that time several expert panels and stakeholder meetings were held, along with two public meetings. Comments were collected at all of the meetings as well as through Ecology’s oil movement Website. Over 1,000 comments were received in total.

Comments were collected through December 1, 2014, and used to inform the study. The following list presents a summary of the 15 most frequently received comments and the state’s response to each.
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Keywords oil by rail, oil spill risk, oil spill response plan, oil spill contingency plan, oil spill, oil spill prevention, oil spill response equipment, oil tanker

2014 Marine & Rail Oil Transportation Study

Focus on the Final 2014 Marine & Rail Oil Transportation Study