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2015 Vessel Traffic Risk Assessment (2015 VTRA) Final Report Summary

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17-08-007January 2017
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Author(s) Brian Kirk
Description (Strait of Juan de Fuca, Puget Sound, San Juan Islands and connecting waterways)

Ecology sponsored the 2015 VTRA, which provides updated information about the risks of oil spills from commercial vessel traffic currently operating on the Salish Sea. It also models potential impacts from planned future developments as well as potential benefits from a variety of spill prevention measures.

This focus sheet summarizes the assessment, which was conducted by principal investigators from George Washington University and Virginia Commonwealth University. A workgroup with representatives from government, tribal, industry, and environmental organizations provided input and guidance to Ecology and the principal investigators.
NOTES Focus sheet, 4 pages
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Keywords oil spill risk, vessel traffic, risk assessment, vessel, Salish Sea, San Juan Islands, Puget Sound, oil, risk mitigation
WEB PAGE Risk assessment webpage

2015 Vessel Traffic Risk Assessment Final Report