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Comment Period

Chapter 173-180 WAC, Facility Oil Handling Standards and Chapter 173-184 WAC, Vessel Oil Transfer Advance Notice and Containment Requirements

Proposed Rulemaking

Jan. 3, 2023 - March 5, 2023, 11:59 p.m.

We are holding a comment period on this rule proposal for Chapter 173-180 WAC and Chapter 173-184 WAC.

Comments are due Mar. 5, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. and can be submitted online, by mail, or at one of the public hearings. You can attend a public hearing by registering via the links below.

This rulemaking will amend Chapter 173-180 WAC, Facility Oil Handling Standards and Chapter 173-184 WAC, Vessel Oil Transfer Advance Notice and Containment Requirements. Chapter 173-180 WAC establishes oil-spill prevention and oil-transfer requirements for regulated oil-handling facilities. Chapter 173-184 WAC establishes oil-transfer requirements for vessels delivering oil in bulk on or over waters of the state.

Review related documents on the page for this rulemaking.

We write rules to implement and enforce state and federal environmental laws and rules. We follow a three-phase process for rulemaking:

  1. Announcement and development
  2. Proposal
  3. Adoption

For each phase of the process, we update the rulemaking web page and notify interested parties. We also file notice in the Washington State Register. To learn more about the rulemaking process, read the Frequently Asked Questions.

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Brittany Flittner
Dept. of Ecology, Spills Program
PO Box 47600
Olympia, WA 98504-7600
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Brittany Flittner
Rulemaking Lead
brittany.flittner@ecy.wa.gov
360-584-4490

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