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Comment Period

Great Northwest Railroad

Oil Spill Contingency Plan

March 3, 2023 - April 3, 2023, 11:59 p.m.

We invite interested members of the public, local, and tribal governments to review and comment on the contingency plan for railroads.

The following plan is now available for review:

The Washington Administrative Code (WAC 173-186) requires railroads transporting oil to have a state-approved oil spill contingency plan that ensures their ability to respond to major oil spills. Washington limits the requirements of railroads transporting oil in bulk that is not crude oil in an amount less than 49 tank car loads per year. These railroads must submit only a basic contingency plan.

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Max Gordon
Dept. of Ecology, Spills Program
PO Box 47600
Olympia, WA 98504-7600
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Max Gordon
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