Ecology invites interested public, local and tribal governments and all others to review and comment on contingency plan updates. This plan is under review for its 5-year update, per WAC 173-182. Also included in this plan submission are the 12-month phase-in requirements to Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 173-182 and 173-186. These rules require oil handling facilities, pipelines, vessels, and railroads to have a state-approved oil spill contingency plan that ensures their ability to respond to major oil spills. The plan below is currently undergoing a review by Ecology and may not meet all requirements of the rule update. Your comments, as well as Ecology’s review, will be considered before approving the contingency plan.
To see a list of approved contingency plans, visit our website.