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Phase 2 Pipeline Updates

Oil Spill Contingency Plans

November 21, 2018 - December 21, 2018

The following updates are required for 173-182-515 WAC. This is the second phase in requirement for pipelines to provide a narrative description for a geographic information planning tool that supports the plan holder in mapping and tracking spilled oil, decision making, and enhancing the recovery and removal operations. We will use oil spill drills to test the tool as outlined in the plan.

The files you are reviewing are only excerpts of the information for this update. This is not a review of the whole plan. 

The following plan excerpts are now available for public review:

  • Trans Mountain Pipeline (Puget Sound)
  • BP NW (Olympic Pipeline)
  • Phillips 66 Yellowstone Pipeline
  • Tesoro Logistics NW Pipeline
  • Tidewater Pasco Pipeline
  • SeaPort Sound Terminal (Targa Sound Terminal)
  • US Oil McCord Pipeline

Ecology invites the public and local and tribal governments to review and comment on oil spill contingency plan updates. Washington Administrative Code (WAC) chapters 173-182 and 173-186 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. Plan holders are required to submit changes to Ecology and updates may require a 30 day public review of the updates (Chapter 173-182-142 WAC).

More information:

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Nhi Irwin
300 Desmond Dr. SE
Lacey, WA 98503
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Nhi Irwin
Plan Development & Review Supervisor

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