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Comment Period

Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad

Oil Spill Contingency Plan

Jan. 20, 2023 - Feb. 20, 2023, 11:59 p.m.

Ecology invites interested members of the public, local, and tribal governments to review and comment on the 5-year updated contingency plan.

The following plan is now available for review:

Chapter 173-186 WAC requires railroads transporting oil to have a state-approved oil spill contingency plan that ensures their ability to respond to major oil spills. Short-line railroads that transport less than 49 tank car loads per year of non-crude oil in bulk are only required to submit a basic contingency plan. These Type C railroads must submit only a basic contingency plan.

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Darcy Bird
Washington Department of Ecology Spills Program
P.O. Box 47600
Olympia, WA 98504-7600
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Darcy Bird
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