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Comment Period

Global Diving and Salvage

Primary Response Contractor Applications

May 16, 2023 - June 16, 2023, 5 p.m.

We invite you to review and comment on Primary Response Contractor (PRC) Applications.

The following complete PRC application is now available for review:


We invite the public and local governments, tribes, and any others, to review and comment on updated Primary Response Contractor (PRC) applications. WAC 173-182 requires oil-handling facilities, pipelines, railroads, and vessels to have a state-approved oil spill contingency plan that ensures their ability to respond to major oil spills. Primary response contractors (PRCs) are often used to help meet these requirements.

Primary response contractors are companies or cooperatives with equipment and trained personnel that respond to oil spills. We approve primary response contractors to allow them to be cited in industry oil plans. These contractors maintain caches of pre-staged equipment to support rapid, aggressive responses to oil spills. This equipment is routinely tested in oil-spill drills.

More information: List of approved PRCs in Washington


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Sonja Larson
Response Technology Specialist

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