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Comment Period

NWFF Environmental

Primary Response Contractor Applications

May 14, 2018 - June 13, 2018

The following plan is available for public review:
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We invite the public and local governments, tribes, and any others, to review and comment on updated Primary Response Contractor (PRC) Applications. Washington Administration Code (WAC) 173-182 requires oil-handling facilities, pipelines, 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 a rapid, aggressive response to oil spills. This equipment is routinely tested in oil spill drills.

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Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your comments.  We will consider all comments, respond to comments, and complete the review no later than 30 days after the close of the public review period.
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Sonja Larson
Department of Ecology, Spills Program
PO Box 47600
Olympia, WA 98504-7600
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Sonja Larson
Response Technology Lead

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