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Tidewater Barge Lines/Tidewater Terminal Company

Primary Response Contractor Applications

Mar. 06, 2018 - Apr. 05, 2018

The following plan is now available for public review:
Tidewater Barge Lines/Tidewater Terminal Company

Tidewater Barge Lines/Tidewater Terminal Company has re-submitted its entire Primary Response Contractor (PRC) application for review and approval.

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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Sonja Larson
Dept. of Ecology, Spills Program
PO Box 47600
Olympia, WA 98504-7600
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Sonja Larson
Response Technology Lead

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