Ecology invites interested public, local and tribal governments, and any others, to review and comment on spill management team applications submitted to Ecology for approval.
Spill management teams are representatives and assigned personnel trained to integrate into an incident command system or unified command system and manage an oil spill.
An update to Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 173-182 became effective on January 18, 2020 and established a process for the review and approval of spill management teams. Oil handling facilities, pipelines, and vessels regulated under Chapter 173-182 WAC may contract with state-approved spill management teams to fulfill their oil spill contingency plan requirements.
Contract spill management teams are approved through an application process and spill management teams must be approved by the state in order to be cited in oil spill contingency plans. This 30 day public review and comment period is a part of the application process.
Find more information on spill management teams on our website. As spill management teams are approved, they will be listed on this website.