Our requirements for prevention and preparedness result in rapid and aggressive responses to oil and hazardous material spills, minimizing environmental damages and threats to public health and safety. Reporting, planning, and prevention requirements vary among oil-handling industries and are identified below. Each requirement listed links to more detailed information.
State requirements for primary response contractors (PRCs)
We approve primary response contractors to allow them to be cited in industry oil plans. Our PRC webpage lists PRCs currently approved by the state, and details for those interested in applying to become a PRC.
State requirements for vessels
We have requirements and recommendations for vessels in Washington waters.