Chapter 173-182 WAC

Ecology plans to update Chapter 173-182 WAC, Oil Spill Contingency Plan rule. The rule requires large commercial vessels, oil handling facilities and pipelines to have detailed contingency plans and contracts for appropriate equipment and trained personnel to respond to spills that may occur. This rulemaking will:

  • Establish requirements for review and approval of Spill Management Teams including entities providing wildlife rehabilitation and recovery services.
  • Enhance requirements for readiness for spills of oils that, depending on their chemical properties, environmental factors (weathering), and method of discharge, may submerge or sink.
  • Update drill requirements to reflect legislative direction.
  • Update planning standards to align vessel and facility requirements and ensure best achievable protection is maintained in contingency plans.
  • Enhance planning standards for oiled wildlife response.
  • Make other edits to address inconsistent or unclear direction in the rule, or other administrative edits.

Rulemaking timeline

Timeline

Announcement phase (CR-101)

Filing date:
Jan. 2, 2019


Announcement documents

Rule development phase

January 2, 2019 – August 7, 2019

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