We define Best Achievable Protection (BAP) as training procedures, operational methods, and response technologies that are critical to successful oil spill responses. We review response tools and technologies and update our regulatory standards to ensure the maintenance of the highest standards of preparedness over time.
In Washington, we want to have the best achievable protection (BAP) for citizens and the environment. We achieve this by using the best achievable technology (BAT), which includes the use of equipment appropriate for the operating environment, trained personnel, and procedures that ensure the highest level of protection is required in regulated industry oil spill contingency plans.
We are required to update the oil spill contingency plan rules to ensure Washington achieves the highest standards of oil spill preparedness by requiring spill response technology, staffing levels, training procedures, and operational methods in oil spill contingency plans.
We coordinate and share research and development information related to oil spill preparedness and contingency planning efforts with facilities, vessels, railroads, and pipelines that are required to have oil spill contingency plans in Washington.