Oil spill drills help response personnel understand the strengths and weaknesses of oil spill contingency plans, equipment, and procedures. Lessons learned from drills are used to improve contingency plans. Learn about designing and planning spill drills, the schedule cycle, and self-certification.
To successfully meet oil spill drill requirements in Washington you must:
To allow enough time for drill design and planning, the regulation requires:
- Deployment drills be scheduled 30 days in advance.
- Tabletop drills be scheduled 60 days in advance.
- Worst-case drills and out-of-state drills for vessel plan holders be scheduled 90 days in advance.
View the drill calendar and/or schedule a drill
Drill evaluation tools
Ecology evaluates deployment, tabletop, and worst-case oil spill drills. Evaluation tools include: