Regulations & Permits

We oversee many state and federal laws designed to protect Washington's land, air, and water. Rules and regulations that direct state agencies, local governments, businesses, and others on how to comply with relevant laws are compiled in the Washington Administrative Code. See our laws, rules, & rulemaking page for more information about our current rules and rulemaking.

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Regulations & Permits

We oversee many state and federal laws designed to protect Washington's land, air, and water. Rules and regulations that direct state agencies, local governments, businesses, and others on how to comply with relevant laws are compiled in the Washington Administrative Code. See our laws, rules, & rulemaking page for more information about our current rules and rulemaking.

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Spill response plans for Class 2 mobile facilities
We require Class 2 mobile oil-handling facilities in Washington to have a spill response plan.
Contingency planning for oil industry
Oil-handling operations must have contingency plans describing how they would respond to oil spills.
Geographic Response Plans (GRPs)
GRPs, a Northwest Area Contingency Plan tool, guide early, localized actions when oil spills happen.
Operations manual requirements
Operations manuals help prevent spills during the transfer, storage, and handling of oil.
Safe and effective threshold determination reports
Safe and effective reports establish conditions for protecting open water with oil containment boom.
Oil spill prevention plans for facilities
Oil spill prevention plans reduce the risk of oil spills at large refineries and marine terminals.
Oil spill drills
We require oil spill drills to test and improve industry contingency plans.
Advance notice of oil transfer
We require certain types of facilities and vessels to tell us in advance when they are transferring oil.
Emergency response towing vessel
The emergency response towing vessel (ERTV) helps prevent oil spills from ships and barges.
Spill prevention inspections for facilities
We inspect oil facilities to provide technical assistance and ensure rule compliance.
Oil transfers and transfer inspections
Our oil-transfer requirements help prevent spills during bulk-oil transfers.
Pre-booming, alternative measures, and equivalent compliance
Oil-transfer operations must include protective measures to contain potential spills.
Inspecting ships for substantial risks
We inspect ships operating in Washington waters and take further action if they pose a substantial risk.
Vessel emergency reporting
We require vessels to report spills — or threats of spills — within one hour.
Technical manuals for vessels
Requirements for technical manuals for vessels with contingency plans.
Vessel information
Oil spill regulations and recommendations for vessel masters, agents, and companies.
Marinas and Class 4 facilities
Spill prevention and preparedness requirements and recommendations for Class 4 marinas.
Advance Notice of Oil Transfer login
Use this tool to submit advance notice of transfer (ANT) by web-based form to satisfy both Ecology and United States Coast Guard (USCG) reporting requirements for the advance notice of oil transfer.
Oil spill drills calendar
Schedule a drill on the Northwest Area Committee Exercise Schedule calendar.
Spills Program publications
Documents on oil transportation and oil or hazardous materials spill prevention, preparedness, or response.
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