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PDFWAC 173-180-045

Threat of a spill.

(1) Ecology may determine that immediate action is necessary to suspend or delay transfer operations from a facility if there is a condition posing a substantial threat of discharge of oil on or over waters of the state, or harm to public health and safety, or both.
(2) Ecology may coordinate with the United States Coast Guard to:
(a) Issue an administrative order that may require immediate suspension of oil transfers;
(b) Specify each condition requiring immediate action to eliminate the condition; and
(c) Notify the persons in charge (PICs) that oil transfers may resume once ecology is satisfied the threat is no longer substantial.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 88.46.160, 88.46.165, 90.56.005, 90.56.050, 90.56.200, 90.56.220, 90.56.230, and chapter 90.56 RCW. WSR 23-12-077 (Order 21-03), § 173-180-045, filed 6/6/23, effective 7/7/23. Statutory Authority: RCW 88.46.160, 88.46.165, and chapter 90.56 RCW. WSR 06-20-034 (Order 06-02), § 173-180-045, filed 9/25/06, effective 10/26/06.]
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