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PDFWAC 173-180-210

Requirements for Class 4 facilities only.

(1) Response and recovery equipment. The owner or operator of each Class 4 facility must ensure that cleanup of at least a 25 gallon spill can occur by having response and recovery equipment maintained in a standby condition and available to the receiving vessel, including:
(a) Sufficient and appropriate boom of no less than 200 feet available in the standby position;
(b) Oil spill sorbent materials appropriate for use in water and on land;
(c) Nonsparking hand scoops, shovels, and buckets;
(d) Containers suitable for holding the recovered oil and oily water; and
(e) Protective clothing and other appropriate personal protective gear necessary to safely respond to oil spills.
(2) Trained personnel. The owner or operator of each facility must:
(a) Provide annual training for employees involved in an oil transfer operation that at a minimum includes:
(i) Dangers and safe practices regarding the petroleum products transferred at that location;
(ii) Safe and effective use and handling of response and recovery equipment; and
(iii) Spill notification procedures.
(b) Train all employees with oil transfer duties within 90 calendar days of the date of hire. No employee may be in charge of an oil transfer operation at the facility without proper training.
(c) Keep a record of oil transfer training at the facility and make the record available to ecology upon request pursuant to WAC 173-180-040.
(3) Spill notification information. The owner or operator of each facility must provide spill notification information on a wallet-sized card for each employee and posted at the dock for fueling customers. The notification information must include:
(a) Required notifications in RCW 90.56.280;
(b) A phone number for a spill response contractor; and
(c) If the facility is not always staffed, a 24-hour phone number where someone designated by the owner or operator of the facility can be reached to start the spill response. The contact phone number must be posted on the dock or transfer location in a location that is easy to see.
(4) The owner or operator of each facility must ensure all oil transfer equipment is properly inspected and maintained in accordance with WAC 173-180-205.
(5) Facilities that are transferring less than 3,000 gallons of oil in a single transaction, are exempt from advance notice requirements for oil transfer operations as described in RCW 88.46.165.
(6) Semiannual reporting. Facilities must report all bulk oil transfers conducted at the facility.
(a) The report must include types of oil transferred and total volume of transfers by oil type.
(b) The facility must submit the report to ecology each year by January 15th for the period July 1st through December 31st of the previous year, and by July 15th for the period January 1st through June 30th.
(c) The report must be submitted to ecology by email. Ecology will maintain electronic submittal instructions on the spill prevention, preparedness, and response program website.
[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), § 173-180-210, 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), § 173-180-210, filed 9/25/06, effective 10/26/06.]
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