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PDFWAC 173-180-310

Transmission pipeline transfer requirements.

(1) For the purposes of this section:
(a) "Appropriate person" means a person designated by the facility as being competent and trained to implement a designated function.
(b) "Pipeline operator" means the operator of a transmission pipeline.
(2) General requirements. No person may conduct an oil transfer operation to or from a transmission pipeline unless the appropriate person and the pipeline operator have conducted pretransfer communications which identify:
(a) Type of oil;
(b) Transfer volume;
(c) Flow rates;
(d) Transfer startup or arrival time.
(3) Class 1 facilities which receive oil from a transmission pipeline must:
(a) Confirm that the proper manifold and valves are open and ready to receive product;
(b) Notify the transmission pipeline operator when a storage tank has less than one foot of oil above the inlet nozzle;
(c) Coordinate arrival time of oil with the pipeline operator;
(d) Confirm the available storage capacity for transfers to a facility;
(e) Ensure that only the designated tank(s) is (are) receiving oil;
(f) Ensure that proper transfer alignment of the pipeline, valves, manifolds and storage tanks have been made;
(g) Establish adequate communication in English between the facility and pipeline operator;
(h) For the purpose of scheduling inspections, ecology may require a twenty-four-hour notification to ecology in advance of any transfer of bulk oil by a facility operator. Ecology must request notification in writing when this procedure is required;
(i) Transfer operations must be supervised by an appropriate person;
(j) Each facility operator must ensure that the means of operating or requesting emergency shutdown is immediately available while oil is being transferred between the facility and the pipeline;
(k) If startup, shutdown, and/or emergency shutdown are controlled by the pipeline operator directly using instrumentation and control devices, the accuracy of these devices must be checked at least annually; and
(l) All transfer operations must be conducted in accordance with operations manuals approved under this chapter.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 88.46.160, 88.46.165, and chapter 90.56 RCW. WSR 06-20-034 (Order 06-02), ยง 173-180-310, filed 9/25/06, effective 10/26/06.]
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