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PDFWAC 173-180-475

Class 2 facility—Operations manual updates.

(1) The owner or operator must notify ecology in writing prior to any significant changes to the operations manual that could affect implementation of the operations manual.
(2) A significant change includes, but is not limited to:
(a) A change in the owner or operator of the facility;
(b) A change in the types of oil handled at the facility;
(c) A substantial change in the facility's oil-handling capacity;
(d) Noncompliance with the federal Oil Pollution Act of 1990;
(e) A substantial change in equipment in use by the facility, or other substantial changes to facility technology, operations, or personnel procedures based on requirements of amended or new rules adopted by ecology; and
(f) Any other changes that would require that the operations manual be modified.
(3) If the significant change will reduce the facility's ability to implement the operations manual, the operations manual holder must also provide a schedule for the return of the operations manual to full implementation capability.
(4) The facility may submit a facsimile to provide written notice for the purposes of this section.
(5) If ecology finds, as a result of the significant change, the operations manual no longer meets approval criteria, ecology may, at its discretion, place conditions on approval, or revoke approval. Ecology may also require the operations manual holder to amend its operations manual to incorporate the change.
(6) Within thirty calendar days of making a change to the operations manual, the facility owner or operator must distribute the amended page(s) of the operations manual to ecology and other operations manual holders.
(7) Ecology must review operations manuals every five years.
(a) Operations manuals must be submitted for reapproval unless the operations manual holder submits a letter requesting that ecology review the operations manual already in ecology's possession.
(b) The operations manual holder must submit the operations manual or such letter at least one hundred eighty calendar days in advance of the operations manual expiration date.
(8) Ecology may review an operations manual and require changes following any spill, inspection, or drill for which the operations manual holder is responsible.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 88.46.160, 88.46.165, and chapter 90.56 RCW. WSR 06-20-034 (Order 06-02), § 173-180-475, filed 9/25/06, effective 10/26/06.]
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