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PDFWAC 173-180-511

Class 2 facilityTraining requirements.

(1) Each Class 2 facility must develop, implement, and maintain oil transfer training and written materials, such as training manuals or checklists, for supervisory and operations personnel identified in subsection (4) of this section.
If the facility has an approved equivalent compliance plan, all personnel must be trained on this plan.
(2) The facility must design a training program, which will to the maximum extent practicable, promote job competency for oil transfer operations.
(3) Non-English speaking personnel subject to the facility's training requirements must be trained in a manner that allows comprehension by such personnel.
(4) The facility must identify, in writing, the specific position titles which the facility has identified to be subject to its oil transfer training requirements. In making this determination, the facility must evaluate the functions of facility personnel positions using the following definitions:
(a) "Operations" means direct involvement in the transfer, storage, handling, or monitoring of oil at a facility in a capacity that involves the risk of an oil spill to waters of the state. This functional group includes, but is not limited to, the person in charge (PIC), truck drivers and operators, and oil transfer monitors.
(b) "Supervisory" means direct involvement in supervising personnel engaged in the transfer, storage, handling, or monitoring of oil at a facility by implementing operations policies and procedures that involve the risk of an oil spill to waters of the state.
(5) The facility must identify, in writing, the specific initial classroom and/or on-the-job oil transfer training requirements for each position, including minimum hours that are appropriate for each position given the facility's training needs and human factor risks as defined in WAC 173-180-510 (5)(a).
(6) Operations and supervisory personnel training: Requirements for training of operations and supervisory personnel must focus on building personnel competency in operating procedures specific to the facility. Oil transfer training requirements must incorporate the following training topics at a minimum:
(a) Overview of all oil handling, transfer, and monitoring operations at the facility;
(b) Operating procedures and checklists specific to the trainee's job function;
(c) Awareness of preventative maintenance procedures;
(d) Awareness of oil spill impacts;
(e) Major components of the facility's operations manual;
(f) Major components of the facility's response plan;
(g) Safe use and handling of response equipment including, but not limited to, containment, personal protection, and recovery equipment;
(h) Decision making for abnormal operating events and emergencies, including emergency spill prevention and safe shutdown conditions, responsibilities, and procedures;
(i) Routine and emergency communication procedures;
(j) Overview of applicable oil spill response laws and regulations; and
(k) Drug and alcohol use awareness.
(7) Training topics identified in subsection (6) of this section, do not prescribe fixed subject titles for class outlines or training organization. Facilities may combine or integrate these topics as appropriate, but must ensure that information on each topic is presented in the oil transfer training program.
(8) The facility must identify, in writing, the specific oil spill prevention continuing education and hazardous material training requirements for supervisory and operations personnel, which are appropriate given the facility's training needs and human factor risks. Ongoing training must occur at least annually, and at a minimum:
(a) Review and analyze oil spills that occurred during the past year for causal factors and lessons learned;
(b) Refresher training on emergency spill prevention procedures; and
(c) Refresher training on spill cleanup and recovery operations.
(9) Facilities must provide follow-up training after any spill to all supervisory and operations personnel. The training must address the causes of the spill and measures to prevent a reoccurrence must be incorporated into the continuing education training program.
(10) Contractors hired by the facility to perform supervisory and operations functions, as identified by the facility under subsection (4) of this section, are considered "personnel" for the purposes of this chapter, and must be subject to the same oil transfer training requirements as facility employees. The facility must confirm contractors have met the facility's oil transfer training requirements before they perform a supervisory or operations function.
(11) Facilities must develop minimum training and/or experience qualifications for trainers who will demonstrate facility-specific procedures, equipment use, supervise practice sessions, and provide other on-the-job training to new operations personnel.
[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), § 173-180-511, filed 6/6/23, effective 7/7/23.]
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