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PDFWAC 173-180-550

Class 2 facility—Minimum requirements for a certification program.

The Class 2 facility certification program must have, at a minimum the following contents:
(1) Documentation of a training program developed to meet the requirements in this chapter.
(2) Written certification procedures, including:
(a) Minimum competency requirements to achieve certification;
(b) The process to evaluate and confirm job competency for key supervisory and operations personnel that must incorporate methods to evaluate and confirm job competency, including:
(i) Written examinations, or oral examinations documented in writing, which test general knowledge about training topics identified under WAC 173-180-530, with an appropriate passing score established by the facility;
(ii) A practical evaluation of understanding and performance of routine and emergency operations specific to a position's job function, including:
(A) Observation of performance of each oil-handling, transfer, storage, and monitoring duty assigned to a position prior to unsupervised performance of that duty; and
(B) Practice exercises involving procedures to prevent a spill during abnormal operations events;
(c) The Class 2 facility must maintain written records for key supervisory and operations personnel, which have met the facility's certification requirements. These records must document:
(i) The certified individual's name and position;
(ii) Types and hours of training completed;
(iii) Name of training course and signature of the trainer upon completion of the course;
(iv) Results of performance tests and evaluations; and
(v) Copy of certificate demonstrating the individual is certified;
(d) The process to issue and track certificates confirming certification;
(e) All certified personnel must carry proof of certification during oil transfer operations;
(f) Company policies regarding how the facility will manage key supervisory or operations personnel who lose or lack certification.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 88.46.160, 88.46.165, and chapter 90.56 RCW. WSR 06-20-034 (Order 06-02), § 173-180-550, filed 9/25/06, effective 10/26/06.]
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