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PDFWAC 173-182-230

Contingency plan general content.

(1) Contingency plans must include all of the content and meet all the requirements in this section.
(2) In Washington state, the NWACP serves as the statewide master oil and hazardous substance contingency plan required by RCW 90.56.060. Plan holders shall write plans that refer to and are consistent with the NWACP.
(3) All contingency plans must include the following:
(a) Each plan shall state the federal or state requirements intended to be met by the plan.
(b) Each plan shall state the size of the worst case spill.
(i) For transmission pipelines, more than one worst case spill volume for different line sections or response zones on the entire pipeline may be submitted to ecology for consideration. The methods and calculations used to determine the worst case discharge volumes must be included in the plan.
(ii) For vessel umbrella plans that enroll both tank vessels and nontank covered vessels and that rely on supplemental resources for approval, specify the worst case discharge volume and product type for both tank and nontank covered vessels for each port covered by the contingency plan.
(iii) For multiple facilities using a single plan, separate worst case spill volumes are required for each facility.
(c) Each plan shall have a log sheet to record revisions and updates to the plan. The log sheet shall identify each section amended, including the date of the amendment, verification that ecology was notified and the name of the authorized person making the change. A description of the amendment and its purpose shall also be included in the log sheet, or filed as an amendment letter to be inserted in the plan immediately after the log sheet.
(d) Each plan shall have a cross-reference table reflecting the locations in the plan of each component required by this chapter.
(e) Each plan shall include contact information for any PRC, SMT, or WRSP contracted resources necessary to meet plan holder planning standards. Contact information must include the name, address, twenty-four-hour phone number, or other means of contact at any time of the day.
(i) A contract or letter summarizing the terms of the contract signed by the PRC, SMT, or WRSP shall be included in the plan.
(ii) If the entire contract is not submitted, that document shall be available for inspection, if requested by the department.
(iii) For mutual aid agreements that a plan holder relies on to meet the planning standards, the plan shall include a copy of the agreement and describe the terms of that document in the plan.
(iv) If a plan holder relies on a PRC, SMT, WRSP or other contractor to staff ICS positions for the spill management team, then the commitment must be specified in writing.
(v) If the entire contract for additional spill management team support is not included in the plan, that document shall be made available for inspection, if requested by ecology.
(f) Each plan must contain the procedures to track and account for the entire volume of oil recovered and oily wastes generated and disposed of during spills. The responsible party must provide these records to ecology upon request.
(4) Additional facility plan content.
Facility plans shall include:
(a) The name, location, type and address of the facility;
(b) Starting date of operations;
(c) Description of the operations covered by the plan:
(i) List the oil handling operations that occur at the facility location.
(ii) Inventory all tanks and list the tank capacity.
(iii) All oil(s) or product(s) handled by name and include; density, gravity, API, oil group number, and sulfur content (sweet/sour).
(iv) Include a written description and map indicating site topography, stormwater and other drainage systems, mooring areas, pipelines, tanks, and other oil processing, storage, and transfer sites and operations.
(v) A description of the geographic area that could be impacted from a spill at the location based on a forty-eight hour worst case spill trajectory analysis.
(vi) For pipelines, a narrative describing how the response zone was identified shall be submitted as part of the plan.
(5) Additional vessel plan content. Except as provided in subsections (6) and (7) of this section, vessel plans shall also include:
(a) Name of each vessel covered under the plan;
(b) The name, location, and address of the owner or operator;
(c) Official identification code or call sign;
(d) Country of registry;
(e) All ports of call or areas of expected operation in Washington waters;
(f) List all oil(s) or product(s) by name and include; density, gravity, API, oil group number, sulfur content (sweet/sour) and general ship capacity for amounts carried as cargo or fuel;
(g) Description of the operations covered by the plan; and
(h) A diagram indicating cargo, fuel, and ballast tanks and piping, power plants, and other oil storage and transfer sites and operations.
(6) Plans covering multiple vessels with different owners shall also include the following:
(a) In lieu of providing vessels names, call signs and country of registry, plan holders shall maintain accurate enrollment or member lists with vessel specific information provided by covered vessels and shall provide ecology twenty-four hour access to the enrolled vessels list via the internet in a format acceptable to ecology. The list shall be updated daily, or at a minimum every three days. The list must at a minimum include the following:
(i) Vessel name;
(ii) Vessel type;
(iii) Worst case discharge oil type and quantity;
(iv) The name and API gravity of the densest oil being handled on the enrolled vessels;
(v) Qualified individual/spill management team;
(vi) Agent; and
(vii) Protection and indemnity (P&I) club.
(b) Plans covering multiple vessels shall include a list of the types of vessels and the typical oil types by group and volumes. In addition, vessel diagrams indicating cargo, fuel, and ballast tanks and piping, power plants, and other oil storage and transfer sites and operations shall be available for inspection by ecology. The procedure for the plan holder to acquire vessel diagrams needs to be documented in the plan.
(7) Umbrella plans shall list the name of the entities that provide supplemental equipment.
(8) Plans shall include concise procedures to establish a process to manage oil spill liability claims of damages to persons or property, public or private, for which a responsible party may be liable.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 88.46.0601, 88.46.060, 88.46.120, 88.46.068, 90.56.2101, 90.56.210, 90.56.240, 90.56.569, 90.56.050, and 90.56.005. WSR 20-01-165 (Order 18-10), § 173-182-230, filed 12/18/19, effective 1/18/20. Statutory Authority: Chapter 90.56 RCW. WSR 16-21-046 (Order 15-08), § 173-182-230, filed 10/12/16, effective 11/12/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 88.46.060, 90.46.050. WSR 14-15-076 (Order 13-10), § 173-182-230, filed 7/16/14, effective 8/16/14. Statutory Authority: Chapters 88.46, 90.48, 90.56 RCW, and 2011 c 122. WSR 13-01-054 (Order 11-06), § 173-182-230, filed 12/14/12, effective 1/14/13. Statutory Authority: Chapters 88.46, 90.56, and 90.48 RCW. WSR 06-20-035 (Order 00-03), § 173-182-230, filed 9/25/06, effective 10/26/06.]
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