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PDFWAC 173-185-070

Advance noticeFacility requirements.

(1) Owners and operators of a facility that will receive crude oil from a railroad car must provide ecology with advance notice of all scheduled crude oil deliveries to be received by the facility as provided in this section. Notification may be made by the facility owner or operator's designee.
(2) The advance notice must contain the following information:
(a) Name, address, contact person, and telephone number of the facility;
(b) Region of origin of crude oil as stated, or as expected to be stated, on the bill of lading;
(c) Railroad route taken to the facility within the state, if known;
(d) Scheduled time, which means date, and volume of the scheduled delivery;
(e) Gravity, as measured by standards developed by the American Petroleum Institute or, if unavailable at the time of reporting, expected gravity of crude oil scheduled to be delivered;
(f) Type of crude oil scheduled to be delivered based on: (i) Gravity as reported under (e) of this subsection; and (ii) designation of the crude oil as sweet or sour;
(g) Vapor pressure or, if unavailable at the time of reporting, expected vapor pressure of crude oil scheduled to be delivered. Vapor pressure reported under this subsection must be the vapor pressure or expected vapor pressure of the crude oil as measured by American Society for Testing and Materials, or ASTM, Standard D6377-20 or another method approved by ecology, at the expected temperature of the crude oil and with a vapor-liquid ratio between 1.5:1 and 4:1.
A copy of ASTM Standard D6377-20 is available for inspection at 300 Desmond Drive S.E., Lacey, Washington 98503.
(3)(a) Advance notice must be provided to ecology each week for all arrivals of railroad cars carrying crude oil scheduled for the succeeding seven-day period.
(b) All newly scheduled arrivals of railroad cars carrying crude oil after the advance notice time frame under (a) of this subsection must be reported to ecology as soon as possible and before the shipment enters the state. If the shipment is already in the state, the scheduled arrival must be reported when the information is known to the facility.
(c) Advance notice information reported for scheduled crude oil deliveries may be updated after receipt of a scheduled crude oil delivery. If a facility chooses to update information, the information must be updated within fifteen days after the end of the quarter containing the scheduled crude oil delivery date.
(4) Notification must be submitted via website established by ecology.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 90.56 RC, RCW 90.56.005, 90.56.050 and 90.56.565. WSR 21-04-126 (Order 19-09), § 173-185-070, filed 2/2/21, effective 3/5/21. Statutory Authority: RCW 90.56.565. WSR 16-17-144 (Order 15-13), § 173-185-070, filed 8/24/16, effective 10/1/16.]
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