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PDFWAC 317-31-240

Event reports.

(1) The owner or operator of a cargo, passenger, or fishing vessel that experiences an event in state waters shall submit a report to the office immediately on request or, if not requested, no later than thirty days after the date of the event. Each report must contain:
(a) The date, time, and location of the event;
(b) The weather conditions at the time of the event;
(c) The vessel operations underway at the time;
(d) The identity of any facilities or other vessels involved, or both;
(e) The type and amount of any oil spilled, and the estimated amount recovered;
(f) A list of any government agencies to which the event was reported;
(g) A brief analysis of any known causes and contributing factors; and
(h) A description of measures taken to prevent a reoccurrence of the event including changes to operating or maintenance procedures, personnel policies, vessel crew and organization, and the vessel's technology.
(2) A copy of the report submitted to the U.S. Coast Guard under 46 C.F.R. subpart 4.05 will satisfy the requirements of subsection (1) of this section if subsection (1)(a) through (h) of this section are addressed.
(3) The office may investigate reported events for the purpose of identifying policies, procedures, or practices that may pose a substantial risk.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 88.46.050 and 43.21I.030. WSR 96-12-077, ยง 317-31-240, filed 6/5/96, effective 7/6/96.]
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