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PDFWAC 317-40-030


Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the definitions in chapter 317-05 WAC and the following apply to this chapter:
(1) "Bunkering" means an oil transfer operation to replenish a self-propelled covered vessel 300 gross tons or more with fuel or bunkers used to propel the vessel.
(2) "Cargo vessel" means a self-propelled ship in commerce, other than a tank vessel or a passenger vessel, three hundred gross tons or more, including but not limited to, commercial fish processing vessels and freighters.
(3) "Covered vessel" means a tank vessel, cargo vessel, or passenger vessel.
(4) "Innage" means the difference from the surface of the liquid to a fixed datum plate or to the tank bottom.
(5) "Office" means the office of marine safety.
(6) "Oil transfer procedure" means the document required under 33 C.F.R. Sec. 155.720 that contains information required under 33 C.F.R. Sec. 155.750 including bunkering procedures.
(7) "Passenger vessel" means a ship of three hundred or more gross tons with a fuel capacity of at least six thousand gallons carrying passengers for compensation.
(8) "Person in charge" means, for vessels, the person designated under 33 C.F.R. Sec. 155.700 who meets the qualifications under 33 C.F.R. Sec. 155.710. For facilities, it is the person designated under 33 C.F.R. Sec. 154.700 who meets the qualifications of 33 C.F.R. Sec. 154.710.
(9) "Proficient in English" means the ability to clearly speak the English language so personnel from other vessels and facilities understand and may safely complete a vessel operation.
(10) "Tank vessel" means a ship 300 gross tons or more that is constructed or adapted to carry, or that carries, oil in bulk as cargo or cargo residue, and that:
(a) Operates on the waters of the state; or
(b) Transfers oil in a port or place subject to the jurisdiction of the state.
A ship is constructed or adapted to carry oil in bulk as cargo or cargo residue if authorized to do so under the ship’s certification. A vessel carries oil as cargo or cargo residue if the oil is carried for dispensing to other vessels or equipment off the vessel, or for delivery from point to point, regardless of whether direct compensation for carriage is involved. A vessel being used to collect spilled oil from the water, and may have some recovered oil storage capacity, does not carry oil as cargo.
(11) "Training" means instructional, materials, and procedures, including shipboard materials, practical exercises, and drills.
(12) "Topping off" means the receipt of bunker oil into the last ten percent of available tank capacity in any bunker tank.
(13) "Ullage" or "outage" means the depth of space above the free surface of the fluid to the tank top.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 88.46.170 and 43.21I.030. WSR 94-16-076, § 317-40-030, filed 7/29/94, effective 10/29/94.]
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