90.56.275  <<  90.56.280 >>   90.56.300

Duty to notify coast guard and division of emergency management of discharge.

It shall be the duty of any person discharging oil or hazardous substances or otherwise causing, permitting, or allowing the same to enter the waters of the state, unless the discharge or entry was expressly authorized by the department prior thereto or authorized by operation of law under RCW 90.48.200, to immediately notify the coast guard and the division of emergency management. The notice to the division of emergency management within the *department of community, trade, and economic development shall be made to the division's twenty-four hour statewide toll-free number established for reporting emergencies.

NOTES:

*Reviser's note: The powers, duties, and functions of the department of community, trade, and economic development relating to emergency management were transferred to the state military department pursuant to 1995 c 391 § 10. The "department of community, trade, and economic development" was renamed the "department of commerce" by 2009 c 565.
FindingsSeverability1990 c 116: See notes following RCW 90.56.210.
PurposeShort titleConstructionRulesSeverabilityCaptions1987 c 109: See notes following RCW 43.21B.001.
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