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WAC 173-182-323

Planning standards for pipelines carrying crude oil.

(1) Pipeline plan holders handling, storing or transporting crude oils and diluted bitumen, must have a contract with a PRC that maintains the resources, equipment, and capabilities necessary to respond to an oil that may weather and submerge or sink. Such equipment shall include, but is not limited to, the following:
(a) Sonar, sampling equipment or other methods to locate the oil on the bottom or suspended in the water column;
(b) Containment boom, sorbent boom, silt curtains, or other methods for containing the oil that may remain floating on the surface or to reduce spreading on the bottom;
(c) Dredges, pumps, or other equipment necessary to recover oil from the bottom and shoreline;
(d) Equipment necessary to assess the impact of such discharges; and
(e) Other appropriate equipment necessary to respond to a discharge involving the type of oil handled, stored, or transported.
(2) The equipment must be capable of being on scene within twelve hours of spill notification.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 90.56 RCW. WSR 16-21-046 (Order 15-08), ยง 173-182-323, filed 10/12/16, effective 11/12/16.]
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