Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to establish railroad oil spill contingency plan requirements, drill and equipment verification requirements, and provisions for inspection of records, effects of noncompliance, and enforcement, which:
(1) Ensure maximally effective and rapid responses to oil spills by plan holders and response contractors;
(2) Ensure constant readiness, well-maintained equipment and trained personnel;
(3) Support coordination with state, federal, local, tribal and other contingency planning efforts;
(4) Provide for the protection of Washington waters, and natural, cultural and significant economic resources by minimizing the impact of oil spills; and
(5) Provide the highest level of protection that can be met through the use of best achievable technology and those staffing levels, training procedures, and operational methods that constitute best achievable protection (BAP) as informed by the BAP five year review cycle (WAC 173-186-410) and as determined by ecology.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 90.56.210. WSR 16-18-052 (Order 15-14), ยง 173-186-010, filed 8/31/16, effective 10/1/16.]
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