Oil Spill Response Planning in the Pacific Northwest

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Oil Spill Response Planning in the Pacific Northwest

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 9:55am


Antea Group is currently working with several railroads in the state of Washington to support their compliance with Chapter 173-186 WAC and develop Oil Spill Contingency Plans.  

Chapter 173-186 of the State of Washington Administrative Code (WAC) establishes oil spill contingency plan, drill and equipment verification requirements, and provisions for inspection of records for owners and operators of railroads required to submit oil spill contingency plans under chapter 90.56 Revised Code of Washington (RCW), and for the response contractors that support the implementation of the railroad plans.

The adoption of this rule requires railroads to develop and maintain contingency plans approved by the Department of Ecology (Ecology). Ecology adopted Chapter 173-186 WAC, Oil Spill Contingency Plan – Railroad on August 31, 2016. The rule went into effect on October 1, 2016. Within 90 days from that date, plans must be submitted. 

Read more about what must be included in the plans and what to do if you need more support on the Antea Group blog.

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