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Commenting open: March 03, 2023 12:00AM PT - April 03, 2023 11:59PM PT.

Great Northwest Railroad Oil Spill Contingency Plan

Ecology invites interested public, local and tribal governments to review and comment on the new contingency plan for railroads. Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 173-186 requires railroads transporting oil to have a state-approved oil spill contingency plan that ensures their ability to respond to major oil spills. House Bill (HB) 1136 limits the requirements of railroads transporting oil in bulk that is not crude oil in an amount less than 49 tank car loads per year. These railroads must submit only a basic contingency plan.

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