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Commenting open: June 23, 2020 12:00AM PT - July 23, 2020 05:00PM PT.

O'Brien's Response Management - Spill Management Team Application

The Department of Ecology invites the public and local governments, tribes, and any others, to review and comment on spill management team applications submitted to Ecology for approval. Spill management teams are representatives and assigned personnel trained to integrate into an incident command system or unified command system and manage an oil spill. An update to Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 173-182 became effective on January 18, 2020 and established a process for the review and approval of spill management teams. Oil handling facilities, pipelines, and vessels regulated under Chapter 173-182 WAC may contract with state-approved spill management teams to fulfill their oil spill contingency plan requirements.

Contract spill management teams are approved through an application process and spill management teams must be approved by the state in order to be cited in oil spill contingency plans. This 30-day public review and comment period is a part of the application process.

The following spill management team application is now available for public review: 

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