HB 3112-S2 - DIGEST
(AS OF HOUSE 2ND READING 2/14/04)
Requires the department of ecology to work with stakeholders to develop a report describing: (1) The types of fueling practices being employed by covered vessels and ships;
(2) The current spill prevention planning requirements that are applicable under state and federal law for covered vessels and ships; and
(3) The current spill response requirements under state and federal law for covered vessels and ships.
Directs the department of ecology to report recommendations for regulatory improvements for covered vessel and ship fueling. These recommendations must include any new authorities that the department of ecology believes are necessary to establish a protective regulatory system for the fueling of covered vessels and ships. The department of ecology shall consider any applicable federal requirements and the state's desire to not duplicate federal vessel fueling laws. The department of ecology shall also provide recommendations for funding to implement recommendations.
Requires the department of ecology to deliver the report with its recommendations and findings to the appropriate committees of the legislature by December 15, 2004.
Requires the owner or operator for each onshore and offshore facility and any state agency conducting ship refueling or bunkering of more than one million gallons of oil on the waters of the state during any calendar year to prepare and submit to the department an oil spill prevention plan in conformance with the requirements of chapter 90.56 RCW.
Provides that, if specific funding for the purposes of section 2 and section 3 of this act, referencing these sections of this act by bill or chapter number, is not provided by June 30, 2004, in the 2003-2005 Transportation Budget, section 2 and section 3 of this act are null and void.