RCW 88.46.180 Planning standards for equipmentUpdates.
(1) The department shall evaluate and update planning standards for oil spill response equipment required under contingency plans required by this chapter, including aerial surveillance, in order to ensure access in the state to equipment that represents the best achievable protection to respond to a worst case spill and provide for continuous operation of oil spill response activities to the maximum extent practicable and without jeopardizing crew safety, as determined by the incident commander or the unified command.
(2) The department shall by rule update the planning standards at five-year intervals to ensure the maintenance of best available protection over time. Rule updates to covered nontank vessels shall minimize potential impacts to discretionary cargo moved through the state.
[2015 c 274 § 23; 2011 c 122 § 2.]
Effective date2015 c 274: See note following RCW 90.56.005.
Request for federal contribution to establish regional oil spill response equipment caches2011 c 122: "(1) The director of the department of ecology must formally request that the federal government contribute to the establishment of regional oil spill response equipment caches in Washington to ensure adequate response capabilities during a multiple spill event.
(2) This section expires December 31, 2014." [2011 c 122 § 11.]