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WAC 173-180-222

Rate B prebooming requirements and Rate B alternative measures requirements.

(1) Rate B prebooming requirements. The Rate B deliverer must choose to meet either the following prebooming requirements in this section or the alternative measures found in subsection (2) of this section. If prebooming is chosen, then:
(a) Prior to starting the oil transfer operation, the deliverer must deploy boom so that it completely surrounds the vessel(s) and facility/terminal dock area directly involved in the oil transfer operation, or the deliverer may preboom the portion of the vessel and transfer area which will provide for maximum containment of any oil spilled into the water.
(i) The deliverer must deploy the boom with a minimum stand-off of five feet away from the sides of a vessel, measured at the waterline. This stand-off may be modified for short durations needed to meet a facility or ship's operational needs;
(ii) The deliverer must periodically check boom positioning and adjust the boom as necessary throughout the duration of the transfer and specifically during tidal changes and significant wind or wave events;
(b) In addition, the deliverer must have the following recovery equipment available on-site:
(i) Containers suitable for holding the recovered oil and oily water;
(ii) Nonsparking hand scoops, shovels, and buckets; and
(iii) Enough sorbent materials and storage capacity for a two barrel oil spill appropriate for use on water or land.
(c) For prebooming: Within one hour of being made aware of a spill, the deliverer must be able to completely deploy an additional five hundred feet of boom. This boom may be used for containment, recovery, or protection.
(2) Rate B alternative measures requirements. If a Rate B chooses alternative measures, then:
(a) Prior to starting the oil transfer operation, the deliverer must have access to boom sufficient to completely surround the vessel(s) and facility/terminal dock area directly involved in the oil transfer operation, or the deliverer may preboom the portion of the vessel and transfer area which will provide for maximum containment of any oil spilled into the water.
(b) In addition, the deliverer must have the following recovery equipment available on-site:
(i) Containers suitable for holding the recovered oil and oily water;
(ii) Nonsparking hand scoops, shovels, and buckets; and
(iii) Enough sorbent materials and storage capacity for a two barrel oil spill appropriate for use on water or land.
(c) For alternative measures: Within one hour of being made aware of a spill, the deliverer must be able to complete deployment of an additional five hundred feet of boom for containment, protection or recovery.
(d) For alternative measures: Within two hours of being made aware of a spill, the deliverer must have an additional five hundred feet of boom available on-scene for containment, protection, or recovery.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 88.46.160, 88.46.165, and chapter 90.56 RCW. WSR 06-20-034 (Order 06-02), ยง 173-180-222, filed 9/25/06, effective 10/26/06.]
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