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WAC 173-180-460

Class 2 facility—Operations manual content requirements.

(1) The operations manual must describe equipment and procedures involving the transfer, storage, and handling of oil that the operator employs or will employ to achieve best achievable protection for public health and the environment, and to prevent oil spills.
(2) Operations manuals must address at a minimum the following topics for oil transfer operations from Class 2 facilities:
(a) Each operations manual submitted to ecology must contain a submittal agreement which:
(i) Includes the name, address, and phone number of the submitting party;
(ii) Verifies acceptance of the operations manual by the owner or operator of the Class 2 facility by either signature of the owner or operator or signature by a person with the authority to bind the corporation which owns such facility;
(iii) Commits execution of the operations manual by the owner or operator of the Class 2 facility, and verifies authority for the operations manual holder to make appropriate expenditures in order to execute operations manual provisions; and
(iv) Includes the name and location for the base of operations for the mobile fleet, and the name and location of the maintenance yard for rolling stock, and the starting date of operations.
(b) General information related to the facility including:
(i) A brief summary of applicable federal, state, and local oil or hazardous material pollution laws and regulations;
(ii) A physical description of the fleet of mobile vehicles or rolling stock including capabilities;
(iii) Instructions in the use of each communication system;
(iv) A description and instructions for the use of drip and release containment for all hose connections;
(v) The maximum allowable working pressure (MAWP) of each hose assembly required to be tested by 33 C.F.R. 156.170 of this chapter, including the maximum relief valve setting (or maximum system pressure when relief valves are not provided) for each transfer system, if any;
(vi) Recordkeeping procedures and sample oil transfer forms which are associated with the requirements in this chapter;
(vii) Example maintenance schedules incorporating manufacturers' recommendations or an industrial standard approved by ecology, preventative maintenance, replacement criteria for hose assemblies, pumps and valves; and
(viii) Written procedures to describe vessel overfill prevention procedures in accordance with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Flammable and Combustible Code, No. 30-1993, Chapter 2, Section 2-10.
(c) Facility procedures for oil transfers to or from nonrecreational vessels including:
(i) Detailed procedures for transferring oil which will include, at a minimum:
(A) Number of truck/trailer combinations needed;
(B) Transferring oil, including startup, topping off, and shutdown; and
(C) Shift-change procedures;
(ii) A discussion of equipment and procedures required for all vessels which receive oil from the Class 2 facility and procedures for verifying that vessels meet Class 2 facility requirements and operations manual procedures;
(iii) A discussion regarding the time/condition constraints for deliveries;
(iv) Providing a copy of the MSDS for each type of oil transferred. The MSDS must be in the driver's possession or available at the transfer;
(v) A discussion of the minimum number of persons or equipment required to perform transfer operations and their duties;
(vi) Quantity, types, locations, and instructions for use of monitoring devices;
(vii) If applicable, procedures for shielding portable lighting;
(viii) Procedures for detecting leaks during oil transfer operations; and
(ix) Discussion of the facility's requirements regarding weather and sea conditions at the facility which may impact oil transfers to or from vessels including, at a minimum:
(A) Monitoring current weather and sea conditions;
(B) Monitoring forecasted weather and sea;
(C) Procedures for communicating weather and sea conditions to the PICs at regular intervals;
(D) Threshold values for weather and sea conditions above which transfer operations must cease; and
(E) Procedures for shutting down the oil transfer should weather or seas exceed threshold values.
(d) Class 2 facility emergency information, must include at a minimum:
(i) Procedures for reporting and initial containment of oil discharges;
(ii) The name and telephone number of the driver's supervisor or dispatcher and telephone number of the Coast Guard, state, local, and other personnel who may be called by the employees of the Class 2 facility in an emergency;
(iii) Emergency plans and procedures including a description of and location of each emergency shutdown system;
(iv) Quantity, type, location, and instructions for use of fire extinguishing equipment;
(v) Means of protecting nearby surface water from impact of discharge of oil, i.e., permanent or temporary drainage structures or devices to protect water at delivery site.
(e) If a Class 2 facility conducts Rate A transfers, then the operations manual must include the safe and effective threshold values as identified in the safe and effective threshold determination report. These values must be for each location where a Rate A transfer occurs. See WAC 173-180-224 for requirements for this report.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 88.46.160, 88.46.165, and chapter 90.56 RCW. WSR 06-20-034 (Order 06-02), § 173-180-460, filed 9/25/06, effective 10/26/06.]
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