173-180-525  <<  173-180-530 >>   173-180-535

WAC 173-180-530

Class 2 facility—Oil transfer training requirements.

(1) Each Class 2 facility must develop and implement oil transfer training for key supervisory and operations personnel identified pursuant to subsection (6) of this section.
(2) Class 2 facilities must design training, to the maximum extent practicable, to provide job competency for oil transfer operations.
(3) Class 2 facilities must train non-English speaking personnel subject to the facility's training requirements in a manner that allows comprehension by such personnel.
(4) Ecology must approve oil transfer training programs for Class 2 facilities pursuant to WAC 173-180-545.
(5) Class 2 facilities must develop and maintain written training materials, such as training manuals or checklists.
(6) The Class 2 facility must identify, in writing, the specific position titles at the facility which are subject to the facility's oil transfer training requirements. In making this determination, the facility must evaluate the functions of facility personnel positions using the following definitions:
(a) "Key" means a position with direct responsibility for performing or overseeing the transfer, storage, handling, or monitoring of oil at a facility, or a job function where typical human factors present the probability of a spill occurring.
(b) "Operations" means direct involvement in the transfer, storage, handling, or monitoring of oil at a facility in a capacity that involves the risk of an oil spill to waters of the state. This functional group includes but is not limited to the person-in-charge, truck drivers and operators, and oil transfer monitors.
(c) "Supervisory" means involvement in directly supervising personnel engaged in the transfer, storage, handling, or monitoring of oil at a facility by implementing operations policies and procedures that involve the risk of an oil spill to waters of the state.
(7) The Class 2 facility must identify, in writing, the specific initial classroom and/or on-the-job oil transfer training requirements for each position, including minimum hours, which are appropriate for each position given the facility's training needs and human factor risks as defined in WAC 173-180-510(4).
(8) Key supervisory and operations personnel training: Training of key supervisory and operations personnel must focus on building personnel competency in operating procedures specific to the facility. Training requirements must at a minimum incorporate the following training topics:
(a) Overview of all oil handling, transfer, and monitoring operations at the facility;
(b) Operating procedures and checklists specific to trainee's job function;
(c) Preventative maintenance procedures;
(d) Awareness of oil spill impacts;
(e) Major components of facility's operations manual;
(f) Major components of the facility's response plan;
(g) Safe use and handling of response equipment including, but not limited to, containment, personal protection, and recovery equipment;
(h) Decision making for abnormal operating events and emergencies, including emergency spill prevention and safe shutdown conditions, responsibilities, and procedures;
(i) Routine and emergency communications procedures;
(j) Overview of applicable oil spill response laws and regulations; and
(k) Drug and alcohol use awareness.
(9) Training topics identified in this section, do not prescribe fixed subject titles for class outlines or training organization. Class 2 facilities may combine or integrate these topics as appropriate, but must ensure that information on each topic is presented in the oil transfer training program.
(10) Key supervisory and operations personnel must also attend a certified twenty-four-hour HAZWOPER training session.
(11) Continuing education training: The Class 2 facility must have continuing education requirements for key supervisory and operations personnel. Ongoing training must occur at least annually, and at a minimum address:
(a) Review and analyze oil spills for causal factors which have occurred during the past year including lessons learned;
(b) Refresher eight-hour HAZWOPER training session;
(c) Refresher training on emergency spill prevention procedures; and
(d) Refresher training on spill cleanup and recovery operations.
(12) Existing personnel that have entered their current position prior to adoption of this chapter can be regarded as having met the facility's oil transfer training requirements if:
(a) The facility has documented that those personnel have received the required training in the past; or
(b) The facility provides documentation demonstrating how those personnel meet the requirements of this section.
(13) Class 2 facilities must provide follow-up training after any spill to all key supervisory and operations personnel. The training must address the causes of the spill and must be incorporated into the continuing education training program.
(14) Contractors hired by the facility to perform key supervisory and operations functions, as identified by the facility under subsection (6) of this section, are considered "personnel" for the purposes of this chapter, and must be subject to the same oil transfer training requirements as facility employees. The facility is responsible to validate contractors have met the facility's oil transfer training requirements before they perform a key supervisory and operations functions.
(15) Class 2 facilities must develop minimum training and/or experience qualifications for trainers who will demonstrate facility-specific procedures, equipment use, supervise practice sessions, and provide other on-the-job training to new operations personnel.
(16) Facilities must develop and maintain written oil transfer training materials, such as training manuals or checklists.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 88.46.160, 88.46.165, and chapter 90.56 RCW. WSR 06-20-034 (Order 06-02), § 173-180-530, filed 9/25/06, effective 10/26/06.]
Site Contents
Selected content listed in alphabetical order under each group