Plan preparation.

(1) Each onshore and offshore facility must prepare a plan for prevention of oil spills from the facility into the waters of the state, and for the protection of fisheries and wildlife, other natural resources, and public or private property from oil spills.
(2) Plans must be thorough and contain enough information, analyses, supporting data, and documentation to demonstrate the plan holder's ability to meet the requirements of this chapter.
(3) Spill prevention countermeasure and control plans, operation manuals, and other prevention documents which meet federal requirements under 33 C.F.R. 154, 33 C.F.R. 156, 40 C.F.R. 109, 40 C.F.R. 112, or the Federal Oil Pollution Act of 1990 may be submitted to satisfy plan requirements under this chapter if ecology deems that such federal requirements equal or exceed those of ecology, or if the plans are modified or appended to satisfy plan requirements under this chapter.
(4) Plans which meet requirements of other states may be submitted to satisfy plan requirements under this chapter if ecology deems that such state requirements equal or exceed those of ecology, or if the plans are modified or appended to satisfy plan requirements under this chapter.
(5) Prevention plans may be combined with contingency plans required by chapter 173-182 WAC.
(6) Plans, when implemented, must be designed to be capable of providing the best achievable protection from damages caused by the discharge of oil into the waters of the state. At a minimum, plans must meet the criteria specified in this chapter.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 88.46.160, 88.46.165, and chapter 90.56 RCW. WSR 06-20-034 (Order 06-02), ยง 173-180-610, filed 9/25/06, effective 10/26/06.]
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