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Phase-in dates for this chapter.

(1) Railroads that transport crude oil, currently operating in Washington, shall submit plans to ecology no more than ninety days after the effective date of this chapter; however, no later than within thirty days after the effective date of this chapter the rail plan holder shall provide ecology either a federal plan or the following information to demonstrate capability for response to oil spills:
(a) Contact information for the railroad.
(b) Notification procedures in case of spills to water.
(c) Description of rail operations in the state.
(d) Letter of intent with a primary response contractor.
If the plan covers operations in areas where geographic response plans do not currently exist, the plan will be submitted without that information and a timeline to develop interim resources at risk data will be developed together by the plan holder and ecology.
(2) Railroads exclusively transporting oils other than crude oil, currently operating in Washington, shall submit a plan to ecology or have enrolled in an integrated plan no more than one hundred eighty days after the effective date of this chapter; however, no later than within ninety days after the effective date of this chapter the rail plan holder shall provide ecology either a federal plan or the following information to demonstrate capability for response to oil spills:
(a) Contact information for the railroad.
(b) Notification procedures in case of spills to water.
(c) Description of rail operations in the state.
(d) Letter of intent with a primary response contractor.
(3) If upon initial plan review ecology determines that there is insufficient access to equipment described in WAC 173-186-310, railroads shall have no more than eighteen additional months after initial plan review to reach full compliance with the equipment planning standards.
(4) For rail plan holders exclusively transporting oils other than crude oils, a letter of intent with a contractor shall initially be sufficient to meet WAC 173-186-220. The rail plan holders shall then have an additional twelve months to secure a contract with a primary response contractor after initial plan approval.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 90.56.210. WSR 16-18-052 (Order 15-14), ยง 173-186-120, filed 8/31/16, effective 10/1/16.]
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