Last Update: 12/14/12

Chapter 173-183 WAC

OIL SPILL NATURAL RESOURCE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT

WAC Sections

Purpose.
Authority.
Applicability.
Definitions.
THE RDA COMMITTEE AND PREASSESSMENT SCREENING
Preassessment screening process.
Incident discovery and reporting.
Initial site reconnaissance and notification of the RDA committee.
RDA committee.
Preassessment screening.
Damage assessment studies.
Restoration and enhancement projects proposed by the PLP.
Participation.
OIL SPILL COMPENSATION SCHEDULE GENERAL
Purpose.
Authority.
Compensation schedule.
Resource damage assessment using the compensation schedule.
Oil class ranking.
COMPENSATION SCHEDULE FOR SPILLS INTO MARINE AND ESTUARINE WATERS, EXCLUDING ESTUARINE WATERS OF THE COLUMBIA RIVER
Vulnerability of marine and estuarine environments to oil spills.
Marine and estuarine habitat vulnerability.
Marine bird vulnerability.
Marine fisheries vulnerability.
Shellfish vulnerability.
Salmon vulnerability.
Marine mammal vulnerability.
Marine and estuarine recreation vulnerability.
COMPENSATION SCHEDULE FOR SPILLS INTO THE COLUMBIA RIVER ESTUARY
Vulnerability of the Columbia River estuary environment to oil spills.
COMPENSATION SCHEDULE FOR SPILLS INTO FRESHWATER STREAMS, RIVERS, AND LAKES
Vulnerability of freshwater stream, river, and lake environments to oil spills.
Freshwater vulnerability index.
Habitat index.
COMPENSATION SCHEDULE FOR SPILLS INTO FRESHWATER WETLANDS
Vulnerability of freshwater wetland environments to oil spills.
Wetlands vulnerability classification.
CALCULATION OF DAMAGES USING THE COMPENSATION SCHEDULE
Calculation of damages using the compensation schedule general.
On-scene coordinator responsibilities.
RDA committee chair responsibilities.
Calculation of damages for spills into marine and estuarine waters, except the Columbia River estuary.
Calculation of damages for spills into the Columbia River estuary.
Calculation of damages for spills in freshwater streams, rivers, and lakes.
Calculation of damages for spills into freshwater wetlands.
Calculation of damages for spills entering more than one type of receiving environment.
Reduction of damages based on actions taken by the potential liable party (PLP).
Damage claim.
Substitution of damages.
Annual report.
Severability.
Appendices.
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