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WAC 480-62-300

Annual reports—Regulatory fees.

(1) The surface transportation board annual report form R1 must be used by Class I railroad companies in addition to the annual report form published by the commission. Class II and Class III railroad companies must use report forms periodically published by the commission.
(2) Any railroad company that transports crude oil in Washington must submit to the commission, in addition to its annual report, a statement that contains:
(a) All insurance carried by the railroad company that covers any losses resulting from a reasonable worst case spill.
(b) Coverage amounts, limitations, and other conditions of the insurance identified in (a) of this subsection.
(c) Average and largest crude oil train, as measured in barrels, operated in Washington by the railroad company in the previous calendar year.
(d) Information sufficient to demonstrate the railroad company's ability to pay the costs to clean up a reasonable worst case spill of oil as defined in (e) of this subsection including, but not necessarily limited to, insurance, reserve accounts, letters of credit, or other financial instruments or resources on which the company can rely to pay all such costs. For the purposes of this section, the railroad company must calculate the total cleanup costs for a reasonable worst case spill based on a minimum cost of sixteen thousand eight hundred dollars per barrel multiplied by the percentage of the largest train of crude oil described in (e) of this subsection.
(e) For the purposes of this section, a reasonable worst case spill for railroads shall mean the percent of the largest train load of crude oil, as measured in barrels, moved by that company in the previous calendar year, as described below:
[(Maximum Operating Speed/65)2 = Reasonable Worst Case Percent]
(f) For the purposes of this section, maximum operating speed shall mean the top speed that the railroad company operates any train carrying crude oil in the state.
(3) Each year every railroad company is responsible for obtaining the proper report form from the commission. Reports must be completed for the preceding calendar year's operations. One copy of the completed annual report, along with the regulatory fee, must be submitted to the commission no later than May 1st of each year.
(4) Regulatory fees. The railroad company regulatory fee for Class I railroads and companies that haul crude oil is set by statute at two and one-half percent of gross intrastate operating revenue. The regulatory fee for all other railroad companies shall be set at one and one-half percent of gross intrastate operating revenue.
(a) The maximum regulatory fee is assessed each year, unless the commission issues an order establishing the regulatory fee at an amount less than the statutory maximum.
(b) The minimum regulatory fee that a railroad company must pay is twenty dollars.
(c) The twenty dollar minimum regulatory fee is waived for any railroad company with less than one thousand three hundred dollars in gross intrastate operating revenue.
(d) The commission does not grant extensions for payment of regulatory fees.
(e) If a company does not pay its regulatory fee by May 1st, the commission will assess an automatic late fee of two percent of the amount due, plus one percent interest for each month the fee remains unpaid.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 80.01.040, 80.04.160, 81.24.010, 81.53.010, 81.53.240, and chapter 81.44 RCW. WSR 16-05-032 (Docket TR-151079, General Order R-584), § 480-62-300, filed 2/9/16, effective 3/11/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 80.01.040, 80.04.160, 81.04.160, and 2003 c 296. WSR 04-05-031 (Docket No. A-031232, General Order No. R-512), § 480-62-300, filed 2/11/04, effective 3/13/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 80.01.040, 81.04.160, 81.24.010, 81.28.010, 81.28.290, 81.40.110, 81.44.010, 81.44.020, 81.44.101- 81.44.105, and chapters 81.48, 81.53, 81.54, 81.60, and 81.61 RCW. WSR 01-04-026 (Docket No. TR-981102, General Order No. R-477), § 480-62-300, filed 1/30/01, effective 3/2/01.]
Reviser's note: The brackets and enclosed material in the text of the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency.
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