Please note that this comment form is for the purpose of submitting a comment to the Washington State Department of Ecology. Contact information is necessary if you want to receive future notices or responses related to this topic.
Ecology invites interested public and local and tribal governments to review and comment on updates to MFSA Oil Spill Contingency Plan for Covered Vessels — Columbia and Willamette Rivers. Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 173-182 and 173-186 requires oil handling facilities, pipelines, vessels and railroads to have a state-approved oil spill contingency plan that ensures their ability to respond to major oil spills.
Regulated companies are required to submit changes to Ecology and updates may require a 30-day public review of the updates (WAC 173-182-142). To see a list of approved contingency plans, visit our website.
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your comments. We will consider all comments and complete the review no later than 30-days after the close of the public review period.
Specific changes are as follows:
The worst case discharge volume for vessels is being increased from 300,000 barrels to 350,000 barrels.
The following plan is now available for public review: