Public Comment Form

Phase 2 Pipeline Updates

Ecology invites interested public and local and tribal governments to review and comment on oil spill contingency plan updates. Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 173-182 and 173-186 require 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).

The following updates are required for WAC 173-182-515. This is the second phase in requirement for pipelines to provide a narrative description for a geographic information planning tool that supports the plan holder in mapping and tracking spilled oil, decision making, and enhancing the recovery and removal operations. We will use oil spill drills to test the tool as outlined in the plan. 

The files you are reviewing are only excerpts of the information for this update. This is not a review of the whole plan.


  • BP NW (Olympic Pipeline)
  • Phillips 66 Yellowstone Pipeline
  • SeaPort Sound Terminal (Targa Sound Terminal)
  • Tesoro Logistics NW Pipeline
  • Tidewater Pasco Pipeline
  • Trans Mountain Pipeline (Puget Sound)
  • US Oil McCord Pipeline

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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.

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.


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