Governing Law and Regulations
Washington Department of Ecology (WDOE) Spills Prevention, Preparedness & Response Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Washington has established its own state-specific oil spill prevention plan regulations that require refineries and marine oil-handling terminals, known as Class 1 facilities, to prepare oil spill prevention plans that evaluate a facility's risk of spilling oil and propose specific measures for reducing or eliminating these risks. The state prevention plan is similar to the federal Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan, but it requires some additional information. See the national section SPILL PREVENTION—SPCC PLAN for more information on the federal requirements.
Washington has also established extensive state-specific oil spill contingency plan regulations ...