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Washington State Department of Ecology
Spill Prevention, Preparedness, and Response Program
Prevent oil spills from vessels and oil-handling facilities.
Prepare for oil spill response through planning and drills.
Respond to and clean-up oil and hazardous material spills.
Restore environmental damage caused by oil spills.
Improve external communication and service delivery.
of the Spills Program is to protect Washington’s Environment, public health, and safety through comprehensive spill prevention, preparedness, and response program. The Spills Program focuses on preventing oil spills to Washington waters and land and ensuring effective response to oil and hazardous substances spills whenever they occur.
Over 20 billion gallons of oil and hazardous materials are transported through Washington State each year, by ship, barge, pipeline, rail, and road. Accidents, equipment failure, and human error can all lead to unintended and potentially disastrous consequences.
Justin Sinking – October 2011.
Landing Craft Justin Sinking on October 14, 2011. ERTS 629767 –
Landing Craft owned by Waterfront Construction sank off Alki
beach at 7am with 400 gallons of diesel, oil and hydraulic fluid on it. 320 gallons spilled and 240 gallons were recovered. Ecology, Coast Guard, Waterfront Construction, Global Diving and Salvage, Ballard Diving, and NRCES all worked together and formed a full Unified Command at USCG Station Sector Seattle for multiple days.
Meth Labs, Large and Small Vessel Spills.
Fires and Natural Phenomenon
Cars and Planes
Chapter 90.56 RCW, Oil and Hazardous Substance Spill Prevention and Response
Chapter 88.46 RCW, Vessel Oil Spill Prevention and Response
Chapter 90.48 RCW, Water Pollution Control
Chapter 88.40, Transportation of Petroleum Products – Financial Responsibility
Environmental organizations and the general public.
Prevent oil spills from vessels and oil handling facilities
Prepare for oil spill response through planning and drills
Natural Resource Damage Assessment Unit
Restore environmental damage caused by oil spills
40 acres of forested wetland habitat along Hutchinson Creek
Data collection for the Resource Damage Assessment
We’re protecting human health and the environment by responding to, containing, and cleaning up oil spills and hazardous materials releases.
The mission of the Spills Program is to protect Washington’s Environment, public health, and safety through comprehensive spill prevention, preparedness, and response program. The Spills Program focuses on preventing oil spills to Washington waters and land and ensuring effective response to oil and hazardous substances spills whenever they occur.
How to Report Spills
Federal: National Response Center 1-800-424-8802
State: Washington Emergency Management Division 1-800-258-5990