Department of Ecology. Spill Prevention, Preparedness, and Response Program. Howard . Zorzi. , . Regional Supervisor. 2/15/2012. 2. Program Goals. Prevent oil spills from vessels and oil-handling facilities. . ID: 743488
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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.Slide3
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.Slide4
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.Slide5
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
Chapter 70.105 RCW, Hazardous Waste Management Act
Chapter 70.105D RCW, Model Toxics Control ActSlide12
Federal, state, local , and tribal governments, including the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and local emergency management agencies.
Governments of Canada, British Columbia, Oregon, and Idaho.
Commercial vessels owners and operators worldwide, marine transportation trade associations, public ports, and maritime trade unions.
Oil Refineries, marine oil terminals, oil pipelines, and oil trucking companies.
Spill response cooperatives and contractors.
Environmental organizations and the general public.Slide13
Prevent oil spills from vessels and oil handling facilitiesSlide15
Prepare for oil spill response through planning and drillsSlide16
Natural Resource Damage Assessment Unit
Restore environmental damage caused by oil spillsSlide17
40 acres of forested wetland habitat along Hutchinson CreekSlide18
Data collection for the Resource Damage AssessmentSlide19
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.Slide21
How to Report Spills
Federal: National Response Center 1-800-424-8802
State: Washington Emergency Management Division 1-800-258-5990
Spills Program Summary 2011
NWRO: Chemical, Meth Lab Related, Other, Petroleum Related –
8 people – 6 NWRO responders, 1 BFO responder, 1 SUP
162 cases a month average – 1,944 cases
That is equivalent to roughly 278 cases per responder each year.
3,191 hours responder pay
1 FTE = 2,080 hours.
Processed 60 enforcements
NPFC claims - $6,136, $6,385, $27,668
( total $40,189)
5.38 spills per day – everyday
19.5 % response percentage field – NWRO/BFO
NWRO/BFO - 2505 gallons spilled; 1224 gallons spilled to water.Slide24
Spills Program Summary 2011
Agency Total 2011 – 2,639 cases (7.23 cases per day)
SWRO (Lacey) – 1 SUP; 7 Responders; 4 After hours; 2 VFO (Vancouver) Responders.
Eastern (Spokane) - 1 SUP; 2 Responders; 7 After hours
Central (Yakima) – 2 Responders; 7 After hours
NWRO (Bellevue) – 1 SUP; 6 Responders; 6 Afterhours; 1 BFO (Bellingham) Responder.