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Washington State Department of Ecology

Spill Prevention, Preparedness, and Response Program

Howard

Zorzi

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Regional Supervisor

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Program Goals

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.

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Program Mission

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.

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Environmental Threats

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.

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Justin Sinking – October 2011.

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Justin Sinking

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.

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Truck Incidents

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Meth Labs, Large and Small Vessel Spills.

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Fires and Natural Phenomenon

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Cars and Planes

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Authorizing Laws

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 Act

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Constituents/Interested Parties

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.

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Prevention Section

Prevent oil spills from vessels and oil handling facilities

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Preparedness Section

Prepare for oil spill response through planning and drills

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Natural Resource Damage Assessment Unit

Restore environmental damage caused by oil spills

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Restoration Site

40 acres of forested wetland habitat along Hutchinson Creek

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Data collection for the Resource Damage Assessment

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Response Section

We’re protecting human health and the environment by responding to, containing, and cleaning up oil spills and hazardous materials releases.

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Mission Statement

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.

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How to Report Spills

Federal: National Response Center 1-800-424-8802

State: Washington Emergency Management Division 1-800-258-5990

NWRO: 1-425-649-7000

Website: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/spills/other/reportaspill.htm

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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.

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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.

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Eastern (Spokane) - 1 SUP; 2 Responders; 7 After hours

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Central (Yakima) – 2 Responders; 7 After hours

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NWRO (Bellevue) – 1 SUP; 6 Responders; 6 Afterhours; 1 BFO (Bellingham) Responder.

1,480 cases

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Thank You

Questions?