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Commenting open: January 03, 2023 12:00AM PT - February 03, 2023 11:59PM PT.

BNSF Railway Oil Spill Contingency Plan 5-Year Update

Ecology invites interested members of the public, local, and tribal governments to review and comment on contingency plans for railroads. Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 173-186 requires railroads transporting oil to have a state-approved oil spill contingency plan that ensures their ability to respond to major oil spills. BNSF Railway has included with this plan a request for an alternative worst case spill volume, which is allowed by law. 

The below plan is currently undergoing a review by Ecology and may not meet all requirements of WAC 173-186. Your comments, as well as Ecology’s review, will be considered before approving the contingency plan.

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