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PS/BC Oil Spill Task Force Annual Meeting 2013 Jurisdictional Update Presented by Dale Jensen Program Manager WA State Dept of Ecology Spill Prevention,

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1 PS/BC Oil Spill Task Force Annual Meeting 2013 Jurisdictional Update Presented by Dale Jensen Program Manager WA State Dept of Ecology Spill Prevention, Preparedness & Response Program

2 Spills Management Annual Tabletop Drills43 Worst Case Scenario Tabletop Drills18 Deployment Drills132 Total number of vessels entering WA waters 7533 Vessel Inspections979 Total number of reported incidents7993 Oil Transfer Inspections (Vessels and Facilities) 2188 Number of field response conducted1838

3 Re-signing Memorandum of Understanding with US Coast Guard in 2013 Derelict Vessel Legislation – A joint effort between the Department of Natural Resources and the Spills program led to the passage of HB 1245 in 2013

4 North Puget Sound Vessel Traffic Risk Assessment (VTRA) Study Program re-organization to maximize resources for better customer service delivery New Director of Ecology – Maia Bellon

5 Implementing House Bill 1186 – Rulemaking for oil spill contingency plans and natural resource damages rules C-Plan rule will enhance preparedness standards statewide, providing for best achievable protection utilizing best available technology, vessel of opportunity program, basic aerial reconnaissance and volunteer management. The NRDA rule will address the amount assessed for damages incurred to be $3-300 for spills where over 1000 gallons is discharged to water. Rule adopted January 2013

6 Implementing House Bill 1186 continue… – Volunteer Management Coordination Working with existing volunteer organizations Working through Northwest Area Committee System to register volunteers – Vessel of Opportunity Program System to register vessel of opportunity volunteers

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8 Dale Jensen, Program Manager


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