MRSC Insight Blog
Posts for Hazardous Materials and Substances
The Department of Ecology (DOE) recently adopted a new regulation, chapter 173-185 WAC, requiring that the DOE receive advance notification when crude oil is moved to certain facilities in the state by railroad car, as well as biannual reports from the owners of certain oil transmission pipelines regarding the volume of crude oil transported through their pipelines. Local governments can, upon request, get this information from the DOE.
Many of Washington's cities and counties have large-diameter transmission pipelines within their jurisdiction that transport natural gas or hazardous liquids at high pressure. This post serves as a reminder about pipeline safety issues.