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2018 Senate Bill 6269: Strengthening oil transportation safety
Introduced by Sen. Kevin Ranker (Orcas Island) (D) on January 11, 2018
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Referred to the Senate Energy, Environment & Technology Committee on January 11, 2018
Referred to the Senate Ways & Means Committee on February 2, 2018
Substitute offered in the Senate on February 21, 2018
Applies the barrel tax to crude oil received by pipeline. ? Requires the Department of Ecology (Ecology) to review, assess, and provide a report on vessel traffic safety in northern Puget Sound. ? Requires Ecology to establish the Salish Sea Shared Waters forum . ? Requires Ecology to update contingency plan rules to address situations where oils may sink or submerge in water. ? Authorizes Ecology to require at least one joint large-scale, multiple plan equipment deployment drill of onshore and offshore facilities and covered vessels, every 3 years.
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 22, 2018
Amendment offered by Sen. Doug Ericksen (Ferndale) (R) on March 3, 2018
Expires section 204 of the act, which establishes the Salish Sea shared waters forum, on July 1, 2021.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 3, 2018
Amendment offered by Sen. Dean Takko (Longview) (D) on March 3, 2018
Removes other or additional sources from recommendations for funding.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 3, 2018
Received in the House on March 5, 2018
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on March 5, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. Vincent Buys (Lynden) (R) on March 7, 2018
Strikes provisions in the intent section of the bill that reference the adequacy of revenue sources relative to the full funding of the Department of Ecology's oil spills prevention and preparedness program.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 7, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. Drew MacEwen (Union) (R) on March 7, 2018
Requires the Department of Ecology's 2020 report to the Legislature on oil spill program activities and funding to include a review of duplicative or overlapping oil spill program activities and recommendations for efficiencies, cost savings, and performance benchmarks.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 7, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. Drew MacEwen (Union) (R) on March 7, 2018
Authorizes, rather than requires, the Department of Ecology to establish the Salish Sea shared waters forum and to conduct specialized reviews of oil transfer operations for oils that may sink or submerge. Authorizes, rather than requires, oil spill drills to test facility contingency plans to focus on situations where oils may submerge or sink. Eliminates the requirement that the Department of Ecology prioritize adding capacity for inspections of oil transfer operations for oils that may sink or submerge.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 7, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. Liz Pike (Camas) (R) on March 7, 2018
Adds a subsection to the intent section noting the achievement in reducing oil spill risks as a result of activities undertaken by industry to implement various standards.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 7, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. David Taylor (Moxee) (R) on March 7, 2018
Requires a favorable vote of two thirds of the members of the House Representatives and the Senate in order to authorize the transfer of funds from either the Oil Spill Response Account or the Oil Spill Prevention Account to other accounts in the state treasury.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 7, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. David Taylor (Moxee) (R) on March 7, 2018
Delays the deadline for the Department of Ecology to update oil spill contingency plan rules to address oils that may sink or submerge in water until December 31, 2020. Requires the Department of Ecology to contract with eligible independent third parties, if practicable, to complete and update state and federal geographic response plans.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 7, 2018
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on March 23, 2018

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