Comments on the proposed update to the oil spill contingency response plan for the Anacortes Oil Refinery - used to be called Tesoro, before it became Andeavor - are due to the state Department of Ecology at 5 p.m. November 15, 2018. The update is triggered by the name change of the operator of the refinery.
Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 173-182 and 173-186 require oil handling facilities, pipelines, vessels, and railroads to have a state-approved oil spill contingency plan that ensures their ability to respond to major oil spills.
The following plan is now available for public review: Andeavor Anacortes Refinery Oil Spill Response Plan
This plan review is required due to a name change for the operator of the refinery. The plan is currently operating under Tesoro and will operate under Andeavor upon approval of the plan.
Ecology will consider all comments and complete the review no later than 30-days after the close of the public review period.