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Report of Vessel Traffic and Vessel Traffic Safety: Strait of Juan de Fuca and Puget Sound Area

 
Publication number Date Published
19-08-002January 2019
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Author(s) Spill Prevention, Preparedness, and Response Program
Description The Washington State Legislature recognizes that oil is transported through Washington’s marine waters and along its inland corridors along rivers, streams, and bays. Even with a strong safety regime, there is an ongoing risk of oil spills that could damage human health and the state’s valuable environmental, tribal, and economic resources. In 2018, Washington’s Legislature passed the Strengthening Oil Transportation Safety Act (E2SSB 6269), which takes additional steps to protect the environment and Washingtonians from new oil spill risks, including those from oils that may sink or submerge in water. Under Section 206 of the Act, Ecology was directed to complete this report on vessel traffic and vessel traffic safety in the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Puget Sound, in consultation with the Puget Sound Partnership (PSP) and Washington State Board of Pilotage Commissioners (BPC).
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Keywords tug escort, report to the legislature, vessel traffic, recommendations, vessel, report, Strait of Juan de Fuca, Puget Sound, emergency towing, Haro Strait
WEB PAGE 2018 Strengthening Oil Transportation Safety Act
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