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Comments welcome at oil transportation rule hearings in Spokane on Tuesday

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

The Washington State Department of Ecology will hold two separate public hearings Tuesday, May 17, to share information and receive comments about how Washingtonians will be affected by two newly proposed oil transportation rules. 

The hearings will take place at the Ramada at Spokane International Airport (8909 West Airport Drive) in the lower level ballroom. The first meeting will be from 1:00pm - 5:00pm and will focus on contingency planning for rail - proposing that railroads transferring crude and refined oil be required to submit oil spill response plans to the state for approval. 

The second meeting begins at 7:00pm and will focus on proposed notice requirements for facilities that receive crude and refined oil in bulk from rail and pipelines. 

Other hearings are scheduled in Everett and Vancouver, in addition to two webinars (online meeting forums). More information about the upcoming hearings is available on Ecology’s public involvement calendar.

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