Review of Oil Spill Risk and Comparison to Funding Mechanism
Report Type Final Report 
Date Published January 2009 
Publication Number 09-2 
2SHB 1488 (2007)
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In 2007, the Legislature directed JLARC to review the sources of spill risk and compare it to the funding mechanism for the state’s oil spill programs. The report answers two key questions: 1) What are the sources of oil spill risk in Washington’s waters, and 2) Do the sources of revenue that fund the state’s oil spill prevention, preparedness, and response programs align with the sources of oil spill risk? In doing so, the report provides results of a relative risk assessment for oil spills in waters of the state and identifies the sources of revenues that fund state oil spill activities. The report also reviews issues to consider for alternative funding approaches.
Elisabeth Donner, Analyst
John Woolley, Analyst
Ruta Fanning, Project Supervisor


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Number of Pages 102 
Keywords oil spill, natural resources 
Category Economic Development/Natural Resources