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Sustainable Energy and a Clean Environment

Last Updated: 07/14/2021

Establish safeguards and standards to prevent and manage pollution

Strategy: Establish safeguards and standards to prevent and manage pollution

Agency: 462 - Pollution Liability Insurance Program

A001 - Heating Oil Tank Liability Insurance

The Heating Oil Pollution Liability Insurance Program provides pollution liability coverage and technical assistance to owners of registered heating oil tanks. There is no direct cost to owners for the pollution liability insurance. The program is funded by fees paid by heating oil dealers, as well as special taxes on petroleum products. (Pollution Liability Insurance Program Trust Account-State, Heating Oil Pollution Liability Trust Account-Nonappropriated)

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 3.5 3.5 3.5
544 - Pollution Liab Insurance Prog Trust
State 84,000 28,000 112,000
545 - Heat Oil Pollution Liability Trust
Non-Appropriated 687,000 754,000 1,441,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 3.5 3.5 3.5
GFS
Other 771,000.0 782,000.0 1,553,000.0
Totals 771,000.0 782,000.0 1,553,000.0

000503 - Number of tanks insured under oil heat program

Number of tanks insured under oil heat program.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 56,086 58,747
2015-17 A3 57,453 59,247
2017-19 A2 57,975 59,247
2017-19 A3 0 59,747
2019-21 A2 0 60,247
2019-21 A3 0 60,747

002521 - Percentage of valid heating oil tank claims closed within 3 yrs of notice that oil release occurred.

Percentage of valid heating oil tank claims closed within three years of notice to PLIA that a release of oil occurred. Footnote: This measure applies to claims filed since July 1, 2013.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 67% 33%
2015-17 A3 75% 33%
2017-19 A2 80% 33%
2017-19 A3 0% 33%
2019-21 A2 0% 33%
2019-21 A3 0% 33%

002522 - Number of Heating Oil Technical Assistance Program claims managed.

Number of Heating OIl Technical Assistance Program claims managed.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 100 10
2015-17 A3 184 10
2017-19 A2 194 25
2017-19 A3 0 57
2019-21 A2 0 89
2019-21 A3 0 123

002586 - Number of days to approve a heating oil tank cleanup plan, based on receipt of a complete proposal.

Number of days for PLIA to approve a heating oil tank cleanup plan, based on receipt of a complete proposal.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 6 30
2015-17 A3 8 30
2017-19 A2 9 30
2017-19 A3 0 30
2019-21 A2 0 30
2019-21 A3 0 30

A002 - Pollution Liability Reinsurance

The Commercial Underground Storage Tank Reinsurance Program makes pollution liability insurance available and affordable to the owners and operators of regulated petroleum underground storage tanks by serving as the reinsurer of private-sector insurance policies. Availability of reinsurance allows tank owners and operators to comply with the financial responsibility regulations of the federal Environmental Protection Agency and the Washington State Department of Ecology. This program is funded entirely by special taxes on petroleum products. (Pollution Liability Insurance Program Trust Account-State)

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 5.5 5.0 5.3
20T - PLIA Underground Strg Tank Rev Acct
State 125,000 45,000 170,000
544 - Pollution Liab Insurance Prog Trust
State 792,000 751,000 1,543,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 5.5 5.0 5.3
GFS
Other 917,000.0 796,000.0 1,713,000.0
Totals 917,000.0 796,000.0 1,713,000.0

000288 - Average pollution liability insurance policy premium per underground storage tank site.

Average pollution liability insurance policy premium per underground storage tank site.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 $1,325.00 $1,373.00
2015-17 A3 $1,384.00 $1,308.00
2017-19 A2 $1,470.00 $1,247.00
2017-19 A3 $0.00 $1,396.50
2019-21 A2 $0.00 $1,326.67
2019-21 A3 $0.00 $1,260.33

002529 - Number of claim reviews completed to ensure funds are applied appropriately to meet requirements.

Number of comprehensive reviews completed to ensure underground storage tank claim funds are applied appropriately to meet state cleanup requirements in an efficient manner.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 Q1 33 5
2015-17 Q2 16 5
2015-17 Q3 5 5
2015-17 Q4 5 5
2015-17 Q5 43 5
2015-17 Q6 11 5
2015-17 Q7 10 5
2015-17 Q8 11 5
2017-19 Q1 22 11
2017-19 Q2 11 11
2017-19 Q3 6 11
2017-19 Q4 18 11
2017-19 Q5 16 11
2017-19 Q6 0 11
2017-19 Q7 0 11
2017-19 Q8 0 11
2019-21 Q1 0 13
2019-21 Q2 0 13
2019-21 Q3 0 13
2019-21 Q4 0 13
2019-21 Q5 0 13
2019-21 Q6 0 13
2019-21 Q7 0 13
2019-21 Q8 0 13