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Wa Pollution Liab Insurance Program

RCW 70.148 and RCW 70.149

The Washington Pollution Liability Insurance Agency provides low-interest loans and grants to owners and operators of regulated underground petroleum storage tanks to clean up contamination, upgrade existing tank infrastructure and install systems to dispense alternative fuels. The agency also operates a reinsurance program to help assist owners and operators of regulated underground petroleum storage tanks in the state of Washington purchase affordable pollution liability insurance. The agency also verifies the validity of federal and state mandated declarations of financial responsibility for the costs of cleanup of contamination. Finally, the agency provides pollution liability insurance and technical cleanup assistance to owners of qualified petroleum storage tanks.

Agency Mission

The Pollution Liability Insurance Agency (PLIA) provides an effective and efficient government funding model to support owners and operators in meeting financial responsibility and environmental cleanup requirements for underground storage tanks.
Request 4,067,000
Net change from current biennium 1,502,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 58.6% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
90,000 PLIA Underground Strg Tank Rev Acct - State 5,000 90,000 170,000
1,340,000 Pollution Liab Insurance Prog Trust - State 1,328,126 1,340,000 2,454,000
1,430,000 Total Appropriated Funds 1,333,126 1,430,000 2,624,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
Pollution Liab Insurance Prog Trust - Nonappropriated 26,587,251
(1,135,000) Heat Oil Pollution Liability Trust - Nonappropriated 185,233 1,135,000 1,443,000
(1,135,000) Total Non-Appropriated Funds 26,772,484 1,135,000 1,443,000

Capital Budget: Summary

  Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   Actual Estimated Proposed
1,106,000 State Building Construction Account - State 1,106,000 1,870,000
21,750,000 PLIA Underground Strg Tank Rev Acct - State 373,470 21,750,000 29,594,000
512,116 (25,884) Pollution Liab Insurance Prog Trust - State 1,287,884 538,000 335,000
23,368,116 (25,884) Total Appropriated Funds 1,661,354 23,394,000 31,799,000

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 706,753 1,026,911 389,741 2,091,000 1,976,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
73,268 5.1% (101,707) (6.7%) 2,650,348 187.1%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2016-17 Actual 2017-18 Estimated 2018-19 Estimated 2019-20 Proposed 2020-21 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 6.4 9.5 11.1 9.4 8.9