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.
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.