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Pollution Liability Insurance Program

  Average Annual FTEs Near General Fund State Other Funds Total Funds
  (Dollars in Thousands)
Current Budget 8.8 0 3,266 3,266
2019-21 Maintenance Level 15.5 0 3,905 3,905
Difference from 2017-19 6.7 0 639 639
% Change from 2017-19 76.1% 0.0% 19.6% 19.6%

2019-21 Policy Other Changes

Emergency Program Development 0.0 0 71 71
Technical Budget Correction 3.1 0 567 567
Heating Oil Capital Assistance 0.50 0 144 144
Office Relocation 0.0 0 324 324
2019-21 Policy Other Changes Total 3.6 0 1,106 1,106

2019-21 Policy Central Services Changes

Attorney General 0.0 0 1 1
OFM Central Services 0.0 0 2 2
2019-21 Policy Central Services Changes Total 0.0 0 3 3
Total Policy Changes 3.6 0 1,109 1,109
2019-21 Policy Level 19.1 0 5,014 5,014
Difference from 2017-19 10.3 0 1,748 1,748
% Change from 2017-19 117.0% 0.0% 53.5% 53.5%

Policy Changes

Emergency Program Development

The Pollution Liability Insurance Agency provides affordable federally-required pollution liability insurance for owners and operators of commercial underground storage tanks. The availability of affordable insurance is at risk if a private insurer withdraws from the state. Agency request legislation is proposed to develop an emergency program to assist tank owners and operators to meet federal insurance requirements. If approved, funding is provided to develop and notify the approximately 3,000 tank owners and operators of the new program. (Pollution Liab Insurance Prog Trust - State)

Technical Budget Correction

Operating costs for the Underground Storage Tank Loan and Grant Program are moved from the capital budget to the operating budget to align with allowable capital budget program costs. (PLIA Underground Strg Tank Rev Acct - State)

Heating Oil Capital Assistance

Expanding the Underground Storage Tank Loan and Grant Program to include heating oil tanks is an effective way to protect homeowners against financial hardship, prevent or mitigate environmental contamination from heating oil, and facilitate conversion to alternative energy sources. Contingent upon passage of agency request legislation to add heating oil tanks to the loan and grant program, additional FTE staff and funding are provided to manage the increased workload. Assistance will be provided to remediate past heating oil releases and prevent future releases by upgrading, replacing, or removing a heating oil tank. (PLIA Underground Strg Tank Rev Acct - State)

Office Relocation

This item funds the relocation of agency offices to provide additional space. The recent addition of two new programs and growth in an existing program have increased the number of employees, and the existing meeting and office space is insufficient at the agency's current location. (Heat Oil Pollution Liability Trust - Non-Appropriated, PLIA Underground Strg Tank Rev Acct - State, Pollution Liab Insurance Prog Trust - State)

Attorney General

Adjustments are made to reflect each agency's anticipated share of legal service charges from the Attorney General’s Office. (Pollution Liab Insurance Prog Trust - State)

OFM Central Services

Adjustments are made to reflect each agency’s anticipated share of charges from the Office of Financial Management (OFM) for statewide financial applications, One Washington, and other OFM central services. (Pollution Liab Insurance Prog Trust - State)