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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 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 56,719,000
Net change from current biennium 16,969,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 42.7% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
319,500 319,500 General Fund - Federal 638,000
(1,102,000) State Building Construction Account - State 1,102,000 737,000
881,000 (32,859,000) PLIA Underground Strg Tank Rev Acct - State 90,000 33,740,000 50,937,000
1,749,000 (1,099,000) Pollution Liab Insurance Prog Trust - State 1,308,023 2,848,000 2,483,000
2,949,500 (34,740,500) Total Appropriated Funds 1,398,023 37,690,000 54,795,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
323,000 323,000 State Agency Ofc Relocat Pool Acct - Nonappropriated
415,319 415,319 Info Tech Invest Rev Acct - Nonappropriated
Pollution Liab Insurance Prog Trust - Nonappropriated 27,773,804
(2,060,000) Heat Oil Pollution Liability Trust - Nonappropriated 1,026,809 2,060,000 1,924,000
738,319 (1,321,681) Total Non-Appropriated Funds 28,800,614 2,060,000 1,924,000

Capital Budget: Summary

  Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   Actual Estimated Proposed
900,263 900,263 State Building Construction Account - State 205,737
32,519,864 32,519,864 PLIA Underground Strg Tank Rev Acct - State 5,730,136
1,060,216 1,060,216 Pollution Liab Insurance Prog Trust - State 215,900
34,480,343 34,480,343 Total Appropriated Funds 6,151,773

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 1,397,921 1,947,799 942,927 2,443,000 2,357,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
906,473 59.7% 465,894 19.2% 1,909,274 66.0%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2018-19 Actual 2019-20 Estimated 2020-21 Estimated 2021-22 Proposed 2022-23 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 12.3 12.9 15.5 19.9 19.9