WAC Rules on Pipeline Project

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WAC RULES2IntroductionMore than 15.8 billion gallons of dangerous chemicals and oil are transported to and fromWashington State by the help of large container ships and oil tankers every year. The sea andfresh water of the state support some of the vital and productive ecosystems in the world. But thehazardous spill of oil and chemicals in water and on land can be dangerous for a living being inwater as well as on land.DiscussionTo overcome this, the new rule has been implemented by the State of Washington.According to these rules, all the refineries and chemical factories within the state must limit theiremission of greenhouse gas by the year 2025. State Department of Ecology (DEC) has said thatthe regime was adopted WAC Petroleum refinery greenhouse gas emissions on 28th May and thereasonably available control technology (RACT) was established to limit GHG emissions fromstate refineries. Regulatory compliance is compulsory, while by 2025, the new enactedlegislation allows five refineries in Washington to choose one of the options available under therule to meet the requirements of reduction in GAG, according to the DEC.GIS Tools will be used to locate the spill of oils and leakages in pipelines. The pipelinedetails include location information for line segments, pipeline control points, block breaks,pipeline right of the way, prevention structures, safety equipment, block valves, access pointsand control stations. Tools must be able to include information of cultural,sensitive natural andeconomic areas that will also include the applicable GRP.[ CITATION Cha08 \l 16393 ]EES or Energy Efficiency Standards is the first option where a refinery can demonstratetheir performance of energy efficiency by scoring up to 50% with similar refineries in America.To demonstrate the performance of energy efficiency, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency and
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