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Inland Facilities Contingency Plans & Financial Responsibility

The emergency regulations governing the development of oil spill contingency plans and financial responsibility for inland facilities, pipelines, refineries and railroads became effective Sept. 3, 2015. Affected industry members have until January 1, 2016 to submit facility contingency plans and Certificates of Financial Responsibility. All materials provided here are intended to help plan holders prepare their documents, but plan holders are still responsible for ensuring they are in compliance with the new inland regulations. For questions, please refer to the link opens in new tab or windowOSPR contacts list.

link opens in new tab or windowFrequently Asked Questions for Inland Facilities

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  • January 1, 2016 – Submit Contingency Plan and application for a Certificate of Financial Responsibility (COFR)
  • OSPR will review the plan and COFR application within 30 days of receipt
  • 90 days after approval of the plan, the drills and exercises regulations go into effect for the plan holder.

Approved Emergency Regulations

To Whom the Regulations Apply

Guidance and Reference Documents

OSPR developed documents to assist plan holders with the creation of oil spill contingency plans.

Financial Responsibility Requirements


Financial Responsibility Forms

If you have questions, please email the Facilities Financial Responsibility Program.

Additional Resources

ICS Links and Training

Bakersfield Workshop Presentations 2015

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