Drills and Exercises

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The Drills and Exercises Unit promotes the preparedness of vessel and facility plan holders by assisting in the design of and evaluating equipment deployment drills and tabletop exercises. Drill and exercise participants are tested against specific objectives and their performance is evaluated. Our goal, through drills and exercises, is to increase preparedness for potential oil spill response by plan holders, OSPR, and stakeholders to maximize response efficiency and protection of California's natural resources.

*NEW* In September 2022, new drills and exercises regulations that serve to harmonize pre-existing marine and inland regulations were approved and will be effective January 1, 2023. On January 1, 2023, marine and inland drills and exercises regulations (14 CCR §§ 820.01 and 820.02, respectively) will be repealed and replaced with harmonized drills and exercises regulations (14 CCR § 820.1). Regulations can be found in the Quick Links section below. Plan holder workshops will be held in March and April to help clarify regulatory requirements. Information regarding these workshops is available below the Quick Links section, including a link to the registration form.

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Plan Holder Workshops

The new Drills & Exercises regulations, 14 CCR § 820.1, has been approved and became effective January 1, 2023. OSPR's Drills & Exercises Unit will be hosting Plan Holder Workshops designed to clarify the regulatory requirements of section 820.1.

Due to logistics and ongoing public health concerns of COVID-19, there is limited space for each plan holder workshop. Each individual wanting to attend a workshop must register independently by the registration deadlines listed below. Attendees are encouraged to register as quickly as possible, as space is limited for each workshop. Emails will be sent out two weeks prior to each workshop with more information regarding your attendance.

Please take the time to review 14 CCR § 820.1 with your colleagues and be prepared with your clarifying questions. Drills and Exercises regulations can be found on this web page in the Quick Links section above. For those that are unable to attend or would like to refer to the slides, the presentation will be made available online shortly after the final workshop.

The workshops will be held on the following dates and times:

North Workshop (Capacity 60)
DATE: Thursday, March 9, 2023
LOCATION: Sacramento, CA
TIME: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
LAST DAY TO REGISTER: Wednesday, February 22, 2023

South Workshop (Capacity 50)
DATE: Thursday, March 30, 2023
LOCATION: Los Angeles County, CA
TIME: 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
LAST DAY TO REGISTER: Friday, March 10, 2023

Central Workshop (Capacity 50)
DATE: Thursday, April 20, 2023
LOCATION: Bakersfield, CA
TIME: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
LAST DAY TO REGISTER: Friday, March 31, 2023

To register, fill out this registration form(opens in new tab). If you have any registration questions, please reach out to osprdrills@wildlife.ca.gov.




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Last update : 2/8/2023 2:12:53 PM

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