Proposed Rulemaking to Increase the Non-Tank Vessel Fee
January 8, 2021
The Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) is proposing to amend sections 870.17, 791.7, and 793, of subdivision 4 of Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR) to increase the fee assessed against non-tank vessels. Pursuant to Government Code section 8670.41, a non-tank vessel owner or operator is charged a reasonable fee based on the costs to manage a comprehensive program to protect waters of the state from spills of oil and other deleterious materials. The proposed fee increase is to account for the increased costs associated with implementing the non-tank vessel program, and to ensure adequate funding to continue to meet statutory mandates to provide best achievable protection of the state’s natural resources.
In accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, OSPR submitted the Notice of Proposed Regulatory Action to the Office of administrative Law for publication in the California Regulatory Notice Register.
Written Comment Period
Any interested person, or his or her authorized representative, may submit written comments on the proposed action to OSPR. All written comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on Monday, February 22, 2021. Comments may be submitted by mail or e-mail as follows:
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Office of Spill Prevention and Response
Attn: Regulations Unit
P.O. Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244-2090
The current rulemaking file for this proposed action consists of the following documents: