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Certification of Spill Management Teams

Proposed Rulemaking to Adopt New Regulations for the Certification of Spill Management Teams and Amend Regulations for Contingency Plans

July 31, 2020

The Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) is proposing to adopt regulations regarding Spill Management Team Certification, sections 830.1 through 830.11, Title 14, California Code of Regulations. Pursuant to statutory changes created by link opens in new windowAssembly Bill 1197, Government Code section 8670.32 requires the Administrator of OSPR to adopt regulations establishing criteria and procedures for certifying spill management teams based on their capacity to respond to and manage spills effectively.

Additionally, for consistency with the statutory mandates, OSPR is proposing amendments to its oil spill contingency plan regulations (sections 815.05, 815.07, 816.02, 817.02, 817.03, 817.04, 818.02, 818.03, 825.05, 825.07, 826.02, 826.03, 827.02, Title 14, California Code of Regulations) which require operators and owners of vessels and facilities who are required to have contingency plans to identify certified spill management teams in their plans, and additions to the Definitions and Abbreviations regulations (section 790, Title 14, California Code of Regulations).

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 on July 31, 2020.

Written Comment Period

Any interested person, or his or her authorized representative, may submit written comments on this proposed action to OSPR. All written comments must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. (PST) on Monday, September 14, 2020. 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:

Contact Information

Christine Kluge
Phone: (916) 375-4676

Last update : 8/6/2020 9:12:52 AM