Proposed Rulemaking to Amend Regulations for Response to Spills of Non-Floating Oils
June 23, 2022
The Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) is proposing to amend regulations in title 14 of the California Code of Regulations to implement the statutory changes created by Assembly Bill 936. The proposed regulatory amendments pertain to the definitions for non-floating oil, contingency plan requirements, and oil spill response organization ratings.
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 1, 2022.
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 midnight (Pacific Standard Time) on Tuesday, August 15, 2022. 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:
OSPR created a spill response to non-floating oil page after hosting a multi-agency informational meeting on November 15, 2017 for the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) with the goal of providing a forum to address California’s risk of and readiness to respond to spills of non-floating oil. Attendees of the public meeting included appointed TAC members and representatives from the California Energy Commission, United States Coast Guard (USCG), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), OSPR, and the response contractor community.