Oil Spill Prevention and Administration Fund (OSPAF)

Final Approval of Amendments to Sections 870.15 and 870.17, Title 14 California Code of Regulations

February 1, 2022

In accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, on January 31, 2022, the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved OSPR's regulatory action to amend sections 870.15 and 870.17 to the Oil Spill Prevention and Administration Fund regulations implementing changes to the Government Code created by Assembly Bill 148 (Stats 2021, Ch. 115). These amended regulations are effective February 1, 2022.

Pursuant to Government Code section 8670.40, starting October 1, 2021, the OSPAF increased from 6.5¢ to 8.5¢ per barrel of crude oil and petroleum products. Starting January 1, 2022, collection of the OSPAF began on renewable fuels received at a refinery, a marine terminal, a renewable fuel receiving facility, or that is shipped from a renewable fuel production facility.

Documents from the 45-day public comment period can be found below.

For further details on the collection of these fees, registration obligations, and additional resources, visit California Department of Tax and Fees Administration


Proposed Rulemaking to Amend the Oil Spill Prevention and Administration Fund (OSPAF) regulations

October 29, 2021

The Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) is proposing to amend sections 870.15 and 870.17 of subdivision 4 of Title 14, California Code of Regulations (CCR). The proposed amendments make the regulations consistent with the changes to the Government Code created by Assembly Bill 148 (Stats. 2021, ch. 115) as it relates to the fee assessed against owners of crude oil and petroleum products, as well as renewable fuels to which the fee is now subject.

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 October 29, 2021 (OAL Notice File No. Z-2021-1019-01).

Written Comment Period

The public notice begins a 45-day public review period during which 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 11:59:59 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on Monday, December 13, 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
Email: OSPRRegulations@wildlife.ca.gov 

The current rulemaking file for this proposed action consists of the following documents: 


Contact Information

Christine Kluge
Email: Christine.Kluge@wildlife.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 375-4676

Last update : 5/10/2022 1:24:42 PM

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