Certification of Spill Management Teams

Third 15-Day Continuation Notice for Proposed Changes and Addition of Documents

August 10, 2021

The Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) is proposing to adopt changes to the regulatory text, add an Addendum to the Initial Statement of Reasons, as well as add Documents Incorporated by Reference to the rulemaking file.

Written Comment Period

OSPR will accept written comments pertaining only to the changes identified in this third 15-day comment period between Wednesday, August 11, 2021 and Wednesday, August 25, 2021. All written comments must be submitted to OSPR no later than 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, by mail or e-mail as follows:

Department of Fish and Wildlife
Office of Spill Prevention and Response
P.O. Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244-2090
E-mail: OSPRRegulations@wildlife.ca.gov

The proposed revisions to the rulemaking file consist of the following documents:

Documents from prior public comments periods can be found below.


Second 15-Day Continuation Notice for Proposed Changes to the Certification of Spill Management Team regulation

February 26, 2021

The Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) is proposing to adopt changes to the originally proposed regulatory text, Initial Statement of Reasons, and Economic and Fiscal Impact Statement (For STD 399). These changes are in response to comments received during the first 15-day public comment period noticed from January 16, 2021 through February 1, 2021.

Written Comment Period

OSPR will accept written comments pertaining only to the revisions identified in this second 15-day comment period between February 27, 2021 through March 15, 2021. All written comments must be submitted to OSPR no later than 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on March 15, 2021 by mail or e-mail as follows:

Department of Fish and Wildlife
Office of Spill Prevention and Response
P.O. Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244-2090
E-mail: OSPRRegulations@wildlife.ca.gov

The proposed revisions for this second 5-day comment period are included in the following documents:

Documents from the original July 31, 2020 rulemaking notice and the January 16, 2021 15-day comment period can be found below.


15-Day Continuation Notice for Proposed Changes to the Certification of Spill Management Team regulations

January 15, 2021

The Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) is proposing to adopt changes to the originally proposed regulatory text, Initial Statement of Reasons, Economic and Fiscal Impact Statement (Form STD 399), and to add Documents Incorporated by Reference and Relied Upon to the rulemaking file. These changes are in response to comments received during the 45-day public comment period. The original notice of proposed rulemaking was published in the California Regulatory Notice Register 2020, No. 31-Z, OAL Notice File No. Z-2020-0721-01, on July 31, 2020.

Written Comment Period

OSPR will accept written comments regarding the proposed changes or materials added to the rulemaking file between January 16, 2021 and February 1, 2021. All written comments must be submitted to OSPR no later than 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on February 1, 2021, by mail or e-mail as follows:

Department of Fish and Wildlife
Office of Spill Prevention and Response
P.O. Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244-2090
E-mail: OSPRRegulations@wildlife.ca.gov

The proposed revisions to the rulemaking file consist of the following documents:

Documents from the original July 31, 2020 rulemaking notice can be found below.


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 Assembly 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
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 : 10/5/2021 12:18:39 PM

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