OSPR's Local Government Outreach

The Office of Spill Prevention and Response partners with leaders from California’s numerous sovereign tribal governments, 58 counties, more than 400 cities and towns, and countless port, harbor and special districts to outline its mission of providing the best achievable protection of California’s natural resources. Together, we are working to prevent, prepare for, and respond to spills of oil and other deleterious materials, and restore and enhance affected resources.

Local Oil Spill Response Equipment Grant Program

The mission of the Local Oil Spill Response Equipment Grant Program is to provide funding to Native American tribal governments, counties, cities, and special districts in order to pre-position response equipment to protect their economic resources in the event of an oil spill. OSPR is currently accepting grant applications from jurisdictions throughout California.


OSPR offers a variety of presentations depending on the needs of the tribal or local government.

  • OSPR Overview – Full or half-day multi-discipline presentations focusing on the resources brought by OSPR to respond to an oil spill and how tribal governments, counties, and cities would interact with OSPR during an oil spill response
  • Mini OSPR Overview – Shorter presentations providing a brief review of the history of oil spill response in California, the events leading to OSPR’s creation in 1991 and its increased role in 2014, initial oil spill response actions by OSPR, and a discussion of the roles and responsibilities of native American tribes, counties, cities, and special districts when oil spills in their jurisdiction

Representatives of OSPR’s Field Response Teams (FRT) and local government outreach coordinators regularly attend Area Contingency Plan Committee Meetings (ACP) and each of the six Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) meetings held throughout California.

Other Resources


Cindy Murphy
Email: Cindy.Murphy@wildlife.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 375-4746

Pete Barker - Tribal Liaison
Email: Peter.Barker@wildlife.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 798-5087

Last update : 6/5/2023 10:38:31 AM

Contact Us

California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)
715 P Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Mailing: P.O. Box 944209, Sacramento, CA 94244-2090
(916) 445-0411 for General CDFW Information

Office of Spill Prevention and Response
Mailing: P.O. Box 944209, Sacramento, CA 94244-2090
(916) 375-8580 for OSPR Information

Report Oil Spills
(800) 852-7550 or (800) OILS-911

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