Spill management teams (SMT) provide personnel who fill incident command system (ICS) positions in an organization managing a spill response. Under the National Incident Management System (NIMS), oil spill responses are managed by a unified command with representation from federal, state, and local trustee agencies, as well as from the responsible party.
In 2017, California Assembly Bill 1197 amended the Lempert-Keene-Seastrand Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act to mandate a certification program for SMTs representing contingency plan holders in California. The formal rulemaking process to implement AB 1197 commenced on July 31, 2020. To view the status and associated documents, and to submit comments on the proposed regulations, please visit the Spill Management Teams page under ‘Laws and Regulations’ on OSPR’s web site.
Spill Management Team Training Documents
To help orient the regulated community and the public to the training requirements for certification, we have created documents summarizing the requirements. These documents pertain to the proposed regulations only. After final adoption of the regulations, they will be updated to reflect any changes made during the formal rulemaking process.