The emergency regulations governing the development of oil spill contingency plans and financial responsibility for inland facilities, pipelines, refineries and railroads became effective Sept. 3, 2015. Affected industry members had until January 1, 2016 to submit facility contingency plans and Certificates of Financial Responsibility. The statewide regulations implementing Senate Bill 861 were approved for permanent adoption by the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) and filed with the Secretary of State's office on December 17, 2018. The effective date of these regulations is January 1, 2019. All materials provided here are intended to help plan holders prepare their documents, but plan holders are still responsible for ensuring they are in compliance with the new inland regulations. For questions, please refer to the OSPR contacts (PDF) list.
Frequently Asked Questions for Inland Facilities (PDF)
Please visit OSPR's Financial Responsibility web page for forms, regulations, and additional information.
If you have questions, please email the Facilities Financial Responsibility Program.
OSPR developed documents to assist plan holders with the creation of oil spill contingency plans under the emergency regulations. All materials provided here are intended to help plan holders prepare their documents, but plan holders are still responsible for ensuring they are in compliance with the new inland regulations.
Office of Spill Prevention and Response
P.O. Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244-2090
Report Oil Spills
(800) 852-7550 or (800) OILS-911
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