Spill Management Teams (SMT) play an integral part in OSPR's planned response to any oil spill incident. OSPR is in the process of promulgating regulations governing SMTs, as required by California AB 1197 (Limón, stats. 2017, ch. 584). In accordance with Government Code section 11346.45, OSPR is conducting a series of informal scoping meetings to solicit input from interested parties and/or those who may be subject to the new regulations. By holding informal meetings prior to the initiation of the formal rule making phase, OSPR aims to craft a robust regulatory package that will fulfill OSPR's statutory obligation to ensure the qualifications of SMTs operating in California, while taking into account the dynamic and wide-ranging operations of the regulated community.
SMT Scoping Session Documents
February 2018 Meetings
October 2018 Meetings
OSPR will continue to hold scoping meetings to solicit feedback on draft regulatory language. Input from interested parties is crucial to the success of this regulatory process. The next meetings are tentatively planned for mid-April 2019 in Sacramento and southern California.
Get in Touch
Email OSPRSMT@wildlife.ca.gov to submit comments and suggested language, or to be added to the distribution list to receive updates on draft regulations and upcoming meetings.