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 more information, please go to: https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/OSPR/Contingency/Inland-Facilities-Contingency-Plan