Governing Law and Regulations
California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB)
Certified Unified Program Agencies (CUPAs)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9
California Regional Water Quality Control Boards (RWQCBs)
California Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR)
U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. California generally follows the federal regulations for spill prevention, control, and countermeasure (SPCC) plans, with some additional requirements for aboveground petroleum storage tanks. California has also established state oil spill contingency plan requirements for tank vessels, marine facilities, and nontank vessels. See the national section SPILL PREVENTION (SPCC PLAN) for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. Certified Unified Program Agencies ...