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Oil Spill Response, Prevention, and Administration Fees Law and Government Code

Government Code

Chapter 7.4. Oil Spill Response and Contingency Planning

Article 6. The Oil Spill Prevention and Administration Fund

Section 8670.42

8670.42. Report to the Legislature. (a) The Department of Fish and Game and the State Lands Commission, independently, shall contract with the Department of Finance for the preparation of a detailed report that shall be submitted on or before January 1, 2013, and no less than once every four years thereafter, to the Governor and the Legislature on the financial basis and programmatic effectiveness of the state's oil spill prevention, response, and preparedness program. This report shall include an analysis of all of the oil spill prevention, response, and preparedness program's major expenditures, fees and fines collected, staffing and equipment levels, spills responded to, and other relevant issues. The report shall recommend measures to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the state's oil spill prevention, response, and preparedness program, including, but not limited to, measures to modify existing contingency plan requirements, to improve protection of sensitive shoreline sites, and to ensure adequate and equitable funding for the state's oil spill prevention, response, and preparedness program.

(b) A report to be submitted pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795.

History.—Stats. 2002, Ch. 514 (SB 849), in effect January 1, 2003. Stats. 2011, Ch. 583 (AB 1112), in effect January 1, 2012, added "(a)" before "The Department of Fish and Game", added "and the State Lands Commission, independently," after "The Department of Fish and Game", substituted "2013" for "2005", and added "and no less than once every four years thereafter," to the first sentence in subdivision (a); and added subdivision (b).