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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 1. General Provisions

Section 8670.5

8670.5. Ensuring full and adequate response to oil spills. The Governor shall ensure that the state fully and adequately responds to all oil spills in waters of the state. The administrator, acting at the direction of the Governor, shall implement activities relating to oil spill response, including drills and preparedness and oil spill containment and cleanup. The administrator shall also represent the state in any coordinated response efforts with the federal government.

History.—Stats. 1994, Ch. 533, in effect January 1, 1995, added "oil" after "and preparedness and". Stats. 2004, Ch. 796 (SB 1742), deleted "emergency" before "drills and preparedness" in the second sentence. Stats. 2014, Ch. 35 (SB 861), in effect June 20, 2014, deleted "marine" after "oil spills in" and added "of the state" in the first sentence.