Oil Spill Response, Prevention, and Administration Fees

In 2014, Senate Bill 861 (Stats. 2014, Ch. 35) expanded the fee programs to be statewide, including all modes of delivery and all waters of the state.

Oil Spill Prevention and Administration Fee

The oil spill prevention and administration fee funds prevention programs in California as well as provides funding for the Oiled Wildlife Care Network to protect wildlife affected by oil.

Terminal and refinery operators are required to collect the oil spill prevention fee from the owner of the crude oil or petroleum products for each barrel received and remit payment to the Board of Equalization.

Oil Spill Response Fee

The oil spill response fee provides funds to promptly cover costs of response, containment, and cleanup of oil spills into waters of the state.

The oil spill response fee is currently not imposed; however, there is an annual reporting requirement.

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If you have questions regarding this program or need to register with the BOE, please contact Special Taxes and Fees at the following address or telephone number:

Special Taxes and Fees, MIC: 88
State Board of Equalization
PO Box 942879
Sacramento, CA 94279-0088

Telephone 1-800-400-7115
(TTY: 711)

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