California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Scientists taking samples by the side of the river

Vessel Contingency Plan Review Program

The Readiness Unit reviews and approves over 1500 vessel contingency plans that operate in California waters. Before a vessel can enter, they must ensure that each plan contains a Qualified Individual (QI) with knowledge of the plan, a spill management team ready to integrate into the ICS structure, vessel particulars, contracted response resources including salvage and fire fighting, and the insurance coverage in case of an oil spill. The unit also process revisions and ensure plans are submitted on time in compliance with the regulations.

Oil Spill Response Organizations (OSRO)

Contact Information

Joe Stewart
Email: Joe.Stewart@wildlife.ca.gov
Phone: 916-324-0173

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Page Last Updated: October 17, 2013