California's lead agency for oil spill prevention, response and restoration. During a spill visit CalSpillWatch website https://calspillwatch.dfg.ca.gov/
California is committed to preventing pollution spills and to respond them when they do occur through its Department of Fish and Game (DFG), Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR). DFG serves as the public trustee agency for the protection and management of California’s native fish, wildlife and habitats upon which they depend. Under that authority, OSPR serves as the lead state agency for off-highway spill prevention, response and restoration. Through planning and partnership with industry, local authorities, federal and state agencies, non-profit organizations and the public, OSPR seeks to prevent resource damage, minimize impacts, and restore and rehabilitate California’s wildlife populations and their habitats from the harmful effects of oil and other deleterious material spills. OSPR reaches for best achievable protection through alternative technologies, sound science, and regular review of strategies, actions, and efforts used during spill events and the level of success they achieved. Since its creation in 1990, OSPR staff have responded to over 3,000 spills, and recovered more than $208 million in natural resource damage assessments from spill events to be used for spill restoration projects. For more information, please visit us on the internet at www.dfg.ca.gov/ospr, DFG main page- www.dfg.ca.gov.
|Founded||1990 under the Lempert-Keene-Seastrand Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act|
Marine Safety http://www.dfg.ca.gov/ospr/Marine/
Restoration Activity http://www.dfg.ca.gov/ospr/NRDA/
Oil Spill laws http://www.dfg.ca.gov/ospr/Law/