Report 2008-102 Recommendation 11 Responses

Report 2008-102: Office of Spill Prevention and Response: It Has Met Many of Its Oversight and Response Duties, but Interaction With Local Government, the Media, and Volunteers Needs Improvement (Release Date: August 2008)

Recommendation #11 To: Fish and Wildlife, Department of

To ensure an appropriate reserve balance for the fund, the spill office should annually assess the reasonableness of the reserve balance and the per-barrel fee on crude oil and petroleum products. Using this annual assessment, the spill office should adjust expenditures or the per-barrel fee as necessary.

1-Year Agency Response

In January 2009 the spill office created a report projecting its fund balance through fiscal year 2012 13. At that time, the spill office said that it was making mid-year adjustments to offset decreased revenues from imported oil. (2010-406, p. 196)

  • Response Date: August 2009

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2008-102

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.