Report 2008-102 Recommendation 2 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 #2 To: Fish and Wildlife, Department of

To better integrate local plans with the response activities in other types of contingency plans, and to keep local plans up to date, the spill office should work with local governments to improve participation and should consider whether additional grant funding is needed.

1-Year Agency Response

The spill office said that in fiscal year 200809 it awarded 26 equipment and training grants totaling more than $650,000 to local government agencies. It noted that the contractor providing equipment and training had conducted three training sessions and would complete the remaining training sessions by October 31, 2009. Finally, language allowing for the inclusion of a local government representative in the unified command for spills in or near the San Francisco Bay has been added to the North Coast/San Francisco Bay and Delta/Central Area Contingency Plan. (2010-406, p. 194)

  • 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.