To avoid logistical problems in responding to oil spills, the spill office should collaborate with area committees in California to identify potential command centers that are sized appropriately and possess all necessary communications equipment.
The San Diego Area Committee, co?chaired by the spill office and the Coast Guard, established a subcommittee to develop a list of pre?identified suitable incident command post locations in the area. The subcommittee identified the Coast Guard?Sector San Diego as the appropriate command post in the southern portion of San Diego County. For spills in the northern portion of the county, the subcommittee identified the City of Carlsbad?s Emergency Operations Center as a suitable incident command post. The Coast Guard established a memorandum of understanding with the City of Oceanside for use of the facility. (See 2010-041 p. 113)
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