Report 2008-102 Recommendation 5 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 #5 To: Fish and Wildlife, Department of

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.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From January 2011

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)

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2008-102

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.