Report 2011-123 Recommendation 7 Responses

Report 2011-123: Oil Spill Prevention and Administration Fund: The Department of Fish and Game and the Office of Spill Prevention and Response Need to Improve Their Administration of the Spill Fund (Release Date: August 2012)

Recommendation #7 To: Spill Prevention and Response, Office of

To ensure that the spill office continues to work consistently with other entities to resolve issues with the use of staff and equipment and that it has the necessary resources to carry out its operations, the spill office should develop written policies and procedures with Fish and Game's IT unit regarding the coordination of response to system outages.

Agency Response*

Coordination guidelines have been signed and adopted between OSPR and CDFW's IT unit. The guidelines are currently being implemented.

  • Response Type†: 1-Year
  • Completion Date: May 2013
  • Response Date: August 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented


Agency Response*

The department stated that coordination guidelines have been signed and adopted between OSPR and CDFW Enforcement. The department also stated that the guidelines are currently being implemented.

  • Response Type†: 6-Month
  • Response Date: May 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Pending

The department's six-month response was submitted three months late. In addition, no documents were provided to support its assertion that the recommendation was fully implemented. The department agreed to provide this documentation as part of its one-year response.


Agency Response*

Fish and Game stated that it has completed draft guidelines regarding the coordination of the spill office and Fish and Game's IT unit, and the current target for adoption of these guidelines is January 1, 2013. (See 2013-406, p. 213)

  • Response Type†: 60-Day
  • Response Date: October 2012

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Pending


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†Response Type refers to the interval in which the auditee is providing the State Auditor with their status in implementing recommendations made in an audit report. Auditees must submit a response regarding their progress in implementing recommendations from our reports at three intervals from the release of the report: 60 days, six months, and one year or subsequent to one year.

*Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.


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