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.
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)
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.