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.

Agency Response*

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)

  • Response Type†: Annual Follow Up
  • Response Date: January 2011

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2008-102

†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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