California Department of Fish and Wildlife

1999 News Releases

    1. New Nontank Vessel Regulations Approved
      New Nontank Vessel Regulations Approved - SACRAMENTO — New Non-tank Vessel Contingency Plan and Certificate of Financial Responsibility (COFR) regulations and promulgated by the California Department of Fish and Game's Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) have been approved by the State Office of Administrative Law, and were filed with the Secretary of State on December 28, 1999. These regulations outline the requirements for submission and approval of oil spill contingency plans for non-tank vessels operating in State waters and the requirements for demonstrating financial responsibility. The new regulations are the result of last year's Senate Bill 1644, authored by Senator Mike Thompson, which added Section 8670.32 to Chapter 964 of the Government Code
    2. Humboldt Bay Oil Spill Clean-up in Final Stages
      Humboldt Bay Oil Spill Clean-up in Final Stages - EUREKA, CALIFORNIA — The first three loons that were oiled by the Labor Day spill in Humboldt Bay were released, this morning, at King Salmon Harbor, just south of Eureka. Dr. Dave Jessup, Sr. Wildlife Veterinarian for the Dept. of Fish and Game-OSPR, deemed it necessary to release the birds, for their own health, and to make room for other oiled birds. Veterinarians anticipate that the first significant bird release could occur in the next few days.