Report to Commissioners: Production and Marine Terminal Operations in State Waters and the California State Lands Commission’s Oil Spill Prevention Programs Protecting State Waters

At its June 28, 2010 Commission meeting, the Chair of the Commission directed Commission staff to review oil production operations in State waters by the August 2010 Commission meeting, in light of the events occurring in the Gulf of Mexico relating to the British Petroleum (BP) Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The Chair also directed Commission staff to report on the Commission’s oil spill prevention activities and programs for oil production operations and marine oil terminal operations in State waters, their effectiveness, and to evaluate opportunities for improvement of these programs. Commission staff has prepared this report to address the Commission Chair’s