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AB-2677 Oil spill: contingency plan: railroad.(2013-2014)

As Amends the Law Today


 Section 7719 is added to the Public Utilities Code, to read:

 (a) (1) On or before January 1, 2017, the California Environmental Protection Agency, in consultation with the State Fire Marshal, interested stakeholders, relevant local agencies, and all of the entities listed in paragraphs (1) to (16), inclusive, of subdivision (a) of Section 7718, shall develop and submit to the Governor and the Legislature a report containing recommendations for a comprehensive and coordinated oil spill contingency plan designed to address inland oil spills resulting from the transportation of crude oil by railroad.
(2) The report submitted to the Legislature pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
(b) In developing the report, the Secretary for Environmental Protection shall consider which state or local agencies are best suited to serve as the primary responder for inland oil spill response.