California Government Code
(a) The administrator shall license all oil spill cleanup agents, and shall adopt regulations governing the expedited testing, licensing, and use of oil spill cleanup agents. The administrator shall utilize toxicity and efficacy tests and other information from government and private agencies developed for each specific category of chemical countermeasure in determining the acceptability of an oil spill cleanup agent for license and use.
(b) Sorbents and other cleanup devices that do not employ the use of active chemical cleanup agents, or otherwise determined by the administrator not to cause aquatic toxicity for purposes of oil spill response, are not subject to subdivision (a).
(c) The administrator may charge applicants a fee for the costs of processing an application for a license for an oil spill cleanup agent, not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000). The administrator may require renewal of a license every five years, and may charge a fee for the cost of processing the renewal of the license for an oil spill cleanup agent, not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100). Only one license per cleanup agent shall be required statewide.