California Government Code

Sec. § 8670.17


The administrator shall adopt regulations regarding the equipment, personnel, and operation of vessels to and from marine terminals that are used to transfer oil.


The regulations shall be adopted, and thereafter periodically revised, to ensure the best achievable protection of the public health and safety and the environment.


The regulations adopted pursuant to this section shall include, but not be limited to, both of the following:


A requirement that the vessel has functional equipment that is compatible with any vessel traffic advisory control system that may be established along the California coast.


A requirement that the vessel, while in marine waters, has at all times at least one person on the bridge who is able to communicate fluently and effectively both in English and in the language of the master of the vessel.

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