California Government Code
(a) The administrator shall carry out programs to provide training for individuals in response, containment, and cleanup operations and equipment, equipment deployment, and the planning and management of these programs. These programs may include training for members of the California Conservation Corps, other response personnel employed by the state, personnel employed by other public entities, personnel from marine facilities, commercial fishermen and other mariners, and interested members of the public. Training may be offered for volunteers.
(b) The administrator may offer training to anyone who is required to take part in response and cleanup efforts under the California oil
spill contingency plan or under local government contingency plans prepared and approved under this chapter.
(c) Upon request by a local government, the administrator may provide a program for training and certification of a local emergency responder designated as a local spill response manager by a local government with jurisdiction over or directly adjacent to waters of the state.
(d) Trained and certified local spill response managers shall participate in all drills upon request of the administrator.
(e) As part of the training and certification program, the administrator shall authorize a local spill response manager to train and certify volunteers.
(f) In the event of an oil spill, local spill response managers trained and certified pursuant to
subdivision (c) shall provide the state onscene coordinator with timely information on activities and resources deployed by local government in response to the oil spill. The local spill response manager shall cooperate with the administrator and respond in a manner consistent with the area contingency plan to the extent possible.
(g) Funding for activities undertaken pursuant to subdivisions (a) to (c), inclusive, shall be from the Oil Spill Prevention and Administration Fund created pursuant to Section 8670.38.
(h) All training provided by the administrator shall follow the requirements of applicable federal and state occupational safety and health standards adopted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board.