Sensitive Sites Exercise Program

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SCH Number
Public Agency
Fish and Game (OSPR), Department of
Document Title
Sensitive Sites Exercise Program
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Sensitive Site Exercise Program (SSEP) is a program by which the California Department of Fish and Game, Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) intends to test and evaluate the readiness and effectiveness of oil spill response strategies that protect 260 designated environmentally sensitive resources along a limited portion of California's Central Coast. Each of the sites that may be the subject to the SSEP are identified on a list that is included with this attachment. In general, the project consists of randomly scheduled exercises designed to familiarize oil spill response organizations (OSROs) with the locations of the sites and their site-specific response strategies. OSPR will evaluate the effectiveness of each site-specific response strategy following the scheduled exercise. OSPR will oversee, monitor and evaluate a maximum of fifty-four (54) exercise per year, over the next five years.

Contact Information

John Tarpley
Agency Name
Dept. of Fish and Game Office of Spill Prevention and Response
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Sonoma, Yolo

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 15307, 15308
Reasons for Exemption
The goal of the SSEP is to increase the effectiveness and response capabilities that, in the event of an actual oil spill, will reduce the potential for oil spills to enter and subsequently damage environmentally sensitive resources. Moreover, the sites response strategies to be tested under the SSEP can be done so in a manner that avoids any potential adverse impacts to the natural resources at issue.

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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