Free Seminar Provides San Francisco Bay/Delta Marina and Yacht Club Operators Oil Spill Emergency Resource Information


Contact:  Gloria Sandoval (916) 651-5692

June 12, 2013


SACRAMENTO, Calif. - San Francisco Bay/Delta marinas and yacht clubs are invited to a free seminar that presents oil spill response resource information.  The free seminar will take place July 11 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Oakland. Space is limited. Registration by July 5 is required.

As waterfront stakeholders, marina and yacht club operators possess extensive local waterway and boating knowledge. The seminar will cover information on:

  • California’s oil spill response structure
  • Office of Spill Prevention and Response Equipment Grants
  • Third party claim process
  • General information on oil spill kits for boating facilities
  • California’s new Marinas and Yacht Clubs Spill Response Communication Packet
  • Tools and resources available to increase communication capabilities between boating facilities and the Office of Emergency Services during an oil spill

Key presenters include: California Department of Boating and Waterways, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California Emergency Management Agency and California Coastal Commission’s Boating Clean and Green Program.

To register, please contact California’s Boating Clean and Green Program Coordinator, Vivian Matuk, via e-mail or at (415) 904-6905.  Information on the location of the seminar, lunch and parking options will be provided once registration has been processed.

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The Boating Clean and Green Program is an education and outreach program conducted through the California Department of Boating and Waterways and California Coastal Commission. The program promotes environmentally-sound boating practices to marine business and boaters.