The Commission proposes changes to the building standards contained in the California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 2, Chapter 31F-Marine Oil Terminals and Chapter 35-Referenced Standards. Please submit any comments to Ravindra Varma at CSLC.MEPDRegulations@slc.ca.gov by July 3.
April marked the first time in the Commission's 80-year history meeting in the Palm Desert. The Commission issued dozens of leases and authorized other actions for the use and occupation of the Commission's lands and resources.
The Delta Stewardship Council has posted the final report evaluating the feasibility of shore-based ballast water reception and treatment facilities in California.
The Commission proposes to repeal Title 2, Division 3, Chapter 1, Article 5.1. Marine Terminal Physical Security, after considering all comments, objections or recommendations regarding the proposed action. Please submit any comments to Ravindra Varma at CSLC.MEPDRegulations@slc.ca.gov by May 21.
The Commission has completed the plugging and abandonment of the Becker well, an old disused leaking oil well in the surf zone of Summerland Beach in Santa Barbara County, the site of the nation's first offshore oil development.
The Commission urges the federal government to withdraw the Pacific Outer Continental Shelf from the 2019-2024 national leasing program and to schedule additional public meetings so that local voices can be heard.
The California State Lands Commission took back the offshore oil and gas lease associated with Rincon island in Ventura County, ending offshore oil production at this location. More information can be found here.
The Commission issued a declaration of interest in the efforts announced by the Cities of Imperial Beach and Chula Vista, and the Port of San Diego, to address Tijuana River pollution that has caused human health problems, threatened local economies, and damaged the environment.