MOTEMS Post-Event Notification and Inspection

The MOTEMS Section 3102F.4.1 requires marine oil terminal operators to provide a notification to the local area Division field office (Northern California: (510) 741-4950; Southern California: (562) 499-6312) following a significant, potentially damage-causing event, such as an earthquake, storm, vessel impact, passing vessel incident, fire, explosion or tsunami. The notification shall include, at a minimum:

  • A brief description of the event.
  • A brief description of the nature, extent and significance of any damage observed as a result of the event.
  • The operational status and any required restrictions.
  • A statement as to whether a Post-Event inspection will be carried out.

If the marine oil terminal operator and/or Division determine that a post-event inspection is required, the terminal operator shall take the prescribed actions. The primary purpose is to assess the integrity of structural, mechanical and electrical systems. This assessment will determine the operational status and/or remedial measures required.

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