3560 State Lands Commission
Program Descriptions


The State Lands Commission adopts rules, regulations, and guidelines for marine oil terminals within California providing for the best achievable protection of the public health and safety and the environment. The Commission's Marine Facilities Management Program monitors the offloading of oil at marine terminals, inspects all marine facilities and reviews and approves all marine oil terminal Operations Manuals. The Program also administers Chapter 31F of the California Building Code to ensure that marine oil terminals are fit for purpose. In addition, the Marine Facilities Management Program implements the state's Marine Invasive Species Program to prevent the introduction of non-indigenous species into California waters through ship-transmitted vectors. The program conducts scientific research, develops rules and regulations to implement the Marine Invasive Species Act, and physically inspects oceangoing vessels to ensure compliance.