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§ 2330. Exchange of Information.

2 CA ADC § 2330Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

Barclays California Code of Regulations
Title 2. Administration
Division 3. State Property Operations
Chapter 1. State Lands Commission (Refs & Annos)
Article 5. Marine Terminals Inspection and Monitoring
2 CCR § 2330
§ 2330. Exchange of Information.
(a) Exchange of Information Prior to a Vessel's Arrival at a Terminal.
(1) Prior to arrival of a tank vessel or barge at the terminal, the terminal operator shall acquire from the tank vessel or barge or its owners, operators or agents, and the vessel's owner, operator or agent shall provide, all of the following items of information which are applicable:
(A) Draft on arrival;
(B) Maximum draft and trim expected during transfer operation;
(C) Whether tank cleaning or crude oil washing will be undertaken;
(D) Any repairs that could delay commencement of cargo transfer;
(E) Manifold details, including type and size;
(F) Quantity and nature of slops, dirty ballast to be transferred at the terminal and any contamination thereof by chemical additives;
(G) Any defect of hull, machinery, piping, valves or other equipment which may:
1. Affect the safe maneuverability of the tank vessel or barge; or
2. Constitute a hazard to public health and safety and the environment; and
(H) Any other information pertinent to mooring, transfer of vessel's stores and cargo transfer operations.
(2) Prior to arrival at the terminal, the terminal operator shall provide, as applicable to the operator of the tank vessel or barge, information which shall include but not be limited to:
(A) Least depth of water expected at the berth while the vessel will be at the berth;
(B) The minimum number, length, size and material of mooring lines and emergency towing wires and accessories which the vessel should have available for mooring operations;
(C) Manifold, hose and mechanical loading arm details, including, but not limited to, type and size, used for oil transfer;
(D) Details and requirements concerning any vapor control system;
(E) Terminal requirements for crude oil washing and tank cleaning procedures;
(F) Any arrangements for the reception of slop or oil ballast residues;
(G) Any particular features of a dock or mooring or any significant damage which is considered essential to bring to the notice of the Master of the tank vessel, crew of the barge, Pilot or Mooring Master;
(H) At offshore terminals, the number of tugs required and the number of mooring support vessels that will be provided for mooring and unmooring operations;
(I) At offshore terminals information on wind, sea, swell, current, tide, visibility and load limitations and terminal restrictions including conditions under which mooring will not be permitted and conditions requiring cessation of transfer operations and departure from the moorings; and
(J) Any other information pertinent to available port services, mooring and cargo transfer operations.
(b) Exchange of Information upon Arrival (Pre-transfer Conference).
(1) Transfer operations shall not commence until both persons in charge are present and mutually agree to commence transfer operations after having conducted a pre-transfer conference and completed the declaration of inspection.
(2) The TPIC and VPIC shall hold a pre-transfer conference, to ensure that each person in charge clearly understands all information and agrees to all procedures necessary for a safe and pollution-free transfer operation.
(3) Those matters to be addressed in the pre-transfer conference shall include, but not be limited to, detailed information concerning the following:
(A) The quantities and temperatures of the products to be transferred;
(B) The cargo information listed in Section 2385, subsection (d)(2)(E) for the products to be transferred;
(C) The transferring and receiving systems, including, but not limited to, the following:
1. The sequence of transfer operations;
2. Maximum allowable working pressure;
3. Maximum allowable product temperature;
4. The control of line pressures;
5. The location of pressure gauges;
6. Settings of relief valves and the direction of their discharge;
7. Communications between vessel and terminal to compare and confirm quantities transferred and received;
8. Limitations on the movement of loading hoses and mechanical loading arms;
9. The initial, maximum and topping off transfer rates;
10. Tank changeover procedures;
11. Topping off procedures;
12. Transfer shutdown procedures; and
13. Signals to be used for standby, slowdown transfer rate, stop transfer, and emergency shutdown in case of a breakdown of communications systems;
14. If any part of the transfer is to be by gravity, the maximum marine terminal transfer rate possible using gravity; and 15. If the transfer is expected to take less than an hour, the approximate anticipated length of time needed for the transfer.
(D) Critical stages of the transfer operation;
(E) Federal, state, and local rules that apply to the transfer of oil;
(F) Emergency procedures;
(G) Discharge containment procedures;
(H) Discharge reporting procedures and requirements;
(I) Watch or shift arrangement;
(J) Frequency and means of checking that communications systems are operating effectively; and
(K) Minimum underkeel clearance required by the terminal operator.
(4) In addition to the requirements of subsection (b)(3) of this section, the TPIC and VPIC shall verify the following during the pre-transfer conference:
(A) The name or title and location of each person participating in the transfer operation;
(B) That vessel's cargo tanks which are required by the Coast Guard to be inerted have an oxygen content in the vapor space of cargo tanks of 8 percent by volume or less;
(C) That inerted tanks will remain inerted throughout the transfer operation or, if not, that Coast Guard approved alternate safety procedures will be employed;
(D) Whether tank cleaning or crude oil washing will be conducted during the transfer operation;
(E) The number and sizes of hose connections or loading arms to be used;
(F) Arrangements for the transfer of slops and oily ballast residues; and
(G) The maximum transfer rate of vapor control systems used during the transfer operation.


Note: Authority cited: Sections 8750, 8751, 8752, 8755 and 8757, Public Resources Code. Reference: Sections 8750, 8751, 8752, 8755 and 8757, Public Resources Code.
1. New section filed 11-20-92; operative 12-21-92 (Register 92, No. 47).
2. Amendment of subsections (a)(1)(H), (a)(2)(G), (b)(2), designation and amendment of subsection (b)(3) and subsection redesignation, amendment of subsection (b)(3)(C)12-13, new subsections (b)(3)(C)14-15 and amendment of subsection (b)(4) filed 10-5-94; operative 11-4-94 (Register 94, No. 40).
3. Amendment of subsections (a)(2)(C)-(D), (b)(3)(C)13. and (b)(3)(I)-(J), new subsection (b)(3)(K) and amendment of subsections (b)(4)(F)-(G) filed 3-9-99; operative 4-8-99 (Register 99, No. 11).
This database is current through 3/10/23 Register 2023, No. 10.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 2, § 2330, 2 CA ADC § 2330
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