The provisions of Section 2390, shall apply only at offshore terminals.
(1) During every mooring and unmooring operation, a tug or tugs shall be available and standing by in readiness to assist the tank vessel. The tug or tugs shall have bollard pull sufficient to assist the tank vessel.
(2) At all times during a transfer operation a tug or tugs shall be available to the barge. The tug or tugs shall have bollard pull sufficient to assist the barge.
(1) For the purpose of this section, a “mooring master” means a person who holds a valid U.S. Coast Guard issued license as Master or Mate and an endorsement as First Class Pilot for the area at which the terminal is located.
(2) A mooring master shall be aboard every tank vessel or barge for every mooring and unmooring operation at that terminal.
(d) Assistant Mooring Master.
(1) For the purpose of this section, an “assistant mooring master” means a person who holds a valid U.S. Coast Guard issued license as Master or Mate and has experience in mooring and unmooring operations at that terminal. This person shall not be a member of the vessel's crew.
(2) In addition to the requirement in subsection (c)(2) of this section, an assistant mooring master shall be aboard the tank vessel for every mooring and unmooring operation at that terminal.
(e) Diver Inspection of Submarine Hose.
Each terminal operator shall ensure that a diver inspection of any submerged hose string to be used has been conducted prior to every hookup if:
(1) The submarine hose has not been lifted within 15 days of the last previous transfers; or
(2) There has been a passage of a storm or seismic event affecting the area which may have damaged or covered the submarine hose.
(f) Pipeline Requirements.
(1) At all times, offshore terminals shall have the capability of drawing and maintaining a vacuum on all submarine pipelines containing oil.
(2) At all times during mooring and unmooring operations at offshore terminals, a vacuum shall be maintained on all submarine pipelines containing oil which do not lead to a berth where another vessel is already moored and which:
(A) Serve the berth where the vessel is being moored or unmoored; or
(B) Are in or near the approach path of the vessel being moored or unmoored.
Each tank vessel or barge that conducts or is intending to conduct a transfer operation at an offshore terminal shall at all times during the transfer operation and under all conditions have a net underkeel clearance of at least six (6) feet from the sea-floor and any known obstructions.
Offshore terminals shall conduct annual bathymetric surveys of the berth and maneuvering areas adjacent to the berth.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 8750, 8751 and 8755, Public Resources Code. Reference: Section 8670.17, Government Code; Sections 8750, 8751, and 8755, Public Resources Code.
1. New section filed 11-20-92; operative 12-21-92 (Register 92, No. 47).
2. New subsection (h) filed 10-5-94; operative 11-4-94 (Register 94, No. 40).
This database is current through 3/10/23 Register 2023, No. 10.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 2, § 2390, 2 CA ADC § 2390