(a) The terminal oil spill prevention certification program shall address all supervisory and operations personnel identified pursuant to subsection (c) of section 2542.
(b) The terminal operator shall develop and maintain written certification procedures, including:
(1) Minimum competency requirements to achieve certification;
(2) The process to develop and test competency in supervisory and operations personnel; and
(3) The process of issuing and tracking certificates, including replacement of lost certificates.
(c) The terminal operator shall maintain a written certificate or other record for supervisory and operations personnel which have met the terminal's certification requirements. This record shall document:
(1) The certified individual's name and position;
(2) Types and hours of training completed;
(4) Results of performance tests and evaluations;
(5) Signatures of the trainee and trainer; and
(6) Date of certification.
(d) Copies of certification records shall be kept at the terminal or in a location such as an office, so that they are readily accessible to Division staff, for at least five years from the date of certification.
(e) A terminal's certification program shall incorporate methods to evaluate and confirm job competency, including:
(1) A written examination, or oral examination documented in writing, which tests general knowledge about training topics identified under subsection (e) of section 2542, with an appropriate minimum passing score established by the terminal operator.
(2) A practical evaluation of understanding and performance of routine and emergency operations specific to position's job function, including observation of performance of each oil handling, transfer, storage, and monitoring duties assigned to a position prior to unsupervised performance of those duties.
(f) The terminal's program shall only provide for certification of an individual who has:
(1) Met the terminal's oil spill prevention initial training requirements relevant to the individual's position, as developed pursuant to subsection (d) of section 2542; and
(2) Passed a competency evaluation developed under subsection (e) of this section.
(g) Recertification shall occur at least once every three years based on:
(1) Successful completion of annual refresher training; and
(2) Satisfactory performance in a reevaluation of competency as developed under subsection (e) of this section.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 8755 and 8756, Public Resources Code. Reference: Sections 8751, 8755, 8756 and 8757, Public Resources Code.
1. New section filed 3-7-94; operative 4-6-94 (Register 94, No. 10).
This database is current through 9/15/23 Register 2023, No. 37.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 2, § 2545, 2 CA ADC § 2545