Working Group Fact Sheet
Title: Recommendations for the Design of Marine Oil Terminals
In 2005, the State of California, USA completed a set of comprehensive engineering standards for the design of hydrocarbon-based liquid bulk terminals, otherwise known as marine oil terminals (MOTs). These standards, applicable for rehabilitation of existing terminals as well as the design of new terminals, set minimum engineering design standards that all terminal operators must follow. Promulgated by the California State Lands Commission, Marine Facilities Division, the standards require that all MOTs be audited against the standards to determine level of compliance. The standards focus on avoiding and limiting oil or refined hydrocarbon product spills and cover all technical aspects.
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Recommendations for the Design of Marine Oil Terminals (pdf, 266 KB)
revised 29 Jun 2010