This online database will allow owners and operators access to their
facility-specific electronic account and easily
update required facility information.
Texas General Land Office Oil Spill Prevention and Response Program certifies oil industry facilities along the Texas coast to ensure
compliance with state laws preventing oil spills.
According to the 1991 Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act (OSPRA), a
facility must be certified by the Land Office if it is employed in
handling, storing or transferring oil, and any portion of the facility
property is within 100 yards of tidally influenced coastal waters.
Facility owners and operators should contact the Land Office for any
questions regarding this requirement. Failure to address application,
certification, emergency response planning and operational requirements
as prescribed by law may result in penalties.
How to apply for Facility Compliance Certification
- Determine jurisdiction and category.
Owners and operators of facilities should contact the appropriate Land Office regional
field office to arrange for a determination of jurisdiction and facility
“Small Facilities” are structures that have an oil storage capacity
of 1,320 U.S. gallons or less or have pipelines four inches in
diameter or smaller.
"Intermediate Facilities" are structures that have an oil storage
capacity of greater than 1,320 U.S. gallons but less than 250,000 gallons
or have pipelines greater than four inches in diameter and equal to or
less than 12 inches in diameter.
"Large Facilities" are structures that have an oil storage capacity
of greater than 250,000 gallons or have pipelines greater than 12 inches
- Submit application and prepare response plan.
If OSPRA applies, the facility owners or operators will be instructed
to submit a Discharge Prevention and Response Certificate application
and prepare the appropriate facility response plan prior to handling,
storing or transferring oil. This application is in the Helpful
Documents section on the right of this page.
- Maintain facility-specific data online.
database allows owners and operators to access their
facility-specific electronic account and easily update required facility information.
- Pay certification fee.
Owners and operators must pay a non-refundable fee of $25.00 for a
five-year facility certificate. Contact the Land Office for instructions
regarding renewal of the facility certificate.