Committed to the Safe Navigation of the Port

The Committee is established pursuant to Section 8670.23 of the Government Code and Title 14, California Code of Regulations, Sections 800-802, and is responsible for planning for the safe navigation and operation of tank ships, tank barges, and other vessels within the harbor, and for making recommendations to the Administrator of the Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR).


The Port Hueneme Harbor Safety Committee is mandated by the California Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act of 1990 (ACT). On October 8, 1991, the California Department of Fish and Game’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) officially appointed the committee and the committee’s first meeting was held November 18, 1991.

Quarterly Meetings

The Harbor Safety Committee hosts quarterly meetings at 1:00 pm at The Port of Hueneme, 333 Ponoma Street, Port Hueneme, CA 93041. Please see agendas for information on how to attend the meetings virtually or contact the Clerk of the Board at 805-488-3677.

Upcoming Meeting(s): 

  • Thursday, November 4, 2022, 1:00 pm

Harbor Safety Plan

Harbor Safety Plan

Committee Members

Port of Hueneme Harbor Safety Committee

Assessment of Emergency Towing Capabilities in the Port Hueneme Area of Responsibility


Harbor Safety Committee Vacancies

The Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR), is accepting applications for membership on the Port Hueneme Harbor Safety Committee. The OSPR is seeking applicants for the following positions:

  • Representative of Shipping Agents (Alternate)
  • Representative of Nonprofit Environmental Organizations (Member/Alternate)
  • Representative of Off-Shore Platform Supply Vessel Operators (Member/Alternate)
  • Representative of Dry Cargo Vessel Operators (Member/Alternate)
  • Representative of Organized Labor (Member/Alternate)
  • Representative of Refrigerated Cargo Vessel Operators (Alternate)
  • Representative of Commercial Fishing Operators (Member/Alternate)
  • Representative Fresh Produce Cargo Vessel Operators (Alternate)
  • Representative Marine Petroleum Operators (Alternate)
  • Representative Marine Fuel Terminal Operators (Member)

Qualified individuals who reside in the Port Hueneme area are encouraged to apply. A Harbor Safety Committee application can be obtained by using the link: Harbor Safety Committee Application for Appointment

More information on Harbor Safety Committees can be found on the Department of Fish and Wildlife site:

If you have questions regarding the requirements for a position, or the application process, please contact Mr. David Mighetto at e-mail address, or by telephone at (916) 375-7151.