- LOCATION: Initial
release occurred approximately 4.5 miles offshore of Huntington Beach, Orange
- DATE REPORTED: October 2, 2021
- INCIDENT SUMMARY: An
underwater pipeline running from Platform Elly to Long Beach spilled a minimum
of approximately 24,696 gallons of crude oil into San Pedro Bay. Product
initially floated to the surface forming surface slicks and strands that
extended from the source mainly south and southeast along prevailing ocean
currents. Southern California beaches from at least Surfside Beach to
the U.S./Mexico Border, including coastal marshes and lagoons, were
either freshly oiled or received varying levels of tarballs in the weeks
following the spill.
- RESPONSIBLE PARTY: Amplify
- NATURAL RESOURCE TRUSTEES: California
Department of Fish and Wildlife; California Department of Parks and Recreation;
California State Lands Commission; National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration; and the Department of the Interior through the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, and the Bureau of Land Management.
- RESOURCES POTENTIALLY IMPACTED: Birds,
marine mammals, fish, as well as water column, marsh, sandy beach, subtidal,
and rocky intertidal habitats, and human uses.
Call for Restoration Projects
The Pipeline P00547 Natural Resource Trustees are currently assessing the ecological injuries and human use losses caused by the spill. Through the assessment process, the trustees will quantify the injuries to wildlife, habitat, and lost use of those resources, and develop a restoration plan for public comment. A claim for funds from the responsible party will be made in order to implement selected restoration projects.
The trustees are inviting the public to submit restoration concepts and project proposals that aim to protect, restore, and enhance the resources potentially impacted by the spill. Trustees request interested entities to submit proposals at email@example.com.