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Oil spill workers in white protective gear clean oil from a sandy beach.
Oil spill cleanup (Credit: California Department of Fish and Wildlife.)

Public Meeting and Call for Restoration Projects for Huntington Beach Pipeline Spill in California

October 11, 2022

Approximately one year ago on Oct. 1, 2021, the Pipeline P00547 (Huntington Beach) oil spill occurred in Southern California. An underwater pipeline running from Platform Elly to Long Beach spilled an estimated 25,000 gallons of crude oil into San Pedro Bay. 

The initial release occurred roughly 4.5 miles offshore of Huntington Beach. Natural resource trustees have been collecting data over the last year to inform their evaluation of environmental and human use injuries.

On Oct. 3rd, 2022 a factsheet was released inviting the public to submit restoration ideas or project proposals that aim to protect, restore, and enhance resources potentially impacted by the spill. 

Project submissions will be evaluated during the preparation of a Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan as planning progresses. 

Attend a Virtual Public Meeting

The public is invited to join an upcoming virtual meeting to learn more about the Natural Resources Damage Assessment (NRDA). The meeting will occur on January 25th, 2023.  

Pre-register to attend the meeting by emailing with the subject line “Pipeline P00547 Virtual Meeting” and include your full name and contact information. A link to attend the meeting will be sent to registrants in January 2023.

The Trustees request interested entities to submit restoration project concepts or project proposals at with the subject line “Pipeline P00547 Project Proposal”.

For More Information

Learn more on NOAA’s Damage Assessment, Remediation, and Restoration Program (DARRP) website’s case page for the Pipeline P00547 (Huntington Beach) oil spill.