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Opportunity to Provide Input on Restoration for the Pipeline P00547 Oil Spill in Southern California

JAN. 13, 2023 — The public is invited to two virtual meetings to learn about efforts to assess the impacts of an October 2021 oil spill and solicit input for potential restoration actions. The meetings, scheduled for Jan. 25, 2023, will be hosted by state and federal trustee agencies for natural resources impacted by the Pipeline P00547 oil spill off the coast of Huntington Beach in Southern California.

A group of people on a beach.
Experts assess impacts of the Pipeline P00547 oil spill at Huntington Beach, California. Image credit: NOAA.

The Jan. 25 meetings will provide current information on the assessments of spill impacts to birds, marine mammals and fish, the water column, marsh, rocky intertidal, subtidal and sandy beach habitats, and human-use activities.

The public is also invited to submit recommendations for restoration concepts aimed to protect, restore and enhance resources potentially impacted by the spill. On Oct. 3, 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. 

Natural resource trustees include representatives from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California Department of Parks and Recreation, California State Lands Commission, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the U.S. Department of the Interior through the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 

For more information, visit NOAA's Damage Assessment, Remediation, and Restoration Program website.

Last updated Friday, January 20, 2023 9:06pm PST