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Governor's Office of Emergency Services
Hazardous Material Spill Update
CONTROL#: 21-5440 NRC# 1318437
NOTIFY DATE/TIME: 10/01/2021 / 2022RECEIVED BY:
OCCURENCE DATE/TIME:
10/01/2021/1813
CITY/OP. AREA:
Long Beach/Los Angeles County

SOUTH COAST AQMD
1.a. PERSON NOTIFYING Cal OES:
AGENCY: NRC
1.b. PERSON REPORTING SPILL (If different from above):
AGENCY: Colonial Compliance Systems, Inc
SUBSTANCE TYPE:
a. SUBSTANCE:b. QTY:
Amount
Measurec. TYPE:d. OTHER:e. PIPELINEf. VESSEL
>= 300 Tons
1.Unknown Oil2 NM x 100 m SheenPETROLEUMNoNo
2. NoNo
3. NoNo
Orignal Description:Per the NRC report: CALLER IS REPORTING AN UNKNOWN SHEEN IN THE WATER NEAR THEIR VESSEL IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN.
Update(s): 10/02/2021 02:06:05 AM - An additional NRC has been received for the observed sheen. The NRC has been called in by NOAA / Satellite Analysis Branch.

INCIDENT LOCATION
County: ORANGE
City: HUNTINGTON BEACH State: CA
Distance from City: 4.5 NAUTICAL MILE
Direction from City: W Latitude: 33 38' 17" N Longitude: 118 05' 12" W
PACIFIC OCEAN / SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 6389

NOAA/NESDIS MSPR ISSUED

A POSSIBLE OIL ANOMALY WAS OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY. THIS
ANOMALY IS UNCONFIRMED AS OIL.

REPORT DATE: 10-02-2021
REPORT TIME: 0815 UTC
REGION: PACIFIC
SUB REGION: CALIFORNIA
AREA/BLOCK: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 6389
IMAGE DATE: 10-02-2021
IMAGE TIME: 0158 UTC
DATA SOURCE: SENTINEL1A
MODE: INTERFEROMETRIC WIDE (IW) VV
RESOLUTION: 20 METER
LOCATION: 3338'17" N/11805'12" W
AREA: 3.04 SQUARE KILOMETERS
CONFIDENCE: HIGH
REMARKS: POSSIBLE OIL WAS OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY. THIS ANOMALY IS UNCONFIRMED AS OIL. THE ANOMALY WAS CENTERED APPROXIMATELY 4.5 NMI W OF HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA IN THE COASTAL PACIFIC OCEAN, AND MEASURED APPROXIMATELY 2.8 NMI IN LENGTH AND UP TO 0.7 NMI IN WIDTH. THE ANOMALY WAS DARK AGAINST ITS BACKGROUND WITH SHARP EDGES. WINDS AT THE TIME OF THE IMAGE WERE FROM THE WNW AT AROUND 5 KTS. THE ANOMALY WAS CO-LOCATED AND LIKELY ASSOCIATED WITH NRC REPORT #1318437, WHICH WAS A REPORT OF A SHEEN OF UNKNOWN TYPE OR ORIGIN. THE IMAGE TIME WAS APPROXIMATELY 45 MINUTES AFTER THE TIME OF THE NRC REPORT.

UNCERTAINTIES: THE ANOMALY EXTENDED TO AND POSSIBLY BEYOND THE EDGE OF THE IMAGE. ALTHOUGH THERE WERE NUMEROUS VESSELS WITHIN IMMEDIATE
PROXIMITY TO THE ANOMALY, NONE WERE CLEARLY ASSOCIATED WITH THE ANOMALY. THESE FACTORS PREVENTED THE POSSIBLE IDENTIFICATION OF A POINT SOURCE. STILL, THE NRC REPORT ALLOWS FOR HIGH CONFIDENCE THAT THIS WAS OIL.

PERSON NOTIFYING Cal OES OF SPILL UPDATE:
NAME:
AGENCY:
PHONE#:
Ext:
PAG/CELL:
NRC
UPDATE QUANTITY
Amount
    Measure
1.
    Sheen
2.
3.
4.

UPDATE KNOWN IMPACT:




UPDATE CAUSE:

SITUATION UPDATE:
An additional NRC has been received for the observed sheen. The NRC has been called in by NOAA / Satellite Analysis Branch.

INCIDENT LOCATION
County: ORANGE
City: HUNTINGTON BEACH State: CA
Distance from City: 4.5 NAUTICAL MILE
Direction from City: W Latitude: 33 38' 17" N Longitude: 118 05' 12" W
PACIFIC OCEAN / SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 6389

NOAA/NESDIS MSPR ISSUED

A POSSIBLE OIL ANOMALY WAS OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY. THIS
ANOMALY IS UNCONFIRMED AS OIL.

REPORT DATE: 10-02-2021
REPORT TIME: 0815 UTC
REGION: PACIFIC
SUB REGION: CALIFORNIA
AREA/BLOCK: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 6389
IMAGE DATE: 10-02-2021
IMAGE TIME: 0158 UTC
DATA SOURCE: SENTINEL1A
MODE: INTERFEROMETRIC WIDE (IW) VV
RESOLUTION: 20 METER
LOCATION: 3338'17" N/11805'12" W
AREA: 3.04 SQUARE KILOMETERS
CONFIDENCE: HIGH
REMARKS: POSSIBLE OIL WAS OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY. THIS ANOMALY IS UNCONFIRMED AS OIL. THE ANOMALY WAS CENTERED APPROXIMATELY 4.5 NMI W OF HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA IN THE COASTAL PACIFIC OCEAN, AND MEASURED APPROXIMATELY 2.8 NMI IN LENGTH AND UP TO 0.7 NMI IN WIDTH. THE ANOMALY WAS DARK AGAINST ITS BACKGROUND WITH SHARP EDGES. WINDS AT THE TIME OF THE IMAGE WERE FROM THE WNW AT AROUND 5 KTS. THE ANOMALY WAS CO-LOCATED AND LIKELY ASSOCIATED WITH NRC REPORT #1318437, WHICH WAS A REPORT OF A SHEEN OF UNKNOWN TYPE OR ORIGIN. THE IMAGE TIME WAS APPROXIMATELY 45 MINUTES AFTER THE TIME OF THE NRC REPORT.

UNCERTAINTIES: THE ANOMALY EXTENDED TO AND POSSIBLY BEYOND THE EDGE OF THE IMAGE. ALTHOUGH THERE WERE NUMEROUS VESSELS WITHIN IMMEDIATE
PROXIMITY TO THE ANOMALY, NONE WERE CLEARLY ASSOCIATED WITH THE ANOMALY. THESE FACTORS PREVENTED THE POSSIBLE IDENTIFICATION OF A POINT SOURCE. STILL, THE NRC REPORT ALLOWS FOR HIGH CONFIDENCE THAT THIS WAS OIL.
Link to Spill Report: http://w3.calema.ca.gov/operational/malhaz.nsf/SpillAllDocs/F5FE18E46FD4B83F8825876200127F5E?OpenDocument
FAX NOTIFICATION LIST:
AA/CUPA, DTSC, RWQCB, US EPA, USFWS, DFW-OSPR, Cal GEM, COASTAL COM, CSWC Managers, LANDS, EDO, FDC, Cal OES REG, PARKS & REC, USCG, Co/WP, Co/Hlth, Co/E-Hlth, Maritime, DFW/OSPR/MSU
ADMINISTERING AGENCY:Long Beach Fire Department
SECONDARY AGENCY: LACoFD Health Haz-Mat
ADDITIONAL COUNTIES:
ADDITIONAL ADMIN. AGENCY:
OTHER NOTIFIED:NRC
RWQCB Unit:4
Cal GEM: Southern
Cal OES Region: Southern

CONFIRMATION REQUEST:




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RWQCB Unit:


Cal OES Reg.

karla.benedicto@caloes.ca.gov

Created by: Warning Center on: 10/02/2021 02:06:05 AM Last Modified by: Warning Center on: 10/02/2021 05:27:05 AM
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