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Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management Oil Spill Update


Wednesday May 20, 2015, 8:21 AM
Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management



Advisory: Oil Spill Update
Dear Nixle User,
EVENT NAME: Refugio Beach Oil Spill (This report may contain unconfirmed information)

DATE/TIME OF Report: 05/20/15 at 0800 hours

LOCATION: Refugio Beach, Santa Barbara County

IMPACT OF EVENT: MODERATE

SITUATION UPDATE:
• Unified Command:
• Federal On Scene Coordinator - USCG & EPA.
• State on Scene Coordinator - CA State Parks & CA Fish and Wildlife.
• The following State personnel are on scene: A Cal OES Fire Assistant Chief, A Cal OES Southern Region Coordinator, Department of Fish and Wildlife, OSPR Field Response Teams.
• The source of the spill was capped at approximately 1500 hours but a significant amount of oil reached the ocean at Goleta.
• The Refugio Beach campground was evacuated at the recommendation of the county Health Officer, and State Parks has offered other vacant state campgrounds nearby for those evacuated.
• Highway 1 and associated rail lines have been inspected and cleared for normal operations.
• OSPR has ordered a ban on fishing and the taking of shell fish in the spill area.
• Local Animal Rescue and environmental groups such as Clean Seas and the Environmental Defense Center are mobilizing to assist impacted wildlife.
• Initial estimate of cleanup time is 3 days.
• Per Cal OES Southern Region personnel:
• Approximately 4 miles of Refugio Beach was impacted by the spill.
• 20 barrels of oil were retrieved from the ocean and 100 barrels of oil were picked up at the spill site.
• The US Coast Guard is providing security on the water.
• Clean Seas conducted an overflight at 0630 hours.
• Three 65 foot vessels are cleaning oil off of the ocean and 6 vessels are corralling oil in the water.
• Pacific Petroleum is in the process of repairing the ruptured pipeline. ETA to be determined.
• On shore Patriot Services has 73 personnel conducting protective works for the following sensitive sites (in order of priority):
• 1. Bell Canyon
• 2. Tecolote
• 3. Gaviota

SITUATION:
• On 05/19/15 at 1243 hours the California State Warning Center received a report from the Santa Barbara County Fire Department indicating that a ¼ mile sheen was observed off of Refugio State Beach, near Goleta, Santa Barbara County.
• On 05/19/15 at 1510 hours the NRC reported that Plains All American Pipeline advised that crude oil was discovered to be coming out of a transmission pipeline at a Culvert under Highway 1. They estimated the release is greater than 500 barrels. Contractors responded to scene and the action line was shut in.
• The California State Warning Center conducted all appropriate notifications, including but not limited to local government agencies.

This report will be updated as information becomes available.
For full details, view this message on the web.






Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management Oil Spill Update


Wednesday May 20, 2015, 8:21 AM
Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management



Advisory: Oil Spill Update
Dear Nixle User,
EVENT NAME: Refugio Beach Oil Spill (This report may contain unconfirmed information)

DATE/TIME OF Report: 05/20/15 at 0800 hours

LOCATION: Refugio Beach, Santa Barbara County

IMPACT OF EVENT: MODERATE

SITUATION UPDATE:
• Unified Command:
• Federal On Scene Coordinator - USCG & EPA.
• State on Scene Coordinator - CA State Parks & CA Fish and Wildlife.
• The following State personnel are on scene: A Cal OES Fire Assistant Chief, A Cal OES Southern Region Coordinator, Department of Fish and Wildlife, OSPR Field Response Teams.
• The source of the spill was capped at approximately 1500 hours but a significant amount of oil reached the ocean at Goleta.
• The Refugio Beach campground was evacuated at the recommendation of the county Health Officer, and State Parks has offered other vacant state campgrounds nearby for those evacuated.
• Highway 1 and associated rail lines have been inspected and cleared for normal operations.
• OSPR has ordered a ban on fishing and the taking of shell fish in the spill area.
• Local Animal Rescue and environmental groups such as Clean Seas and the Environmental Defense Center are mobilizing to assist impacted wildlife.
• Initial estimate of cleanup time is 3 days.
• Per Cal OES Southern Region personnel:
• Approximately 4 miles of Refugio Beach was impacted by the spill.
• 20 barrels of oil were retrieved from the ocean and 100 barrels of oil were picked up at the spill site.
• The US Coast Guard is providing security on the water.
• Clean Seas conducted an overflight at 0630 hours.
• Three 65 foot vessels are cleaning oil off of the ocean and 6 vessels are corralling oil in the water.
• Pacific Petroleum is in the process of repairing the ruptured pipeline. ETA to be determined.
• On shore Patriot Services has 73 personnel conducting protective works for the following sensitive sites (in order of priority):
• 1. Bell Canyon
• 2. Tecolote
• 3. Gaviota

SITUATION:
• On 05/19/15 at 1243 hours the California State Warning Center received a report from the Santa Barbara County Fire Department indicating that a ¼ mile sheen was observed off of Refugio State Beach, near Goleta, Santa Barbara County.
• On 05/19/15 at 1510 hours the NRC reported that Plains All American Pipeline advised that crude oil was discovered to be coming out of a transmission pipeline at a Culvert under Highway 1. They estimated the release is greater than 500 barrels. Contractors responded to scene and the action line was shut in.
• The California State Warning Center conducted all appropriate notifications, including but not limited to local government agencies.

This report will be updated as information becomes available.
For full details, view this message on the web.






What is Red Nose Day? It is coming up May 21

Supposedly if you give to Red Nose Day you are helping kids in poverty.
I never heard of it before.

Coast Guard, Santa Barbara County Responding to Oil Slick on Ocean Off Refugio State Beach

http://ktla.com/2015/05/19/oil-slick-off-refugio-state-beach-in-santa-barbara-county-prompts-emergency-response/



Emergency officials and the U.S. Coast Guard were responding to an 4-miles-wide oil slick off the coast of Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County on Tuesday.
Authorities were responding to an apparent oil slick in the ocean off Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County on May 19, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

Authorities were responding to an apparent oil slick in the ocean off Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County on May 19, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

Multiple local news outlets reported a pungent smell from spilled oil on the popular beach about 20 miles west of downtown Santa Barbara.

U.S. Coast Guard crews were responding to an “unknown sheen” at Refugio, the guard’s Los Angeles/Long Beach office Twitter account stated.

The sheen was from a ruptured pipeline on the shore side that had been “secured,” the Coast Guard office later confirmed in a tweet.

County fire and emergency officials were responding to the 4-mile-wide of oil slick, the Coast Guard stated, saying it would oversee cleanup of the oil.

The Coast Guard also said in a tweet that Exxon was responding, but ExxonMobil spokesman Christian Flathman said the pipeline was not one of the company’s and the company was not responding. Flathman said he planned to contact the Coast Guard.

Houston-based Plains All-American Pipeline was later identified as the “responsible party.”

Coast Guard, Santa Barbara County Responding to Oil Slick on Ocean Off Refugio State Beach

http://ktla.com/2015/05/19/oil-slick-off-refugio-state-beach-in-santa-barbara-county-prompts-emergency-response/



Emergency officials and the U.S. Coast Guard were responding to an 4-miles-wide oil slick off the coast of Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County on Tuesday.
Authorities were responding to an apparent oil slick in the ocean off Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County on May 19, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

Authorities were responding to an apparent oil slick in the ocean off Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County on May 19, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

Multiple local news outlets reported a pungent smell from spilled oil on the popular beach about 20 miles west of downtown Santa Barbara.

U.S. Coast Guard crews were responding to an “unknown sheen” at Refugio, the guard’s Los Angeles/Long Beach office Twitter account stated.

The sheen was from a ruptured pipeline on the shore side that had been “secured,” the Coast Guard office later confirmed in a tweet.

County fire and emergency officials were responding to the 4-mile-wide of oil slick, the Coast Guard stated, saying it would oversee cleanup of the oil.

The Coast Guard also said in a tweet that Exxon was responding, but ExxonMobil spokesman Christian Flathman said the pipeline was not one of the company’s and the company was not responding. Flathman said he planned to contact the Coast Guard.

Houston-based Plains All-American Pipeline was later identified as the “responsible party.”

I like Hillary and I like Bernie.

But one thing I noticed. Bernie is talking about what he would like to see happen and Hillary is talking about what is likely to happen.
That is the difference to me. Hillary supporters seem grounded and see themselves as change agents. Bernie supporters seem to be helpless and drifting and hope Bernie gets in office to put some ground under their feet.
That's one reason why I support Hillary.

They don't support Hillary. Some say they

won't vote for her if she is the nominee.
But they demand that she run her campaign by their whims.

Breaking news: Russ Feingold just officially announced he's running again for the United States

Senate

Dear MoveOn member,

Breaking news: Russ Feingold just officially announced he's running again for the United States Senate.

Up until 2011, Russ Feingold was one of the most principled progressives in the U.S. Senate. On issue after issue—from his sole vote against the Patriot Act in 2001, to coming out early and strongly against the Iraq War, to being the leading voice for getting money out of politics—we could always count on Russ Feingold speaking out strongly for progressive values.

We need Russ Feingold back in the Senate working alongside Elizabeth Warren and other progressive champions now more than ever. Let's welcome him into the race by showing that we're ready to fight alongside him again

Let's make it easy on the Koch's ad writers.

They spend $900,000,000 buying all the air time on all the networks with this one word ad, "Socialist."
We give the next four Supreme Court placements to the Kochs. A conservative court for the next 30 years. Way to give them their money's worth.

I got some mail from the President

Most likely a form fund raising letter.
It went straight to the shredder without being opened.
I hope he can still accomplish something for the middle class before he leaves office but he may as well be in retirement as far as I am concerned.
The TPP was the last chance for me.
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