UNOCAL Pipeline Crude Oil Spill

State TrusteeAO Bureau

Also Known As

Incident Type

Oil

State

California

Case Status

Restoration

Location

near Avila Beach, Pacific Ocean

Authority

OPA

Contaminants of Concern Include

Oil

Affected DOI Resources Include

Migratory Birds, Anadromous Fish, Marine Mammals, Threatened and Endangered Species

Financial Summary

Restoration Funds Collected:

$118,753.80

*Restoration Funds Allocated:

$140,134.02

*Restoration Funds Remaining:

$0.00

* Restoration Funds can contain multiple settlements/projects. All collections are placed in interest bearing accounts. For detailed information on individual settlements/ projects please visit: NRDAR Status Report

Case Description

The rupture of a Union Oil Company of California (Unocal) pipeline near Avila Beach, San Luis Obispo County, California, on August 3, 1992, caused a discharge of approximately 600 barrels of San Joaquin Valley crude oil. The oil flowed along a gully, down a cliff face into a small cove and eventually entered the Pacific Ocean.

Credit: California Dept of Fish and Wildlife


Case Documents


 Document TypeDocument NameDocument Date

Settlement

 Consent Decree Consent Decree 03/22/1996

Restoration

 Restoration Report Final Report 03/01/2008
 Restoration Plan Restoration Plan 06/01/1999
 Restoration Plan Restoration Plan (Sea Otter) 08/01/1998

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