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1 United States Coast Guard OSC BRIEFING U.S. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River July 24, 2013

2 United States Coast Guard SIGNIFICANT INCIDENTS Sep. 26, 2012, near Lord Island … down river from Rainier, Oregon $80,000 of OSLTF used Vessel had been taking on water with 3 feet of standing water in engine room Removed 7,100 gallons oily water and fuel F/V TIFFANY

3 United States Coast Guard On Nov. 1, 2012, reports were received of black oil on the beaches of Fisher Island, and a silver colored sheen was sighted within the vicinity. Sector Columbia River IMD personnel deployed with Washington DOE to investigate. Black oil, tar balls, and tar patties were discovered on the beach. Cowlitz Clean Sweep was hired to conduct clean-up. With the aid of Cowlitz Clean Sweep, IMD and DOE conducted an extensive sweep of the area, but a source could not be determined. Amount of Oil Spilled: Unknown OSLTF Costs: $8, SIGNIFICANT INCIDENTS Fisher Island Tar Balls

4 United States Coast Guard On Jan. 2, 2013, the FV Robert Henry ran hard aground among the rocks within the vicinity of Cape Arago, OR. The vessel had a fiberglass hull with steel fuel tanks containing 300 gallons of diesel. Vessel broke apart amongst the waves and rocks. All debris and threats of pollution were removed, but it is estimated that a total of approximately 250 gallons of diesel was discharged. SIGNIFICANT INCIDENTS F/V ROBERT HENRY

5 United States Coast Guard On Jan. 25, 2013, the FV GENESIS A ran aground at Ledbetter Point, south of the entrance for Willipa Bay. 675 gallons of diesel fuel, hydraulic oil, and lube oil was estimated to have been discharged from the vessel. 730 gallons of diesel fuel was successfully recovered from the vessel. SIGNIFICANT INCIDENTS F/V GENESIS A

6 United States Coast Guard On Feb. 4, 2013, upon investigating a report of a silver sheen on the Willamette River, it was discovered that a hydraulic oil leak in an elevator shaft of a neighboring facility resulted in oil leaching through the ground and into a public waterworks outfall. Sector Columbia River IMD Portland Detachment worked in conjunction with Oregon DEQ and the facility to coordinate a two week operation of repair and remediation to prevent further discharge. It was estimated that a total of 316 gallons of hydraulic oil was lost. It is estimated that 50 gallons of hydraulic oil impacted the Willamette River. SIGNIFICANT INCIDENTS Oregon City Hydraulic Spill

7 United States Coast Guard Sector Columbia River IMD July 2010 – July 2013 IMD Responses : 650 Notifications 187 Unknown Sheen Cases 85 Mystery Drum Removals 17 Sunken Vehicles 114 Vessel Discharges 53 Facility Discharges or Releases Administration/Penalties 126 Letters of Warning 32 Notice of Violations 10 Class I Civil Penalty 01 Criminal

8 United States Coast Guard Sector Columbia River IMD Feb 2013 – July 2013 IMD Responses : 228 Notifications 60 Unknown Sheen Cases 12 Mystery Drum Removals 2 Sunken Vehicles 15 Vessel Discharges 5 Facility Discharges or Releases Administration/Penalties 19 Letters of Warning 12 Notice of Violations 0 Class I Civil Penalty 0 Criminal

9 United States Coast Guard Sector Col. River IMD June 2012 – July 2013 OSTLFCERCLATotal Astoria cases42771 Portland cases89111 Sector Col. River Oregon Washington51043 Report of:Total Mystery sheen53 Mystery drums47 Tsunami debris18 Com. vsl. pollution17 Facility pollution16 Fish. vsl. pollution9 Pleasure crft sinking9 Misc. debris ashore8 Public/govt vsl8 Pleasure crft pollution4 Fish. Vsl. Grounding4 Vehicle pollution3 Fish vsl. Sinking3 Pleasure crft grounding0

10 United States Coast Guard Looking Ahead DOE Quarterly Meeting, July 31 RRT/NWAC Meeting in early November in Portland, Or. MFSA Oil Spill Prevention Subcommittee Meetings Derelict Vessel Task Force Meeting – Monthly Bi-weekly phone conferences with NOAA regarding Japanese Tsunami Marine Debris.


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