Laws and Regulations/Legal Documents
Referenced Laws, Regulations, and Agreements
Oil Pollution Act (OPA) of 1990, 33 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.
Consent Decrees/Related Documents
A copy of the final settlement document for this case is available on theNOAA Office of the General Counsel for Natural Resources website.
Trustee Coordination and Management
Memoranda of Understanding/Memoranda of Agreement
Memorandum of Agreement among Massachusetts, Rhode Island and the U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration regarding Natural Resource Damage Assessment, Restoration and other Natural Resource Trustee Activities arising from the Bouchard B. 120 Oil Spill, March 27, 2007.
Memorandum of Agreement Between Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. and the Natural Resource Trustees Governing Cooperative Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restorative Planning Activities for the Bouchard B. 120 Oil Spill, October 12, 2006.
Letter re Accepting request to conduct a cooperative natural resource damage assessment, June 30, 2003.
Letter re Inviting Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. to participate in a cooperative natural resource damage assessment, June 12, 2003.
Preliminary Injury Assessment
Pre-Assessment Data Report, June 7, 2005.
Injury Assessment Phase
Public Use and Recreation
Final Buzzards Bay/Bouchard B-120 Oil Spill Lost Use Valuation Report, March 31, 2009.
Shoreline Injury Assessment Part I: Exposure Characteriztion Bouchard 120 Oil Spill, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, February10, 2006.
Draft Final B-120 Oil Spill Shoreline Injury Assessment: Injury Quantification, June 2008
Aquatic Resources (Benthic, Fish, and Shellfish Resources)
Final Aquatic Exposure and Injury Report, B-120 Oil Spill, October 24, 2008
Birds and Wildlife
Exposure Assessment and Injury Determination for the Northern Diamondback Terrapin, T/B Bouchard 120 Oil Spill, May 2005.
Rare Beetle Preassessment Screening, June 15, 2005.
Restoration Planning Phase
Finding of No Significant Impact and Final Supplemental Environmental Assessment for Salt Marsh, Fish Passage, and Eelgrass Restoration, May 2017
Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment for Salt Marsh, Fish Passage, and Eelgrass Restoration January 2017
Final Supplemental Environmental Assessment for Recreational Shellfishing and Shellfish Restoration June 2016
Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment for Recreational Shellfishing and Shellfish Restoration
Final Programmatic Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment for the B-120 Buzzards Bay Oil SpillOctober 2014
Draft Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment for the Buzzards bay Bouchard Barge - 120 (B-120) Oil Spill Shoreline, Aquatic and Natural Resource use Injuries Massachusetts and Rhode Island, February 2014
Final Restoration Plan & Environmental Assessment for Piping Plover, September 2012
Buzzards Bay Public Presentation 09 21 22 11, September 2011
Final Ram Island Shore Protection Alternatives Analysis and Wave Study, May 15, 2009
Public Outreach and Involvement
Bouchard NRD Meetings 9-2011, Press Release, September 2011
Public Information on NRDA Injury Assessment and Restoration, January 2011
Companies to Pay More Than $6 Million for Natural Resource Damages from Buzzards Bay Oil Spill(Press Release), November 15, 2010.
Buzzards Bay Oil Spill: A Cooperative Natural Resource Damage Assessment, April 2008.
Buzzards Bay Oil Spill in Massachusetts: A Cooperative Natural Resource Damage Assessment, October 2006.
Fact Sheet: Buzzards Bay Oil Spill in Massachusetts: A Cooperative Natural Resource Damage Assessment, May 2003.