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Case: Buzzards Bay/Bouchard 120, MA

Laws and Regulations/Legal Documents

  1. Referenced Laws, Regulations, and Agreements

    1. Oil Pollution Act (OPA) of 1990 , 33 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.  Linking to a non-federal government web site. This link does not imply endorsement.
  2. Consent Decrees/Related Documents

    1. A copy of the final settlement document for this case is available on theNOAA Office of the General Counsel for Natural Resources website.   Linking to a non-federal government web site. This link does not imply endorsement.

Trustee Coordination and Management

  1. Memoranda of Understanding/Memoranda of Agreement

    1. 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.
    2. 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.
  2. Correspondence

    1. Letter re Accepting request to conduct a cooperative natural resource damage assessment , June 30, 2003.
    2. Letter re Inviting Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. to participate in a cooperative natural resource damage assessment , June 12, 2003.

Preassessment Phase

  1. Preliminary Injury Assessment

    1. Pre-Assessment Data Report , June 7, 2005.

Injury Assessment Phase

  1. Public Use and Recreation

    1. Final Buzzards Bay/Bouchard B-120 Oil Spill Lost Use Valuation Report , March 31, 2009.
  2. Shoreline Resources

    1. Shoreline Injury Assessment Part I: Exposure Characteriztion Bouchard 120 Oil Spill, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts and Rhode Island , February10, 2006.
    2. Draft Final B-120 Oil Spill Shoreline Injury Assessment: Injury Quantification , June 2008
  3. Aquatic Resources (Benthic, Fish, and Shellfish Resources)

    1. Final Aquatic Exposure and Injury Report, B-120 Oil Spill , October 24, 2008
  4. Birds and Wildlife

    1. Exposure Assessment and Injury Determination for the Northern Diamondback Terrapin , T/B Bouchard 120 Oil Spill, May 2005.
    2. Rare Beetle Preassessment Screening , June 15, 2005.

Restoration Planning Phase

  1. Finding of No Significant Impact and Final Supplemental Environmental Assessment for Salt Marsh, Fish Passage, and Eelgrass Restoration , May 2017
  2. Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment for Salt Marsh, Fish Passage, and Eelgrass Restoration January 2017
  3. Final Supplemental Environmental Assessment for Recreational Shellfishing and Shellfish Restoration June 2016
  4. Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment for Recreational Shellfishing and Shellfish Restoration
  5. Final Programmatic Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment for the B-120 Buzzards Bay Oil Spill October 2014
  6. 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
  7. Final Restoration Plan & Environmental Assessment for Piping Plover , September 2012
  8. Buzzards Bay Public Presentation 09 21 22 11 , September 2011
  9. Final Ram Island Shore Protection Alternatives Analysis and Wave Study , May 15, 2009

Public Outreach and Involvement

  1. Public Outreach

    1. Bouchard NRD Meetings 9-2011 , Press Release, September 2011
    2. Public Information on NRDA Injury Assessment and Restoration , January 2011
    3. Companies to Pay More Than $6 Million for Natural Resource Damages from Buzzards Bay Oil Spill (Press Release), November 15, 2010.
    4. Buzzards Bay Oil Spill: A Cooperative Natural Resource Damage Assessment , April 2008.
    5. Buzzards Bay Oil Spill in Massachusetts: A Cooperative Natural Resource Damage Assessment , October 2006.
    6. Fact Sheet: Buzzards Bay Oil Spill in Massachusetts: A Cooperative Natural Resource Damage Assessment , May 2003.
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