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Case: Chalk Point, MD

Laws and Regulations/Legal Documents

Referenced Laws, Regulations, and Agreements

Oil Pollution Act (OPA) of 1990 33 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.

Federal Register Notices/Public Notices

Notice of Availability of a Draft Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment for the Oil Spill at Pepco's Chalk Point Generating Facility, Request for Comments, 67 Federal Register 94, 34674-34675 (May 15, 2002).

Department of Commerce Notice of Intent to Conduct Restoration Planning, April 12, 2002.

Consent Decrees/Related Documents

A copy of the final settlement document for this case is available on the NOAA Office of the General Counsel for Natural Resources website.

Department of Commerce Notice of Availability of a Draft Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment for the Oil Spill at Pepco's Chalk Point Generating Facility, Request for Comments, April 12, 2002.

Executive Order 01.01.2000.12: Patuxent River Oil Spill Citizens Advisory Committee and Oil Spill Prevention Advisory Committee, July 7, 2000.

Trustee Coordination and Management

Memoranda of Understanding/Memoranda of Agreement

Memorandum of Agreement Between the Trustees and the Responsible Parties Governing Cooperative Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration Planning Activities for the Chalk Point Oil Spill, Maryland, September 1, 2000.

Memorandum of Agreement Amongst National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of the Interior, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and the Maryland Department of Environment, n.d.

Correspondence

Letter re Request for revision to draft restoration plan, May 15, 2002.

Letter re Easement agreement, March 18, 2002.

Letter re Request for restoration ideas, April 30, 2001.

Letter re Status of NRD activities and request for technical experts, February 13, 2001.

Letter re The coordination of state and federal efforts, August 23, 2000.

Letter re Invitation to participate in the natural resource damages assessment for the Chalk Point Oil Spill, June 22, 2000.

Preassessment/Injury Assessment Phase

Preliminary Injury Assessment

Summary of NRDA-Related Surveys Initiated During the Emergency Phase of the Swanson Creek Oil Spill, February 2002. Appendices A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, and J, and figures.

Swanson Creek Oil Spill Natural Resource Damage Assessment: Extent of Oiling Report, January 23, 2002. Color maps.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Response During the Chalk Point Oil Spill, October 5, 2000.

Marshes

Deborah Carlson to Wade Blake (letter regarding the final Swanson Creek and Patuxent River long-term monitoring plan on behalf of Pepco and ST Services), April 24, 2002.

Injury to Wetlands Resulting from the Chalk Point Oil Spill, March 8, 2002.

2000 Chemistry Data Packages, September 11, 2001.

July 2001 Field Effort for the Swanson Creek Oil Spill, August 30, 2001.

September 2000 Field Effort for the Swanson Creek Oil Spill, February 14, 2001.

Swanson Creek Incident: Summary of SCAT Activities and Data Management, October 16, 2000.

Final Wetland Vegetative Injury Assessment Plan: Swanson Creek Oil Spill, October 4, 2000.

July 2000 Field Effort for the Swanson Creek Oil Spill, September 6, 2000.

Aquatic Resources (Benthic, Fish, and Shellfish Resources)

Final Report, Chalk Point Oil Spill of April 7, 2000 in Patuxent River, Maryland: Modeling of the Fates and Acute Biological Effects of the Spilled Oil on the Water Column, April 1, 2002. Appendices.

Quantification of Injury to Benthic Resources From the Chalk Point Oil Spill on the Patuxent River, March 5, 2002.

Estimation of the Fisheries Standing Stock in the Patuxent River in April 2000, March 2002.

Final Report, A Survey of the Shallow Water and Intertidal Benthic Invertebrates at Three Sites in the Vicinity of the Point Steam Electric Station, November 26, 2001.

Patuxent River Oil Spill: Assessment of Impacts on Benthos, Final Report, November 1, 2001.

Swanson Creek Incident: Summary of SCAT Activities and Data Management, October 16, 2000.

Statement of Work: Patuxent River Damage Assessment of the Chalk Point Oil Spill on Shallow Water and Intertidal Benthos, October 1, 2000.

Patuxent River Oil Spill Proposal to Assess Oil Spill Impacts on Benthic Invertebrates, June 15, 2000.

Birds and Wildlife

Estimate of Total Injury to Diamondback Terrapins From the Chalk Point Oil Spill, February 25, 2002.

Scaling the Washington Creek Restoration Project to the Chalk Point Oil Spill Diamondback Terrapin Injury, March 12, 2002.

Comparison of Northern Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemys Terrapin Terrapin) Hatching Success Among Variably Oiled Nesting Sites Along the Patuxent River Following the Chalk Point Oil Spill of April 7, 2000, December 7, 2001.

Acute Mortality of Diamondback Terrapins From the Chalk Point Oil Spill, November 9, 2001.

Reproductive Success of Osprey (Pandion Haliaetus) Nesting in the Vicinity of the Chalk Point Oil Spill, Final Report, November 2001.

Reproductive Success of Great Blue Herons (Ardia Herodias) Nesting in Swanson Creek, Maryland During the Chalk Point Oil Spill, Final Report, May 16, 2001.

Estimate of Total Acute Mortality to Birds Resulting From the Chalk Point Oil Spill, Swanson Creek, Maryland, April 7, 2000, May 7, 2001.

Reproductive Success of Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus Leucocephalus) Nesting in the Vicinity of the Chalk Point Oil Spill, Final Report, April 11, 2001.

Swanson Creek Incident: Summary of SCAT Activities and Data Management, October 16, 2000.

Wildlife Injury Assessment Plan for the Chalk Point Oil Spill, October 5, 2000.

Draft Study Plan: Patuxent River Diamondback Terrapin Project, October 1, 2000.

Lost Human Use

Study Summary - Injuries to Recreational Use, May 30, 2001.

Chalk Point Oil Spill: Lost Recreational Use Valuation Report, March 2001.

Dr. Kenneth E. McConnell to Norman Meade (letter on peer reviews, Chalk Point Lost Recreational Use Valuation Report), February 28, 2001.

Quantification of Lost Human Use: Proposed Work Plan and Budget Chalk Point Oil Spill, June 30, 2000.

Restoration Implementation Phase

Restoration Implementation Plan(s)

Final Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment for the April 7, 2000 Oil Spill at Chalk Point, November 2002. Appendices.

Whit Gibbons to Norman Meade (letter on restoration of terrapin nesting habitat), June 15, 2002.

Phase I Archeological Survey for the Virts Property Wetlands Creation Area, St. Mary's County, Maryland, May 20, 2002.

Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment for the April 7, 2000, Oil Spill at Chalk Point on the Patuxent River, Maryland: Draft for Public Review and Comment, May 1, 2002.

Restoration Scaling of Benthic, Aquatic, and Bird Injuries to Oyster Reef and Marsh Restoration Projects, April 16, 2002.

Factors to Evaluate Proposed Restoration Projects Under the Oil Pollution Act, Patuxent River Oil Spill, February 5, 2001.

Monitoring

The Monitoring of Recovery of Marshes Impacted by the Chalk Point Oil Spill, September 2008.

Public Outreach and Involvement

Public Outreach

Cleanup and Restoration Highlights at Chalk Point, Maryland, fact sheet, 2009.

"Patuxent River Oil Spill - Road to Recovery," Maryland Department of Natural Resources Journal, Winter 2003.

Swanson Creek Bulletin, final edition, 2003.

Nesting Bird Studies: Eagles, Ospreys, and Great Blue Herons, fact sheet, January 2002.

Waterfowl Mortality Study, fact sheet, January 2002.

Study Summary - Injuries to Recreational Use, fact sheet, May 2001.

Invitation to attend scientific presentations on the oil spill injury assessment study plans for the Swanson Creek natural resource damage assessment, December 6, 2000.

December 2000 Study Summary - Benthic Invertebrate Community.

December 2000 Study Summary - Bivalve Tissue Surveys.

December 2000 Study Summary - Blue Crab Tissue Surveys.

December 2000 Study Summary - Fish Community.

December 2000 Study Summary - Fish Tissue Surveys.

December 2000 Study Summary - Nesting Birds (Eagles, Ospreys, Great Blue Herons).

December 2000 Study Summary - Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Team (SCAT).

December 2000 Study Summary - Water and Sediment Chemistry.

December 2000 Study Summary - Wetland Injury Assessment.

December 2000 Study Summary - Wildlife Mortality Assessment (Furbearers and Waterfowl).

November 2000 Study Summary - Wetland Injury Assessment.

Assessing the Injuries, status report, August 2000.

Community Information: Health and Safety Advisories Oil Spill in Swanson Creek's Marsh and Patuxent River, April 19, 2000.

Press Releases

December 12, 2002, "NOAA Announces $2.7 Million Patuxent River Oil Spill Restoration."

May 8, 2002, "Plan Released Identifying Injured Natural Resources and Restoration Alternatives."

January 14, 2002, "Reports on Bird Injuries from the April 2000 Oil Spill in Southern Maryland."

Media Coverage

"Companies To Pay for River Repair: Project Seeks To Restore Patuxent Wetlands After Oil Spill," Prince Georges Journal, December 13, 2002.

"Restoration of Patuxent River After 2000 Oil Spill Outlined," The Enterprise, December 13, 2002.

"River Restoration Plan Announced," Washington Post, December 13, 2002.

"Officials Map Final Plan To Fix Oil Spill Drainage," Washington Post Southern Maryland Extra, December 12, 2002.

Public Comments

Lisa A. Hoerger to James Hoff (letter on the restoration plan and environmental assessment for the April 7, 2000, oil spill at Chalk Point on the Patuxent River, Maryland), July 11, 2002.

Public Comments on Draft Restoration Plan, July 29, 2002.

Robert L. Swann to Verna E. Harrison (letter on NRD restoration funding in Calvert County, Maryland ), July 8, 2002.

Roy Dyson to the Honorable Bernie Fowler (letter on Ruddy Duck restoration), July 8, 2002.

Advisory Committees

Citizens advisory committee list, n.d.


 
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