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Case: Tesoro, HI

Laws and Regulations/Legal Documents

Referenced Laws, Regulations, and Agreements

Hawaii Environmental Response Law, Title 10, Chapter 128D HRS.

Hawaii: Environmental Impact Statements, Title 19, Chapter 343 HRS.

Birds of Hawaii and Their Legal Status, Title 12, Chapter 195D HRS.

Consent Decrees/Related Documents

Consent Decree (with Exhibits A and B), United States et al. v. Tesoro Hawaii Corporation, Civ. No. CV01-00560 SOM LEK, (D. Hawaii, Oct. 17, 2001).

Trustee Coordination and Management

Memoranda of Understanding/Memoranda of Agreement

Joint Cooperative Natural Resource Damage Assessment Cooperative Agreement for the Tesoro/Hawaii SPM Hose Oil Spill, December 28, 1998.

August 24, 1998, Tesoro Hawaii SPM Hose Spill - Cooperative Agreement and Confirmation of Technical Working Groups, January 29, 1999.

Meeting Minutes

September 24, 1998, Trustees/RP coordination meeting minutes.

Correspondence

Letter re Designation of authorized official for natural resource damage assessment and restoration activities associated with Tesoro Hawaii SPM Oil Spill, Pacific Ocean, Kauai and Oahu, Hawaii, June 29, 1999.

Emergency Restoration

Emergency Restoration Activities

SCAT Reports, August-September 1998. File 1, File 2, File 3, File 4, File 5, File 6, File 7.

Request for Termination of Response Activities Under Authority of the Unified Command, January 13, 1999.

Injury Assessment

Preassessment

Kauai Forest Reserves Descriptions and Map, n.d.

Draft Saturated Hydrocarbon Data, PAH Data, and Biomarker Data, oil spill samples, September 14 1998. File 1 and File 2.

Oil Sample Analysis Report, MSO Honolulu, Case Number MC98011773 (Marine Safety Laboratory Case Number 98-281/98-282), September 15, 1998.

Underwater Survey Results From Fuji, Nukolii, and Kipukai Beaches, September 18, 1998.

Draft PAH, SHC, and Biomarker Data, tarball samples, September 21, 1998.

Oil Sample Analysis Report, MSO Honolulu, Case Number MC98011773 (Marine Safety Laboratory Case Number 98-289), September 22, 1998.

POLREP One and Final for a 140-Gallon Spill at Barber's Point, September 25, 1998.

POLREP 12 for the Kauai Tarballs, FPN 148027, September 28, 1998.

Oil Sample Analysis Report, MSO Honolulu, Case Number MC98011773 (Marine Safety Laboratory Case Number 98-301), October 16, 1998.

Oil Sample Analysis Report, MSO Honolulu, Case Number MC98011773 (Marine Safety Laboratory Case Number 99-015), October 22, 1998.

POLREP 14&F for the Tarballs on Kauai as a Result of the Tesoro Discharge, FPN 148028, December 11, 1998.

Petroleum Hydrocarbon Fingerprinting Results, May 12, 1999.

Aquatic Resources (Benthic, Fish, and Shellfish Resources)

Seal Assessment Progress Report and Proposal, November 17, 1998.

SPM Hose Spill: Hawaiian Monk Seal - Kipu Kai Monk Seal Monitoring Progress Report, January 8, 1999. File 1, File 2, File 3.

Exposure of Opihi to SPM Hose Spill on Kauai, Hawaii, April 22, 1999. File 1, File 2, File 3, File 4.

Kauai Overflight, e-mail results, May 7, 1999.

Birds and Wildlife

Assessment and Restoration—General

Seabird Injury Quantification Plan (Field Data Collection), FPN 148027, September 20, 1998.

Offshore Island Surveys, memo from Division of Forestry and Wildlife (Oahu Wildlife Branch), September 30, 1998.

Bird Surveys on Oahu and Surrounding Offshore Islands, October 2, 1998.

Oiled Bird Rehabilitation (Tesoro Oil Spill): September 19-29, 1998, October 5, 1998.

Kilauea Point Oiled Bird Capture Plan, comments from Chris Jansen, October 6, 1998.

Survey Results of Seabird Sanctuaries on Oahu, October 23, 1998.

Tesoro/Hawaii SPM Hose Oil Spill: Kuala Rock Seabird Colony Response Survey, October 28, 1998.

Tesoro Oil Spill: Seabird Injury Timeline, n.d.

Bird Status Chart as of November 11, 1998, November 16, 1998.

Ka'ula Rock Survey Trip Report, November 25, 1998.

Wildlife Rehabilitation Activities Associated with the Tesoro Single Point Mooring Hose Spill, December 15, 1998.

Draft Data Analysis for the Arthur D. Little Report - Feather Samples, January 1, 1999. File 1 and File 2.

Preliminary Methodology for Estimation of Damages to Seabirds from the 24 August 1998 Tesoro SPM Hose Spill, January 22, 1999.

Arthur D. Little Report - Feather Samples, February 3, 1999. File 1 and File 2.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) comments on the Preliminary Methodology for Estimation of Damages to Seabirds From the 24 August 1998 Tesoro SPM Hose Spill, February 17, 1999.

Comments on the "Preliminary Methodology for Estimation of Damages to Seabirds From the 24 August 1998 Tesoro SPM Hose Spill," February 22, 1999.

Sea Life Park Hawaii 1998 Annual Report of Seabirds Received for Rehabilitation, February 22, 1999.

Home Range or Foraging Radius of Tropical Seabirds Potentially Affected by Tesoro Hawaii SPM Hose Oil Spill - Determination of Likelihod That Birds From Any Particular Breeding Colony Were Exposed to Oil in Their Area of Activity, March 11, 1999.

Map of Wildlife Locations on the Island of Kauai, March 22, 1999.

Requested Information on Oiled Birds, May 14, 1999.

Red-Footed Boobies

Survey Results of Red-Footed Boobies (Sula sula) at Kilauea Point, October 1, 1998.

Survey Results of Red-Footed Boobies at Lehua Island, October 8, 1998.

Survey Results of Red-footed boobies (Sula sula) at Mokapu Point on the Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, October 16, 1998.

Report on a Survey of Oiled Red-Footed Boobies at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge.

Tesoro SPM Hose Oil Spill: Calculation of Red-Footed Booby Damage and Credit, May 17, 1999.

Wedge-Tailed Shearwaters

Survey Results of Adult Wedge-Tailed Shearwaters (Puffinus pacificus) at Kilauea Point, Kauai National Wildlife Refuge, October 2, 1998.

Survey Results of Adult Wedge-Tailed Shearwaters (Puffinus pacificus) at Kaena Point, Oahu, October 8, 1998.

Tesoro SPM Hose Oil Spill: Calculation of Shearwater Damage and Credit, May 17, 1999.

Shearwater Estimates: Revised Credit Section, May 18, 1999.  

Lost Human Use

U.S. Coast Guard Pollution Reports, May 13, 1999.

Beach Closure Notices, September 1998.

  • Barking Sands and Polihale Beach Cleanup Demobilized.
  • Letter to Hotel Guests.
  • Public Urged to Report Effects of Recent Oil Spill.

Report on the Lost Recreational Use Resulting from the August 24, 1998, Tesoro Oil Spill Off Barbers Point, May 12, 1999.

Restoration

Restoration Planning/Restoration Plan

Comments on Draft "Trustee Proposed Seabird Restoration Projects," April 12, 1999.

A Method for Estimating 'Value' From Agency Proposed Restoration Projects Associated with the Tesoro SPM Hose Spill (including cover letter from B.R. Ogilby to C. McKinley), August 6, 1999.

Net Removal Project Description: SPM Hose Spill, n.d.

Final Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment for the August 24, 1998, Tesoro Hawaii Oil Spill ( Oahu and Kauai, Hawaii ), November 2000. Plan and Appendices. Also available in PDF by section:

  • Section 1: Introduction: Purpose and Need, Authorities, Coordination, Public Participation, Administrative Record, Summary of Claim.
  • Section 2: Affected Environment: Physical and Biological Environment, Endangered and Threatened Species, Historic and Cultural Resources, Protected Areas, Human Use Services.
  • Section 3: Injury Determination and Quantification: Summary of Presassessment Activities, Assessment Approach, Pathway of Oil, Potentially Affected Natural Resources and Resource Services.
  • Section 4: Restoration Planning: Restoration Strategy, Evaluation Criteria, Environmental Consequences, Evaluation of Restoration Alternatives.
  • Sections 5-8: Section 5: Coordination with Other Programs, Plans and Regulatory Authorities; Section 6: Preparers, Agencies, and Persons Consulted; Section 7: References; Section 8: Budget.
  • Appendices: Acronyms, Administrative Record Index, Public Comments and Responses, Trustee Adoption and FONSI Declarations.

Restoration Implementation/Statements of Work

Monitoring Plan

Net Removal Project Report: Operating Period October 10, 2001 Through October 14, 2001, n.d. File 1, File 2, File 3, Color Photos.

Public Outreach and Involvement

Public Outreach

Notice of Availability of Draft Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment and Public Meeting Announcement, June 7, 2000.

Press Releases

September 11, 1998, through September 25, 1998, Honolulu Area Unified Command releases.

  • Polluted Sea Birds Linked to Tesoro Hawaii Oil Spill.
  • Single Point Mooring Hose Spill Update: Cleanup Efforts Continue.
  • Barking Sands and Polihale Beach Cleanup Demobilized.
  • Fuji Beach Now Being Assessed for Possible Reopening.
  • Cleanup and Assessment of Three Kauai Beaches Continues.
  • Fuji Beach Reopened.
  • Update on Oil Spill Clean Up Efforts.
  • Part of Nukoli'i Beach Now Open.
  • Shoreline Cleanup on Kauai Continues.
  • All of Nukoli'i Beach Now Open.
  • All of Kauai 's Shorelines Pass Inspection.

September 13, 1998, "Barking Sands and Polihale Beach Clean Up Demobilized."

Press Clipping

Media reports and news releases.


 
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