Case: Buzzards Bay/Bouchard 120, MA
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 the
NOAA 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,
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
Buzzards Bay/Bouchard B-120 Oil Spill Lost Use Valuation Report, March
Shoreline Injury Assessment Part I: Exposure Characteriztion Bouchard 120 Oil Spill, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts and Rhode
Island, February10, 2006.
B-120 Oil Spill Shoreline Injury Assessment: Injury Quantification,
Aquatic Resources (Benthic, Fish, and Shellfish Resources)
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
Rare Beetle Preassessment Screening, June 15,
Restoration Planning Phase
Final Programmatic Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment for the B-120 Buzzards Bay Oil Spill October 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
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
Information on NRDA Injury Assessment and Restoration, January 2011
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.
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