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Freshwater Spills Symposium 2002 Agenda, Presentations & Papers

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Papers, presentations, and other files presented at the 2000 Freshwater Spills Symposium (FSS) are available below. FSS papers and presentations reflect the views of their author(s) and are not necessarily the views of EPA.

Tuesday, March 19, 2002
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
[near ballrooms]

Onsite Registration

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Welcome and Introductions
[West Ballroom]
Beatriz Oliveira - Outreach Coordinator, U.S. EPA Headquarters, Oil Program Center
David Lopez - Center Director, U.S. EPA Headquarters, Oil Program Center
Elaine Davies - Director, U.S. EPA Headquarters, Office of Emergency and Remedial Response
Capt. Kurt Carlson - Chief of Staff, USCG, Ninth District
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Plenary Session
[West Ballroom]
Mike Gerber - Ohio EPA
Herb Oertli - USCG
Jim Augustyn - USEPA, Region 5 - Planning and Prevention Planning and Prevention Through Partnership (PDF) (44 pp, 27.5MB)
John Gulch - Toledo, Division of Environmental Services
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Break

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Breakout Sessions
Phytoremediation
[Hassler/Dolder]
Residual Oil Toxicity
[East Ballroom]
Counter-terrorism
[West Ballroom]
PREP Guidelines
[Ritz]

Phytoremediation of Petroleum Spills in Riparian Areas: An Overview (PDF) (35 pp, 2.5MB)
Christopher Rog - Sand Creek Consultants, Inc

Phytoremediation of Petroleum-Contaminated Soil: Field Trials (PDF) (33 pp, 1.1MB)
Paul Schwab - Purdue University

A Treatability Study for the Phytoremediation of Petroleum-Contaminated Sediments (PDF) (26 pp, 2.4MB)
Jill Shalabi - Purdue University

Carcinogenicity of PAH in Sediment to Benthic Fish (PDF) (17 pp, 1.7MB)

EPA's Counter-terrorism Response Capabilities (PDF) (28 pp, 1.5MB)
Mark Mjoness - USEPA HQ, Office of Emergency and Remedial Response
Fritz Kin - Marathon Ashland Petroleum LLC
Jim Augustyn - USEPA, Region 5

Revised 1994 PREP Guidelines PDF) (16 pp, 1.3MB)
Bud Hunt - USEPA HQ, Oil Program Center
Lee Foresman - USCG, National Strike Force
Robert Pond - USCG

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Breakout Sessions
Oil Spill Prevention Measures
[Ritz]
Natural Resources Restoration
[Hassler/Dolder]
Case Studies
[East Ballroom]
Planning and Preparedness
[West Ballroom]

Preparing Integrated Contingency Plans (PDF) (40 pp, 298K)
Alexander Tzallas - USEPA, Region 5

Compliance Assurance: The Missing Component for Effective Oil Spill Prevention (PDF) (1 pg, 34K)
Nelson Smith - USEPA

Synfuel Transportation Presentation (PDF) (19 pp, 137K)
Synfuel Transportation Paper (PDF) (19 pp, 172K)
Lincoln Stroh - USCG

Tundra Treatment Guidelines (PDF) (16 pp, 736K)
Tom DeRuyter - Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation

Setting the Stage for a Cooperative NRDA, The Bay Point, California Oil Spill: A Case Study (PDF) (19 pp, 1.7MB)
Michael Ammann - Chevron Texaco

Contribution of Seed Banks to Freshwater Wetland Vegetation Recovery (PDF) (17 pp, 139K)
Milan Vavrek - Louisiana Technical University

The East Walker River Spill: Cleanup in a Severe Winter Environment Presentation (PDF) (27 pp, 446K)
The East Walker River Spill: Cleanup in a Severe Winter Environment Paper (PDF) (15 pp, 85K)
Gary Reiter - Response Management Consultants

Shoreline Assessment and Environmental Impacts from the M/T Westchester Oil Spill in the Mississippi River (PDF) (12 pp, 337K)
Jaqueline Michel - Research Planning, Inc.

Managing Agricultural Resources During Oil Spills: Case of the OSSA II Pipeline Spill in Bolivia 2000 (PDF) (16 pp, 296K)
Charles Getter - Polaris Applied Science, Inc.

Design of an Oil Spill Model Using Modern Software Principles (PDF) (28 pp, 1.5MB)
Jim Weaver - USEPA, Region 4

Spill Response Planning (PDF) (18 pp, 117K)
Marc Shaye - Spill Control Association of America

Integrated Contingency Plan Based on Environmental Sensitivity and Index Maps for Two Texaco Oil Terminal Areas, Brazilian Amazon (PDF) (1 pg, 34K)
Alexandre Cabral - Oceansat Ltda

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
[near breakout rooms]

Break/Refreshments

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Breakout Sessions
Oil Spill Prevention Measures (cont.)
[Ritz]
Natural Resources Restoration (cont.)
[Hassler/Dolder]
Case Studies (cont.)
[East Ballroom]
Planning and Preparedness (cont.)
[West Ballroom]

Contingency Planning for Oil Spill Accidents in Brazil (PDF) (12 pp, 220K)
Alvaro Souza - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

SPCC & FRP: Progressive Compliance Tools (PDF) (44 pp, 380K)
Arlene Anderson - USEPA, Region 2

Remediation of an Oil-Contaminated Wetland and Pine Forest Site (PDF) (47 pp, 2.2MB)
Wayne Hudnall - Louisiana State University
Dwayne Goodin - Louisiana State University

On-site Monitoring and Laboratory Biotests to Assess the Impact of Fertilizer Treatments on Habitat Recovery in an Oiled Wetland (PDF) (44 pp, 2.1MB)
Kenneth Lee - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Water Quality Monitoring (PDF) (30 pp, 2.9MB)
Jerry Shulte - OSANCO

Oil Spill in the Iguassu River, Brazil (July 2000) (PDF) (34 pp, 6.6MB)
Irene Gabardo - Petrobras Research Center

Presentation: The Guanabara Bay's Oil Spill Incident - "The Brazilian Exxon Valdez": An Institutional Perspective (PDF) (20 pp, 150K)
Paper: The Guanabara Bay's Oil Spill Incident - "The Brazilian Exxon Valdez": An Institutional Perspective (PDF) (12 pp, 885K)
Mauricio Taam - National Petroleum Agency (Brazil)

Presentation: Endangered Species Act Memorandum of Agreement (PDF) (18 pp, 687K)
Paper: Endangered Species Act Memorandum of Agreement (PDF) (2 pp, 103K)
Amy Cocanour - USCG

Wednesday, March 20, 2002
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
[near ballrooms]

Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Breakout Sessions
Planning and Preparedness (cont.)
[West Ballroom]
Tanks and Standards
[East Ballroom]
Clean-up Techniques/Response Technologies
[Ritz]

Lessons Learned through ACP Exercises (no file received)
Martha Wolf - USEPA, Region 8

Planning and Preparedness: America Incident Support Team Presentation (PDF) (13 pp, 473K)
Planning and Preparedness: America Incident Support Team Paper (PDF) (17 pp, 445K)
Lon Langlois - Conoco Inc.

Public Participation in Environmental Decision Making: USEPA/UNDP Demonstration Environmental Impact Assessment Project in Ivan-Frankivsk Oblast of Ukraine (PDF) (4 pp, 110K)
Charles Brasher - USEPA, Region 5

SPCC and Industry Standards Presentation (PDF) (9 pp, 110K)
SPCC and Industry Standards Paper (PDF) (13 pp, 161K)
Phillip Meyers - Chevron Texaco

Presentation: Recent Developments in API Storage Tank Standards to Improve Spill Prevention and Leak Detection/Prevention (PDF) (16 pp, 79K)
Paper: Recent Developments in API Storage Tank Standards to Improve Spill Prevention and Leak Detection/Prevention (PDF) (13 pp, 97K)
John Lieb - Tank Industry Consultants

Shop Fabricated Aboveground Tank Standards (PDF) (15 pp, 139K)
Wayne Geyer - Steel Tank Institute

The U.S. EPA National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan, Subpart J Product Schedule (40CFR300.900) (PDF) (16 pp, 113K)
Nick Nichols - USEPA HQ, Oil Program Center

Region 5 Inland Shoreline Cleaner Test and Evaluation Protocol (PDF) (31 pp, 382K)
Jason Maddox - NOAA

Oil Spill Response in Fast Currents: A Field Guide (PDF) (15 pp, 366K)
Kurt Hansen - USCG

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Break

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Breakout Sessions
Planning and Preparedness (cont.)
[West Ballroom]
Tanks and Standards (cont.)
[East Ballroom]
Clean-up Techniques/Response Technologies (cont.)
[Ritz]

The Canadian Compensation Regime (PDF) ((8 pp, 91K)
Kevin MacInnis - Ship-Source Oil Pollution Fund

USCG Incident Management Handbook (PDF) (8 pp, 255K)
Ian Hernandez - Response Management Associates, Inc.

Selection Guide for Oil Spill Applied Technologies (PDF) (11 pp, 76K)
Carol-Ann Manen - NOAA

Spill Prevention Requirements under NFPA 30 (PDF) (22 pp, 136K)
Carl Rivkin - National Fire Prevention Association

Catastrophic Tank Failures: Highlights of Past Failures along with Proactive Tank Designs (PDF) (8 pp, 124K)
John Cornell - Kiefner & Associates, Inc.

German Storage Regulations for Hazardous Substances (PDF) (26 pp, 2.6MB)
Rüediger Steffen - Gesellschaft für Tanküberwachung mbH

Viscous Oil Pumping System (PDF) (18 pp, 2.6MB)
Leonard Rich - USCG

Development of a New Fast-Water Mop Skimmer (PDF) (14 pp, 901K)
Stewart Ellis - ROE-CLEAN DESMI

Presentation: Using New Technology for Controlling Oil Spills in Fast Currents Presentation (PDF) (27 pp, 5.2MB)
Paper: Using New Technology for Controlling Oil Spills in Fast Currents Paper (PDF) (16 pp, 2.7MB)
James Mackey - Hyde Marine

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Breakout Sessions
Planning and Preparedness (cont.)
[West Ballroom]
Tanks and Standards (cont.)
[East Ballroom]
Environmental Impacts in Freshwater Areas
[Ritz]

The Application of Information Technology in the Spill Prevention and Response Environment (PDF) (40 pp, 5.8MB)
Don Smith - USEPA, Region 6

Presentation: Characterization of Facility Response Planning at Facilities that Handle, Store, or Transport Animal Fats or Vegetable Oils (PDF) (2 pp, 38K)
Paper: Characterization of Facility Response Planning at Facilities that Handle, Store, or Transport Animal Fats or Vegetable Oils (PDF) (2 pp, 38K)
Barbara Davis - USEPA HQ

E-Plan Region 6 Pilot Project (PDF) (18 pp, 569K)
James Staves - USEPA, Region 6

Basic Corrosion Principles (No file received)
Mark Baker - Kiefner & Associates, Inc.

Latest Advances of Cathodic Protection for Aboveground Storage Tank Bottoms (PDF) (52 pp, 3.4MB)
James Lary - Corrpro Companies, Inc.

Reducing the Risk of Aboveground Storage Tank Floor Leaks (PDF) (67 pp, 338K)
Chris Bashor - Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

EPA SWAP Program Reviewed by a Facility Spill Responder (PDF) (18 pp, 2.8MB)
Robert May - Spots, Stevens, & McCoy

In-Situ Burning Case Histories: Uplands and Wetlands (PDF) (44 pp, 19.4MB)
Jaqueline Michel - Research Planning, Inc.

Characteristics of Report Inland and Coastal Spills (PDF) (11 pp, 168K)
Madelyn Carpenter - ICF Consulting

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
[near breakout rooms]

Break/Refreshments

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Breakout Sessions
Planning and Preparedness (cont.)
[West Ballroom]
Tanks and Standards (cont.)
[East Ballroom]
Environmental Impacts in Freshwater Areas (cont.)
[Ritz]

New and Innovative Warning System (PDF) (6 pp, 153K)
S.H. "Jackie" Jackson - Iberville Parish, Louisiana, Local Emergency Planning Committee

Alternative Economical Solution to AST Dike Area Linings (PDF) (31 pp, 1.5MB)
Rüediger Steffen - Gesellschaft für Tanküberwachung mbH

Alternative to Secondary Containment Lining Presentation (PDF) (48 pp, 3.4MB)
Alternative to Secondary Containment Lining Paper (PDF) (21 pp, 1.5MB)
Tarik Hadj-Hamou, Phil Myers, Thierry Sanglerat - GeoSyntec Consultants

Louisiana's Upland Research Initiatives (PDF) (16 pp, 137K)
Donald Davis - Louisiana Applied and Educational Oil Spill Research Program

Indiana Harbor Canal Pilot Project (PDF) (45 pp, 1.7MB)
Betty Lavis, USEPA, Region 5

Detecting the Chronic Effects of Oil Development in Caddo Lake (PDF) (26 pp, 1.5MB)
Charles Ramcharan - Louisiana State University

Thursday, March 21, 2002
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
[near ballrooms]

Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Breakout Sessions
Biological Control Methods
[West Ballroom]
Rehabilitation of Oiled Wildlife in Inland Areas
[Ritz]
Sensitivity Mapping and GIS
[East Ballroom]

Anaerobic biodegradation of Vegetable Oil by Freshwater Sediment Bacteria (PDF) (1 pg, 33K)
Brian Wrenn - Washington University

Guidelines for Bioremediation of Freshwater Wetlands (PDF) (35 pp, 278K)
Albert Venosa - USEPA, ORD

Effects of Intermittent Fertilization on the Rate of Oil Biodegradation in Continuous-Flow Microcosms (no file received)
Brian Wrenn - Washington University

Swanson Creek March Incident: The Challenges of a Wildlife Response on a River (file not available)
Dana Miller - Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research

Case Study on Assessing Bird Injury from Freshwater Oil Spills (PDF) (1 pg, 36KK)
Kristin Skrabis - US Department of the Interior

A Unique Wildlife Response: The John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge Oil Spill
(No file available)
Dana Miller - Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research

Inland Waterways Spill Response Mapping Project: Risk Assessment of Sensitive Resources to an Oil Spill within USEPA, Region 5 (PDF) (31 pp, 7.2MB)
Henry DeHaan, USGS

Environmental Sensitivity Index Mapping in a Freshwater Environment: Jari River Area, Brazilian Amazon (PDF) (1 pg, 34K)
Alexandre Cabral - Oceansat Ltda

Development of Drinking Water and Ecological Unusually Sensitive Areas (USAs): Examples using the Water and Biological Resources of Ohio (PDF) (17 pp, 500K)
Colin Plank - Research Planning, Inc.

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Break

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Breakout Sessions
Biological Control Methods (cont.)
[West Ballroom]
Rehabilitation of Oiled Wildlife in Inland Areas (cont.)
[Ritz]
Sensitivity Mapping and GIS (cont.)
[East Ballroom]

MTBE Biodegradation in a High Biomass Reactor (PDF) (61 pp, 1.13MB)
Albert Venosa - USEPA, ORD

Bioremediation as a Removal Response Option at Oil Spill Sites PresenTation (PDF) (49 pp, 3.7MB)
Bioremediation as a Removal Response Option at Oil Spill Sites Paper (PDF) (10 pp, 129K)
Vince Zenone - USEPA, Region 3
Harry Allen - USEPA, Emergency Response Team
Harry Edenborn - US Department of Energy

The M/T Westchester Incident: Response Preparedness Assists Wildlife
(no file available)
Eileen Gilbert - Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research

Overview of Wildlife Concerns in a Freshwater Oil Spill (No file received)
Eileen Gilbert - Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research

Development of Drinking Water and Ecological Unusually Sensitive Areas (USAs): Examples using the Water and Biological Resources of Ohio (PDF) (17 pp, 500K)
Colin Plank - Research Planning, Inc. (cont.)

Great Lakes Information Network Data Directory (PDF) (20 pp, 5.1MB)
Richard Garcia - Great Lakes Commission
Thomas Rayburn - USCG

Environmental Sensitivity Index Mapping and GIS: The Louisiana G-WIS Database (PDF) (38 pp, 15.2MB)
Scott Zengel - Research Planning, Inc.

12:00 PM

Adjourn (Please turn in your surveys.)

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