RE: oil spill on Gulf coast

Begin forwarded message:
From: Seth Tuler <sptuler@seri-us.org>
Date: April 30, 2010 11:51:45 AM EDT
To: Patricia.M.Clay@noaa.gov
Cc: "Thomas N. Webler" <twebler@seri-us.org>
Subject: impacts to fishermen from Deepwater Horizon spill response
Hi Patricia,
Along with our work on impacts to fishery communities from regulatory change we have been doing a
series of projects on the human dimensions of oil spills. So, we have been following closely what is
happening in the Gulf.
One thing that is beginning to concern us is that there are reports in the media that fishermen may get
involved in response actions. There is experience with this from the Exxon Valdez spill response in
particular, and not all of them our good. We are contacting you because maybe you have a way of
bringing these issues to the attention of folks in the response management loop or in the fisheries sector in
the Gulf.
Careful attention needas to be given to:
Training for hazmat work and monitoring of protective measures
Monitoring of exposures to oil, dispersants, and detergents
Social impacts
In Alaska there are reports of acute health effects arose from exposures to oil or from exposures to diesel
fumes, deqreasers, dispersants, and other clean-up related materials/products. Chronic physical health
effects among residents of Cordova have also been reported, although they have received much less
scholarly attention. Reports of chronic physical outcomes have included: chemical sensitivity, ongoing
dizziness, central nervous system damage, dermatitis, Leukemia and other blood disease, fetal defects,
skin cancer, liver damage, damage to kidneys, chronic respiratory tract irritation and headaches. In
addition, there are reports of increased drug and alcohol abuse among those who worked the
clean-up. Our interviews in Cordova revealed that the nature of the people who live in that area
significantly shaped their sensitivity to harm. For example, we were told that commercial fishermen are
highly independent by nature. They are also used to taking action, not sitting around waiting for someone
to come help them. Many fishermen responded to the spill by quickly going out in their vessels to assess
the extent of the spill and begin recovery of oil, without using protective equipment that might have
reduced their exposures to the oil and its vapors. Social impacts can also emerge. Relationships were
damaged because of tensions among people about participating in the clean-up, including eligibility and
distribution of compensation
20f4 8110/201012:40 PM
RE: oil spill on Gulf coast
(e.g., captains and crew). Tensions flared in supervisor-employee relations in clean-up work for
fishermen not used to having a "boss." There were reports from our interviewees of arguments erupting
between neighbors and "outsiders" coming to work on clean-up. According to our interviewees, one of the
most striking splits that harmed the community was between people who decided to work for Exxon to
respond to the spill and those who refused, on principle, to take money from the company. Among those
who opted to work for Exxon, further division was created when Exxon offered unequal contracts for
equivalent service. Because of the strong support of the oil and gas industry in the Gulf region the anger
toward the responsible party may not be as strong - at least at these initial stages.
Here are a few things we would suggest doing pro-actively:
. Require hazmat training for all fishermen, if they are going to be involved in response. Need to address
language issues (Safety briefs in Vietnamese and Spanish).
require close exposure monitoring - of oil byproducts, dispersants, and detergents, and degreasers.
Establish oversight of protective measures. Require as part of employment in response.
Provide support to crew as well as owners/captains of vessels
If we can be of any more assistance please let us know.
Thanks.
Seth and Tom Webler
Seth Tuler
Research Fellow
Social and Environmental Research Institute, Inc.
278 Main Street, Suite 404
Greenfield, MA 01301
Phone: 413-387-9320
Fax: 530-348-7325
Web page: www.seri-us.org
30f4 8110/201012:40 PM
RE: oil spill on Gulf coast
Madeleine Hall-Arber, Ph.D.
Anthropologist
MIT Sea Grant College Program
42-44 Carleton Street, E34-342
Cambridge, MA 02142
(617) 253-9308
arber@mit.edu
www: http://seagrant.mit.edu
40f4 8110/201012:40 PM
Fwd: Re: oil spill on Gulf coast
Subject: Fwd: Re: oil spill on Gulf coast
From: Michael Liffmann <MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov>
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 201012:32:36 -0400
To: LaDon Swann <swanndl@att.net>, melissa.schneider@usm.edu, Roy Kron <rkron@LSU.EDU>,
Gene Kim <Gene.Kim@noaa.gov>, Kola Garber <Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov>
FYI. M
--- Original Message -----
Subject: Re: oil spill on Gulf coast
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2010 12:27:22 -0400
From: Madeleine Hall-Arber <arber@mit.edu>
To: Gary Graham <glgshrimp@embargmail.com>
CC: Flaxen Conway <f1axen.conway@oregonstate.edu>, 'Torie Baker' <torie@sfos.uaf.edu>,
Chris Hager <hager@vims.edu>, SG-FISH-EXT@vims.edu, Kaety Hildenbrand
<Kaety.Hildenbrand@oregonstate.edu>, Jay Rasmussen
<jay.rasmussen@oregonstate.edu>, Stephen Brandt <Stephen.Brandt@oregonstate.edu>
Greetings,
Here is an important warning from a social scientist here in the northeast who has been concerned with
the long term health effects on fishermen involved in the Exxon Valdez spill. Please pass this on to any
contacts you have that might be in a position to assure appropriate response.
Thanks,
Madeleine
Begin forwarded message:
From: Seth Tuler <sptuler@seri-us.org>
Date: April 30, 2010 11:51:45AM EDT
To: Patricia.M.Clay@noaa.gov
Cc: "Thomas N. Webler" <twebler@seri-us.org>
Subject: impacts to fishermen from Deepwater Horizon spill response
Hi Patricia,
Along with our work on impacts to fishery communities from regulatory change we have been doing
a series of projects on the human dimensions of oil spills. So, we have been following closely what
is happening in the Gulf.
One thing that is beginning to concern us is that there are reports in the media that fishermen may
get involved in response actions. There is experience with this from the Exxon Valdez spill
response in particular, and not all of them our good. We are contacting you because maybe you
have a way of bringing these issues to the attention of folks in the response management loop or in
the fisheries sector in the Gulf.
Careful attention needas to be given to:
10f3 8/10/2010 12:41 PM
Fwd: Re: oil spill on Gulf coast
Training for hazmat work and monitoring of protective measures
Monitoring of exposures to oil, dispersants, and detergents
Social impacts
In Alaska there are reports of acute health effects arose from exposures to oil or from exposures to
diesel fumes, degreasers, dispersants, and other clean-up related materials/products. Chronic
physical health effects among residents of Cordova have also been reported, although they have
received much less scholarly attention. Reports of chronic physical outcomes have included:
chemical sensitivity, ongoing dizziness, central nervous system damage, dermatitis, Leukemia and
other blood disease, fetal defects, skin cancer, liver damage, damage to kidneys, chronic
respiratory tract irritation and headaches. In addition, there are reports of increased drug and
alcohol abuse among those who worked the clean-up. Our interviews in Cordova revealed that the
nature of the people who live in that area significantly shaped their sensitivity to harm. For example,
we were told that commercial fishermen are highly independent by nature. They are also used to
taking action, not sitting around waiting for someone to come help them. Many fishermen
responded to the spill by quickly going out in their vessels to assess the extent of the spill and begin
recovery of oil, without using protective equipment that might have reduced their exposures to the
oil and its vapors. Social impacts can also emerge. Relationships were damaged because of
tensions among people about participating in the clean-up, including eligibility and distribution of
compensation
(e.g., captains and crew). Tensions flared in supervisor-employee relations in clean-up work for
fishermen not used to having a "boss." There were reports from our interviewees of arguments
erupting between neighbors and "outsiders" coming to work on clean-up. According to our
interviewees, one of the most striking splits that harmed the community was between people who
decided to work for Exxon to respond to the spill and those who refused, on principle, to take
money from the company. Among those who opted to work for Exxon, further division was created
when Exxon offered unequal contracts for equivalent service. Because of the strong support of the
oil and gas industry in the Gulf region the anger toward the responsible party may not be as strong
- at least at these initial stages.
Here are a few things we would suggest doing pro-actively:
. Require hazmat training for all fishermen, if they are going to be involved in response. Need to
address language issues (Safety briefs in Vietnamese and Spanish).
. require close exposure monitoring - of oil byproducts, dispersants, and detergents, and
degreasers.
Establish oversight of protective measures. Require as part of employment in response.
Provide support to crew as well as owners/captains of vessels
If we can be of any more assistance please let us know.
Thanks.
200 8/l0/2010 12:41 PM
Fwd: Re: oil spill on Gulf coast
Seth and Tom Webler
Seth Tuler
Research Fellow
Social and Environmental Research Institute, Inc.
278 Main Street, Suite 404
Greenfield, MA 01301
Phone: 413-387-9320
Fax: 530-348-7325
Web page: www.seri-us.org
Madeleine Hall-Arber, Ph.D.
Anthropologist
MIT Sea Grant College Program
42-44 Carleton Street, E34-342
Cambridge, MA 02142
(617) 253-9308
arber@mit.edu
www: http://seagrant.mit.edu
30f3 8/10/2010 12:41 PM
Fwd: Re: oil spill on Gulf coast
Subject: Fwd: Re: oil spill on Gulf coast
From: Michael Liffmann <MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov>
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 201013:36:42 -0400
To: Chuck Wilson <cwilson@lsu.edu>, Roy EKron <rkron@lsu.edu>, LaDon Swann
<swanndl@auburn.edu>, melissa.schneider@usm.edu, Bob Stickney <stickney@tamu.edu>, Logan
Respess <I-respess@tamu.edu>, "Havens,Karl" <khavens@ufl.edu>, "Spranger,Michael S"
<spranger@ufl.edu>, Leon Cammen <Leon.Cammen@noaa.gov>, Gene Kim <Gene.Kim@noaa.gov>,
Kola Garber <Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov>
Hi, again! Not sure I'd sent this to all of you, so here is a resend! Interesting findings from AK, to say the
least. M
---- Original Message --- --
Subject: Re: oil spill on Gulf coast
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2010 12:27:22 -0400
From: Madeleine Hall-Arber <arber@mit.edu>
To: Gary Graham <glgshrimp@embargmail.com>
CC: Flaxen Conway <f1axen.conway@oregonstate.edu>, 'Torie Baker' <torie@sfos.uaf.edu>,
Chris Hager <hager@vims.edu>, SG-FISH-EXT@vims.edu, Kaety Hildenbrand
<Kaety.Hildenbrand@oregonstate.edu>, Jay Rasmussen
<jay.rasmussen@oregonstate.edu>, Stephen Brandt <Stephen.Brandt@oregonstate.edu>
Greetings,
Here is an important warning from a social scientist here in the northeast who has been concerned with
the long term health effects on fishermen involved in the Exxon Valdez spill. Please pass this on to any
contacts you have that might be in a position to assure appropriate response.
Thanks,
Madeleine
Begin forwarded message:
From: Seth Tuler <sptuler@seri-us.org>
Date: April 30, 2010 11:51:45 AM EDT
To: Patricia.M.Clay@noaa.gov
Cc: "Thomas N. Webler" <twebler@seri-us.org>
Subject: impacts to fishermen from Deepwater Horizon spill response
Hi Patricia,
Along with our work on impacts to fishery communities from regulatory change we have been doing
a series of projects on the human dimensions of oil spills. So, we have been following closely what
is happening in the Gulf.
One thing that is beginning to concern us is that there are reports in the media that fishermen may
get involved in response actions. There is experience with this from the Exxon Valdez spill
response in particular, and not all of them our good. We are contacting you because maybe you
have a way of bringing these issues to the attention of folks in the response management loop or in
lof3 8/10/201012:42 PM
Fwd: Re: oil spill on Gulf coast
the fisheries sector in the Gulf.
Careful attention needas to be given to:
Training for hazmat work and monitoring of protective measures
Monitoring of exposures to oil, dispersants, and detergents
Social impacts
In Alaska there are reports of acute health effects arose from exposures to oil or from exposures to
diesel fumes, degreasers, dispersants, and other clean-up related materials/products. Chronic
physical health effects among residents of Cordova have also been reported, although they have
received much less scholarly attention. Reports of chronic physical outcomes have included:
chemical sensitivity, ongoing dizziness, central nervous system damage, dermatitis, Leukemia and
other blood disease, fetal defects, skin cancer, liver damage, damage to kidneys, chronic
respiratory tract irritation and headaches. In addition, there are reports of increased drug and
alcohol abuse among those who worked the clean-up. Our interviews in Cordova revealed that the
nature of the people who live in that area significantly shaped their sensitivity to harm. For example,
we were told that commercial fishermen are highly independent by nature. They are also used to
taking action, not sitting around waiting for someone to come help them. Many fishermen
responded to the spill by quickly going out in their vessels to assess the extent of the spill and begin
recovery of oil, without using protective equipment that might have reduced their exposures to the
oil and its vapors. Social impacts can also emerge. Relationships were damaged because of
tensions among people about participating in the clean-up, including eligibility and distribution of
compensation
(e.g., captains and crew). Tensions flared in supervisor-employee relations in clean-up work for
fishermen not used to having a "boss." There were reports from our interviewees of arguments
erupting between neighbors and "outsiders" coming to work on clean-up. According to our
interviewees, one of the most striking splits that harmed the community was between people who
decided to work for Exxon to respond to the spill and those who refused, on principle, to take
money from the company. Among those who opted to work for Exxon, further division was created
when Exxon offered unequal contracts for equivalent service. Because of the strong support of the
oil and gas industry in the Gulf region the anger toward the responsible party may not be as strong
- at least at these initial stages.
Here are a few things we would suggest doing pro-actively:
. Require hazmat training for all fishermen, if they are going to be involved in response. Need to
address language issues (Safety briefs in Vietnamese and Spanish).
. require close exposure monitoring - of oil byproducts, dispersants, and detergents, and
degreasers.
Establish oversight of protective measures. Require as part of employment in response.
Provide support to crew as well as owners/captains of vessels
If we can be of any more assistance please let us know.
20f3 8110/201012:42 PM
Fwd: Re: oil spill on Gulf coast
Thanks.
Seth and Tom Webler
Seth Tuler
Research Fellow
Social and Environmental Research Institute, Inc.
278 Main Street, Suite 404
Greenfield, MA 01301
Phone: 413-387-9320
Fax: 530-348-7325
Web page: www.seri-us.org
Madeleine Hall-Arber, Ph.D.
Anthropologist
MIT Sea Grant College Program
42-44 Carleton Street, E34-342
Cambridge, MA 02142
(617) 253-9308
arber@mit.edu
www: http://seagrant.mit.edu
300 8/10/2010 12:42 PM
FW: Vietnamese Oil Spill Meeting
Subject: FW: Vietnamese Oil Spill Meeting
From: Chuck Wilson <cwilson@lsu.edu>
Date: Sun, 09 May 2010 01:05:53 -0500
To: MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov
Lot's going on
Chuck Wilson
Vice Provost Academic Affairs
Executive Director Louisiana Sea Grant College Program
Professor Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge La. 70803
ph 225 578 7662/6283
Fax 225 578 6331
From: Bui, Thu [mailto:TBui@agcenter.lsu.edu]
Sent: Sat 5/8/20106:15 PM
To: Gaude, III, Albert P.; Thomas, Glenn; Chuck Wilson; Roy EKron; David L Nieland
Cc: robert@lgltex.com; rpausina@wlf.louisiana.gov; Coreil , Paul D.; Schexnayder, Mark A.
Subject: RE: Vietnamese Oil Spill Meeting
All,
At the meeting yesterday, Robert Nguyen expressed the fears of the fishermen to local officials and
organizations. And I will summarize his statement: Economic s ustainability has been a major issue
for the seafood industry over the last five years. Extensive damages from the hurricanes of 2005 to
the fishing fleet and infrastructure continued to affect both landings and prices in 2008, and were
exacerbated by the effects of the 2008 hurricanes. More recently, the flood of imports and low
prices of shrimp has affected the fishermen's work and livelihood. This year, just when the fishermen
started seeing decent prices for shrimp and new hope as the season begins they are faced with the
devastation of the oil spill. Fishermen fear that they may lose what is left of their industry; thus, their
livelihood and families will be affected.
In yesterday's meeting, Vietnamese fishermen voiced over and over that the biggest problem they
faced is the language barrier. One of their key concerns is being able to meet their mortgage and
continuing to work through this tough time. It is to the unde rstanding of the fishermen that BP is
hiring fishermen to clean up the oil spill. One fishermen revealed that he was approached with a
long contract, and because he is excited to have work he signed it without understanding all the
provisions in the contract. Being that English is not their native language, Vietnamese fishermen
requested that contracts, trainings, etc. be translated and co nducted in Vietnamese so that they can
make more informed decisions.
Also, according to the BP rep, fishermen who are not working and losing income from the result of
the oil spill can call into their hotline to make a claim for an interim payment plan, and can receive an
expedited 48 hour payment of up to $5000 which is renewable each month. This payment is
10f4 8110/201012:43 PM
FW: Vietnamese Oil Spill Meeting
determined based on their income tax returns. So, fishermen are encouraged to have their 2009 tax
returns filed if they have not done so already.
To clear up some uncertainty, I also asked Mr. Hugh, the BP rep, If the fishermen make a claim,
does that mean BP is providing a settlement. The rep responded that no, fishermen who file a suit
later and are compensated simply would subtract from their settlement what they have received from
the expedited claims... Lawyers present were weary of how this would work out. ..
Also, one of the law firm had a copy of the contract so that was discussed as well.
Another hot topic at the meeting was the effects of the chemical dispersants used in the oil spill.
Fishermen feared that the dispersants would simply cause the 0 il to sink to the bottom of the Gulf;
thus, when fishermen trawl for shrimp they would simply be trawling into the oil again. Although the
sheen will have disappeared from the water surface, it is still present in the water bottom and the
effects of the dispersants/oil on seafood is uncertain to the fishermen.
The BP rep responded that the dispersants used was the safest method approved by EPA. Roughly
5,000 barrels of oil naturally seep to the ocean bottom and are digested by microbes. Fishermen in
the crowd laughed at his response. And someone asked him whether he is implying to let a man
made error be resolved by nature and let nature run its course; thus, putting the responsibility of the
oil clean up on mother nature.
The BP rep stated that he would bring the suggestions of the fishermen back to BP and would
contact the Mary Queens organizations with his responses.
Today, I received calls regarding the claims and payment process from many fishermen. Fishermen
who I know have already filed the claims stated that it was a fairly easy process and would report
back as soon as they receive payments.
I will update more on the Vietnamese community as I receive more information.
-Thu
Thu Bui
Asst. Extension Agent, Fisheries
20f4 8110/201012:43 PM
FW: Vietnamese Oil Spill Meeting
St. Mary, Iberia, and Vermilion Parishes
St. Mary Parish Court House
500 Main Street Rm. 314
Franklin, LA 70538-6199
0: 337.828-4100 Ext. 300
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cid:3315033773 1765637
From: Gaude, III, Albert P.
Sent: Saturday, May 08, 2010 12:30 PM
To: Thomas, Glenn; Chuck Wilson; Sui, Thu; Roy EKron; David L Nieland
Cc: robert@lgltex.com; rpausina@wlf.louisiana.gov; Coreil, Paul D.; Schexnayder, Mark A.
Subject: Vietnamese Oil Spill Meetring
We had a very robust turnout for the Vietnamese Oil Spill Meeting yesterday AM in NO East with 22
organizations represented and hundreds of people. Link below.
Thu and I represented Sea Grant.
USCG Incident Command publically recognized the outstanding contributions our Plaquemines
Parish Sea Grant cooperator, Robert 'Phong' Nguyen, has given to the Vietnamese fishing
community during this oil spill and all hurricane recovery efforts of the USCG.
http://www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-spill/index.ssf/2010/05/manyvietnamesefishersisolat.html
RUSTY GAUDE'
AREA FISHERY AGENT
30f4 8110/201012:43 PM
FW: Vietnamese Oil Spill Meeting
Plaquemines, St. Bernard, Orleans Parishes
LOUISIANA SEA GRANT PROGRAM
LSU AGCENTER
479A F. EDWARD HEBERT BLVD.
BELLE CHASSE LA 70037
504-433-3664
agaude@agcenter.lsu.edu
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Subject: FW: Vietnamese Oil Spill Meeting
From: Chuck Wilson <cwilson@lsu.edu>
Date: Sun, 09 May 2010 01:15:32 -0500
To: LaDon Swann <swanndl@auburn.edu>, Bob Stickney <stickney@neo.tamu.edu>,
khavens@ufl.edu
CC: MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov, David L Nieland <dniela@lsu.edu>
Interesting report from Thu - might be of us.
C
Chuck Wilson
Vice Provost Academic Affairs
Executive Director Louisiana Sea Grant College Program
Professor Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge La. 70803
ph 225 578 7662/6283
Fax 225 578 6331
From: Bui, Thu [mailto:TBui@agcenter.lsu.edu]
Sent: Sat 5/8/2010 6:15 PM
To: Gaude, III, Albert P.; Thomas, Glenn; Chuck Wilson; Roy EKron; David L Nieland
Cc: robert@lgltex.com; rpausina@wlf.louisiana.gov; Coreil, Paul D.; Schexnayder, Mark A.
Subject: RE: Vietnamese Oil Spill Meeting
All,
At the meeting yesterday, Robert Nguyen expressed the fears of the fishermen to local officials and
organizations. And I will summarize his statement: Economic sustainability has been a major issue
for the seafood industry over the last five years. Extensive damages from the hurricanes of 2005 to
the fishing fleet and infrastructure continued to affect both landings and prices in 2008, and were
exacerbated by the effects of the 2008 hurricanes. More rece ntly, the flood of imports and low
prices of shrimp has affected the fishermen's work and livelihood. This year, just when the fishermen
started seeing decent prices for shrimp and new hope as the season begins they are faced with the
devastation of the oll.spill. Fishermen fear that they may lose what is left of their industry; thus, their
livelihood and families will be affected.
In yesterday's meeting, Vietnamese fishermen voiced over and over that the biggest problem they
faced is the language barrier. One of their key concerns is being able to meet their mortgage and
continuing to work through this tough time. It is to the understanding of the fishermen that BP is
hiring fishermen to clean up the oil spill. One fishermen revealed that he was approached with a
long contract, and because he is excited to have work he signed it without understanding all the
provisions in the contract. Being that English is not their native language, Vietnamese fishermen
requested that contracts, trainings, etc. be translated and co nducted in Vietnamese so that they can
make more informed decisions.
lof4 8110/2010 12:43 PM
FW: Vietnamese Oil Spill Meeting
Also, according to the BP rep, fishermen who are not working and losing income from the result of
the oil spill can call into their hotline to make a claim for an interim payment plan, and can receive an
expedited 48 hour payment of up to $5000 which is renewable each month. This payment is
determined based on their income tax returns. So, fishermen are encouraged to have their 2009 tax
returns filed if they have not done so already.
To clear up some uncertainty, I also asked Mr. Hugh, the BP rep, If the fishermen make a claim,
does that mean BP is providing a settlement. The rep respond ed that no, fishermen who file a suit
later and are compensated simply would subtract from their settlement what they have received from
the expedited c1aims... Lawyers present were weary of how this would work out. ..
Also, one of the law firm had a copy of the contract so that was discussed as well.
Another hot topic at the meeting was the effects of the chemical dispersants used in the oil spill.
Fishermen feared that the dispersants would simply cause the 0 il to sink to the bottom of the Gulf;
thus, when fishermen trawl for shrimp they would simply be trawling into the oil again. Although the
sheen will have disappeared from the water surface, it is still present in the water bottom and the
effects of the dispersants/oil on seafood is uncertain to the fishermen.
The BP rep responded that the dispersants used was the safest method approved by EPA. Roughly
5,000 barrels of oil naturally seep to the ocean bottom and are digested by microbes. Fishermen in
the crowd laughed at his response. And someone asked him whether he is implying to let a man
made error be resolved by nature and let nature run its course; thus, putting the responsibility of the
oil clean up on mother nature.
The BP rep stated that he would bring the suggestions of the fishermen back to BP and would
contact the Mary Queens organizations with his responses.
Today, I received calls regarding the claims and payment process from many fishermen. Fishermen
who I know have already filed the claims stated that it was a fairly easy process and would report
back as soon as they receive payments.
I will update more on the Vietnamese community as I receive more information.
-Thu
Thu Bui
20f4 8110/201012:43 PM
FW: Vietnamese Oil Spill Meeting
Asst. Extension Agent, Fisheries
St. Mary, Iberia, and Vermilion Parishes
St. Mary Parish Court House
500 Main Street Rm. 314
Franklin, LA 70538-6199
0 : 337.828-4100 Ext. 300
Icid:image001.gif@01 C90149.25086F801
cid:3315033773 1765637
From: Gaude, III, Albert P.
Sent: Saturday, May 08,2010 12:30 PM
To: Thomas, Glenn; Chuck Wilson; Sui, Thu; Roy EKron; David L Nieland
Cc: robert@lgltex.com; rpausina@wlf.louisiana.gov; Coreil, Paul D.; Schexnayder, Mark A.
Subject: Vietnamese Oil Spill Meetring
We had a very robust turnout for the Vietnamese Oil Spill Meeting yesterday AM in NO East with 22
organizations represented and hundreds of people. Link below.
Thu and I represented Sea Grant.
USCG Incident Command publically recognized the outstanding contributions our Plaquemines
Parish Sea Grant cooperator, Robert 'Phong' Nguyen, has given to the Vietnamese fishing
community during this oil spill and all hurricane recovery efforts of the USCG.
http://www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-spill/index.ssf/2010/05/manyvietnamesefishersisolat.html
RUSTY GAUDE'
30f4 8110/201012:43 PM
FW: Vietnamese Oil Spill Meeting
AREA FISHERY AGENT
Plaquemines, St. Bernard, Orleans Parishes
LOUISIANA SEA GRANT PROGRAM
LSU AGCENTER
479A F. EDWARD HEBERT BLVD.
BELLE CHASSE LA 70037
504-433-3664
agaude@agcenter.lsu.edu
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From: MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov
Date: Sun, 09 May 2010 08:20:28 -0400
To: Leon.Cammen@noaa.gov
CC: Gene.Kim@noaa.gov
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From: Chuck Wilson <cwilson@lsu.edu>
Date: Sun, 09 May 2010 01: 15:32 -0500
To: LaDon Swann <swanndl@auburn.edu>, Bob Stickney <stickney@neo.tamu.edu>,
khavens@ufl.edu
CC: MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov, David L Nieland <dniela@lsu.edu>
Interesting report from Thu - might be of us.
C
Chuck Wilson
Vice Provost Academic Affairs
Executive Director Louisiana Sea Grant College Program
Professor Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge La. 70803
ph 225 578 7662/6283
Fax 225 578 6331
From: Bui, Thu [mailto:TBui@agcenter.lsu.edu]
Sent: Sat 5/8/2010 6:15 PM
To: Gaude, III, Albert P.; Thomas, Glenn; Chuck Wilson; Roy EKron; David L Nieland
Cc: robert@lgltex.com; rpausina@wlf.louisiana.gov; Coreil, Paul D.; Schexnayder, Mark A.
Subject: RE: Vietnamese Oil Spill Meeting
All,
At the meeting yesterday, Robert Nguyen expressed the fears of the fishermen to local officials and
organizations. And I will summarize his statement: Economic sustainability has been a major issue
for the seafood industry over the last five years. Extensive damages from the hurricanes of 2005 to
the fishing fleet and infrastructure continued to affect both landings and prices in 2008, and were
exacerbated by the effects of the 2008 hurricanes. More rece ntly, the flood of imports and low
prices of shrimp has affected the fishermen's work and livelih ood. This year, just when the fishermen
started seeing decent prices for shrimp and new hope as the se ason begins they are faced with the
devastation of the oil spill. Fishermen fear that they may lose what is left of their industry; thus, their
livelihood and families will be affected.
10f5 8/10/2010 12:43 PM
Fwd: FW: Vietnamese Oil Spill Meeting
In yesterday's meeting, Vietnamese fishermen voiced over and over that the biggest problem they
faced is the language barrier. One of their key concerns is being able to meet their mortgage and
continuing to work through this tough time. It is to the unde rstanding of the fishermen that BP is
hiring fishermen to clean up the oil spill. One fishermen revealed that he was approached with a
long contract, and because he is excited to have work he signe d it without understanding all the
provisions in the contract. Being that English is not their native language, Vietnamese fishermen
requested that contracts, trainings, etc. be translated and co nducted in Vietnamese so that they can
make more informed decisions.
Also, according to the BP rep, fishermen who are not working and losing income from the result of
the oil spill can call into their hotline to make a claim for an interim payment plan, and can receive an
expedited 48 hour payment of up to $5000 which is renewable each month. This payment is
determined based on their income tax returns. So, fishermen are encouraged to have their 2009 tax
returns filed if they have not done so already.
To clear up some uncertainty, I also asked Mr. Hugh, the BP rep, If the fishermen make a claim,
does that mean BP is providing a settlement. The rep respond ed that no, fishermen who file a suit
later and are compensated simply would subtract from their settlement what they have received from
the expedited c1aims... Lawyers present were weary of how this would work out...
Also, one of the law firm had a copy of the contract so that was discussed as well.
Another hot topic at the meeting was the effects of the chemical dispersants used in the oil spill.
Fishermen feared that the dispersants would simply cause the 0 il to sink to the bottom of the Gulf;
thus, when fishermen trawl for shrimp they would simply be trawling into the oil again. Although the
sheen will have disappeared from the water surface, it is still present in the water bottom and the
effects of the dispersants/oil on seafood is uncertain to the fishermen.
The BP rep responded that the dispersants used was the safest method approved by EPA. Roughly
5,000 barrels of oil naturally seep to the ocean bottom and are digested by microbes. Fishermen in
the crowd laughed at his response. And someone asked him whether he is implying to let a man
made error be resolved by nature and let nature run its course; thus, putting the responsibility of the
oil clean up on mother nature.
The BP rep stated that he would bring the suggestions of the fishermen back to BP and would
contact the Mary Queens organizations with his responses.
Today, I received calls regarding the claims and payment process from many fishermen. Fishermen
who I know have already filed the claims stated that it was a fairly easy process and would report
back as soon as they receive payments.
20f5 8/10/2010 12:43 PM
Fwd: FW: Vietnamese Oil Spill Meeting
I will update more on the Vietnamese community as I receive more information.
-Thu
Thu Sui
Asst. Extension Agent, Fisheries
St. Mary, Iberia, and Vermilion Parishes
St. Mary Parish Court House
500 Main Street Rm. 314
Franklin, LA 70538-6199
0: 337.828-4100 Ext. 300
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From: Gaude, III, Albert P.
Sent: Saturday, May 08, 2010 12:30 PM
To: Thomas, Glenn; Chuck Wilson; Sui, Thu; Roy EKron; David L Nieland
Cc: robert@lgltex.com; rpausina@wlf.louisiana.gov; Coreil, Paul D.; Schexnayder, Mark A.
Subject: Vietnamese Oil Spill Meetring
We had a very robust turnout for the Vietnamese Oil Spill Meeting yesterday AM in NO East with 22
organizations represented and hundreds of people. Link below.
Thu and I represented Sea Grant.
USCG Incident Command publically recognized the outstanding contributions our Plaquemines
Parish Sea Grant cooperator, Robert 'Phong' Nguyen, has given to the Vietnamese fishing
community during this oil spill and all hurricane recovery efforts of the USCG.
30f5 8/10/2010 12:43 PM
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http://www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-spill/index.ssf/2010/05/manyvietnamesefishersisolat.html
RUSTY GAUDE'
AREA FISHERY AGENT
Plaquemines, St. Bernard, Orleans Parishes
LOUISIANA SEA GRANT PROGRAM
LSU AGCENTER
479A F. EDWARD HEBERT BLVD.
BELLE CHASSE LA 70037
504-433-3664
agaude@agcenter.lsu.edu
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RE: Samples and Dispersants
Subject: RE: Samples and Dispersants
From: "Falgout, Julie J." <JFalgout@agcenter.lsu.edu>
Date: Mon, 10 May 2010 08:30:56 -0500
To: "Finley, John W." <JFinley@agcenter.lsu.edu>, Julie Falgout <jfalgo@lsu.edu>
CC: "Lampila, Lucina" <LLampila@agcenter.lsu.edu>, Kermit Murray <kkmurray@gmail.com>,
"Thomas, Glenn" <GThomas@agcenter.lsu.edu>, "Coreil, Paul D." <PCoreil@agcenter.lsu.edu>,
Chuck Wilson <cwilson@lsu.edu>, Mike Liffmann <MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov>
John,
There seems to be a long line of people waiting for samples of oil. John Veasey, the Regional Shellfish
Specialist with FDA out of Baton Rouge is looking for 4 liters of oil so they can calibrate their
instruments at their testing locations. I will certainly pass this along. I think it's important that LSU
obtain samples for several reasons. One of course the launching of our certification program.
Glenn, Chuck, Paul, Mike: please advise if any of you have any suggestions for contacts or how we
might go about getting these samples.
Thanks,
Julie
From: Finley, John W. [JFinley@agcenter.lsu.edu
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2010 7:13 AM
To: Julie Falgout
Cc: Lampila, Lucina; Kermit Murray
SUbject: Samples and Dispersants
Julie
It is our understanding that NOAA is collecting samples of seafood for pre-contamination and
presumably will be monitoring for post spill contamination, In addition to the effects of the oil we are
concerned about the dispersants that are being applied. Would it be possible to obtain samples of oil, a
list and if possible samples of dispersants, seafood of known source,time and location of catch.
We would also like samples later on for periodic screening of exposed seafood.
Thanks
John
John W, Finley, Head
Department of Food Science
111 Food Science Building
Louisana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-4200
Phone: 2255785085
Cell: 225 571 2711
I of2 8/10/20ID 12:43 PM
RE: Samples and Dispersants
20f2 8/10/2010 12:43 PM
Re: [Fwd: Re: INFO REQUEST - Fishermen training & disaster respons ...
Subject: Re: [Fwd: Re: INFO REQUEST· Fishermen training & disaster response (due 4 pm Monday))
From: Michael Liffmann <MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov>
Date: Mon, 10 May 201010:18:57 -0400
To: Alan Leonardi <AJan.Leonardi@noaa.gov> , Frank Parker <Frank.Parker@noaa.gov>, Matthew.Lee@noaa.gov, Cindy.Matthews@noaa.gov
CC: Leon Cammen <Leon .Cammen@noaa.gov>, Kola Garber <Nikola .Garber@noaa.gov>, Jim Murray <Jim.D.Murray@noaagov>, Gene Kim <Gene.Kim@noaa.gov>,
Michael Liffmann <Michael .Liffmann@noaa.gov>. ICC.OAR@noaa.gov
Hi , Alan and Frank- Leon forwarded your inquiry to me for response. OAR's NOAA Sea Grant programs in LA, M5-AL, FL, and TX are heavily involved in the Deepwater
Horizon oil spill incident and Working to coordinate and better inform many constituents, most notablyfishermen and seafood producers. FYI, the programs have also
collaborated on a very informative website that Is constantly being updated http://gulfseagrant.tamu.eduioilspilVindex.htm and the LASea Grant program issued an RFP
for rapid response, mini-grant type research projects. They received 54 proposals of which they can o n ~ fund five. The National Sea Grant Office, through our Director
Leon Cammen, is seeking funds for up to ten additional , meritorious projects. More details to follow on this latter issue since the projects will be selected by a LASea
Grant panel today.
Also of very timely relevance, is the pertinent correspondence that I'm pasting below. (1) Sea Grant &tension agent Julie Falgout Is embedded in Unified Command in
Houma and working with NOSIORR to address fishermen's and seafood safety concerns; (2) Sea Grant Extension agent , Thu Bui , is work ing with Vietnamese fishermen
and (3) Louisiana Sea Grant (and MS-AL to follow) are hosting AK Sea Grant agents experienced in fisheries issues related to the Exxon Valdez inciden t. Best! Mike
(1) NOAA SEA GRANT HELPING ENGAGE LOCAL FISHERIES COMMUNITIES
SUbject : Deepwater CanyonlMS Canyon 252 FAST (seafood safety group)
Date: Sat, 08 May 2010 09:36:01 -0700
From: Gary Shigenaka <gary.shigenaka@noaa.gov>
To: david .guilbeau@la.gov, gordon.leblanC@la.gov, jeff.dauzat@la.gov, "Falgout, Julie J." <JFalgout@agcenter.lsu.edu>
CC: Gary Shigenaka <Gary.Shigenaka@noaa.gov>
Hey Folks,
Thank you for taking the time yesterday to sit and talk. I think that we can serve a useful function br the Unified Command and for affected communities in Louisiana .
Here are a couple of things:
First , I'm attaching a spreadsheet with people 's names and contacts. I'm still working on getting Susan Klasing from California EPA on board, and Nicolle Rutherford is a
NOAA biologist who will replace me when I rotate out In a couple of years (that 's what's feeling like) .
Second, I spoke with Joint Information Center (JIC)lpublic affairs types yesterday aftemoon to introdu:e the concept to them and make sure they didn't have excessive
heartbum over our plans to engage local communities. Quite the contrary, they were very pleased and ctfered up a lot of their resources and did not even hint at being
uncomfortable with FAST putting out a message about seafood safety. To that end, they are offering to set up a call-in where we would sit around a table at the
command post and people/media could call in with questions. JIC would provide facilitator-moderator and would put out the word . JIC also has parish liaisons in each
parish.
If we do this, I would like to have everyone on board just to make sure our bases are covered and to demonstrate that we have commitment from all our agencies. JIC
will set this up anytime we want but I am thinking perhaps ThurslFri time frame . That would require fdks to be here and maybe to meet beforehand to strategize a
message and approach.
Obviously , this is a self-selecting means of communication...those who have phones and are Inclined to call In would be there , but we'd miss a lot of people. I am hoping
that Julie will have a map for us about who else is out there and have a plan for engag ing those other communities. She will be back here on Monday and we will meet
with JIC to discuss.
Any thoughts? I am atlaching the draft FAST charter, please comment and get back to me this weekend because I want to have it firmed up today or tomorrow and use
the thing to market us to the Federal On-Scene Coordinator, a necessary first step to making us official.
I also will be sending two subsequent emails out with documents attachments (seafood & oil spill guidance docs) . They will be big. so if there is a danger of clogging
your email then you should delete...
Cheers,
gary
(2) WORKING TO BETTER INFORM VIETNAMESE FISHERMEN
From: Bui, Thu [mailto:TBui@agcenter.lsu.edul
Sent: Sat 518120106:15 PM
To : Gaude, III, Albert P.; Thomas, Glenn : Chuck Wilson: Roy EKron: David L Nieland
Cc: robert@lgltex.com; roausina@wlf.loulsiana .gov; Coreil, Paul D. : Schexnayder, Mark A.
Subject: RE: Vietnamese Oil Spill Meeling
All ,
At the meeting yesterday, Robert Nguyen expressed the fears of the fishermen to local officials and orgmizations. And I will summarize his statemen t Economic
sustainability has been a major issue for the seafood industry over the last five years . Extensive damages from the hurricanes of 2005 to the fishing fteet and
infrastructure continued to affect both landings and prices in 2008, and were exacerbated by the effects of the 2008 hurricanes. More recently, the flood of imports and
low prices of shrimp has affected the fishermen's work and livelihood. This year, just when the fishermen started seeIng decent prices for shrimp and new hope as the
season begins they are faced with the devastation of the oil spill . Fishermen fear that they may lose what is left of their industry; thus , their livelihood and families will be
affected.
In yesterday's meeting, Vietnamese fishermen voiced over and over that the biggest problem they faced is the language barrier. One of their key concems is being able
to meet their mortgage and continuing to work through this tough time . It is to the understanding of 1I1e fishermen that BP Is hiring fishermen to clean up the oil spill .
One fishermen revealed that he was approached with a long contract, and because he is excited to have v.ork he signed it without understanding all the provisions in the
contract. Being that English is not their native language, Vietnamese fishermen requested that contracts , trainings, etc. be translated and conducted in Vietnamese so
that they can make more informed decis ions.
Also, according to the BP rep, fishermen who are not working and losing income from the result of the oil spill can call into their holline to make a claim for an interim
payment plan, and can receive an expedited 48 hour payment of up to $5000 which is renewable each month . This payment is determined based on their income tax
retums. So, fishermen are encouraged to have their 2009 tax returns filed if they have not done so a ~ e a d y .
To clear up some uncertainty, I also asked Mr. Hugh, the BP rep, If the fishermen make a claim, does that mean BP is providing a settlement. The rep responded that
no, fishermen who file a suit later and are compensated simply would subtract from their settlement wha: they have received from the expedited claims ... Lawyers
present were weary of how this would work out.. .
Ion 8110/201012:43 PM
Re: [Fwd: Re: INFO REQUEST - Fishermen training & disaster respons ...
Also, one of the law firm had a copy of the contract so that was discussed as well.
Another hot topic at the meeting was the effects of the chemical dispersants used in the oil spill. Fishermen feared that the dispersants would simply cause the oil to
sink to the bottom of the Gulf; thus, when fishermen trawl for shrimp they would simply be trawling inb the oil again. Although the sheen will have disappeared from the
water surface, it is still present in the water bottom and the effects of the dispersants/oil on seafood is uncertain to the fishermen.
The BP rep responded that the dispersants used was the safest method approved by EPA. Roughly 5,000 barrels of oil naturally seep to the ocean bottom and are
digested by microbes. Fishermen in the crowd laughed at his response. And someone asked him whether he is implying to let a man made error be resolved by nature
and let naturerun its course; thus, putting the responsibility of the oil clean up on mother nature.
The BP rep stated that he would bring the suggestions of the fishermen back to BP and would contact the Mary Queens organizations with his responses.
Today, I received calls regarding the claims and payment process from many fishermen. Fishermen who I know have already filed the claims stated that it was a fairly
easy process and would report back as soon as they receive payments.
I will update more on the Vietnamese community as I receive more information.
-Thu
Thu Bui
Assl. Extension Agent, Fisheries
SI. Mary, Iberia, and Vermilion Parishes
SI. Mary Parish Court House
500 Main Street Rm. 314
Franklin, LA 70538-6199
0: 337.828-4100 Ext. 300
(3) VISIT OF AK SEA GRANT EXTENSION AGENTS TO SOUTH LA AND MS-AL
Our quickly organized Sea Grant meetings with Louisiana parish constituents and a group of ALASKA OIL SPILL RESPONDERS is now confirmed. Each
meeting will last approximately one hour with Q&A at end.
The mission of this SEA GRANT effort is a two way introduction with key Louisiana and Alaska responders/stakeholders to facilitate an immediate and sustained
dialogue on the lessons leamed in the Exxon Valdez incident and applications to our current situation. This is an invitational meeting only and a press ban will be in
effect. No news release will be issued.
Our two meeting locations(map links far below) on this Monday (May 10) will be:
1. Cypress Cove Marina, Venice, 11am (under hotel complex) targeting Plaquemines Parish
2. LSU AgCenter office/Jefferson Parish, Kenner, 3pm (second floor) targeting SI. Tammany, Orleans, SI. Bemard, Jefferson, Lafourche, Terrebonne Parishes
For the Kenner meeting, each of the copied Sea Grant agents has been asked to invite 4 appropriate components of their respective parish govemment, commercial
and recreational fishing sectors.
The Alaska group will continue eastward and conduct similar efforts in cooperation with Mississippi and Alabama Sea Grant.


Please call me if there are any questions, 504-908-9713 (cell).
RUSTYGAUDE'
AREA FISHERY AGENT
Plaquemines, SI. Bemard, Orleans Parishes
LOUISIANA SEA GRANT PROGRAM
LSU AGCENTER
479A F. EDWARD HEBERT BLVD.
BELLE CHASSE LA 70037
504-433-3664
agaude@agcenter.lsu.edu
On 5/10/2010 8:53 AM, Leon Cammen wrote:
Mike, Can you handle this?
--- Original Message -----
Subject: Re: INFO REQUEST - Fishermen training & disaster response (due 4 pm Monday)
Date: Mon, 10 May 2010 07:45:14 -0400
From: Alan.Leonardi <Alan.Leonardi@noaa.gov>
To: frank parker <Frank.Parker@noaa.gov>
20f3 8110/2010 12:43 PM
Re: [Fwd: Re: INFO REQUEST - Fishermen training & disaster respons ...
cc: Leon Cammen <Leon.Cammen@noaa.gov>, Nikola Garber <Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov>, Jim D Murray <Jim.D.Murray@noaa.gov>, "Matthew Lee
<Matlhew.Lee@noaa.gov> »Cindy Matthews" <Cindy.Matlhews@noaa.gov>
References: <4BE71D10.4000603@noaa.gov>
Frank -
The only other OAR components which would have a remote connection would be GLERL, PMEL, and AOML. ThEt said, I am not aware of any of these types of
activities at each of these institutions.
-Alan
frank parker wrote:
Hey folks,
Can you help with this question? NMFS leadership just asked if any other part of NOAA is providing any training, training materials, or direction to fishermen
seeking to aid in the response efforts? If yes, can you provide a copy of the materials being used? Rease reply by 4 pm Monday if you can.
Alan,
Do you think/know of other OAR components that might playa role here? I suspect Sea Grant would be the only contributor to this request, which is why I sent
it directly to them. How about the wet labs?
Thanks for your help, and apologies for the short tum around,
-frank
---- Original Message -----
SUbject: INFO REQUEST - other LOs involve in Fisherman training)
Date: Sun, 09 May 201016:09:03 -0400
From: Beth Dieveney <Beth.Dieveney@noaa.gov>
To: _HDQ PCO Contacts <PCO.Contacts@noaa.gov>
CC: John Rapp <John.Rapp@noaa.gov>
Can you please task this out to your lines ao appropriate - likely
applies to NMFS, NOS, maybe OAR and OMAD.
Chris, I would think NMFS is already on top of one.
Please try to have something to me and John Rapp, cc t d , but COB Monday.
Thanks
NMFS leadership Just asked if any other part of NOAA io providing any
training, training materials, or direction to fisherman neeka ng to aid
1n the response efforts? If they are. do we have the materials being used?
Thanks,
John
Beth Dieveney
NOAA Program Coordination office
Office of the Under Secretary
14th" Constitution Ave., W, Room 5811
Washington. DC 20230
phone: 202-482-1281
cell: 240-328-4812
fax: 202-482-4116
Leon M. Cammen
Director, NOAA Sea Grant
1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 301-734-1088
Fax : 301-713-1031
Emai l : leon. canunen@noaa.gov
Michael Liffmann
Extension Leader
NOAA/Sea Grant, R/SG
1315 East-West Highway
SSMC-3, Eleventh Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910
TEL, (301) 734-1074 or (301) 734-1077
FAX, (301) 713-0799
E-mail: .gov
300 8110/2010 12:43 PM
Fwd: RE: Samples and Dispersants
SUbject: Fwd: RE: Samples and Dispersants
From: Michael Liffmann <MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov>
Date: Mon, 10 May 2010 10:34:59 -0400
To: Lauren B Lugo <Lauren.B.Lugo@noaa.gov>
Hi! Please read Professor Finley's request below. Any suggestions? Best. M
-------- Original Message -------
SUbject: RE: Samples and Dispersants
Date: Mon, 10 May 201008:30:56 -0500
From: Falgout, Julie J. <JFalgout@agcenter.lsu.edu>
To: Finley, John W. <JFinley@agcenter.lsu.edu>, Julie Falgout <jfalgo@lsu.edu>
CC: Lampila, Lucina <LLampila@agcenter.lsu.edu>, Kermit Murray <kkmurray@gmail.com>,
Thomas, Glenn <GThomas@agcenter.lsu.edu>, Coreil, Paul D.
<PCoreil@agcenter.lsu.edu>, Chuck Wilson <cwilson@lsu.edu>, Mike Liffmann
<Michael.Liffmann@noaa.gov>
John,
There seems to be a long line of people waiting for samples of oil. John Veasey, the Regional Shellfish
Specialist with FDA out of Baton Rouge is looking for 4 liters of oil so they can calibrate their
instruments at their testing locations. I will certainly pass this along. I think it's important that LSU
obtain samples for several reasons. One of course the launching of our certification program.
Glenn, Chuck, Paul, Mike: please advise if any of you have any suggestions for contacts or how we
might go about getting these samples.
Thanks,
Julie
From: Finley, John W. [JFinley@agcenter.lsu.edu
Sent: Monday, May 10, 20107:13 AM
To: Julie Falgout
Cc: Lampila, Lucina; Kermit Murray
Subject: Samples and Dispersants
Julie
It is our understanding that NOMis collecting samples of seafood for pre-contamination and
presumably will be monitoring for post spill contamination, In addition to the effects of the oil we are
concerned about the dispersants that are being applied. Would it be possible to obtain samples of oil, a
list and if possible samples of dispersants, seafood of known source,time and location of catch.
We would also like samples later on for periodic screening of exposed seafood.
Thanks
John
John W, Finley, Head
Department of Food Science
lof2 8110/201012:43 PM
Fwd: RE: Samples and Dispersants
111 Food Science Building
Louisana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-4200
Phone: 225 578 5085
Cell: 225 571 2711
20f2 81l0/2010 12:43 PM
Re: [Fwd: Re: INFO REQUEST - Fishermen training & disaster respons...
SUbject: Re: [Fwd: Re: INFO REQUEST - Fishennen training & disaster response (due 4 pm Monday)]
From: Frank Parker <Frank.Parker@noaa.gov>
Date: Tue, 11 May 2010 08:50:02 -0400
To: Michael Liffmann <MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov>
CC: Alan Leonardi <Alan.Leonardi@noaa.gov>, Matthew.Lee@noaa.gov, Cindy.Matthews@noaa.gov, Leon Cammen <Lem.Cammen@noaa.gov>, Kola Garber
<Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov>, Jim Murray <Jim.D.Murray@noaa.gov>, Gene Kim <Gene.Kim@noaa.gov>, ICC.OAR@noa3.gov
Thanks for this reply, Mike. Very helpful.
-frank
On 05.10.2010 10:18, Michael Liffmann wrote:
Hi, Alan and Frank- Leon forwarded your inquiry to me for response. OAR's NOAA Sea Grant programs in LA, MS-AL, FL, and TX are heavily involved in the
Deepwater Horizon oil spill incident and working to coordinate and better infonn many constituents, most notably fishennen and seafood producers. FYI, the
programs have also collaborated on a very infonnative website that is constantly being updated htto:IIgulfseagrant.tamu.edu/oilspilllindex.htm and the LA Sea Grant
program issued an RFP for rapid response, mini-grant type research projects. They received 54 proposals of which they can only fund five. The National Sea Grant
Office, through our Director Leon Cammen, is seeking funds for up to ten additional, meritorious projects. More details to follow on this latter issue since the
projects will be selected by a LA Sea Grant panel today.
Also of very timely relevance, is the pertinent correspondence that I'm pasting below. (1) Sea Grant Elilension agent Julie Falgout is embedded in Unified Command
in Houma and working with NOS/ORR to address fishennen's and seafood safety concerns; (2) Sea Grant Extension agent, Thu Bui, is working with Vietnamese
fishermen and (3) Louisiana Sea Grant (and MS-AL to follow) are hosting AK Sea Grant agents experienced in fisheries issues related to the Exxon Valdez incident.
Best! Mike
(1) NOAA SEA GRANT HELPING ENGAGE LOCAL FISHERIES COMMUNITIES
SUbject: Deepwater CanyonlMS Canyon 252 FAST (seafood safety group)
Date: Sat, 08 May 2010 09:36:01 -0700
From: Gary Shigenaka <gary.shigenaka@noaa.gov>
To: david.guilbeau@la.gov, gordon,leblanc@la.gov, jeff.dauzat@la.gov, "Falgout, Julie J." <JFalgout@agcenter.lsu.edu>
CC: Gary Shigenaka <Gary.Shigenaka@noaa.gov>
Hey Folks,
Thank you for taking the time yesterday to sit and talk. I think that we can serve a useful function br the Unified Command and for affected communities in
Louisiana. Here are a couple of things:
First, I'm attaching a spreadsheet with people's names and contacts. I'm still working on getting Susan Klasing from California EPA on board, and Nicolle
Rutherford is a NOAA biologist who will replace me when I rotate out in a couple of years (that's what's feeling like).
Second, I spoke with Jointlnfonnation Center (JIC)/public affairs types yesterday afternoon to introdll:e the concept to them and make sure they didn't have
excessive heartburn over our plans to engage local communities. Quite the contrary, they were very pleased and offered up a lot of their resources and did not
even hint at being uncomfortable with FAST pUlling out a message about seafood safety. To that end, tt-ey are offering to set up a call-in where we would sit
around a table at the command post and people/media could call in with questions. JIC would provide facilitator-moderator and would put out the word. JIC also
has parish liaisons in each parish.
If we do this, I would like to have everyone on board just to make sure our bases are covered and to demonstrate that we have commitment from all our agencies.
JIC will set this up anytime we want but I am thinking perhaps ThursiFri time frame. That would requi'e folks to be here and maybe to meet beforehand to
strategize a message and approach.
Obviously, this is a self-selecting means of communication...those who have phones and are inclined to call in would be there, but we'd miss a lot of people. I am
hoping that Julie will have a map for us about who else is out there and have a plan for engaging those other communities. She will be back here on Monday and
we will meet with JIC to discuss.
Any thoughts? I am attaching the draft FAST charter, please comment and get back to me this weekend because I want to have it finned up today or tomorrow and
use the thing to market us to the Federal On-Scene Coordinator, a necessary first step to making us official.
I also will be sending two subsequent emailsoutwith documents attachments (seafood & oil spill guidance docs). They will be big, so if there is a danger of
clogging your email then you should delete ...
Cheers,
gary
(2) WORKING TO BETTER INFORM VIETNAMESE FISHERMEN
From: Bui, Thu [mailto:TBui@agcenter.lsu.edu]
Sent: Sat 5/8/2010 6:15 PM
To: Gaude, III, Albert P.; Thomas, Glenn; Chuck Wilson; Roy EKron; David L Nieland
Cc: robert@lgltex.com; rpausina@wlf.louisiana.gov; Coreil, Paul D.; Schexnayder, Mark A.
SUbJect: RE: Vietnamese Oil Spill Meeting
All,
At the meeting yesterday, Robert Nguyen expressed the fears of the fishennen to local officials and organizations. And I will summarize his statement: Economic
sustainability has been a major issue for the seafood industry over the last five years. Extensive damages from the hurricanes of 2005 to the fishing fleet and
infrastructure continued to affect both landings and prices in 2008, and were exacerbated by the effect!! of the 2008 hurricanes. More recently, the flood of imports
and low prices of shrimp has affected the fishennen's work and livelihood. This year, just when the fishennen started seeing decent prices for shrimp and new hope
as the season begins they are faced with the devastation of the oil spill. Fishennen fear that they rna,' lose what is left of their industry; thus, their livelihood and
families will be affected.
In yesterday's meeting, Vietnamese fishennen voiced over and over that the biggest problem they faced is the language barrier. One of their key concerns is being
able to meet their mortgage and continuing to work through this tough time. It is to the understanding of the fishermen that BP is hiring fishennen to clean up the oil
spill. One fishennen revealed that he was approached with a long contract, and because he is excited b have work he signed it without understanding all the
provisions in the contract. Being that English is not their native language, Vietnamese fishermen requested that contracts, trainings, etc. be translated and
conducted in Vietnamese so that they can make more infonned decisions.
Also, according to the BP rep, fishennen who are not working and losing income from the result of the oil spill can call into their hotline to make a claim for an
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Interim payment plan, and can receive an expedited 48 hour payment of up to $5000 which Is renewable each month. This payrrent is determined based on their
Income taxreturns . So, fishermen are encouraged to have their 2009 tax returns filed if they have notdone so already.
To clear up some uncertainty, I also asked Mr. Hugh, the BP rep, If the fishermen make a claim, does 1tlat mean BP is providing a settlement. The rep responded
that no, fishermen who file a suit later and are compensated simply would subtract from their settlemert what they have received from the expedited
claims ... Lawyers present were weary of how this would work out.. .
Also, one of the law firm had a copy of the contract so that was discussed as well .
Another hot topic at the meeting was the effects of the chemical dispersants used in the oil spill . Fishermen feared that the dispersants would simply cause the oil
tosink to the bottom of the Gulf; thus, when fishermen trawl for shrimp they would simply be trawlinginto the oil again. Anhough the sheen will have disappeared
from the water surface, it is still present In the water bottom and the effects of the dispersants/oil on seafood is uncertain to the fishermen.
The BP rep responded that the dispersants used was the safest method approved by EPA. Roughly 5,000 barrels of oil naturally seep to the ocean bottom and are
digested by microbes. Fishermen in the crowd laughed at his response. And someone asked him whether he is implying to let a man made error be resolved by
nature and let naturerun its course; thus, putllng the responsibility of the oil clean up on mother nalure.
The BP rep stated that he would bring the suggestions of the fishermen back to BP and would contact the Mary Queens organizations with his responsas.
Today, I received calls regarding the claims and payment process from many fishermen. Fishermen who I know have already filed the claims stated that it was a
fairly easy process and would report back as soon as they receive payments.
I will update more on the Vietnamese community as I receive more information.
-rnu
Thu Bui
Asst. Extension Agent, Fisheries
St. Mary, Iberia, and Vermilion Parishes
St. Mary Parish Court House
500 Main Street Rm. 314
Franklin, LA 70538-6199
0 : 337.828-4100 Ext. 300
(3) VISIT OF AI<SEA GRANT EXTENSION AGENTS TO SOUTH LA AND MS·AL
Our quickly organized Sea Grant meetings with Louisiana parish constituents and a group of ALASKA OIL SPILL RESPONDERS Is now confinned.
Each meeting will last approximately one hour with Q&A at end.
The mission ofthis SEA GRANT effort is a two way introduction with key Louisiana and Alaska respondelSlstakeholders to facilitate an immediate and sustained
dialogue on the lessons leamed in the Exxon Valdez incident and applications to our current situation. This is an invitational meeting only and a press ban will be in
effect. No news release will be issued.
Our two meeting locations(map links far below) on this Monday (May 10) will be:
1. Cypress Cove Marina, Venice, 11am (under hotel complex) targeting Plaquemines Parish
2. LSU AgCenter office/Jefferson Parish, Kenner, 3pm (second floor) targeting St. Tammany, Orleans, St. Bemard, Jefferson, Lafourche, Terrebonne
Parishes
For the Kenner meeting, each of the copied Sea Grant agents has been asked to Invite 4 appropriate correonents of their respective parish govemment,
commercial and recreational fishing sectors.
The Alaska group will continue eastward and conduct similar efforts in cooperation with Mississippi aOO Alabama Sea Grant.

http:/twww.mapguest.comlmaps?name=Lsu+Agcenter+Extension+Service&city=Metairie&state=LA&address=6640+Rwerside+Dr+%23+200&zipcode=70003&country=
Please call me if there are any questions, 504-908-9713 (cell) .
RUSTY GAUDE'
AREA FISHERY AGENT
Plaquemines, St. Bemard, Orleans Parishes
LOUISIANA SEA GRANT PROGRAM
LSU AGCENTER
479A F. EDWARD HEBERT BLVD.
BELLE CHASSE LA 70037
504-433-3664
agaude@agcenter.lsu.edu
On 5/10/20108:53 AM, Leon Cammen wrote:
I Mike, Can you handle this?
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Re: [Fwd: Re: INFO REQUEST - Fishermen training & disaster respons...
--- Original Message -----
SUbJect: Re: INFO REQUEST - Fishennen training & disaster response (due 4 pm Monday)
Date: Mon, 10 May 2010 07:45:14 -0400
From: Alan.Leonardi <Alan.Leonardi@noaa.gov>
To: frank parker <Frank.Parker@noaa.gov>
CC: Leon Cammen <Leon.Cammen@noaa.gov>, Nikola Garber <Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov>, Jim 0 Murray <Jim.D.Murray@noaa.gov>, "Matthew
Lee <Matthew.Lee@noaa.gov> » Cindy Matthews" <Cindy.Matthews@noaa.gov>
References: <4BE71D10.4000603@noaa.gov>
Frank -
The only other OAR components which would have a remote connection would be GLERL, PMEL, and AOML. Thlit said, I am not aware of any of these types
of activities at each of these institutions.
-Alan
frank parker wrote:
Hey folks,
Can you help with this question? NMFS leadership just asked if any other part of NOAA is providing any training, training materials, or direction to
fishennen seeking to aid in the response efforts? If yes, can you provide a copy of the materials beirg used? Please reply by 4 pm Monday if you can.
Alan,
Do you think/know of other OAR components that might playa role here? I suspect Sea Grant would be the only contributor to this request, which is why I
sent it directly to them. How about the wet labs?
Thanks for your help, and apologies for the short tum around,
-frank
----- Original Message -----
Subject: INFO REQUEST - other LOs involve in Fisherman training)
Date: Sun, 09 May 2010 16:09:03 -0400
From: Beth Dieveney <Beth.Dieveney@noaa.gov>
To: _HDQ PCO Contacts <PCO.Contacts@noaa.gov>
CC: John Rapp <John.Rapp@noaa.gov>
Can you please t a c k this out to your lines aD appropriate - Lake Ly
applies to NMFS. NOS, maybe OAR and OMAO.
Chris, I would think NMFS is already on top of thic o ne .
Please try to have something to me and John Rapp , cc-d, but COB Monday.
Thanks
NMFS leadership Just asked if any other part of NOAA is providing any
training, train1ng materialG, or direction to fisherman seeking t o a id
in the reoponoe efforts? If they are, do we have the materials being used?
Thanks,
John
Beth Dieveney
NOAA Program Coordination Off1ce
Offl.ce of the Under Secretary
14th , connt a.cut.aon Ave., NW, Room 5811
Washl.ngton, DC 20230
phone: 202-482-1281
cell: 240-328-4812
fax: 202 -482 -4116
Leon M. Carrmen
Director, NOAA Sea Grant
1315 East-West Highway
silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 301-734-1088
Fax: 301-713-1031
Email: leon. carrmenl»noaa. gov
Mi c hae l Liffmann
Extension Leader
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NOAA/Sea Grant I R/SG
1315 Bast-West Highway
SSMC-3, Eleventh Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910
TEL, (301) 734-1074 or (301) 734-1077
FAX, (301) 713-0799
E-mail: michael.liffmann'l»noaa .gov
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RE: Oil spill activities
Subject: RE: Oil spill activities
From: "Thomas, Glenn" <GThomas@agcenter.lsu.edu>
Date: Fri, 14 May 201017:08:43 -0500
To: Leon Cammen <Leon.Cammen@noaa.gov>, David L Nieland <dniela@lsu.edu>
CC: Chuck Wilson <cwilson@lsu.edu>, Mike Liffmann <MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov>, Roy EKron
<rkron@lsu.edu>, Oil <Oil@agcenter.lsu.edu>
More data arriving. Apologies for format discrepancies - this is a rapidly moving target!
GT
From: Regional Agent Carol Franze
Co-hosted the Alaskans' Oil Spill Discussion Meeting & follow-up correspondence with St. Tammany
attendees of Alaskan 's Oil Spill Discussion Meeting; forwarded information to those who could not
attend.
Worked with St. Tammany fishermen/producers to coordinate a meeting similar to the Alaskan's meeting
for St. Tammany and Tangipahoa Parishes - at the request of fishermen.
Conducted literature review of the dispersant usage, toxicity, oil toxicity and recent studies by EPA on
soil sampling across the northern Gulf coast.
Forwarding all updated oil spill web-site information to St. Tammany and Tangipahoa Parish entities.
From: Regional Agent Mark Shirley
Attended daily conference call at 3:30 PM with GOHSEP. USCG, BP, Parish OEP's and other agencies.
Suggested combining state and federal maps of open fishing areas and verifying info to pass on to area
fishermen.
Continued daily contact with local fishermen (by phone or dock visit or meeting) concerning open and
closed fishing zones and other issues.
Providing info to fishermen about who to call concerning claims, vessel of opportunity program, training
meetings.
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RE: Oil spill activities
Interpreting technical reports and information to transfer to fishermen and local public.
Directing local new media to reputable sources of information.
Additional reports from Regional Agent Thu Bui
Represented Sea Grant in 3 Meetings with fishermen- LSG agents provided information about the role of
all the different agencies, Federal, State, and BP, and our role as Sea Grant agents. We gave out phone
numbers to file claims or answer questions about claims and to sign up for the Vessel of Opportunity
program. Fishermen were advised to seek advice from legal experts before signing documents, and
were further directed to refereed websites to get more information (www.gulfseagranUamu.edu.
http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/
http://www.deepwaterhorizonresponse.com/go/doc/2931/542307).
Co-hosted Vietnamese New Orleans East Meeting setup by MQVN with 22 organizations present.
5/12/2010: Vietnamese Fishermen Meeting- this one through the dock owners- 130 Viet fishermen and
approximately 25 wives attended.
Conference Call included: 5/10/2010 - Parish Reports on Oil Spill Efforts/Updates;
5/10/2010 - Congressman Vitter's office Re: approaches to prevent tainted seafood from getting into
market, trip ticket, enforcement of closures; 5/13/2010 - Provided contact info on fishermen/dock owners
to Senator Landrieu's office to discuss fishermen's concerns and financial assistance
Networking and dissemination of information with federal, state, public and private organizations: LDWF
(regarding Vietnamese fishermen ); LDWF (regarding offshore fishermen's normal fishing activities
before oil spill disaster and updates on catches)
Daily Updates and exchange of information NMFS port agents; Daily Updates to dock owners on
fisheries closures; Daily Telephone contacts/mass email with fishing community
Planning: informational meetings with Vermilion Parish Officials to include federal, state, local agencies
and BP to answer fishermen's concerns
20f5 8110/201012:44 PM
RE: Oil spill activities
From: Leon Cammen [mailto:Leon.Cammen@noaa.gov]
Sent: Friday, May 14, 20101:28 PM
To: David L Nieland
Cc: Chuck Wilson; Mike Liffmann; Thomas, Glenn; Roy EKron
SUbject: Re: Oil spill activities
Thanks!
David L Nieland wrote:
Dr. Cammen,
Below are some bullets showing what Louisiana Sea Grant has accomplished in response to the
Deepwater Horizon oil spill:
Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Resources (http://gulfseagranttamu.edu/oilspill/index.htm) has been created by
the four GOM Sea Grant programs.
The Research Sample Collection forum has been created at http://sg-server.lsu.edu/forums/.
Researchers can coordinate sample collection trips, as well as list what samples they have or need.
Julie Falgout of Louisiana Sea Grant embedded in the Fisheries Assessment and Seafood Team at the
Joint Incident Command in Houma, LA.
We have entered negotiations with NOAA Communications and External Affairs (CEA) to coordinate a
series of "Gulf Coast Road Shows" featuring local experts. Andrea Bleistein of CEA just contact us this
morning.
Area Agents Rusty Gauds and Mark Schexnayder both had the opportunity to meet Dr. Lubchenco
during her visits to Louisiana.
Area Agent Thu Bui organized an informational meeting for the Vietnamese fishing community.
Our Law and Policy Director Jim Wilkins is preparing fact sheets on procedures for filing claims for
damages to public property and to private property. These will be both distributed by our Area Agents
and posted on the LSG Web site.
• LSG co-hosted a visit by Torie Baker of Alaska Sea Grant and Joe Banta of the Prince William
Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council; both had experience with the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
They traveled to Venice, LA with Extension Leader Glenn Thomas and Fisheries Specialist Julie
Anderson to meet with local fishers. Also had a meeting in Metairie, LA that attracted 25 local
fishing industry types.
• Fifty-six proposals were received in response to a call for projects addressing the gathering of
baseline data and monitoring short-term impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the flora and
fauna of coastal Louisiana. Five proposals were immediately funded and we are exploring
opportunities to identify resources to fund an additional 13 proposals.
• Seven of the above proposals were submitted to the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing
Board for their consideration and evaluation. They committed to funding one of the proposals.
• All of our upper management personnel, specialists, and area agents have taken innumerable
telephone calls, received and responded to countless e-mail messages, participated in dozens of
conference calls, and attended many, many meetings related to the oil spill.
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RE: Oil spill activities
• From Area Fishery Agent Rusty Gauds:
20+ audio/video interviews on oil spill related issues(local/national/international)
Site visit/sample/data collection at oil spill location in gulf
Met with Dr. Lubchenco/NOAA twice in two weeks to give/receive local guidance on situation
Six trips to lower Plaquemines Parish, two trips to St. Bernard Parish, one trip to JIC/Houma
Represented Sea Grant at four regional meeting discussing oil spill options (Alaska, Vietnamese,parish
governments)
Gathering data and written information to relay back to JIC and Sea Grant/campus
Guidance committee for distribution of benefit funds to fisher families
Oil spill remediation liaison between private sector and LSU campus/local governments
• From Fishery Specialist Julie Anderson:
Assisted with bringing Alaskan representatives to Venice and Metairie
Fielded media requests for various information from economics to lawsuits
• From Area Agent Tom Hymel:
Developed the GIS oil response map for Iberia Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness. This map
indicated locations of position of assets (lack-up rigs, booms, marsh openings etc.) Map was used for
OEP plan discussion with parish council and media. Also attached and submitted to Feds in regional
response plan.
• From Area Agent Kevin Savoie:
Facilitated and assisted with relocation of LSG oyster hatchery brood stock to Rockefeller State Wildlife
Refuge.
Answered numerous calls on fishing closures.
• From Seafood Specialist Lucina Lampila:
Collected archival samples of shrimp harvested before the spill
Searched literature for pertinent references related to potential damage mediated by the oil spill to
seafood in the short and long term as well as methods of assessment.
Began as LSU point person to arrange for NMFS/FDA sponsored workshops to train state regulatory
personnel on the detection of taint in seafood. UFL is project lead and AUMS will likely use the
Pascagoula and Biloxi facilities for training. Two conference calls.
Began to participate in five state NIFA grant proposal to develop outreach in response to the oil spill.
Drafted talking points for the Seafood Safety working group. One conference call.
Will submit more as more is received/achieved.
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RE: Oil spill activities
Enjoy your weekend,
Dave
David L. Nieland
Manager - Operations
Louisiana Sea Grant College Program
233 Sea Grant Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Voice: 225-578-6373
Fax: 225-578-6331
Cell: 225-939-0577
www.laseagrant.org
Leon M. Cammen
Director, NOAA Sea Grant
1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 301-734-1088
Fax: 301-713-1031
Email: leon.cammen@noaa.gov
50f5 8110/2010 12:44 PM
FW: another Vietnamese meeting
SUbject: FW: another Vietnamese meeting
From: David L Nieland <dniela@lsu.edu>
Date: Tue, 18 May 201007:35:13 -0500
To: Leon Cammen <Leon.Cammen@noaa.gov>
CC: Michael Liffmann <MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov>, Nikola Garber <Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov>
Dr. Cammen,
Original information regarding the Vietnamese fishermen's meeting yesterday afternoon (see below).
Dave
David L. Nieland
Manager - Operations
Louisiana Sea Grant College Program
233 Sea Grant Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Voice: 225-578-6373
Fax: 225-578-6331
Cell: 225-939-0577
www.laseagrant.org
From: Bui, Thu [mailto:TBui@agcenter.lsu.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, May 18, 20104:06 AM
To: Gaude, III, Albert P.; David L Nieland
SUbject: RE: another Vietnamese meeting
According to Robert Nguyen, exact numbers were 206 who signed in with a few standing who came
later not on the list. - Thu
From: Gaude, III, Albert P.
10f2 8/10/2010 12:44 PM
FW: another Vietnamese meeting
Sent: Monday, May 17, 2010 7:55 PM
To: Gaude, III, Albert P.; David L Nieland
Cc: Bui, Thu; Thomas, Glenn; Coreil, Paul D.; robert@lgltex.com
Subject: RE: another Vietnamese meeting
We had about 150+ people (mostly Vietnamese) and the same players. BP had three, Capt Stanton
USCG with 3-4 assistants, PPG pres. Billy Nungesser, two NOM, Congressman Cao, three from JIC,
lots of NGOs. All bases were covered.
Little bit more adversarial on the questions about why the vessels of opportunity program was stringing
the bulk of the fishermen along and how BP expected them invest in required things when they had no
security that they would actually go to work for pay.
Dispersants were defended by USCG as part of policy. Capt Stanton told me privately that the protocol
for sorbents and dispersants is highly regulated according to long establish guidelines. Pathways are
established to recommend novel approaches but if it's not on the approved list, it will not be advanced.
Quote ....."I will not break the law"
Much of meeting is along the lines of what Thu reported from the previous meeting in NO East.
Rusty
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Re: FW: another Vietnamese meeting
SUbject: Re: FW: another Vietnamese meeting
From: Leon Cammen <Leon.Cammen@noaa.gov>
Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 08:38:41 -0400
To: David L Nieland <dniela@lsu.edu>
CC: Michael Liffmann <MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov>, Nikola Garber <Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov>
Thanks!
David L Nieland wrote:
Dr. Cammen,
Original information regarding the Vietnamese fishermen's meeting yesterday afternoon (see
below).
Dave
David L. Nieland
Manager - Operations
Louisiana Sea Grant College Program
233 Sea Grant Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Voice: 225-578-6373
Fax: 225-578-6331
Cell: 225-939-0577
www.laseagrant.org
From: Bui, Thu [mailto: TBui@agcenter.lsu.edul
Sent: Tuesday, May 18, 20104:06 AM
To: Gaude, III, Albert P.; David L Nieland
Subject: RE: another Vietnamese meeting
According to Robert Nguyen, exact numbers were 206 who signed in with a few standing who
came later not on the list. - Thu
10f2 8/10/2010 12:44 PM
Re: FW: another Vietnamese meeting
From: Gaude, III, Albert P.
Sent: Monday, May 17, 2010 7:55 PM
To: Gaude, III, Albert P.; David L Nieland
Cc: Bui, Thu; Thomas, Glenn; Coreil, Paul D.; robert@lgltex.com
SUbject: RE: another Vietnamese meeting
We had about 150+ people (mostly Vietnamese) and the same players. BP had three, Capt
Stanton USCG with 3-4 assistants, PPG pres. Billy Nungesser, two NOAA, Congressman Cao,
three from JIC, lots of NGOs. All bases were covered.
Little bit more adversarial on the questions about why the vessels of opportunity program was
stringing the bulk of the fishermen along and how BP expected them invest in required things
when they had no security that they would actually go to work for pay.
Dispersants were defended by USCG as part of policy. Capt Stanton told me privately that the
protocol for sorbents and dispersants is highly regulated according to long establish guidelines.
Pathways are established to recommend novel approaches but if it's not on the approved list, it
will not be advanced. Quote ....."1 will not break the law"
Much of meeting is along the lines of what Thu reported from the previous meeting in NO East.
Rusty
Leon M. Cammen
Director, NOAA Sea Grant
1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 301-734-1088
Fax: 301-713-1031
Email: leon.cammen@noaa.gov
20f2 8110/2010 12:44PM
I.ve added to oil spill running list, please forward other updates to..... : a...
SUbject: I've added to oil spill running list, please forward other updates to..... : another Vietnamese
meeting
From: Kola Garber <Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov>
Date: Tue, 18 May 201008:52:12 -0400
To: Leon Cammen <Leon.Cammen@noaa.gov>
CC: Michael Liffmann <MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov>, Joshua Brown <Joshua.Brown@noaa.gov>,
Dorn Carlson <Dorn.Carlson@noaa.gov>
Hi Leon and Mike,
Proposal: Let's start using oar.sg.info-admin@noaa.gov
to forward any information reo oil spill. ..that way we can assign someone to keep updating the running
list (I just added the one below and started a 5/18 update).
Leon, if you agree, then Joshua (cc'ed above) can add this box to anyone's computer/account you
desire to see them.
Smiles
Kola
David L Nieland wrote:
Dr. Cammen,
Original information regarding the Vietnamese fishermen's meeting yesterday afternoon (see
below).
Dave
David L. Nieland
Manager - Operations
Louisiana Sea Grant College Program
233 Sea Grant Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Voice: 225-578-6373
Fax: 225-578-6331
Cell: 225-939-0577
www.laseagrant.org
lof2 8110/201012:44 PM
I.ve added to oil spill running list, please forward other updates to..... : a...
From: Bui, Thu [mailto:TBui@agcenter.lsu.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, May 18, 20104:06 AM
To: Gaude, III, Albert P.; David L Nieland
Subject: RE: another Vietnamese meeting
According to Robert Nguyen, exact numbers were 206 who signed in with a few standing who
came later not on the list. - Thu
From: Gaude, III, Albert P.
Sent: Monday, May 17,20107:55 PM
To: Gaude, III, Albert P.; David L Nieland
Cc: Bui, Thu; Thomas, Glenn; Coreil, Paul D.; robert@lgltex.com
Subject: RE: another Vietnamese meeting
We had about 150+ people (mostly Vietnamese) and the same players. BP had three, Capt
Stanton USCG with 3-4 assistants, PPG pres. Billy Nungesser, two NOAA, Congressman Cao,
three from JIC, lots of NGOs. All bases were covered.
Little bit more adversarial on the questions about why the vessels of opportunity program was
stringing the bulk of the fishermen along and how BP expected them invest in required things
when they had no security that they would actually go to work for pay.
Dispersants were defended by USCG as part of policy. Capt Stanton told me privately that the
protocol for sorbents and dispersants is highly regulated according to long establish gUidelines.
Pathways are established to recommend novel approaches but if it's not on the approved list, it
will not be advanced. Quote ....."1 will not break the law"
Much of meeting is along the lines of what Thu reported from the previous meeting in NO East.
Rusty
20f2 8110/201012:44 PM
Re: 11 am EST,Tues, May 18 - Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committ...
Subject: Re: 11 am EST,Tues, May 18 - Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee - Kick Off
Meeting Agenda
From: Andrea Bleistein <Andrea.Bleistein@noaa.gov>
Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 12:11:16 -0400
To: Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov
CC: stickney@tamu.edu, I-respess@tamu.edu, dniela@lsu.edu, cwilson@lsu.edu,
stephen.sempier@usm.edu, daveb@ext.msstate.edu, devaney.cheramie@usm.edu,
thomp13@auburn.edu, kay.bruening@usm.edu, Idhinesley@gulfquesteoe.org, swanndl@aubum.edu,
loretta.leist@usm.edu, mcapps@gulfquesteoe.org, melissa.schneider@usm.edu,
nlpace@olemiss.edu, sray@gulfquesteoe.org, sshowalt@olemiss.edu, tracie.sempier@usm.edu,
ruppert@law.ufl.edu, khavens@ufl.edu, MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov, Leon.Cammen@noaa.gov,
Russ.Beard@noaa.gov, Buck.Sutter@noaa.gov, timothy.bagley@noaa.gov, Jen.Pizza@noaa.gov,
Christina.Durham@noaa.gov, Chris.Beaverson@noaa.gov, Judy.Gray@noaa.gov,
John.Gray@noaa.gov, Andrew.Winer@noaa.gov, David.Kennedy@noaa.gov,
Craig.Mclean@noaa.gov
There are publicly approved Fact Sheets on the NOAA OR&R website:
http://www.deepwaterhorizon.noaa.gov/
If you click on Factsheets Publications you can access many others.
Specifically, here is the one on dispersants:
http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/book shelf/1881 ERD 1-pgr-Dispersant-Monitoring - SMART.pdf
Andrea
Kola Garber wrote:
HI all,
Attached is the agenda and some example questions from stakeholders to help facilitate our
meeting this morning.
Date: May 18, 2010
Time: 11:00 am EDT, 10 am Central
Call-in Number: 877-930-0392
Passcode: 9103665#
Smiles,
Kola
P.S. I've attempted to add all the names to this email that have been added to previous
emails on this topic.
Andrea Bleistein
NOAA Communications and External Affairs
(202) 482-4906
(240) 676-2416
andrea.bleistein@noaa. gov
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Subject: Fwd: TXSGE fisheries update from the Horizon Spill
From: Logan Respess <I-respess@tamu.edu>
Date: Tue, 18 May 201011 :17:17 -0500
To: Gene Kim <Gene.Kim@noaa.gov>, Michael Liffman <MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov>, Kola Garber
<Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov>
Gene, Kola and Mike,
Please keep, file or distribute as you see fit.
I've added you all to my "oil spill " list-serve and as such will be better able to funnel info y'all's way.
-Logan
J. Logan Respess
Associate Director & Extension Program Leader
Texas Sea Grant College Program
2700 Earl Rudder Fwy. S, Suite 1800
College Station, TX 77845
phone: 979.845.7526
fax: 979.845.7525
email: L-respess@tamu.edu
http://texas-sea-grant.tamu.edu
Subject: TXSGE fisheries update from the Horizon Spill
From: Logan Respess <I-respess@tamu.edu>
Date: Tue, 18 May 201008:05:14 -0500
To: TX-SGEP@L1STSERV.TAMU.EDU
TXSGE Fisheries Update #1
5/17/2010
Greetings all,
This is an addendum (with much more fisheries related detail) than went out in the last blast to everyone in
our coastal counties.
Please note: These bullets are taken from my handwritten notes and as such could contain errors or
misrepresentations. Please keep this in mind as you use them.
If anyone has any questions or needs clarification, please feel free to contact me.
Sincerely,
Logan Respess
Folks, I don't have to tell you that the gulf fisheries are developing a real consumer confidence problem
and it is going to take an all out effort on the parts of many to combat the misinformation out there.
We heard this anecdotally from seafood industry members. Some are receiving continuous calls asking
whether the seafood is safe to eat. Others have learned that some chefs in Louisiana (New Orleans??)
have elected not to serve Gulf seafood. I've attached other examples below.
1. Details from yesterday's TDA discussion on seafood safety and consumer confidence
a. Mike Haby's comments to the panel
i. Commissioner DeBerry mentioned his and TDA's concern for Texas seafood-linked businesses as a
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result of the Horizon oil spill. His were excellent comments, and I thought I would take this opportunity to
reinforce a couple of points that we should keep on the radar screen.
ii. First, as we work through the impacts, we need to remember that dockside value is just the first
segment in a chain of value-added activities. Obviously the importance of value adding is dependent upon
the particular product. In many instances though, the process of adding value has just as large (or larger)
an economic impact as production due to the large labor requirements.
iii. Second, most of the gulf seafood industries are somewhat interdependent. For instance, even though
we have not (yet and hopefully won't) experience the physical effects of oil washing onto our beaches and
entering our estuarine systems, seafood-linked businesses are already feeling the economic effects of the
spill by reduced availability of raw materials and/or higher prices for those raw materials that are available.
Couple that consideration with perhaps lower demand and shaky consumer confidence (as was
mentioned in today's teleconference), and economic survival - as opposed to profitability and growth -
becomes the primary target.
iv. Third, as TDA and other groups begin the process of "making sure Tx. firms receive fair compensation
for the losses associated with the catastrophe", it may be important to explore the opportunity for some
type of "subsistence assistance." The business/family stress generated by the Exxon Valdez was mostly
driven by the inability to earn a wage, a salary, or revenue for the firm due to the externality of the spill in
Price Wm. Sound.
b. Excerpt from Seafood.com (hat tip Mike H. and Rhonda C.)
i. News Summary: May 17, 2010
ii. Today's Main Story: The oil spill is worsening for fisheries interests in the Gulf, with potential long
lasting consequences
iii. Our main story today is the worsening situation for fisheries with the Gulf oil spill. Over the weekend,
independent scientists have found large plumes of oil in the water column at depths of 700 to 4000 feet,
indicating the spill is much larger than thought, and that the dispersants are preventing the oil from rising
to the surface. This situation has the potential for deeper and more long lasting impacts for fisheries in the
Gulf. Separately, fishermen in Louisiana brought up oiled shrimp from an area that was not closed,
prompting further closures, and also perhaps raising consumer fears about Gulf Seafood.
c. Fisheries notes:
i. Less than 10 percent of the US Gulf of Mexico is currently closed to fishing (recreational and
commercial)
ii. Current thinking is that if oil hasn't been there for a "long time" they may reopen to fishing (assuming
tests show its safe). An example would be Red Snapper in Federal Waters of Alabama and Florida
(panhandle)
iii. Alabama didn't close inshore waters, but may soon
iv. Mississippi is normally closed this time of year and remains closed
v. Louisiana has some areas closed and others opened
2. See attached "cartoon" for more consumer confidence concerns. This cartoon ran in the Bryan Eagle on
May 12.
J. Logan Respess
Associate Director & Extension Program Leader
Texas Sea Grant College Program
2700 Earl Rudder Fwy. S, Suite 1800
College Station, TX 77845
phone: 979.845.7526
fax: 979.845.7525
email: L-respess@tamu.edu
http://texas-sea-grant.tamu.edu
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From: David L Nieland <dniela@lsu.edu>
Date: Tue, 18 May 201012:51:39 -0500
To: Nikola Garber <Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov>, Leon.Cammen@noaa.gov, Michael Liffmann
<MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov>
CC: Andrea Bleistein <Andrea.Bleistein@noaa.gov>, Buck Sutter <Buck.Sutter@noaa.gov>, Chuck Wilson
<cwilson@lsu.edu>
Dear colleagues,
Area Agent Mark Shirley is eager to host an informational meeting in Abbeville, LA , that would be open to
the public, but would likely be of most interest and help to the Vietnamese fishing community in his region.
Mark supplied the attached "wish list" for said meeting. The minimum requirements to staff the meeting
would be personnel from British Petroleum (legal and Vessels of Opportunity program), Coast Guard (VoO
training), NOAA (offshore fisheries and dispersants), LA Health and Hospitals (seafood safety), and LA
Wildlife and Fisheries (inshore fisheries). We probably have the contacts to engage both BP and the Coast
Guard; we definitely can try with the two state agencies. That leaves us two NOAA experts short, and that is
where y'all come in. How can you help?
It will likely be easier to get BP and Coast Guard cooperation if we can convince the local congressman and
the parish president to attend, but there are no guarantees. This would also draw the local media, what there
is of it where out there in Abbeville.
We will pass along any other information as it is received.
Thank you for this opportunity!
Dave Nieland
Acting Executive Director
David L. Nieland
Manager - Operations
Louisiana Sea Grant College Program
233 Sea Grant Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Voice: 225-578-6373
Fax: 225-578-6331
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Subject: [Fwd: cleared fact sheets]
From: "Christina. Durham" <Christina.Durham@noaa.gov>
Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 16:36:22 -0400
To: Joshua Brown <Joshua.Brown@noaa.gov>
Christina L. Durham
Sea Grant Knauss Fellow Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Herbert C. Hoover Commerce Building, Room #5224
Phone: (202) 482-6140
Fax: (202) 482-4960
Christina.Durham@noaa. gov
Subject: cleared fact sheets
From: Tim Bagley <timothy.bagley@noaa.gov>
Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 16:12:50 -0400
To: "Christina.Durham" <Christina.Durham@noaa.gov>
FACT SHEETS - CLEARED & POSTED ONLINE
-Booms
-Coral reefs & oil
-Marine mammals and sea turtles
-Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill General (Fish)
-Fish stocks in the Gulf of Mexico -Seafood safety
-Impact of crude oil on seafood -Natural Resources Damage Assessment
-Shorelines and coastal habitats in the Gulf of Mexico
-Dispersants (OR&R sheet)
-Shoreline & habitats (OR&R sheet)
-Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment Technique (SCAT) (OR&R sheet)
FACT SHEETS - IN CLEARANCE/WORK
-Sheen (cleared/not posted)
-Oil weathering/types
-Loop current
-Mussel Watch
-NOS activities
-Hypoxia (dead zone) & oil
Websites for more information:
OR&R Response Outreach - http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/deepwaterhorizon (cleared
fact sheets)
Deepwater Horizon JIC - www.deepwaterhorizonresponse.com (cleared factsheets)
ResponseLink - https://responselink.orr.noaa.gov
NOAA ICC Sitreps - https://www.homelandsecurity.noaa.gov/icc sitreps.html
updates on Fisheries Closure - http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/
Daily updates to NOAA nautical charts: http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/.
Tim Bagley
Legislative Affairs Specialist
Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs
Office of the Under Secretary
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
U.S. Department of Commerce
Herbert C. Hoover Building
14th and Constitution Ave. NW, Room 5221
washington, DC 20230
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Tel : 202.482 .4666
Fax: 202.482.4960
Timothy.Bagley®noaa.gov
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Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conferen...
Subject: Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conference Call today
From: David L Nieland <dniela@lsu.edu>
Date: Wed, 19 May 201007:30:59 -0500
To: Brian LeBlanc <bleblanc@agctr.lsu.edu>, "Franze, Carol" <cfranze@agcenter.lsu.edu>, Greg Lutz
<glutz@agctr.lsu.edu>, John E Supan <jsupan@lsu.edu>, Julie Anderson <janderson@agcenter.lsu.edu>,
Julie Falgout <jfalgo@lsu.edu>, Kevin Savoie <ksavoie@agctr.lsu.edu>, Lucina E Lampila
<lIampila@lsu.edu>, Mark Schexnayder <mschexnayder@agctr.lsu.edu>, Mark Shirley
<mshirley@agctr.lsu.edu>, Maurice Wolcott <mwolcott@agctr.lsu.edu>, Pat Skinner
<pskinner@agcenter.lsu.edu>, rcaffey@agcenter.lsu.edu, Rusty Gaude <agaude@agctr.lsu.edu>,
gthomas@agctr.lsu.edu, Thu Bui <TBui@agcenter.lsu.edu>, Tom Hymel <thymel@agctr.lsu.edu>
CC: Chuck Wilson <cwilson@lsu.edu>, Nikola Garber <Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov>, Michael Liffmann
<Michael.Liffmann@noaa.gov>
Dear colleagues,
NOAA administration and the National Sea Grant Office have offered their collective support in the
presentation of Town Hall Meetings with stakeholders in the oil spill-affected areas of the Gulf region. The
purpose of these meeting is to provide our various constituencies with the information they most need in these
trying times. NOAA and NSGO would identify and provide (at their cost) the expertise necessary to the
success of the meeting. We would provide the date, time, venue, and local arrangements for the meeting and
the publicity for the event. Of course, we can utilize local expertise as it is available. The plan is to start these
meetings as soon as next week (if possible).
The first task is to determine where the Town Hall Meetings would have the greatest impact. Mark Shirley
has already stepped up and volunteered to coordinate an event in Abbeville. Do any of the rest of you have
constituencies that would benefit from this program?
After we have identified the areas of need, we must identify the types of information and expertise that are
required for each meeting. Kola Garber has provided an outline that you are asked to complete and return to
me ASAP (with a deadline for my submission to NSGO of close of business today, I do mean ASAP). I have
attached an example provided by Dr. LaDon Swann of MS/AL Sea Grant.
I suspect that BP and the Coast Guard would be a given at any of these meetings, plus DHH and LDWF.
Beyond that I would think there is interest in the Vessels of Opportunity program, the effects of dispersants,
and whatever else you think is important to your constituency.
We appreciate your cooperation; sorry for the short fuse.
Regards,
Dave
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David L. Nieland
Manager - Operations
Louisiana Sea Grant College Program
233 Sea Grant Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Voice: 225-578-6373
Fax: 225-578-6331
Cell: 225-939-0577
www.laseagrant.org
From: Nikola.Garber [mailto:Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, May 18, 20104:50 PM
Subject: Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conference Call today
HI all,
Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conference Call today:
Sea Grant programs, please send the following to oar.sg.emergency.response@noaa.gov by COB
Wednesday:
1) Possible Town Hall information
a. Locations
b. Topics to cover at each location
c. Expertise needed at each location
d. Timing for each location (next week, last week of May, early June)\
2) Communication
a.
Please email names of folks that would like to receive updates to NOAA information. We will create a
Iistserve so that new information can easily be sent to all.
THANKS to all for participating today!
Smiles
Kola
Kola Garber, Ph.D.
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Assistant Director for Administration
NOAA Sea Grant
1315 East-West Highway
SSMC3, R/SG, Rm 11752
Silver Spring MD 20910
Tel: (301) 734-1079
Fax: (301) 713-0799
E-mail: nikola.garber@noaa.gov
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Dispersant workshop
Subject: Dispersant workshop
From: David L Nieland <dniela@lsu.edu>
Date: Wed, 19 May 201009:41:48 -0500
To: Leon Cammen <Leon.Cammen@noaa.gov>, Nikola Garber <Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov>, Michael
Liffmann <MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov>
CC: Andrea Bleistein <Andrea.Bleistein@noaa.gov>, Buck Sutter <Buck.Sutter@noaa.gov>, Chuck
Wilson <cwilson@lsu.edu>
All,
Louisiana Sea Grant has begun negotiations with the Coastal Response Research Center at the
University of New Hampshire to present a workshop on dispersants and their effects on the environment
on the LSU campus. This just started yesterday, so few of the details have been worked out yet. This
may happen as soon as next week; I will keep you informed.
Regards,
Dave
David L. Nieland
Manager - Operations
Louisiana Sea Grant College Program
233 Sea Grant Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Voice: 225-578-6373
Fax: 225-578-6331
Cell: 225-939-0577
www.laseagrant.org
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Re: Dispersant workshop
Subject: Re: Dispersant workshop
From: Buck Sutter <Buck.Sutter@noaa.gov>
Date: Wed, 19 May 201011:01:14 -0400
To: Leon Cammen <Leon.Cammen@noaa.gov>
CC: David L Nieland <dniela@lsu.edu>, Nikola Garber <Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov>, Michael
Liffmann <MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov>, Andrea Bleistein <Andrea.Bleistein@noaa.gov>, Chuck
Wilson <cwilson@lsu.edu>, LaDon Swann <swanndl@auburn.edu>
agreed, we may want to consider a "road show" of sorts to get info out to communities in a
coordinated and effective manner
Leon Cammen wrote:
Great - this is a question that's on everyone's mind. Hopefully it will be made
available electronically as well?
David L Nieland wrote:
All,
Louisiana Sea Grant has begun negotiations with the Coastal Response Research
Center at the University of New Hampshire to present a workshop on dispersants and
their effects on the environment on the LSU campus. This just started yesterday,
so few of the details have been worked out yet. This may happen as soon as next
week; I will keep you informed.
Regards,
Dave
//David L. Nieland//
//Manager - Operations//
//Louisiana//// Sea Grant College Program//
//233 Sea Grant Building//
//Louisiana//// State University//
//Baton Rouge////, LA 70803//
//Voice: 225-578-6373//
//Fax: 225-578-6331//
//Cell: 225-939-0577//
//www.laseagrant.org//
Leon M. Cammen
Director, NOAA Sea Grant
1315 East-West Highway
lof2 8110/201012:45 PM
Re: Dispersant workshop
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 301-734-1088
Fax: 301-713-1031
Email: leon.cammen@noaa.gov
Buck Sutter
NMFS Deputy Regional Administrator
NOAA Regional Collaboration Team Leader
Phone: 727-824-5301
Cell: 727-460-7718
email:Buck.Sutter@noaa.gov
20f2 8/10/2010 12:45 PM
RE: Dispersant workshop
Subject: RE: Dispersant workshop
From: David L Nieland <dniela@lsu.edu>
Date: Wed, 19 May 2010 10:03:42 -0500
To: Buck Sutter <Buck.Sutter@noaa.gov>, Leon Cammen <Leon.Cammen@noaa.gov>
CC: Nikola Garber <Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov>, Michael Liffmann <MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov>,
Andrea Bleistein <Andrea.Bleistein@noaa.gov>, Chuck Wilson <cwilson@lsu.edu>, LaDon Swann
<swanndl@auburn.edu>
We have many electronic capabilities and will bring them all to bear, if
and when this happens.
David L. Nieland
Manager - Operations
Louisiana Sea Grant College Program
233 Sea Grant Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Voice: 225-578-6373
Fax: 225-578-6331
Cell: 225-939-0577
www.laseagrant.org
-----Original Message-----
From: Buck Sutter [mailto:Buck.Sutter@noaa.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 10:01 AM
To: Leon Cammen
Cc: David L Nieland; Nikola Garber; Michael Liffmann; Andrea Bleistein;
Chuck Wilson; LaDon Swann
Subject: Re: Dispersant workshop
agreed, we may want to consider a "road show" of sorts to get info out
to communities in a coordinated and effective manner
Leon Cammen wrote:
I Great - this is a question that's on everyone's mind. Hopefully it
will
be made available electronically as well?
David L Nieland wrote:
I All,
Louisiana Sea Grant has begun negotiations with the Coastal Response
Research Center at the University of New Hampshire to present a
workshop on dispersants and their effects on the environment on the
LSU campus. This just started yesterday, so few of the details have
been worked out yet. This may happen as soon as next week; I will
keep you informed.
I Regards,
Dave
//David L. Nieland//
10f2 8110/201012:45 PM
RE: Dispersant workshop
//Manager - Operations//
//Louisiana//// Sea Grant College Program//
//233 Sea Grant Building//
//Louisiana//// State University//
//Baton Rouge////, LA 70803//
//Voice: 225-578-6373//
//Fax: 225-578-6331//
//Cell: 225-939-0577//
//www.laseagrant.org//
Leon M. Cammen
Director, NOAA Sea Grant
1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 301-734-1088
Fax: 301-713-1031
Email: leon.cammen@noaa.gov
Buck Sutter
NMFS Deputy Regional Administrator
NOAA Regional Collaboration Team Leader
Phone: 727-824-5301
Cell: 727-460-7718
email:Buck.Sutter@noaa. gov
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RE: Dispersant workshop
Subject: RE: Dispersant workshop
From: LaDon Swann <swanndl@att.net>
Date: Wed, 19 May 2010 10:14:05 -0500
To: 'David L Nieland' <dniela@lsu.edu>, 'Buck Sutter' <Buck.Sutter@noaa.gov>, 'Leon Cammen'
<Leon.Cammen@noaa.gov>
CC: 'Nikola Garber' <Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov>, 'Michael Liffmann'
<MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov>, 'Andrea Bleistein' <Andrea.Bleistein@noaa.gov>, 'Chuck Wilson'
<cwilson@lsu.edu>, "L. D. Hinesley" <Idhinesley@gulfquesteoe.org>, Matthew Capps
<mcapps@gulfquesteoe.org>
Dave,
Will this be a public and open meeting? If it is I would like to invite you
to post it on the Oil Spill calendar which will be setup by this afternoon.
LaDon Swann
Director
Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium
Auburn University Marine Extension and Research Center
Mobile: 251-438-5690
Ocean Springs: 228-818-8842
Cell: 251-648-5877
http://masgc.org
http://aguanic.org
-----Original Message-----
From: David L Nieland [mailto:dniela@lsu.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 10:04 AM
To: Buck Sutter; Leon Cammen
Cc: Nikola Garber; Michael Liffmann; Andrea Bleistein; Chuck Wilson; LaDon
Swann
Subject: RE: Dispersant workshop
We have many electronic capabilities and will bring them all to bear, if
and when this happens.
David L. Nieland
Manager - Operations
Louisiana Sea Grant College Program
233 Sea Grant Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Voice: 225-578-6373
Fax: 225-578-6331
Cell: 225-939-0577
www.laseagrant.org
-----Original Message-----
From: Buck Sutter [mailto:Buck.Sutter@noaa.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 10:01 AM
To: Leon Cammen
Cc: David L Nieland; Nikola Garber; Michael Liffmann; Andrea Bleistein;
Chuck Wilson; LaDon Swann
Subject: Re: Dispersant workshop
agreed, we may want to consider a "road show" of sorts to get info out
to communities in a coordinated and effective manner
Leon Cammen wrote:
I Great - this is a question that's on everyone's mind. Hopefully it
will
I be made available electronically as well?
1 00 8110/201012:45 PM
RE: Dispersant workshop
David L Nieland wrote:
I
All,
Louisiana , Sea Grant has begun negotiations with the Coastal Response
Research Center at the University of New Hampshire to present a
workshop on dispersants and their effects on the environment on the
LSU campus. This just started yesterday, so few of the details have
been worked out yet. This may happen as soon as next week; I will
keep you informed.
Regards,
Dave
//David L. Nieland//
//Manager - Operations//
//Louisiana//// Sea Grant College Program//
//233 Sea Grant Building//
//Louisiana//// State University//
//Baton Rouge////, LA 70803//
//Voice: 225-578-6373//
//Fax: 225-578-6331//
//Cell: 225-939-0577//
//www.laseagrant.org//
Leon M. Cammen
Director, NOAA Sea Grant
1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 301-734-1088
Fax: 301-713-1031
Email: leon.cammen@noaa .gov
Buck Sutter
NMFS Deputy Regional Administrator
NOAA Regional Collaboration Team Leader
Phone: 727-824-5301
Cell: 727-460-7718
email:Buck.Sutter@noaa.gov
20f3 8110/201012:45 PM
RE: Dispersant workshop
30f3 8110/2010 12:45 PM
Re: Dispersant workshop
Subject: Re: Dispersant workshop
From: Buck Sutter <Buck.Sutter@noaa.gov>
Date: Wed, 19 May 201011:17:27 -0400
To: David L Nieland <dniela@lsu.edu>
CC: Leon Cammen <Leon.Cammen@noaa.gov>, Nikola Garber <Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov>,
Michael Liffmann <Michael.Liffmann@noaa.gov>, Andrea Bleistein <Andrea.Bleistein@noaa.gov>,
Chuck Wilson <cwilson@lsu.edu>, LaDon Swann <swanndl@auburn.edu>
Great, think digital recording can be done and make dvd's or maybe even have onl ine?
David L Nieland wrote :
We have many electronic capabilit i e s and will bring them all to bear, if
and when this happens .
David L. Nieland
Manager - Operations
Louisiana Sea Grant College Program
233 Sea Grant Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Voice: 225-578 -6373
Fax: 225-578-6331
Ce ll: 225-939 -0577
www .laseagrant .org
- --- - Or i g i na l Message-----
From: Buck Sutter [mailto:Buck.Sut t e r @noa a .gov] Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 10 :01 AM
To: Leon Cammen
Cc: David L Nieland; Nikola Garber; Michael Liffmann; Andrea Bleistein;
Chuck Wilson; LaDon Swann
Subject: Re: Dispersant workshop
agreed, we may want to consider a " r oa d show" of sorts to get info out to communities
in a coordinated and effective manner
Leon Cammen wrote:
I Great - this is a question that's on everyone's mind. Hopefully it
will
I be made available electronically as well?
I David L Nieland wrote:
All,
Louisiana Sea Grant has begun negotiations with the Coastal Response Research
Center at the University of New Hampshire to present a workshop on dispersants
and their effects on the environment on the LSU campus. This just started
yesterday, so few of the details have been worked out yet. This may happen as
soon as next week; I will keep you informed.
Regards,
Dave
!!David L. Nieland!!
10f2 8110/201012:45 PM
Re: Dispersant workshop
//Manager - Operations//
//Louisiana//// Sea Grant College Program//
//233 Sea Grant Building//
//Louisiana//// State University//
//Baton Rouge////, LA 70803//
//Voice : 225-578-6373//
//Fax: 225-578-6331//
//Cell: 225 -939-0577//
//www.laseagrant.org//
Leon M. Cammen
Director, NOAA Sea Grant
1315 East -West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 301-734-1088
Fax: 301-713-1031
Email: leon.cammen@noaa.gov
Buck Sutter
NMFS Deputy Regional Administrator
NOAA Regional Collaboration Team Leader
Phone: 727-824-5301
Cell: 727-460-7718
email:Buck .Sut t e r@noaa .gov
20f2 8110/2010 12:45 PM
RE: Dispersant workshop
Subject: RE: Dispersant workshop
From: LaDon Swann <swanndl@att.net>
Date: Wed, 19 May 201010:20:23 -0500
To: 'Buck Sutter' <Buck.Sutter@noaa.gov>, 'David L Nieland' <dniela@lsu.edu>
CC: 'Leon Cammen' <Leon.Cammen@noaa.gov>, 'Nikola Garber' <Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov>,
'Michael Liffmann' <MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov>, 'Andrea Bleistein'
<Andrea.Bleistein@noaa.gov>, 'Chuck Wilson' <cwilson@lsu.edu>, Stephen Sempier
<stephen.sempier@usm.edu>
Steve Sempier has leads on how to obtain transcripts using audio recordings .
LaDon Swann
Director
Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium
Auburn University Marine Extension and Research Center
Mobile: 251-438-5690
Ocean Springs: 228-818-8842
Cell: 251-648-5877
http://masgc.org
http://aguanic.org
- ----Original Message-----
From : Buck Sutter [mailto :Buck.Sutter@noaa.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 10:17 AM
To: David L Nieland
Cc: Leon Cammen; Nikola Garber; Michael Liffmann; Andrea Bleistein; Chuck
Wilson; LaDon Swann
Subject: Re: Dispersant workshop
Great, think digital recording can be done and make dvd's or maybe even
have online?
David L Nieland wrote :
We have many electronic capabilities and will bring them all to bear, if
and when this happens.
David L. Nieland
Manager - Operations
Louisiana Sea Grant College Program
233 Sea Grant Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Voice: 225-578-6373
Fax: 225-578-6331
Cell: 225-939-0577
www .laseagrant .org
-----Original Message- ----
From: Buck Sutter [mailto:Buck.Sutter@noaa.gov]
Sent : Wednesday, May 19 , 2010 10:01 AM
To: Leon Cammen
Cc: David L Nieland; Nikola Garber; Michael Liffmann; Andrea Bleistein;
Chuck Wilson; LaDon Swann
Subject: Re: Dispersant workshop
agreed, we may want to consider a "road show" of sorts to get info out
to communities in a coordinated and effective manner
Leon Cammen wrote:
I Great - this is a question that's on everyone's mind. Hopefully it
will
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RE: Dispersant workshop
be made available electronically as well?
David L Nieland wrote:
All,
Louisiana Sea Grant has begun negotiations with the Coastal Response
Research Center at the University of New Hampshire to present a
workshop on dispersants and their effects on the environment on the
LSU campus. This just started yesterday, so few of the details have
been worked out yet. This may happen as soon as next week; I will
keep you informed .
Regards,
Dave
//David L. Nieland//
//Manager - Operations//
//Louisiana//// Sea Grant College Program//
//233 Sea Grant Building//
//Louisiana//// State University//
//Baton Rouge////, LA 70803//
//Voice: 225 -578 -6373//
//Fax : 225-578 -6331//
//Cell: 225-939-0577//
//www.laseagrant.org//
Leon M. Cammen
Director, NOAA Sea Grant
1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 301-734-1088
Fax: 301-713-1031
Email: leon.cammen@noaa.gov
Buck Sutter
NMFS Deputy Regional Administrator
NOAA Regional Collaboration Team Leader
Phone: 727-824 -5301
Cell: 727-460-7718
email:Buck.Sutter@noaa.gov
20f3 8110/201012:45 PM
RE: Dispersant workshop
30f3 8/10/2010 12:45 PM
FW: Dispersant News
Subject: FW: Dispersant News
From: David L Nieland <dniela@lsu.edu>
Date: Wed, 19 May 2010 10:43:15 -0500
To: Leon Cammen <Leon.Cammen@noaa.gov>, Nikola Garber <Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov>,
Michael Liffmann <MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov>
CC: swanndl@auburn.edu, "Havens,Karl" <khavens@ufl.edu>
See below.
David L. Nieland
Manager - Operations
Louisiana Sea Grant College Program
233 Sea Grant Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge , LA 70803
Voice: 225-578-6373
Fax: 225-578-6331
Cell: 225-939-0577
www./aseagrant.org
From: Southern Shrimp Alliance [mailto:rachel@shrimpalliance.ccsend.com] On Behalf Of
Southern Shrimp Alliance
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 10:32 AM
To: Thomas, Glenn
Subject: Dispersant News
F The Shrimp e-Advocate
The Southern Shrimp Alliance (SSA) is a non-profit alliance of members of the U.S. shrimp
industry in eight states committed to preventing the continued deterioration of America's shrimp
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industry and to ensuring the industry's future viability. SSA serves as the national voice for the
shrimp fishermen and processors in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North
Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas.
Dispersant News MAY 19, 2010
20f4
Quick Links
SSAWebsite
Board of Directors
Florida:
Sal Versaggi
sal@versaggi-shrimp.com
Chris Gala
Tricocg@aol.com
Georgia:
Elaine Knight
kseafood@bellsouth.net
Mike Dubberly
DaddysBoy1775@aol.com
Alabama:
Mickey Johnson
jbuiltinc@aol.com
Rosa Zirlott
BrentRosa@aol.com
Mississippi:
Steve Bosarge
stevebosarge@hotmail.com
E
~
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Tommy Schultz
revahopkins@bellsouth.net
Louisiana:
James Blanchard
cherib1961@gmail.com
Cathy Blanchard
Cathy blanchard@us.aflac.com
Texas:
Wilma Anderson
texasshrimp@clearwire.net
Craig Wallis
wallis.shrimp@yahoo.com
North Carolina :
Nancy Edens
keywestnative57@yahoo.com
PO Mason
cmason5@ec.rr.com
South Carolina:
Wayne Magwood
tressymellichamp@att.net
Clay Cable
Claycable@aol.com
Executive Director:
John Williams
john@shrimpalliance.com
Director of Field Operations:
Richard Vendetti
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vendetti@shrimpalliance.com
Executive Assistant:
Rachel Williams
rachel@shrimpalliance.com
Office Clerk:
Meghan Yopp
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From: Leon Cammen <Leon.Cammen@noaa.gov>
Date: Wed, 19 May 201011:47:57 -0400
To: Dorn Carlson <Dorn.Carlson@noaa.gov>, Joshua Brown <Joshua.Brown@noaa.gov>
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: FW: Dispersant News
Date: Wed, 19 May 2010 10:43:15 -0500
From: David L Nieland <dniela@lsu.edu>
To: Leon Cammen <Leon.Cammen@noaa.gov>, Nikola Garber
<Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov>, Michael Liffmann <Michael.Liffmann@noaa.gov>
CC: swanndl@auburn.edu, "Havens,Karl" <khavens@ufl.edu>
See below.
David L. Nieland
Manager - Operations
Louisiana Sea Grant College Program
233 Sea Grant Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Voice: 225-578-6373
Fax: 225-578-6331
Cell: 225-939-0577
www.laseagrant.org
From: Southern Shrimp Alliance [mailto:rachel@shrimpalliance.ccsend.com] On Behalf Of
Southern Shrimp Alliance
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 201010:32 AM
To: Thomas, Glenn
Subject: Dispersant News
10f5 8/10/201012:46 PM
[Fwd: FW: Dispersant News]
I:!. _The Shrimp e-Advocate
The Southern Shrimp Alliance (SSA) is a non-profit alliance of members of the U.S. shrimp
industry in eight states committed to preventing the continued deterioration of America's shrimp
industry and to ensuring the industry's future viability. SSA serves as the national voice for the
shrimp fishermen and processors in Alabama , Florida , Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi , North
Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas.
Dispersant News MAY 19, 2010
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Quick Links
SSAWebsite
Board of Directors
Florida:
Sal Versaggi
sal@versaggi-shrimp.com
Chris Gala
Tricocg@aol.com
Georgia:
Elaine Knight
kseafood@bellsouth.net
Mike Dubberly
DaddysBoy1775@aol.com
Alabama:
Mickey Johnson
jbuiltinc@aol.com
8/10/2010 12:46 PM
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Rosa Zirlott
BrentRosa@aol.com
Mississippi:
Steve Bosarge
stevebosarge@hotmail.com
Tommy Schultz
revahopkins@bellsouth.net
Louisiana:
James Blanchard
cherib1961 @gmail.com
Cathy Blanchard
Cathy blanchard@us.aflac.com
Texas:
Wilma Anderson
texasshrimp@clearwire.net
Craig Wallis
wallis.shrimp@yahoo.com
North Carolina:
Nancy Edens
keywestnative57@yahoo.com
PD Mason
cmason5@ec.rr.com
South Carolina:
Wayne Magwood
tressymellichamp@att.net
Clay Cable
Claycable@aol.com
Executive Director:
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John Williams
john@shrimpalliance.com
Director of Field Operations:
Richard Vendetti
vendetti@shrimpalliance.com
Executive Assistant:
Rachel Williams
rachel@shrimpalliance.com
Office Clerk:
Meghan Yopp
Meghan@shrimpalliance.com
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RE: Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conf...
Subject: RE: Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conference Call today
From: "Shirley, Mark G." <MShirley@agcenter.lsu.edu>
Date: Wed, 19 May 2010 11:49:06 -0500
To: David L Nieland <dniela@lsu.edu>, "LeBlanc, Brian D." <BLeblanc@agcenter.lsu.edu>, "Franze,
Carol D." <CFranze@agcenter.lsu.edu>, "Lutz, C. Greg" <GLutz@agcenter.lsu.edu>, John E Supan
<jsupan@lsu.edu>, "Anderson, Julie A" <JAnderson@agcenter.lsu.edu>, Julie Falgout
<jfalgo@lsu.edu>, "Savoie, Kevin A" <KSavoie@agcenter.lsu.edu>, Lucina E Lampila
<lIampila@lsu.edu>, "Schexnayder, Mark A" <MSchexnayder@agcenter.lsu.edu>, ''Wolcott, Maurice
C." <MWolcott@agcenter.lsu.edu>, "Skinner, Patricia" <PSkinner@agcenter.lsu.edu>, "Caffey, Rex H."
<RCaffey@agcenter.lsu.edu>, "Gaude, III, Albert P." <AGaude@agcenter.lsu.edu>, "Thomas, Glenn"
<GThomas@agcenter.lsu.edu>, "Bui, Thu" <TBui@agcenter.lsu.edu>, "Hymel , Thomas M."
<THymel@agcenter.lsu.edu>
CC: Chuck Wilson <cwilson@lsu.edu>, Nikola Garber <Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov>, Mike Liffmann
<MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov>, "Coreil, Paul D." <PCoreil@agcenter.lsu.edu>
Dave:
Thu has reserved the Viet Hall in Abbeville, LA for Tuesday, May 25,2010 at 2:00 PM. The hall is
located at 1201 Lafitte Road in Abbeville. We are in touch with many local fishermen . As soon as we
have a commitment for this meeting, we will inform them and spread the word.
Please insist that NOMand the NSGO have people from BP, USCG, LDHH, LDWF, SBA attend who
can give answers. If these people cannot come and give answers to fishermen 's questions, there is no
use in having a meeting. There have been other meetings where representatives could not offer
answers and only recorded concerns.
Questions for BP:
Claims- Can fishermen (shrimpers and crabbers) from this area apply for damages... unable to fish, loss
of income, starting from what date until when, what documents do they need, can they still get paid if
they have to move their fishing efforts to new areas, remaining open areas will face more competition
from boats from other areas, how long can fishermen get paid, will a claim office be opened in
Abbeville, .. .
How will claims affect future legal actions, what are the legal requirements of BP to pay damages, are
there limits, ...
Vessel of Opportunity Program-
How to sign up, vessel requirements, inspections, documentation, insurance, payment schedule, work
schedule , training requirements, training classes , does working the clean up affect filing for fishing
damages, .. .
10f5 811012010 12:46 PM
RE: Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conf...
USGC/GOHSEP/Parish OEPs:
Navigation issues or restrictions along the coast , fishing vessels involved in response/clean up, how will
local fishermen and resources be utilized, who is in charge of inside/outside state waters and federal
waters, when will parish response plans be implemented, who makes that decision, how will the
Vermilion Bay marshes be protected ...
NOAAlEPAlLDHH/LDWF:
How are fishing closures being decided, how are state and federal agencies cooperating, who decides
when to close, can some fisheries remain open while others are closed, can some areas remain open
for menhaden fishing since it is not used for human consumption, what are the health issues to people,
what are the effects on fisheries resources in specific areas, how long will areas be effected, explain
the toxicity of the oil and dispersants, what is on the surface and below the surface, when can we fish
again in different areas,
SBA:
We will need someone at the meeting who can say definitely who is eligible, what the loan details will
be, are there conditions for deferring payments on existing or new loans, are there other alternatives to
SBA loans, ...
All Agencies:
Will there be any other programs for assistance to fishermen and coastal communities with fisheries
related businesses (fuel docks, net shops, grocery stores, hardware stores, seafood docks, ... ) affected
by the oil spill.
Mark Shirley, Thu Bui and Tom Hymel
20f5 8110/201012:46PM
RE: Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conf...
From: David L Nieland [mailto:dniela@lsu.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 7:31 AM
To:
LeBlanc, Brian D.; Franze, Carol D.; Lutz, C. Greg; John E Supan; Anderson, Julie A.; Julie Falgout;
Savoie, Kevin A.; Lucina E Lampila; Schexnayder, Mark A.; Shirley, Mark G.; Wolcott, Maurice C.;
Skinner, Patricia; Caffey, Rex H.; Gaude, III, Albert P.; Thomas, Glenn; Bui, Thu; Hymel, Thomas M.
Cc: Chuck Wilson; Nikola Garber; Mike Liffmann
Subject: Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conference Call today
Dear colleagues,
NOAA administration and the National Sea Grant Office have offered their collective support in the
presentation of Town Hall Meetings with stakeholders in the oil spill-affected areas of the Gulf region.
The purpose of these meeting is to provide our various constituencies with the information they most
need in these trying times. NOAA and NSGO would identify and provide (at their cost) the expertise
necessary to the success of the meeting. We would provide the date, time, venue, and local
arrangements for the meeting and the publicity for the event. Of course, we can utilize local expertise
as it is available. The plan is to start these meetings as soon as next week (if possible).
The first task is to determine where the Town Hall Meetings would have the greatest impact. Mark
Shirley has already stepped up and volunteered to coordinate an event in Abbeville. Do any of the rest
of you have constituencies that would benefit from this program?
After we have identified the areas of need, we must identify the types of information and expertise that
are required for each meeting. Kola Garber has provided an outline that you are asked to complete
and return to me ASAP (with a deadline for my submission to NSGO of close of business today, I do
mean ASAP). I have attached an example provided by Dr. LaDon Swann of MS/AL Sea Grant.
I suspect that BP and the Coast Guard would be a given at any of these meetings, plus DHH and
LDWF. Beyond that I would think there is interest in the Vessels of Opportunity program, the effects of
dispersants, and whatever else you think is important to your constituency.
We appreciate your cooperation; sorry for the short fuse.
Regards,
30f5 8110/201012:46 PM
RE: Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conf...
Dave
David L Nieland
Manager - Operations
Louisiana Sea Grant College Program
233 Sea Grant Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Voice: 225-578-6373
Fax: 225-578-6331
Cell: 225-939-0577
www.laseagrant.org
From: Nikola.Garber [mailto:Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, May 18, 20104:50 PM
Subject: Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conference Call today
HI all,
Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conference Call today:
Sea Grant programs, please send the following to oar.sg.emergency.response@noaa.gov by COB
Wednesday:
1) Possible Town Hall information
a. Locations
b. Topics to cover at each location
c. Expertise needed at each location
d. Timing for each location (next week, last week of May, early June)\
2) Communication
a.
Please email names of folks that would like to receive updates to NOAA information. We will create a
listserve so that new information can easily be sent to all.
40f5 8/10/2010 12:46 PM
RE: Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conf...
THANKSto all for participating today!
Smiles
Kola
Kola Garber, Ph.D.
Assistant Director for Administration
NOAA Sea Grant
1315 East-West Highway
SSMC3, R/SG, Rm 11752
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Tel: (301) 734-1079
Fax: (301) 713-0799
E-mail: nikola.garber@noaa.gov
50f5 8110/201012:46 PM
RE: Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conf..
Subject: RE: Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conference Call today
From: "Falgout, Julie J." <JFalgout@agcenter.lsu.edu>
Date: Wed, 19 May 201012:04:18 -0500
To: "Shirley, Mark G." <MShirley@agcenter.lsu.edu>, David L Nieland <dniela@lsu.edu>, "LeBlanc,
Brian D." <BLeblanc@agcenter.lsu.edu>, "Franze, Carol D." <CFranze@agcenter.lsu.edu>, "Lutz, C.
Greg" <GLutz@agcenter.lsu.edu>, John E Supan <jsupan@lsu.edu>, "Anderson, Julie A"
<JAnderson@agcenter.lsu.edu>, Julie Falgout <jfalgo@lsu.edu>, "Savoie, Kevin A"
<KSavoie@agcenter.lsu.edu>, Lucina E Lampila <lIampila@lsu.edu>, "Schexnayder, Mark A"
<MSchexnayder@agcenter.lsu.edu>, "Wolcott, Maurice C." <MWolcott@agcenter.lsu.edu>, "Skinner,
Patricia" <PSkinner@agcenter.lsu.edu>, "Caffey, Rex H." <RCaffey@agcenter.lsu.edu>, "Gaude, III,
Albert P." <AGaude@agcenter.lsu.edu>, "Thomas, Glenn" <GThomas@agcenter.lsu.edu>, "Bui, Thu"
<TBui@agcenter.lsu.edu>, "Hymel, Thomas M." <THymel@agcenter.lsu.edu>
CC: Chuck Wilson <cwilson@lsu.edu>, Nikola Garber <Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov>, Mike Liffmann
<MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov>, "Coreil, Paul D." <PCoreil@agcenter.lsu.edu>
I'm adding this to the list of questions for the Vessels of Opportunity Program...vessels are coming back
from clean up deployment with contaminated oil on them. Is there a plan for decontaminating vessels?
From: Shirley, Mark G. [MShirley@agcenter.lsu.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 201011:49 AM
To:
David L Nieland; LeBlanc, Brian D.; Franze, Carol D.; Lutz, C. Greg; John E Supan; Anderson, Julie A.;
Julie Falgout; Savoie, Kevin A.; Lucina E Lampila; Schexnayder, Mark A; Wolcott, Maurice C.; Skinner,
Patricia; Caffey, Rex H.; Gaude, III, Albert P.; Thomas, Glenn; Bui, Thu; Hymel, Thomas M.
Cc: Chuck Wilson; Nikola Garber; Mike Liffmann; Coreil, Paul D.
Subject: RE: Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conference Call today
Dave:
Thu has reserved the Viet Hall in Abbeville, LA for Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 2:00 PM. The hall is
located at 1201 Lafitte Road in Abbeville. We are in touch with many local fishermen. As soon as we
have a commitment for this meeting, we will inform them and spread the word.
Please insist that NOAA and the NSGO have people from BP, USCG, LDHH, LDWF, SBA attend who
can give answers. If these people cannot come and give answers to fishermen's questions, there is no
use in having a meeting. There have been other meetings where representatives could not offer
answers and only recorded concerns.
Questions for BP:
Claims- Can fishermen (shrimpers and crabbers) from this area apply for damages... unable to fish, loss
of income, starting from what date until when, what documents do they need, can they still get paid if
they have to move their fishing efforts to new areas, remaining open areas will face more competition
from boats from other areas, how long can fishermen get paid, will a claim office be opened in Abbeville,
How will claims affect future legal actions, what are the legal requirements of BP to pay damages, are
there limits, ...
10f5 8/10/2010 12:46 PM
RE: Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conf...
Vessel of Opportunity Program-
How to sign up, vessel requirements, inspections, documentation, insurance, payment schedule, work
schedule, training requirements, training classes, does working the clean up affect filing for fishing
damages, ...
USGC/GOHSEP/Parish OEPs:
Navigation issues or restrictions along the coast, fishing vessels involved in response/clean up, how will
local fishermen and resources be utilized, who is in charge of inside/outside state waters and federal
waters, when will parish response plans be implemented, who makes that decision, how will the
Vermilion Bay marshes be protected ...
NOANEPNLDHH/LDWF:
How are fishing closures being decided, how are state and federal agencies cooperating, who decides
when to close, can some fisheries remain open while others are closed , can some areas remain open
for menhaden fishing since it is not used for human consumption, what are the health issues to people,
what are the effects on fisheries resources in specific areas, how long will areas be effected , explain the
toxicity of the oil and dispersants, what is on the surface and below the surface, when can we fish again
in different areas,
SBA:
We will need someone at the meeting who can say definitely who is eligible, what the loan details will be,
are there conditions for deferring payments on existing or new loans, are there other alternatives to SBA
loans, ...
All Agencies:
Will there be any other programs for assistance to fishermen and coastal communities with fisheries
related businesses (fuel docks, net shops, grocery stores, hardware stores, seafood docks, ... ) affected
by the oil spill.
Mark Shirley, Thu Bui and Tom Hymel
20f5 8/10/201012:46PM
RE: Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conf...
From: David L Nieland [mailto:dniela@lsu.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 7:31 AM
To:
LeBlanc, Brian D.; Franze, Carol D.; Lutz, C. Greg; John E Supan; Anderson, Julie A; Julie Falgout;
Savoie, Kevin A; Lucina E Lampila; Schexnayder, Mark A; Shirley, Mark G.; Wolcott, Maurice C.;
Skinner, Patricia; Caffey, Rex H.; Gaude, III, Albert P.; Thomas, Glenn; Bui, Thu; Hymel, Thomas M.
Cc: Chuck Wilson; Nikola Garber; Mike Liffmann
Subject: Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conference Call today
Dear colleagues,
NOAA administration and the National Sea Grant Office have offered their collective support in the
presentation of Town Hall Meetings with stakeholders in the oil spill-affected areas of the Gulf region.
The purpose of these meeting is to provide our various constituencies with the information they most
need in these trying times. NOAA and NSGO would identify and provide (at their cost) the expertise
necessary to the success of the meeting. We would provide the date, time, venue, and local
arrangements for the meeting and the publicity for the event. Of course, we can utilize local expertise as
it is available. The plan is to start these meetings as soon as next week (if possible).
The first task is to determine where the Town Hall Meetings would have the greatest impact. Mark
Shirley has already stepped up and volunteered to coordinate an event in Abbeville. Do any of the rest
of you have constituencies that would benefit from this program?
After we have identified the areas of need, we must identify the types of information and expertise that
are required for each meeting. Kola Garber has provided an outline that you are asked to complete and
return to me ASAP (with a deadline for my submission to NSGO of close of business today, I do mean
ASAP). I have attached an example provided by Dr. LaDon Swann of MS/AL Sea Grant.
30f5 8110/201012:46 PM
RE: Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conf...
I suspect that BP and the Coast Guard would be a given at any of these meetings, plus DHH and
LDWF. Beyond that I would think there is interest in the Vessels of Opportunity program, the effects of
dispersants, and whatever else you think is important to your constituency.
We appreciate your cooperation; sorry for the short fuse.
Regards,
Dave
David L. Nieland
Manager - Operations
Louisiana Sea Grant College Program
233 Sea Grant Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Voice: 225-578-6373
Fax: 225-578-6331
Cell: 225-939-0577
www.laseagrant.org
From: Nikola.Garber [mailto:Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, May 18, 20104:50 PM
Subject: Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conference Call today
HI all,
Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conference Call today:
Sea Grant programs, please send the following to oar.sg.emergency.response@noaa.gov by COB
Wednesday:
1) Possible Town Hall information
a. Locations
b. Topics to cover at each location
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RE: Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conf...
c. Expertise needed at each location
d. Timing for each location (next week, last week of May, early June)\
2) Communication
a.
Please email names of folks that would like to receive updates to NOAA information. We will create a
Iistserve so that new information can easily be sent to all.
THANKS to all for participating today!
Smiles
Kola
Kola Garber, Ph.D.
Assistant Director for Administration
NOAA Sea Grant
1315 East-West Highway
SSMC3, RISG, Rm 11752
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Tel: (301) 734-1079
Fax: (301) 713-0799
E-mail: nikola.garber@noaa.gov
50f5 8110/201012:46 PM
FW: Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conf...
Subject: FW: Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conference Call today
From: David L Nieland <dniela@lsu.edu>
Date: Wed, 19 May 201012:47:47 -0500
To: Nikola Garber <Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov>, Leon Cammen <Leon.Cammen@noaa.gov>, Michael
Liffmann <Michael.Liffmann@noaa.gov>
CC: "Thomas, Glenn" <GThomas@agcenter.lsu.edu>, Chuck Wilson <cwilson@lsu.edu>
Dr. Garber,
I'm not sure we can get this (see below) together by next Tuesday. We will definitely need a NOAA Fisheries,
a Coast Guard, and an SBA presence there; your help will be needed on that. Abbeville is out in the middle of
nowhere Louisiana. What about travel arrangements?
Julie Falgout at the Joint Information Center in Houma might have contacts with BP; we will check on that.
We will also contact the LA Dept of Health and Hospitals, Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries, and Governor's
Office.
Thanks for your help!
Dave
David L. Nieland
Manager - Operations
Louisiana Sea Grant College Program
233 Sea Grant Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Voice: 225-578-6373
Fax: 225-578-6331
Cell: 225-939-0577
www.laseagrant.org
From: Shirley, Mark G. [mailto:MShirley@agcenter.lsu.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 11:49 AM
To:
David L Nieland; LeBlanc, Brian D.; Franze, Carol D.; Lutz, C. Greg; John E Supan; Anderson, Julie A.; Julie
Falgout; Savoie, Kevin A.; Lucina E Lampila ; Schexnayder, Mark A.; Wolcott, Maurice C.; Skinner, Patricia;
lof5 8/10/2010 12:46 PM
FW: Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conf...
Caffey, Rex H.; Gaude, III, Albert P.; Thomas, Glenn ; Sui . Thu; Hymel, Thomas M.
Cc: Chuck Wilson; Nikola Garber; Mike Liffmann; Coreil, Paul D.
Subject: RE: Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conference Call today
Dave:
Thu has reserved the Viet Hall in Abbeville , LA for Tuesday , May 25,2010 at 2:00 PM. The hall is located at
1201 Lafitte Road in Abbeville. We are in touch with many local fishermen. As soon as we have a
commitment for this meeting, we will inform them and spread the word.
Please insist that NOAA and the NSGO have people from BP, USCG, LDHH, LDWF, SBA attend who can
give answers. If these people cannot come and give answers to fishermen's questions, there is no use in
having a meeting. There have been other meetings where representatives could not offer answers and only
recorded concerns.
Questions for BP:
Claims- Can fishermen (shrimpers and crabbers) from this area apply for damages.. .unable to fish, loss of
income, starting from what date until when, what documents do they need, can they still get paid if they have
to move their fishing efforts to new areas, remaining open areas will face more competition from boats from
other areas, how long can fishermen get paid, will a claim office be opened in Abbeville, ...
How will claims affect future legal actions, what are the legal requirements of BP to pay damages, are there
limits, ...
Vessel of Opportunity Program-
How to sign up, vessel requirements, inspections, documentation, insurance, payment schedule, work
schedule, training requirements, training classes, does working the clean up affect filing for fishing damages,
USGC/GOHSEP/Parish OEPs :
Navigation issues or restrictions along the coast , fishing vessels involved in response/clean up, how will local
fishermen and resources be utilized , who is in charge of inside/outside state waters and federal waters, when
will parish response plans be implemented, who makes that decision, how will the Vermilion Bay marshes be
protected ...
NOAAlEPAlLDHH/LDWF:
How are fishing closures being decided, how are state and federal agencies cooperating, who decides when
to close, can some fisheries remain open while others are closed, can some areas remain open for
20f5 8110/2010 12:46 PM
FW: Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conf...
menhaden fishing since it is not used for human consumption, what are the health issues to people, what are
the effects on fisheries resources in specific areas, how long will areas be effected, explain the toxicity of the
oil and dispersants, what is on the surface and below the surface, when can we fish again in different areas,
SBA:
We will need someone at the meeting who can say definitely who is eligible, what the loan details will be, are
there conditions for deferring payments on existing or new loans, are there other alternatives to SBA loans, 00 0
All Agencies:
Will there be any other programs for assistance to fishermen and coastal communities with fisheries related
businesses (fuel docks, net shops, grocery stores, hardware stores, seafood docks, 0" ) affected by the oil
spill.
Mark Shirley, Thu Bui and Tom Hymel
From: David L Nieland [mailto :dniela@lsu.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 20107:31 AM
To:
LeBlanc, Brian D.; Franze, Carol D.; Lutz, Co Greg; John E Supan; Anderson, Julie A.; Julie Falgout; Savoie,
Kevin A.; Lucina E Lampila ; Schexnayder, Mark A.; Shirley, Mark Go; Wolcott, Maurice C.; Skinner, Patricia;
Caffey , Rex H.; Gaude, III, Albert P.; Thomas, Glenn; Bui, Thu; Hymel , Thomas M.
Cc: Chuck Wilson ; Nikola Garber; Mike Liffmann
Subject: Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conference Call today
3 0f5 8110/201012:46PM
FW: Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conf...
Dear colleagues,
NOAA administration and the National Sea Grant Office have offered their collective support in the
presentation of Town Hall Meetings with stakeholders in the oil spill-affected areas of the Gulf region. The
purpose of these meeting is to provide our various constituencies with the information they most need in these
trying times. NOAA and NSGO would identify and provide (at their cost) the expertise necessary to the
success of the meeting. We would provide the date, time, venue, and local arrangements for the meeting and
the publicity for the event. Of course, we can utilize local expertise as it is available. The plan is to start these
meetings as soon as next week (if possible).
The first task is to determine where the Town Hall Meetings would have the greatest impact. Mark Shirley
has already stepped up and volunteered to coordinate an event in Abbeville. Do any of the rest of you have
constituencies that would benefit from this program?
After we have ident ified the areas of need, we must ident ify the types of information and expertise that are
required for each meeting. Kola Garber has provided an outline that you are asked to complete and return to
me ASAP (with a deadline for my submission to NSGO of close of business today , I do mean ASAP) . I have
attached an example provided by Dr. LaDon Swann of MS/AL Sea Grant.
I suspect that BP and the Coast Guard would be a given at any of these meetings, plus DHH and LDWF.
Beyond that I would think there is interest in the Vessels of Opportunity program, the effects of dispersants,
and whatever else you think is important to your const ituency.
We appreciate your cooperation; sorry for the short fuse.
Regards,
Dave
David L. Nieland
Manager - Operations
Louisiana Sea Grant College Program
233 Sea Grant Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Voice: 225-578-6373
Fax: 225-578-6331
40f5 8110/2010 12:46 PM
FW: Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conf...
Cell: 225-939-0577
www./aseagrant.org
From: Nikola.Garber [mailto:Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, May 18, 20104:50 PM
Subject: Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conference Call today
HI all,
Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conference Call today:
Sea Grant programs, please send the following to oar.sg.emergency.response@noaa.gov by COB
Wednesday:
1) Possible Town Hall information
a. Locations
b. Topics to cover at each location
c. Expertise needed at each location
d. Timing for each location (next week, last week of May, early June)\
2) Communication
a.
Please email names of folks that would like to receive updates to NOAA information. We will create a
Iistserve so that new information can easily be sent to all.
THANKS to all for participating today!
Smiles
Kola
Kola Garber, Ph.D.
Assistant Director for Administration
NOAA Sea Grant
1315 East-West Highway
SSMe3, RISG, Rm 11752
Silver Spring , MD 20910
Tel: (301) 734-1079
Fax: (301) 713-0799
E-mail: nikola.garber@noaa .gov
50f5 8/10/2010 12:46 PM
RE: Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conf...
Subject: RE: Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conference Call today
From: "Schexnayder, Mark A" <MSchexnayder@agcenter.lsu.edu>
Date: Wed, 19 May 201015:48:06 -0500
To: "Shirley, Mark G." <MShirley@agcenter.lsu.edu>, David L Nieland <dniela@lsu.edu>, "LeBlanc, Brian D."
<BLeblanc@agcenter.lsu.edu>, "Franze, Carol D." <CFranze@agcenter.lsu.edu>, "Lutz, C. Greg"
<GLutz@agcenter.lsu.edu>, John E Supan <jsupan@lsu.edu>, "Anderson, Julie A"
<JAnderson@agcenter.lsu.edu>, Julie Falgout <jfalgo@lsu.edu>, "Savoie, Kevin A"
<KSavoie@agcenter.lsu.edu>, Lucina E Lampila <lIampila@lsu.edu>, "Wolcott, Maurice C."
<MWolcott@agcenter.lsu.edu>, "Skinner, Patricia" <PSkinner@agcenter.lsu.edu>, "Caffey, Rex H."
<RCaffey@agcenter.lsu.edu>, "Gaude, III, Albert P." <AGaude@agcenter.lsu.edu>, "Thomas, Glenn"
<GThomas@agcenter.lsu.edu>, "Bui, Thu" <TBui@agcenter.lsu.edu>, "Hymel, Thomas M."
<THymel@agcenter.lsu.edu>
CC: Chuck Wilson <cwilson@lsu.edu>, Nikola Garber <Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov>, Mike Liffmann
<MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov>, "Coreil, Paul D." <PCoreil@agcenter.lsu.edu>
Dave,
There have been and continue to be plethora of meeting already throughout the "ground zero" area; Rusty
and I just attended one last night put on by the Mayor of New Orleans Office with all of the same players ( BP,
USCG, SBA, LSPMB, Catholic Charities at this one ). One (1) commercial fishermen attended, not from lack
of interest but because there are at least 1 or 2 meeting per day with all of the key people involved. Our
feeling is that we need to concentrate this effort in places that have not been covered (North Shore, SW
Louisiana?) instead of trying to call a meeting here.
Of course we will still host one if we are asked to. We are both just wondering what could be new under the
sun to draw people to such a meeting.
Mark Schexnayder and Rusty Gaude
From: Shirley, Mark G.
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 11:49 AM
To:
David L Nieland; LeBlanc, Brian D.; Franze, Carol D.; Lutz, C. Greg; John E Supan; Anderson, Julie A; Julie
Falgout; Savoie, Kevin A; Lucina E Lampila; Schexnayder, Mark A.; Wolcott, Maurice C.; Skinner, Patricia;
Caffey, Rex H.; Gaude, III, Albert P.; Thomas, Glenn; Bui, Thu; Hymel, Thomas M.
Cc: Chuck Wilson; Nikola Garber; Mike Liffmann; Coreil, Paul D.
Subject: RE: Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conference Call today
Dave:
Thu has reserved the Viet Hall in Abbeville, LA for Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 2:00 PM. The hall is located at
1201 Lafitte Road in Abbeville. We are in touch with many local fishermen. As soon as we have a
commitment for this meeting, we will inform them and spread the word.
10f5 8/10/2010 12:46 PM
RE: Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conf...
Please insist that NOAA and the NSGO have people from BP, USCG, LDHH, LDWF, SBA attend who can
give answers. If these people cannot come and give answers to fishermen's questions, there is no use in
having a meeting. There have been other meetings where representatives could not offer answers and only
recorded concerns.
Questions for BP:
Claims- Can fishermen (shrimpers and crabbers) from this area apply for damages... unable to fish, loss of
income, starting from what date until when, what documents do they need, can they still get paid if they have
to move their fishing efforts to new areas, remaining open areas will face more competition from boats from
other areas, how long can fishermen get paid, will a claim office be opened in Abbeville, ...
How will claims affect future legal actions, what are the legal requirements of BP to pay damages, are there
limits, ...
Vessel of Opportunity Program-
How to sign up, vessel requirements, inspections, documentation, insurance, payment schedule, work
schedule, training requirements, training classes, does working the clean up affect filing for fishing damages,
USGC/GOHSEP/Parish OEPs:
Navigation issues or restrictions along the coast, fishing vessels involved in response/clean up, how will local
fishermen and resources be utilized, who is in charge of inside/outside state waters and federal waters, when
will parish response plans be implemented, who makes that decision, how will the Vermilion Bay marshes be
protected ...
NOAAlEPAlLDHH/LDWF:
How are fishing closures being decided, how are state and federal agencies cooperating, who decides when
to close, can some fisheries remain open while others are closed, can some areas remain open for
menhaden fishing since it is not used for human consumption, what are the health issues to people, what are
the effects on fisheries resources in specific areas, how long will areas be effected, explain the toxicity of the
oil and dispersants, what is on the surface and below the surface, when can we fish again in different areas,
SBA:
We will need someone at the meeting who can say definitely who is eligible, what the loan details will be, are
there conditions for deferring payments on existing or new loans, are there other alternatives to SBA loans, ...
All Agencies:
20f5 8/10/2010 12:46 PM
RE: Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conf...
Will there be any other programs for assistance to fishermen and coastal communities with fisheries related
businesses (fuel docks, net shops, grocery stores, hardware stores, seafood docks, ... ) affected by the oil
spill.
Mark Shirley, Thu Bui and Tom Hymel
From: David L Nieland [mailto:dniela@lsu.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 7:31 AM
To:
LeBlanc, Brian D.; Franze, Carol D.; Lutz, C. Greg; John E Supan; Anderson, Julie A.; Julie Falgout; Savoie,
Kevin A.; Lucina E Lampila; Schexnayder, Mark A; Shirley, Mark G.; Wolcott, Maurice C.; Skinner, Patricia;
Caffey, Rex H.; Gaude, III, Albert P.; Thomas, Glenn; Bui, Thu; Hymel, Thomas M.
Cc: Chuck Wilson; Nikola Garber; Mike Liffmann
Subject: Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conference Call today
Dear colleagues,
NOAA administration and the National Sea Grant Office have offered their collective support in the
presentation of Town Hall Meetings with stakeholders in the oil spill-affected areas of the Gulf region. The
purpose of these meeting is to provide our various constituencies with the information they most need in these
trying times. NOAA and NSGO would identify and provide (at their cost) the expertise necessary to the
success of the meeting. We would provide the date, time, venue, and local arrangements for the meeting and
the publicity for the event. Of course, we can utilize local expertise as it is available. The plan is to start these
meetings as soon as next week (if possible).
The first task is to determine where the Town Hall Meetings would have the greatest impact. Mark Shirley
30f5 8110/201012:46 PM
RE: Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conf...
has already stepped up and volunteered to coordinate an event in Abbeville. Do any of the rest of you have
constituencies that would benefit from this program?
After we have identified the areas of need, we must identify the types of information and expertise that are
required for each meeting. Kola Garber has provided an outline that you are asked to complete and return to
me ASAP (with a deadline for my submission to NSGO of close of business today , I do mean ASAP) . I have
attached an example provided by Dr. LaDon Swann of MS/AL Sea Grant.
I suspect that BP and the Coast Guard would be a given at any of these meetings, plus DHH and LDWF.
Beyond that I would think there is interest in the Vessels of Opportunity program, the effects of dispersants,
and whatever else you think is important to your constituency.
We appreciate your cooperation; sorry for the short fuse.
Regards ,
Dave
David L. Nieland
Manager - Operations
Louisiana Sea Grant College Program
233 Sea Grant Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Voice: 225-578-6373
Fax: 225-578-6331
Cell: 225-939-0577
www./aseagrant.org
From: Nikola.Garber [mailto:Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, May 18, 20104:50 PM
Subject: Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conference Call today
HI all,
Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conference Call today:
40f5 8110/201012:46 PM
RE: Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conf...
Sea Grant programs, please send the following to oar.sg.emergency.response@noaa.gov by COB
Wednesday:
1) Possible Town Hall information
a. Locations
b. Topics to cover at each location
c. Expertise needed at each location
d. Timing for each location (next week, last week of May, early June)\
2) Communication
a.
Please email names of folks that would like to receive updates to NOAA information. We will create a
listserve so that new information can easily be sent to all.
THANKS to all for participating today!
Smiles
Kola
Kola Garber, Ph.D.
Assistant Director for Administration
NOAA Sea Grant
1315 East-West Highway
SSMC3, R/SG, Rm 11752
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Tel : (301) 734-1079
Fax: (301) 713-0799
E-mail: nikola.garber@noaa .gov
50f5 8110/201012:46 PM
RE: Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conf...
Subject: RE: Act ion Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conference Call today
From: David L Nieland <dniela@lsu.edu>
Date: Thu, 20 May 2010 06:11:23 -0500
To: "Schexnayder, Mark A." <MSchexnayder@agcenter.lsu.edu>, "Shirley, Mark G."
<MShirley@agcenter.lsu.edu>, "LeBlanc, Brian D." <BLeblanC@agcenter.lsu.edu>, "Franze, Carol D."
<CFranze@agcenter.lsu.edu>, "Lutz, C. Greg" <GLutz@agcenter.lsu.edu>, John E Supan
<jsupan@lsu.edu>, "Anderson, Julie A" <JAnderson@agcenter.lsu.edu>, Julie Falgout <jfalgo@lsu.edu>,
"Savoie, Kevin A." <KSavoie@agcenter.lsu.edu>, Lucina E Lampila <lIampila@lsu.edu>, "Wolcott, Maurice
C." <MWolcott@agcenter.lsu.edu>, "Skinner, Patricia" <PSkinner@agcenter.lsu.edu>, "Caffey, Rex H."
<RCaffey@agcenter.lsu.edu>, "Gaude, III, Albert P." <AGaude@agcenter.lsu.edu>, "Thomas, Glenn"
<GThomas@agcenter.lsu.edu>, "Bui, Thu" <TBui@agcenter.lsu.edu>, "Hymel, Thomas M."
<THymel@agcenter.lsu.edu>
CC: Chuck Wilson <cwilson@lsu.edu>, Nikola Garber <Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov>, Mike Liffmann
<MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov>, "Coreil, Paul D." <PCoreil@agcenter.lsu.edu>
Mark,
Keenly observed . We are working with Mark, Thu, and Tom to set up a meeting in Abbeville (or New Iberia)
and with Carol to set up meetings in Slidell and Mandeville as you suggest.
Dave
David L. Nieland
Manager - Operations
Louisiana Sea Grant College Program
233 Sea Grant Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Voice: 225-578-6373
Fax: 225-578-6331
Cell : 225-939-0577
www.laseagrant.org
From: Schexnayder . Mark A [mailto:M Schexnayder @agcenter.lsu.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 3:48 PM
To:
Shirley, Mark G.; David L Nieland; LeBlanc, Brian D.; Franze, Carol D.; Lutz, C. Greg; John E Supan ;
Anderson, Julie A; Julie Falgout ; Savoie, Kevin A.; Lucina E Lampila ; Wolcott, Maurice C.; Skinner, Patricia;
Caffey, Rex H.; Gaude, III, Albert P.; Thomas, Glenn ; Bui, Thu; Hymel, Thomas M.
Cc: Chuck Wilson; Nikola Garber; Mike Liffmann; Coreil, Paul D.
Subject: RE: Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conference Call today
10f6 8/10/2010 12:46 PM
RE: Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conf...
Dave,
There have been and continue to be plethora of meeting already throughout the "ground zero" area; Rusty
and I just attended one last night put on by the Mayor of New Orleans Office with all of the same players ( BP,
USCG, SBA, LSPMB, Catholic Charities at this one ). One (1) commercial fishermen attended, not from lack
of interest but because there are at least 1 or 2 meeting per day with all of the key people involved. Our
feeling is that we need to concentrate this effort in places that have not been covered ( North Shore, SW
Louisiana ?) instead of trying to call a meeting here.
Of course we will still host one if we are asked to. We are both just wondering what could be new under the
sun to draw people to such a meeting.
Mark Schexnayder and Rusty Gaude
From: Shirley, Mark G.
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 11:49 AM
To:
David L Nieland; LeBlanc, Brian D.; Franze, Carol D.; Lutz, C. Greg; John E Supan; Anderson, Julie A.; Julie
Falgout; Savoie, Kevin A.; Lucina E Lampila ; Schexnayder, Mark A.; Wolcott, Maurice C.; Skinner, Patricia;
Caffey, Rex H.; Gaude, III, Albert P.; Thomas, Glenn; Bui, Thu; Hymel, Thomas M.
Cc: Chuck Wilson; Nikola Garber; Mike Liffmann; Coreil, Paul D.
Subject: RE: Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conference Call today
Dave:
Thu has reserved the Viet Hall in Abbeville, LA for Tuesday, May 25,2010 at 2:00 PM. The hall is located at
1201 Lafitte Road in Abbeville. We are in touch with many local fishermen. As soon as we have a
commitment for this meeting, we will inform them and spread the word.
Please insist that NOAA and the NSGO have people from BP, USCG, LDHH, LDWF, SBA attend who can
give answers. If these people cannot come and give answers to fishermen's questions, there is no use in
having a meeting. There have been other meetings where representatives could not offer answers and only
recorded concerns.
Questions for BP:
Claims- Can fishermen (shrimpers and crabbers) from this area apply for damages... unable to fish, loss of
income, starting from what date until when, what documents do they need, can they still get paid if they have
to move their fishing efforts to new areas, remaining open areas will face more competition from boats from
other areas, how long can fishermen get paid, will a claim office be opened in Abbeville, ...
20f6 8110/201012:46 PM
RE: Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conf...
How will claims affect future legal actions, what are the legal requirements of BP to pay damages, are there
limits, .. .
Vessel of Opportunity Program-
How to sign up, vessel requirements, inspections, documentation, insurance, payment schedule, work
schedule, training requirements, training classes, does working the clean up affect filing for fishing damages,
USGC/GOHSEP/Parish OEPs:
Navigation issues or restrictions along the coast, fishing vessels involved in response/clean up, how will local
fishermen and resources be utilized, who is in charge of inside/outside state waters and federal waters, when
will parish response plans be implemented, who makes that decision, how will the Vermilion Bay marshes be
protected .. .
NOANEPAlLDHH/LDWF:
How are fishing closures being decided, how are state and federal agencies cooperating, who decides when
to close, can some fisheries remain open while others are closed, can some areas remain open for
menhaden fishing since it is not used for human consumption, what are the health issues to people, what are
the effects on fisheries resources in specific areas, how long will areas be effected, explain the toxicity of the
oil and dispersants, what is on the surface and below the surface, when can we fish again in different areas,
SBA:
We will need someone at the meeting who can say definitely who is eligible, what the loan details will be, are
there conditions for deferring payments on existing or new loans, are there other alternatives to SBA loans, . ..
All Agencies:
Will there be any other programs for assistance to fishermen and coastal communities with fisheries related
businesses (fuel docks, net shops, grocery stores, hardware stores, seafood docks, .. .) affected by the oil
spill.
Mark Shirley, Thu Bui and Tom Hymel
30f6 8110/2010 12:46 PM
RE: Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conf...
From: David L Nieland [mailto:dniela@lsu .edu]
Sent: Wednesday, May 19,20107:31 AM
To:
LeBlanc, Brian D.; Franze, Carol D.; Lutz, C. Greg; John E Supan ; Anderson, Julie A ; Julie Falgout ; Savoie,
Kevin A ; Lucina E Lampila ; Schexnayder , Mark A ; Shirley, Mark G.; Wolcott, Maurice C.; Skinner, Patricia;
Caffey, Rex H.; Gaude, III, Albert P.; Thomas, Glenn ; Bui, Thu; Hymel, Thomas M.
Cc: Chuck Wilson ; Nikola Garber; Mike Liffmann
Subject: Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conference Call today
Dear colleagues,
NOAA administration and the National Sea Grant Office have offered their collective support in the
presentation of Town Hall Meetings with stakeholders in the oil spill-affected areas of the Gulf region. The
purpose of these meeting is to provide our various constituencies with the information they most need in these
trying times. NOAA and NSGO would identify and provide (at their cost) the expertise necessary to the
success of the meeting. We would provide the date, time, venue, and local arrangements for the meeting and
the publicity for the event. Of course, we can utilize local expertise as it is available. The plan is to start these
meetings as soon as next week (if possible).
The first task is to determine where the Town Hall Meetings would have the greatest impact. Mark Shirley
has already stepped up and volunteered to coordinate an event in Abbeville. Do any of the rest of you have
constituencies that would benefit from this program?
After we have identified the areas of need, we must identify the types of information and expertise that are
required for each meeting. Kola Garber has provided an outline that you are asked to complete and return to
me ASAP (with a deadline for my submission to NSGO of close of business today , I do mean ASAP). I have
attached an example provided by Dr. LaDon Swann of MS/AL Sea Grant.
I suspect that BP and the Coast Guard would be a given at any ofthese meetings, plus DHH and LDWF.
Beyond that I would think there is interest in the Vessels of Opportunity program, the effects of dispersants,
and whatever else you think is important to your constituency.
40f6 8110/2010 12:46 PM
RE: Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conf...
We appreciate your cooperation; sorry for the short fuse.
Regards,
Dave
David L. Nieland
Manager - Operations
Louisiana Sea Grant College Program
233 Sea Grant Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Voice: 225-578-6373
Fax: 225-578-6331
Cell: 225-939-0577
www.laseagrant.org
From: Nikola.Garber [mailto:Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, May 18, 20104:50 PM
Subject: Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conference Call today
HI all,
Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conference Call today:
Sea Grant programs, please send the following to oar.sg.emergency.response@noaa.gov by COB
Wednesday:
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1)
a.
b.
c.
d.
2)
Possible Town Hall information
Locations
Topics to cover at each location
Expertise needed at each location
Timing for each location (next week, last week of May, early June)\
Communication
8/10/2010 12:46 PM
RE: Action Items from Deepwater Town Hall Steering Committee Conf...
a.
Please email names of folks that would like to receive updates to NOAA information. We will create a
Iistserve so that new information can easily be sent to all .
THANKS to all for participating today!
Smiles
Kola
Kola Garber , Ph.D.
Assistant Director for Administration
NOAA Sea Grant
1315 East-West Highway
SSMC3, R/SG, Rm 11752
Silver Spring
Tel: (301) 734-1079
Fax: (301) 713-0799
MD 20910
E-mail: nikola .garber@noaa .gov
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[Fwd: Dispersant Workshop]
Subject: [Fwd: Dispersant Workshop]
From: Jim D Murray <Jim.D.Murray@noaa.gov>
Date: Thu, 20 May2010 19:41 :21 -0400
To: Michael Liffmann <MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov>
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Subject: Dispersant Workshop
From: Craig McLean <Craig.Mclean@noaa.gov>
Date: Thu, 20 May2010 17:50:38-0400
To: Leon Cammen <Leon.Cammen@noaa.gov>, William Conner <William.Conner@noaa.gov>
CC: Judy Gray<Judy.Gray@noaa.gov>, Chris Beaverson <Chris.Beaverson@noaa.gov>, Jim D
Murray <Jim.D.Murray@noaa.gov>
Leon,
I just spoke with Bill Conner, and the senior EPA and NOAA leadership would like to
proceed with a dispersant workshop in the region. Bill recognizes the utility of the Sea
Grant community in helping to identify invitees and organize such a meeting. Please
contact Bill and engage for the purpose of supporting this need . Thank you,
CM
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RE: PPG Oil Spill Town Hall Meetings Cancelled
Subject: RE: PPG Oil Spill Town Hall Meetings Cancelled
From: LaDon Swann <swanndl@att.net>
Date: Fri, 21 May 201008:42:41 -0500
To: 'David L Nieland' <dniela@lsu.edu>, Leon.Cammen@noaa.gov, 'Nikola Garber'
<Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov>, 'Mike Liffmann' <MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov>
CC: 'Chuck Wilson' <cwilson@lsu.edu>, 'Andrea Bleistein' <Andrea.Bleistein@noaa.gov>
I understand Dave. I spoke with the EPA Gulf of Mexico Program Director this morning (Bryon
Griffith) and he is willing help identify experts within EPA to address dispersants, air quality and other
environmental issues EPA is addressing. Bryon, asked that we shoot for June 1-2. We can do this.
LaDon Swann
Director
Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium
Auburn University Marine Extension and Research Center
Mobile: 251-438-5690
Ocean Springs: 228-818-8842
Cell: 251-648-5877
http://masgc.org
http://aquanic.org
From: David L Nieland [mailto:dniela@lsu.edu]
Sent: Friday, May 21,20108:35 AM
To: Leon.Cammen@noaa.gov; Nikola Garber; Mike Liffmann
Cc: swanndl@auburn.edu; Chuck Wilson; Andrea Bleistein
Subject: FW: PPG Oil Spill Town Hall Meetings Cancelled
From: Gaude, III, Albert P. [mailto:AGaude@agcenter.lsu.edu]
Sent: Friday, May 21,20108:21 AM
To: Thomas, Glenn; David L Nieland; Chuck Wilson
Subject: FW: PPG Oil Spill Town Hall Meetings Cancelled
Local need for meetings dwindles .
From: noreply@plaqueminesecodev.com [mailto:noreply@plaqueminesecodev.com]
Sent: Thursday, May 20,20108:22 PM
10f2 8/10/2010 12:47 PM
RE: PPG Oil Spill Town Hall Meetings Cancelled
To: Gaude, III, Albert P.
Subject: PPG Oil Spill Town Hall Meetings Cancelled
Plaquemines Parish Government
Oil Spill Town Hall Meetings Cancelled
May 24, 25 and 26
Due to unforeseen circumstances the Town Hall Meetings scheduled for May 24,
25 and 26 will be postponed to a future date. Thank you.
For more information call the Department of Economic Development & Tourism at
504-394-0088.
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RE: PPG Oil Spill Town Hall Meetings Cancelled
Subject: RE: PPG Oil Spill Town Hall Meetings Cancelled
From: David L Nieland <dniela@lsu.edu>
Date: Fri, 21 May 201009:21:00 -0500
To: swanndl@auburn.edu, Leon.Cammen@noaa.gov, Nikola Garber <NikolaGarber@noaa.gov>,
Mike Liffmann <MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov>
cc: Chuck Wilson <cwilson@lsu.edu>, Andrea Bleistein <Andrea.Bleistein@noaa.gov>
LaDon,
We are too far down the road to our 25-27 May meetings to alter our plans. Andrea and Andy should
be trying to find a dispersant person or two for us.
Did I tell you I'm retiring on Monday?
Dave
David L. Nieland
Manager - Operations
Louisiana Sea Grant College Program
233 Sea Grant Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Voice: 225-578-6373
Fax: 225-578-6331
Cell: 225-939-0577
www.laseagrant.org
From: LaDon Swann [mailto:swanndl@att.net]
Sent: Friday, May 21, 2010 8:43 AM
To: David L Nieland; Leon.Cammen@noaa.gov; 'Nikola Garber'; 'Mike Liffmann'
Cc: Chuck Wilson ; 'Andrea Bleistein'
Subject: RE: PPG Oil Spill Town Hall Meetings Cancelled
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RE: PPG Oil Spill Town Hall Meetings Cancelled
I understand Dave. I spoke with the EPA Gulf of Mexico Program Director this morning (Bryon
Griffith) and he is willing help identify experts within EPA to address dispersants, air quality and other
environmental issues EPA is addressing. Bryon, asked that we shoot for June 1-2. We can do this.
LaDon Swann
Director
Mississippi -Alabama Sea Grant Consortium
Auburn University Marine Extension and Research Center
Mobile: 251-438-5690
Ocean Springs: 228-818-8842
Cell: 251-648-5877
http://masgc.org
http://aquanic.org
From: David L Nieland [mailto:dniela@lsu.edu]
Sent: Friday, May 21,20108:35 AM
To: Leon.Cammen@noaa.gov; Nikola Garber; Mike Littmann
Cc: swanndl@auburn.edu ; Chuck Wilson; Andrea Bleistein
Subject: FW: PPG Oil Spill Town Hall Meetings Cancelled
From: Gaude, III, Albert P. [mailto:AGaude@agcenter.lsu.edu]
Sent: Friday, May 21, 2010 8:21 AM
To: Thomas, Glenn; David L Nieland; Chuck Wilson
Subject: FW: PPG Oil Spill Town Hall Meetings Cancelled
Local need for meetings dwindles .
From: noreply@plaqueminesecodev.com [mailto:noreply@plaqueminesecodev.com]
Sent: Thursday, May 20,20108:22 PM
To: Gaude, III, Albert P.
Subject: PPG Oil Spill Town Hall Meetings Cancelled
Plaquemines Parish Government
20f3 8/10/201012:47PM
RE: PPG Oil Spill Town Hall Meetings Cancelled
Oil Spill Town Hall Meetings Cancelled
May 24, 25 and 26
Due to unforeseen circumstances the Town Hall Meetings scheduled for May 24,
25 and 26 will be postponed to a future date. Thank you.
For more information call the Department of Economic Development & Tourism at
504·394·0088.
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FW: Tuesday's meeting
Subject: FW: Tuesday's meet ing
From: David L Nieland <dniela@lsu.edu>
Date: Mon, 24 May 201009:16:29 -0500
To: Leon Cammen <Leon.Cammen@noaa.gov>, Kola Garber <Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov>, Mike Liffmann
<Michael. Liffmann@noaa.gov>
CC: Andrea.Bleistein@noaa.gov, Andrew Winer <Andrew.Winer@noaa.gov>, LaDon Swann
<swanndl@auburn.edu>
See below. Busy here. We are helping out the LSU Stephenson Disaster Management Institute with an
in-house review and evaluation of 186 oil spill-related funding proposals. Everything from A to Z with a few
nut cases tossed in to keep it spicy.
Chuck is safely back from Italy; now I can retire.
David L. Nieland
Manager - Operations
Louisiana Sea Grant College Program
233 Sea Grant Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Voice: 225-578-6373
Fax: 225-578-6331
Cell: 225-939-0577
www./aseagrant.org
From: Shirley, Mark G. [mailto:MShirley@agcenter.lsu.edu]
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2010 8:33 AM
To: David L Nieland; Bui, Thu; Hymel , Thomas M.
Cc: Kathryn E Lea
Subject: RE: Tuesday's meeting
All:
Here is a list of topics to cover and the press release we send. KPEL radio has been announcing the meeting
and I will get on TV 3 this afternoon and tomorrow morning early show. This is all that is on the schedule for
now.
Mark
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FW: Tuesday's meeting
General Topics of Discussion:
o Situation Update
§ Well site progress, what to expect
§ Offshore response, skimming, burning, dispersants
§
Coastal and Inshore Response, booming efforts, when and where in our region, who makes the call to start,
who directs local activities
§ Fishermen involvement, Vessel of Opportunity requirements, training, expected time working
o
Latest Closures, How is closure determined in state and federal waters, Criteria for opening, Expectations for
openings
o
Impact on Fisheries, toxicity of oil and dispersants, affects on life cycles of shrimp, crabs, oysters, fish...
o Details on claims, filing, expectations
o Vessels of Opportunity Program, applications, training, expectations
o Loans for fishermen, docks, processors
o Hurricane Related Programs now affected by Oil Spill Situation
o General comments on legal concerns
Press Release
Commercial Fishermen's Meeting Set For Tuesday
An informational meeting has been organized for area commercial fishermen to answer their questions
concerning the British Petroleum oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico . The meeting will be held in Abbeville on
Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 PM at the Viet Hall located at 1201 North Lafitte Road . The agenda will focus on
the issues facing commercial shrimpers and crabbers who fish the inshore waters around Vermilion and
Atchafalaya Bays and the offshore waters from Cameron to the Mississippi River . "We have quite a few
large fishing vessels that trawl offshore and come into Intracoastal City and Delcambre to offload their
shrimp", according to Mark Shirley, Marine Extension Agent with the LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Sea
Grant. "We also have a significant number of smaller boats who fish in the bay and sell their catch directly to
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FW: Tuesday's meeting
consumers throughout Acadiana. With the current closure of some of the coastal waters, these fishermen
have many questions about how the oil spill will affect their livelihood."
Marine Extension Agent Thu Bui has attended several meetings in the New Orleans area where concerns of
the fishermen have been addressed. Because the threat of the oil spill has spread to the west and is now
affecting our area, local fishermen have asked for a similar meeting to be held in Abbeville. Personnel from
British Petroleum, the U.S. Coast Guard and several state and federal agencies have been contacted and will
be present to provide pertinent information and answer questions. Bui indicated that while we do have a
large number of Vietnamese fishermen in the area, this meeting is for all commercial fishermen who may be
affected.
Tom Hymel
, Marine Extension Agent in Iberia has been working with the Port of Delcambre to develop a direct marketing
program making fresh caught seafood available to the public. "This threat to the fisheries resources could not
have come at a worse time," says Hymel. "The Port Commission just recently launched a web site to provide
consumers with contacts to local fishermen. (See portofdelcambre.com ) The whole idea is to make fresh
seafood available to consumers while at the same time supporting fishermen and the Port's fishing heritage.
Fishermen are duly concerned that this oil spill will have an extended impact on the people and communities
who depend on the fishery resources."
The meeting on Tuesday is open to the public and everyone is invited. A special request has been made to
British Petroleum and the various agencies to have a Vietnamese interpreter available. Arrangements for the
meeting were made by LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Sea Grant agents Thu Bui, Mark Shirley and Tom
Hymel. For more information, contact Mark Shirley at 377-898-4335.
From: David L Nieland [mailto:dniela@lsu.edu]
Sent: Monday, May 24,20108:26 AM
To: Bui, Thu; Shirley, Mark G.; Hymel, Thomas M.
Cc: Katie Lea
Subject: Tuesday's meeting
Dear colleagues,
Will one of your please forward the meeting particulars (date, time, place, purpose, etc.) to Katie Lea so that
she can post same on her regional calendar. Thanks!
If you know of any other events, please supply info on them too!
Dave
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FW: Tuesday's meeting
David L. Nieland
Manager - Operations
Louisiana Sea Grant College Program
233 Sea Grant Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Voice: 225-578-6373
Fax: 225-578-6331
Cell: 225-939-0577
www.laseagrant.org
40f4 8110/201012:47 PM
FW: Fisheries information
Subject: FW: Fisheries information
From: David L Nieland <dniela@lsu.edu>
Date: Tue, 25 May 2010 13:27:22 -0500
To: "Franze, Carol D." <CFranze@agcenter.lsu.edu>
CC: Andrea Bleistein <Andrea.Bleistein@noaa.gov>, Leon Cammen <Leon.Cammen@noaa.gov>,
Mike Liffmann <MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov>
Carol,
Julie's message below may facilitate your planning.
Regards,
Dave
David L. Nieland
Manager - Operations
Louisiana Sea Grant College Program
233 Sea Grant Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Voice: 225-578-6373
Fax: 225-578-6331
Cell: 225-939-0577

From: Falgout, Julie J. [mailto:JFalgout@agcenter.lsu.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, May 25,20101:13 PM
To: swanndl@auburn.edu ; 'William Walton'
Cc: David L Nieland ; Chuck Wilson; Thomas, Glenn
Subject: RE: Fisheries information
It's been difficult getting fisheries Information from IC. Partly because everything has to go through JIC
and their liaisons.
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FW: Fisheries information
Town Hall meetings coordinated through JIC and a Congressional member seems to get better
participation from JIC. Claims and SBA information at most meetings has been very good. Vessels of
Opportunity and seafood testing information has been vague. There seems to be a little more activity
on getting information out as a result of a news conference Gov. Jindal had in Cocodrie Friday.
At a Saturday Town Hall meeting in Houma Darryl Willis (Claims &Community Relations) and Roger
Busch (SBA Public Information Officer) presented very good information on claims and SBA loans.
Darryl corrected some information that had been given out in previous meetings and promised the
group at the meeting he would go back and post specific information about claims and the process.
This is the updated webpage. http://www.deepwaterhorizonresponse.com/go/doc/2931/542307 His
contact information is darryl.willis@bp.com 281-236-1299. Roger Busch can be contacted
at roger.busch@sba.gov 916-717-5807.
http://www.deepwaterhorizonresponse.com/go/doctvpe/2931/54647/
As of yesterday aftemoon the Vessels of Opportunity Program is still being worked on (this has been
the answer for 3 weeks). After 5 weeks this is still the most unorganized program I have ever seen. I
do have to say in their defense that response to the program in the beginning was overwelming. At the
news conference a local reporter pointed out to USCG Captain Stanton that half of the booms in
Terrebonne Parish had not been put out and that vessels were sitting idle waiting for orders. All fishing
points in Cocodrie were closed the next day due to oil making its way in. They did update some
information on the
webpage yesterday. http://www.deepwaterhorizonresponse.com/go/doc/2931/542683
We had not been able to get any definitive information on seafood testing until yesterday. NOAA sent
out a press release indicating the Mussel Watch Program has been mobilized to do baseline testing.
http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2010/20100524musselwatch.html l have posted below
information from a meeting the FAST team had Thursday. Hopefully we'll get the go ahead to develop
and implement the next steps for the program.
The last few weeks has been lots of questions and very few answers. I hope after today things will fall
into place and I have information to update more often.
Julie
From: Falgout, Julie J.
Sent: Saturday, May 22,20103:41 PM
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FW: Fisheries information
To: Thomas, Glenn; Schexnayder, Mark A.; Gaude, III, Albert P.; Shirley, Mark G.; dniela@lsu.edu ;
Chuck Wilson; Coreil, Paul D.; Supan, John E.; Franze, Carol D.; Savoie, Kevin A.; Bui, Thu
Subject: FAST/LSPMB meeting
A "fact-finding" meeting was held so members of Fisheries Advisory and Seafood Team (FAST) could
get input on the needs and concerns of the seafood industry. The discussion will be beneficial in
helping the team develop materials and data that will be relevant and beneficial to the industry. Below
are notes provided by Gail Tait, JIC Liaison for yesterday's meeting. Rusty and John, please chime
in with your thoughts on the meeting.
Julie
LA Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board Meeting
Friday, May 21,2020
2:00 p.m.
Attendees: Harlon Pearce (LSPMB Chairman), Albert "Rusty" Gaude III (LSU Ag Ctr Fisheries Agent),
Julie Falgout (LSU Sea Grant College Program), John Tesvich (AmeriPure Oysters), John Supan
(LSU Sea Grant College Program), Nicolle Rutherford (NOAA Biolaogist), Susan Rutherford (CA EPA
Toxicologist), Gail Tait (JIC)
Overall Tone of Meeting: Good dialogue, lots of questions about long-term impacts to seafood and
their larvae, suspicious of sampling results due to lack of uniformity; requests for more information
The following captures the majority of questions that were asked during the meeting. Most were
answered to some degree by the UC SMEs.
Questions:
1. What can be expected?
2. What does the worst-case scenario look like?
3. Is benzene a problem? What are its impacts?
4.
Who is doing the testing for the invisible threat? What are the testing methods: How often is it done?
COMMENT: Make sure there is standardization of testing methods to yield good results.
5. Is there a quantifiable test that fishermen could use in the field to verify to wholesalers the product
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is not tainted? COMMENT: There needs to be a test of this nature in place. Also there needs to be
some incentive to "whistle-blowers" to get compensated for having tainted product. NOTE: When told
about the claims centers and filing claims, the group said that it is taking too long for BP to pay people.
They need to have a mechanism in place to pay for lost product immediately. Tesvich added that he
does not know of anyone who has filed multiple claims to be paid for anything other than the initial
payment of up to $5,000.
6. How are closures determined in state and federal waters?
7.
Can hydrocarbon loading cause brown tides? There seems to be an increase because of the nutrient
loading. Who is investigating this?
8. Can dispersant be tasted if it accumulate in oysters? Can we smell it?
9. What are the orange blobs?
10.
Are necropsies done on every dead fish by an independent lab? How long does it take to get results
and deliver them? NOTE: want specifics on the kinds of testing, where, by whom (agencies, methods,
frequency, etc.). We need good information. We need data from an independent source.
11. Is PAH occurring where you find no oil? Is it caused by the dispersant?
12.
When the microbes eat the oil, where does the residue go? How do we know with such a large
amount of oil?
13.
Want an independent study and data collection of all the effects in their fisheries. "Can't expect
government and BP to do the right thing"-Tesvich
14.
"BP gave $15M for tourism and the funds were sent to the state. $1M was supposed to go to Nichols
State to do the independent study, but the Governor told BP not to spend any more money unless it
goes through the state. $5M was supposed to go to the board for promotions, so now the board
doesn't have the funding to promote the industry."
15.
Request to post the claim form online so people can know what kinds of questions are asked and be
prepared when the go in or call in.
16. Will claims cover incidental loss of product and time?
17. Want copies of Know Your Oil to distribute.
18.
How do fishermen handle tainted catches? Where do they take the product? How do they package
the product for testing?
NOTE: The Board has several conference calls with various parts of the industry every week. I
think this would be a good opportunity to have someone/persons on those calls (SMEs
depending on the audience and topic) to inform and educate the audiences relative to their
concerns and questions. I'd like us to explore this as a part of our proactive approach.
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FW: Fisheries information
DELIVERABLES:
Have more copies of Know Your Oil delivered to the office
Follow-up with Harlon to get the conference call schedule and topics
Gail Adams (Tate)
Governmental Affairs
Deepwater Horizon Response
(337) 263·5159
From: LaDon Swann [swanndl@att.net]
Sent: Saturday, May 22, 2010 9:34 AM
To: 'William Walton'; Falgout, Julie J.
Cc: David Nieland; Charles Wilson
Subject: RE: Fisheries information
Julie,
I would go further and ask that because you are in IC is there a possibility of sharing short updates with
our regional SG fisheries specialists?
LaDon Swann
Director
Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consort ium
Auburn University Marine Extension and Research Center
Mobile: 251-438-5690
Ocean Springs: 228-818-8842
Cell: 251-648-5877
http://masgc.org
http://aquanic.org
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FW: Fisheries information
From: William Walton [maHto: billwalton@auburn.edu ]
Sent: Saturday, May 22,20109:30 AM
To: JFalgout@agcenter.lsu.edu
Cc: LaDon Swann
Subject: Fisheries information
Hello Julie,
I am an extension specialist with Alabama Cooperative Extension and Auburn University, and I work
closely with Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium and LaDon Swann. I have gotten repeated
requests for information about commercial and recreational fisheries, including information about the
vessels of opportunity program, the claims process, the procedure for determining seafood is safe, and
so on. In Alabama, we've had a lot of information funneled through the various seafood associations
but I've had complaints about the accuracy of that information and concerns about how the information
is shared. I would very much like to pull together a meeting or meetings for fishermen to answer some
of these questions but I need to be sure that I've got accurate and complete information. Are there
good resources (materials or people) that I could access for this information?
Any help is appreciated!
Bill
Office Telephone: 251.861.3018, x2
Mobile Telephone: 251.654.3392
Fax: 251.861.2344
E-Mail : billwalton@auburn.edu
Bill Walton
Assistant Professor/Marine Fisheries & Aquaculture Extension Specialist
& Alabama Cooperative Extension Auburn University Dept. of Fisheries & Allied Aquacultures
System
AUShellfish Lab Facebook Page
Mailing Address & Directions
Auburn University Shellfish Laboratory
150 Agassiz Street
Dauphin Island ,AL 36528 USA
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Fwd: Update
Subject: Fwd: Update
From: Chuck Wilson <cwilson@lsu.edu>
Date: Thu, 27 May 201007:47:50 -0500
To: MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov, Leon.Cammen@noaa.gov
This is not for dissemination yet,but I thought you would find Julie's summary enlightening and useful.
Obviously, the IC presence is working well.
c
Sent from my Verizon Wireless Phone
---- Forwarded message ----
From: "Falgout, Julie J." <JFalgout@agcenter.lsu.edu>
Date: Wed, May 26, 2010 11:25 pm
Subject: Update
To: "Thomas, Glenn" <GThomas@agcenter.lsu.edu>, "Chuck Wilson" <cwilson@lsu.edu>, "David L Nieland"
<dniela@lsu.edu>, "swanndl@auburn.edu" <swanndl@auburn.edu>, "William Walton"
<billwalton@auburn.edu>
Subject: Update
From: "Falgout, Julie J." <JFalgout@agcenter.lsu.edu>
Date: Wed, 26 May 2010 23:25:30 -0500
To: "Thomas, Glenn" <GThomas@agcenter.lsu.edu>, "Chuck Wilson" <cwilson@lsu.edu>, "David L Nieland"
<dniela@lsu .edu>, <swanndl@auburn.edu>, "William Walton" <billwalton@auburn.edu>
Notes from FAST meeting today.
Gary Sheneka, Susan Klasing, Charles Backstrum, John Veasey, Heather Finley.
A lot is going on in seafood safety but none of it is well coordinated on any level.
Gary Sheneka and Susan Klasing will be visit Nancy Thompson at the Pascagoula Lab on Friday to speak
about protocols and coordinating efforts.
Trying to get consensus
on protocols between states and feds. States may adopt different protocol than NOAA.
FDA has am Incident Management Group.
FDA and NOAA guidance docs do not line up with protocol.
Gary, Susan, and Nicolle are working on the questions from last weeks meeting that took place at the
promotion board. They should be ready for distribution soon.
Work has begun on Fact Sheets such as:
What is dispersant?
What is taint?
What will happen with the oil in a hurricane.
Agency's - who are they and what do they do?
The Fact Sheets will be simplified for fishermen to understand. We may do mini workshops on some of the
topics. The group is open to suggestions for other topics
Meeting next week.
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Fwd: Update
We tossed around an idea today about using Sea Grants webpage to solicit questions from the public to get a
feel for what they are interested in knowing. Glenn would it be possible to meet sometime next week with
you and Roy and whoever else you think would want to participate about this?
Afternoon State Agency Briefing:
ICP is working on hurricane planning. In addition to evacuation, etc., they are looking into how storm surge
may affect the oil situation.
Claims center opening in Iberia.
9 fishermen were being sent in with respiratory problems.
Call from Mike Ferdinand (TEDA)
Other than emergency unemployment benefits what other things might come out of the special appropriations
for fishermen and processors?
Just a side note any unspent Economic Development Authority money is fair game.
Just for thought: Should there be a long term fisheries closure what do we retrain fishermen to
do. Terrebonne
industries are Oil, Fisheries, Medical. There's a chance oil will take a big hit and loose employment. Should
that happen the need for shipbuilders and oil industry workers will not be there. He's trying to look 3 or 4
steps ahead. He's trying to get a manufacturing company in the Parish.
That was my day until I had to start chasing down LDWF. DHH, and the Oyster Task Force to confirm they
did not know WWL announced they were having a meeting for oyster fishermen at the Municipal Auditorium
in Houma tonight. When they guys didn't show they went to the Parish Council Meeting to complain. Mike's
trying to find out where WWL got the info from.
I was approved for access to the HSIN
website for Deepwater Horizon. I'll get on it tomorrow and see what info I have access to.
I'm taking a helicopter flight out to the rig site and then back along the shore tomorrow morning. Should be
interesting.
Julie
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Subject: Oil Spill and Ocean Observations Update
From: MACOORA <info@macoora.org>
Date: Thu, 27 May 201013:27:52 -0400
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Friends of MACOORA and its operating arm, MARCOOS
Judith T. Krauthamer, Executive Director
Mid-Atlantic Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association
Mid-Atlantic Region Coastal Ocean Observing System
May 27,2010
Ocean Observing Updates
The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill catastrophe has galvanized the entire ocean community. From Buoy
Deployer to waterfowl washer, a vast swathe of disciplines has been called to action.
The Ocean Observations community is responding to the call. Belowplease find resources and updates
that might be of use.
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MACOORA member Rutgers University has a new laOS-Oil Spill Website:
http://rucool.marine.rutgers.edu/deepwater/ that includes a blog with daily updates of assets in the water. "May
25: It has been a busy day in the Gulf. Many teams are joining the effort, and the effort represents the largest
and most distributed ocean glider effort in history. While there is a lot of effort, the highest priority is remain
outside the operations of BP as it tries sealing the leak tomorrow... Also received input that NAvahas
launched 2 Seagliders and drifters in the last few days. We also received an update from Breck Owens
(WHOI) and Dan Rudnick (Scripps) are joining the ettott.: The second Rutgers glider and the University of
Delaware glider should be shipped out tomorrow to the Mote team for deployment. We also got a late day
update from the Mote team where the glider "Waldo" was launched late today and the data will be flowing the
web sites. Data updates to follow tomorrow. For the Rutgers 100S glider it continues heading offhsore. The
two layer system shows a highly stratfied system. Interestingly we see chlorophyll increasing in the offshore
bottom waters. 7 "[sic]
The website also provides Google Earth KMZs - gliders, satellites, hf-radar, models. For example see the
HYCOM Forecast of SSH. SST. Surface Salinity and Density with Currents - Data Provided Courtesy of the
HYCOM Consortium
ODU has a new Oil Spill Website: http://www.ccpo.odu.edu/-atkinsonNAMDSpill/
Florida's has a new tracking website: http://oilspill.fsu.edu/trackingspill.php
An overview of the efforts BP is putting into the killing of the well can be found here.
SECOORA has developed
A Plan to Map Out the Vertical and Horizontal Disposition of the Submerged Oil Plumes Arising From the Deep
Water Horizon Spill. The basic objective of this plan is to prove and execute a methodology for mapping out the
disposition of submerged oil both in the near vicinity of the DWH wellhead and at various distances from the
wellhead. Once an initial mapping of the plume is accomplished circulation models can be used to forecast
plume growth and movement. Neutral buoyancy floats can be used to seed the plume in select locations to
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provide regular tracking.
The NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson is underway on a mission to deploy a variety of U.S. Navy ocean monitoring
instruments in the vicinity of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The floats, drifters and autonomous underwater
vehicles will aid researchers in monitoring the surface and deep currents that are distributing the oil. Of
particular interest is the Loop Current and its potential to spread the oil to a much wider area.
Oil Spill and the East Coast
In an article by Scott Harper, The Virginian-Pilot, "Scientists are increasingly worried that spilled oil from the Gulf
of Mexico may get sucked into the Gulf Stream and make its way up the Atlantic coast to Virginia and North
Carolina, perhaps within two or three weeks. The same scientists say it is unlikely that any oil would reach shore
and spoil beaches in either state, though offshore fishing and sea turtle migration off the coast of both states
would likely suffer. If the massive spill that resulted from an oil rig explosion off Louisiana "keeps going, and
they don't stop it, we might start to see small tar balls on the edges of the Gulf Stream" off Virginia and North
Carolina, said Larry Atkinson, an oceanographer at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, and MACOORA Board
Director. He said it would take unusual and sustained northerly winds to blow oil from the Gulf Stream onto
beaches in Virginia and North Carolina, "but stranger things have happened." Cape Hatteras on North
Carolina's Outer Banks is especially vulnerable, given the way it juts into the ocean and is only 10 to 15 miles
from the Gulf Stream.ln Virginia, this same offshore belt of warm moving water, rich in fish and marine
mammals, is about 20 to 30 miles from beaches."We are concerned, definitely concerned," said Harvey Seim, a
marine science professor at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, President of SECOORA and
MACOORA Principal. We know silt and debris can move along the coast in this way, which is why we're
watching this oil so closely,"
In an interview elsewhere, Seim is quoted, "Out over a year, I would say there's almost a 100 percent chance
that some part of the oil will show up off-shore in North Carolina. Once it's in the Loop Current, it can take one to
two months to get to the Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina off-shore region." But once oil reaches the
state's off-shore area, Seim says it would still need wind from the right direction to bring it onto the beach. "I
think enough time goes by, the sea weed will have tar balls in it." Tar balls on a beach may not require an
emergency response, but the state says they are planning for them." Listen to the interview here.
In a letter to President Obama, the Florida delegation wrote "We are fortunate to have some of the best
researchers participating in the Southeast Coast Ocean Observing Regional Association. SECOORA scientists
believe that the highest research priority should be to characterize the nature of the subsurface threat, monitor
its movement, determine the effects of dispersants being applied underwater at the wellhead, and determine if
there are any effective measures that could be taken before it approaches our Florida and east coast
ecosystems. The members of the Florida delegation agree with their assessment." Read the letter, here.
On May 25, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced the
formation of a "gulf spill team" to monitor the situation daily, create a scientific model of how the oil could reach
New Jersey, and develop a plan of action. "Right now, we are optimistic the oil will not reach New Jersey and
will not affect fishing nor the summer beach season. However, we are keeping a close watch on this situation ."
The department is spending "virtually no money" on the effort, using in-house staff and the help of scientists
from MACOORA member Rutgers University and MACOORA member, the Center for Marine Systems at the
Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken.
ROFFSTM has been mapping the distribution and movements of the oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill from
satellites since the explosion, using a host of U.S. (NOAA and NASA) and European (ESA) satellites with a
variety of spectral (infrared, near infra-red, visible, RGB and synthetic aperture radar) and spatial resolutions
(300 meter to 1 KM) to see and map the location of the oil.
MACOORA Weekly Teleconferences
Members, Directors and Principal Investigators of MACOORAIMARCOOS participate in weekly teleconferences
on the oil spill. We are currently investigating a sampling regime for the coast off of Cape Hatteras; integrating
data into the GNOME model; and assisting in current Gulf operations. For more information, contact
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info@maccora.org.
011 Spill-related Legislation
On May 12, Representative Corrine Brown (D-FL) introduced the East Coast and Gulf Coast Ocean Protection
Act of 2010 (H.R. 5287) . This act would amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to permanently prohibit
offshore drilling on the Outer Continental Shelf in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. The bill has been
referred to the Committee on Natural Resources.
Don't be left outl
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[Fwd: Re: FL Community Forums]
SUbJect: [Fwd: Re: FL Community Forums)
From: Leon Cammen <Leon.Cammen@noaa.gov>
Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2010 11:55:55 -<l400
To: Nikola Garber <Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov>, Michael Liffmann <Michael.Liffmann@noaa.gov>, Joshua Brown <Jo5hua.Brown@noaa.gov>
- - - Original Message --
SUbJect: Re: FL Community Forums
Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2010 11:53:28 -<l400
From: Andrea Bleislein <Andrea .Bleislein@noaa.gov>
To: Spranger,Michael S <spranger@ufI.edu>
CC: Havens ,Kari <khavens@ufI.edu>. 'Leon Cammen' <Leon.Cammen@noaa.gov>
References: <4BF6EFD8.1030600@noaa.gov> <4BFFC599.2090002@noaa.gov>
<C76CCD674E9E6445B9EB7A7016C4B1 E24B935C3385@UFEXCH-MBXCL01.ad.ufl.edu>
Mike - Might you be able to provide some info on the workshops and
forums that you have already had and are 8cheduling in the future? This
will be helpful for the NOAA team here at HQ a8 they are trying to track
outr.... ch going on in the Gulf as well &8 opportunities for NOAA
leadership to participate as appropriate. Thank you.
Andrea
Havens, Karl wrote:
> Mike Spranger is the main point of contact on this one. so please contact him for more details.
>
> Bottom line is that we have no plans to hold large open community forumll in Florida where we aneicipate that there will be many questions asked that hav
:10 Instead our approach has been, and will continue to be , conducting iasue-based workshops / forums that deal with particular areas of concern of conscitu-
:10 In a recent email survey of our 20 mar ine extension agents, there was a unanimous response of 'no' i n regard to coming into their corrmunit ies to conduct
:10 I hope this answers your question. Let me just repeat that I think t h e r e i s great risk to the reputation of Sea Grane and our agenes who are the folks w
>
:10 Again, Mike can elaborate in subsequent communiqu6s -- but we aim to do extension, and that means bottom-up, user-driven responses where we can provide .
>
:10 Karl
>
:10 Karl Havens, Ph .D. , Director
:10 Florida Sea Grant College Program
» University of Florida
,. 803 McCarey Drive , PO Box 110400
» Gainesville, Florida 32611-0400
,. Phone: (352) 392 -5870
» Fax: (352) 392-5113
,. E.-mail : khavensaufl .edu
Website : Florida Sea Grant
,. - - - --Origi na l Message- - - - -
,. From: Andrea Bleistein Cmailto:Andrea . Bleisteinllnoaa . e ev!
,. Sene : Friday, May 28, 2010 9 : 31 AM
,. To : Nikola .Garber; Havens,Karl
,. Ce : Leon.Carrrnenenoaa.gov; RusD .Beardanoaa .gOVi
,. Subject: FL Community Forums
>
,. Karl,
I just wanted to touch base with you and see if you have progressed any
,. further with potential plans for conmunity forums in Florida. As you are
,. probably already aware, LA, MS and AL have some great meetings scheduled
,. nexe week and I think it would be greae t.o continue the momentum as
,. appropriate for Florida. Let me know it you need assistance and if yOU'd
,. like to discuss your thoughts/concernll/questions as a group next week .
,. Andrea
Leon M. Cal'rl1\e n
Di reccor , NOAA Sea Grant
1315 East-West Highway
Si lver Sp ri ng. Me 20910
Phone : 301-734-1088
Fa x : 3 01- 713 - 103 1
Email : leon.canmenenoaa. go v
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Fwd: Oil Spill - Mexico Connections
Subject: Fwd: Oil Spill- Mexico Connections
From: Michael Liffmann <MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov>
Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2010 12:20:34 -0400
To: ICC OAR <ICC.OAR@noaa.gov>
CC: Kola Garber <Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov>, Leon Cammen <Leon.Cammen@noaa.gov>, Jim Murray
<Jim.D.Murray@noaa.gov>, Joshua Brown <Joshua .Brown@noaa.gov>,
oar.sg.emergency.response@noaa.gov
Hi, ICC OAR-- How do we reply to these inquiries for possible audiences with NOM H/Q VIPs and others
within our agency involved in the DH Incident? I suspect there are many such requests and that the amount
will only grow. Thanks! Mike
----- Original Message ------
Subject: Oil Spill - Mexico Connections
Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2010 08:30:11 -0400
From: Spranger,Michael S <spranger@UFL.EDU>
To: ALVAREZ.. PORFIRIO <alvarez.porfirio@gmail.com>
CC: MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov <MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov>
Dear Porfirio.
Thank you for your kind thoughts. Regarding contacts with NOM in DC, I have copied Mike Liffman, our
national extension director. He may be able to provide you with some contacts within NOM. Best
wishes. Mike
From: ALVAREZ.. PORFIRIO [mailto:alvarez.porfirio@gmail.coml
Sent: Sunday, May 30,20105:13 PM
To: Spranger, Michael S
Cc: Tsuyoshi Sasaki (t-sasaki@kaiyodaLac.jp)
Subject: Re: Oil Spill - Interesting graphics
Dear Mike
First of all, allow me to give you a big hug due to the loss of your beloved mother, I hope everything at home
goes well.
The Gulf oil spill is a major concern and we hope to help somehow on the issue having the GoM LME
project. I had been in touch with NOMs people but they are very busy as well and told me to wait long
enough to control the spill. I've just returned last night from Punta del Este Uruguay, where we have the 4th
GEF Assembly and I search for additional funds to enhance our studies in the GoM and to conduct a
MEXUS join assessment for the ocean health conditions after the spill and to proceed our joint efforts to
prepare an Strategic Action Program.
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The web site is great, just to have a dimension of the problem. I also prepared a model with mexican
scientist working on marine current to predict currents trajectories and the anticyclonic paths that may
disperse oil around the Gulf.
I'll be traveling to Washington on june 15th to have a meeting with other US agencies to organize our
Conference on Watersheds and Coastal Areas, where Nancy is involved the Inti Conference will be hold in
Mexico the end of September. Then the june 16 and 17, I will be at the Hypoxia experts meeting with GEF
STAP in DC.
Do you know any top officers in NOAA? We are trying to have the opportunity to meet with Jane Lubchenco,
and other US top officials to start work together with US in the actions needed to protect the GoM.
By the way I will be in Corpus Christi with HRI in a summer training course on GoM governance and MPAs
issues.
Thanks for the information, and hope to meet you soon.
Yoshi, Itsu ka aimashou ne? Mexico Itsu demo irashite kudasai.
Best regards
Porfirio
On Sat, May 29,2010 at 11:28 AM, Spranger,Michael S <spranger@ufl.edu> wrote:
Yoshi, Porfirio
Hope all is well. I am doing well. As you know, my mother passed away several weeks ago. Thanks for
your thoughts. Family are doing fine. She is now in a good place. Since I have returned, I have been totally
involved in the Deep Horizon Oil Spill helping to coordinate and have our offices respond to this issue which
is good for me. Our county offices are involved in their local emergency command centers, as well as
providing information to various stakeholder groups.
Below is an interesting website that allows you to overlay the oil spill on your city to see the magnitude and
scale. However, note they are still using old estimates of 6 million gallons . We now know it is at least 4-5
times as much. You can see the magnitude of the spill as it relates to Tokyo and Mexico City.
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http://paulrademacher.com/oilspill/#
Our Sea Grant programs have also tried to put accurate information on our website: www.f1seagrant.org and
the Gulf State SG programs have a regional site: http://gulfseagranttamu.edu/oilspill/index.htm We are
using these sites for our staff and interested public that will complement the other many sites.
Best wishes to you as we prepare for the spill and its aftermath.
Mike
Dr. Porfirio Alvarez-Torres
Project Coordinator
"Integrated Assessment and Management of the Gulf of Mexico Large Marine Ecosystem"
United Nations Industrial Development Organization , (UNIDO)
Blvd. Adolfo Ruiz Cortines 4209 3er Piso Ala "A", Del. Tlalpan, 14210, Mexico D.F.
Tels: '52-55-5490-0926;
'52-55-5628-0701
alvarez.porfirio@gmail.com
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Subject: Incident command activities Activates
From: Chuck Wilson <cwilson@lsu.edu>
Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2010 11:26:24 -0500
To: Leon Cammen <Leon.Cammen@noaa.gov>
CC: David L Nieland <dniela@lsu.edu>, Michael Liffmann <MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov>,
GThomas@agcenter.lsu.edu, swanndl@auburn.edu, Gene Kim <Gene.Kim@noaa.gov>
Leon - just an FYI as there is a lot in motion. Julie Falgout is doing a great job at Incident Command and the
agents remain up to their eyeballs in new information, navigating the claims process with fisherman and
keeping the flow of evolving resources in front of our stakeholders and garnering the consummate feedback.
We have got some funds out the door for the rapid response projects and cont inue to look for more; Kelly
should load into Grants.gov the five you are funding this week.
At this point everyone is doing what they do more or less under the rubric of tasks that fall under our state
and federal funding for our extension program. Of course this is not what we had proposed they would do,
but like with Katrina it is what they are doing and again Sea Grant clearing shows it responsiveness to a
crisis.
Question
- do we need to change anything in our Omnibus at this point in time? So as not to put the cart before the
horse we do plan to do a not so mid-eourse correction to our strategic plan as we will again need to toss the
most recent one (maybe park it) and redirect our planned efforts around the oil spill. There is so much
rumored money coming into the region that our best approach is to wait and see what needs to be done
when the dust settles.
The regional directors (through Steve Sempier) are trying to nail down regional research needs. Steve is
sharing a preliminary research needs report with the Consortium on Ocean Leadership folks who will meet
(an interesting meeting and fight in its own evolution) at LSU on Thursday: Dave and Steve will attend.
Steve is also firing up a mechanism with Roy on how we can track and report on regional research activities.
Idea-
It would make sense if we could get funding for one or two oil spill specialists to help our regional extension
network. I am not sure how we would do this but it might reduce the chaos if we had a point person or two for
the oil spill related outreach activities and we could let some of the folks go back to what they should
otherwise be doing. Perhaps you and I can discuss this Thursday when I in in your part of the world.
Julie -
You may recall we placed Julie at IC at NOAA's request. The model is working well and it will likely continue
for the duration even if the feds take over the state response effort . Julie is not budgeted on our State or
Federal funds as she was hired to handle a shrimp quality assurance program that we have under
development with our state Wildlife and Fisheries . I plan to pursue funding for her through the state
reimbursement mechanism from BP's pockets and will keep you posted. I did not know if there was an
alternate route through NOA to tap into the Coast Guard $.
I think we copied you on here report last Weds - it is attached below.
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There is always more but enough for now.
Best
C
Chuck Wilson
Vice Provost Academic Affairs
Executive Director Louisiana Sea Grant College Program
Professor Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge La. 70803
ph 225 578 7662
Fax 225 578 5980
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Notes from FAST meeting May 26, by Julie Falgout
Gary Sheneka, Susan Klasing , Charles Backstrum, John Veasey, Heather Finley.
A lot is going on in seafood safety but none of it is well coordinated on any level.
Gary Sheneka and Susan Klasing will be visit Nancy Thompson at the Pascagoula Lab on Friday to speak
about protocols and coordinating efforts.
Trying to get consensus on protocols between states and feds . States may adopt different protocol than
NOAA.
FDA has am Incident Management Group.
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FDA and NOAA guidance docs do not line up with protocol.
Gary, Susan, and Nicolle are working on the questions from last weeks meeting that took place at the
promotion board. They should be ready for distribution soon.
Work has begun on Fact Sheets such as:
What is dispersant?
What is taint?
What will happen with the oil in a hurricane.
Agency's - who are they and what do they do?
The Fact Sheets will be simplified for fishermen to understand. We may do mini workshops on some of the
topics. The group is open to suggestions for other topics
Meeting next week.
We tossed around an idea today about using Sea Grants webpage to solicit questions from the public to get a
feel for what they are interested in knowing. Glenn would it be possible to meet sometime next week with
you and Roy and whoever else you think would want to participate about this?
Afternoon State Agency Briefing:
ICP is working on hurricane planning. In addition to evacuation, etc., they are looking into how storm surge
may affect the oil situation.
Claims center opening in Iberia.
9 fishermen were being sent in with respiratory problems.
Call from Mike Ferdinand (TEDA)
Other than emergency unemployment benefits what other things might come out of the special appropriations
for fishermen and processors?
Just a side note any unspent Economic Development Authority money is fair game.
Just for thought: Should there be a long term fisheries closure what do we retrain fishermen to
do. Terrebonne industries are Oil, Fisheries, Medical. There's a chance oil will take a big hit and loose
employment. Should that happen the need for shipbuilders and oil industry workers will not be there. He's
trying to look 3 or 4 steps ahead. He's trying to get a manufacturing company in the Parish.
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That was my day until I had to start chasing down LDWF, DHH, and the Oyster Task Force to confirm they
did not know WWL announced they were having a meeting for oyster fishermen at the Municipal Auditorium
in Houma tonight. When they guys didn't show they went to the Parish Council Meeting to complain. Mike's
trying to find out where WWL got the info from.
I was approved for access to the HSIN website for Deepwater Horizon. I'll get on it tomorrow and see what
info I have access to.
I'm taking a helicopter flight out to the rig site and then back along the shore tomorrow morning. Should be
interesting.
Julie
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Re: Fwd: Oil Spill - Mexico Connections
Subject: Re: Fwd: Oil Spill - Mexico Connections
From: ICC.OAR@noaa.gov
Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2010 13:09:57 -0400
To: Michael Liffmann <MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov>
CC: Kola Garber <Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov>, Leon Cammen <Leon.Cammen@noaa.gov>, Jim
Murray <Jim.D.Murray@noaa.gov>, Joshua Brown <Joshua.Brown@noaa.gov>,
oar.sg.emergency.response@noaa.gov
Mike,
This one has been tasked to NOS to determine a procedure for responding to like inquiries .
Deadline is 4 p.m. We'll let you know when we hear from them.
Thanks.
Mary Ann & John
----- Original Message
From: Michael Liffmann <Michael.Liffmann@noaa.gov>
Date: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 12:20 pm
Subject: Fwd: Oil Spill - Mexico Connections
To: ICC OAR <ICC.OAR@noaa.gov>
Cc: Kola Garber <Nikola.Garber®noaa.gov>, Leon Cammen <Leon.Cammen®noaa.gov>, Jim Murray
<Jim .D.Murray@noaa .gov>, Joshua Brown <Joshua .Brown@noaa.gov>,
oar .sg.emergency.response®noaa.gov
Hi, ICC OAR-- How do we reply to these inquiries for possible
audiences
with NOAA Hfa VIPs and others within our agency involved in the DH
Incident? I suspect there are many such requests and that the amount
will only grow. Thanks! Mike
----- --- Original Message --------
Subject: Oil Spill - Mexico Connections
Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2010 08:30:11 -0400
From: Spranger,Michael S <spranger@UFL.EDU>
To: ALVAREZ .. PORFIRIO <alvarez.porfirio@gmail.com>
CC: Michael.Liffmann@noaa.gov <Michael .Liffmann@noaa.gov>
Dear Porfirio.
Thank you for your kind thoughts. Regarding contacts with NOAA in
DC, I
have copied Mike Liffman, our national extension director. He may be
able to provide you with some contacts within NOAA.
*From:* ALVAREZ .. PORFIRIO [
*Sent:* Sunday, May 30, 2010 5:13 PM
*To:* Spranger,Michael S
*Cc:* Tsuyoshi Sasaki (t-sasaki@kaiyodai.ac .jp)
*Subject:* Re: Oil Spill - Interesting graphics
Dear Mike
Best wishes . Mike
10f3
First of all, allow me to give you a big hug due to the loss of your
beloved mother, I hope everything at home goes well.
The Gulf oil spill is a major concern and we hope to help somehow on
the
issue having the GoM LME project. I had been in touch with NOAAs
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people
but they are very busy as well and told me to wait long enough to
control the spill. I've just returned last night from Punta del Este
Uruguay, where we have the 4th GEF Assembly and I search for
additional
funds to enhance our studies in the GaM and to conduct a MEXUS join
assessment for the ocean health conditions after the spill and to
proceed our joint efforts to prepare an Strategic Action Program.
The web site is great, just to have a dimension of the problem. I
also
prepared a model with mexican scientist working on marine current to
predict currents trajectories and the anticyclonic paths that may
disperse oil around the Gulf.
I'll be traveling to Washington on june 15th to have a meeting with
other US agencies to organize our Conference on Watersheds and
Coastal
Areas, where Nancy is involved the IntI Conference will be hold in
Mexico the end of September. Then the june 16 and 17, I will be at
the
Hypoxia experts meeting with GEF STAP in DC.
Do you know any top officers in NOAA? We are trying to have the
opportunity to meet with Jane Lubchenco, and other US top officials
to
start work together with US in the actions needed to protect the GoM.
By the way I will be in Corpus Christi with HRI in a summer training
course on GaM governance and MPAs issues.
Thanks for the information, and hope to meet you soon.
Yoshi, Itsu ka aimashou ne? Mexico Itsu demo irashite kudasai.
Best regards
Porfirio
On Sat, May 29, 2010 at 11:28 AM, Spranger,Michael S
<spranger@ufl.edu
<» wrote:
Yoshi, Porfirio
Hope all is well. I am doing well. As you know, my mother passed
away
several weeks ago. Thanks for your thoughts . Family are doing fine.
She is now in a good place. Since I have returned, I have been
totally
involved in the Deep Horizon Oil Spill helping to coordinate and have
our offices respond to this issue which is good for me. Our county
offices are involved in their local emergency command centers, as
well
as providing information to various stakeholder groups .
Below is an interesting website that allows you to overlay the oil
spill
on your city to see the magnitude and scale . However, note they are
still using old estimates of 6 million gallons. We now know it is at
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least 4-5 times as much. You can see the magnitude of the spill as it
relates to Tokyo and Mexico City.
Our Sea Grant programs have also tried to put accurate information on
our website: www.flseagrant.org <> and the
Gulf State SG programs have a regional site:
We are using these
sites for our staff and interested public that will complement the
other
many sites.
Best wishes to you as we prepare for the spill and its aftermath.
Mike
Dr. Porfirio Alvarez-Torres
Project Coordinator
"Integrated Assessment and Management of the Gulf of Mexico Large
Marine
Ecosystem"
United Nations Industrial Development organization, (UNIDO)
Blvd. Adolfo Ruiz Cortines 4209 3er Piso Ala "A", Del. Tlalpan,
14210,
Mexico D.F.
Tels: '52-55-5490-0926;
'52-55-5628-0701
alvarez.porfirio®gmail .com <>
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Re: Fwd: Oil Spill - Mexico Connections
Subject: Re: Fwd: Oil Spill - Mexico Connections
From: ICC.OAR@noaa.gov
Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2010 14:12:23 -0400
To: Michael Liffmann <MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov>
cc: Kola Garber <Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov>, Leon Cammen <Leon.Cammen@noaa.gov>, Jim
Murray <Jim.D.Murray@noaa.gov>, Joshua Brown <Joshua.Brown@noaa.gov>,
oar .sg.emergency.response@noaa.gov
Mike,
FYI - this request has been sent to Jim Turner for action.
Mary Ann
----- Original Message - ----
From: Michael Liffmann <Michael.Liffmann@noaa.gov>
Date: Tuesday, June 1 , 2010 12:20 pm
Subject: Fwd: Oil Spill - Mexico Connections
To : ICC OAR <ICC.OAR@noaa.gov>
Cc: Kola Garber <Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov> , Leon Cammen <Leon.Cammen@noaa.gov> , Jim Murray
<Jim.D .Murray@noaa.gov> , Joshua Brown <Joshua .Brown@noaa.gov> ,
oar.sg .emergency.response@noaa.gov
Hi, ICC OAR-- How do we reply to these inquiries for possible
audiences
with NOAA H/Q VIPs and others within our agency involved in the DH
Incident? I suspect there are many such requests and that the amount
will only grow. Thanks! Mike
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Oil Spill - Mexico Connections
Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2010 08:30:11 -0400
From: Spranger,Michael S <spranger@UFL .EDU>
To: ALVAREZ . . PORFIRIO <alvarez.porfirio@gmail.com>
CC: Michael.Liffmann@noaa.gov <Michael .Liffmann@noaa.gov>
Dear Porfirio.
Thank you for your kind thoughts. Regarding contacts with NOAA in
DC, I
have copied Mike Liffman, our national extension director. He may be
able to provide you with some contacts within NOAA.
*Fr om: * ALVAREZ .. PORFIRIO [
*Sent : * Sunday, May 30, 2010 5:13 PM
*To : * Spranger,Michael S
*Cc :* Tsuyoshi Sasaki (t - s a s ak i @kai yodai .ac . j p )
*Subj ect : * Re : Oil Spill - Interesting graphics
Dear Mike
Best wishes. Mike
First of all, allow me to give you a big hug due to the loss of your
beloved mother, I hope everything at home goes well .
The Gulf oil spill is a ma j or concern and we hope to help somehow on
the
issue having the GoM LME project. I had been in touch with NOAAs
people
but they are very busy as well and told me to wait long enough to
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Re: Fwd: Oil Spill - Mexico Connections
control the spill . I've just returned last night from Punta del Este
Uruguay, where we have the 4th GEF Assembly and I search for
additional
funds to enhance our studies in the GeM and to conduct a MEXUS join
assessment for the ocean health conditions after the spill and to
proceed our joint efforts to prepare an Strategic Action Program.
The web site is great, just to have a dimension of the problem. I
also
prepared a model with mexican scientist working on marine current to
predict currents trajectories and the anticyclonic paths that may
disperse oil around the Gulf.
I'll be traveling to Washington on june 15th to have a meeting with
other US agencies to organize our Conference on Watersheds and
Coastal
Areas, where Nancy is involved the Intl Conference will be hold in
Mexico the end of September. Then the june 16 and 17, I will be at
the
Hypoxia experts meeting with GEF STAP in DC.
Do you know any top officers in NOAA? We are trying to have the
opportunity to meet with Jane Lubchenco, and other US top officials
to
start work together with US in the actions needed to protect the GeM.
By the way I will be in Corpus Christi with HRI in a summer training
course on GoM governance and MPAs issues .
Thanks for the information, and hope to meet you soon.
Yoshi, Itsu ka aimashou ne? Mexico Itsu demo irashite kudasai .
Best regards
Porfirio
On Sat, May 29, 2010 at 11:28 AM, Spranger , Michael S
<spranger@ufl.edu
<» wrote:
Yoshi, Porfirio
Hope all is well. I am doing well. As you know, my mother passed
away
several weeks ago . Thanks for your thoughts. Family are doing fine .
She is now in a good place. Since I have returned, I have been
totally
involved in the Deep Horizon Oil Spill helping to coordinate and have
our offices respond to this issue which is good for me. Our county
offices are involved in their local emergency command centers, as
well
as providing information to various stakeholder groups.
Below is an interesting website that allows you to overlay the oil
spill
on your city to see the magnitude and scale. However, note they are
still using old estimates of 6 million gallons. We now know it is at
least 4-5 times as much . You can see the magnitude of the spill as it
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Re: Fwd: Oil Spill - Mexico Connections
relates to Tokyo and Mexico City.
OUr Sea Grant programs have also tried to put accurate information on
our website: www.flseagrant.org <> and the
Gulf State SG programs have a regional site:
We are using these
sites for our staff and interested public that will complement the
other
many sites .
Best wishes to you as we prepare for the spill and its aftermath .
Mike
Dr. Porfirio Alvarez-Torres
Project Coordinator
"Integrated Assessment and Management of the Gulf of Mexico Large
Marine
Ecosystem"
United Nations Industrial Development Organization, (UNIDO)
Blvd. Adolfo Ruiz Cortines 4209 3er Piso Ala "A", Del. Tlalpan,
14210,
Mexico D.F.
Tels: '52-55-5490-0926;
'52-55-5628-0701
alvarez.porfirio@gffiail.com <>
300 8/10/201012:48 PM
Working with USDAJEDEN on DH Oil Spill response: ideas requested
Subject: Working with USDA/EDEN on DH Oil Spill response: ideas requested
From: Michael Liffmann <MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov>
Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2010 15:15:02 -0400
To: Leon Cammen <Leon.Cammen@noaa.gov>, Kola Garber <Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov>, Jim
Murray <Jim.D.Murray@noaa.gov>, Joshua Brown <Joshua.Brown@noaa.gov>,
oar.sg.emergency.response@noaa.gov, Gene Kim <Gene.Kim@noaa.gov>
FYI. Read from the bottom. ML
----- Original Message --- - -
Subject: Re: Oil Spill response: ideas requested
Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2010 14:04:29 -0500
From: Virginia Morgan <morgamv@auburn.edu>
To: Michael Liffmann <MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov>
Mike,
Thanks much! -- I have been working with LaDon and folks in the MS-AL Sea Grant office over the
past month. They are terrific and definitely on top of what's going on.
Virginia
»> Michael Liffmann <MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov> 6/1/2010 1:55 PM »>
Hi, Virginia-- Quick reply with copies to by MS-AL Sea Grant colleagues, LaDon Swann and Steve
Sempier, both of whom are on top of this situation. Not sure if they are EDEN members but they can
certainly help inform the AU President's Office and I encourag e y'all to chat. But they are quite busy
as we speak. A community forum is being held in Mobile on Thursday (Biloxi tomorrow), so I'm sure
they are finalizing details for those meetings. For now, I'll cut and paste that info from the Gulf states
Sea Grant website that has been set up for the DH disaster
http://gulfseagranUamu.edu/oilspill/index.htm. Best! Mike
Alabama Oil Spill Community Forum
WhenThu, June 3, 9am - 12pm
WhereMobile Civic Center, Mobile AL (map)
DescriptionThe Mississippi-Ala bama Sea Grant Consortium and its partners will host a community
forum to help provide answers to the public's questions about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Representatives from state resource agencies, the Small Business Administration (SBA), the U.S.
Coast Guard, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration, BP and other agencies will speak about the situation in the Gulf and answer
audience questions. Topics will include seafood safety, the Vessels of Opportunity program, oil
impacts on habitats, dispersants and human health, business and personal finance, mental-health
impacts, legal perspectives and more. The forum will start with a 45-minute joint session. Then,
participants can attend the sessions about the topics that interest them most.
On 6/1/2010 2:13 PM, Virginia Morgan wrote:
Dear Exec,
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Working with USDAIEDEN on DR Oil Spill response: ideas requested
I received a request from the President's office this morning to provide some input toward a
report to the Corp of Engineers regarding the oil spill and what EDEN could do regarding
"mitigation of economic and social impacts on Gulf coast communities (i.e., fishing,
travel, transportation, displacement, crime and other economic and social factors)."
I will compose a response regarding what the Gulf region respo nse is, but thought it might be
useful to solicit ideas or current resources that match the above statement.
This is a hurry-up request-I have to respond by noon tomorrow-sorry for the rush.
Thanks for your input,
Virginia
Virginia Morgan, Ed.D.
Alabama Cooperative Extension System
229 Duncan Hall Annex
Auburn University, AL 36849
phone (334)844-5699
cell (334) 750-3857
fax (334) 844-9650
Michael Liffmann
Extension Leader
NOAA/Sea Grant, R/SG
1315 East-West Highway
SSMC-3, Eleventh Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910
TEL: (301) 734-1074 or (301) 734-1077
FAX: (301) 713-0799
E-mail: michael.liffmann@noaa.gov
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[Fwd: FL Community Forums]
Subject: [Fwd: FL Community Forums)
From: Leon Gammen <Leon.Cammen@noaa.gov>
Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2010 17:16:30-0400
To : Nikola Garber <Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov>, Michael Uffmann <Michael .Liffmann@noaa.gov>, Joshua Brown <Joshua.Brown@noaa.gov>
FYI
--- Original Message - -
SubJect: FL Community Forums
Date : Tue, 01 Jun 2010 12:09:54 -0400
From: Spranger,Michael S <spranger@ufl .edu>
To : Andrea Bleistein <Andrea .Bleistein@noaa .gov>
CC: Havens,Kart <khavens@ufl.edu>, ' Leon Cammen' <Leon.Cammen@noaa.gov>, Zimmerman, Dorothy <dozimmer@ufl.edu>, Sprange r,Michael S
<spranger@ufl .edu>
References: <4BF6EFD8.1030600@noaa.gov> <4BFFC599.2090002@noaa,gov>
<C76CCD674E9E6445B9EB7A7016C4B1 E24B935C3385@UFEXCH.MBXCL01.ad.ufl .edu> <4C052CF8.1040109@noaa .gov>
Andrea ,
In several of our counties, the county or cit.y have held some limited forums. Our agents have also informed me that they have been directed by their EOC c-
Our pceac Icn has been that these foruma should be cOITl1Umity driven. If the cOlTmUniey feels there is a need and has topics identified, we assured our local
We are also interested to see how the forums go 1n Mississippi and Alabama , and hope to utilize the informaCion and resources that are presented there, 0
Mike Spranger, PhD
Associac.e Dean for Environment and Natural Resources
Universit.y of Florida IFAS Ext.ension
Associat.e Direct.or for Ext.ension and Educat. ion
Florida Sea Grant. College Program
Professor , Dept. . of Family, Yout.h and Comnun it.y Sc i e nc e s
Universit.y of Florida
PCB 110405
Gai nesville, FL 32611-0405
Tele : 352 -392 -1837 Fax : 352-392-5113
Emai l : oprange rCu f l. edu
·····Or i g i na l Message-----
From: Andrea Bleist.ein [mai lt.o:Andrea .Bleist.ein<tnoaa.gov]
Sent. : Tuesday, June 01 , 2010 11:53 AM
To : Spranger,Michael S
Cc : Havens, Karl; ' Leon Ca1TlTlen '
Subject. : Re: FL Comrrunit.y Forums
Mike • Might. you be able to provide SOrM inf o on t.he workshops and
forums t.hat you have already had and are schedul ing i n t.he fut.ure ? This
",111 be helpful for t.he NOAA t.eam here at. HO as t.hey are t.rying to t.rack
out.reach going on in t.he Gulf as "'ell a. oppo r t.un i t.i e . for NOAA
leadership to part icipat.e &s appropriate . Thank you .
Andrea
Havens ,Karl "'rote:
> Mike Spranger is t.he main poine of eeneeee on this one, so please ccneecc him for more details.
>
> Boeeom line is t.hat. we have no plana to hold large open corrmunit.y forums in Florida where we anticipate that there will be many quest.ions asked that hav
Inst.ead our approach has been, and will continue to be, conducting issue·based workshops! forums that deal ",ith part.icular areas of concern of constitu
> In a recent email survey of our 20 marine ext.ension agent.s, t.here was a unanimous response of 'no' in regard co coming int.o t.heir communities to conduct
> I hope t.his answers your question. Let. me just. repeat. that. I t.hink there is great. risk ec t.he reput.ation of Sea Grant. and our agents who are the folks w
>
> Aga in, Mike can elaborate in subsequent communiqu's -- but. we aim ec do excenef cn, and t.hat. means bot t.om-up , user·driven responses where we can provide .
>
:> Karl
:> Karl Havens , Ph .D., Director
:> Florida Sea Grane College Program
:> Universiey of Florida
:> 803 McCarey Drive, PO Sox 110400
:> Ga inesville, Florida 32611 -0400
:> Phone: (352) 39 2-5870
:> Fax : (3 52 ) 392-5113
:> e·mail : khavensCUfl . edu
> Website: Florida Sea Grant
> -· -· - Or i gi na l Message-----
:> Prom: Andrea Bleist.ein [mailto:Andrea . Bl e i s ee i na-noa a . gOY]
:> Sent. : Friday, May 28, 2010 9 :31 AM
> To : Nikola .Garber ; Havens,Karl
> Cc : Leon .Cammenenoaa.gov; Russ. BeardsnoAa.gov ; Buck .Sut.eertlnoaa .90v
Subject. : FL Communit.y Forums
:> Karl ,
:> I juse wanted eo ucuch base wi eh you and Bee if you have progressed any
:> turt.her "'ith poeeneial plans for cormunit.y f orums in Florida . As you are
:> probably already aware, LA, MS and AL have some greae meeeings scheduled
:> next. week and I think it would be great t.o cont.inue t.he momentum as
:> appropriate for Florida . Lee me know if you need assistance and if you'd
:> like eo discuss your thoughes!concerns!questions as a group next week .
>
> Andrea
>
>
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[Fwd: FL Community Forums]
Leon M. Cumen
Director. NOAA Sea Grant:
1315 Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Ph one ; 301-734 -1088
Fax : 301-713-1031
Email : leon.earrrnenenoaa .90v
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Ocean Observations: Wind, Oil, and Biodiversity
Subject: Ocean Observat ions: Wind, Oil, and Biodiversity
From: MACOORA <info@macoora.org>
Date: Wed, 02 Jun 2010 11:54:42 -0400
To: MACOORA <info@macoora.org>
To:
From:
Date:
Regarding:
IWACDDRA
Ocean Information for a Changing World
Friends of MACOORA and its operating arm, MARCOOS
Judith T. Krauthamer, Execut ive Director
Mid-Atlantic Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association
Mid-Atlantic Region Coastal Ocean Observing System
June 2,2010
Ocean Observing Updates
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Observations, Offshore Energy and Wind
Cape May, New Jersey-based Fishermen's Energy launched an environmental monitoring buoy 2.8 miles off the
coast of Atlantic City Thursday, April 29 to gather data for its offshore wind project. The buoy will capture data
for about one year prior to and during the construction of the proposed 20-megawatt wind farm in state waters.
Presently it will monitor air speed, wind and temperature; acoustic equipment will be added to the buoy to
monitor whales and other marine life. Fishermen's Energy's two-phase wind farm project off the coast of
Atlant ic City was awarded a $4 million grant from the state in October 2008. In June 2009, it was one of five
offshore wind companies to be given an exploratory lease in federal waters by the Department of the Interior.
Read more.
Observations and Biodiversity
The Biodiversity Ad Hoc Group of the Joint Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology's (JSOST)
Interagency Working Group on Ocean Partnerships (IWG-OP) hosted a workshop on Attaining Operational
Marine Biodiversity Observations. The workshop was held at the Consortium for Ocean Leadership in
Washington, DC. The goal of the workshop was to determine the status of current marine biodiversity
observational capabilities and to scope future solutions to operat ionally monitor the status and trends of
biodiversity. An online forum will be available in June for public comment on the recommendations of the
workshop.
Mid-Atlantic Buoy Deployments
The Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin, a 175-foot buoy tender homeported in Baltimore, set the historic
Francis Scott Key buoy in the Patapsco River near the Francis Scott Key Bridge. The buoy marks the spot
where the ship carrying Francis Scott Key, the author of "The Star-Spangled Banner", was anchored during the
bombardment of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. Each year the buoy is set in the spring marking the
historic location of the event and later removed in the fal l.
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On May 14, Senator Barbara Mikulski issued a congratulatory letter to NOAA on the launch of its latest smart
buoy in the Potomac River. This was the eighth NOAA smart buoy launched in the Chesapeake and like the
others along the trail, it records oceanic and atmospheric conditions in the Chesapeake and provides
information about Capt. John Smith's exploration on the Chesapeake. You can read Senator Mikulski's letter
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_ Legislation
On May 18, Senator Benjamin Cardin (D-MD) introduced a bill to authorize the Coastal Program of the U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service (S. 3382).
The bill would codify the exlstlnq program, which would continue to work with willing partners and provide
support to efforts to assess, protect, restore, and enhance important coastal areas that provide fish and wildlife
habitat. The bill has been referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. A similar bill, H.R.
5344, was introduced by Representative Frank Kratovil (D-MD) and referred to the Committee on Natural
Resources.
Both congressional chambers continue to defer action on their FY 2011 budget resolutions. Senate Budget
Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-ND) stated that chances are "fading" that the full Senate will pass a
budget this year and he is now considering a "deeming" resolution to move the FY 2011 budget process along.
A deeming resolution would set the discretionary spending levels for next year only, instead of the next five
years as is typical in a full budget resolution.
Oil Spill and Ocean Observations, Hearings
Two upcoming hearings are: Thursday, June 10, 10 am: 342 Dirksen building. State local and private sector
preparedness and integration subcommittee of Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Committee. Hearing on efforts to assess the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on states, localities and
the private sector. Tuesday, June 15 , 10 am. 1324 Longworth Bldg. Insular Affairs , Oceans and Wildlife
Subcommittee of House Natural Resources Committee . Hearing on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion.
"Ocean Science and data limits in a time of crisis: do NOAA and the FWS have the resources to respond?"
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MACOORA will continue to conduct weekly teleconferences on the oil spill. MACOORA members, principal
investigators, directors, as well as guests, participate once a week to discuss models, monitoring, relevant
research and plans for quick response. For more information visit www.macoora.org, news/media button,
current events tab or contact Judith.Krauthamer@macoora.org
MACOORA member, University of Delaware (UD) and the Delaware Biotechnology Institute (DBI), which
houses MACOORA, have joined with the DeepWater Horizon Response. UD's contribution is the processing of
real-time data of sea surface temperatures, as well as the deployment of a Slocum Electric Glider. The Sea
surface temperature will allow scientists to track ocean currents; based on the surface temperature of the water,
researchers can determine how fast the water is moving, which direction its moving in, and as a result , where
the oil will be traveling. Matt Oliver , assistant professor in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment and
MARCOOS Principal Invest igator said. "This helps us determine where we need to focus clean up efforts."
"UD's autonomous underwater vehicle will be deployed this week," says Oliver. "We'll be able to send real-time
data to researchers concern ing densities, and the presence or absence of oil." The data Oliver and his team
collects is being analyzed through a cluster of computers housed at DBI and data streams are visualized in
real-time at the Global Visualization Lab on the Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes , Del. Read more.
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NOAA's spill response trajectory model, GNOME (General NOAA Oil Modeling Environment), is a free computer
program available for download. Modellers can download information and access to GNOME. "COMBINING
MODELING WITH RESPONSE IN POTENTIAL DEEP WELL BLOWOUT: LESSONS LEARNED FROM
THUNDER HORSE1" can be found here.
Rutgers has an IOOS-Oil Spill Website: http://rucool.marine.rutgers.edu/deepwater/ that includes a blog with
daily updates of assets in the water. The website also provides Google Earth KMZs - gliders, satellites,
hf-radar, models.
Google has established a deepwater crisis response site The Site provides: MODIS satellite images, since
4/21/2010. Download KML; NOAA Oil Spill Trajectory Forecasts. Download KML among other things.
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ODU has a new Oil Spill Website: http://www.ccpo.odu.edu/-atkinsonNAMDSpill/. The site includes numerous
blogs, updates and general information.
A plume, roughly 20 miles long, six miles wide, and 100 feet thick, was discovered by a research mission
aboard the R.V. Pelican. Currently, a second research mission on the RN Walton Smith is being conducted to
sample and identify oil plumes. Samantha Joye, University of Georgia marine sciences professor, said the
two-week government-funded mission will focus on the plume of dispersed oil. The team will be measuring the
dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) concentration in the plume waters, in addition to measuring the stable carbon
isotopic composition of methane, DIC, oil, and microbial biomass and the radiocarbon content of methane, oil
and particulate organic carbon . Read her blog, here. While BP's CEO is disputing those claims, saying BP's
sampling showed "no evidence" of undersea plumes, there is a growing consensus from the scientific
community that plumes exist. Listen here to a response to the dispute.
The Naval Oceanographic Office has deployed sensor systems to monitor surface currents and measure
physical properties of the deeper Gulf waters to better analyze the disbursement of the millions of barrels of oil
that has poured into the environment. To better understand and predict smaller scale ocean circulations in the
Gulf of Mexico the Office has accelerated the planned development of a higher resolution 1.5-mile grid
resolution model, currently undergoing final verification and validation . The model depends on data obtained by
measuring key variables, including currents, temperature and salinity both on and below the surface of the
ocean. Read more here.
On May 28, The NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson, a 204-foot survey vessel, arrived in New Orleans following a
five-day mission where it deployed a variety of U.S. Navy ocean monitoring instruments in the vicinity of the
Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill . Data from this mission, gathered by the ship's floats, drifters and gliders, will aid
researchers in monitoring the surface and deep currents that are distributing the oil. Thomas Jefferson is
scheduled to sail from New Orleans to conduct sonar surveys, measure water chemistry, and take water
samples on June 1.
Observations, Google Earth, and Google Groups
Google Ocean Webinar on Using and Adding Content Sponsored by the EBM Tools Network and presented by
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Charlotte Vick, Google Content Manager of Mission Blue, webinar provides a non-technical general overview of
the ocean layer of Google Earth 5.0 and information on how to add your own content (text , images, video, etc.)
to the site. A recording of the webinar in Windows Media Viewer format can be downloaded.
OOSTethys is a community
of software developers and marine scientists who develop open source tools to integrate observing systems.
The goal is to dramatically reduce the time it takes to install, adopt and update standards-compliant Web
services for observing systems. They are developing applications that support the OGC Sensor Web
Enablement. Currently they have reference implementations that help you get an OGC Sensor Observation
Service installed easily and quickly on a web server. The following are available: PERL for ASCII and RDBMS
sources, JAVA for OPeNDAP I NetCDF sources, PYTHON for RDBMS sources, and ASP
The 100S Model Data Interoperability Working Group is a place for technical discussion of standards, APls,
servers and clients for model data interoperability, including but not limited to CF Conventions, THREDDS Data
Server installation and configuration, the use of NcML and NetCDF-Java, Matlab CF Toolbox and more.
Member News
MACOORA Member, Stonybrook University ,School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Dean David
Conover has been appointed Director of the Division of Ocean Sciences at the National Science Foundation
(NSF) . Dr. Conover will step down as Dean and begin his new position effective July 2010 but will remain a
faculty member with SoMAS dUring his service to the NSF. The Division of Ocean Sciences is the largest
division at NSF and Dr. Conover will be overseeing a budget in excess of $300 million, including several major
international programs such as the International Ocean Drilling Program (lOOP), the Ocean Observatory
Initiative (001), and the core programs in Ocean Sciences. He will also represent NSF on many of the
inter-agency committees that involve ocean science and policy issues on a national and international scale in
Washington D.C.
The Smithsonian "Scientist Is In" exhibit is an all-day event set for Saturday,S June 2010 from 11:00 AM - 4:00
PM. Scott Glenn and students from MACOORA member Rutgers University will be available to talk about the
Scarlet Knight Trans- Atlantic Mission. Scarlet Knight will be on display, and it will then be on display in the main
entrance lobby of the Department of Commerce Building downtown from 5-7 June 2010.
MACOORA Welcomes New Member, Teledyne RDI
Teledyne RD Instruments
acoustic Doppler systems and software have been chosen by nearly every offshore operator worldwide to
support their exploration drill ing programs. Current data is gathered and displayed in real time to enable crucial
operational decision-making. The highly versatile Ocean Observer allows users to select between Teledyne
RDl's high-resolution and long-range settings, providing optimal data for every application. On June 10 they are
offering a course that introduces the physical characteristics of the most common WorkHorse ADCPs, the
Monitor, Mariner, and Sentinel. Course will cover identification of systems, parts, boards, and components, with
emphasis on field and lao troubleshooting. Also to be discussed will be proper maintenance for the systems as
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Re: Incident command activities Activates
Subject: Re: Incident command activities Activates
From: Leon Cammen <Leon.Cammen@noaa.gov>
Date: Wed, 02 Jun 2010 22:18:52 -0400
To: Chuck Wilson <cwilson@lsu.edu>
CC: David L Nieland <dniela@lsu.edu>, Michael Liffmann <MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov>,
GThomas@agcenter.lsu.edu, swanndl@auburn.edu, Gene Kim <Gene.Kim@noaa.gov>, Nikola
Garber <Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov>, Jim Murray <Jim.D.Murray@noaa.gov>
*Question* - do we need to change anything in our Omnibus at this point in time? Answer -
I don't think so. Probably next fall you'll want to file a short revision describing what
you are now doing.
*Idea - *It would make sense if we could get funding for one or two oil spill specialists
to help our regional extension network. Answer -- I agree. Let's see what we can work out.
*Julie - *I did not know if there was an alternate route through NOAA to tap into the
Coast Guard $. Answer -- I don't know but we'll look into it. Mike, can you do that?
Leon
Chuck Wilson wrote :
Leon - just an FYI as there is a lot in motion. Julie Falgout is doing a great job at
Incident Command and the agents remain up to their eyeballs in new information,
navigating the claims process with fisherman and keeping the flow of evolving resources
in front of our stakeholders and garnering the consummate feedback. We have got some
funds out the door for the rapid response projects and continue to look for more; Kelly
should load into Grants.gov the five you are funding this week.
At this point everyone is doing what they do more or less under the rubric of tasks
that fall under our state and federal funding for our extension program. Of course this
is not what we had proposed they would do, but like with Katrina it is what they are
doing and again Sea Grant clearing shows it responsiveness to a crisis.
*Question* - do we need to change anything in our omnibus at this point in time? So as
not to put the cart before the horse we do plan to do a not so mid-course correction to
our strategic plan as we will again need to toss the most recent one (maybe park it)
and redirect our planned efforts around the oil spill. There is so much rumored money
coming into the region that our best approach is to wait and see what needs to be done
when the dust settles.
The regional directors (through Steve Sempier) are trying to nail down regional
research needs. Steve is sharing a preliminary research needs report with the
Consortium on Ocean Leadership folks who will meet (an interesting meeting and fight in
its own evolution) at LSU on Thursday: Dave and Steve will attend. Steve is also firing
up a mechanism with Roy on how we can track and report on regional research activities.
*Idea - *It would make sense if we could get funding for one or two oil spill
specialists to help our regional extension network. I am not sure how we would do this
but it might reduce the chaos if we had a point person or two for the oil spill related
outreach activities and we could let some of the folks go back to what they should
otherwise be doing. Perhaps you and I can discuss this Thursday when I in in your part
of the world.
*Julie - *You may recall we placed Julie at IC at NOAA's request. The model is working
well and it will likely continue for the duration even if the feds take over the state
response effort. Julie is not budgeted on our State or Federal funds as she was hired
to handle a shrimp quality assurance program that we have under development with our
state Wildlife and Fisheries. I plan to pursue funding for her through the state
reimbursement mechanism from BP's pockets and will keep you posted. I did not know if
there was an alternate route through NOAA to tap into the Coast Guard $.
I think we copied you on here report last Weds - it is attached below.
Ion 8110/201012:48 PM
Re: Incident command activities Activates
There is always more but enough for now.
Best
C
Chuck Wilson
Vice Provost Academic Affairs
Executive Director Louisiana Sea Grant College Program
Professor Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge La. 70803
ph 225 578 7662
Fax 225 578 5980
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/*Notes from FAST meeting May 26, by Julie Falgout*/
Gary Sheneka, Susan Klasing, Charles Backstrum, John Veasey, Heather Finley.
A lot is going on in seafood safety but none of it is well coordinated on any level.
Gary Sheneka and Susan Klasing will be visit Nancy Thompson at the Pascagoula Lab on
Friday to speak about protocols and coordinating efforts.
Trying to get consensus on protocols between states and feds. States may adopt
different protocol than NOAA.
FDA has am Incident Management Group.
FDA and NOAA guidance docs do not line up with protocol.
Gary, Susan, and Nicolle are working on the questions from last weeks meeting that took
place at the promotion board. They should be ready for distribution soon.
Work has begun on Fact Sheets such as:
What is dispersant?
What is taint?
What will happen with the oil in a hurricane.
Agency's - who are they and what do they do?
The Fact Sheets will be simplified for fishermen to understand . We may do mini
workshops on some of the topics. The group is open to suggestions for other topics
*/Meeting next week./*
We tossed around an idea today about using Sea Grants webpage to solicit questions from
the public to get a feel for what they are interested in knowing . Glenn would it be
possible to meet sometime next week with you and Roy and whoever else you think would
want to participate about this?
/*Aftemoon State Agency Briefing :*/
ICP is working on hurricane planning . In addition to evacuation, etc., they are looking
into how storm surge may affect the oil situation.
Claims center opening in Iberia.
20f3 8110/201012:48 PM
Re: Incident command activities Activates
9 fishermen were being sent in with respiratory problems.
*/Call from Mike Ferdinand (TEDA)/*
Other than emergency unemployment benefits what other things might come out of the
special appropriations for fishermen and processors?
Just a side note any unspent Economic Development Authority money is fair game.
Just for thought: Should there be a long term fisheries closure what do we retrain
fishermen to do. Terrebonne industries are Oil, Fisheries, Medical . There's a chance
oil will take a big hit and loose employment . Should that happen the need for
shipbuilders and oil industry workers will not be there. He'S trying to look 3 or 4
steps ahead. He's trying to get a manufacturing company in the Parish.
That was my day until I had to start chasing down LDWF, DHH, and the Oyster Task Force
to confirm they did not know WWL announced they were having a meeting for oyster
fishermen at the Municipal Auditorium in Houma tonight. When they guys didn't show they
went to the Parish Council Meeting to complain. Mike's trying to find out where WWL got
the info from.
I was approved for access to the HSIN website for Deepwater Horizon. I'll get on it
tomorrow and see what info I have access to.
I'm taking a helicopter flight out to the rig site and then back along the shore
tomorrow morning. Should be interesting.
Julie
300 8110/201012:48 PM
Re: Incident command activities Activates
Subject: Re: Incident command activities Activates
From: MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov
Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2010 05:27:59 -0400
To: Leon Cammen <Leon.Cammen@noaa.gov>
CC: Chuck Wilson <cwilson@lsu.edu>, David L Nieland <dniela@lsu.edu>,
GThomas@agcenter.lsu.edu, swanndl@aubum.edu, Gene Kim <Gene.Kim@noaa.gov>, Nikola
Garber <Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov>, Jim Murray <Jim.D.Murray@noaa.gov>
I will pursue and keep you posted. M
Original Message
From : Leon Cammen <Leon.Cammen@noaa.gov>
Date: Wednesday, June 2 , 2010 10:18 pm
Subject: Re: Incident command activities Activates
*Question* - do we need to change anything i n our Omnibus at this
point
in time? Answer - I don't think so. Probably next fall you'll want
to
file a short revision describing what you are now doing.
*Idea - *It would make sense if we could get funding for one or two
oil
spill specialists to help our regional extension network. Answer --
I
agree. Let's see what we can work out.
*Julie - *I did not know if there was an alternate route through
NOAA to
tap into the Coast Guard $. Answer -- I don't know but we'll look
into
it. Mike, can you do that?
Leon
Chuck Wilson wrote:
I Leon - just an FYI as there is a lot in motion. Julie Falgout is
doing
I a great job at Incident Command and the agents remain up to their
I
eyeballs in new information, navigating the claims process with
fisherman and keeping the flow of evolving resources in front of
our
I stakeholders and garnering the consummate feedback. We have got
I
some
I funds out the door for the rapid response projects and continue
to
I
look for more; Kelly should load into Grants.gov the five you are
. funding this week.
I At this point everyone is doing what they do more or less under
!
the
I rubric of tasks that fall under our state and federal funding for
our
I extension program. Of course this is not what we had proposed
they
I would do, but like with Katrina it is what they are doing and
again
I Sea Grant clearing shows it responsiveness to a crisis.
I
lof5 8110/2010 12:48 PM
Re: Incident command activities Activates
I
*Question* - do we need to change anything in our Omnibus at this
point in time? So as not to put the cart before the horse we do
plan
I to do a not so mid-course correction to our strategic plan as we
will
I again need to toss the most recent one (maybe park it) and
redirect
l our planned efforts around the oil spill. There is so much
rumored
I money coming into the region that our best approach is to wait
and see
I what needs to be done when the dust settles.
I The regional directors (through Steve Sempier) are trying to nail
down
I regional research needs. Steve is sharing a preliminary research
needs
I report with the Consortium on Ocean Leadership folks who will
I
meet (an
I
interesting meeting and fight in its own evolution) at LSU on
Thursday: Dave and Steve will attend. Steve is also firing up a
I mechanism with Roy on how we can track and report on regional
research
activities.
*Idea - *It would make sense if we could get funding for one or
two
I oil spill specialists to help our regional extension network. I
am not
I sure how we would do this but it might reduce the chaos if we had
a
I point person or two for the oil spill related outreach activities
and
I we could let some of the folks go back to what they should
otherwise
I be doing. Perhaps you and I can discuss this Thursday when I in
in
I your part of the world.
I *Julie - *You may recall we placed Julie at IC at NOAA's request.
The
I model is working well and it will likely continue for the
duration
I even if the feds take over the state response effort. Julie is
not
I budgeted on our State or Federal funds as she was hired to handle
a
I shrimp quality assurance program that we have under development
with
l our state Wildlife and Fisheries. I plan to pursue funding for
her
I through the state reimbursement mechanism from BP's pockets and
will
I
keep you posted. I did not know if there was an alternate route
through NOAA to tap into the Coast Guard $ .
I I think we copied you on here report last Weds - it is attached
20f5 8110/2010 12:48 PM
Re: Incident command activities Activates
below.>
There is always more but enough for now.
Best
C
Chuck Wilson
Vice Provost Academic Affairs
Executive Director Louisiana Sea Grant College Program
Professor Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge La . 70803
ph 225 578 7662
Fax 225 578 5980
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I This email message is for the sole use of the intended
recipient(s)
I and may contain confidential and privileged information. If you
are
I not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply
email
and destroy all copies of the original message.
/*Notes from FAST meeting May 26, by Julie Falgout*/
Gary Sheneka, Susan Klasing, Charles Backstrum, John Veasey,
Heather
Finley.
A lot is going on in seafood safety but none of it is well
coordinated
on any level.
Gary Sheneka and Susan Klasing will be visit Nancy Thompson at
the
I Pascagoula Lab on Friday to speak about protocols and
coordinating
I
e f f ~ r t s .
I TrYlng to get consensus on protocols between states and feds.
States
may adopt different protocol than NOAA.
FDA has am Incident Management Group .
FDA and NOAA guidance docs do not line up with protocol.
Gary, Susan, and Nicolle are working on the questions from last
weeks
I meeting that took place at the promotion board. They should be
ready
for distribution soon .
Work has begun on Fact Sheets such as :
What is dispersant?
What is taint?
What will happen with the oil in a hurricane.
30f5 8110/201012:48 PM
ICP is working on hurricane planning. In addition to evacuation,
We tossed around an idea today about using Sea Grants webpage to
solicit questions from the public to get a feel for what they are
interested in knowing. Glenn would it be possible to meet
ahead. He's trying to get a manufacturing company in the Parish.
I was approved for access to the HSIN website for Deepwater
Re: Incident command activities Activates
Agency's - who are they and what do they do?
The Fact Sheets will be simplified for fishermen to understand.
We may
do mini workshops on some of the topics. The group is open to
suggestions for other topics
*/Meeting next week./*
I
sometime
I next week with you and Roy and whoever else you think would want
to
II participate about this?
/*Afternoon State Agency Briefing:*/
I
etc. ,
they are looking into how storm surge may affect the oil situation.
Claims center opening in Iberia.
9 fishermen were being sent in with respiratory problems.
*/Call from Mike Ferdinand (TEDA)/*
Other than emergency unemployment benefits what other things
might
come out of the special appropriations for fishermen and processors?
Just a side note any unspent Economic Development Authority money
is
fair game.
Just for thought: Should there be a long term fisheries closure
what
'I do we retrain fishermen to do. Terrebonne industries are Oil,
Fisheries, Medical. There's a chance oil will take a big hit and
loose
I
employment. Should that happen the need for shipbuilders and oil
industry workers will not be there. He's trying to look 3 or 4
steps
I
I That was my day until I had to start chasing down LDWF, DHH, and
the
I Oyster Task Force to confirm they did not know WWL announced they
were
I having a meeting for oyster fishermen at the Municipal Auditorium
in
I
Houma tonight. When they guys didn't show they went to the Parish
Council Meeting to complain. Mike's trying to find out where WWL
got
I the info from.
I
Horizon.
40f5 8110/201012:48 PM
Re: Incident command activities Activates
i I 'll get on it tomorrow and see what info I have access to .
I I 'm taking a helicopter flight out to the rig site and then back
a long
the shore tomorrow morning. Should be interesting .
Julie
50f5 8110/201012:48 PM
An Oil - Atmopshere interaction Question
Subject: An Oil - Atmopshere interaction Question
From: "Spranqer.Michael S" <spranger@ufl.edu>
Date: Wed, 09 Jun 201016:59:44 -0400
To: 'Ann Jochens' <ajochens@tamu.edu>, "debra@secoora.org" <debra@secoora.org>, Chris
Simoniello <simo@marine.usf.edu>, "Michael.Liffmann@noaa.gov" <Michael .Liffmann@noaa.gov>
CC: "Archer,Douglas Lit <dlarcher@ufl.edu>, "Frazer,Tom K" <frazer@ufl.edu>, "Havens,Karl"
<khavens@ufl.edu>, "Dusky,Joan A" <jadu@ufl.edu>
I'm casting a wide net for an interesting question below. Perhaps someone in the NOAA, GCOOS, or
SECOORA network might have an answer on this. I'm sending this to you, rather than all in these
networks.
The general question is what impact might there be in the evaporation of the oil (VOCs) into the
atmosphere, their ability to remain in the atmosphere, transport times, etc... that might eventually make
landfall. We have heard that these polyaromatic hydrocargbons are "highly soluble" and toxic, and that
the dispersants might be adding to the soluble component fraction. If this is the case, and there is a air
transport possibility, is there any modeling on this? what modeling might there be on this.
Mike Spranger, PhD
Associate Dean for Environment and Natural Resources
University of Florida IFAS Extension
POB 110405
Gainesville, FL 32611-0405
Tele: 352-392-1837 Fax: 352-392-5113
Email: spranger@ufl.edu
From: Archer,Douglas L
Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 20104:34 PM
To: Frazer,Tom K; Spranger,Michael S
Cc: Dusky,Joan A
Subject: oil and water
Tom/Mike
Do you know if anyone is modeling how much oil might be taken into the atmosphere from the surface of
the gulf with the evaporation of water that becomes rain in a tropical system? Another way of asking
this is - how much oil (components of oil) could be deposited by rainfall in a tropical system if one were
lof2 8/10/2010 12:48 PM
An Oil - Atmopshere interaction Question
to come inland offthe Gulf?
DougArcher
20f2 8110/201012:48PM
Fwd: An Oil - Atmopshere interaction Question
Subject: Fwd: An Oil - Atmopshere interaction Question
From: MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2010 06:39:39 -0400
To: ICC.OAR@noaa.gov
CC: Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov, Leon.Cammen@noaa.gov, Jim.D.Murray@noaa.gov,
Joshua. Brown@noaa.gov
Good morning, I CC-- Coul d you please direct t hi s technical question t o
t he appropriate NOAA expert (s )? The request i s made by our NOAA Sea
Grant colleagues i n FL. Tha nks. Mi ke Liffmann
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Subject: An Oil - Atmopshere interaction Question
From: "Spranger, Michael S" <spranger@ufl.edu>
Date: Wed, 09 Jun 2010 16:59:44 -0400
To: 'Ann Jochens' <ajochens@tamu.edu>, "debra@secoora.org" <debra@secoora.org>, Chris
Simoniello <simo@marine.usf.edu>, "Michael.Liffmann@noaa.gov" <Michael .Liffmann@noaa.gov>
CC: "Archer,Douglas L" <dlarcher@ufl.edu>, "Frazer,Tom K" <frazer@ufl.edu>, "Havens,Karl"
<khavens@ufl .edu>, "Dusky,Joan A" <jadu@ufl .edu>
I'm casting a wide net for an interesting question below. Perhaps someone in the NOM, GCOOS, or
SECOORA network might have an answer on this. I'm sending this to you, rather than all in these
networks.
The general question is what impact might there be in the evaporation of the oil (VOCs) into the
atmosphere, their ability to remain in the atmosphere, transport times, etc.. .that might eventually make
landfall. We have heard that these polyaromatic hydrocargbons are "highly soluble" and toxic, and that
the dispersants might be adding to the soluble component fraction. If this is the case, and there is a air
transport possibility, is there any modeling on this? what modeling might there be on this.
Mike Spranger, PhD
Associate Dean for Environment and Natural Resources
University of Florida IFAS Extension
POB 110405
Gainesville, FL 32611-0405
Tele: 352-392-1837 Fax: 352-392-5113
Email: spranger@ufl.edu
From: Archer,Douglas L
Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 20104:34 PM
10f2 8110/201012:49 PM
Fwd: An Oil - Atmopshere interaction Quest ion
To: Frazer,Tom K; Spranger,Michael S
Cc: Dusky,Joan A
Subject: oil and water
Tom/Mike
Do you know if anyone is modeling how much oil might be taken into the atmosphere from the surface of
the gulf with the evaporation of water that becomes rain in a tropical system? Another way of asking
this is - how much oil (components of oil) could be deposited by rainfall in a tropical system if one were
to come inland off the Gulf?
Doug Archer
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RE: An Oil - Atmopshere interaction Question
Subject: RE: An Oil - Atmopshere interaction Question
From: Chris Simoniello <simo@marine.usf.edu>
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2010 08:21:39 -0400
To: "Spranger.Michael SIll <spranger@ufl.edu>, 'Ann Jochens' <ajochens@tamu.edu>,
debra@secoora.org, MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov, ckellogg@usgs.gov
CC: "'Archer,Douglas L'" <dlarcher@ufl.edu>, "'Frazer,Tom K'" <frazer@ufl.edu>, "Havens.Karl"
<khavens@ufl.edu>, "Dusky.Joan A'" <jadu@ufl.edu>
Mike,
I have included Chris Kellogg from USGS here. I know her group has done some interesting work looking
at the transport of African dust. She might have some insight or suggestions.
Chris
Chris Simoniello, PhD
GCOOS Education and Outreach Coordinator
USF College of Marine Science
140 7th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Ph 727.322.1318
Fax 727.553.1189
http://gcoos.org
From: Spranger, Michael S [mailto:spranger@ufl.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2010 5:00 PM
To: 'Ann Jochens'; debra@secoora.org; Chris Simoniello; MichaeI.Liffrnann@noaa.gov
Cc: Archer,Douglas L; Frazer,Tom K; Havens,Karl; Dusky,Joan A
Subject: An Oil - Atmopshere interaction Question
I'm casting a wide net for an interesting question below. Perhaps someone in the NOAA, GCOOS, or
SECOORA network might have an answer on this. I'm sending this to you, rather than all in these
networks.
lof2 8/10/2010 12:49 PM
RE: An Oil • Atmopshere interaction Question
The general question is what impact might there be in the evaporation of the oil (VOCs) into the
atmosphere, their ability to remain in the atmosphere, transport times, etc. ..that might eventually make
landfall . We have heard that these polyaromatic hydrocargbons are "highly soluble" and toxic, and that the
dispersants might be adding to the soluble component fraction. If this is the case, and there is a air
transport possibility, is there any modeling on this? what modeling might there be on this.
Mike Spranger, PhD
Associate Dean for Environment and Natural Resources
University of Florida IFAS Extension
POB 110405
Gainesville, FL 32611-0405
Tele: 352-392-1837 Fax: 352-392-5113
Email: spranger@ufl.edu
From: Archer,Douglas L
Sent: Wednesday, June 09,20104:34 PM
To: Frazer,Tom K; Spranger,Michael S
Cc: Dusky,Joan A
Subject: oil and water
Tom/Mike
Do you know if anyone is modeling how much oil might be taken into the atmosphere from the surface of
the gulf with the evaporation of water that becomes rain in a tropical system? Another way of asking this is
- how much oil (components of oil) could be deposited by rainfall in a tropical system if one were to come
inland off the Gulf?
Doug Archer
20f2 8110/2010 12:49 PM
Fwd: EPA Gulf Spill SCIENCE ADVISORY BOARD Request for Nom...
Subject: Fwd: EPA Gulf Spill SCIENCE ADVISORY BOARD Request for Nominations
From: Jim D Murray <Jim.D.Murray@noaa.gov>
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2010 08:34: 10 -0400
To: _OAR Sea Grant Directors <oar.sg.dir@noaa.gov>, Advisory Board
<oar.sg.advisory.board@noaa.gov>, _OAR HQ Sea Grant <oar.hq.sg@noaa.gov>
FYI , Jim
> ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
>
> [FRL-9160-6)
>
> > Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Request for Nominations of
> Experts to Provide Scientific and Technical Advice Related to the Gulf
> of Mexico Oil Spill
>
> AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
>
> ACTION: Notice of request for nominations .
>
> - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
>
> SUMMARY: The Sc ience Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is request ing
> public nominations of experts to serve on potential workgroups or
> panels to advise the Agency on scientific and technical issues related
> to the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill.
>
> DATES: Nominations should be submitted by June 24, 2010 per
> instructions below.
>
> FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing
> further information regarding this Request for Nominations may contact
> Ms. Stephanie Sanzone , Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science
> Advisory Board (1400F), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC
> 20460 ; via telephone/voice mail (202) 343-9697 ; by fax at (202) 233 -
> 0643; or via e-mail at_ sanzone.stephanie@epa.gov . General information
> concerning the EPA Science Advisory Board can be found on the EPA SAB
> Web site at_ http://www.epa.gov/sab
>
> SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
> The SAB was established by 42 U.S.C. 4365 to provide independent
> scientific and technical advice, consultation, and recommendations to
> the EPA Administrator on the technical basis for Agency positions and
> regulations. As announced previously Federal Register, May 19, 2010,
> Volume 75, Number 96 , Page 28009), the SAB may be asked to provide
> advice on a range of scientific and technical issues related to the
> Gulf of Mexico oil spill . To expand the pool of experts available to
> serve as SAB consultants , the SAB Staff Office is seeking public
> nominations of nationally recognized experts for potential service on
> SAB workgroups , panels or committees to provide advice on this critical
> matter. The advice will assist the Agency in developing and
> implementing timely and scientifically appropriate responses to oil
> spill contamination in the Gulf of Mexico and along the Gulf Coast . All
> SAB advisory activities generally comply with the provisions of the
> Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) . As announced previously (Federal
> Register, May 19, 2010 , Volume 75, Number 96 , Page 28009), critical
> mission and schedule requirements may preclude the full 15 days notice
> in the Federal Register prior to advisory meetings, pursuant to the
> final rule on Federal Advisory Committee Management codified at 41 CFR
> 102-3 .150 . However, information on Gulf of Mexico oil spill meetings,
> as well as experts selected for service will be posted on the SAB Web
> site at_ http://www.epa.gov/sab as they are available. Nominees will be
> invited to serve based on: Scientific and technical expertise ,
> knowledge, and experience; availability and willingness to serve;
> absence of financial conflicts of interest; and scientific credibility
> and impartiality.
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> Request for Nominations: The SAB Staff Office is requesting
> nominations of nationally and internationally recognized experts with
> demonstrated research or operational experience assessing the
> environmental impacts and associated mitigation of impacts due to oil
> spills, oil products, oil constituents, and dispersants in air and
> water (including wetlands) media. Appropriate expertise may include one
> or more of the following disciplines: Chemistry; fate, transport and
> exposure assessment; toxicology; public health; ecology; ecotoxicology;
> risk assessment; engineering; and economics.
> Process and Deadline for Submitting Nominations : Any interested
> person or organization may nominate qualified individuals for possible
> service in the areas of expertise described above. Self -nominations are
> encouraged . Nominations should be submitted in electronic format (which
> is preferred over hard copy) following the instructions for
> --Nominating Experts to Advisory Panels and Ad Hoc Committees Being
> Formed" provided on the SAB Web site. The instructions can be accessed
> through the --Nomination of Experts" link on the blue navigational bar
> on the SAB Web site at_ http://www.epa.gov/sab . To receive full
> consideration, nominations should include all of the information
> requested.
> EPA's SAB Staff Office requests: contact information about the
> person making the nomination; contact information about the nominee;
> the disciplinary and specific areas of expertise of the nominee; the
> nominee's curriculum vitae; sources of recent grants and/or contracts;
> and a biographical sketch of the nominee indicating current position,
> educational background, research activities , and recent service on
> other national advisory committees or national professional
> organizations.
> Persons having questions about the nomination procedures, or who
> are unable to submit nominations through the SAB Web site, should
> contact Ms. Sanzone , DFO as indicated above in this notice. Nominations
> should be submitted in time to arrive no later than June 24, 2010 . EPA
> values and welcomes diversity. In an effort to obtain nominations of
> diverse candidates, EPA encourages
>
> [[Page 32770]]
>
> nominations of women and men of all racial and ethnic groups .
> The EPA SAB Staff Office will acknowledge receipt of nominations.
> The names and biosketches of qualified nominees identified by
> respondents to the Federal Register notice and additional experts
> identified by the SAB Staff will be posted on the SAB Web site at
> http://www.epa.gov/sab . Public comments on this List of Candidates will
> be accepted for 15 calendar days. The public will be requested to
> provide relevant information or other documentation on nominees that
> the SAB Staff Office should consider in evaluating candidates.
> For the EPA SAB Staff Office, a balanced subcommittee or review
> panel includes candidates who possess the necessary domains of
> knowledge, the relevant scientific perspectives (which, among other
> factors, may be influenced by work history and affiliation), and the
> collective breadth of experience to adequately address the charge . In
> establishing workgroups, the SAB Staff Office will consider information
> provided by the candidates themselves, and background information
> independently gathered by the SAB Staff Office. Selection criteria to
> be used for panel membership include: (a) Scientific and/or technical
> expertise, knowledge and experience (primary factors); (b) availability
> and willingness to serve; (c) absence of financial conflicts of
> interest; (d) absence of an appearance of a lack of impartiality; (e)
> skills working in advisory committees and panels for the Panel as a
> whole, and (f) diversity of and balance among scientific expertise and
> viewpoints.
> The SAB Staff Office's evaluation of an absence of financial
> conflicts of interest will include a review of the "Confidential
> Financial Disclosure Form for Special Government Employees Serving on
> Federal Advisory Committees at the U.S . Environmental Protection
> Agency" (EPA Form 3110-48). This confidential form allows Government
> officials to determine whether there is a statutory conflict between
> that person's public responsibilities (which includes membership on an
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> EPA Federal advisory committee) and private interests and activities,
> or the appearance of a lack of impartiality, as defined by Federal
> regulation. The form may be viewed and downloaded from the following
> URL address_ http://www.epa.gov/sab/pdf/epaform3110-48.pdf .
> The approved policy under which the EPA SAB Office selects
> subcommittees and review panels is described in the following document:
> Overview of the Panel Formation Process at the Environmental Protection
> Agency Science Advisory Board (EPA-SAB-EC-02-010), which is posted on
> the SAB Web site at_ http://www.epa.gov/sab/pdf/ec02010.pdf
>
> Dated: June 1, 2010.
> Anthony F. Maciorowski,
> Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office .
> [FR Doc. 2010-13858 Filed 6-8-10; 8:45 am)
> BILLING CODE 6560-50-P
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Subject: [Fwd: Fw: Outcomes - South Atlantic Sea Grant Programs' Oil Spill Physical Oceanography Summit)
From: Jim 0 Murray <Jim.O.Murray@noaa.gov>
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 201016:30:41 -0400
To: "cammen » Leon Cammen" <Leon.Cammen@noaa.gov>, Nikola Garber <Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov>, Oom Carlson
<Oom.Carlson@noaa.gov>, Michael Liffmann <MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov>, Joshua Brown <Joshua.Brown@noaa.gov>
Subject: Fw: Outcomes - South Atlantic Sea Grant Programs' Oil Spill Physical Oceanography Summit
From: Paul Sandifer <Paul.5andlfer@noaa.gov>
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2010 15:34:38 -0400
To: "'Irobinson@noaa.gov'· <Larry.Robinson1@noaa.gov>, ·'steve.murawskl@noaa.gov'· <Steve.Murawski@noaa.gov>,
"'robert.haddad@noaa.gov'" <Robert.Haddad@noaa.gov>
CC: "'Jim.O.Murray@noaa.gov'" <Jim.O.Murray@noaa.gov>, "'gabrielle.dreyfus@noaa.gov'" <Gabrielle.Oreyfus@noaa.gov>,
"'jacqueline.j .rousseau@noaa.gov'" <Jacqueline.J.Rousseau@noaa.gov>
FYI .
Paul
Sent from my Blackberry. PIs excuse brevity.
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From: Rick Devoe
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<robert .mahood@safmc.net> ; <billcoxifsacs.com> ; debra@secoora.org <debra.secoora .org>; Margaret A. Davidson
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Subject: Outcomes - South Atlantic Sea Grant Programs' Oil Spill Physical Oceanography Summit
June 14, 2010
TO :
FROM:
SUBJECT :
Physical
SC Sea Grant Consortium Program Advisory Board
M. Richard DeVoe, Executive Director
Outcome from the South Atlantic Sea Grant Programs ' Oil Spill
Oceanography Summit
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In the states of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina,
questions are raised by the public and legislative, executive, and business
leaders regarding whether oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) due to
the Deepwater Horizon (DH) disaster might reach southeastern US waters and
our shorelines. These questions and concerns seemed to increase following
national news reports in early June that identified potential movement of the
oil through the Gulf Stream to the East Coast of the United States.
Last week, on June 9, 2010, at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography in
Savannah, GA, the four South Atlantic state Sea Grant programs jointly
convened a roundtable of recognized physical oceanographic experts from the
region to consider, discuss, and answer questions on if, how, and when GoM
oil could arrive in our waters . A listing of the experts who participated in
the summit is attached. This memorandum reflects the combined efforts of all
individuals participating at the summit . Thanks are extended to Dr . Jim
Sanders , SKIO Director and member of the Consortium's Program Advisory Board,
for accommodating our workshop needs at his facility .
The June 9 roundtable panel reached consensus on what is generally known and
unknown about the GeM spill, and also on prospects and processes through
which the Loop Current and Gulf Stream circulation mechanism could move GeM
oil to southeastern U.S . offshore and nearshore waters . Overall , the panel
noted three distinct phenomena that must be considered: (1) oil released at
the DH site and moving within the GeM, (2) oil in various forms that may be
·captured' by the Loop Current and then transported into the Gulf Stream, and
(3) the potential for oil in its various forms to move in a westerly
direction from the Gulf Stream toward our nearshore waters and the
southeastern coastline .
The experts agreed that there are some hard realities and major questions
that limit even generaliZing about the movement of spilled Gulf oil to South
Atlantic waters. These include :
• Despite estimates by BP and federal agencies, the amount of oil that has
spilled into the GoM is essentially unknown. The actual volume of oil
spilled there will affect the chances of it reaching South Atlantic waters .
• As of this writing, authorities in the Gulf have no firm grasp as to where
spilled oil - in its various forms and concentrations - can be found within
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the GoM's water column and geographic expanse. Where oil lies in the Gulf,
and at what depth, could playa substantive role in its entrainment in and
movement via the Loop Current.
• It is still highly speculative to pinpoint the location, depth, and amounts
of GoM oil that might eventually be captured and transported by the Loop
Current over specific periods of time. Understanding the sourcing, amount,
and timing of spilled oil bleeding into this major GoM current is critical to
understanding the oil's possible ultimate transport to the southeastern U.S.
region.
• Major questions exist about the nature of the spilled oil. For instance,
how much oil has dispersed or has been degraded? How much will be degraded
in coming weeks and months? And what are the physical and chemical forms
that such degraded oil will take (e.g., slicks, tarballs, underwater plumes,
diluted at various concentrations, etc.). Such degraded oil outcomes could
affect how spilled oil will move.
At the same time, the panelists agreed that:
• Much is known about how general ocean circulation typically works in the
GoM and South Atlantic Bight, due to our knowledge about the GoM's Loop
Current, the Atlantic's Gulf Stream, and the interrelationship between them.
See the following URL for an explanation and depiction of that general
understanding:
<
<htt :/ webmail.scsea rant.or exchweb/bin/redir.as
edu >



There was unanimous agreement that the Loop Current and Gulf Stream would be
the main 'conveyor" of the Gulf 011 should it move to South Atlantic waters.
• The first major step in any movement of Gulf oil to the South Atlantic
would be its entrainment in the GoM's Loop Current. In recent weeks and as
of June 11, 2010, the Loop Current has been "pinched" at its ox-bowed (loop)
narrowing. creating an eddy separated from the Loop Current itself. This
fluctuation, manifested as a separated eddy, has acted as a barrier to major
movement of oil into the Loop Current. Thus, that action may have prevented
and delayed the movement of oil toward the Atlantic. For an animated
depiction of this eddy in relationship to the Loop Current, see:
http://omglnx6.meas.ncsu.edu/sabgom nfcast

ncsu.edu/sabgom_nfcast>
• The separated eddy now present in the Gulf, however, will either drift to
the west (which is good), as it will take entrained oil with it, or reconnect
to the Loop Current in the near future (not so good); the controlling factors
being seasonal weather trends and events and perhaps other factors that are
now poorly understood. A more fully developed Loop Current resulting from
re-attachment could reach farther north into the GoM and therefore closer to
the spill zone center, likely capturing more oil in various forms and more
fully channeling it toward the Florida Straits and possibly the Gulf Stream.
Once within the Loop Current, that oil could move from the GoM to the coastal
waters off Cape Hatteras, NC in about a month's time under typical weather
conditions.
• Once oil borne by the Loop Current reaches the southeast end of the Florida
peninsula, it then could become captured by the Gulf Steam and move to the
north, offshore of the east coasts of FL, GA, SC, and NC. (Again, see:
<

>
htt ://www.skio.us .edu ?
<http:/ webmail.scseaqrant.orq/exchweb bin
)
• The risk of having oil spill residuals come ashore ialong the southeastern
coast would be greatest along the southern portion of Florida's east coast,
due to the close proximity of the
Gulf Stream to that shoreline. Factors affecting the prospects and amounts
of oil reaching the shoreline include shearing and eddy effects along the
Gulf Stream's west (inshore) edge, prevailing winds and their speeds, and
acute weather events.
• A second area in the South Atlantic that would be at higher risk for oil
spill residuals coming ashore is at North Carolina'S Cape Hatteras and
neighboring Outer Banks beaches. Again, this would be mainly driven by
proximity of the Gulf Stream to the shore and weather events, but also by
onshore eddies and jetting actions caused by interactions of the Gulf Stream
near Hatteras with southerly flOWing currents of cooler water from the north.
• Shorelines and waters between south Florida and Cape Hatteras also could
experience visible oil deposits, diluted concentrations of oil, and other
effects. Manifestations of oil will likely be more highly dependent on acute
weather events (significant coastal storms), prevailing wind direction and
speeds over set periods of time, and seasonally-related perturbations (e.g.,
eddies, meanders, "spin-offs") along the inshore (western) edge of the Gulf
Stream.
• Due to the greater width of the continental shelf off of South Carolina,
our shoreline and waters are less likely to be impacted by Gulf oil. Deep
hard-bottom reefs and fisheries would be more vulnerable in conjunction with
upwelling of deep Gulf Stream waters associated with spin-off eddies, while
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coastal wetlands and estuaries would be the least vulnerable .
'The expert panel noted that the longer Gulf oil remains at sea, the more
likely natural degradation of the oil could take place . As such, it is
possible that oil reaching south Florida waters may be in more visible forms
(such as sheens , Slugs, and tarballs) ; while oil that makes it to Hatteras
waters may be more diluted and dissolved - and, if conspicuous at all ,
perhaps only be seen in forms such as water color/turbidity differences , thin
oily residues on contact objects, and smaller tarballs .
The summit concluded with a brief discussion of secondary (but highly
significant and concerning) effects of oil (and chemicals used as oil
dispersants) reaching southeastern U.S.
waters, which could include impacts on coastal fish, animal, and aquatic
plant health, seafood contamination issues, and compromised coastal ecosystem
functioning . It could take years to observe, document, and experience these
adverse effects . Unfortunately, our coastal observation networks and
infrastructure in and along the southeastern U.S . coastal waters and
shorelines are currently inadequate to effectively monitor and measure such
adverse effects in a timely manner .
In addition to the five experts, meeting participants included the four state
Sea Grant directors, along with the lead communicators from each program, who
were able to pose questions they have been hearing from the public , the
media, and others. This meeting was clearly an example of Sea Grant's
collaborative approach to understanding issues, its ability to draw upon its
university-based scientific expertise, and its continuing efforts to convey
technical information in an understandable format.
As a result of the meeting, the four Sea Grant programs in the South Atlantic
region will:
, Futher develop a regional website regarding Gulf oil spill information,
which can be found at www .southatlanticseaqrant .orq, and
, Develop an addendum to the recently published South Atlantic Regional
Research Plan to identify data and information needs for our region as a
result of the Deepwater Horizon incident .
, Continue to maintain information about the Gulf oil spill on their
respective Sea Grant Web sites (see www .scseaqrant . orq for a link to the
Consortium'S oil spill Web page) .
Please feel to contact me at 843-953-2078 or rick.devoeascseaqrant .orq if you
have any questions about this meeting, or the Consortium'S current and
prospective roles on this issue from a scientific, educational, technical
assistance, and communications perspective .
Thank you.
M. Richard DeVoe
Executive Director
S.C. Sea Grant Consortium
287 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
P: 843-953-2078
F: 843-953-2080
E:
W: www.scseagrant.org
"Science Serving South Carolina's Coast"
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Subject: [Fwd: Details on Florida Sea Grant Rapid Response PO Grant ($50K)]
From: "Nikola.Garber' <Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov>
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 201011:03:12 -0400
To: Michael Liffmann <MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov>
--Original Message --
Subject: Details on Florida Sea Grant Rapid Response PD Grant ($50K)
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 201010:51:36 -0400
From: Havens,Karl <khavens@UFL.EDU>
To: Nikola.Garber <Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov>
CC: Havens,Karl <khavens@UFL.EDU>, Whitehouse,Jacquelyn H <jhw04@UFL.EDU> ,
Harvey,Edwin J,JR <ejh@UFL.EDU>, Spranger,Michael S <spranger@UFL.EDU>,
Sidman,Charles F <csidman@UFL.EDU>
Kola,
As noted, when we submitted the proposal for the $50K, following the guidance provided by the NSGO,
the proposal and 90-2 only stated that we would use the funds in support of rapid-response research
needed to address issues related to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. In the time since then, we have four
proposals lined up for funding, so it is possible to provide you and the reviewers with more details (below).
Thank you,
Karl
Florida Sea Grant College Program
Rapid Response Proposals to be Funded with $50K of Special Funds from the NSGO
Project 1
Title: Effects of oiling on oyster resources in the big bend region of Florida
PI: Bill Pine and Peter Frederick, University of Florida, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
Department
lof4 8/10/2010 12:49 PM
[Fwd: Details on Florida Sea Grant Rapid Response PD Grant ($SOK)]
Funds: $9,864
Brief Summary: This project will quantify oyster reef population metrics (density, population size structure
and viability) across environmental gradients in the big bend area that may be impacted by contamination
from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The study will provide a monitoring framework and baseline data for
use in assessing post oil spill impacts to oyster reef communities or for use in development of reference
sites for comparing impacted Gulf coast locations with non-impacted locations. The study also includes a
power analysis that will be used to update the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service's
(FDACS) oyster reef monitoring protocol to determine likelihood of detecting a population level response.
Project partners include the FDACS and the commercial oyster industry.
Project 2
Title:
PI:
Funds:
Pre-spill assessment of seagrass along Florida's Gulf coast
Tom Frazer, University of Florida, Program for Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
$9,997
Brief Summary: This project builds on a 50 station long-term seagrass assessment project that has been
ongoing since 1997 with enhanced sampling intensity during what is anticipated to be a 'pre-spill' period of
time in the upcoming months . The investigators will document health of seagrass with metrics
characterizing assemblage composition, production, and stress. The study will establish a baseline for
comparison should oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill reach Florida's coast.
Project 3
Title: Tracing the intrusion of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill into coastal food webs with natural
abundance radiocarbon (14C)
PI:
Funds:
Jeff Chanton, Florida State University
$9,950
20f4
Brief Summary: This study builds on an ongoing Sea Grant funded research project and will trace the fate
of oil, its derivatives, and associated dispersants on coastal ecosystems in the panhandle region of
Florida. The baseline sampling that has been done and upcoming sampling before oil reaches the region
will allow the investigators to compare the 14C signature of food webs prior to, during and after oil impact
as well as across a spatial gradient of impact severity. The underlying hypothesis tested in this study is
that oil enters the coastal ecosystem via the microbial food web and is subsequently transferred to higher
trophic levels.
8/10/2010 12:49 PM
[Fwd: Details on Florida Sea Grant Rapid Response PD Grant ($50K)]
Project 4
Title:
PI:
Funds:
Oil contamination as a driver of archaea abundance in the Gulf of Mexico
Eric Triplett
$4,523
30f4
Brief Summary: This study will quantify the abundance and diversity of archaea from the Florida coast
along a transect to the center of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. isolate archea from the water and test
their ability to degrade petroleum. Halophilic archaea thrive in high salt environment where other bacteria
cannot survive. It is likely that the oil spill has enhanced their density in the Gulf and perhaps also their
ability to degrade oil. Understanding their capacity to perform this activity is critical to long-term prediction
of oil degradation in offshore and coastal waters.
The remaining funds (approximately $16K) will be used to support additional rapid-response research,
extension and communication efforts related to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Karl Havens, Ph.D., Director
Florida Sea Grant College Program
University of Florida
803 McCarty Drive. PO Box 110400
Gainesville. Florida 32611-0400
Phone: (352) 392-5870
Fax: (352) 392-5113
E-mail: khavens@ufl.edu
Website: Florida Sea Grant
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UFIFiO'RiDA
IFAS
Kola Garber, Ph.D.
Assistant Director for Administration
NOAA Sea Grant
1315 East-West Highway
SSMC3, RISG, Rm 11752
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Tel: (301) 734-1079
Fax: (301) 713-0799
E-mail: nikola.garber@noaa.gov
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For your Florida Sea Grant Rapid Response PD Grant ($50K)] evaluation
Subject: For your Florida Sea Grant Rapid Response PD Grant ($50K)] evaluation
From: Michael Liffmann <MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov>
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 201011 :12:23 -0400
To: Miguel Lugo <MigueI.Lugo@noaa.gov>, Chelsea Lowes <Chelsea.Lowes@noaa.gov>, Leonard Pace
<Leonard. Pace@noaa.gov>
CC: Jonathan Eigen <Jonathan.Eigen@noaa.gov>
AII-- See below for additional details that might help you in the proposal evaluation process. ML
---- Original Message --
Subject: [Fwd: Details on Florida Sea Grant Rapid Response PD Grant ($50K)]
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 201011 :03:12 -0400
From: Nikola.Garber <Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov>
To: Michael Liffmann <MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov>
----- Original Message ---
Subject: Details on Florida Sea Grant Rapid Response PD Grant ($50K)
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2010 10:51:36 -0400
From: Havens,Karl <khavens@UFL.EDU>
To: Nikola.Garber <Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov>
CC: Havens,Karl <khavens@UFL.EDU>, Whitehouse,Jacquelyn H <jhw04@UFL.EDU>,
Harvey,Edwin J,JR <ejh@UFL.EDU>, Spranger,Michael S <spranger@UFL.EDU>,
Sidman,Charles F <csidman@UFL.EDU>
Kola,
As noted, when we submitted the proposal for the $50K, following the guidance provided by the NSGO,
the proposal and 90-2 only stated that we would use the funds in support of rapid-response research
needed to address issues related to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. In the time since then, we have four
proposals lined up for funding, so it is possible to provide you and the reviewers with more details (below).
Thank you,
Karl
Florida Sea Grant College Program
10f4 8110/2010 12:49 PM
For your Florida Sea Grant Rapid Response PD Grant ($50K)] evaluation
Rapid Response Proposals to be Funded with $50K of Special Funds from the NSGO
Project 1
Title: Effects of oiling on oyster resources in the big bend region of Florida
PI: Bill Pine and Peter Frederick, University of Florida, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
Department
Funds: $9,864
Brief Summary: This project will quantify oyster reef population metrics (density, population size structure
and viability) across environmental gradients in the big bend area that may be impacted by contamination
from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The study will provide a monitoring framework and baseline data for
use in assessing post oil spill impacts to oyster reef communities or for use in development of reference
sites for comparing impacted Gulf coast locations with non-impacted locations. The study also includes a
power analysis that will be used to update the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service's
(FDACS) oyster reef monitoring protocol to determine likelihood of detecting a population level response.
Project partners include the FDACS and the commercial oyster industry.
Project 2
Title:
PI:
Funds:
Pre-spill assessment of seagrass along Florida's Gulf coast
Tom Frazer, University of Florida, Program for Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
$9,997
Brief Summary: This project builds on a 50 station long-term seagrass assessment project that has been
ongoing since 1997 with enhanced sampling intensity during what is anticipated to be a 'pre-spill' period of
time in the upcoming months. The investigators will document health of seagrass with metrics
characterizing assemblage composition, production, and stress. The study will establish a baseline for
comparison should oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill reach Florida's coast.
Project 3
Title: Tracing the intrusion of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill into coastal food webs with natural
abundance radiocarbon (14C)
2 0f4
PI:
Funds:
Jeff Chanton, Florida State University
$9,950
8/10/201012:49 PM
For your Florida Sea Grant Rapid Response PD Grant ($50K)] evaluation
Brief Summary: This study builds on an ongoing Sea Grant funded research project and will trace the fate
of oil, its derivatives. and associated dispersants on coastal ecosystems in the panhandle region of
Florida. The baseline sampling that has been done and upcoming sampling before oil reaches the region
will allow the investigators to compare the 14C signature of food webs prior to. during and after oil impact
as well as across a spatial gradient of impact severity. The underlying hypothesis tested in this study is
that oil enters the coastal ecosystem via the microbial food web and is subsequently transferred to higher
trophic levels.
Project 4
Title:
PI:
Funds:
Oil contamination as a driver of archaea abundance in the Gulf of Mexico
Eric Triplett
$4,523
30f4
Brief Summary: This study will quantify the abundance and diversity of archaea from the Florida coast
along a transect to the center of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, isolate archea from the water and test
their ability to degrade petroleum. Halophilic archaea thrive in high salt environment where other bacteria
cannot survive . It is likely that the oil spill has enhanced their density in the Gulf and perhaps also their
ability to degrade oil. Understanding their capacity to perform this activity is critical to long-term prediction
of oil degradation in offshore and coastal waters.
The remaining funds (approximately $16K) will be used to support additional rapid-response research,
extension and communication efforts related to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Karl Havens, Ph.D., Director
Florida Sea Grant College Program
University of Florida
803 McCarty Drive, PO Box 110400
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For your Florida Sea Grant Rapid Response PD Grant ($50K)] evaluation
Gainesville, Florida 32611-0400
Phone: (352) 392-5870
Fax: (352) 392-5113
E-mail: khavens@ufl.edu
Website: Florida Sea Grant
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Kola Garber, Ph.D.
Assistant Director for Administration
NOAA Sea Grant
1315 East-West Highway
SSMC3, R/SG, Rm 11752
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Tel : (301) 734-1079
Fax : (301) 713-0799
E-mail : nikola.garber@noaa .gov
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Subject: [SGRFP-L] Request for Proposals for BP Funds - Attachment Included
From: David L Nieland <dniela@LSU.EDU>
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2010 07:26:27 -0500
To: SGRFP-L@L1STSERV.LSU.EDU
Dear colleagues,
Please see funding opportunity below and attached. Although only LSU-BR and LSU AgCenter faculty
are eligible to compete for this funding, collaborations with colleagues at colleges and universities
throughout the Gulf region are highly encouraged.
Good luck!
David L. Nieland
Manager - Operations
Louisiana Sea Grant College Program
233 Sea Grant Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge I LA 70803
Voice: 225-578-6373
Fax: 225-578-6331
Cell: 225-939-0577
www.laseagrant.org
http://gulfseagrant.tamu.edu/oilspill/index.htm
LSU has received $5 million from BP f
or research consistent with the aims of BP's broader program known as the Gulf of Mexico Research
Initiative, which is "to investigate the fate and effects of oil, dispersed oil, and dispersant on the
ecosystems of the Gulf of Mexico and affected coastal states in a broad context of improving
fundamental understanding of environmental stresses".
We are pleased to issue the attached Request for Proposals (RFP). We anticipate funding up to $2
million in response to this RFP, with the anticipation that we will issue another RFP for the remaining
BP funds in about a year. Proposals will be reviewed externally through Louisiana Sea Grant as
described in the RFP. We encourage multl-dlsclpllnary and/or multi-institutional proposals. Projects
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that are collaborative between LSU and the Florida Institute of Oceanography and/or the Northern Gulf
Institute are strongly encouraged.
I thank all persons involved in securing the BP funds for LSU. These funds provide a great resource to
help our researchers put their significant expertise to use to advance fundamental knowledge of
environmental stresses on the Gulf of Mexico.
Sincerely,
Doris Carver
Interim Vice Chancellor
Office of Research and Economic Development
Holly M. Carruth
Assistant to the Interim Vice Chancellor
LSU Office of Research and Economic Development
130 David Boyd Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-7696 Fax: 225-578-5983
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From: Jim 0 Murray <Jim.D.Murray@noaa.gov>
Date : Fri. 23 Jul2010 13:40:09-0400
To: "cammen »Leon Cammen" <Leon .Cammen@noaa.gov>. Nikola Garber <Nikola .Garber@noaa.gov>. Dom Carlson <Dom.Carlson@noaa.gov>. Michael
Uffmann <MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov>. Heather Triezenberg <Heather.Triezenberg@noaa.gov>. Jacky Haskell <Jacky .Haskell@noaa.gov>
FYI . Jim
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From: Shelby Walker <Shelby.Walker@noaa.gov>
Date: Fri, 23 Jul2010 11:12:59-0400
To : _DWH Science Box <DWH.Science.Box@noaa.gov>
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Date: Fri . 23 Jul2010 11:10:37 -0400
From: Rachel Wilhelm <RacheI.Wilhelm@noaa.gov>
To: OiLDWH <dwh.staff@noaa.gov>
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From: NOAA Communications <Press.ReleaseS@noaa.gov>
Date : Fri. 23 Jul2010 11:06:03-0400
To : Internalpa.dislribution@noaa.gov
JOINT NEWS RELEASE
NATIONAL OCEANIC &
ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTEOION AGENCY
OFFICE OF SaENCE &TECHNOLOGY POUCY
Contacts : Rachel WilhelmINOAA. 202-482-3978
Shannon Gilson/DOC. 202-482-3035
Phil Larson/OSTP. 202-456-6043
EPA Press Office . 202-564-6794
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 23.2010
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the White House Office of Science and
Technology Pol icy (OSTP) today released its second peer-reviewed. analytical summary report about subsurface 011monitoring in the Gulf of Mexico. The report
contains preliminary data collected at 227 sampling stations extending from one to 52 kilometers from the Deepwater HorizonlBP wellhead. Data shows
movement of subsurface oil is consistent with ocean currents and that concentrations continue to be more diffuse as you move away from the source of the leak.
This confirms the findings of the previous report .
The report comes from the Joint Analysis Group (JAG) . which is comprised of the afore mentioned agencies and was established to facilitate cooperation and
coordination among the best scientific minds across the government and provide a coordinated analysis of informa tion related to subsea monitoring in the Gulf of
Mexico.
The JAG report contains data analysis of fluorometric measurements and comments on the methods used to monitor dissolved oxygen levels. Data were
collected on the RN Brooks McCall, RN Ocean Veritas. RN Walton Smith, NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson and NOAA Ship Gordon Gunter between May 19 and
June 19.2010. The f1uoromelric data provide additional information on the likely presence of sub-surface oil and its location in the water column. The report
indicates that subsurface oil concentrations are highest near the wellhead and become more diffuse farther away from the source .
Over the course of multiple research missions conducted in the last three months. scientists have employed and tested many techniques to better understand the
extent of this unprecedented oil spill and have found fluorometric sampling to be useful to help identify the location and concentration of subsurface oil.
Fluorometers use light waves to detect anomalies in the water column . Researchers deployed water sampling devices In areas where the anomalies were
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detected to collect samples which are undergoing chemical analysis in the labs to determine the actual levels of hydrocarbons present.
Conclusions based on the f1uorometric data in this report include:
• Auorometry measurements show repeated signals between approximately 3,300 feet (1,000 meters) and 4,300 feet (1,300 meters) deep that are
consistent with diffused oil in the water.
• The fluorometric signal is strongest near the wellhead and decreases with distance, which is consistent with previous sampling ,
• Average fluorescence in the depths of interest - 3,300 feet and 4,300 feet - at sampled locations range from 4 to 7 parts per million (ppm). This estimated
value is slightly higher than the laboratory-confirmed values previously reported by the JAG, which at their highest , near the wellhead , were approximately 1
t02 ppm.
• It is important to note that fluorescence techniques also detect other natural organic substances ilthe water . leading to the existence of a background level
of fluorescence throughout the water column . This means that the measured fluorometer signal is not solely attributable to Deepwater HorizonlBP oil.
• For the areas sampled, the fluorescence data indicate movement primarily west-southwest until June 2. In mid-June, fluorescence indicates movement
toward the northeast within the Gulf. These movements are generally consistent with observed ocean currents in the area.
"The Joint Analysis Group is working to ensure the vast amounts of data being collected in the Gulf are compiled, synthesized and analyzed in a
comprehensive manner. This is the best way to ensure the Unified Command is benefitting from a full understanding of the available information. and that
relevant findings and lessons are being shared with the responders as well as the broader research community: said Steve MuraWSki, NOAA's Chief Scientist for
Fisheries and the head of the Joint Analysis Group.
Dissolved Oxygen
Dissolved oxygen levels are being continuously monitored as part of the EPA monitoring protocols required for the use of subsea dispersants . Dissolved oxygen
measurements sometimes show a drop in dissolved oxygen at or below a depth of 1,000 meters. althoug, these drops were not severe enough to indicate
impending hypoxic conditions.
Scientists continue to study these data and have noted that these lower dissolved oxygen readings lI'e the same depths where elevated levels of fluorescence
have been detected and where prior work. presented in the first JAG report , has identified elevated concentrations of oil in water samples .
Decreases in dissolved oxygen concentrations may be related to a breakdown of oil by oxygen-consumhg microbes. There are also concems that the
instruments used to monitor oil may be affected by that oil in the water. As a way to confirm the dssolved oxygen measurements. the JAG has recommended the
use of a second , complementary. dissolved oxygen testing system. called Winkler titrations, be added to all monitoring ships.
The recommended Winkler titration system is more difficult to perform, but it is a more precise measurement method that involves taking discrete water samples
and conducting a chemical analysis on board the ship, While the dissolved oxygen sensors most often used provide a continuous stream of data, the Winkler
titration provides deflnitive readings at specific locations. A comparison of results from the conventional sensors and Winkler titration will help verify the sensor
data and uncover any interference by the oil or other confounding factors.
On the Web:
Joint Analysis Group: http://ecowatch,ncddc ,noaa,gov/JAG
NOAA Science Missions, Data: http://www.noaa.gov/sciencemissionslbpoilspill.htrnl
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Subject: Fwd: Special Oil Spill Newsletter for public
From: Michael Littmann <MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul2010 08:47:09 ·0400
To: Leon Cammen <Leon.Cammen@noaa.gov>, Kola Garber <Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov>, Jim Murray <Jim.D.Murray@noaa.gov>,
Joshua Brown <Joshua.Brown@noaa.gov>
See the link that Mike sent us yesterday. Kola-there is an oil and dispersants link of interest to your AL connection. M
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Date: Wed, 28 Jul2010 15:09:36 -0400
From: Spranger,Michael S <spranger@UFL.EDU>
To: Michael Liffmann <MichaeI.Liffmann@noaa.gov>, Gene Kim <Gene.Kim@noaa.gov>
CC: Havens,Kart <khavens@UFL.EDU>, jandmwoeste@juno.com <jandmwoeste@juno.com>
Mike, Gene,
I thought I would share with you the Special Edition: Gulf Oil Spill that our county extension faculty in the Florida Panhandle recently put
together. I think this is an excellent example of our extension agents working together, and answering pertinent questions that they
have been hearing over the past 95 days. Please share as appropriate. They al so have a website for this newsletter online.
http://lyra.ifas.ufl .edu/LyraServlet?command=getNewsletter&soid=PanhandleOutdoorsMay-August2010&countvlD=nwdistrict.ifas.ufl .edu
Mike Spranger, PhD
Associate Dean for Environment and Natural Resources
University of Florida IFAS Extension
Associate Director for Extension and Education
Florida Sea Grant College Program
Professor, Dept. of Family, Youth and Community Sciences
University of Florida
POB 110405
Gainesville, FL 32611-0405
Tele: 352-392-1837 Fax: 352-392-5113
Email: spranger@ufl .edu
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Subject: [Fwd: REQUEST: Workshop information (due ASAP)]
From: Jim D Murray <Jim.D.Murray@noaa.gov>
Date: Mon, 02 Aug 2010 12:32:45 -0400
To: Joshua Brown <Joshua.Brown@noaa.gov>
Josh, Can you deal with this and get to Frank ASAP? Thanks , Jim
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From: Frank Parker <Frank.Parker@noaa.gov>
Date: Mon, 02 Aug 2010 11:24:12 -0400
To: NOAA DWH Science Box <DWH.Science.Box@noaa.gov>
Hi team,
I am collecting some information to populate the Quad Charts and need your
help. For the following workshops I need to know (1) how many attendees
there were, (2) how many were external to NOAA, and (3) how many
organizations were represented:
Dispersant Use (May 26)
LSU Science Symposium (June 3--200 participants)
Marine Mammal and Turtle Toxicology (June 30)
Oil Spill Response (July 1)
Deepwater Exploration (July 23--60 participants)
Sea Grant Listening Sessions (?)
Please send this material or indicate who I should connect with for this
information ASAP (by 1 pm would be ideal)
Thanks,
frank
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