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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA
In Re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig “Deepwater
Horizon” in the Gulf of Mexico, on April
20, 2010

This document relates to all actions.

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MDL NO. 2179

SECTION J


HONORABLE CARL J.
BARBIER

MAGISTRATE JUDGE
SHUSHAN


Bon Secour Fisheries, Inc., et al., individually
and on behalf of themselves and all others
similarly situated,

Plaintiffs,

v.

BP Exploration & Production Inc; BP
America Production Company; BP p.l.c.,

Defendants.

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Civil Action No. 12-970

SECTION J


HONORABLE CARL J.
BARBIER

MAGISTRATE JUDGE
SHUSHAN


DEEPWATER HORIZON ECONOMIC AND PROPERTY DAMAGES SETTLEMENT
AGREEMENT
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS ................................................................................................................. i
RECITALS ..................................................................................................................................... 1
1. CLASS DEFINITION. ........................................................................................................... 3
2. EXCLUSIONS FROM THE ECONOMIC AND PROPERTY DAMAGES SETTLEMENT
CLASS DEFINITION. ........................................................................................................... 8
3. EXPRESSLY RESERVED CLAIMS. ................................................................................. 12
4. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SETTLEMENT. ................................................................ 12
5. SETTLEMENT BENEFITS. ................................................................................................ 28
5.2. SEAFOOD COMPENSATION PROGRAM. .............................................................. 29
5.3. ECONOMIC DAMAGE COMPENSATION. ............................................................. 29
5.4. SUBSISTENCE DAMAGE COMPENSATION. ........................................................ 31
5.5. VoO CHARTER PAYMENT ....................................................................................... 32
5.6. VESSEL PHYSICAL DAMAGE COMPENSATION. ............................................... 33
5.7. COASTAL REAL PROPERTY DAMAGE COMPENSATION ................................ 33
5.8. WETLANDS REAL PROPERTY DAMAGE COMPENSATION ............................. 33
5.9. REAL PROPERTY SALES DAMAGE COMPENSATION....................................... 34
6. CLAIMS APPEAL PROCESS ............................................................................................. 54
7. PRELIMINARY APPROVAL BY THE COURT AND CLASS CERTIFICATION. ........ 61
8. NOTICE AND FAIRNESS HEARING. .............................................................................. 63
9. COMMUNICATIONS TO THE PUBLIC. .......................................................................... 68
10. RELEASE AND DISMISSAL OF ALL CLAIMS AND OTHER PROTECTIONS. ..... 68
11. ASSIGNMENT AND PROTECTIONS. .......................................................................... 75
12. DENIAL OF WRONGDOING OR LIABILITY. ............................................................ 75
13. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES................................................................. 77
14. PLAINTIFFS’ COUNSEL’S ATTORNEY’S FEES AND COSTS. ............................... 78
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15. FINAL ORDER AND JUDGMENT, DISMISSAL WITH PREJUDICE. ...................... 79
16. COOPERATION OF PARTIES AS TO CONSUMMATION OF SETTLEMENT........ 80
17. COOPERATION OF PARTIES AS TO SUPPORT OF SETTLEMENT. ...................... 80
18. CONTINUING JURISDICTION. .................................................................................... 81
19. STAY OR ADJOURNMENT OF ALL PROCEEDINGS. .............................................. 82
20. DUTIES OF ECONOMIC CLASS COUNSEL. .............................................................. 82
21. ILLEGALITY OR UNENFORCEABILITY OF PROVISIONS. .................................... 82
22. PRESERVATION OF CONFIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS. ............................................. 85
23. INTERPRETATION......................................................................................................... 85
24. NO PENALTY OR FINE. ................................................................................................ 86
25. AGREEMENT MUTUALLY PREPARED. .................................................................... 86
26. BINDING AND ENTIRE AGREEMENT. ...................................................................... 86
27. RECEIPT OF ADVICE OF COUNSEL........................................................................... 86
28. EXTENSION OF TIME AND MINISTERIAL CHANGES. .......................................... 87
29. EXECUTION OF AGREEMENT IN COUNTERPARTS. ............................................. 87
30. DECEASED, DISSOLVED OR BANKRUPT CLASS MEMBERS. ............................. 87
31. MINOR AND INCOMPETENT CLASS MEMBER SETTLEMENT PROVISION. .... 87
32. NO TAX ADVICE. .......................................................................................................... 89
33. NO OTHER RIGHTS OR REMEDIES. .......................................................................... 89
34. NOTICE ............................................................................................................................ 90
35. WAIVER........................................................................................................................... 90
36. APPLICABLE LAW ........................................................................................................ 90
37. GUARANTOR ................................................................................................................. 90
38. DEFINITIONS. ................................................................................................................. 91

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ECONOMIC AND PROPERTY DAMAGES SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT
(Subject to Court Approval)

This AGREEMENT,
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dated as of April 18, 2012, is made and entered into by and
among (i) defendants BP Exploration & Production Inc. and BP America Production Company
(hereinafter the “BP PARTIES”), by and through their attorneys, and (ii) PLAINTIFFS, on
behalf of the ECONOMIC AND PROPERTY DAMAGES SETTLEMENT CLASS, by and
through the I NTERI M CLASS COUNSEL, in the DEEPWATER HORI ZON ECONOMI C
LI TI GATI ON. The purpose of this Agreement is to settle all and only the RELEASED
CLAI MS of the Economic Class, PLAINTIFFS, and ECONOMI C CLASS MEMBERS
against all and only the RELEASED PARTI ES.
RECITALS
A. BP Exploration & Production Inc. and BP America Production Company are
corporations organized under the laws of the State of Delaware, engaged in the business of oil
and gas production, exploration and/or development.
B. ECONOMIC CLASS REPRESENTATIVES are the named plaintiffs in the
Economic and Property Damage Class Complaint (the “ACTION”) entitled Bon Secour
Fisheries, Inc. v. BP, filed April 16, 2012 in the COURT.
C. The Action alleges federal statutory and maritime claims, including violations of
the Oil Pollution Act, negligence, gross negligence, willful misconduct, strict liability,
negligence per se, nuisance, and other claims. Plaintiffs in the Action seek compensatory
damages, punitive damages, other damages and declaratory relief on behalf of themselves and
the Economic Class Members, and all such claims, damages and theories of liability, unless
expressly reserved, are extinguished, discharged and released by the terms of this Agreement.

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The first time defined terms appear in this Agreement, they are set forth in bold and all capital letters for emphasis.
Thereafter, they are set forth with initial capital letters only.
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D. Plaintiffs contend they would prevail in litigation. BP disputes and denies the
Plaintiffs’ claims, has raised various affirmative and legal and other defenses, and contends that
it would prevail in litigation.
E. After careful consideration, Plaintiffs, Interim Class Counsel and the
PROPOSED ECONOMI C CLASS COUNSEL have concluded that it is in the best interests of
Plaintiffs and the Economic Class to compromise and settle certain claims asserted by the
Economic Class against BP and other Released Parties in the Deepwater Horizon Economic
Litigation in consideration of the terms and benefits of the SETTLEMENT set forth in this
Agreement. After arm’s length negotiations with BP’s COUNSEL, Plaintiffs and Proposed
Economic Class Counsel have considered, among other things, (1) the complexity, expense, and
likely duration of the litigation; (2) the stage of the litigation and amount of discovery
completed; (3) the potential for Plaintiffs or BP prevailing on the merits; and (4) the range of
possible recovery and certainty of damages; and have determined the Agreement is fair,
reasonable, adequate and in the best interests of Plaintiffs and the Economic Class Members.
F. BP has concluded that, in light of the costs, risks, burden, and delay of litigation,
Settlement in this complex litigation is appropriate. In this regard, BP and BP’s Counsel agree
that this Agreement is fair, reasonable, and an adequate resolution of the Deepwater Horizon
Economic Litigation.
G. The PARTIES agree that this Agreement is subject to the EFFECTIVE DATE.
Nevertheless, to facilitate the expeditious resolution of CLAIMS for the benefit of the Economic
Class, the Parties have agreed to a TRANSITION PROCESS, and for the establishment of a
Court-supervised settlement program to take effect within thirty days of the PRELIMINARY
APPROVAL ORDER (or as otherwise ordered by the Court).
H. The Parties further agree that an Economic Class Member determined to qualify
for one or more SETTLEMENT PAYMENTS shall have the option to receive prompt payment
of such compensation prior to the Effective Date upon the execution of an INDIVIDUAL
RELEASE. The BP Parties’ obligation to make Settlement Payments to any qualifying
Economic Class Member who signs an Individual Release prior to the Effective Date, and the
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terms of every such Individual Release, shall be fully enforceable, binding and irrevocable,
regardless of whether the Effective Date occurs.
NOW THEREFORE, it is agreed that the foregoing recitals are hereby expressly
incorporated into this Agreement, and made a part hereof, and further, that in consideration of
the agreements, promises, and mutual covenants, representations and warranties set forth in this
Agreement; the benefits, payments, assignments and RELEASE described in this Agreement;
the entry by the Court of a FI NAL ORDER AND JUDGMENT as described below; and for
such other good and valuable consideration the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby
acknowledged, this Action shall be settled, compromised and resolved as between BP, the
Released Parties and the Economic Class under and subject to the following terms and
conditions:

1. CLASS DEFINITION.
Economic and Property Damages Settlement Class shall mean the NATURAL
PERSONS and ENTI TI ES defined in this Section 1, subject to the EXCLUSIONS in Section 2
below. If a person or entity is included within the geographical descriptions in Section 1.1 or
Section 1.2, and their claims meet the descriptions of one or more of the Damage Categories
described in Section 1.3, that person or entity is a member of the Economic and Property
Damages Settlement Class, unless the person or entity is excluded under Section 2:
1.1. Individuals. Unless otherwise specified, all Natural Persons residing in the
United States who, at any time between April 20, 2010 and April 16, 2012, lived
in, worked in, were offered and accepted work in, owned or leased real or
personal property located within, or owned or leased or worked on a vessel
harbored or HOME PORTED in the States of Louisiana, Mississippi, or
Alabama, the counties of Chambers, Galveston, Jefferson and Orange in the State
of Texas, or the counties of Bay, Calhoun, Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, Dixie,
Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Hernando, Hillsborough, Holmes, Jackson,
Jefferson, Lee, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Manatee, Monroe, Okaloosa, Pasco, Pinellas,
Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Taylor, Wakulla, Walton and Washington in the State of
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Florida, including all adjacent Gulf waters, bays, estuaries, straits, and other tidal
or brackish waters within the States of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, or those
described counties of Texas or Florida (the “GULF COAST AREAS”) (Exhibit
22), or the U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico and all adjacent bays, estuaries,
straits, and other tidal or brackish waters within the Gulf Coast Areas, as
specifically shown and described in Exhibit 23 (“SPECI FI ED GULF
WATERS”), or worked on a vessel in Specified Gulf Waters after April 20, 2009.
With respect to SEAFOOD CREW
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Claims, persons must have worked on a
vessel that landed SEAFOOD in the Gulf Coast Areas after April 20, 2009.
and
1.2. Entities. All Entities doing business or operating in the Gulf Coast Areas or
Specified Gulf Waters that:
1.2.1. at any time from April 20, 2010 to April 16, 2012, owned, operated, or
leased a physical facility in the Gulf Coast Areas or Specified Gulf Waters
and (A) sold products in the Gulf Coast Areas or Specified Gulf Waters (1)
directly to CONSUMERS or END USERS of those products or (2) to
another Entity that sold those products directly to Consumers or End Users
of those products, or (B) regularly purchased Seafood harvested from
Specified Gulf Waters in order to produce goods for resale;
1.2.2. are service businesses with one or more full-time employees (including
owner-operators) who performed their full-time services while physically
present in the Gulf Coast Areas or Specified Gulf Waters at any time from
April 20, 2010 to April 16, 2012; or
1.2.3. owned, operated, or leased a vessel that (1) was Home Ported in the Gulf
Coast Areas at any time from April 20, 2010 to April 16, 2012, or (2)
landed Seafood in the Gulf Coast Areas at any time from April 20, 2009 to

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See Seafood Distribution Chain Definitions, Exhibit 3. Exhibit 3 contains definitions for a wide variety of
participants in the Seafood industry, including Seafood Crew, Commercial Fisherman, Oyster Leaseholders, and
Seafood Vessel Owner.
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April 16, 2012; or
1.2.4. owned or leased REAL PROPERTY in the Gulf Coast Areas at any time
from April 20, 2010 to April 16, 2012;
1.3. Individuals and Entities who meet the geographical descriptions of Sections 1.1 or
1.2 above are included in the Economic Class only if their Claims meet the
descriptions of one or more of the Damage Categories described below.
1.3.1. The following are summaries of the Damage Categories, which are fully
described in the attached Exhibits 1A-15:
1.3.1.1. SEAFOOD COMPENSATION PROGRAM. Damages suffered by a
COMMERCIAL FISHERMAN, Seafood Crew, or SEAFOOD
VESSEL OWNER that owned, operated, leased or worked on a vessel
that (1) was Home Ported in the Gulf Coast Areas at any time from April
20, 2010 to April 16, 2012, or (2) Landed Seafood in the Gulf Coast Areas
at any time from April 20, 2009 to April 16, 2012; and damages suffered
by, inter alia, OYSTER LEASEHOLDERS and IFQ Owners. (Exhibit
10). Claims for Economic Damage arising from the fishing, processing,
selling, catching, or harvesting of menhaden (or “pogy”) fish are excluded
from the Seafood Compensation Program and other Economic Damage
Claims under this Agreement.
1.3.1.2. Economic Damage Category. Loss of income, earnings or profits suffered
by Natural Persons or Entities as a result of the DEEPWATER
HORIZON INCIDENT, subject to certain Exclusions. (Exhibits 16-19)
1.3.1.3. Subsistence Damage Category. Damages suffered by Natural Persons
who fish or hunt to harvest, catch, barter, consume or trade Gulf of
Mexico natural resources, including Seafood and GAME, in a traditional
or customary manner, to sustain their basic or family dietary, economic
security, shelter, tool or clothing needs, and who relied upon Subsistence
resources that were diminished or restricted in the geographic region used
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by the CLAIMANT due to or resulting from the Deepwater Horizon
Incident. (Exhibit 9)
1.3.1.4. VoO Charter Payment Category. Damages suffered by Natural Persons or
Entities who registered to participate in BP’s Vessels of Opportunity
(“VoO”) program and executed a VoO MASTER VESSEL CHARTER
AGREEMENT with BP, Lawson, USMS, USES, DRC, or any other BP
subcontractor as CHARTERER, and completed the initial VoO training
program.
1.3.1.5. Vessel Physical Damage Category. Physical damage that was sustained
by an eligible Claimant’s eligible vessel due to or resulting from the
Deepwater Horizon Incident or the Deepwater Horizon Incident response
cleanup operations, including the Vessels of Opportunity Program.
(Exhibit 14)
1.3.1.6. Coastal Real Property Damage Category. Damages alleged by a Coastal
Real Property Claimant that meet the requirements set forth in the Coastal
Real Property Claim Framework.
1.3.1.7. Wetlands Real Property Damage Category. Damages alleged by a
Wetlands Real Property Damage Claimant that meet the requirements set
forth in the Wetlands Real Property Claim Framework.
1.3.1.8. Real Property Sales Damage Category. Damages alleged by a Real
Property Sales Claimant that meet the requirements set forth in the Real
Property Sales Framework.
1.3.1.9. Individuals/Employees in Otherwise Excluded Oil and Gas, Gaming,
Banking, Insurance, Funds, Defense Contractors, Developers Industries,
and any Entity selling or marketing BP-branded fuel (including jobbers
and branded dealers): As more fully described in Exhibit 16 and Section
5.10 below, individuals and employees of businesses and employers in
these otherwise excluded industries described in Section 2 may submit
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Claims for Economic Damage outside of these excluded industries, and
may pursue all other recovery permitted under other aspects of the
Settlement.
1.3.1.10. Individuals/Employees in Support Services to Oil and Gas Industry: As
more fully described in Exhibit 16 and Section 5.10 below, individuals
and employees of businesses/employers in the SUPPORT SERVICES
TO OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY, described in Exhibit 16 may submit
Claims for Economic Damage incurred as a result of their employment
in the Support Services to Oil and Gas Industry for (i) non-moratoria
business interruption from Support Services to Oil and Gas Industry
activities and (ii) non oil and gas industry Economic Damages due to or
resulting from the Deepwater Horizon Incident, except for moratoria
claims. As is also more fully described in Exhibit 16, these individuals
and employees may also pursue Claims for other Economic Damage
outside the Support Service to Oil and Gas Industry, and may pursue all
other recovery permitted under other aspects of the Settlement.
1.3.1.11. Businesses/Employers in Otherwise Excluded Gaming, Banking,
Insurance, Funds, Defense Contractors and Developers Industries: As
more fully described in Exhibit 16 and Section 5.10 below, businesses and
employers in these otherwise excluded industries described in Section 2
may submit Claims only for Coastal Real Property Damage and Wetlands
Real Property Damage, but are not entitled to recover under any other
aspect of the Settlement.
1.3.1.12. Businesses/Employers in Support Services to Oil and Gas Industry: As
more fully described in Exhibit 16 and Section 5.10 below, businesses and
employers in the “Support Services to Oil and Gas Industry,” described in
Exhibit 16, may submit Claims for (i) non-moratoria business interruption
from Support Services to Oil and Gas Industry activities and (ii) non-
oil and gas industry Economic Damages arising out of, due to, resulting
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from, or relating in any way to, directly or indirectly, the Deepwater
Horizon Incident, except for moratoria claims, and may pursue all other
recovery permitted under other aspects of the Settlement.

2. EXCLUSIONS FROM THE ECONOMIC AND PROPERTY DAMAGES
SETTLEMENT CLASS DEFINITION.
2.1. Notwithstanding the above, the following individuals and Entities, including any
and all of their past and present predecessors, successors, personal
representatives, agents, trustees, insurers, reinsurers, indemnitors, subrogees,
assigns, and any other Natural Person, legal or juridical person or Entity entitled
to assert any Claim on behalf of or in respect of any such individual or Entity in
their respective capacities as such are excluded from the Economic Class.
2.2. Excluded Individuals or Entities:
2.2.1. Any Economic Class Member who or which timely elects to be excluded
from the Economic Class under the deadlines and procedures to be set forth
in the ECONOMIC AND PROPERTY DAMAGES SETTLEMENT
CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT NOTICE.
2.2.2. Defendants in MDL 2179, and individuals who are current employees, or
who were employees during the CLASS PERIOD, of BP or other
defendants in MDL 2179.
2.2.3. The Court, including any sitting judges on the United States District Court
for the Eastern District of Louisiana, their law clerks serving during the
pendency of the MDL, and members of any such judge’s or current law
clerk’s immediate family.
2.2.4. The following exclusions are based on the substantive nature of the
business, not the legal or juridical form of that business. Any of the
following types of Entity, or any Natural Person to the extent he or she
alleges Economic Damage based on their employment by such an Entity,
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during the Class Period are excluded:
2.2.4.1. Financial Institutions as identified in the NAICS codes listed on Exhibit
18, which include, by way of example, commercial banks; savings
institutions; credit card issuers; credit insurers; factors or other sales
finance entities; financial or investment advisers or portfolio managers;
fund managers; investment banking entities; lending institutions; real
estate mortgage or lending entities; brokers or dealers of securities,
commodities, commodity contracts or loans; securities or commodities
exchanges; entities serving as custodians, fiduciaries or trustees of
securities or other financial assets; or entities engaged in other financial
transaction intermediation, processing, reserve or clearinghouse activities,
provided, that the following shall not be excluded solely pursuant to this
Section 2.2.4.1 unless they are subject to a different exclusion: stand-
alone ATMs, credit unions, pawn shops, businesses engaged
predominantly in making payday loans or paycheck advances and
businesses that sell goods and services and offer financing on these
purchases to their customers.
2.2.4.2. Funds, Financial Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles, as identified in the
NAICS codes listed on Exhibit 18, after giving effect to the bracketed
exceptions contained in NAICS Codes 525920 and 523991, which
include by way of example, public-open end investment funds; investment
funds; real estate investment trusts; REMICS; mutual funds; money
market funds; derivatives; health and welfare funds; insurance funds;
pension funds; financial trusts; and special purpose financial vehicles
provided, that successions, estates, testamentary trusts, trusts of Natural
Persons, bankruptcy estates, limited liability companies, corporations,
Sub-Chapter “S” corporations, partnerships, limited partnerships, joint
ventures, and any other businesses or juridical Entities, shall not be
excluded pursuant to this Section 2.2.4.2 solely by reason of their form of
legal or juridical structure or organization, except to the extent they are
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excluded pursuant to another exclusion in Section 2.2 of this Agreement.
2.2.4.3. Gaming, as identified in the NAICS codes listed on Exhibit 18, which
includes, by way of example, casinos; casino hotels; off-track betting
parlors; racetracks and other gambling establishments provided, that the
following shall not be excluded solely pursuant to this Section 2.2.4.3
unless they are subject to a different exclusion: (a) bingo parlors, and (b)
video gaming at bars, bingo parlors, hotels, off-track betting parlors,
racetracks, restaurants and truck stops.
2.2.4.4. Insurance Entities, as identified in the NAICS codes listed on Exhibit 18,
which include, by way of example, insurance carriers issuing disability,
health, life, medical, property and casualty, title or other insurance;
reinsurers; insurance agencies and brokerages; underwriting agencies or
organizations; claims adjusters and processors; third-party insurance or
fund administrators; or other insurance-related businesses.
2.2.4.5. Oil and Gas Industry, as identified in the NAICS codes listed on Exhibit
17, which includes by way of example, firms engaged in: extracting crude
petroleum, natural gas or other hydrocarbons; drilling wells; preparing,
maintaining or constructing petroleum or natural gas well-sites or other
mineral extraction sites; mining; maintaining or constructing petroleum or
natural gas pipeline or distribution facilities; pipeline distribution of crude
petroleum, refined petroleum, oil or natural gas; petroleum or natural gas
refining or other mineral refining and/or manufacturing; manufacturing
petroleum lubricating oil and grease, petrochemical products, or other
petroleum and coal products or chemical products derived from extracted
minerals; merchant wholesaling of construction and mining (except oil
well) machinery and equipment; wholesale distribution of oil well
machinery, equipment and supplies; wholesale distribution of petroleum,
petroleum products, other extracted minerals, chemical products produced
from extracted or refined minerals, petroleum bulk stations and terminals,
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petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers.
2.2.4.6. Defense Contractors/Subcontractors, including firms which derive in
excess of at least 50% of their annual revenue from contracts with the
United States Department of Defense and Individuals whose employer
qualifies as a Defense Contractor.
2.2.4.7. Real Estate Developers, including any Natural Person or Entity that
develops commercial, residential or industrial properties. This includes,
but is not limited to, any Entity developing an entire subdivision (as
defined by the law of the state in which the parcel is located) of Real
Property, including condominiums with multiple residential units and/or a
residential subdivision with contiguous home sites and homes, provided,
however, that Real Estate Developers shall be eligible to assert Coastal
Real Property Claims under Section 5.7 and Real Property Sales Damage
Claims under Section 5.9.
2.2.4.8. Any Entity selling or marketing BP-branded fuel, including jobbers and
branded dealers.
2.2.5. GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS, as defined in this Agreement,
provided that Native American tribal Entities may consent to participate in
the Settlement as to otherwise eligible Claims.
2.2.6. Any Natural Person or Entity who or that made a claim to the GCCF, was
paid and executed a GCCF RELEASE AND COVENANT NOT TO
SUE, provided, however, that the execution of a GCCF Release and
Covenant Not to Sue shall not prevent a Natural Person or Entity from
making a VoO Charter Payment Claim or a Vessel Damage Claim, nor shall
a release covering only bodily injury prevent a Natural Person from making
Claims under this Agreement.
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3. EXPRESSLY RESERVED CLAIMS.
The following Claims are not recognized or released under the Agreement, and are
reserved to the Economic Class Members:
3.1. BODILY INJURY CLAIMS, which are excluded from the Economic Class, but
certain of which may be asserted in the Medical Benefits Class Action Settlement
referenced herein.
3.2. Claims of BP shareholders in any derivative or direct action solely in their
capacity as a BP shareholder.
3.3. Claims of Natural Persons and Entities for MORATORIA LOSSES.
3.4. Claims relating to menhaden (or “pogy”) fishing, processing, selling, catching, or
harvesting.
3.5. Claims for Economic Damage suffered by Entities or employees (to the extent
they allege Economic Damage based on their employment by such Entity during
the Class Period) in the Banking, Gaming, Financial, Insurance, Oil and Gas, Real
Estate Development, Defense Contractor Industries, and Entities selling or
marketing BP-branded fuel (including jobbers and branded dealers) as defined in
Section 2.2.
3.6. Claims of the Economic Class, Plaintiffs, and Economic Class Members for
punitive damages against HALLIBURTON and TRANSOCEAN are reserved.
3.7. The Economic Class, Plaintiffs and Economic Class Members, but only through
the Economic Class, specifically reserve its and their rights to assert the Assigned
Claims against Transocean and Halliburton subject to Exhibit 21.
4. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SETTLEMENT.
4.1. Establishment of DEEPWATER HORIZON COURT SUPERVI SED
SETTLEMENT PROGRAM. The Parties shall jointly make arrangements to
establish the Deepwater Horizon Court Supervised Settlement Program
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(“SETTLEMENT PROGRAM”) prior to the Court entering the Preliminary
Approval Order.
4.2. Transition Claims Process.
4.2.1. In its First Amended Order Creating Transition Process, entered by the
Court on March 8, 2012 (Doc. 5995), and clarified in its March 14, 2012
Order (Doc. 6049), the Court appointed Patrick Juneau as the CLAIMS
ADMINISTRATOR (subject to commercial terms) of the TRANSITION
PROCESS and the proposed Settlement Program, and Lynn Greer as
TRANSITION COORDINATOR of the Transition Process. The
processes set forth in this Section 4.2 are based on the transition orders
already entered by the Court and will be subject to any further such orders
which the Court may enter with regard to the Transition Process.
4.2.2. In supervising the transition, the Court, in its March 8, 2012 First Amended
Order Creating Transition Process, has directed the Claims Administrator
and Transition Coordinator to cause the Transition Process to be
implemented in an orderly, transparent and timely manner. The Court has
directed the Transition Coordinator to evaluate claims currently pending
with the GCCF and evaluate any new claims submitted before the
Settlement Program agreed to by the Parties is opened, and, where
appropriate under the existing GCCF rules, methodologies, and protocols, to
pay the amounts set forth in the Court’s March 8, 2012 First Amended
Order Creating Transition Process. The Court has directed that the
evaluation and processing of claims during the Transition Process shall be
performed by Garden City Group, Inc., BrownGreer PLC,
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and other service providers as identified by
the Claims Administrator and the Transition Coordinator. The Court has
further directed the Claims Administrator to periodically and upon request
report to the Court, BP, and Interim Class Counsel regarding all matters
relating to the operation of the Transition Process.
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4.2.3. As set forth in the Court’s First Amended Order Creating Transition
Process, for all Transition Claims where the claimant has not been paid and
has not executed a GCCF RELEASE AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE
that was received by the GCCF as of 11:59 p.m., EST, on February 26,
2012, the following applies:
4.2.3.1. If a non-expired GCCF offer was pending as of March 8, 2012, and if the
claimant elects to accept the offer, then the Transition Process will pay
60% of the offer on an interim basis without requiring a release. If the
claimant receiving the 60% payment is an Economic Class Member, the
claimant has a right to additionally recover from the Settlement Program
the greater of: (a) the remaining 40% of the GCCF offer, or (b) the
Economic Class Settlement Payment minus any amount previously paid
by the Transition Process, in either case in exchange for an Individual
Release in the form attached hereto as Exhibit 26, which shall contain
terms substantially similar to the Release described in Section 10.
However, if the claimant receiving the 60% payment is not an Economic
Class Member or OPTS OUT of the Economic Class without
participating in the Settlement Class CLAIMS PROCESSES (i.e., prior
to submitting an Economic Class CLAIM FORM) then the claimant may
(a) request to be paid the remaining 40% of the GCCF offer subject to
executing a release, or (b) elect to pursue any and all claims and rights
available under applicable law.
4.2.3.2. If a PENDING UNRESOLVED GCCF CLAIM is in process, the
Transition Process will continue processing that claim. If the Transition
Process extends an offer by the BP Parties before the Settlement Program
is processing Claims, the Transition Process will pay 60% of the offer
without requiring a release. If the claimant receiving the 60% payment is
an Economic Class Member, the claimant has a right to additionally
recover from the Settlement Program the greater of: (a) the remaining
40% of the GCCF offer, or (b) the Class Settlement Payment minus any
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amount previously paid by the Transition Process, in either case in
exchange for an Individual Release. However, if no GCCF offer has been
extended by the Transition Process to the Economic Class Member by the
time the Settlement Program starts processing Claims, then, if the claimant
completes a Claim Form the Claim shall be processed under the terms of
the Class Settlement by the Settlement Program. However, if the claimant
receiving the 60% payment is not an Economic Class Member or Opts Out
of the Economic Class without participating in the Settlement Class
Claims Processes (i.e., prior to submitting an Economic Class Claim
Form) then the claimant may (a) request to be paid the remaining 40% of
the GCCF offer subject to executing a release, or (b) elect to pursue any
and all claims and rights available under applicable law.
4.2.4. For claims eligible for the GCCF quick pay program, the Court has directed
that: A. The Transition Coordinator shall issue a letter to all claimants
eligible to participate in the GCCF quick pay program who have not
previously executed a GCCF Release and Covenant Not to Sue notifying
them that the quick pay program shall terminate on May 7, 2012. The letter
shall further advise of the option to either submit a claim under the
applicable Transition Claims Process set forth above, or accept the quick
pay in exchange for a release. The letter shall be clear that the claimant has
the right to choose the greater offer if a payment under the Transition
Process is offered before May 7, 2012; and B. All claimants eligible to elect
a quick pay must do so on or before May 7, 2012.
4.2.5. Economic Class Members with expired offers from the GCCF are not
eligible for transition payments, but can file a Claim in the Settlement
Program. Economic Class Members with expired offers from the GCCF
who Opt Out of the Economic Class shall be deemed to have satisfied the
presentment requirements under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (“OPA”).
4.2.6. The Transition Coordinator shall process and issue interim payments
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pursuant to the current GCCF rules as amended by the Court’s March 8,
2012 Order until the date on which the Settlement Program commences
processing Claims. Economic Class Member recipients of interim payments
during this period shall also have the right to submit a Claim to the
Settlement Program. Any Claimant who is an Economic Class Member and
who has a Transition Claim for interim payment that is in process at the time
the Settlement Program is processing Claims shall have the right to submit a
Claim to the Settlement Program, but shall not receive any interim payment
from the Transition Process. Any interim payments made by the Transition
Process to a Claimant shall reduce the amount of that Claimant’s Settlement
Payment from the Settlement Program. When the Settlement Program
begins processing Claims, there will be no right to request or receive interim
payments from the Transition Process or the Settlement Program.
4.2.7. Transition payments made by the Transition Process during the Transition
Process and transition payments made by the Settlement Program to
Economic Class Members that are Commercial Fishermen, Seafood Crew,
SEAFOOD BOAT CAPTAINS, SEAFOOD DECKHANDS, Oyster
Leaseholders, and SEAFOOD VESSEL OWNERS shall reduce, dollar for
dollar, the $2.3 billion amount for the Seafood Compensation Program.
4.2.8. Transition Claims paid in connection with the Transition Process shall be
paid from the DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL TRUST. BP is
hereby authorized to take any necessary actions with regard to the
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Trust to permit the payment of claims in
connection with the Transition Process.
4.2.9. In its March 14, 2012 Order clarifying the Court’s First Amended Order of
March 8, 2012, the Court clarified that nothing in that Order shall prevent
any defendant from settling a “Bundle A” personal injury and/or wrongful
death case.
4.3. Claims Administrator.
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4.3.1. The Claims Administrator shall be selected and appointed by the Court, and
shall be responsible to the Court, serve as directed by the Court, and
faithfully implement and administer the Settlement, according to its terms
and procedures, for the benefit of the Economic Class, consistent with this
Agreement, and/or as agreed to by the Parties and/or as approved by the
Court.
4.3.2. The Claims Administrator shall head the Settlement Program, oversee and
supervise the CLAIMS ADMINISTRATION VENDORS (including any
subcontractors) and staff in the processing and payment of Claims, report
and provide information to the Court, BP, and/or LEAD CLASS
COUNSEL (or their designee) as may be requested on an ongoing basis
and/or as the Court directs, and participate on the Claims Administration
Panel. The Court shall retain ongoing and exclusive jurisdiction over the
Settlement Program until the consideration and determination of all Claims
is complete and the Settlement Program is terminated by the Court.
4.3.3. Should the Court determine at any time that the Claims Administrator needs
to be replaced, Lead Class Counsel or their designee and BP will agree to
make a joint recommendation of one or more candidates for appointment by
the Court, as Claims Administrator. They shall continue the process of joint
recommendation as necessary until Court approval is obtained.
4.3.4. A three-person Claims Administration Panel shall be established consisting
of the Claims Administrator, one representative designated by Lead Class
Counsel and one representative designated by BP. Upon the request of any
member of the Claims Administration Panel, it shall address and attempt to
resolve unanimously any issues or disagreements that arise regarding the
Claims Administrator’s oversight responsibilities, Settlement
administration, or any other issue involving the Settlement Program. Issues
or disagreements that cannot be unanimously resolved by the Claims
Administration Panel will be referred to the Court for resolution.
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4.3.5. The initial Claims Administration Vendors agreed to by the Parties
(including Garden City Group, BrownGreer, PWC, and Postlewaite) have
been appointed by the Court and are subject to the supervision and direction
of the Claims Administrator. Subsequently, if the Claims Administrator
ever wishes to replace (in part or in whole) any such Claims Administration
Vendor (or subcontractor thereof) he shall seek unanimous agreement of the
Claims Administration Panel. If unanimous agreement is not forthcoming,
the Court shall resolve the issue.
4.3.6. Claims Administration Vendors.
4.3.6.1. As to any Claims Administration Vendors proposed by the Claims
Administrator and not identified in Section 4.3.5 and the CLAIMS
ADMINISTRATION STAFF, BP and Lead Class Counsel (or their
designee) shall meet and confer and attempt to approve such Claims
Administration Vendors and the Claims Administrator’s senior staff
proposed by the Claims Administrator. If BP and Lead Class Counsel
cannot agree, the Claims Administrator will present such candidates to the
Court for proposed appointment and retention.
4.3.7. The Settlement Program, including the Claims Administrator and Claims
Administration Vendors, shall work with Economic Class Members
(including individual Economic Class Members’ counsel and Class
Counsel) to facilitate Economic Class Members’ assembly and submission
of Claims Forms, including all supporting documentation necessary to
process Claim Forms under the applicable Claims Processes. The
Settlement Program, including the Claims Administrator and Claims
Administration Vendors, shall use its best efforts to provide Economic Class
Members with assistance, information, opportunities and notice so that the
Economic Class Member has the best opportunity to be determined eligible
for and receive the Settlement Payment(s) to which the Economic Class
Member is entitled under the terms of the Agreement.
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4.3.8. The Claims Administration Vendors shall evaluate and process the
information in the completed Claim Form and all supporting documentation
under the terms in the Economic Damage Claim Process to produce the
greatest ECONOMIC DAMAGE COMPENSATION AMOUNT that
such information and supporting documentation allows under the terms of
the ECONOMIC DAMAGE CLAIM FRAMEWORK. By way of
example, but not to be exclusive, if the Claimant selected a
COMPENSATION PERIOD or BENCHMARK PERIOD based on
information in a completed Claim Form and all supporting documentation
submitted by the Claimant, but a different Compensation Period or
Benchmark Period from the information in the submitted Claim Form and/or
the supporting documentation results in a greater Economic Damage
Compensation Amount under the terms of the Economic Damage Claim
Framework, that latter, different Compensation Period and/or Benchmark
Period shall be applied.
4.3.9. Subject to Section 4.3.5 above, the Claims Administrator may hire staff with
the approval of BP and Lead Class Counsel, which consent shall not be
unreasonably withheld.
4.3.10. The Settlement Program, under the supervision and direction of the Claims
Administrator, shall implement the terms of the Agreement. The Claims
Administrator may engage in supervision and oversight activities designed
to ensure the implementation and integrity of the overall Settlement
Program.
4.3.11. Subject to certain indemnities that the BP Parties will provide to the Claims
Administrator and the Claims Administration Vendors in connection with
their respective contracts to undertake the Claims administration set forth in
this Agreement, neither the Parties (including their Affiliates, and their and
their Affiliates’ respective heirs, beneficiaries, agents, estates, executors,
administrators, personal representatives, subsidiaries, parents, partners,
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limited partners, members, joint venturers, shareholders, predecessors,
successors, assigns, insurers, trustees, servants, past, present or future
officers, directors, agents, employees and/or independent contractors, and/or
any other successors, assigns, or legal representatives thereof), nor any of
the Parties’ Counsel, nor the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee, Co-Liaison
Counsel, or any Class Counsel or Interim Class Counsel (including their
respective heirs, beneficiaries, agents, estates, executors, administrators,
personal representatives, subsidiaries, parents, partners, limited partners,
members, joint venturers, shareholders, predecessors, successors, assigns,
insurers, trustees, servants, past, present or future officers, directors, agents,
employees and/or independent contractors, and/or any other successors,
assigns, or legal representatives thereof), shall be liable for any act, or
failure to act, of the Claims Administrator and/or the Claims Administration
Vendors.
4.3.12. Administration Costs. As set forth in Section 5.12.1, the BP Parties will be
responsible for paying any and all of the reasonable compensation and out-
of-pocket costs and expenses of the Settlement Program.
4.4. Process for Making Claims.
4.4.1. The Parties shall jointly request that the Court issue an order directing that
all claims-related information files and data previously submitted to the
GCCF and/or that has been submitted to the Transition Process shall be
transferred to the Settlement Program. This order shall include a provision
that: (a) authorizes the Settlement Program to maintain such claims-related
information and data for the duration of the Claims administration process;
and (b) authorizes the Claims Administrator to release copies of such
information or data to any claimant that submitted that information or data
upon the written request of the claimant or the claimant’s authorized
representative. All such information and data shall be treated by the
Settlement Program and the Parties and counsel as “confidential” under Pre-
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Trial Order No. 13. The Claims Administrator shall issue a status report to
the Court documenting the transfer of claims and claims-related
information, files and data and thereafter issue a final report to the Court
after the transfer of the Transition Claims, claims-related information, files
and data is complete.
4.4.2. The Settlement Program shall as soon as practicable, but on a schedule to be
established by the Claims Administrator, issue a notice to all claimants who
(a) received and/or accepted a 60% offer pursuant to Paragraph 12 of the
Transition Order; or (b) whose claim is still being processed at the time that
the Transition Process terminates pursuant to Paragraph 20 of the Transition
Order (collectively, “Pending Transition Claimants”). This notice shall
advise the claimant of the right to participate in the Settlement Program if
the claimant is an Economic Class Member. The Settlement Program shall
as soon as practicable after the Claim frameworks are finalized, but on a
schedule to be established by the Claims Administrator, review the claims-
related information and data submitted to the GCCF and/or Transition
Process for each Pending Transition Claimant to determine what, if any,
additional information may be necessary or desirable for such claimants to
pursue that claim under this Agreement. The Settlement Program shall then
notify each such Pending Transition Claimant of what, if any, additional
information may be necessary or desirable to pursue such claim(s) under the
terms of the Settlement Agreement.
4.4.3. In the event that during the course of evaluating a Claim filed pursuant to
Section 4.4.2, the Settlement Program determines that additional
information is required or may be desirable to properly evaluate a Claim
pursuant to this Settlement Agreement, nothing in Section 4.4.2 precludes
the Settlement Program from requesting such additional information.
4.4.4. The deadline for submitting Claim Forms shall be April 22, 2014 or six (6)
months after the Effective Date, whichever occurs later, other than Claims
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under the Seafood Compensation Program, as set forth in Sections 5.11.8
and 5.11.9.
4.4.5. Economic Class Members must submit Claim Forms to participate in the
Settlement Program. Each Claim Form must be signed under penalty of
perjury and individually signed by the Natural Person or Entity who or
which suffered damages. Regardless of whether Claim Forms are submitted
individually or in a group, each Claim Form must independently satisfy the
relevant requirements.
4.4.6. The Parties shall request the Court to enter a standing order expressly
providing that the signature on a Claim Form or SWORN WRITTEN
STATEMENT supporting a Claim can be electronic so long as the
electronic signature is an individual, unique signature, and that such
electronic signature shall have the same legal effect for all purposes in
connection with the Settlement as, and be deemed the equivalent of, a
handwritten signature. The Claims Administrator shall adopt appropriate
Claim procedures agreed to by the Parties, which may include acceptance of
electronically-filed documents, use of electronic signatures and/or Adobe
EchoSign, electronic funds transfer capabilities, and payment directly to
counsel for those Claimants who are represented by counsel and provide
appropriate authorization.
4.4.7. The Settlement Program and its Claims procedures shall be subject to the
ongoing supervision of the Court. The criteria, documentation, proof, and
COMPENSATION AMOUNT provisions of each of the Claims categories
shall apply equally to all Claimants regardless whether they are proceeding
individually, represented by others, or proceeding as an assignee of an
individual Claim. The Claims Administrator shall explore and consider the
utilization of streamlined procedures to improve the efficiency of the Claims
process, without changing Claims criteria.
4.4.7.1. With respect to Claims by any Entity, or by a Natural Person related to his
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or her employment by an Entity, the Settlement Program shall determine
the appropriate NAICS code for the Entity based on its review of (a) the
NAICS code shown on an Entity Claimant’s 2010 tax return, (b) 2010
business permits or license(s), and/or (c) other evidence of the Entity’s
activities necessary for the Settlement Program to determine the
appropriate NAICS code.
4.4.8. Subject to the limitations in Section 5.11.9, Claimants shall have six (6)
months from the date of initial payment by the Settlement Program of the
Claimant’s first paid Claim to file all additional Claims, provided that (1)
upon payment of the first paid Claim and execution of an Individual
Release, the Economic Class Member may not Opt Out of the Economic
Class; (2) the Individual Release executed upon payment of the first paid
Claim shall release all Claims within the Economic Class, subject only to
allowing submission of subsequent timely-filed Claims within the Economic
Class and reservation of all rights within the APPEAL PROCESS, or rights
reserved within the Release and (3) nothing in this Section 4.4.8 serves to
extend the otherwise-applicable deadline for submitting all Claim Forms.
4.4.9. An Economic Class Member who had a claim with the GCCF that was
rejected or denied by the GCCF for any reason shall be treated like any
other Economic Class Member submitting a Claim to the Settlement
Program. Specifically, there shall be no negative inference or presumption
of any kind as to the eligibility or right of any Economic Class Member to
receive a Settlement Payment under the terms of the Settlement Agreement.
4.4.10. Individual Releases.
4.4.10.1. If an Economic Class Member submits one or more Claim Forms and
qualifies for a Settlement Payment under the terms of the Agreement (as
modified or amended) as described in Section 5 below, then, prior to, and
as a precondition to, receiving any Settlement Payment on a Claim, the
Economic Class Member shall execute an Individual Release.
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4.4.10.2. The Individual Release, which is set forth in Exhibit 26, shall provide that
the Individual Release constitutes the final, complete, and exclusive
agreement and understanding between BP and Claimant and supersedes
any and all other agreements, written or oral, between BP and Claimant
with respect to such subject matter of the Individual Release in settlement
of Claims arising out of or related to the Deepwater Horizon Incident. The
Individual Release shall incorporate the protections from Exhibit 21. The
Individual Release shall remain effective regardless of any appeals or
court decisions relating in any way to the liability of the Released Parties
and regardless of whether the Effective Date occurs.
4.4.10.3. Subject to Economic Class Members’ rights under Section 4.4.8, and in
accordance with the terms of the Individual Release, Economic Class
Members who receive Settlement Payments shall acknowledge that the
Settlement Payments are in full, complete, and total satisfaction of all of
the Released Claims against the Released Parties, that the Settlement
Payments are sufficient and adequate consideration for each and every
term of the Individual Releases, and that those Individual Releases shall be
binding whether or not the Claimant receives any benefits in addition to
the Settlement Payments, including benefits resulting from the Assigned
Claims. In addition, Economic Class Members will agree that the
Settlement Payments are made in full, complete, and total satisfaction of
all of their compensatory damage claims against the TRANSOCEAN
PARTIES and the HALLIBURTON PARTIES, as defined in Exhibit
21.
4.4.10.4. An Individual Release may not be signed by any form of electronic
signature, but must be signed by a handwritten signature. An electronic
signature is insufficient.
4.4.11. The Individual Release shall provide that any and all disputes, cases, or
controversies concerning the Individual Release, including disputes
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concerning the interpretation or enforceability of the Individual Release,
shall be filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of
Louisiana accompanied by a legal request for such dispute to be made part
of MDL 2179 (if it is still pending). No actions to enforce the Individual
Release shall be filed in state courts, provided, that nothing herein shall
preclude the assertion in a state court action of a defense based on the
existence of the Individual Release. Claimants and the Released Parties
agree not to contest the existence of federal jurisdiction in MDL 2179 (if it
still exists).
4.4.12. The Individual Release shall provide that payments made to Class Members
are made without any admission of liability or wrongdoing by BP or any
other Released Party and are made purely by way of compromise and
settlement.
4.4.13. Claimant Accounting Support. The BP Parties will reimburse reasonable
and necessary accounting fees related to Claims preparation, either directly
to the Claimant, or counsel if individually represented (and/or his or her or
its accountant) and/or through services made available by and through Class
Counsel. Accounting support reimbursement paid to a Claimant in the
Seafood Compensation Program shall be paid out of the SEAFOOD
COMPENSATION FUND. The terms conditions, guidelines and
restrictions of this accounting services program are as follows:
4.4.13.1. Subject to the terms of Section 4.4.13, all Claimants who receive
Settlement Payments for Economic Damage Compensation Amounts are
eligible for reimbursement of accounting services.
4.4.13.2. All reimbursable accounting fees under this Section, whether paid directly
to the Claimant or counsel if individually represented (and/or his or her or
its accountant) and/or through services made available by and through
Class Counsel must adhere to this reimbursement framework.
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4.4.13.3. Only services provided by a Certified Public Accountant, an enrolled
agent or an individual with an IRS Preparer Tax Identification Number
(PTIN), or under their direct supervision, are eligible for reimbursement.
While registration and licensing requirements vary by state, any retained
professional must have all required state professional licenses and be
active and held in good standing by those state regulatory bodies.
4.4.13.4. Retained professionals must sign and attest they have submitted
information in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles
applied on a consistent basis and have not ignored the implications of
information known or reasonably suspected to be untrue, incomplete,
inconsistent or inaccurate.
4.4.13.5. Reimbursement will be limited to the accounting services necessary to
complete the claim form or prepare documentation.
4.4.13.6. All reasonable and necessary hours will be reimbursed up to the following
standard hourly rates. Review and supervision hours may not exceed 25%
of total time spent.
Individual Claim Business Claim
Preparation $85 $110
Supervision & Review $130 $160

4.4.13.7. INDIVIDUAL CLAIMANTS shall be reimbursed for accounting fees
based on actual fees incurred. The total fee may not exceed 2% of the total
Economic Damage Compensation Amount (excluding RTP) for
individual Claims over $10,000 with all other Claims limited to $200. All
Claims (regardless of final Claim amount) will be subject to an overall
accounting support reimbursement limit of $6,000.
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4.4.13.8. BUSINESS CLAIMANTS shall be reimbursed for accounting fees based
on actual fees incurred. The total fee may not exceed 2% of the total
Economic Damage Compensation Amount (excluding RTP) for business
Claims over $50,000 with all other Claims limited to $1000. All Claims
(regardless of final Claim amount) will be subject to an overall accounting
support reimbursement limit of $50,000.
4.4.13.9. Reimbursement requests must be itemized by date and person, and will
specify the work being performed on behalf of the Claimant.
4.4.13.10. The Settlement Program shall have the right to request and review any
work papers (whether historical or specific to the Claim), time sheets or
other supporting documentation related to the Claim or request for
accounting support reimbursement and the reasonableness of the fees
pursuant to Section 4.4.13.5.
4.4.13.11. Accounting support reimbursement will not be included in the base
compensation, including for purposes of applying any RTP, but shall be
paid over and above any compensation due under the Agreement.
4.4.14. The Claimant may request and receive reasonable access to his, her, or its
Settlement Program and/or Transition Process Claim File and supporting
information, but only after issuance of a Final Determination of the Claim in
part or in whole. Access by a Claimant to his, her, or its GCCF Claim File
may be granted at the discretion of the Settlement Program Administrator.
Claimants shall be provided reasonable access to all materials submitted by
or on behalf of such Claimant to the GCCF, Transition Process, and/or
Settlement Program. BP and Class Counsel shall have access to all Claim
Files and Claims-related data transferred to or generated in the Settlement
Program for any legitimate purpose including, without limitation, the
operation of BP’s separate OPA facility, prosecuting and defending appeals,
reviewing and auditing the Settlement Program, reporting financial results,
and pursuing indemnification, contribution, subrogation, insurance and other
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claims from third parties. However, BP and Class Counsel shall not have
access to any Claim Files for Claims that are being processed and have not
yet been resolved in the Settlement Program except if the Claim File is
needed by BP, a Claimant, or their counsel to prosecute or defend an
Appeal.
4.4.15. Supplemental Information Program. The Settlement will also include a
Supplemental Information Program, subject to approval by the Court. The
BP Parties will bear the expenses of the Supplemental Information Program,
in the amount of $5 million, which it will fund within 10 days of the
Preliminary Approval Order, provided the Supplemental Information
Program: (i) is consistent with the goals of the Economic Class Action
Settlement Notice Program; (ii) is approved by the Court; and (iii) its
content is submitted in advance for review and comment by BP. If any
amount of the $5 million remains unspent, that amount will revert to the
Promotional Fund.
4.4.16. The Settlement Program and its Claims procedures shall terminate upon
issuance of an order of the Court determining that the last Claim eligible for
payment has been paid and the last appeal pursuant to the Appeal Process
has been completed and that the Settlement Program is closed.
5. SETTLEMENT BENEFITS.
5.1. Plaintiffs, by and through the Interim Class Counsel, and the BP Parties agree
that, in consideration for the Release described in Section 10 below, and the
Individual Releases described in Section 4.4.10, and subject to the terms of this
Agreement, including all Exhibits hereto, the BP Parties will make Settlement
Payments to Economic Class Members or, in the event that an Economic Class
Member is represented by counsel, then payment will be made jointly to the
Economic Class Member and his or her counsel, unless otherwise instructed by
the Economic Class Member and his or her counsel. (In this Section 5 and the
Economic Damage Claim Frameworks references to payments received by the
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Claimant from the BP Parties or the GCCF pursuant to OPA’s claims process
shall include, but not be limited to, payments received by a Claimant from the
Transition Process).
5.2. SEAFOOD COMPENSATION PROGRAM.
5.2.1. The Seafood Compensation Program shall cover and compensate the
Economic Damage Claims not otherwise excluded for Commercial
Fishermen, Seafood Crew, Oyster Leaseholders, and Seafood Vessel
Owners, as defined in Exhibit 3, for individual or business Economic
Damage Claims arising out of their commercial fishing related activities.
The Seafood Compensation Program shall be funded with the SEAFOOD
COMPENSATION PROGRAM AMOUNT and operated under a process
approved by the Court-appointed Neutral, John W. Perry, Jr. and
implemented by the Settlement Program.
5.2.2. Within the Seafood Compensation Program, no previous compensation paid
to the Claimant by the BP Parties or another Charterer in connection with
the VoO Program shall be considered, and neither the VoO Settlement
Payment Offset nor the VoO Earned Income Offset shall apply.
5.2.3. The terms of the Seafood Compensation Program are set forth in Exhibit 10
to this Agreement.
5.3. ECONOMIC DAMAGE COMPENSATION.
5.3.1. The ECONOMIC DAMAGE CLAIM PROCESS, ECONOMIC
DAMAGE CLAIM FRAMEWORKS, and other details for determining
the ECONOMIC DAMAGE COMPENSATION AMOUNTS are set
forth in the Exhibits to the Agreement, which are incorporated herein by
reference. All exhibits to this Agreement shall be read together with this
Agreement.
5.3.2. BUSINESS ECONOMIC LOSS.
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5.3.2.1. Overview. The frameworks setting forth the documentation requirements
governing BUSINESS ECONOMIC LOSS CLAIMS, and the standards
for evaluating such Claims and determining compensation for such
Claims, are set forth in Exhibits 4A-7 to the Agreement. To account for
specific circumstances of particular types of business Claims, the
frameworks include separate specialized frameworks addressing Business
Economic Loss Claims by MULTI-FACILITY BUSINESSES (Exhibit
5), FAILED BUSINESSES (Exhibit 6), and START-UP BUSINESSES
(Exhibit 7). Sections 5.3.2, 5.3.3, 5.3.4 and 5.3.5 identify the exhibits
containing those frameworks, which apply to businesses, or to self-
employed individuals filing IRS Form 1040 Schedules C, E, or F for the
2010 calendar year or any part of a fiscal year in 2010, except for (i) those
covered under the Seafood Compensation Program, (ii) VoO Claims, or
(iii) Subsistence Claims.
5.3.2.2. Documentation Requirements For Business Economic Loss Claims
Generally are set forth in Exhibit 4A.
5.3.2.3. Causation Requirements For Business Economic Loss Claims Generally.
Business Economic Loss Claimants, unless causation is presumed, must
establish that their loss was due to or resulting from the Deepwater
Horizon Incident. The causation requirements for such Claims are set
forth in Exhibit 4B.
5.3.2.4. The compensation methodology for Business Economic Loss Claims
generally is set forth in Exhibits 4C-4E.
5.3.3. Multi-Facility Businesses. The Claim options for Multi-Facility Businesses,
are set forth in Exhibit 5.
5.3.4. Failed Businesses. The framework governing Claims of Failed Businesses is
set forth in Exhibit 6. That framework also applies to FAILED START-
UP BUSINESSES.
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5.3.5. Start-Up Businesses. The framework governing Claims by Start-Up
Businesses (other than property development, construction or real estate
development businesses) is set forth in Exhibit 7.
5.3.6. INDIVIDUAL ECONOMIC LOSS.
5.3.6.1. The framework setting forth the documentation, causation and
compensation requirements governing INDIVIDUAL ECONOMIC
LOSS CLAIMS, and the standards for evaluating such Claims and
determining compensation for such Claims, are set forth in Exhibit 8A-8E
to the Agreement. The framework addresses Claims by individuals with
varying employment circumstances and amounts of documentation, and
includes specialized provisions governing Claims by individuals who
changed jobs or careers, individuals who held multiple jobs, NEW
ENTRANTS TO EMPLOYMENT, INDIVIDUAL PERIODIC
VENDORS and FESTIVAL VENDORS, and Claims including loss of
employment benefits.
5.3.6.2. Applicability. The framework governing Individual Economic Loss
Claims shall apply to Claims by all Natural Persons within the Economic
Class Definition for Economic Damage due to or resulting from the
Deepwater Horizon Incident, except for: (i) self-employed individuals
filing IRS Form 1040 Schedules C, E, or F for the 2010 calendar year or
any part of a fiscal year in 2010, who are covered under the Business
Economic Loss methodology; (ii) Seafood Vessel Owners, Commercial
Fishermen, Seafood Crew or Oyster Leaseholders, who are covered under
the Seafood Compensation Program, (iii) VoO Claims, or (iv) Subsistence
Claims. In addition, Section 5.10 of this Agreement summarizes certain
additional limitations on Claims by Natural Persons.
5.4. SUBSISTENCE DAMAGE COMPENSATION.
5.4.1. The framework governing Claims by Subsistence Claimants who fish or
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hunt to harvest, catch, barter, consume or trade Gulf of Mexico natural
resources (including Seafood and Game), in a traditional or customary
manner, to sustain his or her basic personal or family dietary, economic
security, shelter, tool, or clothing needs and who relied upon Subsistence
resources that were diminished or restricted in the geographic region used
by the Claimant due to or resulting from the Deepwater Horizon Incident is
set forth in Exhibit 9 to the Agreement. The time period of loss of
Subsistence use must be consistent with the closure or impairment of
geographic areas relied upon by the Claimant between April 20, 2010 and
December 31, 2011.
5.5. VoO CHARTER PAYMENT
5.5.1. The VoO CLAIM PROCESS, VoO AGREEMENT, and other details for
determining the WORKING VoO and NON-WORKING VoO
COMPENSATION AMOUNTS are summarized below. VoO Claimants
may recover either Working or Non-Working VoO Benefits.
5.5.2. WORKING VoO PARTICIPANTS are entitled to the following
payments, based on boat size, representing pay for 26 days’ work under the
VoO MASTER VESSEL CHARTER AGREEMENT:
CHART A

Boat Size Amount of Compensation
Less than 30 feet $41,600
30 feet-45 feet $49,400
46 feet-65 feet $62,400
Greater than 65 feet $88,400

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not participants in the Seafood Compensation Program will be reduced by
any VoO Settlement Payment Offset and VoO Earned Income Offset. No
other claims are subject to this reduction.
5.5.3. NON-WORKING VoO PARTICIPANTS are entitled to the following
payments without any offset:
CHART B

Boat Size Amount of Compensation
Less than 30 feet $4,800
30 feet-45 feet $5,700
46 feet-65 feet $7,200
Greater than 65 feet $10,200

5.6. VESSEL PHYSICAL DAMAGE COMPENSATION.
5.6.1. The VESSEL PHYSICAL DAMAGE CLAIM PROCESS, VESSEL
PHYSICAL DAMAGE CLAIM FRAMEWORK, and other details for
determining the VESSEL PHYSICAL DAMAGE COMPENSATION
AMOUNT are set forth in Exhibit 14 to the Agreement.
5.7. COASTAL REAL PROPERTY DAMAGE COMPENSATION
5.7.1. The COASTAL REAL PROPERTY CLAIM PROCESS, COASTAL
REAL PROPERTY CLAIM FRAMEWORK, and other details for
determining the COASTAL REAL PROPERTY COMPENSATION
AMOUNTS are set forth in Exhibits 11A-11C to the Agreement.
5.8. WETLANDS REAL PROPERTY DAMAGE COMPENSATION
5.8.1. The WETLANDS REAL PROPERTY CLAIM PROCESS,
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WETLANDS REAL PROPERTY CLAIM FRAMEWORK, and other
details for determining the WETLANDS REAL PROPERTY DAMAGE
COMPENSATION AMOUNTS are set forth in Exhibits 12A-12D to the
Agreement.
5.9. REAL PROPERTY SALES DAMAGE COMPENSATION
5.9.1. The REAL PROPERTY SALES CLAIM PROCESS, REAL
PROPERTY SALES CLAIM FRAMEWORK, and other details for
determining the REAL PROPERTY SALES COMPENSATION
AMOUNTS are set forth in Exhibits 13A-13B to the Agreement.
5.9.2. ELIGIBLE REAL PROPERTY SALES CLAIMANTS include
Individuals and Entities who sold RESIDENTIAL PARCELS located in
the REAL PROPERTY SALES COMPENSATION ZONE identified on
the map attached as Exhibit 13B from April 21, 2010 to December 31, 2010.
The sales contract must have been (1) executed on or after April 21, 2010,
or (2) executed prior to April 21, 2010 but subjected to a price reduction due
to the Deepwater Horizon Incident. In addition, sales shall not include
transfers from borrowers to lenders that take place as part of the foreclosure
process, such as deeds in lieu of foreclosure, foreclosure deeds, or sheriff’s
deeds.
5.9.3. Other than as set forth in Section 5.7, Section 5.8 or this Section 5.9,
(including Exhibits 13A and 13B to this Agreement), a Natural Person or
Entity may not recover under this Agreement, including any Exhibit thereto,
for Economic Damage based on a reduction in sale price, or an alleged
reduction in market value, of real estate they owned or in which they had an
ownership interest. Other than as set forth in this Section 5.9 (including
Exhibit 13A) a claim by a Natural Person or Entity that he or she or it would
have sold real estate owned by that Natural Person or Entity earlier, or at a
higher price, in the absence of the Deepwater Horizon Incident, is not a
Claim that is eligible under this Settlement Agreement.
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5.10. ADDITIONAL CLAIMS CRITERIA RELATED TO EXCLUDED
INDUSTRIES AND MORATORIA LOSSES.
5.10.1. Notwithstanding the foregoing, additional criteria set forth in Exhibit 16
apply with respect to excluded industries. The following is a summary.
5.10.2. Oil and Gas Industry.
5.10.2.1. Business/employers.
5.10.2.1.1. Businesses and employers identified on the NAICS codes listed on
Exhibit 17 are excluded from the Economic Class.
5.10.2.2. Individuals/employees.
5.10.2.2.1. Individuals /employees employed by businesses or employers in
the oil and gas industry are barred from recovery for any type of
Individual Economic Loss Claim arising out of any employment or
former employment within that industry. However, such
individuals/employees are permitted to pursue Individual
Economic Loss Claims for other jobs outside of excluded
industries. If any of the Claimant’s other jobs is for a
business/employer in the Support Services to Oil and Gas
Industry, evaluation of the Claimant’s Individual Economic
Loss Claim shall proceed pursuant to requirements specified
in the Support Services to Oil and Gas Industry column set
forth in Exhibit 16. If all the Claimant’s other jobs are for a
business/employer other than an excluded industry,
business/employer in the oil and gas industry, or Support
Services to Oil and Gas Industry, then the Claimant’s
Individual Economic Loss Claim shall be evaluated under the
standard Economic Damage Claim Frameworks. Such
individuals/employees are permitted to pursue all other
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recovery permitted under other aspects of the Economic
Class.
5.10.2.2.2. All individuals/employees in this category are barred from
recovering moratoria damages and do not release moratoria claims.
5.10.3. Support Services to Oil and Gas Industry.
5.10.3.1. Businesses/employers.
5.10.3.1.1. Business Employers the Claims Administrator determines fall
within the NAICS codes and descriptions marked with an “x” in
Section I of “Industry Types Subject to Review by Claims
Administrator for Potential Moratoria Losses,” Exhibit 19,
shall be subject to automatic review to determine whether their
losses, or any portion thereof, constitute Moratoria Losses. The
Claimant shall be required to provide supplemental
information in order for the Settlement Program to conduct this
review. The Settlement Program shall create a dedicated team
to evaluate such Claims.
5.10.3.1.2. Businesses / employers that the Claims Administrator determines
to fall within the NAICS codes and descriptions marked with an
“x” in Section II of “Industry Types Subject to Review by
Claims Administrator for Potential Moratoria Losses,”
Exhibit 19, shall be subject to the following question: “In
2009, did your business provide significant services, goods,
and/or supplies to businesses in the offshore oil & gas
industry in the Gulf of Mexico?” If the Claimant responds
affirmatively, its Claim shall be routed by the Settlement
Program to a team dedicated to the evaluation of Business
Economic Loss Claims for Moratoria Losses. The Claimant
shall be required to provide supplemental information in
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order for the Settlement Program to conduct this review. If the
Claimant responds negatively, its Claim shall proceed under
the Economic Damage Claim Process.
5.10.3.1.3. All businesses/employers in this category are barred from
recovery for Moratoria Losses. However, no
businesses/employers in this category release moratoria claims.
5.10.3.1.4. All businesses/employers in this category are permitted to
pursue Business Economic Loss Claims for (i) non-moratoria
business interruption from Support Services to Oil and Gas
Industry activities and (ii) non-oil and gas industry Economic
Damages that are not otherwise excluded, but the Claimant
must establish (i) and (ii) above were in the judgment of the
Settlement Program due to or resulting from the Deepwater
Horizon Incident.
5.10.3.1.5. Such Claims and Claimants are subject to the additional provisions
discussed in detail in Exhibit 16, 19.
5.10.3.2. Individuals/employees
5.10.3.2.1. An individual/employee Claimant’s application shall include
sufficient evidence of their employer’s business activities to
allow the Settlement Program to determine whether the
business/employer falls under the Support Services to Oil and
Gas Industry, described in Exhibit 19 of “Industry Types Subject
to Review by Claims Administrator for Potential Moratoria
Losses.”
5.10.3.2.2. Individuals/employees of businesses or employers that the
Claims Administrator determines fall within the NAICS codes and
descriptions marked with an “x” in Section I of “Industry Types
Subject to Review by Claims Administrator for Potential
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Moratoria Losses,” Exhibit 19, are subject to automatic
review for Moratoria Losses and shall be routed by the
Settlement Program to a dedicated team for evaluation.
Claimants shall be required to provide supplemental information in
order for the Settlement Program to conduct this review.
5.10.3.2.3. Individuals/employees of businesses/employers that the Claims
Administrator determines fall within the NAICS codes and
descriptions marked with an “x” in Section II of “Industry Types
Subject to Review by Claims Administrator for Potential
Moratoria Losses,” Exhibit 19, and whose business/employer
affirms that in 2009 the business/employer provided significant
services, goods, and/or supplies to businesses in the
offshore oil & gas industry in the Gulf of Mexico, shall be
subject to review for potential Moratoria Losses and shall be
routed by the Settlement Program to a dedicated team for
evaluation. Claimants shall be required to provide supplemental
information in order for the Settlement Program to conduct this
review.
5.10.3.2.4. But an individual/employee Claimant will not be subject to
automatic review for potential Moratoria Losses if, before the
individual/employee’s Economic Damage claim is approved
for payment, his business/employer already has been
approved for claims compensation by the Settlement Program
with no Moratoria Losses deducted.
5.10.3.2.5. All individuals/employees in this category are barred from
recovering Moratoria Losses, but do not release moratoria claims.
5.10.3.2.6. All individuals/employees in this category are permitted to pursue
Claims for Economic Damage incurred as a result of their
employment in the Support Services to Oil and Gas Industry for
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(i) non-moratoria business interruption from oil and gas industry
support service activities and (ii) non Oil and Gas Industry
Economic Damages that are not otherwise excluded. A
Claimant must establish (i) and (ii) above were due to or resulting
from the Deepwater Horizon Incident.
5.10.3.2.7. Such Claims and Claimants are subject to the additional provisions
discussed in detail in Exhibit 16, 19.
5.10.4. Gaming, Banking, Insurance, Funds, Defense Contractors and Developers
5.10.4.1. Businesses/employers
5.10.4.1.1. Businesses/employers in these categories of excluded industries
are barred from recovery in the Settlement for any type of Business
Economic Losses, but are permitted to pursue Coastal Real
Property Damage and Wetlands Real Property Damage Claims.
5.10.4.1.2. No recovery is permitted for businesses and employers in these
categories under any other aspect of the Economic Class.
5.10.4.2. Individuals/employees
5.10.4.2.1. Individuals/employees employed by businesses or employers in
these categories (and any Entity selling or marketing BP-branded
fuel, including jobbers and branded-dealers) are barred from
recovery for any type of Individual Economic Loss Claim for work
performed for an excluded employer. However, such
individuals/employees are permitted to pursue Individual
Economic Loss Claims for other jobs outside of excluded
industries. If any of the Claimant’s other jobs is for a
business/employer in the Support Services to Oil and Gas
Industry, evaluation of the Claimant’s Individual Economic
Loss Claim shall proceed pursuant to requirements specified
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in Support Services to Oil and Gas Industry column set forth
in Exhibit 16. If all the Claimant’s other jobs are for a
business/employer other than an employer in the Oil and Gas
Industry, or Support Services to Oil and Gas Industry, then
the Claimant’s claim shall be evaluated under the standard
Economic Loss Claim Frameworks. Such
individuals/employees are permitted to pursue all other
recovery permitted under other aspects of the Economic
Class.
5.10.4.2.2. All individuals/employees in this category are barred from
recovering Moratoria Losses, but do not release moratoria
claims.
5.11. GENERAL PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO PAYMENT OF ALL
COMPENSATION AMOUNTS.
5.11.1. Total Compensation Amounts shall be paid to qualifying Claimants on a
claims made basis only (i.e., with payments made only to those who submit
a Claim determined to be valid). Total Compensation Amounts will be paid
from the qualified settlement fund described below on a rolling basis, as
Claim Forms have been submitted and evaluated in accordance with the
Claim Processes.
5.11.2. The Claims Administrator will submit a list, on a weekly basis for the first
year, and thereafter on a monthly basis, to Lead Class Counsel and BP’s
Counsel, identifying the Claims that have been paid and the amounts of the
payments, as well as those that are pending.
5.11.3. Any amount paid pursuant to any of the above Damage Categories will be
the only payment Class Members are entitled to receive for that category
pursuant to this Agreement, provided that Class Members are additionally
entitled to reimbursement for reasonable and necessary accounting fees
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relating to Claims preparation, subject to the guidelines and restrictions set
forth in Section 4.4.13.
5.11.4. Claimants shall have the right to appeal the determination related to the
denial or award of a Total Compensation Amount pursuant to the Appeal
Process as more fully set forth in Section 6 below.
5.11.5. The Claims Administrator shall also submit a list, on a weekly basis for the
first year, and thereafter on a monthly basis, to the Lead Class Counsel and
BP’s Counsel identifying any Claims that have been appealed pursuant to
the Appeal Process.
5.11.6. Claimants entitled to receive Total Compensation Amounts pursuant to
more than one of the Seafood Compensation Program, Coastal Real
Property Claim Process, Economic Damage Claim Process, Real Property
Sales Claim Process, Subsistence Claim Process, VoO Claim Process,
Vessel Physical Damage or Wetlands Real Property Claim Process may
submit Claims for a single Damage Category and accept payment, but must
then effectuate an Individual Release for all Damage Categories. However,
subject to Section 5.11.9, the Individual Release shall allow the Claimant up
to six (6) months from the date of initial payment by the Settlement Program
of the Claimant’s first paid Claim for submitting further Claims in other
Damage Categories as provided in Section 4.4.8.
5.11.7. The Total Compensation Amount a qualifying Claimant receives for any of
the above categories shall be in addition to the Total Compensation Amount
the Claimant is entitled to receive under any other category.
5.11.8. For all Claims other than those made under the Seafood Compensation
Program, the deadline for submission of Claim Forms to the Settlement
Program shall be April 22, 2014 or 6 (six) months after the Effective Date,
whichever occurs later, and the Settlement Program shall remain open
through the determination, appeals, and where applicable, payment of all
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timely submitted Claim Forms.
5.11.9. The deadline for submission of Seafood Program Compensation Claim
Forms to the Settlement Program shall be 30 days after the date of entry of
the Final Order and Judgment by the Court.
5.11.10. Subject to the provisions of Section 4.4.5, Claim Forms must be signed
under penalty of perjury and individually signed by the Natural Person or
Entity who suffered damages, and subject to the provisions of Section
4.4.10, Claims and Claim Forms may not be submitted en masse with the
Claims and Claim Forms of other Natural Persons or Entities.
5.12. Funding of Payments.
5.12.1. A Settlement Trust (the “Settlement Trust”) shall be established for the
purpose of paying Settlement Payments and the costs of administering the
Settlement Program. The Settlement Trust shall be established pursuant to
the order of the Court. The Settlement Trust shall be structured and
operated in a manner so that it qualifies as a “qualified settlement fund”
under section 468B(d)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code and Treasury
Regulation §1.468B-1. The Settlement Trust shall be created and governed
by a Trust Agreement in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the
Claims Administrator, Lead Class Counsel and the BP Parties (the “Trust
Agreement”). The Trust Agreement shall be subject to approval by the
Court. The Settlement Trust, subject to the requirements of Section 4.3.5
and Section 4.3.6.1, may hire Claims Administration Staff or Claims
Administration Vendors as necessary for the Settlement Program. The
Settlement Trust shall be initially comprised of the following separate funds,
which shall together constitute a single qualified settlement fund:
5.12.1.1.1. Seafood Compensation Program Settlement Fund (the “Seafood
Compensation Fund”), which shall be used by the Claims
Administrator to make payments under the Seafood Program;
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5.12.1.1.2. General Claims Settlement Fund (the “General Claims Fund” and
together with the Seafood Compensation Fund, the “Claims
Funds”), which shall be used by the Claims Administrator to make
payments under all Claims programs other than the Seafood
Program;
5.12.1.1.3. Administrative Expense Fund (the “Administrative Fund” and
together with the Claims Funds, the “Funds”), which shall be used
by the Claims Administrator to pay all reasonable and necessary
expenses incurred in connection with the operation of the
Settlement Program, except for the payment of Claims or as
otherwise provided in this Agreement (the “Administrative
Expenses”).
5.12.1.1.4. Gulf Tourism and Seafood Promotional Fund, as described in
Section 5.13.
5.12.1.1.5. Supplemental Information Program Fund, as described in Section
4.4.15.
5.12.1.1.6. With consent of the Parties and consistent with the terms of the
Settlement Agreement, the Claims Administrator, as trustee, may
establish one or more additional funds for the payment of resolved
Claims. Such additional funds shall be considered “Funds” for
purposes of this Settlement Agreement, and, together with the
Funds Listed in Section 5.12.1, shall constitute a single qualified
settlement fund.
5.12.1.1.7. The Claims Administrator is authorized and directed to establish
and operate a fund in the event the Economic Class receives any
monies due pursuant to Section 5.15. Notwithstanding the
preceding sentence, in the event that there are monies remaining in
this fund, and the Agreement is terminated pursuant to Section 21,
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any remaining unspent funds shall revert to the BP Parties.
However, nothing herein shall prevent the expenditure of any such
funds prior to Final Approval.
5.12.1.2. The Settlement Trust and each of the Funds shall be managed by the
Claims Administrator and shall be subject to the continuing jurisdiction
and supervision of the Court. The Claims Administrator shall serve as
trustee (“Trustee”) of the Settlement Trust and as the administrator of the
qualified settlement fund for purposes of Treasury Regulation §1.468B-
2(k)(3) and shall be responsible for making any necessary tax filings and
payments of taxes, estimated taxes, and associated interest and penalties, if
any, by the Settlement Trust and responding to any questions from, or
audits regarding such taxes by, the Internal Revenue Service or any state
or local tax authority, as well as questions from the Department of Labor.
The Trustee shall also be responsible for complying with all tax
information reporting and withholding requirements with respect to
payments made by the Settlement Trust, as well as paying any associated
interest and penalties. Any such tax, interest and penalty payments shall be
paid from the Administrative Fund.
5.12.1.3. The BP Parties shall pay or cause to be paid, within 10 days of
Preliminary Approval, an initial amount of $1 billion to the Settlement
Trust. Of this initial $1 billion, $500 million shall be paid to the Seafood
Compensation Fund, and $500 million shall be paid to the General Claims
Fund. Thereafter, the BP Parties shall pay or cause to be paid, within 10
days of the commencement of each calendar quarter, beginning with the
third quarter of 2012, six additional quarterly payments as follows:
(i) $500 million per quarter to the Settlement Trust for three quarters (of
which additional $500 million payments, $300 million shall be paid to the
Seafood Compensation Fund, and $200 million shall be paid to the
General Claims Fund);
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(ii) then, $400 million per quarter to the Settlement Trust for one quarter
(of which additional $400 million payment, $300 million shall be paid to
the Seafood Compensation Fund, and $100 million shall be paid to the
General Claims Fund); and
(iii) then, $300 million per quarter to the Settlement Trust for two quarters
(of which additional $300 million payments, all $300 million shall be paid
to the Seafood Compensation Fund).
The initial $1 billion payment and the six subsequent quarterly payments
described in clauses (i) through (iii) above shall be irrevocable payments
by the BP Parties. If at any time the balance in the Seafood Compensation
Fund falls below $300 million and/or the balance in the General Claims
Fund falls below $200 million, the Claims Administrator shall provide a
written notice to the BP Parties and Lead Class Counsel specifying the
balance in the Settlement Trust and each of the Claims Funds. The BP
Parties will promptly pay or cause to be paid additional amounts to the
Settlement Trust, from time to time upon receipt of such notice, sufficient
to restore the balance of the General Claims fund to at least $200 million
and the balance of the Seafood Compensation Fund to at least $300
million; provided that in no event will the sum of all amounts allocated
and paid into the Seafood Compensation Fund under all provisions of this
Agreement, in the aggregate, exceed the Seafood Compensation Program
Amount (and if it is determined that any amounts were contributed to the
Seafood Compensation Fund in excess of the Seafood Compensation
Program Amount, the amount of such excess shall be repaid from the
Seafood Compensation Fund to the BP Parties). The Claims
Administrator will provide the BP Parties and Lead Class Counsel with
periodic reports relating to the Claims or other amounts paid from the
Seafood Compensation Fund and the General Claims Fund and projections
of Claims or other payments that are in process, in each case in such detail
and with such frequency as the BP Parties may reasonably request.
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5.12.1.4. The BP Parties shall pay or cause to be paid to the Administrative Fund (i)
an initial amount equal to $50 million to be paid by no later than 10 days
after Preliminary Approval, and (ii) additional amounts as may be required
on a monthly basis thereafter during the administration of the Settlement
Program in accordance with an administrative expense budget to be
developed by the Claims Administrator, subject to the reasonable approval
of the BP Parties and Lead Class Counsel (the “Administrative Budget”).
Contracts entered into with Claims Administration Vendors and their
subcontractors shall provide the BP Parties and Lead Class Counsel with a
right to receive invoices submitted by Claims Administration Vendors and
their subcontractors and a reasonable amount of time to raise concerns or
objections to such invoices prior to their payment. The Claims
Administrator shall provide the BP Parties and Lead Class Counsel on a
monthly basis with a report of Administrative Expenses paid in connection
with the Settlement Program in such detail as the BP Parties may
reasonably request and a reconciliation of such payments in comparison to
the Administrative Budget. The BP Parties and the Claims Administrator
shall adjust the monthly payment amounts accordingly to assure that
sufficient funds are on deposit in the Administrative Fund to cover the
Administrative Expenses on a timely basis. Payment of administrative
expenses by the Claims Administrator shall be subject to oversight by the
District Court.
5.12.1.5. The BP Parties shall have the right (but not the obligation) to prepay, or
cause to be prepaid, any of their payment obligations to the Funds under
the Settlement Agreement. In connection with any such prepayment, the
BP Parties shall designate in writing the payment obligation that is being
prepaid and how such prepayment should effect the BP Parties’ remaining
payment obligations (i.e., whether the amount prepaid should be credited
against the next payment obligation or to one or more subsequent payment
obligations or a combination thereof). No such prepayment or designation
shall otherwise limit the BP Parties’ obligations under the Settlement
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Agreement.
5.12.1.5.1. The BP Parties have established the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
Trust pursuant to a Trust Agreement dated as of August 6, 2010
(the “Trust Agreement”) for the purpose of providing funds to be
used to satisfy damage claims, as more particularly described in
the Trust Agreement, arising from or related to the DWH Oil Spill.
The BP Parties may satisfy each of its payment obligations under
this Section 5.12.1 by arranging for the Deepwater Horizon Oil
Spill Trust to make such payment. It is contemplated by the BP
Parties that such payments generally will be made by the
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Trust. Nothing contained herein in
any way limits or impairs the duties and obligations of the BP
Parties under this Agreement or the Guarantees of payment
obligations under this Agreement provided by BPCNA and BP
p.l.c. set forth in Exhibit 24.
5.12.1.5.2. The Claims Administrator, as trustee of the Settlement Trust, shall
establish an escrow account (each a “Fund Account”) for each
Fund with the Lead Paying Agent (as defined below) as escrow
agent. Each payment specified in this Section 5.12.1 shall be made
into the principal Fund Account established for the applicable
Fund, as designated in writing by the Claims Administrator.
5.12.1.5.3. Upon closure of the Settlement Program under 4.4.16, any funds
remaining in the General Claims Fund, or Administrative Fund,
beyond the initial $1 billion and the subsequent six quarterly
payments referenced in clauses (i) – (iii) of Section 5.12.1.3 shall
revert to the BP Parties.
5.12.1.6. Amounts deposited in each Fund Account shall be invested conservatively
in a manner designed to assure timely availability of funds, protection of
principal and avoidance of concentration risk, only in the following types
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of investments:
x United States government money market funds having a
AAA/Aaa rating awarded by at least two of the three major
rating agencies (Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s or Fitch); or
x Short-dated United States treasury bills and/or interest
bearing deposits at federally insured depository institutions
that are at all times rated A+/A1 or higher by Standard &
Poor’s and Moody’s provided such depository institution
rated A+/A1 or higher at all times holds a stable or positive
outlook.
5.12.1.6.1. The total amount of cash invested in any single United States
government money market fund by the Funds in the aggregate
shall not exceed $200 million and the total amount invested in
deposits at federally insured depository institutions by the Funds in
the aggregate shall not exceed $40 million per depository
institution.
5.12.1.6.2. To provide liquidity, the Lead Paying Agent, in its capacity as
escrow agent for the Claims Funds, shall also be permitted to
deposit funds in a federally insured depository account with the
Gulf Region Bank (as defined below) in such amount as may be
specified in the Lead Payment Agent Agreement.
5.12.1.6.3. Any earnings attributable to the General Claims Funds shall be
transferred to the Administrative Fund and any earnings on the
Administrative Fund shall be retained in the Administrative Fund.
Any earnings attributable to the Seafood Compensation Fund shall
be retained in the Seafood Compensation Fund. Any earnings
attributable to the Gulf Tourism and Seafood Promotional Fund
shall be retained in the Gulf Tourism and Seafood Promotional
Fund. Any earnings attributable to the Supplemental Information
Program Fund shall be retained in the Supplemental Information
Program Fund.
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5.12.1.7. The Claims Administrator shall enter into a Paying Agent Agreement, in
form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the BP Parties and Lead
Class Counsel and approved by the Court, pursuant to which a federally
insured depository institution approved by the BP Parties and Lead Class
Counsel and the Court will serve as the lead paying agent and escrow
agent for the Claims Funds (the “Lead Paying Agent”), and Garden City
Group, Inc. (or another entity agreed to by the BP Parties and Lead Class
Counsel, with approval of the Court) will serve as the claims payment
agent for the Claims Funds (the “Claims Payment Agent”). In addition,
the Lead Paying Agent may enter into an arrangement with one or more
other federally insured depository institutions with branch locations in the
Gulf Region (collectively, the “Gulf Region Bank”) and/or another check
cashing facility agreed to by BP and Lead Class Counsel, and approved by
the Court that provides that checks drawn on the Fund Accounts of the
Claims Funds will be eligible to be cashed or deposited in branches of the
Gulf Region Bank in a manner that will expedite the recipients’ access to
such funds (the “Check Cashing Arrangement”).
5.12.1.7.1. The Paying Agent Agreement and the Check Cashing Arrangement
collectively shall provide for the following actions in connection
with the payment of claims by the Claims Funds:
x The Claims Payment Agent shall be provided with checks that
reflect the name of the Gulf Region Bank, the Gulf Region Bank’s
New Orleans, Louisiana address, and are drawn on the applicable
Fund Account maintained by the Lead Paying Agent.
x The Claims Payment Agent, at the direction of the Claims
Administrator (or its authorized designee), shall write checks in
payment of Claims from the applicable Claims Fund. The Claims
Payment Agent shall provide to the Lead Paying Agent (or its
affiliate) a nightly, system-generated notification of all check
issuances, through an electronic file. This notification report shall
be used by the Lead Paying Agent in connection with its operation
of the encashment program described below.
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x The Gulf Region Bank will accept such checks for cashing without
the requirement that the holder open or maintain an account at the
Gulf Region Bank.
x The Lead Paying Agent and the Gulf Region Bank (and, if
appropriate, the Court-appointed check cashing facility) will
maintain an encashment program in a form acceptable to BP
designed to prevent fraud or other improper payments of checks
drawn on the Fund Accounts of the Claims Funds.

5.12.1.7.2. Payments from the Administrative Fund shall be made by the Lead
Paying Agent in its capacity as escrow agent for the Administrative
Fund Account, at the instruction of the Claims Administrator.
5.12.1.7.3. The Paying Agent Agreement will also provide standard
indemnification by the Settlement Trust and the BP Parties of the
Lead Paying Agent (in its capacity as such and as escrow agent for
the Fund Accounts) and the Claims Payment Agent. Such
indemnification shall exclude negligence and willful misconduct.
The Paying Agent Agreement shall be governed as stipulated in the
Paying Agent Agreement.
5.12.1.7.4. In the event the Claims Administrator is unable to enter into any of
the arrangements specified in this Section 5.12.1 or any of such
arrangements thereafter terminate, the Claims Administrator and
the BP Parties and Lead Class Counsel shall cooperate to develop
and implement (subject to Court approval) an alternative program
that, to the extent practicable, provides for the ability of Claimants
to cash checks drawn on either of the Claims Funds at branches
located in the Gulf Region of one or more depository institutions
without the requirement that the holder open or maintain an
account at such depository institution and provides for an
encashment program designed to detect and eliminate fraud or
other improper application of funds.
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5.12.2. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, the BP Parties may
enter into an arrangement with the Claims Administrator and the Corporate
Trustee and/or Lead Paying Agent (as such terms are defined in the
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Trust Agreement) of the Deepwater Horizon
Oil Spill Trust with respect to Settlement Payments as directed by the
Claims Administrator in accordance with the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
Trust Agreement.
5.12.3. Pursuant to Section 21.3.9, upon any termination of the Agreement under
Section 21, any unspent funds under this Section 5.12 shall revert to BP.
5.13. Gulf Tourism and Seafood Promotional Fund (“Promotional Fund”). The BP
Parties will fund, within 10 days after Preliminary Approval, $57 million
($57,000,000) to promote the Gulf Coast Areas and waters. The Promotional
Fund will be administered by the Claims Administrator.
5.13.1. The purpose of the $57 million Promotional Fund is to promote tourism and
the seafood industry in Gulf Coast areas impacted by the Deepwater
Horizon Incident. In particular, one of the primary purposes of this
Promotional Fund shall be for the support of programs directed to
advertising, promotion and/or marketing which supports Gulf tourism and
the seafood industries.
5.13.2. The Promotional Fund shall be administered and directed by the Claims
Administrator.
5.13.3. In administration of this Promotional Fund, the Administrator may solicit
proposals and applications from public, quasi-public and/or non-profit
entities or organizations located within the Gulf States for support of
programs directed to advertising, promotion and/or marketing of the Gulf
tourism and seafood industries. The public, quasi-public and/or non-profit
entities or organizations seeking Promotional Fund Awards shall apply to a
three-person panel, consisting of a Lead Class Counsel designee, the Claims
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Administrator or his designee, and a BP Parties designee (hereinafter
“Panel”), as follows:
5.13.3.1. Applications for such awards shall be in writing, addressed to the Claims
Administrator. The application shall contain: (1) a budget for the specific
activities proposed (“Budget Narrative”
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) and (2) a description of the
content of the activities or projects which are being proposed, and
identification of the particular channels or media where the project will be
utilized (“Project Narrative”).
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5.13.3.2. Each application should outline the financial stability of the Applicant by
providing, among other relevant items, tax returns, past grant awards
received, financial statements of the organization, annual reports and other
such materials.
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5.13.3.3. In selection of recipients, special attention will be paid to the diversity,
geographic and otherwise, of Applicants. Multiple Promotional Fund
Awards may be awarded to the same applicant; however no more than
$500,000 per year combined may be disbursed in toto to any one
applicant. Furthermore, each award shall be subject to periodic and/or
final reporting to and auditing/or review by the Claims Administrator, as
deemed appropriate by the Claims Administrator.
5.13.4. The Panel may also receive and consider requests from others, in addition to
those seeking grants as described above, which requests must receive the

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Budget Narrative: Relevant documents for a budget narrative include, for example: 1) IRS letter documenting filing
status/tax ID number, 2) most recent audited financial statement (if the most recent audited financial statement is not
available, submit most recent IRS Form 990); 3) Current Operating Budget; 4) copies of an itemized project budget
with description of how funds will be spent.
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Project Narrative: A successful award Applicant's project narrative should describe, inter alia, the organization’s
history and mission; the specific problem or challenge to be addressed; how the proposed project will address this
issue; how funds will be used and how Fund’s financial support will be leveraged by support from the organization
or other sources; the physical location (if any) of project; the audience served, anticipated outcomes, and any needs
assessment that has been done; how to evaluate the project's success; and plans for long-term sustainability of the
program.

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unanimous approval of the Panel in keeping with the primary purpose of the
Promotional Fund.
5.13.5. Upon receiving requests, the Claims Administrator shall consult with the
Panel jointly to determine the most effective methods to satisfy the purposes
of this Promotional Fund. Either the Claims Administrator or the Panel may
retain an independent expert or consultant to advise the Claims
Administrator and/or the Panel with respect to the propriety or effectiveness
of any award.
5.14. As additional consideration to the Economic Class, the BP Parties agree to use
due diligence to prosecute the reserved claims for Insurance Proceeds for
Transocean Personnel described in Section 1.1.4.2 of Exhibit 21, and, if
successful in obtaining a recovery or judgment, to pay an amount equal to the
amount of such recovery to the Economic Class, only as a juridical entity and not
to Economic Class Members individually. Because any such funds are for the
benefit of the Economic Class as a whole, these funds will be held in reserve by
the Trustee in a qualified settlement fund authorized by the Court pending an
equitable and appropriate allocation or use of such funds, to be approved by the
Court, which may include: (a) pro rata distribution to Economic Class Members;
(b) to augment the Seafood Compensation Program; or (c) to address
extraordinary needs or circumstances as agreed to by the BP Parties, which
agreement shall not be unreasonably withheld. In any event, the Court will decide
and direct any allocation, and may appoint a special master or other neutral party
to create any allocation or for other appropriate purposes. If the Agreement is
terminated pursuant to Section 21, any of these funds that have not been disbursed
shall revert to the BP Parties.
5.15. Additional Reserve Funds. With Court approval, Lead Class Counsel or their
designee may create one or more Reserve Funds with any Settlement proceeds
from third or other parties, provided, however, that the Reserve Fund must not
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affect the approval or operation of the Economic Class, and may not increase the
BP Parties’ costs of administration or any other costs.
5.16. Unless the Court directs otherwise, a separate fund (intended to qualify as a
“qualified settlement fund,” under § 468(d)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code and
Treasury Regulation § 1.468B.1) will be established out of which common benefit
attorneys’ fees and costs to the Economic Class Counsel and/or other common
benefit attorneys who have submitted time and costs in compliance with Pretrial
Order 9, will be paid by Order of the Court. This separate qualified settlement
fund will be established pursuant to Order of the Court, and operated under Court
supervision and control. This separate qualified settlement fund shall be separate
from any of the funds described in Section 5.12, and will not be administered by
the Claims Administrator. BP’s discharge from liability regarding payment of
these attorneys’ fees and costs into the Fund described in Section 5.16 shall be
determined in conjunction with the negotiation of attorneys’ fees to be conducted
and shall be set forth in Exhibit 27 and as approved by the Court. The Court shall
determine the form and manner of administering this fund, in which BP will have
no reversionary interest.
6. CLAIMS APPEAL PROCESS
6.1. Subject to and in accordance with Sections 4.3.7 and 4.3.8, Economic Class
Members will have up to three opportunities, depending on their circumstances, to
have their Claims reconsidered and reviewed to assure accuracy, transparency,
independence, and adherence by the Settlement Program to the terms of this
Agreement.
6.1.1. Appeal for Insufficient Documentation.
6.1.1.1. In the event a Claim is denied because it cannot be fully processed, in
whole or in part, on grounds of insufficient documentation, the Claimant
has the option to seek a review by a separate DOCUMENTATION
REVIEWER assigned by the Claim Administrator. Such appeal shall be
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filed within 20 days of issuance of written notice to the Claimant from the
Settlement Program of insufficient documentation. If the Documentation
Reviewer finds error in the denial for insufficient documentation, the
Claimant’s Claim will be referred back to the Settlement Program which
will then process the Claim. Any decision of the Documentation
Reviewer with respect to the documentation issue discussed in this Section
shall be without prejudice to the Claimant’s right at any time prior to
termination of the Settlement Agreement to resubmit the Claim.
6.1.2. Appeal of Final Determination of Settlement Program.
6.1.2.1. Reconsideration.
6.1.2.1.1. Within 30 days of issuance of notice in writing to the Claimant of a
final determination of a Claim by the Settlement Program, a
Claimant may request in writing reconsideration by the Settlement
Program of that determination on the grounds that the Settlement
Program committed a calculation error, failed to take into account
relevant information or data or otherwise failed to follow the
standards governing the determination. The Settlement Program
will also maintain a website where a form of request for
reconsideration may be filed. The Settlement Program shall
provide access to the Claimant and the BP Parties of all forms,
calculations and worksheets relied upon by the Settlement Program
in reaching the final determination.
6.1.2.2. Appeals to Panel
6.1.2.2.1. Appeals shall be heard by either a single-member APPEAL
PANEL or a three-member Appeal Panel depending on the value
of the Claim being appealed.
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6.1.2.2.2. APPEAL PANELIST pool: The roster of Appeal Panelists
eligible to sit on an Appeal Panel shall consist of between 10 and
20 Appeal Panelists.
6.1.2.2.3. Nomination of the Appeal Panelist pool: Within 21 days of
Preliminary Approval, the Parties shall agree on a list of at least 30
individuals as potential Appeal Panelists and jointly submit that list
of nominees to the Court, who will select the Appeal Panelists.
6.1.2.2.4. Selection of the Appeal Panelist pool: The Parties shall agree to
the joint recommendation of at least 30 candidates possessing the
relevant experience and qualifications for appointment by the
Court, in the exercise of its independent discretion, to serve as the
Appeal Panelists. The Parties shall continue this process of joint
selection, as necessary, to accomplish the Court’s approval and
appointment of a full panel of Appeal Panelists. The Parties shall
indicate along with the submission whether the potential Appeal
Panelist is qualified to hear appeals on Claims of $1,000,000 or
more. From the joint list of nominees, the Court may select some
or all of the nominees for inclusion in the Appeal Panelist pool. In
the event the Court’s selection does not fill the Appeal Panel, or in
the event of a vacancy on the Appeal Panel, the Parties shall
nominate additional candidates, in accordance with this Section,
for the Court’s consideration for appointment to the Appeal Panel.
6.1.2.2.5. Selection of the Appeal Panel: The appointment to and service on
the Appeal Panels is subject to the oversight of the Court, which
shall retain jurisdiction over the Appeal Panels.
6.1.2.2.5.1. Appeals of Claims Under $1,000,000: Appeals taken by either
Party on claims less than $1,000,000 shall be decided by a
single-member Appeal Panel. The Appeal Panelists shall be
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randomly selected by the Claims Administrator from the
Appeal Panelist pool.
6.1.2.2.5.2. Appeals of Claims of $1,000,000 or more: Appeals taken by
either Party on Compensation Amounts for $1,000,000 or more
shall be decided by a three-member Appeal Panel. If the
appeal is being taken by a Claimant, the three-member Appeal
Panel shall have at least one Appeal Panelist from the
Claimant’s home state. Only Appeal Panelists approved by the
Court to hear claims for Compensation Amounts of $1,000,000
or more shall be eligible to sit on a three-member Appeal
Panel. The Appeal Panelists shall be randomly selected by the
Claims Administrator from the approved Appeal Panelists in
the Appeal Panelist pool who are eligible to hear claims for
Compensation Amounts of $1,000,000 or more. In the event
that the Appeal is being taken by a Claimant, the home-state
Appeal Panelists shall be randomly selected from the sub-list
of Appeal Panelists from that state; the remaining two Appeal
Panelists shall be randomly selected from the entire Appeal
Panelists pool approved by the Court to hear claims for
Compensation Amounts of $1,000,000 or more.
6.1.2.2.5.3. The continued service on the Appeal Panels is within the sole
discretion of the Court which shall retain jurisdiction over the
Appeal Panels.
6.1.2.2.5.4. The Appeal Panel shall have the right to establish its own
procedural rules regarding the review of appeals.
6.1.2.3. Claimant Appeal. A Claimant may Appeal within 30 days of the issuance
of final written notice from the Settlement Program of a determination of
final compensation award. For purposes of determining a filing fee and
the type of Appeal Panel or Panelists, the amount of compensation sought
by the Claimant shall be treated as the Compensation Amount. A
Claimant that exercises the right to Appeal shall elect at the time of filing,
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to either:
6.1.2.3.1. Pay a filing fee that shall be refunded if the Claimant prevails.
(“Prevails” means that the Claimant is awarded an increase in the
Compensation Amount). The amount of the filing fee shall be as
follows:
Compensation Amount Fee
Up to $10,000 $100
$10,001 to $25,000 $150
$25,001 to $50,000 $200
$50,001 to $100,000 $250
$100,001 to $250,000 $500
$250,001 to $500,000 $1,000
$500,001 or more $2,500

or
6.1.2.3.2. Agree in writing that, if the Claimant does not prevail, any
Compensation Amount (exclusive of any RTP) that had been
determined by the Settlement Program shall be reduced by 5%.
6.1.2.4. BP Appeal. The BP Parties may Appeal a final compensation award
determination only where the Compensation Amount determined by the
Settlement Program is in excess of $25,000. The BP Parties shall receive
notice of an award on the same date that notice is provided to the
Economic Class Member and shall have the following time periods within
which to exercise their Appeal right for Claims in the following monetary
ranges: (a) for awards of $25,000 to $250,000 the BP Parties shall have
ten days from the date of notice of the award to Appeal; (b) for awards of
$250,001 to $500,000 the BP Parties shall have fifteen days from the date
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of notice of the award to Appeal; and (c) for awards of greater than
$500,001 the BP Parties shall have twenty days from the date of the notice
of the award to Appeal. The BP Parties shall pay the following filing fees
to exercise their right to Appeal:
Compensation Amount Fee
$25,001 to $50,000 $400
$50,001 to $100,000 $500
$100,001 to $250,000 $1,000
$250,001 to $500,000 $2,000
$500,001 to $1,000,000 $4,000
More than $1,000,000 $5,000

6.1.3. Filing fees for Appeals shall be added to the Promotional Fund referred to in
Section 5.13.
6.2. Appeals Compensation Method. All Appeals where the issue is the
Compensation Amount shall be conducted using a baseball process in which the
Claimant and the BP Parties exchange and submit in writing to the Appeal
Panelist or Appeal Panel their respective proposals (“Initial Proposal”) for the
base Compensation Amount they propose the Claimant should receive. The
Appeal Panelists or Appeal Panel may consider only the following
documentation: the Initial and Final Proposal and any memorandum in support
thereof; the complete record of the Claimant in the Settlement Program; the
Agreement and all of its attachments; Court rulings on similar issues; and prior
Appeal rulings on similar issues. The Claimant and the BP Parties must exchange
and submit a final proposed base compensation amount (“Final Proposal”) to the
Appeal Panelist or Appeal Panel. Either Party shall have five (5) days to accept
the other Party’s Final Proposal and end the Appeal. Without an agreed
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resolution, the Appeal Panelist or Appeal Panel must choose to award the
Claimant either the Final Proposal by the Claimant or the Final Proposal by the
BP Parties but no other amount. The Claimant and the BP Parties may choose to
reach a compromise at any point up to the time the Appeal Panelist or Appeal
Panel issues its decision. Once the Appeal Panelist or Appeal Panel issues a
decision, it shall be final. The base compensation amount will then be presented
to the Claims Administrator to further process the Claim as appropriate.
6.3. The procedures attached as Exhibit 25 hereto shall apply to Appeals pursuant to
this Section 6. The Settlement Program may establish additional procedures for
the Appeal Process not inconsistent with Exhibit 25.
6.4. Appeal Review Standards. The Standard of Review by the Appeal Panelist or
Appeal Panel shall be a de novo review of the complete record of that Claimant in
the Settlement Program to enforce compliance with this Agreement as approved
by the Court.
6.5. Review Costs. In the event that a Claimant prevails in an Appeal the Claimant
shall be entitled to an additional 5% added to the total pre-RTP amount of the
final award. If the Claimant is being compensated by the Seafood Compensation
Fund, any additional compensation awarded as part of the 5% additional payment
shall not be paid by the Seafood Compensation Fund but shall be paid separately
by BP.
6.6. Court Inherent Jurisdiction. The Court maintains the discretionary right to review
any Appeal determination to consider whether the determination was in
compliance with the Agreement. Upon reviewing such a determination, the Court
shall treat the Appeal determination as if it were a recommendation by a
Magistrate Judge.
6.7. Written Appeal Compensation Determination. For every Appeal, the Appeal
Panelist or Appeal Panel shall issue a written determination. For all Appeals in
which the Appeal Panel determines the Claimant should receive a Compensation
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Amount of $1,000,000 or more, the Appeal Panel shall issue a written opinion
describing the basis for its determination.
6.8. Immediately upon issuance of final written notice from the Claims Administrator
of a determination of a Claim, the Settlement Program shall provide BP, Lead
Class Counsel, Claimant and Claimant’s counsel (if Claimant is represented) with
electronic access to the full record of the Claim at issue.
6.9. Compensation for Appeal Panelists. The Claims Administrator shall devise a
uniform compensation program for Appeal Panelists as to which he shall seek
input from the Claims Administration Panel. Such compensation program shall
be subject to the approval of the Court.
7. PRELIMINARY APPROVAL BY THE COURT AND CLASS CERTIFICATION.
7.1. Economic Class Counsel and BP’s Counsel agree to take all actions and steps
reasonably necessary to obtain a Preliminary Approval Order from the Court.
7.2. CLASS CERTIFICATION FOR SETTLEMENT PURPOSES ONLY. The
Parties agree to jointly seek class certification of the Economic Class under Fed.
R. Civ. P. 23(a) and 23(b)(3) for the sole purpose of effectuating this Agreement
under its terms and conditions. The Parties do not waive or concede any position
or argument they have for or against class certification of any class for any other
purpose in any action or proceeding. Any class certification order entered under
this Agreement shall not constitute evidence, an admission, or a finding that the
Economic Class or any class proposed by an Economic Class Member for any
other purpose is appropriate for class certification. To the extent the Court enters
the proposed form of Preliminary Approval Order and Final Judgment without
material alteration, the Final Order will provide for vacation of the Preliminary
Approval Order in the event the Agreement does not become effective. In the
event that the Court certifies the proposed Economic Class in connection with this
Agreement, BP will not oppose the motion brought by Interim Class Counsel or
Lead Class Counsel (or their designee) seeking to certify a litigation class against
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Transocean or Halliburton, but limited to the recovery of punitive damages and/or
assigned rights from the BP Parties.
7.3. Tolling of Statute of Limitations and Presentment.
7.3.1. Upon entry of the Preliminary Approval Order, the statutes of limitation
applicable to any and all claims or causes of action that have been or could
be asserted by or on behalf of any Economic Class Member are hereby
tolled and stayed. The limitations period shall not begin to run again for any
Economic Class Member unless and until (a) they Opt Out of the Economic
Class, or (b) they execute an Individual Release (the Individual Release will
contain a provision that further Claims can be made under this Agreement,
as allowed by this Agreement, regardless of any statute of limitations) or (c)
the Agreement is terminated pursuant to Court Order. In the event the
Agreement is terminated pursuant to Court Order, the limitations period for
each Economic Class Member as to whom the limitations period had not
expired as of the date of the Preliminary Approval Order shall extend for the
longer of 90 days from the last required issuance of notice of termination or
the period otherwise remaining before expiration. Notwithstanding the
temporary tolling agreement herein, the Parties recognize that any time
already elapsed for any Plaintiffs or Economic Class Members on any
applicable statutes of limitations shall not be reset, and no expired claims
shall be revived, by virtue of this temporary tolling agreement. Plaintiffs
and Class Members do not admit, by entering into this Agreement, that they
have waived any applicable tolling protections available as a matter of law
or equity. Nothing in this Agreement shall constitute an admission in any
manner that the statute of limitations has been tolled for anyone outside the
Economic Class, nor does it constitute a waiver of legal positions regarding
tolling.
7.3.2. Regardless of whether the Agreement becomes effective, Claims with a sum
certain and some documentation and/or other proof that are submitted to the
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Settlement Program shall be deemed to satisfy presentment and all
requirements of 33 U.S.C. § 2713.
8. NOTICE AND FAIRNESS HEARING.
8.1. CLASS NOTICE
8.1.1. As part of their Joint Motion for Preliminary Approval, the Parties shall
submit to the Court an agreed upon ECONOMIC AND PROPERTY
DAMAGES SETTLEMENT CLASS NOTICE PLAN.
8.1.2. The Class Notice Plan, to be implemented at the BP Parties’ expense in
accordance with the terms of the Class Notice Plan, shall be designed to
meet the requirements of Fed. R. Civ. P. 23 (c)(2)(B) and shall include:
8.1.2.1. A multi-media notice effort covering the entire United States with a focus
on the Gulf Coast Areas.
8.1.2.1.1. The media notice effort will include publication in over 1,100 local
newspapers and nationwide publication in leading national
consumer magazines, trade, business and specialty publications,
local television, radio and newspapers in the Gulf Coast Areas,
appropriate foreign language and African-American publications
and online banner advertising.
8.1.2.2. Individual mailed notification to those Class Members who can
practicably be identified from Court filings and records, GCCF records,
and otherwise, pursuant to the Court approved Class Notice Plan.
8.1.2.2.1. The Economic Class Action Settlement Notice shall be mailed to
identifiable potential Class Members in the Economic Class,
plaintiffs in the MDL, including Natural Persons and Entities who
filed short form joinders in the MDL. To the extent BP or
Economic Class Counsel is aware that any of these Economic
Class Members are represented by counsel other than Economic
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Class Counsel, the Economic Class Action Settlement Notice shall
also be mailed to their attorney.
8.1.2.3. Prior to mailing, all addresses will be checked against the National Change
of Address database managed by the CLASS NOTICE
ADMINISTRATOR. If a record is returned as invalid, the Class Notice
Administrator will update the address through third-party address search
services and re-mail as appropriate.
8.1.2.4. A case website where potential Economic Class Members can obtain
additional information and documents, including the Economic Class
Action Settlement Notice, SUMMARY PUBLICATION NOTICE,
Agreement, Claim Form, relevant orders of the Court and any other
information the Parties may agree to provide or that the Court may
require.
8.1.2.5. A toll-free telephone system through which potential Economic Class
Members can obtain additional information, and the Economic Class
Action Settlement Notice and Claim Form.
8.1.3. In addition to the foregoing, a Court-approved notice will be given if the
Settlement terminates, and a Court-approved reminder notice will be given
in advance of the Claim filing deadline at BP’s expense.
8.2. OPT OUTS
8.2.1. The Economic Class Action Settlement Notice shall provide instructions
regarding the procedures that must be followed for Economic Class
Members to exclude themselves (“Opt Out”) from the Economic Class
pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 23(c)(2)(B). The Parties agree that, to validly
exclude themselves from the Economic Class, Economic Class Members
must submit a written request to Opt Out, which must be received by the
Entity identified in the Class Notice Plan for that purpose, properly
addressed, and postmarked no later than October 1, 2012, or such later date
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as the Court orders in the Preliminary Approval Order. A written request to
Opt Out may not be signed by any form of electronic signature, but must be
signed by a handwritten signature. Economic Class Counsel will be
provided with identifying information on OPT OUTS on a weekly basis,
under a confidentiality Order of the Court, to enable them to determine the
validity of Opt Outs and assist those who wish to revoke an Opt Out. All
requests to Opt Out must be signed by the Natural Person or Entity seeking
to exclude himself, herself or itself from the Economic Class. Attorneys for
such Natural Persons or Entities may submit a written request to Opt Out,
but they must still be signed by the Natural Person or Entity.
8.2.2. An Economic Class Member has the right to Opt Out of the Economic
Class. An Economic Class Member may make one or more Claims for
Seafood Compensation Program, Economic Damage, Subsistence Damage,
VoO Charter Payment, Vessel Physical Damage, Coastal Real Property
Damage, Wetlands Real Property Damage and/or Real Property Sales
Damage. However, Economic Class Members who exercise the right to Opt
Out of the Economic Class must do so for all included Claims that the
Economic Class Member possesses.
8.2.3. Pursuit of Excluded and Reserved Claims. Class Members are not required
to Opt Out in order to pursue Expressly Reserved Claims, and may make
included Claims without releasing the foregoing Expressly Reserved
Claims. BP agrees not to raise any defense of “claim splitting” it otherwise
might have raised with respect to such prosecution of the foregoing
Expressly Reserved Claims. BP also agrees not to raise any defense of
“claim splitting” it otherwise might have raised with respect to prosecution
of Claims brought by employees in the otherwise excluded Gaming, Oil and
Gas, Banking, Insurance, Funds, Defense Contractors and Developers
Industries referred to in Section 1.3.1.9, but only regarding their lost
earnings from employment in those industries.
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8.2.4. All Economic Class Members who do not timely and properly Opt Out shall
in all respects be bound by all terms of this Agreement and the Final Order
and Judgment, shall be entitled to all procedural opportunities and
protections described herein and provided by the Court, and all
compensation for which they qualify under its terms, and shall be
permanently and forever barred from commencing, instituting, maintaining
or prosecuting any action based on any Released Claim against any
Released Parties in any court of law or equity, arbitration tribunal or
administrative or other forum.
8.2.5. Any Economic Class Member may revoke his, her or its Opt Out from the
Economic Class and thereby receive the benefit of this Economic and
Property Damage Settlement up until three (3) days prior to the Fairness
Hearing; or later, if the BP Parties consent in their sole and unilateral
discretion as provided in Section 8.2.6 below; or otherwise, if the Court so
orders on good cause shown.
8.2.6. After the Fairness Hearing and in addition to the provisions of Section 8.2.5
of this Agreement, the BP Parties shall have the discretion, but not the
obligation, to provide a new Economic Class Action Settlement Notice to
Economic Class Members who have timely and properly opted out from the
Economic Class allowing them the option, upon such conditions reasonably
imposed by the BP Parties, to rescind or withdraw their Opt Out and to
participate in the Economic Class. This provision does not apply to
Economic Class Members who have gone through the OPA PROCESS and
provided a release as part of that OPA Process. Any such new Economic
Class Action Settlement Notice that the BP Parties decide to send out, if
they so decide, must be approved by Economic Class Counsel and the Court
before it is sent.
8.3. REQUIREMENTS FOR OBJECTIONS AND APPEARANCES.
8.3.1. Subject to Court approval, any Economic Class Member may present
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written objections, if he, she or it has any, explaining why the Agreement
should not be approved as fair, reasonable and adequate, or why attorneys’
fees and expenses to Economic Class Counsel should not be awarded in the
amounts requested. Any Economic Class Member who or that wishes to
object to any aspect of the Agreement must file with the Court, and serve on
Economic Class Counsel and BP’s Counsel, by first-class mail, no later than
August 31, 2012, a written statement of the objection(s). The written
statement of the objection(s) must include (a) a detailed statement of the
Economic Class Member’s objection(s); (b) the Economic Class Member’s
name, address and telephone number; (c) written proof that the individual or
Entity is in fact an Economic Class Member, such as proof of residency,
ownership of property and the location thereof, and/or business operation
and the location thereof; and (d) any other supporting papers, materials or
briefs the Economic Class Member wishes the Court to consider when
reviewing the objection.
8.3.2. Economic Class Members may raise an objection either on their own or
through an attorney hired at their own expense. If an Economic Class
Member hires an attorney to represent him, her or it, the attorney must (a)
file a notice of appearance with the Clerk of the Court no later than
August 31, 2012; and (b) comply with the procedures described in Section
8.3.1 above.
8.3.3. An Economic Class Member who files an objection, but then submits and
releases a Claim before the Fairness Hearing shall lose the right to object.
Economic Class Members, or their attorneys, who intend to make an
appearance at the Fairness Hearing must serve on Economic Class Counsel
and BP’s Counsel, by first-class mail, and file with the Court, no later than
August 31, 2012, or as the Court otherwise may direct, a notice of their
intention to appear at the Fairness Hearing.
8.3.4. Any Economic Class Member, and/or their attorney(s), who fails to comply
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with the provisions of the preceding subsections shall waive and forfeit any
and all rights they may have to object to the Agreement, and shall be bound
by all the terms of the Agreement and by all proceedings, orders and
judgments in the Deepwater Horizon Economic Litigation.
9. COMMUNICATIONS TO THE PUBLIC.
9.1. The Parties, BP’s Counsel and Economic Class Counsel may jointly or separately
issue press releases announcing and describing this Agreement upon filing. The
form, content, and timing of such press releases relating to this Agreement shall
be subject to mutual agreement of the Parties, which shall not be unreasonably
withheld, and in addition, the BP Parties shall, in their sole discretion, be entitled
to include such information as required by law or regulation. Lead Class Counsel
(or their designee) and the BP Parties will consult regarding press releases.
Communications by or on behalf of the Parties and their respective Counsel
regarding this Agreement with the public and media shall be made in good faith,
shall be consistent with the Parties’ agreement to take all actions reasonably
necessary for preliminary and final approval of the Settlement, and the
information contained in such communications shall be consistent with the
content of the Notice approved by the Court. Nothing herein is intended to or
shall be interpreted to inhibit or interfere with Economic Class Counsel’s ability
to communicate with the Court, Economic Class Members, potential Economic
Class Members, or their counsel.
10. RELEASE AND DISMISSAL OF ALL CLAIMS AND OTHER PROTECTIONS.
10.1. The Economic Class, Plaintiffs and all Economic Class Members, on behalf of
themselves and their heirs, beneficiaries, estates, executors, administrators,
personal representatives, agents, trustees, insurers, reinsurers, subsidiaries,
corporate parents, predecessors, successors, indemnitors, subrogees, assigns, and
any natural, legal or juridical person or Entity entitled to assert any claim on
behalf of or in respect of the Economic Class or any Plaintiff or Economic Class
Member, hereby release and forever discharge with prejudice, and covenant not to
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sue, the Released Parties for any and all Released Claims; provided however that
this Release does not apply to, and the term Released Claims does not include,
Expressly Reserved Claims. In the event a Released Party is sold or otherwise
transferred to, or purchases or otherwise acquires, or enters into a partnership or
joint venture with, a Natural Person or Entity that is not otherwise a Released
Party immediately prior to giving effect to such transaction, then the non-
Released Party shall as a result of such transaction obtain a benefit under this
Release only with respect to any liability of the Released Party that it, or any such
partnership or joint venture, has acquired or assumed or otherwise become liable
for, and not in its own right.
10.2. Released Claims shall include all claims arising out of, due to, resulting from, or
relating in any way to, directly or indirectly, the Deepwater Horizon Incident,
including any and all actions, claims, costs, expenses, taxes, rents, fees, profit
shares, liens, remedies, debts, demands, liabilities, obligations, or promises of any
kind or nature whatsoever, in both law or in equity, past or present, whether
known or unknown, including claims for any and all Unknown Claims or
damages, future injuries, damages or losses not currently known, but which may
later develop, provided they arise out of, are due to, result from, or relate in any
way to, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, the Deepwater Horizon Incident,
whether possessed or asserted directly, indirectly, derivatively, representatively or
in any other capacity, and whether or not such clams were or could have been
raised or asserted before the Court, and regardless of whether pursuant to
statutory law, codal law, adjudication, quasi-adjudication, regulation, or
ordinance, including common law, maritime or admiralty, statutory and non-
statutory attorneys’ fees, breach of contract, breach of any covenant of good faith
and/or fair dealing, fraud, misrepresentation, fraudulent concealment, deception,
consumer fraud, antitrust, defamation, tortious interference with contract or
business expectations, loss of business expectations or opportunities, loss of
employment or earning capacity, diminution of property value, violation of the
federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act or any similar state
law, violations of any consumer protection act, punitive damages, exemplary
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damages, multiple damages, non-compensatory damages, compensatory damages,
pain and suffering, interest, injunctive relief, declaratory judgment, costs,
deceptive practices, unfair business practices, regulation, strict liability,
negligence, gross negligence, willful misconduct, nuisance, trespass, fraudulent
concealment, statutory violations, including the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 or other
statutory claims, unfair business practices, breach of fiduciary duty, and all other
theories, whether existing now or arising in the future, arising out of, due to,
resulting from, or relating in any way to, directly or indirectly, the Deepwater
Horizon Incident. Released Claims shall not include Expressly Reserved Claims,
which means the following Claims that are not recognized or released under the
Agreement, and are reserved to the Economic Class Members: (1) Bodily Injury
Claims, which are excluded from the Economic Class, but certain of which may
be asserted in the Medical Benefits Class Action Settlement as described therein;
(2) claims of BP shareholders in any derivative or direct action solely in their
capacity as BP shareholders; (3) claims of Natural Persons and Entities for
Moratoria Losses; (4) claims relating to menhaden (or “pogy”) fishing,
processing, selling, catching, or harvesting; and (5) claims for Economic Damage
suffered by Entities or employees (to the extent they allege Economic Damage
based on their employment by such an Entity during the Class Period) in the
Banking, Gaming, Financial, Insurance, Oil and Gas, Real Estate Development,
Defense Contractor Industries, and Entities selling or marketing BP-branded fuel
(including jobbers and branded dealers) as defined in Section 2.2.4. In addition,
the Economic Class, Plaintiffs’ and Economic Class Members’ Claims for
punitive or exemplary damages against Halliburton and Transocean are reserved.
10.3. Released Parties, for purposes of the Released Claims means (i) BP (including all
persons, entities, subsidiaries, divisions and business units comprised thereby),
together with (ii) the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Trust; (iii) the persons, entities,
divisions, and business units listed on Exhibit 20 (“Other Released Parties”); (iv)
each of BP’s and the Other Released Parties’ respective past, present and future
directors, officers, employees, general or limited partners, members, joint
venturers, and shareholders, and their past, present and future spouses, heirs,
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beneficiaries, estates, executors, administrators, personal representatives,
attorneys, agents, trustees, insurers, reinsurers, predecessors, successors,
indemnitees, assigns; (v) any natural, legal or juridical person or Entity acting on
behalf of or having liability in respect of BP or the Other Released Parties, in their
respective capacities as such; and (vi) the federal Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund
and any state or local fund, and, as to i-vi above, each of their respective
Affiliates, including their Affiliates’ officers, directors, shareholders, employees,
and agents. Released Parties will also include any vessels owned or chartered by
any Released Party (except for the Deepwater Horizon itself). Notwithstanding
anything herein to the contrary, in no event shall any of the following be deemed
to be a Released Party: Transocean or Halliburton. The Economic Class,
Plaintiffs and Economic Class Members specifically reserve its and their rights
for punitive and exemplary damages against Transocean and Halliburton. In
addition, the Economic Class specifically reserves its rights under the Assigned
Claims.
10.4. Release shall mean those Releases set forth in this Section 10.
10.5. Unknown Claims and damages or not currently known claims and damages
(whether or not capitalized) shall mean all past, present and future claims and
damages arising out of facts, including new facts or facts found hereafter to be
other than or different from the facts now believed to be true, arising out of, due
to, resulting from, or relating in any way to, directly or indirectly, the Deepwater
Horizon Incident covered by the Release in Section 10 that any Natural Person
or Entity providing a Release, including the Plaintiffs and Economic Class
Members, do not, in whole or in part, know or suspect to exist and which, if
known by them, might have affected their decision to provide such Release,
including all claims arising out of new facts or facts found hereafter to be other
than or different from the facts now believed to be true.
10.6. The Economic Class, Plaintiffs and the Economic Class Members expressly
waive and release with prejudice, and shall be deemed to have waived and
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released with prejudice, any and all rights that they may have under any law,
codal law, statute, regulation, adjudication, quasi-adjudication, decision,
administrative decision, or common law principle that would otherwise limit the
effect of the Release to those claims or matters actually known or suspected to
exist at the time of execution of the Release. California law is not applicable to
this Agreement, but purely for illustrative purposes the Released Claims include,
but are not limited to the release of claims provided for in Section 1542 of the
California Civil Code, which provides as follows: “A general release does not
extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his or
her favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him or her
must have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor.”
10.7. The Release is not intended to prevent BP from exercising its rights of
contribution, subrogation, or indemnity under the OPA or any other law,
including its rights of assignment regarding Assigned Claims as set forth in
Exhibit 21. BP is hereby subrogated to any and all rights that the Economic Class
Members, or any of them, may have had or have arising out of, due to, resulting
from, or relating in any way to, directly or indirectly, the Deepwater Horizon
Incident under the OPA. All such rights of BP to contribution, indemnity, and
subrogation, and BP’s subrogation to the rights of Economic Class Members, are
subject to the provisions regarding Assigned Claims in Exhibit 21.
10.8. The Economic Class Members shall be required to provide the following
certifications:
10.8.1. For business or property claims: “I certify that either: (1) I have not made
an insurance claim or received any insurance proceeds for any business or
property claim arising out of, due to, resulting from, or relating in any way
to, directly or indirectly, the Deepwater Horizon Incident; or (2) if I have
made or do make an insurance claim and/or receive or have received
insurance proceeds for any business or property claim arising out of, due to,
resulting from, or relating in any way to, directly or indirectly, the
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Deepwater Horizon Incident, I will indemnify BP for any liability and
defense costs it incurs for a subrogation claim made against BP arising out
of (a) such insurance proceeds provided that the subrogation claim is
brought by an entity seeking payment of insurance proceeds to me for any
business or property claim arising out of, due to, resulting from, or relating
in any way to, directly or indirectly, the Deepwater Horizon Incident; and
(b) the amount that I indemnify BP shall not exceed the amount of insurance
proceeds that I received for the business or property claim at issue.”
10.8.2. For individual claims: “I certify that either (1) I have not made a claim for
unemployment insurance benefits arising out of, due to, resulting from, or
relating in any way to, directly or indirectly, the Deepwater Horizon
Incident; or (2) if I have made or do make a claim for unemployment
insurance benefits arising out of, due to, resulting from, or relating in any
way to, directly or indirectly, the Deepwater Horizon Incident, I will
indemnify BP for any liability and defense costs it incurs for a subrogation
claim made against BP arising out of such insurance proceeds provided that
the subrogation claim is brought by an entity seeking payment of insurance
proceeds to me for any business or property claim arising out of, due to,
resulting from, or relating in any way to, directly or indirectly, the
Deepwater Horizon Incident; and the amount that I indemnify BP shall not
exceed the amount of insurance proceeds that I received for the
unemployment insurance benefits claim at issue.”
10.9. As a condition precedent to receiving a Settlement Payment, including after the
Effective Date, a Claimant must sign an Individual Release.
10.10. The Parties agree that this Agreement and Release is entered into in consideration
of the agreements, promises, and mutual covenants set forth in this Agreement,
the Release, the entry of the Final Order and Judgment dismissing all Released
Claims against all Released Parties with prejudice and approving the terms and
conditions of the Settlement as set forth in this Agreement, and for such other
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good and valuable consideration the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby
acknowledged, subject to the Parties’ ongoing performance of this Agreement and
the GUARANTOR’S and BACK-UP GUARANTOR’S respective Guarantees
of the BP Parties’ payment obligations hereunder in accordance with the terms of
the Guarantees.
10.11. Consistent with the Claim Frameworks for Coastal Real Property Claims and
Wetlands Real Property Claims, the Economic Class, Plaintiffs and the Economic
Class Members agree not to institute federal or state regulatory proceedings
concerning cleanup, removal, spill response or remediation of Real Property as a
means to seek the redress of Released Claims. Other provisions concerning
regulatory proceedings in the Claim Framework for Coastal Real Property Claims
and Wetlands Real Property Claims are incorporated herein by reference.
10.12. Dismissal of All Claims
10.12.1. In consideration of the benefits provided under this Agreement, upon the
Effective Date, all Released Claims by or on behalf of the Economic Class,
Plaintiffs or any and all Economic Class Members against any and all
Released Parties shall be dismissed with prejudice.
10.12.2. From and after the Effective Date for the consideration provided for herein
and by operation of the Final Order and Judgment, this Agreement shall be
the exclusive remedy for any and all Released Claims by or on behalf of the
Economic Class, Plaintiffs or any and all Economic Class Members against
any and all Released Parties, and the Economic Class, Plaintiffs and
Economic Class Members shall not recover, directly or indirectly, any sums
from any Released Parties for any Released Claims other than those
received for the Released Claims under the terms of this Agreement.
10.12.3. From and after the Effective Date, the Parties agree that the Economic
Class, Plaintiffs and each and every Economic Class Member, and all other
persons and Entities claiming by, through, or on behalf of, them will be
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forever barred and enjoined from commencing, filing, initiating, instituting,
prosecuting, maintaining, or consenting to any judicial, arbitral, or
regulatory action against the Released Parties with respect to the Released
Claims.
10.12.4. From and after the Effective Date, if the Economic Class, Plaintiffs or any
Economic Class Member commences, files, initiates, or institutes any new
action or other proceeding for any Released Claims against the Released
Parties in any federal or state court, arbitration tribunal, or administrative or
other forum, such action or other proceeding shall be dismissed with
prejudice and at the cost of (a) the Economic Class if the Economic Class
brings such action or proceeding, or (b) the Plaintiffs and/or Economic Class
Members who bring such action or proceeding provided, however, before
any costs may be assessed, counsel for such Economic Class Member, or, if
not represented, such Class Member shall be given reasonable notice and an
opportunity voluntarily to dismiss such new action or proceeding with
prejudice. Furthermore, if any Released Party brings any legal action before
any Court or arbitration, regulatory agency, or other tribunal to enforce its
rights under this Agreement, such Released Party shall be entitled to recover
any and all related costs and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) from
(a) the Economic Class if the Economic Class brings such action, or (b) the
Plaintiffs and/or Economic Class Members who bring such action; in
violation or breach of its obligations under this Section 10.
11. ASSIGNMENT AND PROTECTIONS.
11.1. The Parties have agreed to the terms of an assignment and certain protections for
Released Parties as set forth in Exhibit 21.
12. DENIAL OF WRONGDOING OR LIABILITY.
12.1. This Agreement constitutes the resolution of disputed claims and is for settlement
purposes only. BP expressly denies that it has committed all of the alleged
wrongdoing in the Action, or is liable for all of the wrongs and theories alleged
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therein. Nevertheless, BP has concluded that it is in BP’s best interest that the
Action be settled on the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement. BP
reached this conclusion after considering the factual and legal issues in the
Action, the substantial benefits of a final resolution of the Action, the expense that
would be necessary to defend the Action through trial and any appeals that might
be taken, the benefits of disposing of protracted and complex litigation, and the
desire of BP to conduct its business unhampered by the distractions of continued
litigation over the Released Claims. Plaintiffs and BP agree that neither this
Agreement, nor any actions undertaken by the BP Parties in the negotiation,
execution or satisfaction of this Agreement shall constitute, or be construed as, an
admission of any liability or wrongdoing, or recognition of the validity of any
allegation of fact or law made by the Plaintiffs, the Economic Class or by any
Economic Class Member in this Action or in any other action or proceeding.
12.2. This Agreement, any statements or negotiations made in connection with this
Agreement, and any actions undertaken by BP under this Agreement, shall not be
offered or be admissible as evidence or used in any other fashion against BP in
any lawsuit, action, hearing or proceeding for any purpose, including the
existence, certification or maintenance of any purported class, except (i) in any
action or proceeding brought to enforce the terms of this Agreement by the
Economic Class, or by any Economic Class Member, against the BP Parties, or
(ii) by BP in defense of any claims against it brought by Plaintiffs, the Economic
Class, or by any Economic Class Member in any other action. Nor shall this
Agreement serve as precedent in any manner, because the Agreement is based on
the specific facts of this matter and is for settlement purposes only.
12.3. The use of environmental data (including SCAT and NRDA data) as part of this
Agreement shall not constitute an admission or judicial determination related to
the admissibility or interpretation of such data for any other purpose, and, further,
the use of such data shall have no effect on, and shall be without prejudice to, the
use, admissibility and interpretation of such data for any other purpose, including
any claims for natural resource damages. The fact that the Claims Administrator
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or the Court accepts or relies upon any evidence of loss submitted by the
Economic Class or any Economic Class Member shall not constitute a finding or
determination of loss or damage for any purpose including, but not limited to, in
any proceedings related to claims for natural resource damages; further the Parties
agree that the use, submission, interpretation or acceptance (including non-
objection) of such evidence shall not constitute an admission or determination that
such evidence is relevant or admissible for any purpose other than the Settlement
Program under this Agreement.

13. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES.
13.1. Interim Class Counsel and Proposed Economic Class Counsel represent and
warrant that they have authority to enter into this Agreement on behalf of the
Economic Class Representatives.
13.2. The BP Parties represent and warrant that they have all requisite corporate power
and authority to execute, deliver and perform this Agreement. The execution,
delivery, and performance by the BP Parties of this Agreement has been duly
authorized by all necessary corporate action. This Agreement has been duly and
validly executed and delivered by the BP Parties, and constitutes their legal, valid
and binding obligation.
13.3. The Parties warrant and represent that no promise or inducement has been offered
or made for the Release contained in Section 10, except as set forth expressly
herein, and that this Agreement, including its Release, is executed without
reliance on any statements or any representations not contained herein, and that
this Agreement and its Release reflect the entire Agreement between the Parties.
The warranties and representations made throughout the Agreement shall survive
the execution and delivery of this Release and shall be binding upon the
respective heirs, representatives, successors and assigns of each of the Parties.
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13.4. Plaintiffs and Proposed Economic Class Counsel expressly acknowledge and
represent that they (a) have performed an independent investigation of the
allegations of fact and law made in connection with the Deepwater Horizon
Economic Litigation; and (b) may hereafter discover facts in addition to, or
different from, those that they now know or believe to be true with respect to the
subject matter of this Agreement and/or the actions or matters covered by the
Release. Nevertheless, the Parties intend to resolve their disputes pursuant to the
terms of this Agreement and thus, in furtherance of their intentions, the
Agreement shall remain in full force and effect notwithstanding the discovery
after the date of this Agreement or at any other time of any additional facts or law,
or changes in law, and this Agreement shall not be subject to rescission or
modification by reason of any change or difference in facts or law.
13.5. The Parties specifically understand that there may be further pleadings, discovery
responses, documents, testimony, or other matters or materials owed by the
Parties to each other, pursuant to existing pleading requirements, discovery
requests, pretrial rules, procedures, orders, decisions, or otherwise, and that, as of
the date of this Agreement, each Party expressly waives any right to receive,
inspect, or hear such pleadings, discovery, testimony, or other matters or materials
during the pendency of the Settlement proceedings contemplated by this
Agreement and subject to further order of the Court.

14. PLAINTIFFS’ COUNSEL’S ATTORNEY’S FEES AND COSTS.
14.1. As a material term and condition precedent to a Settlement Agreement, the BP
Parties and the PSC must reach agreement regarding the amount of attorneys’ fees
and costs for the common benefits to the putative Economic Class, which will be
subject to final determination and approval by the Court. In no event will the BP
Parties be obligated to pay more in fees and costs in connection with the putative
Economic Class than the amount to be agreed to with the PSC. The Parties have
not had any fees discussion to date, and will not have such a discussion until the
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Court has first authorized such discussions. Details regarding this provision shall
be negotiated and attached as Exhibit 27.
15. FINAL ORDER AND JUDGMENT, DISMISSAL WITH PREJUDICE.
15.1. The Parties shall jointly seek a Final Order and Judgment that:
15.1.1. approves the Settlement in its entirety pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 23(e) as
fair, reasonable, and adequate;
15.1.2. finds that this Agreement, with respect to Economic Class Members who are
minors, lack capacity, or are incompetent, is fair, reasonable and adequate;
15.1.3. confirms the certification of the Economic Class, for settlement purposes
only;
15.1.4. confirms the appointment of the Economic Class Representatives;
15.1.5. confirms the appointment of the Economic Class Counsel and Lead Class
Counsel;
15.1.6. finds that the Class Notice and Class Notice Plan satisfied and satisfy the
requirements set forth in Fed. R. Civ. P. 23(c)(2)(B);
15.1.7. permanently bars and enjoins each Economic Class Member from
commencing, asserting, and/or prosecuting any and all Released Claims
against any Released Party;
15.1.8. dismisses with prejudice the Action without further costs, including claims
for interest, penalties, costs and attorneys’ fees;
15.1.9. dismisses with prejudice all the Released Claims by the Releasing Parties
against the Released Parties without further costs, including claims for
interest, penalties, costs and attorneys’ fees;
15.1.10. orders the dismissal with prejudice of all RELATED CLAIMS pending in
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the Court, and without further costs, including claims for interest, penalties,
costs, and attorneys’ fees;
15.1.11. orders all Economic Class Members with Related Claims pending in any
federal or state court, forum, or tribunal other than the Court to dismiss with
prejudice such Related Claims, and without further costs, including claims
for interest, penalties, costs, and attorneys’ fees;
15.1.12. confirms the appointment of the Claims Administrator and Claims
Administration Vendors;
15.1.13. expressly incorporates the terms of this Agreement and provides that the
Court retains continuing and exclusive jurisdiction over the Parties, the
Economic Class Members and this Agreement, to interpret, implement,
administer and enforce the Agreement, in accordance with its terms;
15.1.14. orders all Economic Class Members to comply with the Assignment and
Protections provisions of Section 11 and Exhibit 21.
16. COOPERATION OF PARTIES AS TO CONSUMMATION OF SETTLEMENT.
16.1. The Parties agree to take all actions necessary to obtain final approval of this
Agreement and entry of a Final Order and Judgment, including the terms and
provisions described in this Agreement, and dismissing all Released Claims
against all Released Parties with prejudice. Upon the Effective Date, the Parties
also agree to take all actions and steps necessary to obtain dismissal of all other
lawsuits that are pending and/or may be filed against BP, arising out of, due to,
resulting from, or relating in any way to, directly or indirectly, the subject matter
of the Deepwater Horizon Economic Litigation, to the extent of Released Claims
against Released Parties.
17. COOPERATION OF PARTIES AS TO SUPPORT OF SETTLEMENT.
17.1. The Parties agree to support the final approval and implementation of this
Agreement and defend it against objections, appeal, or collateral attack. Neither
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the Parties nor their Counsel, directly or indirectly, will encourage any person to
object to the Economic and Property Damages Settlement. Nothing in this
Agreement shall impair BP’s right to take any action to defend itself in any trial
where BP is a party.
18. CONTINUING JURISDICTION.
18.1. Pursuant to the Final Order and Judgment, the Court shall retain continuing and
exclusive jurisdiction over the Parties and their Counsel for the purpose of
enforcing, implementing and interpreting this Agreement, including all issues
relating to the scope, application and/or operation of the Release in Section 10
above, including jurisdiction over all Economic Class Members, and over the
administration and enforcement of the Agreement and the distribution of its
benefits to Economic Class Members, and any dispute arising as to the action or
election of any Party under Section 21 below regarding the enforceability or
illegality of any provisions of this Agreement. Any disputes or controversies
arising out of or related to the interpretation, enforcement or implementation of
the Agreement and the Release shall be made by motion to the Court. In addition,
the Parties, including each member of the Economic Class as defined in the Final
Order and Judgment, and their Counsel are hereby deemed to have submitted
irrevocably to the exclusive jurisdiction of this Court for any suit, action,
proceeding or dispute arising out of or relating to this Agreement. The terms of
the Agreement shall be incorporated into the Final Order and Judgment of the
Court dismissing with prejudice all Released Claims by the Economic Class,
Plaintiffs, and Economic Class Members against all Released Parties, which shall
allow that Final Order and Judgment to serve as an enforceable injunction by the
Court for purposes of the Court’s continuing jurisdiction related to the
Agreement.
18.2. Before filing any motion or petition in the Court raising a dispute arising out of or
related to this Agreement, counsel for the Parties shall consult with each other and
certify to the Court that they have consulted.
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19. STAY OR ADJOURNMENT OF ALL PROCEEDINGS.
19.1. BP’s position is that a stay or adjournment of any trial proceeding (including the
previously set Phase I trial) that would or might determine BP’s liability to the
Economic Class is a material term and condition precedent to the Settlement from
the date of the Parties’ execution of this Agreement through the Court’s
determination of the fairness of the Settlement. Plaintiffs and Proposed Economic
Class Counsel shall not oppose BP’s position.
20. DUTIES OF ECONOMIC CLASS COUNSEL.
20.1. Interim Class Counsel and Proposed Economic Class Counsel acknowledge that
under applicable law their duty is to the entire Economic Class, to act in the best
interest of the Economic Class as a whole, with respect to promoting, supporting,
and effectuating, as fair, adequate and reasonable, the approval, implementation,
and administration of the Settlement embodied in this Agreement, and that their
professional responsibilities as attorneys are to be viewed in this light, under the
ongoing supervision and jurisdiction of the Court that appoints them to represent
the interests of the Economic Class.
21. ILLEGALITY OR UNENFORCEABILITY OF PROVISIONS.
21.1. In the event that the Release contained in Section 10 above, or the Individual
Releases as to all Economic Class Members contained in Section 4 above, or any
portion or provision thereof, shall for any reason be held in whole or in part to be
invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any respect, such invalidity, illegality, or
unenforceability shall not affect any other provision, or portion thereof, if the BP
Parties elect in their sole discretion in writing to proceed as if such invalid, illegal,
or unenforceable provision, or portion thereof, had never been included in this
Agreement. Alternatively, the BP Parties, in these circumstances, may elect in
writing that the entire Agreement be rendered null and void consistent with the
terms described in Section 21.3 below.
21.2. In the event that any other material provision of this Agreement, with materiality
to be determined jointly by the Parties in their sole but good faith discretion, shall
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for any reason be held in whole or in part to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable
in any respect, such invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability shall not affect any
other provision, or portion thereof, of this Agreement if either Party elects in
writing to proceed as if such invalid, illegal, or unenforceable provision, or
portion thereof, had never been included in this Agreement. Alternatively, either
Party may, in these circumstances, elect in writing that the entire Agreement be
rendered null and void consistent with the terms described in Section 21.3 below.
Such election shall be prospective from the date of the election.
21.3. This Agreement shall, at the written election of the BP Parties filed in the MDL
2179 (E.D. La.), become null and void and shall have no further effect with
respect to any Party to the Deepwater Horizon Economic Litigation if any of the
events or actions in Sections 21.3.1 to 21.3.4 occur. If this Agreement for any
reason terminates and becomes null and void, the Claims Administrator will
continue to process Claims that have been submitted but as to which the Claimant
has not executed an Individual Release. However, each such Claimant must agree
to be individually represented by an attorney of the Claimant’s choice (if not
already represented) or by one or more of the attorneys who served as Economic
Class Counsel, who must agree in writing to accept such representation, as a
precondition for payment. There shall be no payment until an Individual Release
has been executed. Claimants who have already received an initial payment on
one or more of their Claims and executed an Individual Release shall still receive
the full six months from the initial payment to make another Claim, as provided in
Section 4.4.8, notwithstanding any termination of the Agreement.
21.3.1. the Preliminary or Final Approval of the Settlement described in this
Agreement is not obtained or is reversed on appeal by a court of last resort;
or
21.3.2. the Effective Date does not occur for any reason; or
21.3.3. entry of the Final Order and Judgment is finally reversed; or
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21.3.4. the Final Order and Judgment is materially modified by the Court or on
appeal by a court of last resort.
21.3.5. Such written election must be made within thirty (30) days of the BP Parties
receiving written notice of any of the events described in Sections 21.3.1
through 21.3.4 above.
21.3.6. In addition, the BP Parties have the absolute and unconditional right, before
the date of the Final Approval Hearing, solely at their option, to terminate
this Agreement in the event the number of potential Economic Class
Members who have filed valid and timely requests for exclusion (Opt Out)
exceeds a number agreed to by the Parties and to be filed with the Court in a
sealed envelope or in the event the Court permits or allows a certified class
of Natural Persons or Entities who are also members of the Economic Class
to Opt Out of the Settlement after the BP Parties and/or Plaintiffs challenge
such Opt Out by a certified class.
21.3.7. In the event this Agreement is terminated, this Agreement shall not be
offered into evidence or used in this or any other action for any purpose,
including in support or opposition to the existence, certification or
maintenance of any purported class. In such event, this Agreement, and all
negotiations, proceedings, documents prepared and statements made in
connection with this Agreement, shall be without prejudice to any Party and
shall not be admissible into evidence and shall not be deemed or construed
to be an admission or concession by any Party of any fact, matter or
proposition of law and shall not be used in any manner for any purpose, and
all Parties shall stand in the same position as if this Agreement had not been
negotiated, made, entered into or filed with the Court.
21.3.8. If this Agreement for any reason terminates and becomes null and void, the
Parties shall jointly move the Court to vacate the Preliminary Approval
Order and any other orders certifying a class in the Action. However, as set
forth more fully in Section 10 above, any Economic Class Member who or
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that received a Settlement Payment and executed an Individual Release is
fully bound and shall continue to be bound by the Individual Release.
21.3.9. If the Agreement terminates for any of the reasons in this Section, any
unspent funds shall revert to BP, including any funds described in Section
5.12.
22. PRESERVATION OF CONFIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS.
22.1. In the event any confidential documentation is provided by or on behalf of the
Parties in the course of the Settlement process, the Parties and their Counsel
agree that all such documentation shall be preserved until after performance of all
terms of the Agreement is completed, and the use of such documentation shall be
governed by the following pretrial orders entered in the MDL: Pretrial Order No.
13, Order Protecting Confidentiality; Pretrial Order No. 29, Regarding Documents
Produced by BP in the Texas City Litigation; Pretrial Order No. 38, Order
Relating to Confidentiality of Settlement Communications; and Pretrial Order No.
47, Order Regarding Designation of Documents as “Confidential” or “Highly
Confidential.” The Parties shall continue to treat documents in conformity with
the requirements of the confidentiality requirements of the foregoing pretrial
orders.
23. INTERPRETATION.
23.1. All references in this Agreement to a section, article, exhibit or schedule are to a
section, article, exhibit or schedule of this Agreement, unless otherwise indicated.
Whenever the context may require, any pronoun will include the corresponding
masculine, feminine, and neuter forms. The words “includes” and “including”
will be deemed to be followed by the words “without limitation” whenever used.
Any definition of or reference to any agreement, instrument or other document
will be construed as from time to time amended, supplemented or otherwise
modified. Any definition of or reference to any law will be construed as referring
to such law as from time to time amended and any successor to such law and to
the rules and regulations issued from time to time under such law.
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23.2. The titles in this Agreement are for convenience only and shall not be used to
interpret the provisions of the Agreement.
24. NO PENALTY OR FINE.
24.1. The Parties agree and acknowledge that no consideration, amount or sum paid,
credited, offered, or extended, or to be paid, credited, offered, or extended, by any
of the Defendants in the performance of this Agreement constitutes a penalty,
fine, or any other form of assessment for any alleged claim or offense.
25. AGREEMENT MUTUALLY PREPARED.
25.1. This Agreement shall be deemed to have been mutually prepared by the Parties
and shall not be construed against any of them by reason of authorship.
26. BINDING AND ENTIRE AGREEMENT.
26.1. Plaintiffs, the Economic Class, and each Economic Class Member and the BP
Parties expressly and each agree that the terms of this Agreement, and all
provisions hereof, including all representations, promises, agreements, covenants
and warranties, and including the Exhibits thereto, are contractual and not a mere
recital and shall survive the execution of this Agreement. This Agreement and its
exhibits, attachments, and appendices shall constitute the entire agreement and
understanding among the Parties and supersedes all prior proposals, negotiations,
agreements, and understandings relating to the subject matter of this Agreement.
This Agreement shall be binding upon and shall inure to the benefit of the Parties
hereto and their representatives, heirs, successors and assigns.
27. RECEIPT OF ADVICE OF COUNSEL.
27.1. Plaintiffs acknowledge, agree and specifically warrant and represent that they
have discussed with a representative of Interim Class Counsel the terms of this
Agreement relevant to them, and the Release contained in Section 10 above, have
received legal advice with respect to the advisability of entering into this
Agreement and the Release, and the legal effect of this Agreement and the
Release.
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28. EXTENSION OF TIME AND MINISTERIAL CHANGES.
28.1. The Parties may agree, subject to approval of the Court where required, to
reasonable extensions of time to carry out and/or implement the terms and
provisions of this Agreement and to make necessary ministerial changes to this
Agreement.
29. EXECUTION OF AGREEMENT IN COUNTERPARTS.
29.1. This Agreement may be executed in counterparts, and a facsimile signature shall
be deemed an original signature for purposes of this Agreement.
30. DECEASED, DISSOLVED OR BANKRUPT CLASS MEMBERS.
30.1. Where an Economic Class Member is deceased and a payment is due to that
Economic Class Member, upon receipt of proper notification and documentation
the Settlement Payment will be made to such Economic Class Member’s personal
representative. Where an Economic Class Member is no longer in business or
dissolved and a Settlement Payment is due to that Economic Class Member, upon
receipt of proper notification and documentation the Settlement Payment will be
made to such Economic Class Member or its creditors (including governmental
taxing authorities) as the Claims Administrator shall reasonably determine.
Where an Economic Class Member has been declared bankrupt, or is the subject
of an open and ongoing bankruptcy proceeding, and a Settlement Payment is due
to that Economic Class Member, upon receipt of proper notification and
documentation the Settlement Payment shall be made to such Economic Class
Member in accordance with the applicable United States Bankruptcy Code
provisions.
31. MINOR AND INCOMPETENT CLASS MEMBER SETTLEMENT PROVISION.
31.1. A Guardian Ad Litem shall be nominated by the Parties and approved by the
Court under Fed. R. Civ. P. 17(c) to examine this Agreement and make a
recommendation to the Court regarding the fairness, reasonableness and adequacy
of this Agreement to determine whether the Settlement is in the best interest of
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such Economic Class Members who are MINOR CLASS MEMBERS or
INCOMPETENT CLASS MEMBERS. The Guardian Ad Litem shall
investigate the potential claims for all persons who are minors or incompetent
adults, who, but for their lack of capacity, may otherwise participate as Economic
Class Members, and shall, following such investigation, report the results of his or
her independent investigation to the Parties, and make a recommendation to the
Court as to the fairness, reasonableness and adequacy of this Agreement to
determine whether the Settlement is in the best interest of such Economic Class
Members.
31.2. In processing a Minor Class Member’s claim, to promote judicial efficiency, the
Claims Administrator may review all relevant laws relating to distribution of a
Minor Class Member’s benefits under this Agreement, such that where
streamlined procedures exist not requiring domiciliary court approval or
supervision, the Claims Administrator is authorized to adopt those procedures as
part of a claims administration protocol applicable to Minor Class Members. The
Claims Administrator is also authorized to exercise reasonable discretion in
delaying payment to a Minor Class Member where, through a reasonable period
of time, such person will reach age of majority; thereby rendering moot any minor
settlement or similar proceedings following the law of that Minor Class Member’s
domicile.
31.3. Minor or Incompetent Class Members who are otherwise represented by another
adult Natural Person, as tutor, guardian, conservator or similar fiduciary at the
time of submission of a Claim Form, need not have their rights protected under
this Agreement through the Guardian Ad Litem.
31.4. The Guardian Ad Litem shall work with the Claims Administrator to identify
those persons in need of representation before the Court to promote the interests
of judicial efficiency through application of federal procedural law, taking into
account any relevant state laws that impact distribution to such Minor Class
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Members and Incompetent Class Members, to ensure that the rights of those
persons are fully exercised under the terms of this Agreement.
31.5. Where a Minor Class Member or Incompetent Class Member is also legally
represented in accordance with the law of domicile of such person, the Guardian
Ad Litem shall have no standing or power on behalf of such Minor Class Member
or Incompetent Class Member
32. NO TAX ADVICE.
32.1. No opinion regarding the tax consequences of this Settlement to any individual
Economic Class Member is being given or will be given by BP or its counsel,
Interim Class Counsel or Proposed Economic Class Counsel, nor is any
representation or warranty in this regard made by virtue of this Agreement.
Plaintiffs must consult their own tax advisors regarding the tax consequences of
the Settlement, including any payments provided hereunder and any tax reporting
obligations they may have with respect thereto. Each Economic Class Member’s
tax obligations, and the determination thereof, are his, her, or its sole
responsibility, and it is understood that the tax consequences may vary depending
on the particular circumstances of each individual Economic Class Member. The
BP Parties shall have no liability or responsibility whatsoever for any such tax
consequences resulting from payments under this Settlement. To the extent
required by law, the BP Parties will report payments made under the Agreement
to the appropriate authorities.
33. NO OTHER RIGHTS OR REMEDIES.
33.1. Nothing expressed or implied in this Agreement is intended to or shall be
construed to confer upon or give any Natural Person or Entity other than
Economic Class Members, Plaintiffs, the BP Parties and the Released Parties any
right, benefit, entitlement, claim, cause of action or remedy under or by reason of
this Settlement.
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34. NOTICE
34.1. Written Notice to the Plaintiffs or Economic Class Counsel must be given to
Stephen J. Herman, Herman Herman Katz & Cotlar, 820 O’Keefe Avenue, New
Orleans, LA 70113, Sherman@hhkc.com, and James P. Roy, Domengeaux
Wright Roy & Edwards, 556 Jefferson Street, Lafayette, LA 70502,
jimr@wrightroy.com. Written notice to BP must be given to Richard C. Godfrey,
Kirkland & Ellis LLP, 300 North LaSalle Blvd, Chicago, IL 60654,
rgodfrey@kirkland.com, and R. Keith Jarrett, Liskow & Lewis, Suite 5000, One
Shell Square, 701 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70139, rkjarrett@liskow.com.
All notices required by the Agreement shall be sent by overnight delivery and
electronic mail.
35. WAIVER
35.1. The waiver by any Party of any breach of this Agreement by another Party shall
not be deemed or construed as a waiver of any other breach, whether prior,
subsequent, or contemporaneous, to this Agreement.
36. APPLICABLE LAW
36.1. Notwithstanding the law applicable to the underlying claims, which the Parties
dispute, this Agreement and the Release and Individual Releases hereunder shall
be interpreted in accordance with General Maritime Law as well as in a manner
intended to comply with OPA.
37. GUARANTOR
37.1. BPCNA shall not be a Party to this Agreement, but shall serve as Guarantor of the
BP Parties’ payment obligations under this Agreement as set forth in the
Guarantee attached hereto as Exhibit 24A. BP p.l.c. shall not be a Party to this
Agreement, but shall serve as a Back-Up Guarantor as set forth in the Guarantee
attached hereto as Exhibit 24B.
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38. DEFINITIONS.
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38.1. For purposes of this Agreement, the following terms (designated by capitalization
throughout this Agreement) shall have the following meanings. Terms used in the
singular shall be deemed to include the plural and vice versa. In addition, many
of the Exhibits to this Agreement contain Definitions, which shall be applicable to
any and all provisions applying, referencing or incorporating such Exhibit.
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38.2. Action shall mean the Complaint filed in Bon Secour Fisheries, Inc. v. BP on or
about April 16, 2012, Civil Action No. 12-970, and any amendments thereto.
38.3. Affiliate means with respect to any Natural Person or Entity, any other Natural
Person or Entity that directly, or indirectly, through one or more intermediaries,
controls, or is controlled by, or is under common control with, such Natural
Person or Entity.
38.4. Agreement shall mean this Economic and Property Damages Settlement
Agreement.
38.5. Appeal Panel shall mean the panel appointed pursuant to the Appeal Process.
38.6. Appeal Panelist shall mean an individual serving on the Appeal Panel pursuant to
the Appeal Process.
38.7. Appeal Process shall mean the process through which an Economic Class
Member may appeal a decision by the Settlement Program regarding the payment
of compensation pursuant to one or more of the Claims Processes under this
Agreement as set forth in Section 6 above and presented more fully in Exhibit 25.
38.8. Assigned Claims shall mean the claims defined in Exhibit 21.
38.9. Back-Up Guarantor shall mean BP p.l.c.

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These definitions are of key terms used in the Agreement. Additional definitions may be found in the Exhibits
hereto, and shall not be repeated herein.
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38.10. Benchmark Period shall have the meaning set forth in the Definitions section of
the relevant framework (e.g., Business Economic Loss, Individual Economic
Loss) applicable to a Claim.
38.11. Bodily Injury Claims shall mean claims and damages, including lost wages, for or
resulting from personal injury, latent injury, future injury, progression of existing
injury, damage, disease, death, fear of disease or injury or death, mental or
physical pain or suffering, or emotional or mental harm, anguish or loss of
enjoyment of life, including any claim for mental health injury, arising out of, due
to, resulting from, or relating in any way to, directly or indirectly, the Deepwater
Horizon Incident.
38.12. BP shall mean BP Exploration & Production Inc., BP America Production
Company, BP America Inc., BP Company North America Inc., BP Corporation
North America Inc., BP Corporation North America Inc. Savings Plan
Investment Oversight Committee, BP Energy Company, BP Exploration
(Alaska) Inc., BP Global Special Products (America) Inc., BP Holdings North
America Limited, BP p.l.c., BP Products North America Inc., and each of their
respective direct or indirect parents, subsidiaries and subsidiary undertakings (as
those terms are defined in the U.K. Companies Act 2006), Affiliates, divisions,
and business units.
38.13. BP’s Counsel shall mean Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Liskow & Lewis.
38.14. BP Parties shall mean BP Exploration & Production Inc. and BP America
Production Company.
38.15. Business Claimant or Business Economic Loss Claimant shall mean an Entity, or
a self-employed Natural Person who filed a Form 1040 Schedule C, E or F, which
or who is an Economic Class Member claiming Economic Damage allegedly
arising out of, due to, resulting from, or relating in any way to, directly or
indirectly, the Deepwater Horizon Incident.
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38.16. Business Economic Loss Claims shall mean the Claims brought by the Business
Economic Loss Claimants described in Exhibits 4A-7.
38.17. Charterer shall mean BP, Lawson, USMS, USES, DRC, or any other BP
subcontractor utilized by BP to implement the VoO Program.
38.18. Charter Fishing shall mean owners, captains and deckhands that carry
Passenger(s) for Hire to engage in Recreational Fishing.
38.19. Claim shall mean any demand or request for compensation (other than Bodily
Injury Claims or Expressly Reserved Claims), together with any properly
completed form and accompanying required documentation, submitted by a
Claimant to the Settlement Program.
38.20. Claimant shall mean any Natural Person or Entity that submits a Claim to the
Settlement Program seeking compensation as a member of the Economic Class.
38.21. Claims Administrator shall mean that person or entity selected and appointed or
designated by the Court who shall administer this Economic and Property
Damages Settlement under the supervision of the Court in accordance with the
terms set forth in Section 4.
38.22. Claims Administration Panel shall mean the panel consisting of the Claims
Administrator, one representative designated by BP and one representative
designated by Lead Class Counsel.
38.23. Claims Administration Staff shall mean the individuals employed by the Claims
Administrator and or Claims Administration Vendors.
38.24. Claims Administration Vendor. The initial Claims Administration Vendors have
been selected by the Parties and approved by the Court. Subsequently, Claims
Administration Vendors shall mean an Entity or Entities selected by the Parties
and approved by the Court.
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38.25. Claim Forms shall mean all forms and materials required under this Agreement or
by the Settlement Program to support a Claim, including all supporting
documentation required by any such Claim Form.
38.26. Claim Processes shall mean the Seafood Compensation Program Claim Process,
Coastal Real Property Claim Process, Economic Damage Claim Process, Real
Property Sales Claim Process, Subsistence Claim Process, VoO Claim Process,
Vessel Physical Damage Claim Process and Wetlands Real Property Claim
Process.
38.27. Class Notice Administrator shall mean the entity selected and appointed or
designated by the Court who shall administer the Class Notice and Class Notice
Plan.
38.28. Class Period shall mean April 20, 2010 until the date of the filing of the Action,
which is April 16, 2012.
38.29. Coastal Real Property shall mean the property in the Coastal Real Property Claim
Zone.
38.30. Coastal Real Property Claim Process shall mean that process described in the
Compensation Framework for Coastal Real Property Claims, attached as Exhibit
11A.
38.31. Coastal Real Property Claim Zone shall mean the areas identified on the Coastal
Real Property Compensation Zone Map included with the Coastal Real Property
Claim Framework.
38.32. Coastal Real Property Claimant shall mean an Economic Class Member claiming
to have suffered Coastal Real Property Damage.
38.33. Coastal Real Property Compensation Amount shall mean the Compensation
Amount calculated for an eligible Coastal Real Property Claimant for Coastal
Real Property Damage pursuant to the terms of the Agreement including the
Coastal Real Property Claim Framework.
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38.34. Coastal Real Property Damage shall mean a loss alleged by a Coastal Real
Property Claimant that satisfies the requirements set forth in the Coastal Real
Property Claim Framework.
38.35. Compensation Amount shall mean that amount awarded to a Claimant prior to the
addition of any RTP.
38.36. Compensation Period shall have the meaning set forth in the Definitions section
of the relevant framework (e.g., Business Economic Loss, Individual Economic
Loss) applicable to a Claim.
38.37. Consumer shall mean a Natural Person or an Entity who or which buys any
product for individual use or consumption and not for manufacture or resale.
38.38. “Contemporaneous” or “Contemporaneously prepared” records or documentation
shall mean documents or other evidence generated or received in the ordinary
course of business at or around the time period to which they relate; in the case of
financial statements, this shall include all periodic financial statements regularly
prepared in the ordinary course of business. In addition, “contemporaneous” or
“contemporaneously” prepared evidence or documentation, even if not proximate
in time to the event or occurrence to which it relates, shall include (1)
documentation that is based on or derived from other data, information, or
business records created at or about the time of the event, occurrence or item in
question, (2) a statement that is consistent with documentation created at or about
the time of the event, occurrence or item in question, or (3) would support a
reasonable inference that such event, occurrence, or other item in question
actually occurred.
38.39. Corporate Headquarters or Headquarters shall mean a physical office in which the
principal executive offices and direct support staff for senior management
functions of a business Entity are located.
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38.40. Court shall mean the United States District Court for the Eastern District of
Louisiana, Judge Carl Barbier, presiding, in In Re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig
“Deepwater Horizon” in the Gulf of Mexico, on April 20, 2010, MDL No. 2179.
38.41. Deepwater Horizon Court Supervised Settlement Program or Settlement Program
shall mean all of the activities and obligations of the Claims Administrator or
those under his supervision necessary to implement the Deepwater Horizon
Economic and Property Damages Settlement Agreement.
38.42. Deepwater Horizon Economic Litigation shall mean all Claims brought by
Plaintiffs or any Economic Class Member for damage covered by the Seafood
Compensation Program, Coastal Real Property Damage, Economic Damage, Real
Property Sales Damage, Subsistence Damage, VoO Charter Payment, Vessel
Physical Damage or Wetlands Real Property Damages allegedly arising out of,
due to, resulting from, or relating in any way to, directly or indirectly, the
Deepwater Horizon Incident, in the multidistrict litigation titled In re Oil Spill by
the Oil Rig “Deepwater Horizon” in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010 (MDL
No. 2179).
38.43. Deepwater Horizon Incident shall mean the events, actions, inactions and
omissions leading up to and including (i) the blowout of the MC252 WELL; (ii)
the explosions and fire on board the Deepwater Horizon on or about April 20,
2010; (iii) the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon on or about April 22, 2010; (iv)
the release of oil, other hydrocarbons and other substances from the MC252 Well
and/or the Deepwater Horizon and its appurtenances; (v) the efforts to contain the
MC252 Well; (vi) RESPONSE ACTIVITIES, including the VoO Program; (vii)
the operation of the GCCF; and (viii) BP public statements relating to all of the
foregoing.
38.44. Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Trust shall mean the irrevocable common law trust
established under Delaware law in accordance with the trust agreement titled
“Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Trust” dated August 6, 2010, and entered into
among BP Exploration & Production Inc.; John S. Martin, Jr. and Kent D.
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Syverud, as individual trustees; and Citigroup Trust-Delaware, N.A., as corporate
trustee.
38.45. Economic and Property Damages Settlement Class shall have the meaning set
forth in Sections 1 and 2.
38.46. Documentation Reviewer shall be the individual assigned by the Claims
Administrator to review Claims denied, in whole or in part, on grounds of
insufficient documentation.
38.47. Economic and Property Damages Settlement Class Member or Economic Class
Member shall mean all such Natural Persons or Entities who or that satisfy the
requirements for membership in the Economic Class and do not timely and
properly Opt Out of the Economic Class as set forth in Section 8 above.
38.48. Economic and Property Damages Settlement Class Member Individual Release or
Individual Release shall mean the document attached as Exhibit 26, which is a
Release and Covenant not to Sue that must be executed by any Economic Class
Member who or that receives compensation for a Claim pursuant to one or more
of the Claim Processes prior to the Effective Date.
38.49. Economic and Property Damages Settlement Class Notice Plan or Class Notice
Plan shall mean that which sets forth the methods, timetable, and responsibilities
for providing notice of this Agreement to Economic Class Members.
38.50. Economic and Property Damages Settlement Class Representatives or Plaintiffs
shall mean the named Plaintiffs in the Action.
38.51. Economic Class shall mean the Economic and Property Damages Settlement
Class.
38.52. Economic Class Counsel shall mean the Economic and Property Damages
Settlement Class Counsel appointed by the Court.
38.53. Economic Class Release shall mean the Release described in Section 10.
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38.54. Economic Class Representatives shall mean the named plaintiffs in the Action.
38.55. Economic Damage shall mean loss of profits, income and/or earnings arising in
the Gulf Coast Areas or Specified Gulf Waters allegedly arising out of, due to,
resulting from, or relating in any way to, directly or indirectly, the Deepwater
Horizon Incident; provided, however, that Economic Damage does not include (1)
loss of profits or earnings, or damages for injury relating to real property or
personal property that constitutes any part of the Seafood Compensation Program,
Coastal Real Property Damage, Real Property Sales Damage, Wetlands Real
Property Damage, Vessel Physical Damage, or (2) VoO Charter Payment, or
(3) damages for loss of Subsistence use of natural resources, which constitutes
Subsistence Damage.
38.56. Economic Damage Claim Process shall mean that process described in the
Economic Damage Claim Frameworks.
38.57. Economic Damage Claim Frameworks shall mean the rules described in Exhibits
4A-8E.
38.58. Economic Damage Claimant shall mean an Individual Claimant or Business
Claimant who or that claims to have suffered Economic Damage.
38.59. Economic Damage Compensation Amount shall mean the compensation amount
calculated for an Economic Damage Claimant pursuant to the terms of the
Agreement and the Economic Damage Claim Frameworks, as applicable.
38.60. Effective Date shall mean (1) the day following the expiration of the deadline for
appealing the entry by the Court of the Final Order and Judgment, if no such
appeal is filed, or (2) if an appeal of the Final Order and Judgment is filed, the
date upon which all appellate courts with jurisdiction (including the United States
Supreme Court by petition for certiorari) affirm such Final Order and Judgment,
or deny any such appeal or petition for certiorari, such that no future appeal is
possible, or (3) such date as the Parties otherwise agree in writing.
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38.61. Eligible Real Property Sales Claimants shall mean those Claimants who were
sellers of Residential Parcels within the Real Property Sales Compensation Zone
who satisfy the following criteria:
38.61.1. owned a Residential Parcel in the Real Property Sales Compensation Zone
on April 20, 2010; and
38.61.2. executed a sales contract
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the following criteria:
38.61.2.1. the sales contract was executed on or after April 21, 2010 and the sale
closed during the time period of April 21, 2010 to December 31, 2010; or
38.61.2.2. the sales contract was executed before April 21, 2010, but the Settlement
Program determines pursuant to the Real Property Sales Claim Framework
that the contract price was reduced as a result of the Deepwater Horizon
Incident. Additionally, the sale must have closed during the time period
April 21, 2010 to December 31, 2010.
38.62. End User shall mean a Natural Person or Entity that buys any product for his, her
or its individual use or consumption and not for manufacture or resale.
38.63. Entity shall mean an organization or entity, other than a GOVERNMENTAL
ORGANIZATION, operating or having operated for profit or not-for-profit,
including a partnership, a corporation, a limited liability company, an association,
a joint stock company, a trust, a joint venture or an unincorporated association of
any kind or description.
38.64. Exclusions shall mean the Natural Persons or Entities excluded from membership
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deeds in lieu of foreclosure, foreclosure deeds, or Sheriff’s deeds.
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38.65. Expressly Reserved Claims shall mean the following Claims which are not
recognized or released under the Agreement, and are reserved to the Economic
Class Members: (1) Bodily Injury Claims, which are excluded from the
Economic Class, but certain of which may be asserted in the Medical Benefits
Class Action Settlement as described herein; (2) claims of BP shareholders in any
derivative or direct action solely in their capacity as BP shareholders; (3) claims
of Natural Persons and Entities for Moratoria Losses; (4) claims relating to
menhaden (or “pogy”) fishing, processing, selling, catching, or harvesting; and (5)
claims for Economic Damage suffered by Entities or employees (to the extent
they allege Economic Damage based on their employment by such an Entity
during the Class Period) in the Banking, Gaming, Financial, Insurance, Oil and
Gas, Real Estate Development, and Defense Contractor Industries, as defined in
Section 2.2.4.
38.66. Failed Business shall mean a business Entity that commenced operations prior to
November 1, 2008 and that, subsequent to May 1, 2010 but prior to December 31,
2011, either (i) ceased operations and wound down, or (ii) entered bankruptcy or
(iii) otherwise initiated or completed a liquidation of substantially all of its assets,
as more fully described in Exhibit 6.
38.67. Failed Start Up Business shall mean a business Entity that commenced operations
on or after November 1, 2008 and that, subsequent to May 1, 2010 but prior to
December 31, 2011, either (i) ceased operations and wound down, or (ii) entered
bankruptcy or (iii) otherwise initiated or completed a liquidation of substantially
all of its assets, as more fully described in Exhibit 6.
38.68. Fairness Hearing shall mean the hearing set and conducted by the Court pursuant
to Fed. R. Civ. P. 23(e) to consider and determine whether to grant final approval
to this Agreement, as described in Section 8 above.
38.69. Festival Vendors shall have the meaning set forth in Exhibit 8D.
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38.70. Final Order and Judgment shall mean an order entered by the Court, described in
Section 15 above.
38.71. Finfish shall mean fish other than shellfish and octopuses.
38.72. GCCF shall mean the Gulf Coast Claims Facility.
38.73. GCCF Release and Covenant Not to Sue shall mean the release executed in
exchange for payment of a GCCF claim.
38.74. Game shall include nutria, mink, otters, raccoons, muskrats, alligators, and other
wildlife.
38.75. Governmental Organization shall mean: (a) the government of the United States
of America, (b) any state or local government, (c) any agency, branch,
commission, department, or unit of the government of the United States of
America or of any state or local government, or (d) any Affiliate of, or any
business or organization of any type that is owned in whole or at least 51% in part
by the government of the United States of America or any state or local
government, or any of their agencies, branches, commissions, departments, or
units.
38.76. Guarantee shall mean the guarantees attached as Exhibit 24A, 24B.
38.77. Guarantor shall mean BPCNA.
38.78. Gulf Coast Areas shall mean the States of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama;
the counties of Chambers, Galveston, Jefferson and Orange in the State of Texas;
and the counties of Bay, Calhoun, Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, Dixie, Escambia,
Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Hernando, Hillsborough, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson,
Lee, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Manatee, Monroe, Okaloosa, Pasco, Pinellas, Santa
Rosa, Sarasota, Taylor, Wakulla, Walton and Washington in the State of Florida,
including all adjacent Gulf waters, bays, estuaries, straits, and other tidal or
brackish waters within the States of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama or those
described counties of Texas or Florida. (Exhibit 22)
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38.79. Halliburton shall mean Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. and all and any of its
Affiliates, other than any Natural Person or Entity that is also an Affiliate of any
of the Released Parties.
38.80. Home Ported shall mean the home port of a vessel as documented by a 2009 or
2010 government-issued vessel registration.
38.81. Incompetent Class Member shall mean a Natural Person who lacks the capacity to
enter into a contract on his or her behalf at the time of a Claims Form submission
to the Claims Administrator, in accordance with the state laws of that person’s
domicile as applied to adult capacity issues, whether through power of attorney,
agency documents, guardianship, conservatorship, tutorship, or otherwise.
38.82. Individual Claimant shall mean a Natural Person who is an Economic Class
Member alleging Economic Damage arising out of, due to, resulting from, or
relating in any way to, directly or indirectly, the Deepwater Horizon Incident with
a Claim in addition to or other than a Claim for Economic Damage related to such
Natural Person’s sole proprietorship business or other self-employment as
reflected on Schedule C, D or E of a federal income tax form.
38.83. Individual Economic Loss Claims shall mean the Claims brought by individuals
described in Exhibits 8A-8E.
38.84. Individual Periodic Vendor shall have the meaning set forth in Exhibit 8D.
38.85. Individual Release shall mean the form of release described in Section 4.4.10.2.
38.86. Interim Class Counsel shall mean James Parkerson Roy and Stephen J. Herman.
38.87. Lead Class Counsel shall mean the Economic and Property Damages Settlement
Lead Class Counsel appointed by the Court.
38.88. MC252 Well shall mean the exploratory well named “Macondo” that was being
drilled by the Transocean Marianas and Deepwater Horizon rigs in Mississippi
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Canyon, Block 252 on the outer continental shelf in the Gulf of Mexico,
approximately 130 miles southeast of New Orleans, Louisiana.
38.89. MDL 2179 or MDL shall mean the federal multidistrict litigation titled In re Oil
Spill by the Oil Rig “Deepwater Horizon” in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010
(MDL No. 2179).
38.90. Minor Class Member shall mean a Natural Person whose age is below that of the
majority rule for the state in which the minor resides at the time of a Claim Form
submission to the Claims Administrator.
38.91. Moratoria Loss shall mean any loss whatsoever caused by or resulting from
federal regulatory action or inaction directed at offshore oil industry activity --
including shallow water and deepwater activity -- that occurred after May 28,
2010, including the federal moratoria on offshore permitting and drilling activities
imposed on May 28, 2010 and July 12, 2010 and new or revised safety rules,
regulations, inspections or permitting practices.
38.92. Multi-Facility Business shall have the meaning set forth in Exhibit 5.
38.93. Natural Person shall mean a human being, and shall include the estate of a human
being who died on or after April 20, 2010. For purposes of this Agreement, a
Natural Person that is the estate of a human being who died on or after April 20,
2010, a Minor Class Member or Incompetent Class Member, shall be deemed to
act through his, her or its Representative.
38.94. New Entrant to Employment shall have the meaning set forth in Exhibit 8A.
38.95. Non-Working VoO Compensation Amount shall mean the Compensation Amount
calculated for a Non-Working VoO Participant pursuant to the Section 5.5.3 of
the Agreement.
38.96. Non-Working VoO Participant shall mean a vessel owner who executed a VoO
Master Vessel Charter Agreement with a Charterer, and completed the initial VoO
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training program, but was never dispatched, placed on hire or otherwise asked to
perform work for a Charterer.
38.97. OPA shall mean the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, 33 U.S.C. § 2701, et seq.
38.98. OPA Process shall mean the claims presentment procedure pursuant to the OPA,
including claims that have been submitted to the BP Parties or claims that have
been submitted to the GCCF as part of the OPA Process.
38.99. Opt Out shall mean the process by which any Natural Person (acting through such
Natural Person’s Representative, if applicable) or Entity included in the Economic
Class exercises his, her or its right to exclude himself, herself or itself from the
Economic Class in accordance with Fed. R. Civ. P. 23(c)(2) and the procedures
set forth in the Class Notice.
38.100. Opt Outs shall mean those Natural Persons (acting through their Representatives,
if applicable) or Entities included in the Economic Class who or which have
timely and properly exercised their right to Opt Out and therefore are not
Economic Class Members.
38.101. Parties shall mean the Plaintiffs and the BP Parties.
38.102. Passenger(s) for Hire shall mean a passenger for whom consideration is
contributed as a condition of carriage on the vessel, whether directly or indirectly
flowing to the owner, operator, agent, deckhand, or any other person having an
interest in the vessel.
38.103. Pending Unresolved GCCF Claims shall mean all claims in the GCCF except
where the GCCF has issued final offers that have neither been accepted nor
rejected by the Claimant and have not expired by their own terms.
38.104. Plaintiffs shall mean those Natural Persons and Entities appearing as named
plaintiffs and proposed class representatives in the Action.
38.104.1. Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee or PSC shall mean those counsel appointed
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to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee by the Court, in its Pretrial Order No.
46, dated October 5, 2011 (Doc. 4226) in the MDL.
38.105. Proposed Economic Class Counsel shall mean the members of the Plaintiffs
Executive Committee and Plaintiffs Steering Committee, who seek to be
appointed Economic and Property Damage Settlement Class Counsel by the
Court.
38.106. PSC shall mean the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee.
38.107. Real Property shall mean land, including improvements thereon, and property of
any nature appurtenant or affixed thereto.
38.108. Real Property Compensation Zone Map(s) shall mean the map(s) attached to the
Agreement as Exhibit 13B.
38.109. Real Property Sales Claim Process shall mean that process described in the Real
Property Sales Claim Framework.
38.110. Real Property Sales Damage shall mean a loss alleged by an eligible Claimant
that satisfies the requirements set forth in the Real Property Sales Claim
Framework.
38.111. Real Property Sales Claim Framework shall mean the requirements described in
the document captioned Real Property Sales Claim Framework, attached to this
Agreement as Exhibits 13A and 13B.
38.112. Real Property Sales Claimant shall mean an Economic Class Member claiming to
have suffered Real Property Sales Damage.
38.113. Real Property Sales Compensation Amount shall mean the Compensation
Amount calculated for an Eligible Real Property Sales Claimant for Real Property
Sales Damage pursuant to the terms of the Agreement and the Real Property Sales
Claim Framework.
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38.114. Real Property Sales Compensation Zone shall be defined as Residential Parcels
identified in the Real Property Compensation Zone Map.
38.115. Real Property Sales Damage shall mean a loss alleged by a Real Property Sales
Claimant that satisfies the requirements set forth in the Real Property Sales Claim
Framework.
38.116. Recreational Fishing shall mean fishing for sport or pleasure.
38.117. Related Claims shall mean all claims brought by Economic Class Members
against any of the Released Parties that are covered by the Release and which are
pending in the Court, in any other federal court, in any state court, or in any other
tribunal or forum.
38.118. Release is defined in Section 10.4 above.
38.119. Released Claims is defined in Section 10.2 above.
38.120. Released Parties is defined in Section 10.3 above.
38.121. Representative shall mean in the context of a Natural Person who is a minor or
incapacitated, his legal guardian; or in the case of a deceased Natural Person, the
duly authorized legal representative of his estate.
38.122. Residential Parcels shall mean those parcels within the Real Property Sales
Compensation Zone for which the county where the parcel is located has
designated the parcel as a residential classification.
38.123. Response Activities shall mean the clean up, remediation efforts, and all other
responsive actions (including the use and handling of dispersants) relating to
the releases of oil, other hydrocarbons and other pollutants from the MC252
Well and/or the Deepwater Horizon and its appurtenances, and the Deepwater
Horizon Incident.
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38.124. RTP (risk transfer premium) shall mean the amount paid to a Claimant for any
and all alleged damage, including potential future injuries, damages or losses not
currently known, which may later manifest themselves or develop, arising out of,
due to, resulting from, or relating in any way to the Deepwater Horizon Incident,
and any other type or category of damages claimed, including claims for punitive
damages. To the extent that an RTP is to be paid to a Claimant, it shall be a factor
which is multiplied with those Compensation Amounts which the Exhibits to this
Agreement specify are eligible for an RTP to calculate a sum which is added to
the Compensation Amount paid to the Claimant. For example, if the
Compensation Amount is $1, and the RTP is 2.5, then $1 is multiplied by 2.5,
which product is then added to the $1 to reach the total amount of compensation
($1 + $2.50 = $3.50 in total compensation). The RTP Chart (Risk Transfer
Premium) is set forth in Exhibit 15.
38.125. SCAT shall mean the Deepwater Horizon Unified Command Shoreline Cleanup
Assessment Teams.
38.126. Seafood shall mean fish and shellfish, including shrimp, oysters, crab, and
Finfish, caught in the Specified Waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Seafood shall
exclude menhaden.
38.127. Seafood Compensation Program shall mean the program defined in Section 5.2.
38.128. Seafood Compensation Program Amount shall mean $2.3 billion, as such amount
is reduced (i) pursuant to Section 4.2.7 for certain transition payments to
Commercial Fisherman, Seafood Crew, Oyster Leaseholders and Seafood Vessel
Owners, and (ii) for credits, if any, to the BP Parties in respect of certain Opt Outs
by Commercial Fisherman, Seafood Crew, Oyster Leaseholders and Seafood
Vessel Owners pursuant to the SEAFOOD PROGRAM OPT OUT TERMS.
38.129. Seafood Compensation Program Settlement Fund shall mean the fund used by the
Claims Administrator to make payments under the Seafood Compensation
Program.
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38.130. Seafood Program Opt Out Terms shall mean the terms agreed to by the Parties
with respect to Seafood Compensation Program Opt Outs. The Seafood Program
Opt Out Terms will be submitted under seal to the Court.
38.131. Settlement shall mean the terms and conditions of the Agreement reached by the
Parties.
38.132. Settlement Payment shall mean the Total Compensation Amount to be paid to
a Claimant for any Claim made pursuant to the terms of the Agreement,
including the Frameworks in the exhibits.
38.133. Settlement Trust shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.12.1.
38.134. Specified Gulf Waters shall mean the U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico and all
adjacent bays, estuaries, straits, and other tidal or brackish waters within the Gulf
Coast Areas, as specifically shown and described in Exhibit 23.
38.135. Start Up Business shall mean a business with less than 18 months of operating
history at the time of the Deepwater Horizon Incident, as more fully described in
Exhibit 7.
38.136. Subsistence shall mean fishing or hunting to harvest, catch, barter, consume or
trade Gulf of Mexico natural resources (including Seafood and Game), in a
traditional or customary manner, to sustain basic personal or family dietary,
economic security, shelter, tool, or clothing needs.
38.137. Subsistence Claim Process shall mean that process for determining eligibility and
compensation described in the Subsistence Claim Framework.
38.138. Subsistence Claim Framework shall mean the document attached to this
Agreement as Exhibit 9.
38.139. Subsistence Compensation Amount shall mean the Compensation Amount
calculated for an eligible Subsistence Claimant for Subsistence Damage pursuant
to this Agreement and the Subsistence Claim Framework.
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38.140. Subsistence Damage shall mean a loss of value of Subsistence use of natural
resources alleged to arise out of, result from or relate in any way to, directly or
indirectly, the Deepwater Horizon Incident.
38.141. Summary Publication Notice shall mean that notice of Preliminary Approval
Order, the Agreement, and the Fairness Hearing as approved by the Court.
38.142. Supplemental Information Program shall mean a program developed by the PSC
to provide additional information to Economic Class Members regarding the
Settlement.
38.143. Support Services to Oil and Gas Industry shall mean Entities the Claims
Administrator determines fall within the NAICS codes and descriptions marked
with an “x” on Exhibit 19.
38.144. Sworn Written Statement shall mean a statement provided under penalty of
perjury, in support of a Claim.
38.145. Total Compensation Amount shall mean the Compensation Amount, plus any
RTP and any other amounts due for any Claim less any applicable offsets under
this Agreement or its Frameworks.
38.146. Tourism shall mean the definition set forth in Exhibit 2.
38.147. Transition Claims shall mean those claims, including Pending Unresolved GCCF
Claims, submitted as part of the Transition Claims Process described in Section
4.2.
38.148. Transition Coordinator shall mean the Claims coordinator described in Section
4.2.
38.149. Transition Process shall mean the Claims process described in Section 4.2.
38.150. Transocean shall mean Transocean Ltd., Transocean, Inc., Transocean Offshore
Deepwater Drilling Inc., Transocean Deepwater Inc., Transocean Holdings LLC,
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and Triton Asset Leasing GmbH and all and any of their Affiliates, other than any
Natural Person or Entity that is also an Affiliate of any of the Released Parties.
38.151. Unknown Claims is defined in Section 10.5 above.
38.152. Vessel Physical Damage shall mean physical damage that was sustained by an
eligible Claimant’s eligible vessel due to or resulting from the Deepwater Horizon
Incident or the Deepwater Horizon Incident response cleanup operations,
including the Vessels of Opportunity Program, that were consistent with the
National Contingency Plan or specifically ordered by the Federal On-Scene
Coordinator or delegates thereof.
38.153. Vessel Physical Damage Claim Framework shall mean the rules described in the
document captioned Vessel Physical Damage Framework attached to this
Agreement as Exhibit 14.
38.154. Vessel Physical Damage Claim Process shall mean that process described in the
Vessel Physical Damage Claim Framework.
38.155. Vessel Physical Damage Compensation Amount shall mean the Compensation
Amount calculated for a Vessel Physical Damage Claimant pursuant to the terms
of the Agreement and the Vessel Physical Damage Claim Framework.
38.156. VoO shall mean Vessels of Opportunity, the program through which BP, or its
contractors, contracted with vessel owners to assist in Deepwater Horizon
Incident response efforts.
38.157. VoO Agreement shall mean the terms provided in Section 5.5 of the Agreement.
38.158. VoO Claim Process shall mean that process described Section 5.5 of the
Agreement.
38.159. VoO Charter Payment shall mean a loss alleged by a VoO Charter Payment
Claimant for any payment or compensation related to participation in the VoO
program that satisfies the requirements set forth in Section 5.5 above.
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38.160. VoO Charter Payment Claimant shall mean an Economic Class Member claiming
to have suffered a VoO Charter Payment loss.
38.161. VoO Earned Income Offset shall mean the offset whereby, if a VoO Charter
Payment Claimant has previously been paid under a VoO Master Vessel Charter
Agreement, the Claimant’s Compensation Amount for its Claim relating to a non-
Seafood-related business directly involving the use of the vessel that performed
the VoO services, or employment in such business or service, shall be reduced by
33% of the amount previously paid for services performed under a VoO Master
Vessel Charter Agreement. This reduction shall be applied after the addition of
any applicable RTP to the base Economic Damage Compensation Amount,
excluding prior income from the VoO Charter Payments.
38.162. VoO Master Vessel Charter Agreement shall mean the standard agreements
utilized by BP and its agents or subcontractors to charter the vessels available for
work or service in connection with the VoO program.
38.163. VoO Settlement Payment Offset shall mean the offset whereby the Total
Compensation Amount for a Natural Person or Entity relating to a non-Seafood-
related business directly involving the use of the vessel that performed the VoO
services, or employment in such business or service, shall be reduced by 50% of
the amount of the Working VoO Participant Settlement Payment. The VoO
Settlement Payment Offset shall be applied after the addition of any applicable
RTP to the base Economic Damage Compensation Amount, excluding prior
income from the VoO Charter Payments.
38.164. Wetlands Real Property Claimant shall mean an Economic Class Member
claiming to have suffered Wetlands Real Property Damage.
38.165. Wetlands Real Property Claim Process shall mean that process described in the
Wetlands Real Property Claim Framework.
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38.166. Wetlands Real Property Claim Framework shall mean the requirements described
in the document captioned Compensation Framework for Wetlands Real Property
Claims, attached to this Agreement as Exhibits 12A-12B.
38.167. Wetlands Real Property Compensation Amount shall mean the Compensation
Amount calculated for an eligible Wetlands Real Property Claimant for Wetlands
Real Property Damage pursuant to the terms of the Agreement and the Wetlands
Real Property Claim Framework.
38.168. Wetlands Real Property Damage shall mean a loss alleged by a Wetlands Real
Property Claimant that satisfies the requirements set forth in the Wetlands Real
Property Claim Framework.
38.169. Working VoO Compensation Amount shall mean the Compensation Amount
calculated for a Working VoO Participant pursuant to Section 5.5.2 of the
Settlement Agreement.
38.170. Working VoO Participant shall mean a vessel owner who executed a VoO Master
Vessel Charter Agreement, completed the initial VoO training program, and was
dispatched or placed on-hire (i.e., requested by a Charterer to perform work and
such request was accepted) by a Charterer (evidence of which shall include
Charterers’ dispatch logs).
38.171. Zone A shall mean the geographic areas set forth in Exhibits 1A-1C.
38.172. Zone B shall mean the geographic areas set forth in Exhibits 1A-1C.
38.173. Zone C shall mean the geographic areas set forth in Exhibits 1A-1C.
38.174. Zone D shall mean the residual portions of the Gulf Coast Areas outside of Zones
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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA
In Re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig “Deepwater
Horizon” in the Gulf of Mexico, on April
20, 2010
This document relates to all actions.
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MDL No. 2179
SECTION: J
HONORABLE CARL J. BARBIER
MAGISTRATE JUDGE SHUSHAN
Bon Secour Fisheries, Inc. et al., individually
and on behalf of themselves and all others
similarly situated,
Plaintiffs,
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BP Exploration & Production Inc.;
BP America Production Company;
BP p.l.c.,
Defendants.
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No. 12-970
SECTION: J
HONORABLE CARL J. BARBIER
MAGISTRATE JUDGE SHUSHAN
EXHIBITS TO DEEPWATER HORIZON ECONOMIC AND PROPERTY DAMAGES
SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT
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EXHIBITS
Exhibit Number Document Bates Range
1A Map of Economic Loss Zones 028314-028328
1B Geographical Definitions of Zones 028269-028290
1C Zone Classifications and Implementation 26397
2 Tourism Definition 028973-028988
3 Seafood Distribution Chain Definitions 028950-028954
4A Documentation Requirements for Business
Economic Loss Claims
026539-026542
4B Causation Requirements for Business
Economic Loss Claims
028725-028738;
028779-028780
4C Compensation Framework for Business
Economic Loss Claims
026294 - 026298;
028779-028780
4D Attachment A - Compensation Framework for
Business Economic Loss Claims - Fixed and
Variable Costs 28778
4E Addendum to Compensation for Business
Economic Loss Claims - Compensation for
Spill-Related Cancellations
028781-028786
5 Compensation for Multi-Facility Businesses 028019-028022
6 Failed Business Compensation Framework 028690-028704
7 Framework for Start-Up Business Claims 028661-028674
8A Framework for Individual Economic Loss
Claims
028839-028890
8B Individual Economic Loss Claims Examples 028582-028607
8C Addendum Regarding Compensation Related
to a Claimant’s Loss of Employment Related
Benefits Income as a Result of the DWH Spill 025226-025235
8D Addendum to Individual Framework 027375-027392
8E Addendum Regarding Interviews of Claimants
Alleging Individual Economic Loss and Other
Individuals Providing Sworn Statements in
Support of Such Claim
027180-027181
9 Framework for Subsistence Claims 028015-028018
10 Seafood Compensation Program 029145-029239
11A Compensation Framework for Coastal Real
Property Claims
027505-027537
11B Appendix A to Compensation Framework for
Coastal Real Property Claims: Coastal Real
Property Claim Zone Map
025288-025355
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Exhibit Number Document Bates Range
11C Appendix D to Compensation Framework for
Coastal Real Property Claims: Eligible Parcel
Compensation Category Map
025356-025498
12A Compensation Framework for Wetlands Real
Property Claims
027808-027838
12B Appendix A to Compensation Framework for
Wetlands Real Property Claims: Wetlands
Real Property Claim Zone Map
028028-028039
12C Appendix C to Compensation Framework for
Wetlands Real Property Claims: Eligible
Parcel Compensation Category Map
028040-028051
12D Appendix D to Compensation Framework for
Wetlands Real Property Claims: Area of
Potential Eligibility Map
028052-028063
13A Compensation Framework for Real Property
Sales
026375-026384
13B Appendix A Real Property Sales
Compensation Zone Map
026307-026374
14 Compensation Framework for Vessel Physical
Damage Claims
027893-027905
15 RTP Chart (Risk Transfer Premium) 028739-028742
16 Excluded Industries Chart 026686-026693
17 Oil & Gas Industry Exclusions 026694-026703
18 Economic Loss and Property Class Definition
Exclusions
028759-028772
19 Industry Types Subject to Review by Claims
Administrator for Potential Moratoria Losses
026613-026631
20 Other Released Parties 028895-028899
21 Assignment and Protections 028989-029000
22 Gulf Coast Area Map 28894
23 Specified Gulf Waters Map 028891-028893
24A BP Corporation North America Inc. Guarantee 029261-029267
24B BP PLC Back-up Guarantee 029001-029008
25 Procedures for Filing and Briefing of Appeals 028955-028956
26 Individual Release 029268-029288
27 Fees and Costs 029289-029297
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EXHIBIT 1A
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Economi c Loss Zones
1 Economi c Loss Zones
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Al l Economi c Loss Zones
Zone A
Zone B
LEGEND
Zone B
Zone C
Zone D
2 Economi c Loss Zones
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Economi c Loss Zones A-C
Zone A
LEGEND
Zone A
Zone B
Zone C
3 Economi c Loss Zones
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Texas
Zone A
Zone B
LEGEND
Zone B
Zone C
Zone D
4 Economi c Loss Zones
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Sout h Loui si ana
Zone A
LEGEND
Zone B
Zone C
Zone D
5 Economi c Loss Zones
Zone D
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Sout hw est Loui si ana
LEGEND
Zone A
Zone B
Zone C
6 Economi c Loss Zones
Zone D
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Sout heast Loui si ana
LEGEND
Zone A
Zone B
Zone C
7 Economi c Loss Zones
Zone D
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New Or l eans
Zone A
LEGEND
Zone A
Zone B
Zone C
Zone D
8 Economi c Loss Zones
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M i i i i M i ssi ssi ppi
Zone A
LEGEND
Zone A
Zone B
Zone C
Zone D
9 Economi c Loss Zones
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Al abama
Z A
LEGEND
Zone A
Zone B
Zone C
Zone D
10 Economi c Loss Zones
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Fl or i da Panhandl e (West er n Sect i on)
Zone A
Zone B
LEGEND
Zone B
Zone C
Zone D
11 Economi c Loss Zones
028324
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Fl i d P h dl (C t l S t i ) Fl or i da Panhandl e (Cent ral Sect i on)
Zone A
Zone B
LEGEND
Zone B
Zone C
Zone D
12 Economi c Loss Zones
028325
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Fl or i da Panhandl e (East er n Sect i on)
Zone A
Zone B
LEGEND
Zone C
Zone D
13 Economi c Loss Zones
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Fl or i da (Tampa t o M arco Isl and)
LEGEND
Zone A
Zone B
Zone C
LEGEND
Zone C
Zone D
14 Economi c Loss Zones
028327
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Fl or i da Keys
Zone A
Zone B
LEGEND
Zone B
Zone C
Zone D
15 Economi c Loss Zones
028328
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EXHIBIT 1B
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GEOGRAPHICALDEFINITIONSOFZONES
Thi sdocument cont ai nsaw r i t t endescr i pt i onof t heboundar i esof t hepr oposedzonesf or t heEconomi c
LossCl ass.Thedescr i pt i onsf or t hezonesar eor gani zedt omover oughl yf r om w est er nmost
geogr aphi cal ar eaw i t hi nt hecl assdef i ni t i onf or w hi cht her ei sazonet ot heeast er nmost geogr aphi cal
ar eaw i t hi nt hecl assdef i ni t i onf or w hi cht her ei sazone,begi nni ngw i t hZoneA,f ol l ow edbyZoneB,and
concl udi ngw i t hZoneC.Eachzonei sgi venanamew hi chcor r espondst ot hegener al geogr aphi cal ar ea
or ar easi t cover s;t hesenamesar ei nt endedf or r ef er encepur posesonl y.Eachzonei sal sogi vena
number w hi chi ndi cat est het ypeof zoneandt heor der i nw hi chi t appear si nt hi sdocument .Thenames
of st r eet sandhi ghw aysar ew r i t t ent ocor r espondascl osel yaspossi bl ew i t ht hosew hi chappear ont he
“ basemap” onw hi cht hesezonesw er edr aw n.Thebasemapusedi nt hecr eat i onof t hezonesi st he
M i cr osof t Bi ngHybr i dmap.
ZONEADEFINITIONS
AͲ1,Sout hLoui si ana,Zone1:Thi szoneconsi st sof t w osect i onsdi vi dedr oughl yi nt hemi ddl ebyt he
Ver mi l i onBay/ At chaf al ayaBay.Thew est er nzonei sboundedbyt heTexas/ Loui si anast at el i ne(Sabi ne
Pass)t ot hew est ,t heGul f of M exi cot ot hesout h,andt heeast er nshor eof M ar shIsl andt ot heeast .
Thenor t her nboundar yof t hi szonei sasf ol l ow s:
x Hi ghw ay82f r omt heeast er nshor eof Sabi nePasst oBayouRoad
x BayouRoadf r omHi ghw ay82t oPar i shRoad548
x Par i shRoad548f r omBayouRoadt oi t st er mi nus
x Thel i neconnect i ngt het er mi nusof Par i shRoad548t ot henor t her nshor eof M udLake
x Thel i neconnect i ngt henor t her nshor eof M udLaket ot hei nt er sect i onof Hi ghw ay82andt he
Cal casi euRi ver
x Hi ghw ay82t ot hei nt er sect i onof Schooner BayouCanal
x Sout her nbankof Schooner BayouCanal f r omHi ghw ay82t oVer mi l i onBay
x Thesout her nshor el i neof Ver mi l i onBayandW est Cot eBl ancheBayf r omSchooner BayouCanal
t ot heendof M ar shIsl and
Theeast er nsect i onof t hi szonei sboundedbyt heeast er nshor eof East Cot eBl ancheBayt ot hew est
andt henor t her nshor eof t heGul f of M exi cot ot hesout h.Thenor t her nboundar yi sdef i nedast hel i ne
connect i ngt hef ol l ow i ngpoi nt s:
x Thesout her nt er mi nusof Hi ghw ay317(St .M ar yPar i sh)
x Thesout her nt er mi nusof LeveeRoad(Ter r ebonnePar i sh)
x Thesout her nt er mi nusof BayouDul ar geRoad(Ter r ebonnePar i sh)
x Thesout her nt er mi nusof Four Poi nt Road(Ter r ebonnePar i sh)
x Thei nt er sect i onof t heHoumaNavi gat i onCanal andBayouPet i t (Ter r ebonnePar i sh)
x Thesout her nt er mi nusof Isl andRoad(Ter r ebonnePar i sh)
x Thesout her nt er mi nusof Low er Hi ghw ay665(Ter r ebonnePar i sh)
x Theeast er nt er mi nusof t heJeanPl ai sanceCanal (Laf our chePar i sh)
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Theeast er nboundar yof t hi ssect i oni sdef i nedasf ol l ow s:
x Feder al l eveesyst emf r om JeanPl ai sanceCanal t osout her nt er mi nus
x Upt obut not i ncl udi ngpr oper t i esabut t i ngHi ghw ay1f r omt hesout her nt er mi nusof t hef eder al
l eveesyst em unt i l Hi ghw ay1spl i t sf r om BayouLaf our che
x BayouLaf our chef r om t hespl i t w i t hHi ghw ay1t ot heGul f of M exi co
AͲ2,Sout hLoui si ana,Zone2:Thi szoneconsi st sof t w osect i onsdi vi dedr oughl ybyt heM i ssi ssi ppi Ri ver
andt hedevel opedar eassur r oundi ngi t (asdescr i bedi nZoneBͲ2i nt hef ol l ow i ngsect i on).It al so
i ncl udest heChandel eur Isl andsof f t hecoast of t heSt .Ber nar dPar i shw et l ands.Thew est er nsect i onof
t hi szonehast hef ol l ow i ngnor t her nboundar y:
x Sout her nbankof Int er coast al W at er w ayf r omSt at i onNo.7Roadt ot heHer oCanal
x Sout her nbankof Her oCanal f r omSt at i onNo.7Roadt ocanal / f eder al l eveesyst emw est of
Hi ghw ay23
Theeast er nboundar yof t hew est er nsect i oni sasf ol l ow s:
x Canal / f eder al l eveew est of Hi ghw ay23f r omHer oCanal t oW i l ki nsonCanal
x W i l ki nsonCanal t ow ar dM i ssi ssi ppi Ri ver t ocanal / l eveew est of Hi ghw ay23
x Canal / l eveef r omW i l ki nsont oDeer RangeCanal
x Deer RangeCanal t oCanal / LeveeEast of Her mi t ageRoad
x Canal / Leveef r omHer mi t ageRoadt oPi pel i neCanal
x Pi pel i neCanal t oHi ghw ay23i nW est Poi nt eal aHache
x Hi ghw ay23f r omPi pel i neCanal i nW est Poi nt eal aHachet oCanal / Leveei nHappyJack
(sout heast of Fost er sRoad)
x Canal / Leveef r omHappyJackt oeast er nshor eof AdamsBayw est of Hi ghw ay23
x East er nshor eof AdamsBay/ LongBay/ Hospi t al Bay/ Yel l ow Cot t onBayf r omcanal / l eveet o
Spani shPass
x Sout her nshor el i neof Spani shPassf r omeast er nshor eof Yel l ow Cot t onBayt oHi ghw ay23
x Hi ghw ay23f r omSpani shPassi nt er sect i onof Veni ceBoat Har bor Road
x Li neconnect i ngi nt er sect i onof Veni ceBoat Har bor RoadandPassTant ePhi ne
x Sout her nbankof PassTant ePhi net oTi ger Pass
x East er nshor eof Ti ger Passf r omPassTant ePhi net ot hew est er nshor el i neof t heM i ssi ssi ppi
Ri ver
x W est er nShor el i neof M i ssi ssi ppi Ri ver t hr ought heSout hw est Passt ot heGul f of M exi co
Thesout her nboundar yof t hew est er nsect i oni sasf ol l ow s:
x Ar eaj ust nor t hof (but not i ncl udi ng)Hi ghw ay1f r om Hi ghw ay3090t oendof mai nl and
x Gul f of M exi co,sout hendof Gr andTer r eIsl ands,LanauxIsl and,Shel l Isl ands,Pel i canIsl and,
andot her w et l ands
Thew est er nboundar yof t hew est er nsect i oni sasf ol l ow s:
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x Feder al l eveesyst emf r om Int r acoast al W at er w ayt oBayouLaf our che
x East er nbankof BayouLaf our chef r omf eder al l eveesyst emt oLeevi l l eBr i dge
x Ar easupt o(but not i ncl udi ng)Hi ghw ay1f r omLeevi l l eBr i dget oHi ghw ay3090
Theeast er npor t i onof t hezonecont ai nst hef ol l ow i ngboundar i es.Thesect i on’ ssout her nboundar yi s
PassaLout r ef r omt heGul f of M exi cot ot heM i ssi ssi ppi Ri ver .Thenor t her nboundar yof t heeast er n
sect i onof t hi szonei sasf ol l ow s:
x Sout her n/ east er nl eveeal ongJoeBr ow nCanal f r omBer t r andvi l l et oFor t yAr pent Canal
x Sout her n/ east er nl eveeal ongFor t yAr pent Canal t oHi ghw ay39east of Br ai t hw ai t eGol f Cour se
x Hi ghw ay39f r omFor t yAr pent Canal t oBayouRoad
x BayouRoadf r omHi ghw ay39t oHi ghw ay46
x Hi ghw ay46f r omBayouRoadt ot heLeveei nVer r et
x Fr omLeveei nVer r et t hr ought heM i ssi ssi ppi Ri ver ͲGul f Out l et (M RͲGO)t oLakeBor gnew est of
St umpBayou
x Sout her nshor eof LakeBor gnef r om St umpBayout oIsl eauPi t r e
Thew est er nboundar yof t heeast er nsect i oni sasf ol l ow s:
x East er nshor eof M i ssi ssi ppi Ri ver f r omPassaLout r et oOst r i caLocksat BayouTor t i l l en
x BayouTor t i l l enf r omt heOst r i caLockst oBayouLamoque
x BayouLamoquef r omBayouTor t i l l ent oBr et onSound
x W est er nshor eof Br et onSoundf r om BayouLamoquet oFuci chBayou
x Not her nbankof Fuci chBayouf r omBr et onSoundt oBackLeveeCanal
x East er nbankof BackLeveeCanal f r omFuci chBayout oHi ghw ay39
x Hi ghw ay39f r omBackLeveeCanal t oCanal / Leveei nBel ai r east of Hi ghw ay39
x Canal / l eveei nBel ai r east of Hi ghw ay39f r omHi ghw ay39t oJoeBr ow nCanal
Theeast er nboundar yof t heeast er nsect i oni sasf ol l ow s:
x Fr omIsl eauPi t r eal ongt hew est er nshor esof Chandel eur Soundpast Br ushIsl and,M ar t i n
Isl and,M i t chel l Isl and,Comf or t Isl and,DeadmanIsl and,Gar dener Isl andt ot hesout hshor eof
t heBr et onSound
x Sout hshor eof Br et onSoundf r om BayDenesset ot heNor t hpassof t hemout hof t he
M i ssi ssi ppi Ri ver
Thesout her nboundar yof t heeast er nsect i oni sasf ol l ow s:
x Nor t her nbankof PassaLout r ef r om Br et onSoundt ot heM i ssi ssi ppi Ri ver
AͲ3,Gr andIsl e:Thi szoneconsi st sexcl usi vel yandent i r el yof t hei sl andcont ai ni ngGr andIsl e.
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AͲ4,Dow nt ow nNew Or l eans:Thi szonei sboundedbyCal l i opeSt r eet (w hi chr unsunder neat ht he
Pont char t r ai nExpr essw ay)i nt hesout handext endst oEl ysi anFi el dsAvenuei nt henor t h.Theeast er n
boundar yi st heM i ssi ssi ppi Ri ver .Thew est er nboundar yconsi st sof t hef ol l ow i ngst r eet s:
x St .Char l esAvenuef r omCal l i opeSt r eet t oSt .JosephSt r eet
x St .JosephSt r eet f r om St .Char l esAvenuet oS.Pet er sSt r eet
x S.Pet er sSt r eet f r omSt .JosephSt r eet t oNot r eDam eSt r eet
x Not r eDameSt r eet f r omS.Pet er sSt r eet t oConvent i onCent er Boul evar d
x Convent i onCent er Boul evar df r omNot r eDameSt r eet t oPoydr asSt r eet
x Poydr asSt r eet f r omConvent i onCent er Boul evar dt oS.Pet er sSt r eet
x S.Pet er sSt r eet f r omPoydr asSt r eet t oCanal St r eet
x Canal St r eet f r omS.Pet er sSt r eet t oN.Rampar t St r eet
x Rampar t St r eet (w hi chbecomesSt .Cl audeAvenue)f r omCanal St r eet t oEl ysi anFi el dsAvenue.
AͲ5,Sl i del l Ar ea:Thi szonebegi nsat t hei nt er sect i onof Hi ghw ay90(Chef M ent eur Boul evar d)at
Int er st at e510andi ncl udesal l pr oper t i esf r ont i ngHi ghw ay90unt i l t henor t hsi deof t heRi gol et sPass.
Thezonet henbr oadenst oi ncl udear easbet w eenFr ont St r eet (andt her ai l r oadt r acks)i nt hew est ,t he
Loui si ana/ M i ssi ssi ppi st at el i ne(t hePear l Ri ver )i nt heeast ,andt hecont i nuousshor el i neof Lake
Pont char t r ai n,t heRi gol et sPass,andLakeBor gnei nt hesout h.Thenor t her nboundar yconsi st sof t he
f ol l ow i ngr oads:
x Ol dSpani shTr ai l t oInt er st at e10
x Int er st at e10f r omOl dSpani shTr ai l t oHi ghw ay190East
x Hi ghw ay190East f r omInt er st at e10t oHi ghw ay90
x Hi ghw ay90f r omHi ghw ay190t ot heLoui si ana/ M i ssi ssi ppi st at el i ne(t hePear l Ri ver )
Thi szoneal soi ncl udest hew et l andssout hof t heRi gol et sPasst ot heM i ssi ssi ppi Ri ver ͲGul f Out l et and
al l w et l ands.
AͲ6,BaySt .Loui s:Thi szonei sboundedi nt hesout hbyt heM i ssi ssi ppi Sound/ LakeBor gneshor el i ne.It s
nor t her nboundar ybegi nsat t hecr ossi ngof Int er st at e10over t hePear l Ri ver andcont i nuesal ong
Int er st at e10unt i l Hi ghw ay607.It r unsal ongHi ghw ay607unt i l t hei nt er sect i onw i t hHi ghw ay90,and
cont i nuesal ongHi ghw ay90andt er mi nat esat t hebegi nni ngof t hebr i dgeover BaySt .Loui s,w her ei t
meet st hezone’ ssout her nboundar y.Thew est er nboundar yof t hezonei sconf i gur edasf ol l ow s:
x ThePear l Ri ver f r omInt er st at e10t oHi ghw ay90
x Hi ghw ay90f r omPear l Ri ver t ot oLow er BayRoad
x Low er BayRoadt o(30.236ࣙN,Ͳ89.52ࣙW ),at w hi chpoi nt t heboundar ycut sduesout ht o
i nt er sect w i t hJohn’ sBayou
x John’ sBayouf r ompoi nt descr i bedabovet oGr andPl ai nsBayou
x Gr andPl ai nsBayouf r omJohn’ sBayout ot hePear l Ri ver
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AͲ7,Gul f por t / Bi l oxi / OceanSpr i ngs:Thi szonebegi nsat t heHi ghw ay90br i dgeont heeast si deof BaySt .
Loui s.It sw est er nboundar yi st heshor el i neof BaySt .Loui ssout hof t hebr i dgeandi t ssout her n
boundar yi st heshor el i neof t heM i ssi ssi ppi Soundbut i ncl udesCat Isl and,Shi pIsl and,Hor nIsl and,and
Deer Isl and.It seast er nboundar yi sHal st eadRoadi nOceanSpr i ngs.Thenor t her nboundar yi sas
f ol l ow s:
x W .BeachBoul evar d(Hi ghw ay90)t oCSXRai l r oad
x CSXRai l r oadf r omBeachBoul evar dt oTegar denRoad
x Tegar denRoadf r omCSXRai l r oadt oE.PassRoad
x E.PassRoadf r omTegar denRoadt oLor r ai neRoad
x Lor r ai neRoadf r omE.PassRoadt oBer nar dBayou
x Sout her nbankof Ber nar dBayouf r omLor r ai neRoadt oBi gLake/ BackBayof Bi l oxi
x Sout her nshor eof BackBayof Bi l oxi f r omBer nar dBayout oHi ghw ay90
x Hi ghw ay90f r omw est er nshor eof BackBayof Bi l oxi t oeast er nshor eof BackBayof Bi l oxi
x East er nshor eof BackBayof Bi l oxi f r om Hi ghw ay90t oOl dFor t Bayou
x Sout her nshor eof Ol dFor t Bayouf r omBackBayof Bi l oxi t oW ashi ngt onAvenue
x W ashi ngt onAvenuef r om Ol dFor t Bayout oHi ghw ay90
x Hi ghw ay90f r omW ashi ngt onAvenuet oHal st eadRoad
AͲ8:Int er st at e110t oBi l oxi :Thi szoneconsi st sof Int er st at e110sout hof Int er st at e10andw i t hi none
quar t er Ͳmi l eof t heexi t r amponRodr i guezSt r eet .
AͲ9,BayouLaBat r e:Thi szonei st r i angul ar i nshapeandcont ai nst hear eabet w eenBayouLaBat r et o
Hi ghw ay188(Al abamaCoast al Connect i on).It cont i nuesonHi ghw ay188t ot hebayousout hw est of
Coden.It ssout her nboundar yi st heGul f of M exi co.
AͲ10,Dauphi nIsl and:Thi szoneconsi st sexcl usi vel yandent i r el yof Dauphi nIsl and.
AͲ11,Gul f Shor es/ Or angeBeach:Thi szonei sboundedbyt heGul f of M exi cot ot hesout h,f r omt he
w est er nt i pof For t M or ganSt at ePar kt ot heAl abama/ Fl or i dast at el i ne.It al soi ncl udest heent i r et yof
OnoIsl and.It snor t her nboundar ybegi nsat t hecanal connect i ngM obi l eBayandW ol f Bayand
cont i nuest oBayoul aLaunch,Ar ni caBay,BayouSt .John,andOl dRi ver .
AͲ12,Hi ghw ay59t oGul f Shor es:Thi szoneconsi st sof pr oper t i esf r ont i ngHi ghw ay59f r omInt er st at e10
t ot hecanal connect i onBonSecour BayandW ol f Bay
AͲ13,Per di doKey:Thi szonei sboundedbyt heGul f of M exi coi nt hesout h,begi nni ngat t he
Al abama/ Fl or i dast at el i ne.Thew est er nboundar yi st hest at el i nesi t uat edi nt heOl dRi ver andPer di do
Bay.Thenor t her nboundar yi sasf ol l ow s:
x BayouGar cont ot hepoi nt duenor t hof t heendof Cor i nnaSt r eet
x Cor i nnaSt r eet f r omt er mi nust oHi ghw ay292A(Gul f BeachHi ghw ay)
x Hi ghw ay292Af r omCor i nnaSt r eet t oRadf or dBoul evar d
x Radf or dBoul evar df r omHi ghw ay292At oFuel Far m Road
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x Fuel Far mRoadf r omRadf or dBoul evar dt oBi gLagoon
x Bi gLagoonf r omFuel Far m Roadt oi t sout l et t ot heGul f of M exi co
AͲ14,Gul f Br eeze:Thi szonei sboundedbyPensacol aBayt ot hew est ,t heSant aRosaSoundt ot he
sout h,andt heeast er nedgeof t heTi ger Poi nt Gol f Cour sedevel opment t ot heeast .It snor t her n
boundar yr unsf r omPensacol aBayt oHi ghw ay98,t henal ongHi ghw ay98t ot heeast er nedgeof t he
Ti ger Poi nt Gol f Cour sedevel opment .
AͲ15,Navar r eBeach/ Pensacol aBeach:Thi szonecont ai nst hear easbet w eent heSant aRosaSoundt o
t henor t handt heGul f of M exi cot ot hesout h.Thew est er nboundar yi st heeast er nedgeof For t
Pi ckensSt at ePar k,andt heeast er nboundar yi st heEscambi aCount y/ Sant aRosaCount yl i ne.
AͲ16,Okal oosaIsl and:Thi szonecont ai nst hear easbet w eent heSant aRosaSoundt ot henor t handt he
Gul f of M exi cot ot hesout h.Thew est er nboundar yi st heEscambi aCount y/ Sant aRosaCount yl i ne,and
t heeast er nboundar yi sEast Pass,w her eChoct aw hat cheeBayent er st heGul f of M exi co.
AͲ17,Dest i n:Thi szonei sboundedbyt heGul f of M exi cot ot hesout handChoct aw hat cheeBay/ East
Passt ot hew est .Theeast er nboundar yi st heOkal oosaCount y/ W al t onCount yl i ne.Thenor t her n
boundar yi sasf ol l ow s:
x Choct aw hat cheeBayt oJoe’ sBayou
x Joe’ sBayouf r omChoct aw hat cheeBayt oBayvi ew St r eet
x Bayvi ew St r eet f r omJoe’ sBayout oSpr i ngLakeDr i ve
x Spr i ngLakeDr i vef r omBayvi ew St r eet t oBeachDr i ve
x BeachDr i vef r omSpr i ngLakeDr i vet oHi ghw ay98
x Hi ghw ay98f r omBeachDr i vet oOkal oosaCount y/ W al t onCount yl i ne
AͲ18,W al t onCount y:Thi szonei sboundedbyt heOkal oosa/ W al t onCount yl i net ot hew est ,t heGul f of
M exi cot ot hesout h,andt heW al t on/ BayCount yl i net ot heeast .Thenor t her nboundar yi sasf ol l ow s:
x Hi ghw ay98f r omt heOkal oosa/ W al t onCount yl i net oPoncedeLeonSt r eet .
x PoncedeLeonSt r eet .f r omHi ghw ay98t oChoct aw hat cheeBay
x Choct aw hat cheeBayf r om PoncedeLeonSt r eet t oE.Hew et t Road
x E.Hew et t Roadf r omChoct aw hat cheeBayt oHi ghw ay98
x Hi ghw ay98f r omE.Hew et t Roadt oW al t on/ BayCount yl i ne
AͲ19,PanamaCi t yBeach:Thi szonei sboundedbyt heW al t on/ BayCount yl i net ot hew est ,East Pass
bet w eent heGul f of M exi coandUpper Gr andLagoont ot heeast ,andt heGul f of M exi cot ot hesout h.
It snor t her nboundar yi sasf ol l ow s:
x Hi ghw ay98(BackBeachRoad)f r omt heW al t on/ BayCount yl i net oCl ar aAvenue
x Cl ar aAvenuef r omBackBeachRoadt oHut chi sonBoul evar d
x Hut chi sonBoul evar df r omCl ar aAvenuet oFr ont BeachBoul evar d
x Fr ont BeachBoul evar df r omHut chi sonBoul evar dt oHi ghw ay98
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x Hi ghw ay98f r omFr ont BeachBoul evar dt oEast Pass
AͲ20,BayCount yEast of Tyndal l AFB:Thi szonei sboundedbyt heGul f of M exi cot ot hesout h,Cr ooked
Isl andBeachRoadt ot hew est ,andt heBayCount y/ Gul f Count yl i net ot heeast .Thenor t her nboundar y
i sasf ol l ow s:
x Hi ghw ay98f r omCr ookedIsl andBeachRoadt ot hebegi nni ngof di r t r oadsi mmedi at el ynor t hof
devel opedl and(com monl yknow nast he“ Bear Sw ampRoads” )
x “ Bear Sw ampRoads” f r omHi ghw ay98t onor t her nt er mi nusof Par adi seCoveBoul evar d
x Par adi seCoveBoul evar df r omnor t her nt er mi nust o15
t h
St r eet
x 15
t h
St r eet f r omPar adi seCoveBoul evar dt oCount yRoad386S(al sot heBayCount y/ Gul f
Count yl i ne)
AͲ21,Gul f Count y:Thi szonei sboundedbyt heGul f of M exi cot ot hesout h,t heBayCount y/ Gul f Count y
l i net ot hew est ,andt heGul f Count y/ Fr ankl i nCount yl i ne(Ochl ockoneeRi ver )t ot heeast .Thenor t her n
boundar yconsi st sof t heedgeof devel opedr esi dent i al pr oper t i esunt i l W est vi ew Boul evar d/ SeaTur t l e
Dr i ve,at w hi chpoi nt t heboundar ybecomesHi ghw ay319.Thezoneal soi ncl udest heent i r et yof St .
JosephPeni nsul asur r oundi ngSt .JosephBay.
AͲ22,Fr ankl i nCount y:Thi szonei sboundedbyt heGul f of M exi cot ot hesout h,t heGul f Count y/ Fr ankl i n
Count yl i net ot hew est ,andt heFr ankl i nCount y/ W akul l aCount yl i net ot heeast .Thenor t her n
boundar yi sasf ol l ow s:
x Hi ghw ay98f r omt heGul f Count y/ Fr ankl i nCount yl i net oBi gBendSceni cByw ay(Hi ghw ay319)
x Bi gBendSceni cByw ay(Hi ghw ay319)f r omHi ghw ay98t ot hesout her nbankof t he
Ochl ockoneeRi ver / Bay.
Thezoneal soi ncl udesSt .Vi ncent Isl and,Li t t l eSt .Geor geIsl and,St .Geor geIsl and,DogIsl and,andSt .
JamesIsl and.
AͲ23,W akul l aCount y:Thi szonei sboundedbyt heGul f of M exi cot ot hesout h,t heFr ankl i n
Count y/ W akul l aCount yl i net ot hew est ,t heW akul l aCount y/ Jef f er sonCount yl i net ot heeast ,and
Hi ghw ay98t ot henor t h.
AͲ24,Hor seshoeBeach:Thi szonei sboundedbyt heGul f of M exi coont hesout handw est ,byt he
east er nt er mi nusof 1
st
Avenueat t henor t h,andbyt hecanal at t heeast er nedgeof t hei sl andont he
east .
AͲ25,Cedar Key:Thi szoneconsi st sexcl usi vel yandent i r el yof t hei sl andof Cedar Key.
AͲ26,Cl ear w at er / TampaIsl ands:Thi szoneconsi st sof t heent i r et yof t heser i esof i sl ands/ keysof f t he
Gul f Coast of Fl or i dast r et chi ngf r om Ancl ot eKeyi nt henor t ht oLi doKeyi nt hesout h.
AͲ27,Sani bel / Capt i va:Thi szoneconsi st sof t heent i r et yof t heser i esof i sl andsof f t heGul f Coast of
Fl or i dast r et chi ngf r om Lacost aIsl andi nt henor t ht oSani bel Isl andi nt hesout h.
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AͲ28:Fl or i daKeys:Thi szoneconsi st sof t heent i r et yof t heser i esof i sl andsof f t hesout hcoast of Fl or i da
st r et chi ngf r omKeyW est i nt hesout h/ w est t oKeyLar goi nt henor t h/ east .
ZONEBDEFINITIONS
BͲ1,Sout hLoui si ana1:Thi szoneconsi st sof anar eaof sout her nLoui si anaspanni ngf r om t he
Loui si ana/ Texasst at el i net oCami nadaBay.Al t hought hezonei sonecont i guouspol ygon,t hi s
descr i pt i ondi vi desi t i nt ot w opar t s.Thef i r st of t hesepar t si ncl udest hel ar ger ar easmovi ngasf ar east
andsout hasGol denM eadow ,andt hesecondi ncl udest henar r ow er por t i onof t hezonesout hof
Gol denM eadow / BayouLaf our che.It sw est er nboundar yi st heTexas/ Loui si anast at el i ne.
Thezone’ snor t her n/ east er nboundar yi sasf ol l ow s:
x Thesout her nboundar yof Cal casi euPar i shf r omt heTexas/ Loui si anast at el i neunt i l t heeast er n
boundar yof Cal casi euPar i shi nt er sect sInt er st at e10
x Int er st at e10f r omt heCal casi euPar i shl i net ot heLaf ayet t ePar i shl i ne
x TheLaf ayet t ePar i shl i nesout hof Int er st at e10unt i l i t i nt er sect sagai nw i t hInt er st at e10ont he
east si deof Laf ayet t ePar i sh
x Int er st at e10f r omt heLaf ayet t ePar i shl i net oHi ghw ay1w est of Bat onRouge
x Hi ghw ay1f r omInt er st at e10t ot heInt r acoast al W at er w ayi nLar ose
x Int r acoast al W at er w ayf r omHi ghw ay1t oSt at i onNo.7Road/ Canal andl eveesyst em
x St at i onNo.7Road/ canal andl eveesyst emf r om Int r acoast al W at er w ayt oBayouLaf our che
It ssout her nboundar yi sasf ol l ow s:
x Hi ghw ay82f r omSabi nePasst oBayouRoad
x BayouRoadf r omHi ghw ay82t oPar i shRoad548
x Par i shRoad548f r omBayouRoadt oi t st er mi nus
x Thel i neconnect i ngt het er mi nusof Par i shRoad548t ot henor t her nshor eof M udLake
x Thel i neconnect i ngt henor t her nshor eof M udLaket ot hei nt er sect i onof Hi ghw ay82andt he
Cal casi euRi ver
x Hi ghw ay82t oSchooner BayouCanal
x Thenor t her nbankof Schooner BayouCanal f r omHi ghw ay82t oVer mi l i onBay
x Thenor t her nshor el i neof Ver mi l i onBayandW est Cot eBl ancheBayf r omSchooner BayouCanal
t osout her nt er mi nusof Hi ghw ay317
x Theboundar ycont i nuest hr oughout sout her nLoui si anaeast of Ver mi l i onBayi nal i ne
connect i ngt heendof t hef ol l ow i ngr oads:
o Hi ghw ay317(St .M ar yPar i sh)
o LeveeRoad(Ter r ebonnePar i sh)
o BayouDul ar geRoad(Ter r ebonnePar i sh)
o Four Poi nt Road(Ter r ebonnePar i sh)
o M out hof HoumaNavi gat i onCanal (Ter r ebonnePar i sh)
o Isl andRoad(Ter r ebonnePar i sh)
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o Low er Hi ghw ay665(Ter r ebonnePar i sh)
o East er nt er mi nusof JeanPl ai sanceCanal (Laf our chePar i sh)
Thepor t i onsof t hi szonesout hof Gol denM eadow ar eboundedont hew est byHi ghw ay1unt i l i t spl i t s
f r omBayouLaf our che,andBayouLaf our cheunt i l t heGul f of M exi co.It i sboundedont heeast byt he
endof devel opedl andeast of Hi ghw ay1,cont i nui ngunt i l Hi ghw ay1cr ossesi nt oGr andIsl e(Cami nada
Pass).Thesout her nboundar yof t hi spor t i onof t hezonei st heGul f of M exi co.
BͲ2,Sout hLoui si ana2:Thi szoneconsi st sof devel opedl andont heeast andw est banksof t he
M i ssi ssi ppi Ri ver f r omappr oxi mat el yt heBel l eChasseNaval St at i ont ot heGul f of M exi co.It snor t her n
boundar yi sBuccaneer Roadont hew est bankandt hePer ezCanal ont heeast bank,andt hel i net hat
connect st heendof Buccanneer Roadw i t ht hePer ezCanal acr osst heM i ssi ssi ppi Ri ver .It ssout her n
boundar yi sSout hw est Pass/ PassaLout r eat t hemout hof t heM i ssi ssi ppi Ri ver .It sw est er nboundar yi s
asf ol l ow s:
x BayouBar r i er ef r omBuccaneer Roadt ot heHer oCanal
x Nor t hbankof Her oCanal f r omBayouBar r i er et ol eveew est of Hi ghw ay23
x Leveew est of Hi ghw ay23f r omHer oCanal t oW i l ki nsonCanal
x W est er nbankof W i l ki nsonCanal t ow ar dM i ssi ssi ppi Ri ver t ol eveew est of Hi ghw ay23
x Leveew est of Hi ghw ay23f r omW i l ki nsonCanal t oDeer RangeCanal
x East er nbankof Deer RangeCanal t oCanal / LeveeEast of Her mi t ageRoad
x Nor t her n/ east er nl eveef r omHer mi t ageRoadt oHi ghw ay23i nW est Poi nt al aHache
x Hi ghw ay23f r omW est Poi nt eal aHachet ol eveei nHappyJack
x Leveei nHappyJackt oAdam sBayShor el i new est of Hi ghw ay23
x East er nshor el i neof AdamsBay/ LongBay/ Hospi t al Bay/ Yel l ow Cot t onBayf r oml eveet oSpani sh
Pass
x Nor t her n/ east er nshor el i neof Spani shPassf r omYel l ow Cot t onBayt oHi ghw ay23Hi ghw ay23
f r omSpani shPasst oi nt er sect i onof Veni ceBoat Har bor Road
x Li neconnect i ngi nt er sect i onof Veni ceBoat Har bor Roadw i t hPassTant ePhi ne
x Nor t her nbankof PassTant ePhi net oTi ger Pass
x W est er nshor eof Ti ger Passf r omPassTant ePhi net ot hew est er nshor el i neof t heM i ssi ssi ppi
Ri ver
x W est er nShor el i neof M i ssi ssi ppi Ri ver t hr ought heSout hw est Passt ot heGul f of M exi co
Theeast er nboundar yi sasf ol l ow s:
x W est er nbankof JoeBr ow nCanal f r omPer ezCanal t oBel ai r Canal
x Nor t her nbankof Bel ai r Canal f r omJoeBr ow nCanal t oHi ghw ay39
x
x Hi ghw ay39f r omBel ai r Canal t oBackLeveeCanal (j ust east of Phoeni x)
x Sout her n/ w est er nbankof BackLeveeCanal f r omHi ghw ay39t oFuci chBayou
x Sout her nbankof Fuci chBayouf r omBackLeveeCanal t ow est er nshor eof Br et onSound
x w est er nshor eof Br et onSoundf r ompast Fuci chBayout oBayouLamoque
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x Nor t her nbankof BayouLamoquef r om w est er nshor eof Cal i f or ni aBayt oBayouTor t i l l en
x Sout her nbankof BayouTor t i l l enf r omBayouLamoquet oOst r i caLocks
x Ost r i caLocksf r omBayouTor t i l l ent oeast er nshor eof M i ssi ssi ppi Ri ver
x East er nshor eof M i ssi ssi ppi Ri ver f r omOst r i caLockst oPassaLout r e
BͲ3,Dow nt ow nNew Or l eans:Thi szonei sboundedbyCal l i opeSt r eet (w hi chr unsunder neat ht he
Pont char t r ai nExpr essw ay)t ot hew est ,Cl ai bor neAvenue(w hi chr unsunder neat hInt er st at e10)t ot he
nor t h,andEspl anadeAvenuet ot heeast .Thesout her nboundar yi sasf ol l ow s:
x St .Char l esAvenuef r omCal l i opeSt r eet t oSt .JosephSt r eet
x St .JosephSt r eet f r om St .Char l esAvenuet oS.Pet er sSt r eet
x S.Pet er sSt r eet f r omSt .JosephSt r eet t oNot r eDam eSt r eet
x Not r eDameSt r eet f r omS.Pet er sSt r eet t oConvent i onCent er Boul evar d
x Convent i onCent er Boul evar df r omNot r eDameSt r eet t oPoydr asSt r eet
x Poydr asSt r eet f r omConvent i onCent er Boul evar dt oS.Pet er sSt r eet
x S.Pet er sSt r eet f r omPoydr asSt r eet t oCanal St r eet
x Canal St r eet f r omS.Pet er sSt r eet t oN.Rampar t St r eet
x Rampar t St r eet f r omCanal St r eet t oEspl anadeAvenue
BͲ4,Upt ow nNew Or l eans:Thi szonei sboundedbyCal l i opeSt r eet (w hi chr unsunder neat ht he
Pont char t r ai nExpr essw ay)t ot heeast ,St .Char l esAvenuet ot henor t h,andW al nut St r eet (at t heedge
of AudubonPar k)t ot hew est .Thesout her nboundar yi sasf ol l ow s:
x Rai l r oadt r acksf r omFr ont St r eet / W al nut St r eet t oRi ver Dr i ve
x TheM i ssi ssi ppi Ri ver f r omRi ver Dr i vet oRi ver Dr i ve/ East Dr i ve
x East Dr i vef r omRi ver Dr i vet oTchoupi t oul asSt r eet
x Tchoupi t oul asSt r eet f r omEast Dr i vet oCal l i opeSt r eet
BͲ5,Buckt ow n/ Lakeshor e,New Or l eans:Thi szonei sboundedbyLakePont char t ai nt ot henor t hand
Bonnabel Boul evar dt ot hew est .Thesout her nboundar yi sasf ol l ow s:
x W est Espl anadeAvenuef r omBonnabel Boul evar dt ot he17
t h
St r eet Canal (Jef f er son/ Or l eans
Par i shl i ne)
x 17
t h
St r eet Canal f r omW .Espl anadeAvenuet o38
t h
St r eet
x 38
t h
St r eet f r omt he17
t h
St r eet Canal t oPont char t r ai nBoul evar d/ W est EndBoul evar d
Theeast er nboundar yi sasf ol l ow s:
x Pont char t r ai nBoul evar d/ W est EndBoul evar df r om38
t h
St r eet t oHammondHi ghw ay/ Rober t E.
LeeBoul evar d
x Lakeshor eDr i vef r omHammondHi ghw ay/ Rober t E.LeeBoul evar dt obegi nni ngof har bor / boat
sl i ps
x Har bor / boat sl i pst oLakePont char t r ai n
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BͲ6,St .TammanyPar i sh:Thi szonei sboundedbyt henor t hshor eof LakePont char t r ai nt ot hesout h,
Causew ayBoul evar dt ot hew est ,andt heHi ghw ay11r ai l r oadt ot heeast .Thenor t her nboundar yi sas
f ol l ow s:
x M onr oeSt r eet f r omCausew ayBoul evar dt oGi r odSt r eet
x Gi r odSt r eet f r omM onr oeSt r eet t oHi ghw ay190
x Hi ghw ay190f r omGi r odSt r eet t oThom psonRoad
x ThompsonRoadf r omHi ghw ay190t oBayouLi ber t yRoad
x BayouLi ber t yRoadt oHi ghw ay11r ai l r oadt r acks
BͲ5,Bat t l eshi pPar kw ay:Thi szoneconsi st sof t hef ol l ow i ngr oads:
x Bat t l eshi pPar kw ay(U.S.Hi ghw ay90)f r omInt er st at e10near Pol ecat Bayt oSpani shFor t
Boul evar d(U.S.Hi ghw ay31)
x Spani shFor t Boul evar d(U.S.Hi ghw ay31)f r omBat t l eshi pPar kw ayt oM obi l ePl ant at i onPar kw ay
(Hi ghw ay181)
x M obi l ePl ant at i onPar kw ay(Hi ghw ay181)f r omSpani shFor t Boul evar dt oInt er st at e10
BͲ7,Daphne/ Fai r hope:Thi szonei sboundedbyM obi l eBayt ot hew est ,Spani shFor t Boul evar dt ot he
nor t h,Hi ghw ay98t ot heeast ,andHi ghw ay98t ot hesout h.
BͲ8,Gul f Br eeze:Thi szonei sboundedbyt heSant aRosaSoundt ot henor t handHi ghw ay98t osout h
andw est .Theeast er nboundar yi st hel i nebet w eenBal t ar Dr i veandHi ckor yShor esDr i ve,i ncl udi ngt he
east er nt er mi nusof SandyBl uf f Dr i ve.
BͲ9,Fol eyAr ea:Thi szonei sboundedont henor t hbyHi ghw ay98f r omt heeast er nshor eof M obi l eBay
t ot heFol eyBeachExpr essw ay.It ssout her nboundar yi st henor t her nbankof t heInt r acoast al
W at er w ayf r omM obi l eBayt ot heFol eyBeachExpr essw ay.It sw est er nboundar yi sM obi l eBayf r om
t hei nt er sect i onof Al abama’ sCoast al Connect i onandU.SHi ghw ay98t ot henor t her nbankof t he
Int r acoast al W at er w ay.It seast er nboundar yi st heFol eyBeachExpr essw ayf r omHi ghw ay98t ot he
nor t her nbankof t heInt r acoast al W at er w ay.Thi szoneexcl udest hepor t i onsof ZoneAͲ12w hi chr un
t hr oughi t .
BͲ10,Fol eyBeachExpr essw ay:Thi szoneconsi st sof Fol eyBeachExpr essw ayf r omHi ghw ay59t o
Hi ghw ay98.
BͲ11,Dow nt ow nPensacol a:Thi szonei sboundedi nt hesout hbyt henor t her nbankof BayouGr ande
f r omS.NavyBoul evar dt ot henor t her nshor eof Pensacol aBay,andbyt henor t her nshor eof Pensacol a
Bayf r omBayouGr andet ot hePensacol aBayBr i dge(Hi ghw ay98).It sw est er nboundar yi sS.Navy
Boul evar df r omBar r ancasAvenuet ot henor t her nbankof BayouGr ande.It snor t her nboundar yi sas
f ol l ow s:
x Bar r ancasAvenuef r omS.NavyRoadt oW .Gar denSt r eet
x W .Gar denSt r eet f r om Bar r ancasAvenuet oN.Al cani zSt r eet
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x N.Al cani zSt r eet f r om E.Gar denSt r eet t oE.Gr egor ySt r eet
x E.Gr egor ySt r eet f r om N.Al cani zAvenuet ot hePensacol aBayBr i dge
BͲ12,Hi ghw ay98f r omGul f Br eezet oFor t W al t onBeach:Thi szoneconsi st sof U.S.Hi ghw ay98(Gul f
Br eezePar kw ay,Navar r ePar kw ay,or M i r acl eSt r i pPar kw ay)f r om t heeast er nedgeof ZoneAͲ14(edge
of t heTi ger Poi nt Gol f Cour sedevel opment )t ot henor t her nshor eof Sant aRosaSound.
BͲ13,Hi ghw ay293i nDest i n:Thi szoneconsi st sof Hi ghw ay293f r omt henor t her nshor eof
Choct aw hat cheeBayt oHi ghw ay98(Emer al dCoast Par kw ay).
BͲ14,PanamaCi t yBeach:Thi szonei sboundedont henor t hbyHi ghw ay98(BackBeachRoad)f r om
Cl ar aAvenuet oFr ont BeachRoad.It sw est er nboundar yi sCl ar aAvenuef r om Hi ghw ay98t o
Hut chi nsonBoul evar d.It ssout her nboundar yi sasf ol l ow s:
x Hut chi nsonBoul evar df r omCl ar aAvenuet oFr ont BeachRoad
x Fr ont BeachRoadf r omHut chi nsonAvenuet oHi ghw ay98
BͲ15,PanamaCi t y:Thi szoneconsi st sof t w or oads,asdescr i bedbel ow :
x W .Hi ghw ay98/ W .18
t h
St r eet f r om t hew est er nshor eof t heUpper Gr andLagoont oBeck
Avenue
x W .23
r d
St r eet / E.23
r d
St r eet f r omHi ghw ay98t oN.CoveBoul evar d/ M ar t i nLut her Ki ng,Jr .
Boul evar d
BͲ16,Por t St .Joe:Thi szonei sboundedont hew est byM onument Avenuef r om 1
st
St r eet t oCeci l G.
Cost i nBoul evar d.It snor t her nboundar yi s1
st
St r eet f r omM onum ent Avenuet oW oodw ar dAvenue.It s
east er nboundar yi sW oodw ar dAvenuef r om1
st
St r eet t oCeci l G.Cost i nBoul evar d.It sout her n
boundar yi sCeci l G.Cost i nBoul evar df r omM onum ent Avenuet oW oodw ar dAvenue.
BͲ17,Apal achi col a:Thi szonei sboundedont heeast byt hew est er nbankof Sci pi oCr eek/ Apal achi col a
Ri ver .It snor t her nboundar yi sasf ol l ow s:
x AvenueM f r om12
t h
St r eet t oM ar ket St r eet
x M ar ket st r eet f r omAvenueM t omar i na/ i nl et at Sci pi oCr eek
x Nor t her nbankof i nl et / mar i nat oSci pi oCr eek
It sw est er nboundar yi sasf ol l ow s:
x 12
t h
St r eet f r omAvenueM t oAvenueL
x AvenueLf r om12
t h
St r eet t o14
t h
St r eet
x 14
t h
St r eet f r omAvenueLt oAvenueE
It ssout her nboundar yi sasf ol l ow s:
x AvenueEf r om14
t h
St r eet t oM ar ket St r eet
x M ar ket St r eet f r omAvenueEt ot heeast er nshor eof t heApal achi col aRi ver
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ZONECDEFINITIONS
CͲ1,Gal vest on:Thi szonescont ai nst heent i r et yof Gal vest onIsl andandt heBol i var Peni nsul a/ Cr yst al
Beach.Thezone’ seast er nboundar yi st hew at er passagew ayf r omt heGul f of M exi cot oRol l over Bay,
l ocat edj ust east of N.Bauer St r eet .
CͲ2,Por t Ar t hur :Thi szoneconsi st sof t hef ol l ow i ngboundar i es,movi ngcl ockw i sebegi nni ngat i t s
nor t her nmost t i pat t hei nt er sect i onof Hi ghw ay82andTayl or Bayou.
x Hi ghw ay82f r omt heeast er nbankof Tayl or Bayout ot heSabi neNechesCanal
x Sout her nbankof Sabi neNechesCanal f r omHi ghw ay82t onor t her nt er mi nusof S.LeveeRoad
x S.LeveeRoadf r omsout her nbankof Sabi neNechesCanal t ot hesout her nshor eof Sabi neLake
x Sout her nshor eof Sabi neLake/ Sabi nePassf r omS.LeveeRoadt oeast er nt er mi nusof Jet t yRoad
x Jet t yRoad/ 1
st
St r eet f r om east er nt er mi nust oQui nnSt r eet
x Qui nnSt r eet f r omJet t yRoadt oS.8
t h
Avenue(Rout e3322)
x S.8
t h
Avenue(Rout e3322/ Hi ghw ay87)f r omQui nnSt r eet t onor t her nbankof Int r acoast al
W at er w ay
x Nor t her nbankof Int r acoast al W at er w ayf r omS.8
t h
Avenuet oeast er nbankof Tayl or Bayou
x East er nbankof Tayl or Bayouf r omnor t her nbankof Int r acoast al W at er w ayt oHi ghw ay82
CͲ3,Sout hLoui si ana:Thi szoneconsi st sof t hr eepar t sspanni ngacr osssout her nLoui si ana.Thef i r st
por t i onconsi st sof Cal casi euPar i shsout hof Int er st at e10.Thesecondpor t i onconsi st sof Laf ayet t e
Par i shsout hof Int er st at e10.
Thet hi r dandl ar gest por t i oni sboundedont hesout h/ w est byHi ghw ay1f r om Int er st at e10t ot he
Int r acoast al W at er w ayi nLar ose.It seast er nboundar yi sasf ol l ow s:
x W est er n/ nor t her nbankof Int r acoast al W at er w ayf r omHi ghw ay1t ot hew est er nbankof Bayou
Bar at ar i a
x W est er n/ nor t her nbankof BayouBar at ar i af r omnor t her nbankof Int r acoast al W at er w ayt o
Hi ghw ay3134
x Hi ghw ay3134f r omnor t her nbankof BayouBar at ar i at oBar at ar i aBoul evar d(Hi ghw ay45)
x Bar at ar i aBoul evar df r omHi ghw ay3134t oW est bankExpr essw ay(Hi ghw ay90)
x W est bankExpr essw ayf r omBar at ar i aBoul evar dt oInt er st at e310
x Int er st at e310f r omW est bankExpr essw ayt oInt er st at e10
x Int er st at e10f r omInt er st at e310t oendof Bonnet Car r et Spi l l w ay,w her ei t meet st heshor eof
LakePont char t r ai n
x Sout her n/ w est er n/ nor t her nshor eof LakePont char t r ai nf r omBonnet Car r et Spi l l w ayt oN.
Causew ayBoul evar dont henor t hshor e
x N.Causew ayBoul evar df r omnor t her nshor eof LakePont char t r ai nt oM onr oeSt r eet
x M onr oeSt r eet f r omN.Causew ayBoul evar dt oGi r odSt r eet
x Gi r odSt r eet f r omM onr oeSt r eet t oFl or i daSt r eet (Hi ghw ay190)
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Thenor t her nboundar yi sasf ol l ow s:
x Int er st at e10f r omHi ghw ay1w est of Bat onRouget oHi ghw ay22east of Gonzal es
x Hi ghw ay22f r omInt er st at e10t oCausew ayBoul evar d,w her ei t becomesHi ghw ay190
x Hi ghw ay190(Fl or i daSt r eet )f r om Hi ghw ay22t oGi r odSt r eet
CͲ4,Upt ow nNew Or l eans:Thi szonei sboundedont hew est byM ont i cel l oAvenue(t he
Or l eans/ Jef f er sonPar i shl i ne)f r omOakSt r eet t oS.Cl ai bor neAvenue.It seast er nboundar yi sas
f ol l ow s:
x Canal St r eet f r omS.Br oadSt r eet t oInt er st at e10/ S.Cl ai bor neAvenue
x Int er st at e10/ S.Cl ai bor neAvenuef r om Canal St r eet t ot hePont char t r ai nExpr essw ay/ Cal l i ope
St .
x Pont char t r ai nExpr essw ay/ Cal l i opeSt r eet f r omCl ai bor neAvenuet oSt .Char l esAvenue
It ssout her nboundar yi sasf ol l ow s:
x OakSt r eet f r omM ont i cel l oAvenuet oLeakeAvenue
x LeakeAvenue/ Fr ont St r eet f r omOakSt r eet t oW al nut St r eet (w est er nedgeof AudubonPar k)
x W al nut St r eet f r omFr ont St r eet t oSt .Char l esAvenue
x St .Char l esAvenuef r omW al nut St r eet t ot hePont char t r ai nExpr essw ay/ Cal l i opeSt r eet
It snor t her nboundar yi sasf ol l ow s:
x S.Cl ai bor neAvenuef r om M ont i cel l oAvenuet oS.Car r ol l t onAvenue
x S.Car r ol l t onAvenuef r om S.Cl ai bor neAvenuet oFont ai nebl eauDr i ve
x Font ai nebl eauDr i vef r omS.Car r ol l t onAvenuet oBr oadSt r eet
x S.Br oadSt r eet f r omFont ai nebl eauAvenuet oCanal St r eet
CͲ5,Pear l i ngt on:Thi szonei ssi t uat edbet w eent heSl i del l Ar eaandBaySt .Loui sZonesA.It s
boundar i esar eHi ghw ay90bet w eent hePear l Ri ver (M i ssi ssi ppi / Loui si anast at el i ne)andOl dLow er Bay
Roadt ot henor t h,t heeast er nbankof t hePear l Ri ver f r omHi ghw ay90t ot henor t her nbankof Campel l
Insi deBayoui nt hew est ,andt henor t her nbankof Campbel l Insi deBayout ot hesout h.It seast er n
boundar yi sasf ol l ow s:
x Ol dLow er BayRoadf r om Hi ghw ay90t oLow er BayRoad
x Low er BayRoadf r omOl dLow er BayRoadt o(30.236ࣙN,Ͳ89.52ࣙW )at w hi chpoi nt t heboundar y
cut sduesout ht oi nt er sect w i t ht hew est er nbankof John’ sBayou
x W est er nbankof John’ sBayouf r oml i neduesout hof (30.236ࣙN,Ͳ89.52ࣙW )t onor t her nbankof
Gr andPl ai nsBayou
x Nor t her n/ w est er nbankof Gr andPl ai nsBayouf r omw est er nbankof John’ sBayout ot he
nor t her nbankof Campbel l Insi deBayou
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CͲ6,BaySt .Loui s:Thi szonei sboundedbyInt er st at e10f r omHi ghw ay607t oInt er st at e110i nt he
nor t handHi ghw ay607f r omInt er st at e10t oHi ghw ay90i nt hew est .It seast er nboundar yi st he
w est er nboundar yof t heInt er st at e110ZoneA.It ssout her nboundar yi sasf ol l ow s:
x Hi ghw ay607f r omInt er st at e10t oi t smer ger w i t hHi ghw ay90
x Hi ghw ay90f r omHi ghw ay607t oEver et t St r eet / Rai l r oadAvenuei nPassChr i st i anRai l r oad
Avenuef r om Hi ghw ay90t oTegar denRoad
x Tegar denRoadf r omRai l r oadAvenuet oE.PassRoad
x E.PassRoadf r omTegar denRoadt oLor r ai neRoad
x Lor r ai neRoadf r omPassRoadt ot henor t her nshor eof Bi gLake/ BackBayof Bi l oxi
x BackBayof Bi l oxi f r omLor r ai neRoadt ot hebegi nni ngof t heInt er st at e110ZoneA
CͲ7,Bi l oxi / Pascagoul a/ M obi l e:Thi szonespanst hr eeci t i esf r omInt er st at e110t oM obi l eBay.It s
w est er nboundar yi st heeast er nboundar yof t heInt er st at e110ZoneA.It snor t her nboundar yi sas
f ol l ow s:
x Int er st at e10f r omt heInt er st at e110ZoneA1zonet oInt er st at e65
x Int er st at e65f r omInt er st at e10t osout her nbankof Chi ckasaw Cr eek
x Sout her nbankof Chi ckasaw Cr eekf r om Int er st at e65t ow est er nbankof Bl ackBayou
x W est er nbankof Bl ackBayouf r omsout her nbankof Chi ckasaw Cr eekt ot heeast er nbankof t he
M obi l eRi ver
x East er nbankof M obi l eRi ver t ot hew est er nbankof t heSpani shRi ver
It ssout her nboundar yi sasf ol l ow s:
x Thenor t her nshor eof BackBayof Bi l oxi f r omt heInt er st at e110ZoneAt oW ashi ngt onAvenue
x W ashi ngt onAvenuef r om t henor t her nshor eof t heBackBayof Bi l oxi t oHi ghw ay90
x Hi ghw ay90f r omW ashi ngt onAvenuet oHal st eadRoad
x Hal st eadRoadf r om Hi ghw ay90t ot henor t her nshor eof Davi sBayou/ M i ssi ssi ppi Sound
x Nor t her nshor eof Davi sBayou/ M i ssi ssi ppi Soundf r omHal st eadRoadt ot hew est er nbankof
BayouLaBat r e
x W est er nbankof BayouLaBat r ef r omt heGul f of M exi cot oHi ghw ay188
x Hi ghw ay188f r omBayouLaBat r et ot heeast er nbankof BayouCoden
x East er nbankof BayouCodent ot henor t her nshor eof t heGul f of M exi co
x Nor t her nshor eof t heGul f of M exi cof r omBayouCodent ot hew est er nshor eof M obi l eBay
It seast er nboundar yi sasf ol l ow s:
x Thew est er nbankof t heSpani shRi ver f r omt heM obi l eRi ver t ot hew est er nshor eof M obi l e
Bay
x Thew est er nshor eof M obi l eBayf r omt heSpani shRi ver t ot heGul f of M exi co
CͲ8,Or angeBeach/ Pensacol a:Thi szonespansf r omt heZoneBͲ7andBͲ8i nt hew est t ot heeast er n
shor esof Pensacol aBayandEscambi aBaysout hof Int er st at e10t ot heeast .It i sbi sect edbyt he
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Hi ghw ay59t oGul f Shor es(ZoneAͲ12)andbyt heFol eyBeachExpr essw aynor t hof Hi ghw ay98(ZoneBͲ
10).It snor t her nboundar yi sInt er st at e10f r omHi ghw ay98t oEscambi aBay.It sw est er nboundar yi s
asf ol l ow s:
x U.S.Hi ghw ay98/ 42f r omInt er st at e10t oHi ghw ay98(Al abama’ sCoast al Connect i on)
x Hi ghw ay98(Al abama’ sCoast al Connect i on)f r om U.S.Hi ghw ay98t ot heFol eyBeach
Expr essw ay
x Fol eyBeachExpr essw ayf r omHi ghw ay98t ot henor t her nbankof t heInt r acoast al W at er w ay
It ssout her nboundar yi sasf ol l ow s:
x Thenor t her nshor eof t heInt r acoast al W at er w ayf r omM obi l eBayt oW ol f Bay
x Thenor t her nshor esof W ol f Bay,BayouLaLaunch,Ami caBay,andPer di doBayf r omt he
Int r acoast al W at er w ayt ot henor t her nbankof BayouGar con
x Thenor t her nbankof BayouGar conf r omPer di doBayt o(30.323ࣙN,Ͳ87.425ࣙW ),apoi nt due
nor t hof t heendof Cor i nnaSt r eet
x Cor i nnaSt r eet f r omt hel i neduesout hof (30.323ࣙN,Ͳ87.425ࣙW )t oHi ghw ay292A
x Hi ghw ay292Af r omCor i nnaSt r eet t oHi ghw ay173
x Hi ghw ay173f r omHi ghw ay292At oFuel Far mRoad
x Fuel Far mRoadf r omHi ghw ay173t ot henor t her nshor eof Bi gLagoon
x Nor t her nshor eof Bi gLagoonf r omFuel Far mRoadt ot hew est shor eof Pensacol aBay
It seast er nboundar yi sasf ol l ow s:
x W est er nshor eof Escambi aBay/ Pensacol aBayf r omInt er st at e10t oHi ghw ay98(Pensacol aBay
Br i dge).
x Hi ghw ay98(E.Gr egor ySt r eet )f r omPensacol aBayt oS.Al cani zSt r eet
x S.Al cani zSt r eet f r om E.Gr egor ySt r eet t oE.Gar denSt r eet .
x E.Gar denSt r eet / W .Gar denSt r eet f r om E.Gr egor ySt r eet t oBar r ancasAvenue
x Bar r ancasAvenuef r omW .Gar denSt r eet t oS.NavyBoul evar d
x S.NavyBoul evar df r omBar r ancasAvenuet ot henor t her nbankof BayouGr ande
x Nor t her nbankof BayouGr andef r om S.NavyBoul evar dt ot hew est er nshor eof Pensacol aBay
x W est er nshor eof Pensacol aBayf r omBayouGr andet ot henor t her nshor eof Bi gLagoon
CͲ9,Gul f Br eeze/ For t W al t on/ Ni cevi l l e:Thi szonei sboundedont hesout hbyt henor t her nshor esof t he
Sant aRosaSoundandChoct aw hat cheeBay.It sw est er nboundar yi sasf ol l ow s:
x Thegr eenspacebet w eenBal t ar Dr i veandHi ckor yShor esBoul evar df r omt hesout her nshor eof
East Bayt oHi ghw ay98
x Hi ghw ay98(Gul f Br eezePar kw ay)f r om t hegr eenspacet ot heeast er nedgeof t heTi ger Poi nt
Gol f Cour sedevel opment .
x Theeast er nedgeof t heTi ger Poi nt Gol f Cour sedevel opment f r om Hi ghw ay98t ot henor t her n
shor eof Sant aRosaSound
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Thenor t her nandeast er nboundar yi sasf ol l ow s:
x Thesout her nshor eof East Bayf r omt hegr eenspacebet w eenBal t ar Dr i veandHi ckor yShor es
Boul evar d(at t heeast er nt er mi nusof SandyBl uf f Dr i veE.)t ot heEast BayRi ver
x East BayRi ver f r omt heEast Bayt o(30.429ࣙN,Ͳ86.807ࣙW ),duenor t hof Cr escent W oodRoad
x Cr escent W oodRoadf r om t hepoi nt descr i bedabovet oHi ghw ay98(Navar r ePar kw ay)
x Hi ghw ay98f r omCr escent W oodRoadt oCodyAvenue
x CodyAvenuef r omHi ghw ay98t oIndependenceRoad
x IndependenceRoadf r om CodyAvenuet oS.Gol f Cour seRoad
x S.Gol f Cour seRoadf r om IndependenceRoadt oHer i t ageRoad
x Her i t ageRoadf r omS.Gol f Cour seRoadt oM ar t i nLut her Ki ng,Jr .Boul evar d
x M ar t i nLut her Ki ng,Jr .Boul evar df r omHer i t ageRoadt oGr eenAcr esRoad
x Gr eenAcr esRoadf r omM ar t i nLut her Ki ng,Jr .Boul evar dt oHi ghw ay189(Lew i sTur ner
Boul evar d)
x Hi ghw ay189f r omGr eenAcr esRoadt oHi ghw ay85
x Hi ghw ay85f r omHi ghw ay189t oE.JohnSi msPar kw ay
x E.JohnSi msPar kw ayf r omHi ghw ay85t oRout e285
x Rout e285(N.Par t i nDr i ve)f r omE.JohnSi msPar kw ayt oE.Col l egeBoul evar d
x E.Col l egeBoul evar df r omRout e285t oFor est Road
x For est Roadf r omE.Col l egeBoul evar dt oRockyBayouRoad
x RockyBayouRoadf r omFor est Roadt oHunt i ngt onRoad
x Hunt i ngt onRoadf r omRockyBayouRoadt ot henor t hshor eof RockyBayou
x Nor t hshor eof RockyBayouf r omHunt i ngt onRoadt oHi ghw ay20
x Hi ghw ay20f r omRockyBayout oHi ghw ay293
x Hi ghw ay293(W hi t ePoi nt Road)f r om Hi ghw ay20t ot henor t hshor eof Choct aw hat cheeBay
ZoneBͲ12r unsf r omeast t ow est t hr ought hemi ddl eof t hi szonebet w eenGul f Br eezeandFor t W al t on
Beach.
CͲ10,Dest i n:Thi szonei sboundedbyt hesout hshor eof Choct aw hat cheeBayont henor t hand
Hi ghw ay98t ot hesout h.It seast er nboundar yi sPoncedeLeonSt r eet f r om Choct aw hat cheeBayt o
Hi ghw ay98It sw est er nboundar yi sasf ol l ow s:
x Theeast er nshor eof Joe’ sBayouf r omChoct aw hat cheeBayt oBayvi ew St r eet
x Bayvi ew St r eet f r omJoe’ sBayout oSpr i ngLakeDr i ve
x Spr i ngLakeDr i vef r omBayvi ew St r eet t oBeachDr i ve
x BeachDr i vef r omSpr i ngLakeDr i vet oHi ghw ay98
Thi szonei sbi sect edbyZoneBͲ13,w hi chr unsal ongHi ghw ay293.
CͲ11:Egl i nAFB:Thi szonei sboundedbyInt er st at e10t ot henor t handHi ghw ay331t ot heeast .It s
w est er nboundar yconsi st sof t heeast er nshor esof Escambi aBayandBackw at er Bay/ East Bay,andi t s
sout her nboundar yi sasf ol l ow s:
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x Thenor t her nshor eof East Bayt ot heEast BayRi ver
x East BayRi ver f r omEast Bayt o(30.429ࣙN,Ͳ86.807ࣙW )
x Thel i neconnect i ng(30.429ࣙN,Ͳ86.807ࣙW )t ot heendof Cr escent W oodRoad
x Cr escent W oodRoadt oHi ghw ay98
x Hi ghw ay98f r omCr escent W oodRoadt oCodyAvenue
x CodyAvenuef r omHi ghw ay98t oIndependenceRoad
x IndependenceRoadf r om CodyAvenuet oSout hGol f Cour seRoad
x Sout hGol f Cour seRoadf r omIndependenceRoadt oHer i t ageRoad
x Her i t ageRoadf r omSout hGol f Cour seRoadt oM ar t i nLut her Ki ngBoul evar d
x M ar t i nLut her Ki ngBoul evar df r omHer i t ageRoadt oGr eenAcr esRoad
x Gr eenAcr esRoadf r omM ar t i nLut her Ki ngBoul evar dt oHi ghw ay189
x Hi ghw ay189f r omGr eenAcr esRoadt oHi ghw ay85
x Hi ghw ay85f r omHi ghw ay189t oW .JohnSi msPar kw ay
x W .JohnSi msPar kw ay/ E.JohnSi msPar kw ayf r omHi ghw ay85t oNor t hPar t i nDr i ve
x Nor t hPar t i nDr i vef r omHi ghw ay85t oEast Col l egeBoul evar d
x East Col l egeBoul evar df r omNor t hPar t i nDr i vet oFor est Road
x For est Roadf r omEast Col l egeBoul evar dt oRockyBayouDr i ve
x RockyBayouDr i vef r omFor est Roadt oHunt i ngt onRoad
x Hunt i ngt onRoadf r omRockyBayouDr i vet ot henor t hshor eof RockyBayou
x Theeast er nandsout her nshor eof RockyBayouf r omHunt i ngt onRoadt oHi ghw ay20
x Hi ghw ay20f r omRockyBayout oW hi t ePoi nt Road(Hi ghw ay293)
x W hi t ePoi nt Road(Hi ghw ay293)f r omHi ghw ay20t ot henor t hshor eof Choct aw hat cheeBay
x Nor t hshor eof Choct aw hat cheeBayf r omW hi t ePoi nt Roadt oHi ghw ay331Sout h
CͲ12,W al t onCount y:Thi szonei sboundedbyt hesout hshor eof Choct aw hat cheeBayandHogt ow n
Bayouont henor t h(al t hought hi sboundar yext endssl i ght l yi nt oTucker Bayouat i t seast er nedge)and
Hi ghw ay98t ot hesout h.It sw est er nboundar yi sE.Hew et t Roadf r omChoct aw hat cheeBayt oHi ghw ay
98.It seast er nboundar yi sPeachCr eekf r omt heInt r acoast al W at er w ayt oHi ghw ay98.
CͲ13,PanamaCi t y:Thi szonei sboundedbyt hesout her nshor eof Nor t hBayt ot henor t handt he
nor t her nshor esof Upper Gr andLagoonandSt .Andr ew Bayt ot hesout h.It seast er nboundar yi sas
f ol l ow s:
x Hi ghw ay2321f r omNor t hBayt oNehi Roadat N.Hi ghw ay231
x Nehi Roadf r omN.Hi ghw ay231t oHi ghw ay2315(N.St ar Avenue)
x Hi ghw ay2315f r omNehi Roadt oE.Hi ghw ay22
x E.Hi ghw ay22f r omHi ghw ay2315t oCal l aw ayBayou
ZoneBͲ15,consi st i ngof W .18
t h
St r eet andW .23
r d
St r eet ,i sal socont ai nedw i t hi nZoneCͲ13.
CͲ14:W al t onCount yt oFr ankl i nCount y:Thi szonei sboundedont hew est byPeachCr eekandont he
east byHi ghw ay98.It snor t her nboundar yi sasf ol l ow s:
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x TheInt r acoast al W at er w ayf r omPeachCr eekt oHi ghw ay79
x Hi ghw ay79f r omInt r acoast al W at er w ayt oHi ghw ay388
x Hi ghw ay388f r omt heHi ghw ay79t oHi ghw ay231
x Hi ghw ay231f r omHi ghw ay388t oHi ghw ay2315
x Hi ghw ay2315f r omHi ghw ay231t oHi ghw ay22
x Hi ghw ay22f r omHi ghw ay2315t oLakeGr oveRoad
x LakeGr oveRoadf r omHi ghw ay22t oeast er nt er mi nusat t heApal achi col aRi ver
x W est er nbankof t heApal achi col aRi ver f r omLakeGr oveRoadt ot hesout her nedgeof
Apal achi col aNat i onal For est
x Sout her nedgeof Apal achi col aNat i onal For est f r omt heApal achi col aRi ver t ot hew est er nbank
of t heOchl ockneeRi ver at poi nt (30.333ࣙN,Ͳ84.594ࣙW )
x W est er nbankof t heOchl ockneeRi ver f r ompoi nt descr i bedabovet oHi ghw ay319
x Hi ghw ay319f r omOchl ockneeRi ver t oHi ghw ay98
It ssout her nboundar yi sasf ol l ow s:
x Hi ghw ay98f r omPeachCr eekt ot hew est er nshor eof W est Bay
x Theshor el i neof W est Bay,Nor t hBay,Deer Poi nt Lake,andBayouGeor gef r om Hi ghw ay98t o
Hi ghw ay2321
x Hi ghw ay2321f r omDeer Poi nt Lake/ BayouGeor get oNehi Road
x Nehi Roadf r omHi ghw ay2321t oHi ghw ay2315
x Hi ghw ay2315f r omNehi Roadt oHi ghw ay22
x Hi ghw ay22f r omHi ghw ay2315t oSt .Andr ew Bay
x Shor eof St .Andr ew Bayf r omHi ghw ay2315t oHi ghw ay98
x Hi ghw ay98f r omSt .Andr ew Bayt oSabr eDr i ve
x Sabr eDr i vef r omHi ghw ay98t oBambi Tr ai l
x Bambi Tr ai l f r omSabr eDr i vet oBeaconBeachRoad
x BeaconBeachRoadf r omSabr eDr i vet oSt .Andr ew Bay
x St .Andr ew Bayt oHur r i caneIsl andandGul f of M exi co
x Gul f of M exi cof r omedgeof Hur r i caneIsl andt ow est er nedgeof Tyndal l AFBZoneA
x Nor t her nedgeof Tyndal l AFBZoneA,i ncl udi ng“ Bear Sw ampRoads” t oHi ghw ay98/ 319
x Hi ghw ay98/ 319f r omBear Sw ampRoadst o1
st
St r eet i ndow nt ow nPor t St .Joe
x 1
st
St r eet f r omHi ghw ay98(M onument Avenue)t oW oodw ar dAvenue
x W oodw ar dAvenuef r om M onum ent Avenuet oCeci l G.Cost i nBoul evar d
x Ceci l G.Cost i nBoul evar df r omW oodw ar dAvenuet oM onum ent Avenue(Hi ghw ay98/ 319)
x Hi ghw ay98/ 319f r omCeci l G.Cost i nBoul evar dt o14
t h
St r eet i ndow nt ow nApal achi col a
x 14
t h
St r eet f r omHi ghw ay98/ 319(AvenueE)t oAvenueL
x AvenueLf r om14
t h
St r eet t o12
t h
St r eet
x 12
t h
St r eet f r omAvenueLt oAvenueM
x AvenueM f r om12
t h
St r eet t oM ar ket St r eet
x M ar ket St r eet f r omAvenueM t ot hei nl et at t hemar i naat Sci pi oCr eek
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x M ar i na/ i nl et t ow est er nbankof Sci pi oCr eek
x W est er nbankof Sci pi oCr eek/ Apal achi col aRi ver t oHi ghw ay98/ 319
x Hi ghw ay319f r omApal achi col aRi ver t oOchl ockoneeRi ver
CͲ15,Tyndal l Ai r For ceBase:Thi szoneconsi st sof t hepeni nsul aw est of Hi ghw ay98andTyndal l Ai r
For ceBase.It snor t her n,w est er n,andsout her nboundar i esar edef i nedbySt .Andr ew ’ sBay.It seast er n
boundar yi sasf ol l ow s:
x Hi ghw ay98(Tyndal l Par kw ay)f r omSt .Andr ew ’ sBayt oSabr eDr i ve
x Sabr eDr i vef r omHi ghw ay98t oBambi Tr ai l
x Bambi Tr ai l f r omSabr eDr i vet oBeaconBeachRoad
x BeaconBeachRoadf r omBambi Tr ai l t obeachaccessr oadbegi nni ngat Ͳ83.623,30.083
x Beachaccessr oadf r ompoi nt descr i bedabovet onor t her nshor eof St .Andr ew ’ sBay
CͲ16,Apal acheeBayt oHol i day:Thi szoneext endsf r omt heW akul l a/ Jef f er sonCount yl i net ot he
Pi nel l as/ PascoCount yl i ne,w i t hi t sw est er nboundar ybei ngt heGul f of M exi co.It seast er n/ nor t her n
boundar yi sasf ol l ow s:
x Hi ghw ay98f r omt heW akul l a/ Jef f er sonCount yl i net oHi ghw ay356(Ham pt onSpr i ngsAvenue)
x Hampt onSpr i ngsAvenuef r omHi ghw ay98t oCRͲ593
x CRͲ593f r omHampt onSpr i ngsAvenuet oTur keyRoost Road
x Tur keyRoost Roadf r omCRͲ593t oPucket t Road
x Pucket t Roadf r omTur keyRoost Roadt oSpr i ngW ar r i or Road
x Spr i ngW ar r i or Roadf r om Pucket t Roadt oCRͲ535
x CRͲ535f r omSpr i ngW ar r i or Roadt oBeachRoad
x BeachRoadunt i l i t becom es2
nd
St r eet NW i nSt ei nhat chee
x 2
nd
St r eet NW f r omBeachRoadt o1
st
AvenueS
x 1
st
AvenueSf r om2
nd
St r eet NW t o10
t h
St r eet E/ SW 875
t h
St r eet
x 10
t h
St r eet E/ SW 875
t h
St r eet f r om1
st
AvenueSW t oHi ghw ay358
x Hi ghw ay358f r omSW 875
t h
St r eet St r eet t oHi ghw ay361
x Hi ghw ay361f r omHi ghw ay358t oSW 477
t h
Avenue
x SW 477
t h
Avenuef r om Hi ghw ay361t oSW 623
r d
St r eet
x SW 623
r d
St r eet f r omSW 477
t h
Avenuet oSW 586
t h
Avenue
x SW 586
t h
Avenuef r om SW 623
r d
St r eet t oHi ghw ay351
x Hi ghw ay351f r omSW 586
t h
St r eet t oSW 782
nd
Avenue
x SW 782
nd
Avenuef r om Hi ghw ay351t oSE54
t h
St r eet
x SE54
t h
St r eet f r omSW 782
nd
Avenuet oSE198
t h
St r eet
x SE198
t h
St r eet f r omSE54
t h
St r eet t oHi ghw ay349
x Hi ghw ay349f r omSE198
t h
St r eet t oHi ghw ay19/ 98
x Hi ghw ay19/ 98f r omHi ghw ay349t oHi ghw ay320(NW 115
t h
St r eet )
x NW 115
t h
St r eet f r om Hi ghw ay19/ 98t oNW 107
t h
Ter r ace
x NW 107
t h
Ter r acef r omNW 115
t h
St r eet t oNW 102
nd
Pl ace
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x NW 102
nd
Pl acef r om NW 107
t h
Ter r acet oNW 128
t h
Cour t
x NW 128
t h
Cour t f r om NW 102
nd
Pl acet oNW 90
t h
St r eet
x NW 90
t h
St r eet f r omNW 128
t h
Cour t t oNW CampAzal eaRoad
x NW CampAzal eaRoadf r omNW 90
t h
St r eet t oNW Count yRoad347
x NW Count yRoad347f r omNW Cam pAzal eaRoadPl acet oSRͲ24
x SRͲ24f r om Count yRoad347t oSW SW 95
t h
Avenue
x SW 95
t h
Avenuef r omSRͲ24t oSW 94
t h
Ter r ace
x SW 94
t h
Ter r acef r om SRͲ24t oSW HodgeRoad/ SW M ai nLi neRoad
x SW M ai nLi neRoadf r om SW 94
t h
Ter r acet oFi ber Fact or yRoad
x Fi ber Fact or yRoadf r omSW M ai nLi neRoadt oSE80
t h
St r eet
x SE80
t h
St r eet f r omFi ber Fact or yRoadt oSE25
t h
Avenue
x SE25
t h
Avenuef r omSE80
t h
St r eet t oSE76
t h
Lane
x SE76
t h
Lanef r omSE25
t h
St r eet t oHi ghw ay19/ 98
x Hi ghw ay19/ 98f r omSE76
t h
Lanet oPasco/ Pi nel l asCount yl i ne
CͲ17,Tampat oM ar coIsl and:Thi szonei sboundedbyt heeast er nshor esof t heGul f of M exi co
(excl udi ngt hei sl andsi ncl udedi nZoneA),Tampa/ Hi l l sbor oughBay,andChar l ot t eHar bor Bayt ot he
w est .It snor t her nboundar yi st hePasco/ Pi nel l asCount yl i ne,andi t ssout her nboundar yi st heedgeof
M ar coIsl and.It seast er nboundar yi sasf ol l ow s:
x Hi ghw ay19f r omt hePasco/ Pi nel l asCount yl i net oUl mer t onRoad
x Ul mer t onRoadf r omHi ghw ay18t oInt er st at e275
x Int er st at e275f r omUl mer t onRoadt oInt er st at e4
x Int er st at e4f r omInt er st at e275t oHi ghw ay41
x Hi ghw ay41f r omInt er st at e4t oHi ghw ay951
x Hi ghw ay951t oM ar coIsl and/ Bi gM ar coRi ver
FEEDERROUTES
Thef ol l ow i ngr oadsegment sar ei ncl udedi nZoneC.Thezonesar edescr i bedi nor der f r om w est t o
east ,gr oupedi nt hest at esi nw hi cht heyt er mi nat e.
Texas
x Hi ghw ay124f r omInt er st at e10t oHi ghw ay87,andHi ghw ay87f r omHi ghw ay124t ot he
begi nni ngof t heBol i var Peni nsul a
Loui si ana
x Canal St r eet f r omCl ai bor neAvenuet oCi t yPar kAvenue
x Bar at ar i aBoul evar df r omt heW est bankExpr essw ay(Hi ghw ay90)t oHi ghw ay3134,and
Hi ghw ay3134f r omBar at ar i aBoul evar dt oi nt er sect i onw i t hBar at ar i aBoul evar dnear est t he
Int er coast al W at er w ay
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x Pet er sRoadf r omW est bankExpr essw ayt oEngi neer sRoad,andEngi neer sRoadf r omPet er s
Roadt oBel l eChasseHi ghw ay
x Bel l eChasseHi ghw ay(Hi ghw ay23)f r omW est bankExpr essw ay(Hi ghw ay90)t obegi nni ngof
t heSout hLoui si anaZoneBzone
x Gener al deGaul l eDr i vef r omW est bankExpr essw ay(Hi ghw ay90)t oBehr manHi ghw ay,and
Behr manHi ghw ayf r omGener al deGaul l eDr i vet oHi ghw ay23
x W est bankExpr essw ay(Hi ghw ay90)f r omBar at ar i aBoul evar dt ot hew est bankof t he
M i ssi ssi ppi Ri ver
x Int er st at e59f r omHi ghw ay98sout hof Hat t i esbur gt oInt er st at e12i nSl i del l
M i ssi ssi ppi
x Hi ghw ay49f r omHi ghw ay98sout hof Hat t i esbur gt oInt er st at e10nor t hof Gul f por t
Al abama
x Hi ghw ay98f r omInt er st at e59sout hof Hat t i esbur gt oInt er st at e65i nM obi l e
x Int er st at e65f r omEast Ol dFor t Roadeast of For t Deposi t t oInt er st at e165i nM obi l e
x Int er st at e10acr ossM obi l eBay
x Hi ghw ay98acr ossM obi l eBay
x Hi ghw ay59f r omInt er st at e65t oInt er st at e10
x Hi ghw ay287(RabunRoad)f r omInt er st at e65t oHi ghw ay59
Fl or i da
x Int er st at e10f r omw est shor eof Escambi aBayt oHi ghw ay231
x Hi ghw ay331f r omInt er st at e10t osout hshor eof Choct aw hat cheeBay
x Hi ghw ay331f r omInt er st at e10t oHi ghw ay54
x Hi ghw ay79f r omFl or i da/ Al abamast at el i net oHi ghw ay30A
x Hi ghw ay109/ 77f r omHi ghw ay231sout hof Dot hant osout hshor eof Nor t hBay
x Hi ghw ay231f r om231/ 431l oopsout hof Dot hant oPanamaCi t ybuf f er zone
x Hi ghw ay319f r omspl i t f r omHi ghw ay61t oHi ghw ay98

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Tour i sm
Tour i sm means busi nesses w hi ch pr ovi de ser vices such as at t r act i ng, t r anspor t i ng, accommodat i ng or
cat er i ng t o t he needs or want s of per sons t r avel i ng t o, or st ayi ng i n, pl aces out si de t hei r home
communi t y. Ther ef or e, i f you ar e i n one of t he f ol l ow i ng busi nesses or wor k f or such a busi ness, you ar e
i n t he Tour i sm Indust r y.
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447110 - Gasol i ne St at i ons wi t h Conveni ence St or es
Thi s i ndust r y compr i ses est abl i shment s engaged i n r et ai l i ng aut omot i ve f uel s (e.g., di esel f uel ,
gasohol , gasol i ne) i n combi nat i on w i t h conveni ence st or e or f ood mar t i t ems. These
est abl i shment s can ei t her be i n a conveni ence st or e (i .e., f ood mar t ) set t i ng or a gasol i ne st at i on
set t i ng. These est abl i shment s may al so pr ovi de aut omot i ve r epai r ser vi ces.
Conveni ence f ood w i t h gasol i ne st at i ons
Gasol i ne st at i ons w i t h conveni ence st or es
Gasol i ne w i t h conveni ence st or es
447190 - Ot her Gasol i ne St at i ons
Thi s i ndust r y compr i ses est abl i shment s know n as gasol i ne st at i ons (except t hose w i t h
conveni ence st or es) pr i mar i l y engaged i n one of t he f ol l ow i ng: (1) r et ai l i ng aut omot i ve f uel s
(e.g., di esel f uel , gasohol , gasol i ne) or (2) r et ai l i ng t hese f uel s i n combi nat i on w i t h act i vi t i es, such
as pr ovi di ng r epai r ser vi ces; sel l i ng aut omot i ve oi l s, r epl acement par t s, and accesso r i es; and/ or
pr ovi di ng f ood ser vi ces.
Gasol i ne st at i ons w i t hout conveni ence st or es
M ar i ne ser vi ce st at i ons
Ser vi ce st at i ons, gasol i ne
Tr uck st ops
448110 - Men' s Cl ot hi ng St or es
Thi s i ndust r y compr i ses est abl i shment s pr i mar i l y engaged i n r et ai l i ng a gener al l i ne of new men' s
and boys' cl ot hi ng. These est abl i shment s may pr ovi de basi c al t er at i ons, such as hemmi ng, t aki ng
i n or l et t i ng out seams, or l engt heni ng or shor t eni ng sl eeves.
Appar el st or es, men' s and boys' cl ot hi ng
Cl ot hi ng st or es, men' s and boys'
448120 - Women' s Cl ot hi ng St or es
Thi s i ndust r y compr i ses est abl i shment s pr i mar i l y engaged i n r et ai l i ng a gener al l i ne of new
women' s, mi sses' ; and j uni or s' cl ot hi ng, i ncl udi ng mat er ni t y w ear . These est abl i shment s may
pr ovi de basi c al t er at i ons, such as hemmi ng, t aki ng i n or l et t i ng out seams, or l engt heni ng or
shor t eni ng sl eeves.
Appar el st or es, w omen' s and gi r l s' cl ot hi ng
Cl ot hi ng st or es, w omen' s and gi r l s'
M at er ni t y shops
448130 - Chi l dr en' s and Inf ant s' Cl ot hi ng St or es
Thi s i ndust r y compr i ses est abl i shment s pr i mar i l y engaged i n r et ai l i ng a gener al l i ne of new
chi l dr en' s and i nf ant s' cl ot hi ng. These est abl i shment s may pr ovi de basi c al t er at i ons, such as
hemmi ng, t aki ng i n or l et t i ng out seams, or l engt heni ng or shor t eni ng sl eeves.
Appar el st or es, chi l dr en' s and i nf ant s' cl ot hi ng
Baby cl ot hi ng shops
Cl ot hi ng st or es, chi l dr en' s and i nf ant s'

1
Thi s Tour i sm Def i ni t i on subst i t ut es f or t he Tour i sm Def i ni t i on pr evi ousl y at Bat es 026632 - 026646.
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448140 - Fami l y Cl ot hi ng St or es
Thi s i ndust r y compr i ses est abl i shment s pr i mar i l y engaged i n r et ai l i ng a gener al l i ne of new
cl ot hi ng f or men, w omen, and chi l dr en, w i t hout speci al i zi ng i n sal es f or an i ndi vi dual gender or
age gr oup. These est abl i shment s may pr ovi de basi c al t er at i ons, such as hemmi ng, t aki ng i n or
l et t i ng out seams, or l engt heni ng or shor t eni ng sl eeves.
Cl ot hi ng st or es, f ami l y
Fami l y cl ot hi ng st or es
Uni sex cl ot hi ng st or es
West er n w ear st or es
448150 - Cl ot hi ng Accessor i es St or es
Thi s i ndust r y compr i ses est abl i shment s pr i mar i l y engaged i n r et ai l i ng si ngl e or combi nat i on l i nes
of new cl ot hi ng accessor i es, such as hat s and caps, cost ume j ew el r y, gl oves, handbags, t i es, w i gs,
t oupees, and bel t s.
Appar el accessor y st or es
Cl ot hi ng accessor i es st or es
Cost ume j ew el r y st or es
Fur ni shi ngs st or es, men' s and boys'
Fur ni shi ngs st or es, w omen' s and gi r l s'
Handbag st or es
Hat and cap st or es
Jewel r y st or es, cost ume
Neckw ear st or es
Ti e shops
Wi g and hai r pi ece st or es
448190 - Ot her Cl ot hi ng St or es
Thi s i ndust r y compr i ses est abl i shment s pr i mar i l y engaged i n r et ai l i ng speci al i zed l i nes of new
cl ot hi ng (except gener al l i nes of men' s, w omen' s, chi l dr en' s, i nf ant s' , and f ami l y cl ot hi ng). These
est abl i shment s may pr ovi de basi c al t er at i ons, such as hemmi ng, t aki ng i n or l et t i ng out seams,
or l engt heni ng or shor t eni ng sl eeves.
Br i dal gow n shops (except cust om)
Coat st or es
Cost ume st or es (i ncl udi ng t heat r i cal )
Dr ess shops
Fur appar el st or es
Fur r i er s
Hosi er y st or es
Leat her coat st or es
Li nger i e st or es
School uni f or m st or es
Sw i mw ear st or es
T-shi r t shops, cust om pr i nt ed
Uni f or m st or es (except at hl et i c)
451110 - Spor t i ng Goods St or es
Thi s i ndust r y compr i ses est abl i shment s pr i mar i l y engaged i n r et ai l i ng new spor t i ng goods, such
as bi cycl es and bi cycl e par t s; campi ng equi pment ; exer ci se and f i t ness equi pment ; at hl et i c
uni f or ms; speci al t y spor t s f oot w ear ; and spor t i ng goods, equi pment , and accessor i es.
At hl et i c equi pment and suppl y st or es (i ncl udi ng uni f or ms)
Bi cycl e (except mot or i zed) shops
Bow l i ng equi pment and suppl y st or es
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Di vi ng equi pment st or es
Exer ci se equi pment st or es
Fi shi ng suppl y st or es (e.g., bai t )
Foot w ear (e.g., bow l i ng, gol f , spi ked), speci al t y spor t s, st or es
Gol f pr o shops
Gun shops
Out door spor t i ng equi pment st or es
Pr o shops (e.g., gol f , ski i ng, t enni s)
Saddl er y st or es
Shoe st or es, speci al t y spor t s f oot w ear (e.g., bow l i ng, gol f , spi ked)
Spor t i ng goods st or es
Spor t s gear st or es (e.g., out door s, scuba, ski i ng)
Tack shops
Tackl e shops (i .e., f i shi ng)
Uni f or m st or es, at hl et i c
452111 - Depar t ment St or es (except Di scount Depar t ment St or es)
Thi s U.S. i ndust r y compr i ses est abl i shment s know n as depar t ment st or es t hat have separ at e
depar t ment s f or var i ous mer chandi se l i nes, such as appar el , j ewel r y, home f ur ni shi ngs, and
l i nens, each w i t h separ at e cash r egi st er s and sal es associ at es. Depar t ment st or es i n t hi s i ndust r y
gener al l y do not have cent r al cust omer checkout and cash r egi st er f aci l i t i es.
Depar t ment st or es (except di scount depar t ment st or es)
452990 - Al l Ot her Gener al Mer chandi se St or es
Thi s i ndust r y compr i ses est abl i shment s pr i mar i l y engaged i n r et ai l i ng new goods i n gener al
mer chandi se st or es (except depar t ment st or es, war ehouse cl ubs, super st or es, and
super cent er s). These est abl i shment s r et ai l a gener al l i ne of new mer chandi se, such as appar el ,
aut omot i ve par t s, dr y goods, har dw ar e, gr ocer i es, housewar es or home f ur ni shi ngs, and ot her
l i nes i n l i mi t ed amount s, w i t h none of t he l i nes pr edomi nat i ng.
Cat al og show r ooms, gener al mer chandi se (except cat al og mai l -or der )
Dol l ar st or es
Gener al st or es
Home and aut o suppl y st or es
Li mi t ed pr i ce var i et y st or es
Tr adi ng post s, gener al mer chandi se
Var i et y st or es
453220 - Gi f t , Novel t y, and Souveni r St or es
Thi s i ndust r y compr i ses est abl i shment s pr i mar i l y engaged i n r et ai l i ng new gi f t s, novel t y
mer chandi se, souveni r s, gr eet i ng car ds, seasonal and hol i day decor at i ons, and cur i os.
Bal l oon shops
Car d shops, gr eet i ng
Chr i st mas st or es
Col l ect i bl e gi f t shops (e.g., cr yst al , pew t er , por cel ai n)
Cr af t (except cr af t suppl y) st or es
Cur i o shops
Gi f t shops
Gi f t st ands, per manent l ocat i on
Gr eet i ng car d shops
Novel t y shops
Par t y goods (e.g., paper suppl i es, decor at i ons, novel t i es) st o r es
Seasonal and hol i day decor at i on st or es
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Souveni r shops
481111 - Schedul ed Passenger Ai r Tr anspor t at i on
Thi s U.S. i ndust r y compr i ses est abl i shment s pr i mar i l y engaged i n pr ovi di ng ai r t r anspor t at i on of
passenger s or passenger s and f r ei ght over r egul ar r out es and on r egul ar schedul es.
Est abl i shment s i n t hi s i ndust r y oper at e f l i ght s even i f par t i al l y l oaded. Schedul ed ai r passenger
car r i er s i ncl udi ng commut er and hel i copt er car r i er s (except sceni c and si ght seei ng) ar e i ncl uded
i n t hi s i ndust r y.
Ai r commut er car r i er s, schedul ed
Ai r passenger car r i er s, schedul ed
Commut er ai r car r i er s, schedul ed
Hel i copt er passenger car r i er s, schedul ed
Passenger ai r t r anspor t at i on, schedul ed
Passenger car r i er s, ai r , schedul ed
Schedul ed ai r passenger car r i er s
Schedul ed ai r passenger t r anspor t at i on
485310 - Taxi Ser vi ce
Thi s i ndust r y compr i ses est abl i shment s pr i mar i l y engaged i n pr ovi di ng passenger t r anspor t at i on
by aut omobi l e or van, not oper at ed over r egul ar r out es and on r egul ar schedul es.
Est abl i shment s of t axi cab ow ner / oper at or s, t axi cab f l eet oper at or s, or t axi cab or gani zat i ons ar e
i ncl uded i n t hi s i ndust r y.
Cab (i .e., t axi ) ser vi ces
Taxi cab di spat ch ser vi ces
Taxi cab f l eet oper at or s
Taxi cab or gani zat i ons
Taxi cab owner -oper at or s
Taxi cab ser vi ces
487110 - Sceni c and Si ght seei ng Tr anspor t at i on, Land
Thi s i ndust r y compr i ses est abl i shment s pr i mar i l y engaged i n pr ovi di ng sceni c and si ght seei ng
t r anspor t at i on on l and, such as si ght seei ng buses and t r ol l eys, st eam t r ai n excur si ons, and hor se-
dr aw n si ght seei ng r i des. The ser vi ces pr ovi ded ar e usual l y l ocal and i nvol ve same-day r et ur n t o
pl ace of or i gi n.
Buses, sceni c and si ght seei ng oper at i on
Cabl e car , l and, sceni c and si ght seei ng oper at i on
Car r i age, hor se-dr awn, oper at i on
Cog r ai l way, sceni c and si ght seei ng, oper at i on
Hor se-dr aw n car r i age oper at i on
M onor ai l , sceni c and si ght seei ng, oper at i on
Rai l r oad t r anspor t at i on, sceni c and si ght seei ng
Rai l r oad, sceni c and si ght seei ng, oper at i on
Rai l w ay t r anspor t at i on, sceni c and si ght seei ng
Sceni c and si ght seei ng excur si ons, l and
Si ght seei ng bus oper at i on
Si ght seei ng oper at i on, human-dr awn vehi cl e
St eam t r ai n excur si ons
Tour bus, sceni c and si ght seei ng, oper at i on
Tr acked vehi cl e si ght seei ng oper at i on
Tr ol l ey, sceni c and si ght seei ng, oper at i on
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487210 - Sceni c and Si ght seei ng Tr anspor t at i on, Wat er
Thi s i ndust r y compr i ses est abl i shment s pr i mar i l y engaged i n pr ovi di ng sceni c and si ght seei ng
t r anspor t at i on on w at er , w i t h t he except i on t hat Char t er Fi shi ng, as def i ned i n t he Set t l ement
Agr eement , i s excl uded f r om t hi s Tour i sm def i ni t i on . The ser vi ces pr ovi ded ar e usual l y l ocal and
i nvol ve same-day r et ur n t o place of or i gi n.
Ai r boat (i .e., swamp buggy) oper at i on
Di nner cr ui ses
Excur si on boat oper at i on
Har bor si ght seei ng t our s
Hover cr af t si ght seei ng oper at i on
Sceni c and si ght seei ng excur si ons, w at er
Si ght seei ng boat oper at i on
Swamp buggy oper at i on
Whal e w at chi ng excur si ons
487990 - Sceni c and Si ght seei ng Tr anspor t at i on, Ot her
Thi s i ndust r y compr i ses est abl i shment s pr i mar i l y engaged i n pr ovi di ng sceni c and si ght seei ng
t r anspor t at i on (except on l and and w at er ). The ser vi ces pr ovi ded ar e usual l y l ocal and i nvol ve
same-day r et ur n t o pl ace of depar t ur e.
Aer i al cabl e car , sceni c and si ght seei ng, oper at i on
Aer i al t r amw ay, sceni c and si ght seei ng, oper at i on
Gl i der excur si ons
Hel i copt er r i de, sceni c and si ght seei ng, oper at i on
Hot ai r bal l oon r i de, sceni c and si ght seei ng, oper at i on
Sceni c and si ght seei ng excur si ons, aer i al
Tr amw ay, aer i al , sceni c and si ght seei ng oper at i on
532111 - Passenger Car Rent al
Thi s i ndust r y compr i ses est abl i shment s pr i mar i l y engaged i n r ent i ng passenger car s w i t hout
dr i ver s, gener al l y f or shor t per i ods of t i me.
Aut omobi l e r ent al
Car r ent al
Car r ent al agenci es
Hear se r ent al
Li mousi ne r ent al w i t hout dr i ver
Luxur y aut omobi l e r ent al
Passenger car r ent al
Passenger van r ent al
Passenger van r ent al agenci es
Spor t ut i l i t y vehi cl e r ent al
Van (passenger ) r ent al
532292 - Recr eat i onal Goods Rent al
Thi s U.S. i ndust r y compr i ses est abl i shment s pr i mar i l y engaged i n r ent i ng r ecr eat i onal goods,
such as bi cycl es, canoes, mot or cycl es, ski s, sai l boat s, beach chai r s, and beach umbr el l as.
Beach chai r r ent al
Beach umbr el l a r ent al
Bi cycl e r ent al
Boat r ent al , pl easur e
Canoe r ent al
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Exer ci se equi pment r ent al
Gol f car t r ent al
Houseboat r ent al
M oped r ent al
M ot or cycl e r ent al
Per sonal w at er cr af t r ent al
Pl easur e boat r ent al
Recr eat i onal goods r ent al
Row boat r ent al
Sai l boat r ent al
Ski equi pment r ent al
Snow ski equi pment r ent al
Spor t i ng goods r ent al
Spor t s equi pment r ent al
Sur f boar d r ent al
Tent , campi ng, r ent al
Wat er ski r ent al
Yacht r ent al w i t hout cr ew
561520 - Tour Oper at or s
Thi s i ndust r y compr i ses est abl i shment s pr i mar i l y engaged i n ar r angi ng and assembl i ng t our s. The
t our s ar e sol d t hr ough t r avel agenci es or t our oper at or s. Tr avel or whol esal e t our oper at or s ar e
i ncl uded i n t hi s i ndust r y.
Tour oper at or s (i .e., ar r angi ng and assembl i ng t our s)
Tr avel t our oper at or s
Whol esal e t our oper at or s
561599 - Al l Ot her Tr avel Ar r angement and Reser vat i on Ser vi ces
Thi s U.S. i ndust r y compr i ses est abl i shment s (except t r avel agenci es, t our oper at or s, and
convent i on and vi si t or s bur eaus) pr i mar i l y engaged i n pr ovi di ng t r avel ar r angement and
r eser vat i on ser vi ces. Il l ust r at i ve Exampl es: Condomi ni um t i me-shar e exchange ser vi ces Ti cket
(e.g., ai r l i ne, bus, cr ui se shi p, spor t s, t heat r i cal ) of f i ces Reser vat i on (e.g., ai r l i ne, car r ent al , hot el ,
r est aur ant ) ser vi ces Ti cket (e.g., amusement , spor t s, t heat r i cal ) agenci es Road and t r avel
ser vi ces aut omobi l e cl ubs.
Ai r l i ne r eser vat i on ser vi ces
Ai r l i ne t i cket of f i ces
Aut omobi l e cl ubs, r oad and t r avel ser vi ces
Bus t i cket of f i ces
Car r ent al r eser vat i on ser vi ces
Condomi ni um t i me shar e exchange ser vi ces
Cr ui se shi p t i cket of f i ces
Hot el r eser vat i on ser vi ces
M ot or t r avel cl ubs
Rai l r oad t i cket of f i ces
Reser vat i on (e.g., ai r l i ne, car r ent al , hot el , r est aur ant ) ser vi ces
Spor t s t i cket of f i ces
Theat r i cal t i cket of f i ces
Ti cket (e.g., ai r l i ne, bus, cr ui se shi p, spor t s, t heat r i cal ) of f i ces
Ti cket (e.g., ai r l i ne, bus, cr ui se shi p, spor t s, t heat r i cal ) sal es of f i ces
Ti cket (e.g., amusement , spor t s, t heat r i cal ) agenci es
Ti cket (e.g., amusement , spor t s, t heat r i cal ) sal es agenci es
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Ti cket agenci es, amusement
Ti cket agenci es, spor t s
Ti cket agenci es, t heat r i cal
Ti cket of f i ces f or f or ei gn cr ui se shi p compani es
Ti me shar e exchange ser vi ces, condomi ni um
711211 - Spor t s Teams and Cl ubs
Thi s U.S. i ndust r y compr i ses pr of essi onal or semi pr of essi onal spor t s t eams or cl ubs pr i mar i l y
engaged i n par t i ci pat i ng i n l i ve spor t i ng event s, such as basebal l , basket bal l , f oot bal l , hockey,
soccer , and j ai al ai games, bef or e a payi ng audi ence. These est abl i shment s may or may not
oper at e t hei r ow n ar ena, st adi um, or ot her f aci l i t y f or pr esent i ng t h ese event s.
Basebal l cl ubs, pr of essi onal or semi pr of essi onal
Basebal l t eams, pr of essi onal or semi pr of essi onal
Basket bal l cl ubs, pr of essi onal or semi pr of essi onal
Basket bal l t eams, pr of essi onal or semi pr of essi onal
Boxi ng cl ubs, pr of essi onal or semi pr of essi onal
Foot bal l cl ubs, pr of essi onal or semi pr of essi onal
Foot bal l t eams, pr of essi onal or semi pr of essi onal
Hockey cl ubs, pr of essi onal or semi pr of essi onal
Hockey t eams, pr of essi onal or semi pr of essi onal
Ice hockey cl ubs, pr of essi onal or semi pr of essi onal
Jai al ai t eams, pr of essi onal or semi pr of essi onal
M aj or l eague basebal l cl ubs
M i nor l eague basebal l cl ubs
Pr of essi onal basebal l cl ubs
Pr of essi onal f oot bal l cl ubs
Pr of essi onal spor t s cl ubs
Rol l er hockey cl ubs, pr of essi onal or semi pr of essi onal
Semi pr of essi onal basebal l cl ubs
Semi pr of essi onal f oot bal l cl ubs
Semi pr of essi onal spor t s cl ubs
Soccer cl ubs, pr of essi onal or semi pr of essi onal
Soccer t eams, pr of essi onal or semi pr of essi onal
Spor t s cl ubs, pr of essi onal or semi pr of essi onal
Spor t s t eams, pr of essi onal or semi pr of essi onal
712110 - Museums
Thi s i ndust r y compr i ses est abl i shment s pr i mar i l y engaged i n t he pr eser vat i on and exhi bi t i on of
obj ect s of hi st or i cal , cul t ur al , and/ or ed ucat i onal val ue.
Ar t gal l er i es (except r et ai l )
Ar t museums
Communi t y museums
Cont empor ar y ar t museums
Decor at i ve ar t museums
Fi ne ar t s museums
Gal l er i es, ar t (except r et ai l )
Hal l s of f ame
Her bar i ums
Hi st or i cal museums
Human hi st or y museums
Int er act i ve museums
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M ar i ne museums
M i l i t ar y museums
M obi l e museums
M ul t i di sci pl i nar y museums
M useums
Nat ur al hi st or y museums
Nat ur al sci ence museums
Obser vat or i es (except r esear ch i nst i t ut i ons)
Pl anet ar i ums
Sci ence and t echnol ogy museums
Spor t s hal l s of f ame
Tr avel i ng museum exhi bi t s
War museums
Wax museums
712120 - Hi st or i cal Si t es
Thi s i ndust r y compr i ses est abl i shment s pr i mar i l y engaged i n t he pr eser vat i on and exh i bi t i on of
si t es, bui l di ngs, f or t s, or communi t i es t hat descr i be event s or per sons of par t i cul ar hi st or i cal
i nt er est . Ar cheol ogi cal si t es, bat t l ef i el ds, hi st or i cal shi ps, and pi oneer vi l l ages ar e i ncl uded i n t hi s
i ndust r y.
Ar cheol ogi cal si t es (i .e., publ i c di spl ay)
Bat t l ef i el ds
Her i t age vi l l ages
Hi st or i cal f or t s
Hi st or i cal shi ps
Hi st or i cal si t es
Pi oneer vi l l ages
712130 - Zoos and Bot ani cal Gar dens
Thi s i ndust r y compr i ses est abl i shment s pr i mar i l y engaged i n t he pr eser vat i on and exhi bi t i on of
l i ve pl ant and ani mal l i f e di spl ays.
Ani mal exhi bi t s, l i ve
Ani mal saf ar i par ks
Aquar i ums
Ar bor et a
Ar bor et ums
Avi ar i es
Bot ani cal gar dens
Conser vat or i es, bot ani cal
Gar dens, zool ogi cal or bot ani cal
M enager i es
Par ks, w i l d ani mal
Pet t i ng zoos
Rept i l e exhi bi t s, l i ve
Wi l d ani mal par ks
Zool ogi cal gar dens
Zoos
712190 - Nat ur e Par ks and Ot her Si mi l ar Inst i t ut i ons
Thi s i ndust r y compr i ses est abl i shment s pr i mar i l y engaged i n t he pr eser vat i on and exhi bi t i on of
nat ur al ar eas or set t i ngs.
Bi r d sanct uar i es
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Caver ns (i .e., nat ur al w onder t our i st at t r act i ons)
Conser vat i on ar eas
Int er pr et i ve cent er s, nat ur e
Nat i onal par ks
Nat ur al w onder t our i st at t r act i ons (e.g., caver ns, w at er f al l s)
Nat ur e cent er s
Nat ur e par ks
Nat ur e pr eser ves
Nat ur e r eser ves
Par ks, nat i onal
Par ks, nat ur e
Pr ovi nci al par ks
Wat er f al l s (i .e., nat ur al w onder t our i st at t r act i ons)
Wi l dl i f e sanct uar i es
713110 - Amusement and Theme Par ks
Thi s i ndust r y compr i ses est abl i shment s, know n as amusement or t heme par ks, pr i mar i l y
engaged i n oper at i ng a var i et y of at t r act i ons, such as mechani cal r i des, w at er r i des, games,
show s, t heme exhi bi t s, r ef r eshment st ands, and pi cni c gr ounds. These est abl i shment s may l ease
space t o ot her s on a concessi on basi s.
Amusement par ks (e.g., t heme, w at er )
Par ks (e.g., t heme, w at er ), amusement
Pi er s, amusement
Theme par ks, amusement
Wat er par ks, amusement
713120 - Amusement Ar cades
Thi s i ndust r y compr i ses est abl i shment s pr i mar i l y engaged i n oper at i ng amusement (except
gambl i ng, bi l l i ar d, or pool ) ar cades and par l or s.
Amusement ar cades
Amusement devi ce (except gambl i ng) par l or s, coi n -oper at ed
Amusement devi ces (except gambl i ng) oper at ed i n ow n f aci l i t i es
Ar cades, amusement
El ect r oni c game ar cades
Fami l y f un cent er s
Indoor pl ay ar eas
Pi nbal l ar cades
Vi deo game ar cades (except gambl i ng)
713910 - Gol f Cour ses and Count r y Cl ubs
Thi s i ndust r y compr i ses (1) est abl i shment s pr i mar i l y engaged i n oper at i ng gol f cour ses (except
mi ni at ur e) and (2) est abl i shment s pr i mar i l y engaged i n oper at i ng gol f cour ses, al ong w i t h di ni ng
f aci l i t i es and ot her r ecr eat i onal f aci l i t i es t hat ar e know n as count r y cl ubs. These est abl i shment s
of t en pr ovi de f ood and bever age ser vi ces, equi pment r ent al ser vi ces, and gol f i nst r uct i on
ser vi ces.
Count r y cl ubs
Gol f and count r y cl ubs
Gol f cour ses (except mi ni at ur e, pi t ch-n-put t )
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713990 - Al l Ot her Amusement and Recr eat i on Indust r i es
Thi s i ndust r y compr i ses est abl i shment s (except amusement par ks and ar cades; gambl i ng
i ndust r i es; gol f cour ses and count r y cl ubs; ski i ng f aci l i t i es; mar i nas; f i t ness and r ecr eat i onal
spor t s cent er s; and bow l i ng cent er s) pr i mar i l y engaged i n pr ovi di ng r ecr eat i onal and amusement
ser vi ces.
Amat eur spor t s t eams, r ecr eat i onal
Amusement devi ce (except gambl i ng) concessi on oper at or s (i .e., suppl yi ng and
ser vi ci ng i n ot her s' f aci l i t i es)
Amusement r i de concessi on oper at or s (i .e., supp l yi ng and ser vi ci ng i n ot her s'
f aci l i t i es)
Ar cher y r anges
At hl et i c cl ubs (i .e., spor t s t eams) not oper at i ng spor t s f aci l i t i es, r ecr eat i onal
Avi at i on cl ubs, r ecr eat i onal
Bal l r ooms
Basebal l cl ubs, r ecr eat i onal
Basket bal l cl ubs, r ecr eat i onal
Bat hi ng beaches
Beach cl ubs, r ecr eat i onal
Beaches, bat hi ng
Bi l l i ar d par l or s
Bi l l i ar d r ooms
Boat i ng cl ubs w i t hout mar i nas
Bocci e bal l cour t s
Bow l i ng l eagues or t eams, r ecr eat i onal
Boxi ng cl ubs, r ecr eat i onal
Boys' day camps (except i nst r uct i onal )
Br i dge cl ubs, r ecr eat i onal
Camps (except i nst r uct i onal ), day
Canoei ng, r ecr eat i onal
Car ni val r i de concessi on oper at or s (i .e., suppl yi ng and ser vi ci ng i n ot her s' f aci l i t i es)
Coi n-oper at ed nongambl i ng amusement devi ce concessi on oper at or s (i .e., suppl yi ng
and ser vi ci ng i n ot her s' f aci l i t i es)
Concessi on oper at or s, amusement devi ce (except gambl i ng) and r i de
Cur l i ng f aci l i t i es
Dance hal l s
Di scot heques (except t hose ser vi ng al cohol i c bever ages)
Dr i vi ng r anges, gol f
Fi r ew or ks di spl ay ser vi ces
Fi shi ng cl ubs, r ecr eat i onal
Fi shi ng gui de ser vi ces
Fi shi ng pi er s
Fl yi ng cl ubs, r ecr eat i onal
Foot bal l cl ubs, r ecr eat i onal
Gal l er i es, shoot i ng
Gi r l s' day camps (except i n st r uct i onal )
Gocar t r acew ays (i .e., amusement r i des)
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Gocar t t r acks (i .e., amusement r i des)
Gol f cour ses, mi ni at ur e
Gol f cour ses, pi t ch-n-put t
Gol f dr i vi ng r anges
Gol f pr act i ce r anges
Gui de ser vi ces (i .e., f i shi ng, hunt i ng, t our i st )
Gui de ser vi ces, f i shi ng
Gui de ser vi ces, hunt i ng
Gui de ser vi ces, t our i st
Gun cl ubs, r ecr eat i onal
Hockey cl ubs, r ecr eat i onal
Hockey t eams, r ecr eat i onal
Hor se r ent al ser vi ces, r ecr eat i onal saddl e
Hor seback r i di ng, r ecr eat i onal
Hunt i ng cl ubs, r ecr eat i onal
Hunt i ng gui de ser vi ces
Ice hockey cl ubs, r ecr eat i onal
Jukebox concessi on oper at or s (i .e., suppl yi ng and ser vi ci ng i n ot her s' f aci l i t i es)
Kayaki ng, r ecr eat i onal
Law n bow l i ng cl ubs
M i ni at ur e gol f cour ses
M ount ai n hi ki ng, r ecr eat i onal
Ni ght cl ubs w i t hout al cohol i c bever ages
Nudi st camps w i t hout accommodat i ons
Obser vat i on t ower s
Out door advent ur e oper at i ons (e.g., w hi t e w at er r af t i ng) w i t hout accommodat i ons
Pack t r ai ns (i .e., t r ai l r i di ng), r ecr eat i onal
Par a sai l i ng, r ecr eat i onal
Pi cni c gr ounds
Pi nbal l machi ne concessi on oper at or s (i .e., suppl yi ng and ser vi ci ng i n ot her s' f aci l i t i es)
Pi ng pong par l or s
Pool hal l s
Pool par l or s
Pool r ooms
Racet r acks, sl ot car (i .e., amusement devi ces)
Racew ays, gocar t (i .e., amusement r i des)
Recr eat i onal camps w i t hout accommodat i ons
Recr eat i onal day camps (except i nst r uct i onal )
Recr eat i onal spor t s cl ubs (i .e., spor t s t eams) not oper at i ng spor t s f aci l i t i es
Recr eat i onal spor t s t eams and l eagues
Ri di ng cl ubs, r ecr eat i onal
Ri di ng st abl es
Ri f l e cl ubs, r ecr eat i onal
Ri ver r af t i ng, r ecr eat i onal
Row i ng cl ubs, r ecr eat i onal
Saddl e hor se r ent al ser vi ces, r ecr eat i onal
Sai l i ng cl ubs w i t hout mar i nas
Sea kayaki ng, r ecr eat i onal
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Shoot i ng cl ubs, r ecr eat i onal
Shoot i ng gal l er i es
Shoot i ng r anges
Skeet shoot i ng f aci l i t i es
Sl ot car r acet r acks (i .e., amusement devi ces)
Snow mobi l i ng, r ecr eat i onal
Soccer cl ubs, r ecr eat i onal
Spor t s cl ubs (i .e., spor t s t eams) not oper at i ng spor t s f aci l i t i es, r ecr eat i onal
Spor t s t eams and l eagues, r ecr eat i onal or yout h
St abl es, r i di ng
Summer day camps (except i nst r uct i onal )
Tour i st gui de ser vi ces
Tr ai l r i di ng, r ecr eat i onal
Tr ampol i ne f aci l i t i es, r ecr eat i onal
Tr apshoot i ng f aci l i t i es, r ecr eat i onal
Wat er sl i des (i .e., amusement r i des)
Whi t e w at er r af t i ng, r ecr eat i onal
Yacht cl ubs w i t hout mar i nas
Yout h spor t s l eagues or t eams
721110 - Hot el s (except Casi no Hot el s) and Mot el s
Thi s i ndust r y compr i ses est abl i shment s pr i mar i l y engaged i n pr ovi di ng shor t -t er m l odgi ng i n
f aci l i t i es know n as hot el s, mot or hot el s, r esor t hot el s, and mot el s. The est abl i shment s i n t hi s
i ndust r y may of f er f ood and bever age ser vi ces, r ecr eat i onal ser vi ces, conf er ence r ooms and
convent i on ser vi ces, l aundr y ser vi ces, par ki ng, and ot her ser vi ces.
Al pi ne ski i ng f aci l i t i es w i t h accommodat i ons (i .e., ski r esor t )
Aut o cour t s, l odgi ng
Aut omobi l e cour t s, l odgi ng
Heal t h spas (i .e., physi cal f i t ness f aci l i t i es) w i t h accommodat i ons
Hot el management ser vi ces (i .e., pr ovi di ng management and oper at i ng st af f t o r un
hot el )
Hot el s (except casi no hot el s)
Hot el s (except casi no hot el s) w i t h gol f cour ses, t enni s cour t s, and/ or ot her heal t h spa
f aci l i t i es (i .e., r esor t s)
Hot el s, member shi p
Hot el s, r esor t , w i t hout casi nos
Hot el s, seasonal , w i t hout casi nos
M ember shi p hot el s
M ot el s
M ot or cour t s
M ot or hot el s w i t hout casi nos
M ot or i nns
M ot or l odges
Resor t hot el s w i t hout casi nos
Seasonal hot el s w i t hout casi nos
Ski l odges and r esor t s w i t h accommodat i ons
Summer r esor t hot el s w i t hout casi nos
Tour i st l odges
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721191 - Bed-and-Br eakf ast Inns
Thi s U.S. i ndust r y compr i ses est abl i shment s pr i mar i l y engaged i n pr ovi di ng shor t -t er m l odgi ng i n
f aci l i t i es know n as bed -and-br eakf ast i nns. These est abl i shment s pr ovi de shor t -t er m l odgi ng i n
pr i vat e homes or smal l bui l di ngs conver t ed f or t hi s pur pose. Bed -and-br eakf ast i nns ar e
char act er i zed by a hi ghl y per sonal i zed ser vi ce and i ncl usi on of a f ul l br eakf ast i n a r oom r at e.
Bed and br eakf ast i nns
Inns, bed and br eakf ast
721199 - Al l Ot her Tr avel er Accommodat i on
Thi s U.S. i ndust r y compr i ses est abl i shment s pr i mar i l y engaged i n pr ovi di ng shor t -t er m l odgi ng
(except hot el s, mot el s, casi no hot el s, and bed -and-br eakf ast i nns).
Cabi ns, housekeepi ng
Cot t ages, housekeepi ng
Guest houses
Host el s
Housekeepi ng cabi ns
Housekeepi ng cot t ages
Tour i st homes
Yout h host el s
721211 - RV (Recr eat i onal Vehi cl e) Par ks and Campgr ounds
Thi s U.S. i ndust r y compr i ses est abl i shment s pr i mar i l y engaged i n oper at i ng si t es t o
accommodat e camper s and t hei r equi pment , i ncl udi ng t ent s, t ent t r ai l er s, t r avel t r ai l er s, and RVs
(r ecr eat i onal vehi cl es). These est abl i shment s may pr ovi de access t o f aci l i t i es, such as
washr ooms, l aundr y r ooms, r ecr eat i on hal l s and pl aygr ounds, st or es, and snack bar s.
Campgr ounds
Recr eat i onal vehi cl e par ks
RV (r ecr eat i onal vehi cl e) par ks
Tr avel t r ai l er campsi t es
721214 - Recr eat i onal and Vacat i on Camps (except Campgr ounds)
Thi s U.S. i ndust r y compr i ses est abl i shment s pr i mar i l y engaged i n oper at i ng over ni ght
r ecr eat i onal camps, such as chi l dr en' s camps, f ami l y vacat i on camps, hunt i ng and f i shi ng camps,
and out door advent ur e r et r eat s t hat of f er t r ai l r i di ng, w hi t e-wat er r af t i ng, hi ki ng, and si mi l ar
act i vi t i es. These est abl i shment s pr ovi de accommodat i on f aci l i t i es, such as cabi ns and f i xed
campsi t es, and ot her ameni t i es, such as f ood ser vi ces, r ecr eat i onal f aci l i t i es and equi pment , and
or gani zed r ecr eat i onal act i vi t i es.
Boys' camps (except day, i nst r uct i onal )
Camps (except day, i nst r uct i onal )
Chi l dr en' s camps (except day, i nst r uct i onal )
Dude r anches
Fi shi ng camps w i t h accommodat i on f aci l i t i es
Gi r l s' camps (except day, i nst r uct i onal )
Guest r anches w i t h accommodat i on f aci l i t i es
Hunt i ng camps w i t h accommodat i on f aci l i t i es
Nudi st camps w i t h accommodat i on f aci l i t i es
Out door advent ur e r et r eat s w i t h accommodat i on f aci l i t i es
Recr eat i onal camps w i t h accommodat i on f aci l i t i es (except campgr ounds)
Summer camps (except day, i nst r uct i onal )
Tr ai l r i di ng camps w i t h accommodat i on f aci l i t i es
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Vacat i on camps (except campgr ounds, day i nst r uct i onal )
Wi l der ness camps
721310 - Roomi ng and Boar ding Houses
Thi s i ndust r y compr i ses est abl i shment s pr i mar i l y engaged i n oper at i ng r oomi ng and boar di ng
houses and si mi l ar f aci l i t i es, such as f r at er ni t y houses, sor or i t y houses, of f -campus dor mi t or i es,
r esi dent i al cl ubs, and w or ker s' camps. These est abl i shment s pr ovi de t empor ar y or l onger -t er m
accommodat i ons w hi ch, f or t he per i od of occupancy, may ser ve as a pr i nci pal r esi dence. These
est abl i shment s al so may pr ovi de compl ement ar y ser vi ces, such as housekeepi ng, meal s, and
l aundr y ser vi ces.
Boar di ng houses
Cl ubs, r esi dent i al
Dor mi t or i es, of f campus
Fr at er ni t y houses
M i gr ant w or ker s' camps
Of f campus dor mi t or i es
Resi dence cl ubs, or gani zat i onal
Resi dent i al cl ubs
Roomi ng and boar di ng houses
Sor or i t y houses
Wor ker s' camps
Wor ker s' dor mi t or i es
722110 - Ful l -Ser vi ce Rest aur ant s
Thi s i ndust r y compr i ses est abl i shment s pr i mar i l y engaged i n pr ovi di ng f ood ser vi ces t o pat r ons
w ho or der and ar e ser ved w hi l e seat ed (i .e. w ai t er / wai t r ess ser vi ce) and pay af t er eat i ng. These
est abl i shment s may pr ovi de t hi s t ype of f ood ser vi ces t o pat r ons i n combi nat i on w i t h sel l i ng
al cohol i c bever ages, pr ovi di ng car r y out ser vi ces, or pr esent i ng l i ve nont heat r i cal ent er t ai nment .
Bagel shops, f ul l ser vi ce
Di ner s, f ul l ser vi ce
Doughnut shops, f ul l ser vi ce
Fami l y r est aur ant s, f ul l ser vi ce
Fi ne di ni ng r est aur ant s, f ul l ser vi ce
Ful l ser vi ce r est aur ant s
Pi zza par l or s, f ul l ser vi ce
Pi zzer i as, f ul l ser vi ce
Rest aur ant s, f ul l ser vi ce
St eak houses, f ul l ser vi ce
722211 - Li mi t ed-Ser vi ce Rest aur ant s
Thi s U.S. i ndust r y compr i ses est abl i shment s pr i mar i l y engaged i n pr ovi di ng f ood ser vi ces (except
snack and nonal cohol i c bever age bar s) w her e pat r ons gener al l y or der or sel ect i t ems and pay
bef or e eat i ng. Food and dr i nk may be consumed on pr emi ses, t aken out , or del i ver ed t o t he
cust omer ' s l ocat i on. Some est abl i shment s i n t hi s i ndust r y may pr ovi de t hese f ood ser vi ces i n
combi nat i on w i t h sel l i ng al cohol i c bever ages.
Car r yout r est aur ant s
Del i cat essen r est aur ant s
Dr i ve-i n r est aur ant s
Fami l y r est aur ant s, l i mi t ed-ser vi ce
Fast -f ood r est aur ant s
Pi zza del i ver y shops
Pi zza par l or s, l i mi t ed-ser vi ce
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Pi zzer i as, l i mi t ed-ser vi ce (e.g., t ake-out )
Rest aur ant s, car r yout
Rest aur ant s, f ast f ood
Sandwi ch shops, l i mi t ed-ser vi ce
St eak houses, l i mi t ed-ser vi ce
Take out eat i ng pl aces
722213 - Snack and Nonal cohol i c Bever age Bar s
Thi s U.S. i ndust r y compr i ses est abl i shment s pr i mar i l y engaged i n (1) pr epar i ng and/ or ser vi ng a
speci al t y snack, such as i ce cr eam, f r ozen yogur t , cooki es, or popcor n or (2) ser vi ng nonal cohol i c
bever ages, such as cof f ee, j ui ces, or sodas f or consumpt i on on or near t he pr emi ses. These
est abl i shment s may car r y and sel l a combi nat i on of snack, nonal cohol i c bever age, and ot her
r el at ed pr oduct s (e.g., cof f ee beans, mugs, cof f ee maker s) but gener al l y pr omot e and sel l a
uni que snack or nonal cohol i c bever age.
Bagel shops, on pr emi se baki ng and car r yout ser vi ce
Bever age (e.g., cof f ee, j ui ce, sof t dr i nk) bar s, nonal cohol i c, f i xed l ocat i on
Cant eens, f i xed l ocat i on
Cof f ee shops, on pr emi se br ewi ng
Conf ect i oner y snack shops, made on pr emi ses w i t h car r yout ser vi ces
Cooki e shops, on pr emi se baki ng and car r yout ser vi ce
Doughnut shops, on pr emi se baki ng and car r yout ser vi ce
Fi xed l ocat i on r ef r eshment st ands
Fr ozen cust ar d st ands, f i xed l ocat i on
Ice cr eam par l or s
Pr et zel shops, on pr emi se baki ng and car r yout ser vi ce
Snack bar s (e.g., cooki es, popcor n, pr et zel s), f i xed l ocat i on
Sof t dr i nk bever age bar s, nonal cohol i c, f i xed l ocat i on
722310 - Food Ser vi ce Cont r act or s
Thi s i ndust r y compr i ses est abl i shment s pr i mar i l y engaged i n pr ovi di ng f ood ser vi ces at
i nst i t ut i onal , gover nment al , commer ci al , or i ndust r i al l ocat i ons of ot her s based on cont r act ual
ar r angement s w i t h t hese t ype of or gani zat i ons f or a speci f i ed per i od of t i me. The est abl i shment s
of t hi s i ndust r y pr ovi de f ood ser vi ces f or t he conveni ence of t he cont r act i ng or gani zat i on or t he
cont r act i ng or gani zat i on' s cust omer s. The cont r act ual ar r angement of t hese est abl i shment s w i t h
cont r act i ng or gani zat i ons may var y f r om t ype of f aci l i t y oper at ed (e.g., caf et er i a, r est aur ant ,
f ast -f ood eat i ng pl ace), r evenue shar i ng, cost st r uct ur e, t o pr ovi di n g per sonnel . M anagement
st af f i s al w ays pr ovi ded by t he f ood ser vi ce cont r act or s.
Ai r l i ne f ood ser vi ces cont r act or s
Caf et er i a f ood ser vi ces cont r act or s (e.g., gover nment of f i ce caf et er i as, hospi t al
caf et er i as, school caf et er i as)
Food concessi on cont r act or s (e.g., convent i on f aci l i t i es, ent er t ai nment f aci l i t i es,
spor t i ng f aci l i t i es)
Food ser vi ce cont r act or s, ai r l i ne
Food ser vi ce cont r act or s, caf et er i a
Food ser vi ce cont r act or s, concessi on oper at or (e.g., convent i on f aci l i t i es,
ent er t ai nment f aci l i t i es, spor t i ng f aci l i t i es)
Indust r i al cat er er s (i .e., pr ovi di ng f ood ser vi ces on a cont r act ur al ar r angement (except
si ngl e-event basi s))
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722410 - Dr i nki ng Pl aces (Al cohol i c Bever ages)
Thi s i ndust r y compr i ses est abl i shment s known as b ar s, t aver ns, ni ght cl ubs, or dr i nki ng pl aces
pr i mar i l y engaged i n pr epar i ng and ser vi ng al cohol i c bever ages f or i mmedi at e consumpt i on.
These est abl i shment s may al so pr ovi de l i mi t ed f ood ser vi ces.
Al cohol i c bever age dr i nki ng pl aces
Bar s (i .e., dr i nki ng pl aces), al cohol i c bever age
Cockt ai l l ounges
Dr i nki ng pl aces (i .e., bar s, l ounges, t aver ns), al cohol i c
Lounges, cockt ai l
Ni ght cl ubs, al cohol i c bever age
Taver ns (i .e., dr i nki ng pl aces)

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EXHIBIT 3
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ATTACHMENT A - SEAFOOD DISTRIBUTION CHAIN DEFINITIONS

Seafood shall be defined as fish and shellfish, including shrimp, oysters, crab, and finfish, caught in the
Specified Waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Seafood shall exclude menhaden.
This document shall establish Seafood distribution chain definitions, as set forth below:

1. Commercial Fishermen, Seafood Crew, Oyster Leaseholders and Seafood Vessel Owners
Economic loss claims by Commercial Fishermen, Seafood Crew, Oyster Leaseholders and
Seafood Vessel Owners shall be governed by the Seafood Program.
Definitions for Commercial Fisherman, Seafood Crew, Oyster Leaseholder and Seafood Vessel
Owner are set forth below:
a. Commercial Fisherman shall be defined as a Natural Person or entity that holds a
commercial fishing license issued by the United States and/or the State(s) of Alabama,
Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and/or Texas and derives income from catching and selling
Seafood that he caught. The following additional definitions are relevant with regard to the
Commercial Fisherman definition:
i. Shrimp Fisherman shall be defined as a Commercial Fisherman that catches shrimp.
ii. Oyster Harvester shall be defined as a Commercial Fisherman that harvests oysters.
iii. Crab Fisherman shall be defined as a Commercial Fisherman that catches crab.
iv. Finfish Fisherman shall be defined as a Commercial Fisherman that catches finfish.
b. Seafood Crew shall be defined as the Seafood Boat Captain, Seafood First Mate,
Seafood Second Mate, Seafood Boatswain, Seafood Deckhand, working for a
Commercial Fisherman.
i. Seafood Boat Captain shall be defined as a Natural Person who owns or operates a
Commercial Fishing vessel. In addition, the Seafood Boat Captain may plan and
oversee the fishing operation, the fish to be sought, the location of the best fishing
grounds, the method of capture, the duration of the trip, and the sale of the catch. A
person with the job of skipper will be considered to satisfy this definition.
ii. Seafood First Mate shall be defined as a Natural Person who assists a Seafood Boat
Captain and assumes control of the Commercial Fishing vessel when the Seafood
Boat Captain is off duty, and who assists in directing the fishing operations and sailing
responsibilities of the Seafood Deckhands, including the operation, maintenance, and
repair of the vessel and the gathering, preservation, stowing, and unloading of the catch.
iii. Seafood Second Mate shall be defined as a Natural Person who assists in performing
the duties of a Seafood First Mate.

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iv. Seafood Boatswain shall be defined as a Natural Person who is a highly skilled
Seafood Deckhand with supervisory responsibilities on a Commercial Fishing vessel,
and who directs the Seafood Deckhands as they carry out sailing and fishing
operations.
v. Seafood Deckhand shall be defined as a Natural Person who provides services on
marine vessels (not personally owned or leased) to any type of Commercial Fisherman,
including, but not limited to, the following:
1. Operating fishing gear;
2. Letting out and pulling in nets and lines;
3. Extracting the catch;
4. Washing, salting, icing and stowing the catch;
5. Ensuring the decks are clear and clean at all times;
6. Loading equipment and supplies prior to departure; and/or
7. Unloading the catch.
c. An Oyster Leaseholder shall be defined as a Natural Person or entity that is a lessee
holding one or more private oyster leases.
d. Seafood Vessel Owner shall be defined as a Natural Person or entity that owns a vessel
and earns income from leasing or renting that vessel to a Commercial Fisherman and/or
Oyster Leaseholder. A Seafood Vessel Owner may also be a Commercial Fisherman
and/or an Oyster Leaseholder.
2. Primary Seafood Industry
The Primary Seafood Industry shall be comprised of entities and Natural Persons that satisfy the
definitions of Landing Site, Commercial Wholesale or Retail Dealer A, and Primary Seafood
Processor, and Natural Persons employed by a Landing Site, Commercial Wholesale or Retail
Dealer A, or Primary Seafood Processor, including Seafood Dockside Workers.
Economic loss claims by entities and Natural Persons claiming losses related to business income
required to be reported on Internal Revenue Service Form 1040 Schedules C, E or F, and that satisfy
the Primary Seafood Industry definition above shall be compensated pursuant to the
Compensation Framework for Business Economic Loss Claims.
Economic loss claims by Individuals satisfying the Primary Seafood Industry definition above shall
be compensated pursuant to the Framework for Individual Economic Loss Claims.
Definitions of Landing Site, Commercial Wholesale or Retail Dealer A, Primary Seafood
Processor, and Seafood Dockside Worker are set forth below:
a. Landing Site shall be defined as a business at which boats first land their catch, including
facilities for unloading and handling Seafood. A landing site may also include the provision
of ice, fresh water fuel and boat repair or service in connection with the landing of Seafood.
The following additional definition is relevant with regard to Landing Site:
i. Seafood Dockside Worker shall be a Natural Person performing services for a Landing
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Site.
b. Commercial Wholesale or Retail Dealer A shall be defined as an entity or Natural Person
that holds a commercial wholesale or retail dealer license issued by the State(s) of Alabama,
Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and/or Texas for which 75% or more of the 2009 cost or weight
in pounds of the product it purchases constitutes Seafood purchased directly from
Commercial Fisherman or Landing Site and re-sells to Primary Seafood Processors,
Seafood Distributors, Seafood Wholesalers and Seafood Retailers.
c. Primary Seafood Processor shall be defined as an entity or Natural Person that receives
and prepares Seafood purchased from a Commercial Fisherman, Landing Site, or
Commercial Wholesale or Retail Dealer including, but not limited to, cleaning, cooking,
canning, smoking, salting, drying or freezing, grading by size, packing storing Seafood for
shipment.
3. Secondary Seafood Industry
The Secondary Seafood Industry shall be comprised of entities that satisfy the definitions of
Commercial Wholesale or Retail Dealer B, Secondary Seafood Processor, Seafood Wholesaler
or Distributor, and Seafood Retailer, and Natural Persons employed by a Commercial Wholesale
or Retail Dealer B, Secondary Seafood Processor, Seafood Wholesaler or Distributor, or
Seafood Retailer.
Economic loss claims by entities and Natural Persons claiming losses related to business income
required to be reported on Internal Revenue Service Form 1040 Schedules C, E or F, and that satisfy
the Secondary Seafood Industry definition above shall be compensated pursuant to the
Compensation Framework for Business Economic Loss Claims.
Economic loss claims by Individuals satisfying the Secondary Seafood Industry definition above
shall be compensated pursuant to the Framework for Individual Economic Loss Claims.
Definitions of Commercial Wholesale or Retail Dealer B, Secondary Seafood Processor,
Seafood Wholesaler or Distributor, and Seafood Retailer are set forth below:
a. Commercial Wholesale or Retail Dealer B shall be defined as an entity or Natural Person
that holds a commercial wholesale or retail dealer license issued by the State(s) of Alabama,
Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and/or Texas for which less than 75% of the cost or weight in
pounds of the product it purchases constitutes Seafood purchased directly from a
Commercial Fisherman or Landing Site, and re-sells to Primary Seafood Processors,
Seafood Distributors, Seafood Wholesalers and Seafood Retailers.
b. Secondary Seafood Processor shall be defined as an entity or Natural Person that
purchases Seafood from a Primary Seafood Processor in order to add further value
including, but not limited to, cleaning, cooking, canning, smoking, salting, drying or freezing,
grading by size packing and storing Seafood for shipment.
c. Seafood Wholesaler or Distributor shall be defined as an entity or Natural Person that
purchases Seafood in bulk quantities and sells to retailers such as restaurants, fish shop and
supermarkets.
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d. Seafood Retailer shall be defined as an entity that is an end user of Seafood such as a
restaurant, fish market or super market for which 25% or more of total food costs for 2009
constitute Seafood.
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EXHIBIT 4A
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Document at i on Requi r ement s f or Busi ness Economi c Loss Cl ai ms
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The f r amew or k det ai l ed bel ow descr i bes t he document at i on r equi r ement s f or busi ness
economi c l oss cl ai ms.
In or der t o be el i gi bl e f or compensat i on, a busi ness cl ai mant must pr ovi de t he f ol l ow i ng:

1. A Cl ai m For m w hi ch t he cl ai mant (or cl ai mant ’ s r epr esent at i ve) shal l ver i f y under
penal t i es of per j ur y. The Cl ai m For m shal l di r ect t he cl ai mant t o pr ovi de i nf or mat i on,
i ncl udi ng t he cl ai mant ’ s chosen Compensat i on Per i od and cor r espondi ng Benchmar k
Per i od
2
i n t he year (s) sel ect ed by t he cl ai mant . The cl ai mant shal l at t ach r equi r ed
document s suppor t i ng t he cl ai m. Al l st at ement s made i n and document s submi t t ed
w i t h t he Cl ai m For m may be ver i f i ed as j udged necessar y by t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or .

2. Document s r ef l ect i ng t he busi ness st r uct ur e and ow ner shi p of t he cl ai mant , i ncl udi ng
but not l i mi t ed t o ar t i cl es of i ncor por at i on, shar ehol der l i st (s), and par t ner shi p or
l i mi t ed par t ner shi p agr eement s.

3. Feder al t ax r et ur ns (i ncl udi ng al l schedul es and at t achment s) f or t he year s i ncl uded i n
t he cl ai mant -sel ect ed Benchmar k Per i od, 2010, and, i f appl i cabl e, 2011.
3


a) Pr ovi de t he compl et e f eder al t ax r et ur n and t he appl i cabl e suppor t i ng
document at i on.
b) For sel f empl oyed i ndi vi dual s, pr ovi de For m 1040, pages 1 and 2, al ong w i t h
Schedul es C, D, E, and F and For m 1099 i f appl i cabl e.

4. M ont hl y and annual pr of i t and l oss st at ement s (w hi ch i dent i f y i ndi vi dual expense l i ne
i t ems and r evenue cat egor i es), or al t er nat e sour ce document s est abl i shi ng mont hl y
r evenues and expenses f or t he cl ai med Benchmar k Per i od,
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2010 and, i f appl i cabl e,

1
These Document at i on Requi r ement s al so appl y gener al l y t o (i ) st ar t -up busi nesses and (i i ) busi nesses cl ai mi ng t o
have ceased oper at i ons due t o and r esul t i ng f r om t he DWH Spi l l , subj ect t o such excl usi ons as may be not ed i n t he
f r amew or ks gover ni ng compensat i on f or such busi nesses. Ot her pr ovi si ons of t he set t l ement agr eement mi ght
r equi r e addi t i onal document at i on f or speci f i c busi ness t ypes.
2
As used her ei n, Benchmar k Per i od w i l l have t he meani ng set f or t h i n t he Compensat i on Fr amew or k f or Busi ness
Economi c Loss Cl ai ms), and may i ncl ude (i ) 2009, (i i ) 2008 and 2009, or (i i i ) 2007-2009. If t he cl ai mant sel ect s a
Benchmar k Per i od i ncl udi ng dat es i n year s pr i or t o 2009, t he cl ai mant shal l pr ovi de t he r el evant document s f or
each of t hose year s.
3
Cl ai mant s w ho must sat i sf y t he r equi r ement s of Sect i ons II and III of t he Causat i on Requi r ement s f or Busi ness
Economi c Loss Cl ai ms ar e r equi r ed t o submi t 2011 f eder al t ax r et ur ns.
4
If t he cl ai mant ’ s Benchmar k Per i od i ncl udes dat es i n year s pr i or t o 2009, t he cl ai mant shal l pr ovi de t he r el evant
document s f or t he appl i cabl e year s.
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2011.
5
Pr of i t and l oss st at ement s shal l i dent i f y t he dat es on w hi ch t hey w er e cr eat ed.
The Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or may, i n hi s di scr et i on, r equest sour ce document s f or pr of i t
and l oss st at ement s. If t her e i s a di scr epancy bet w een amount s r ef l ect ed i n a t ax r et ur n
and compar abl e i t ems r ef l ect ed i n a pr of i t and l oss st at ement f or t he same per i od, t he
Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or may r equest t he cl ai mant t o pr ovi de addi t i onal i nf or mat i on or
document at i on.

5. If t he cl ai mant f al l s w i t hi n any of t he speci f i c busi ness t ypes l i st ed bel ow , t he f ol l ow i ng
addi t i onal document s ar e r equi r ed f or t he year s i ncl uded i n t he Benchmar k Per i od,
2010, and, i f appl i cabl e, 2011:

a) Ret ai l
i . M ont hl y sal es and use t ax r et ur ns.
b) Lodgi ng (i ncl udi ng hot el s, mot el s, and vacat i on r ent al pr oper t i es):
i . Lodgi ng t ax r et ur ns;
i i . Occupancy r epor t s or hi st or i cal r ent al r ecor ds, on a per uni t basi s i f avai l abl e;
i i i . Document at i on t o i dent i f y how t he r ent al pr oper t y i s managed, such as (i ) a
management cont r act f r om a t hi r d-par t y management company or (i i ) a
Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement f r om an ow ner t hat manages i t s ow n pr oper t y.

6. Addi t i onal document s may be r equi r ed dependi ng on t he causat i on pr ovi si ons t he
cl ai mant i s seeki ng t o sat i sf y, as r ef l ect ed i n “ Causat i on Requi r ement s f or Busi ness
Economi c Loss Cl ai ms” . These document s i ncl ude, w her e appl i cabl e:

a) Document s used t o sat i sf y t he Cust omer M i x Test s accompanyi ng t he M odi f i ed V-
Test and/ or Dow n Onl y Revenue Pat t er n Test :
i . Cr edi t car d r ecei pt s, or ot her cont empor aneousl y-mai nt ai ned r ecor ds of
payment f r om cust omer s;
i i . Cust omer r egi st r at i on l ogs, such as hot el r egi st r i es;
i i i . Document at i on mai nt ai ned i n t he or di nar y cour se of busi ness t hat l i st s
cust omer s by l ocat i on and mont hl y sal es associ at ed w i t h t hose cust omer s;
i v. Busi ness document s r ef l ect i ng cont empor aneous r ecor di ng of r ecei pt s or
i nvoi ces l i st i ng cust omer s by l ocat i on.
b) Document s pr ovi di ng cont empor aneous w r i t t en evi dence of t he cancel l at i on of a
cont r act as t he di r ect r esul t of t he DWH Spi l l , w hi ch t he cl ai mant w as not abl e t o
r epl ace, under t he same t er ms, or a Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement f r om an i ndi vi dual
t hi r d par t y af f i r mi ng t hat t he cancel l at i on w as Spi l l -r el at ed. A copy of al l
cor r espondi ng cont r act s shal l al so be pr ovi ded.

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Cl ai mant s i ncl uded i n Sect i ons II or III of t he Causat i on Requi r ement s f or Busi ness Economi c Loss Cl ai ms ar e
r equi r ed t o submi t 2011 mont hl y pr of i t and l oss st at ement s or al t er nat e sour ce document s.
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c) Speci f i c document at i on i dent i f yi ng f act or s out si de t he cont r ol of t he cl ai mant t hat
pr event ed t he r ecover y of r evenues i n 2011, such as:
i . The ent r y of a compet i t or i n 2011;
i i . Bankr upt cy of a si gni f i cant cust omer ;
i i i . Near by r oad cl osur es af f ect i ng t he busi ness;
i v. Unant i ci pat ed i nt er r upt i on r esul t i ng i n t he cl osur e of t he busi ness;
v. Pr oduct / ser vi ce r epl acement by cust omer ; or
vi . Loss of f i nanci ng and/ or r easonabl e t er ms of r enew al .
d) Document s cr eat ed dur i ng t he per i od Apr i l 21, 2010 - December 31, 2010, t hat
evi dence spi l l -r el at ed r eser vat i on cancel l at i ons dur i ng t hat per i od t hat t he cl ai mant
w as not abl e t o r ebook under t he same t er ms, such as l et t er s, emai l s, hot el l ogs f or
t he r el evant t i me, or a Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement f r om an i ndependent t hi r d par t y
ci t i ng t he DWH Spi l l as t he r eason f or t he cancel l at i on. Wr i t t en evi dence of t he
or i gi nal r eser vat i on shal l al so be pr ovi ded.
e) Document s demonst r at i ng expenses associ at ed w i t h pur chases of seaf ood
har vest ed i n t he Gul f of M exi co dur i ng 2009, such as hi st or i cal pur chase or der s or
i nvoi ces.
f ) Ot her busi ness document s t he cl ai mant bel i eves est abl i sh causat i on pur suant t o t he
t er ms of t he Economi c and Pr oper t y Damages Set t l ement Agr eement . Pur chase
or der s or i nvoi ces document i ng seaf ood pur chase cost s f or t he compensat i on
per i od, and f or t he year 2010 or 2011 i f appl i cabl e.
7. Cl ai mant must pr ovi de a copy of any appl i cabl e f eder al , st at e, or l ocal gover nment al
l i cense r equi r ed t o oper at e i t s busi ness. For exampl e, cl ai mant s shal l pr oduce t he
f ol l ow i ng f or t he Benchmar k Per i od, 2010 and, i f appl i cabl e, 2011:

a) Real est at e sal es l i censes
b) Occupancy l i censes (l odgi ng busi nesses, i ncl udi ng hot el s, mot el s, and vacat i on r ent al
pr oper t i es)
c) Busi ness or occupat i onal l i censes
i . Rest aur ant l i censes
i i . Bar s (l i quor ) l i censes
i i i . Taxi / l i ver y l i censes
i v. Ser vi ce l i censes or per mi t s

8. Cl ai mant s w ho have r ecei ved any of t he payment s l i st ed bel ow must pr ovi de
document at i on of t he amount of payment s r ecei ved:

a) VoO payment s
b) Payment s f r om GCCF
c) Payment s f r om BP as par t of i t s OPA cl ai ms pr ocess.
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9. Addi t i onal document at i on f or cl ai mant s w i t h annual r evenue of $75,000 or l ess w hi ch
seek t o est abl i sh causat i on on t he basi s of a Causat i on Pr oxy Cl ai mant :

a) Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement f r om Cl ai mant document i ng t he f ol l ow i ng:
i . Cont act i nf or mat i on and ver i f i cat i on of st at us i n M DL 2179 Set t l ement of t he
Causat i on Pr oxy Cl ai mant t o be used by t he cl ai mant t o sat i sf y causat i on;
i i . Busi ness l i nkage bet w een t he cl ai mant and t he Causat i on Pr oxy Cl ai mant ;
and
i i i . Pr oxi mi t y of t he cl ai mant t o t he Causat i on Pr oxy Cl ai mant (must be w i t hi n
100 yar ds f or ur ban cl ai mant s and w i t hi n one-quar t er mi l e f or r ur al
cl ai mant s).
b) Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement f r om Causat i on Pr oxy Cl ai mant aut hor i zi ng cl ai mant ’ s use
of t he Causat i on Pr oxy Cl ai mant ’ s document at i on t o sat i sf y causat i on.

10. For m af f i r mi ng t hat t he i ndi vi dual f i l i ng t he cl ai m on behal f of t he busi ness i s an
aut hor i zed r epr esent at i ve of t he cl ai mant .


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CAUSATION REQUIREM ENTS FOR BUSINESSES ECONOM IC LOSS CLAIM S
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I. Busi ness Cl ai mant s f or Whi ch Ther e i s No Causat i on Requi r ement

1) If you ar e a busi ness i n Zone A, you ar e not r equi r ed t o pr ovi de any evi dence of causat i on
unl ess you f al l i nt o one of t he except ions agr eed t o by t he par t ies, and l i st ed i n f oot not e (1).
2) If you ar e a “ Landi ng Si t e,” or “ Commerci al Whol esale or Ret ai l Dealer A,” or “ Pr imar y
Seaf ood Processor ,” as set f or t h i n “ Seaf ood Di st r i but ion Chai n Def i ni t ions,” you ar e not
r equi r ed t o pr ovi de any evidence of causat i on.
3) If you ar e i n Zone A, B or C and you are a “ Commer ci al or Wholesal e or Ret ai l Deal er B,” or a
“ Secondar y Seaf ood Processor ,” or a “ Seaf ood Whol esal er or Di st r i but or,” or a “ Seaf ood
Ret ai l er ,” as set f or t h i n “ Seaf ood Di st r i but ion Chai n Def i ni t ion,” you ar e not r equi r ed t o
pr ovi de any evi dence of causat i on.
4) If you ar e i n Zone A or Zone B, and you meet t he “ Tour i sm Def i ni t ion,” you ar e not r equi r ed
t o pr ovi de any evi dence of causat i on.
5) If you ar e i n Zone A, B or C, and you meet t he “ Char t er Fi shi ng Def i ni t ion” you ar e not
r equi r ed t o pr ovi de any evidence of causat i on.
II. Causat i on Requi r ement s f or Zone B and Zone C
If you ar e not ent i t l ed t o a pr esumpt ion as set f or t h i n (I) above and you ar e l ocat ed i n Zone B
or Zone C t hen you must sat i sf y t he r equi r ement s of one of t he f ol low i ng sect i ons A-E below:
A. V-Shaped Revenue Pat t er n:

Tot al business r evenue show s t he f ol l ow i ng pat t er n:

1. DOWNTURN: a decl i ne of an aggr egat e of 8.5% or mor e i n t ot al r evenues
over a per i od of t hr ee consecut i ve mont hs bet ween M ay-December 2010
compar ed t o t he same mont hs i n t he Benchmar k Per i od sel ect ed by t he
cl ai mant ;
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AND

2. LATER UPTURN: an i ncr ease of an aggr egat e of 5% or mor e i n t ot al r evenues
over t he same per i od of t hr ee consecut i ve mont hs i n 2011 compar ed t o
2010.
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OR

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Thi s Causat i on Requi r ement s f or Busi ness Economi c Loss Cl ai ms does not appl y t o (i ) St ar t -up Busi nesses;
(i i ) Fai l ed Busi nesses; (i i i ) Ent i t i es, Indi vi dual s or Cl ai ms not i ncl uded w i t hi n t he Economi c Cl ass def i ni t i on ; and (i v)
Cl ai ms cover ed under t he Seaf ood Pr ogr am.
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See Compensat i on Fr amewor k f or Busi ness Economi c Loss Cl ai ms.
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See Exhi bi t A at t ached her et o f or an exampl e of how t hi s cal cul at i on i s per f or med.
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B. M odi f i ed V-Shaped Revenue Pat t er n:

Tot al business r evenue show s t he f ol l ow i ng pat t er n:

1. DOWNTURN: a decl i ne of an aggr egat e of 5% or mor e i n t ot al r evenues over
a per i od of t hr ee consecut i ve mont hs bet ween M ay-December 2010
compar ed t o t he same mont hs i n t he Benchmar k Per i od sel ect ed by t he
cl ai mant ;
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AND

2. LATER UPTURN: an i ncr ease of an aggr egat e of 5% or mor e i n t ot al r evenues
over t he same per i od of t hr ee consecut i ve mont hs i n 2011 compar ed t o
2010;

AND ONE OR M ORE OF THE FOLLOWING:

a. The cl ai mant demonst r at es a decl i ne of 10% i n t he shar e of t ot al r evenue
gener at ed by non-l ocal cust omer s over t he same per i od of t hr ee consecut i ve
mont hs f r om M ay-December 2010 as sel ect ed by cl ai mant f or t he M odi f i ed
V-Shaped Revenue Pat t er n as i dent i f i ed i n (II.B.1) compar ed t o t he same
t hr ee consecut i ve mont h per i od i n 2009, as r ef l ect ed i n:
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x cust omer cr edi t car d r ecei pt s or ot her cont empor aneousl y mai nt ai ned
r ecor ds of payment ; or
x cust omer r egi st r at i on l ogs (e.g., hot el r egi st r i es); or
x document at i on mai nt ai ned i n t he or di nar y cour se of business t hat l i st s
cust omer s by l ocat i on and mont hl y sal es associ at ed w i t h t hose
cust omer s; or
x busi ness document s r ef l ect i ng cont empor aneous r ecor di ng of r ecei pt s or
i nvoi ces l i st i ng cust omer s by l ocat i on.
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OR
b. For busi ness cl ai mant s t hat have cust omer s i n Zones A-C, t he cl ai mant
demonst r at es a decl ine of 10% i n t he shar e of t ot al r evenue gener at ed by
cust omer s l ocat ed i n Zones A-C over t he same per i od of t he t hr ee
consecut i ve mont hs f r om M ay-December 2010 as sel ect ed by cl ai mant f or
t he M odi f i ed V-Shaped Revenue Pat t er n as i dent i f i ed i n (II.B.1) compar ed t o
t he same t hr ee consecut i ve mont h per i od i n 2009, as r ef l ect ed i n:

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See Compensat i on Fr amewor k f or Busi ness Economi c Loss Cl ai ms.
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A Cust omer shall be consider ed a “ non-l ocal cust omer ” i f t hey r esi de mor e t han 60 mi l es f r om a cl ai mant
busi ness l ocat i on.
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See Exhi bi t B at t ached her et o f or an exampl e of how t hi s cal cul at i on i s per f or med.
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x cust omer cr edi t car d r ecei pt s or ot her cont empor aneousl y mai nt ai ned
r ecor ds of payment ; or
x cust omer r egi st r at i on l ogs (e.g., hot el r egi st r i es); or
x document at i on mai nt ai ned i n t he or di nar y cour se of business t hat l i st s
cust omer s by l ocat i on and mont hl y sal es associ at ed w i t h t hose
cust omer s; or
x busi ness document s r ef l ect i ng cont empor aneous r ecor di ng of r ecei pt s or
i nvoi ces l i st i ng cust omer s by l ocat i on.
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OR

c. The cl ai mant pr ovi des cont empor aneous wr i t t en evi dence of t he cancel l at i on
of a cont r act as t he di r ect r esul t of t he spi l l t hat cl ai mant was not abl e t o
r epl ace. Pr oof of a spi l l -r el at ed cont r act cancel l at i on onl y est abl i shes
causat i on f or t he specif i c cont r act subst ant i at ed by t he cl ai mant and may
r esul t i n r ecover y onl y of damages sol el y associ at ed wi t h such cont r act .
OR

C. Decl i ne-Onl y Revenue Pat t er n:

1. DOWNTURN: a decl i ne of an aggr egat e of 8.5% or mor e i n r evenues over
a per i od of t hr ee consecut i ve mont hs bet ween M ay-December 2010
compar ed t o t he same mont hs i n t he Benchmar k Per i od sel ect ed by t he
cl ai mant ;
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AND

2. Speci f i c document at i on i dent i f yi ng f act or s out side t he cont r ol of t he
cl ai mant t hat pr event ed t he r ecover y of r evenues i n 2011, such as:
x The ent r y of a compet i t or i n 2011
x Bankr upt cy of a si gni f i cant cust omer i n 2011
x Near by r oad cl osur es af f ect i ng t he busi ness
x Unant i ci pat ed i nt er r upt i on r esul t i ng i n cl osur e of t he busi ness
x Pr oduct / Ser vi ce r epl acement by Cust omer
x Loss of f i nanci ng and/ or r easonabl e t er ms of r enew al ;

AND

3. ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:


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See Exhi bi t C at t ached her et o f or an exampl e of how t hi s cal cul at i on i s per f or med.
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See Compensat i on Fr amewor k f or Busi ness Economi c Loss Cl ai ms.
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x The cl ai mant demonst r at es pr oof of a decl i ne of 10% i n t he shar e of t ot al
r evenue gener at ed by non-l ocal cust omer s over t he same per i od of t hr ee
consecut i ve mont hs f r om M ay-December 2010 as sel ect ed by t he
cl ai mant f or t he Decl i ne-Onl y Revenue Pat t er n as i dent i f i ed i n (II.C.1)
compar ed t o t he same t hr ee consecut i ve mont h per i od i n 2009, as
r ef l ect ed i n:
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o cust omer cr edi t car d r ecei pt s or ot her cont empor aneousl y
mai nt ai ned r ecor ds of payment ; or
o cust omer r egi st r at i on l ogs (e.g., hot el r egi st r i es); or
o document at i on mai nt ai ned i n t he or di nar y cour se of business t hat
l i st s cust omer s by l ocat i on and mont hl y sal es associ at ed w i t h
t hose cust omer s; or
o busi ness document s r ef l ect i ng cont empor aneous r ecor di ng of
r ecei pt s or i nvoi ces l i st i ng cust omer s by l ocat i on.
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x For busi ness cl ai mant s t hat have cust omer s i n Zones A-C, t he cl ai mant
demonst r at es pr oof of a decl i ne of 10% i n t he shar e of t ot al r evenue
gener at ed by cust omer s l ocat ed i n Zones A-C over t he same per i od of
t hr ee consecut i ve mont hs f r om M ay-December 2010 as sel ect ed by t he
cl ai mant f or t he Decl i ne-Onl y Revenue Pat t er n as i dent i f i ed i n (II.C.1)
compar ed t o t he same t hr ee consecut i ve mont h per i od i n 2009, as
r ef l ect ed i n:
o cust omer cr edi t car d r ecei pt s or ot her cont empor aneousl y
mai nt ai ned r ecor ds of payment ; or
o cust omer r egi st r at i on l ogs (e.g., hot el r egi st r i es); or
o document at i on mai nt ai ned i n t he or di nar y cour se of business t hat
l i st s cust omer s by l ocat i on and mont hl y sal es associ at ed w i t h
t hose cust omer s; or
o busi ness document s r ef l ect i ng cont empor aneous r ecor di ng of
r ecei pt s or i nvoi ces l i st i ng cust omer s by l ocat i on.
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OR

D. Pr oof of Spi l l -Rel at ed Cancel l at i ons

x Cl ai mant may est abl i sh causat i on by pr ovi di ng cont empor aneous wr i t t en
evi dence of spi l l -r el at ed r eser vat i on cancel l at i ons (i .e., l et t er s, emai l s, hot el l ogs
f or t he r el evant t i me, or an af f i davi t f r om an i ndependent t hi r d par t y ci t i ng t he

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A Cust omer shall be consider ed a “ non-l ocal cust omer ” i f t hey r esi de mor e t han 60 mi l es f r om a cl ai mant
busi ness l ocat i on.
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See Exhi bi t B at t ached her et o f or an exampl e of how t hi s cal cul at i on i s per f or med.
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See Exhi bi t C at t ached her et o f or an exampl e of how t hi s cal cul at i on i s per f or med.
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spi l l as t he r eason f or cancel l at i on) t hat t he cl ai mant was unabl e t o r ebook.
Pr oof of spi l l -r el at ed r eser vat i on cancel l at i ons onl y est abl i shes causat i on f or t he
speci f i c cancel l at i ons subst ant i at ed by t he cl ai mant and may r esul t i n r ecover y
onl y of damages sol el y associ at ed wi t h such cancel l at i ons est abl i shed as causal l y
r esul t i ng f r om t he spi l l . However , i f t he l odgi ng f aci l i t y has f ood and/ or bever age
ser vi ces on sit e, t he evi dence of cancel l at i on shal l sat i sf y causat i on f or t he
speci f i c l osses cor r espondi ng t o such cancel l at i on i n t hose ser vi ce ar eas as wel l .

x The cl ai mant pr ovi des cont empor aneous wr i t t en evi dence of t he cancel l at i on of
a cont r act as t he di r ect r esul t of t he spi l l t hat cl ai mant was not abl e t o r epl ace.
In t he absence of cont empor aneous wr i t t en evi dence, t he cl ai mant must pr esent
an af f i davi t f r om an i ndependent t hi r d par t y af f i r mi ng t hat t he cancel l at i on was
spi l l -r el at ed. Pr oof of a spi l l -r el at ed cont r act cancel l at i on onl y est abl i shes
causat i on f or t he specif i c cont r act subst ant i at ed by t he cl ai mant and may r esul t
i n r ecover y onl y of damages sol el y associ at ed w i t h such cont r act .

OR

E. A non-r ur al business cl ai mant on a pr oper t y t hat i s i n cl ose pr oxi mi t y (wi t hi n 100
yar ds) t o t he pr oper t y of a separ at e M DL 2179 busi ness cl ai mant t hat has
est abl i shed causat i on (“ Causat i on Pr oxy Cl ai mant ” ) may r el y on t he document at i on
submi t t ed by such Causat i on Pr oxy Cl ai mant t o sat i sf y t hese Causat i on
Requi r ement s f or Business Economi c Loss Cl ai ms. A “ Rur al Business” cl aimant
l ocat ed wi t hi n one quar t er -mi l e of t he pr oper t y of t he Causat i on Pr oxy Cl ai mant
may r el y on t he document at i on submi t t ed by t he Causat i on Pr oxy Cl ai mant t o sat i sf y
t hese causat i on r equi r ement onl y i f t he cl ai mant pr ovides i nf or mat i on suf f i ci ent f or
t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or t o det er mi ne t hat a causal r el at i onshi p exi st s bet ween t he
cl ai mant ’ s f i nanci al per f or mance and t he f i nanci al per f or mance of t he Causat i on
Pr oxy Cl ai mant . A Rur al Busi ness shal l be def i ned as one i s l ocat ed i n ar ea out side an
Ur ban Ar ea or Ur ban Cl ust er , as def i ned by t he US Census Bur eau’ s cl assi f i cat i on.
Onl y business cl ai mant s wi t h annual r evenue of $75,000 or bel ow ar e el i gi bl e t o
est abl i sh causat i on under t hi s Subpar t IIE.

III. Causat i on Requi r ement s f or Zone D

If you ar e not ent i t l ed t o a pr esumpt ion as set f or t h i n (I) above and you ar e l ocat ed out si de of
Zones A, B or C, t hen you must sat i sf y t he r equi r ement s of one of t he f ol low i ng sect ions A-F
bel ow:

A. V-Shaped Revenue Pat t er n:

Busi ness r evenue show s t he f ol l ow i ng pat t er n:

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1. DOWNTURN: a decl i ne of an aggr egat e of 15% or mor e i n t ot al r evenues
over a per i od of t hr ee consecut i ve mont hs bet ween M ay-December 2010
compar ed t o t he same mont hs i n t he Benchmar k Per i od sel ect ed by t he
cl ai mant ;
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AND

2. LATER UPTURN: an i ncr ease of an aggr egat e of 10% or mor e i n t ot al
r evenues over t he same per i od of t hr ee consecut i ve mont hs i n 2011
compar ed t o 2010.
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OR

B. M odi f i ed V-Shaped Revenue Pat t er n:

Tot al business r evenue show s t he f ol l ow i ng pat t er n:

1. DOWNTURN: a decl i ne of an aggr egat e of 10% or mor e i n t ot al r evenues
over t he same per i od of t hr ee consecut i ve mont hs bet ween M ay-December
2010 compar ed t o t he same mont hs i n t he Benchmar k Per i od sel ect ed by t he
cl ai mant ;
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AND

2. LATER UPTURN: an i ncr ease of an aggr egat e of 7% or mor e i n t ot al r evenues
over t he same per i od of t hr ee consecut i ve mont hs i n 2011 compar ed t o
2010;

AND

3. ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

x The cl ai mant demonst r at es pr oof of a decl i ne of 10% i n t he shar e of t ot al
r evenue gener at ed by non-l ocal cust omer s over t he same per i od of t hr ee
consecut i ve mont hs f r om M ay-December 2010 as sel ect ed by t he
cl ai mant f or t he M odi f i ed V-Shaped Revenue Pat t er n i dent i f i ed i n (III.B.1)
compar ed t o t he same t hr ee consecut i ve mont h per i od i n 2009, as
r ef l ect ed i n:
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See Compensat i on Fr amewor k f or Busi ness Economi c Loss Cl ai ms.
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See Exhi bi t A at t ached her et o f or an exampl e of how t hi s cal cul at i on i s per f or med.
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See Compensat i on Fr amewor k f or Busi ness Economi c Loss Cl ai ms.
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A Cust omer shall be consider ed a “ non-l ocal cust omer ” i f t hey r esi de mor e t han 60 mi l es f r om a cl ai mant
busi ness l ocat i on.
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o cust omer cr edi t car d r ecei pt s or ot her cont empor aneousl y
mai nt ai ned r ecor ds of payment ; or
o cust omer r egi st r at i on l ogs (e.g., hot el r egi st r i es); or
o document at i on mai nt ai ned i n t he or di nar y cour se of business t hat
l i st s cust omer s by l ocat i on and mont hl y sal es associ at ed w i t h
t hose cust omer s; or
o busi ness document s r ef l ect i ng cont empor aneous r ecor di ng of
r ecei pt s or i nvoi ces l i st i ng cust omer s by l ocat i on.
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x For busi ness cl ai mant s t hat have cust omer s i n Zones A-C, t he cl ai mant
demonst r at es pr oof of a decl i ne of 10% i n t he shar e of t ot al r evenue
gener at ed by cust omer s l ocat ed i n Zones A-C over t he same per i od of t he
t hr ee consecut i ve mont hs f r om M ay-December 2010 as sel ect ed by t he
cl ai mant f or t he M odi f i ed V-Shaped Revenue Pat t er n i dent i f i ed i n (III.B.1)
compar ed t o t he same t hr ee consecut i ve mont h per i od i n 2009, as
r ef l ect ed i n:
o cust omer cr edi t car d r ecei pt s or ot her cont empor aneousl y
mai nt ai ned r ecor ds of payment ; or
o cust omer r egi st r at i on l ogs (e.g., hot el r egi st r i es); or
o document at i on mai nt ai ned i n t he or di nar y cour se of business t hat
l i st s cust omer s by l ocat i on and mont hl y sal es associ at ed w i t h
t hose cust omer s; or
o busi ness document s r ef l ect i ng cont empor aneous r ecor di ng of
r ecei pt s or i nvoi ces l i st i ng cust omer s by l ocat i on.
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x The cl ai mant pr ovi des cont empor aneous wr i t t en evi dence of t he
cancel l at i on of a cont r act as t he di r ect r esul t of t he spi l l t hat cl ai mant
was not abl e t o r epl ace. Pr oof of a spi l l -r el at ed cont r act cancel l at i on onl y
est abl i shes causat i on f or t he speci f i c cont r act subst ant i at ed by t he
cl ai mant and may r esul t i n r ecover y onl y of damages sol el y associ at ed
w i t h such cont r act .

OR

C. Decl i ne-Onl y Revenue Pat t er n:

1. DOWNTURN: a decl i ne of an aggr egat e of 15% or mor e i n t ot al r evenues
over a per i od of t hr ee consecut i ve mont hs bet ween M ay-December 2010
compar ed t o t he same mont hs i n t he Benchmar k Per i od sel ect ed by t he
cl ai mant wi t hout a r ecover y i n t he cor r espondi ng mont hs of 2011;
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16
See Exhi bi t B at t ached her et o f or an exampl e of how t hi s cal cul at i on i s per f or med.
17
See Exhi bi t C at t ached her et o f or an exampl e of how t hi s cal cul at i on i s per f or med.
18
See Compensat i on Fr amewor k f or Busi ness Economi c Loss Cl ai ms.
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AND

2. Speci f i c document at i on i dent i f yi ng f act or s out side t he cont r ol of t he
cl ai mant t hat pr event ed t he r ecover y of r evenues i n 2011:
x The ent r y of a compet i t or i n 2011
x Bankr upt cy of a si gni f i cant cust omer i n 2011
x Near by r oad cl osur es af f ect i ng t he busi ness
x Unant i ci pat ed i nt er r upt i on r esul t i ng i n cl osur e of t he busi ness
x Pr oduce/ Sour ce r epl acement by Cust omer ,
x Loss of f i nanci ng and/ or r easonabl e t er ms of r enew al ;

AND

3. ONE OR M ORE OF THE FOLLOWING:

x The cl ai mant demonst r at es pr oof of a decl i ne of 10% i n t he shar e of t ot al
r evenue gener at ed by non-l ocal cust omer s over t he same per i od of t hr ee
consecut i ve mont hs f r om M ay-December 2010 as sel ect ed by t he
cl ai mant f or t he Decl i ne-Onl y Revenue Pat t er as i dent i f i ed i n (III.C.1)
compar ed t o t he same t hr ee consecut i ve mont h per i od i n 2009, as
r ef l ect ed i n:
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o cust omer cr edi t car d r ecei pt s or ot her cont empor aneousl y
mai nt ai ned r ecor ds of payment ; or
o cust omer r egi st r at i on l ogs (e.g., hot el r egi st r i es); or
o document at i on mai nt ai ned i n t he or di nar y cour se of business t hat
l i st s cust omer s by l ocat i on and mont hl y sal es associ at ed w i t h
t hose cust omer s; or
o busi ness document s r ef l ect i ng cont empor aneous r ecor di ng of
r ecei pt s or i nvoi ces l i st i ng cust omer s by l ocat i on.
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x For busi ness cl ai mant s t hat have cust omer s i n Zones A-C, t he cl ai mant
demonst r at es pr oof of a decl i ne of a 10% i n t he shar e of t ot al r evenue
gener at ed by cust omer s l ocat ed i n Zone A, Zone B, or Zone C over t he
same per i od of t hr ee consecut i ve mont hs f r om M ay-December 2010 as
sel ect ed by t he cl ai mant f or t he Decl i ne-Onl y Revenue Pat t er n as
i dent i f i ed i n (III.C.1) compar ed t o t he same t hr ee consecut i ve mont h
per i od i n 2009, as r ef l ect ed i n:
o cust omer cr edi t car d r ecei pt s or ot her cont empor aneousl y
mai nt ai ned r ecor ds of payment ; or
o cust omer r egi st r at i on l ogs (e.g., hot el r egi st r i es); or

19
A Cust omer shal l be consi der ed a “ non-l ocal cust omer ” i f t hey r esi de mor e t han 60 mi l es f r om a cl ai mant
busi ness l ocat i on.
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See Exhi bi t B at t ached her et o f or an exampl e of how t hi s cal cul at i on i s per f or med.
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o document at i on mai nt ai ned i n t he or di nar y cour se of business t hat
l i st s cust omer s by l ocat i on and mont hl y sal es associ at ed w i t h
t hose cust omer s; or
o busi ness document s r ef l ect i ng cont empor aneous r ecor di ng of
r ecei pt s or i nvoi ces l i st i ng cust omer s by l ocat i on.
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OR

D. Pr oof of Spi l l -Rel at ed Reser vat i on Cancel l at i ons

x Cl ai mant may est abl i sh causat i on by pr ovi di ng cont empor aneous wr i t t en
evi dence of spi l l -r el at ed r eser vat i on cancel l at i ons (i .e., l et t er s, emai l s, hot el l ogs
f or t he r el evant t i me) t hat t he cl ai mant was unabl e t o r ebook. Pr oof of spi l l -
r el at ed r eser vat i on cancel l at i ons onl y est abl i shes causat i on f or t he speci f i c
cancel l at i ons subst ant i at ed by t he cl ai mant and may r esul t i n r ecover y onl y of
damages sol el y associ at ed wi t h such cancel l at i ons est abl i shed as causal l y
r esul t i ng f r om t he spi l l . However , i f t he l odgi ng f aci l i t y has f ood and/ or bever age
ser vi ces on sit e, t he evi dence of cancel l at i on shal l sat i sf y causat i on f or t he l osses
i n t hose ser vi ce ar eas as wel l .

x The cl ai mant pr ovi des cont empor aneous wr i t t en evi dence of t he cancel l at i on of
a cont r act as t he di r ect r esul t of t he spi l l t hat cl ai mant was not abl e t o r epl ace.
In t he absence of cont empor aneous wr i t t en evi dence, t he cl ai mant must pr esent
an af f i davi t f r om an i ndependent t hi r d par t y af f i r mi ng t hat t he cancel l at i on was
spi l l -r el at ed. Pr oof of a spi l l -r el at ed cont r act cancel l at i on onl y est abl i shes
causat i on f or t he specif i c cont r act subst ant i at ed by t he cl ai mant and may r esul t
i n r ecover y of damages sol el y associ at ed wi t h such cont r act .
OR

E. For cl ai mant s def i ned as “ Seaf ood Ret ai l er s” (i ncl udi ng r est aur ant s):

o Cl ai mant demonst r at es pur chases of Gul f of M exi co har vest ed seaf ood
f r om Zone A, Zone B or Zone C vendor s r epr esent ed at l east 10% of f ood
cost s dur i ng 2009, as r ef l ect ed i n hi st or i cal pur chase or der s and/ or
i nvoi ces.

AND


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See Exhi bi t C at t ached her et o f or an exampl e of how t hi s cal cul at i on i s per f or med.
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o Cl ai mant demonst r at es a decl i ne of 7.5% i n gr oss pr of i t (gr oss sal es l ess
cost of goods sol d) over a per i od of t hr ee consecut i ve mont hs bet ween
M ay-December 2010 compar ed t o t he same mont hs i n 2009.

OR

F. A non-r ur al business cl ai mant on a pr oper t y t hat i s i n cl ose pr oxi mi t y (wi t hi n 100
yar ds) t o t he pr oper t y of a separ at e M DL 2179 busi ness cl ai mant t hat has
est abl i shed causat i on (“ Causat i on Pr oxy Cl ai mant ” ) may r el y on t he document at i on
submi t t ed by such Causat i on Pr oxy Cl ai mant t o sat i sf y t hese Causat i on
Requi r ement s f or Business Economi c Loss Cl ai ms. A “ Rur al Business” cl ai mant
l ocat ed wi t hi n one quar t er -mi l e of t he pr oper t y of t he Causat i on Pr oxy Cl ai mant
may r el y on t he document at i on submi t t ed by t he Causat i on Pr o xy Cl ai mant t o sat i sf y
t hese causat i on r equi r ement onl y i f t he cl ai mant pr ovides i nf or mat i on suf f i ci ent f or
t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or t o det er mi ne t hat a causal r el at i onshi p exi st s bet ween t he
cl ai mant ’ s f i nanci al per f or mance and t he f i nanci al per f or mance of t he Causat i on
Pr oxy Cl ai mant . A Rur al Busi ness shal l be def i ned as one i s l ocat ed i n ar ea out side an
ur ban ar ea or urban cl ust er , as def i ned by t he US Census Bur eau’ s cl assi f i cat i on.
Onl y business cl ai mant s wi t h annual r evenue of $75,000 or bel ow ar e el i gi bl e t o
est abl i sh causat i on under t hi s Subpar t IIIF.
Exhi bi t A




Test
Dow n Up Dow n Up Dow n Up Dow n Up
V-Test -8.5% 5% -8.5% 5% -15% 10%
M odi f i ed V-Test * -5% 5% -5% 5% -10% 7%
Dow n Onl y Test * -8.50% N/ A -8.50% N/ A -15% N/ A
Summar y of Revenue Pat t er n Requi r ement s f or Causat i on Test s
Zone A
Zone B
(Non-Tour i sm and
Non-Seaf ood)
* = For t he M odi f i ed V-Test and t he Dow n Onl y Test , addi t i onal r equi r ement s appl y, as descr i bed i n Sect i ons
IIB, IIC, IIIB, and IIIC above.
Zone C
(Non-Seaf ood) Zone D
N/ A
N/ A
N/ A
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Exampl e 1:
M ont h 2008 2009
Aver age of
2008-2009 2010 2011
June 325,000 300,000 312,500 285,000 305,000
Jul y 360,000 350,000 355,000 330,000 345,000
August 340,000 325,000 332,500 295,000 330,000
3-M ont h Aggr egat e: 1,025,000 975,000 1,000,000 910,000 980,000
[ Sum of June, Jul y, August ]
Dow n Per cent age: -9.0% =(910,000 - 1,000,000)/ 1,000,000
Up Per cent age: 7.7% =(980,000 - 910,000)/ 910,000
Exampl e 2:
M ont h 2008 2009
Aver age of
2008-2009 2010 2011
June 325,000 300,000 312,500 295,000 320,000
Jul y 360,000 350,000 355,000 335,000 355,000
August 340,000 325,000 332,500 315,000 340,000
3-M ont h Aggr egat e: 1,025,000 975,000 1,000,000 945,000 1,015,000
[ Sum of June, Jul y, August ]
Dow n Per cent age: -5.5% =(945,000 - 1,000,000)/ 1,000,000
Up Per cent age: 7.4% =(1,015,000 - 945,000)/ 945,000
Exampl e 3:
M ont h 2008 2009
Aver age of
2008-2009 2010 2011
June 325,000 300,000 312,500 285,000 300,000
Jul y 360,000 350,000 355,000 330,000 325,000
August 340,000 325,000 332,500 295,000 310,000
3-M ont h Aggr egat e: 1,025,000 975,000 1,000,000 910,000 935,000
[ Sum of June, Jul y, August ]
Dow n Per cent age: -9.0% =(910,000 - 1,000,000)/ 1,000,000
Up Per cent age: 2.7% =(935,000 - 910,000)/ 910,000
Not es:
In t hese exampl es, t he cl ai mant i s l ocat ed i n Zone B or C, uses 2008-2009 average as Benchmark
Peri od, and has sel ect ed June, Jul y and August as i t s t hree consecut i ve mont hs.
Exampl es of Revenue Pat t er n Requi r ement s f or Causat i on Test s
The causat i on t est s woul d wor k i n t he same way f or cl ai mant s i n Zone D wi t h hi gher t hr eshol ds f or t he t est s. I n
Zone D, t he V-Test t hr eshol ds ar e -15% decl i ne, 10% upt ur n; t he M odi f i ed V-Test t hr eshol ds ar e -10% decl i ne, 7%
upt ur n; t he Down-Onl y Test t hr eshol d i s -15%.
Cl ai mant passes V-Test . Not e: A cl ai mant t hat sat i sf i es t he revenue pat t ern
requi rement s f or t he V-Test will al ways al so sat i sf y t he requirement s f or t he
Modi f i ed V-Test and Down Onl y Test .
Cl ai mant f ai l s V Test and t he Down Onl y Test .
Cl ai mant has sat i sf i ed t he revenue pat t ern requi rement f or t he Modi f i ed V-Test and
can est abl i sh causat i on i f abl e t o sat i sf y t he addi t i onal requi rement s descri bed i n
Sect i on IIB above.
Cl ai mant f ai l s V Test and t he Modi f i ed V-Test .
Cl ai mant has sat i sf i ed t he revenue pat t ern requi rement f or t he Down Onl y Test and
can est abl i sh causat i on i f abl e t o sat i sf y t he addi t i onal requi rement s descri bed i n
Sect i on IIC above.
Revenue by Year
Revenue by Year
Revenue by Year
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Exampl e 4A:
M ont h 2008 2009
Aver age of
2008-2009 2010 2011
June 325,000 300,000 312,500 285,000 305,000
Jul y 360,000 350,000 355,000 330,000 345,000
August 340,000 325,000 332,500 295,000 330,000
3-M ont h Aggr egat e: 1,025,000 975,000 1,000,000 910,000 980,000
[ Sum of June, Jul y, August ]
Dow n Per cent age: -9.0% =(910,000 - 1,000,000)/ 1,000,000
Up Per cent age: 7.7% =(980,000 - 910,000)/ 910,000
Exampl e 4B:
M ont h 2008 2009
Aver age of
2008-2009 2010 2011
June 325,000 300,000 312,500 385,000 305,000
Jul y 360,000 350,000 355,000 230,000 345,000
August 340,000 325,000 332,500 295,000 330,000
3-M ont h Aggr egat e: 1,025,000 975,000 1,000,000 910,000 980,000
[ Sum of June, Jul y, August ]
Dow n Per cent age: -9.0% =(910,000 - 1,000,000)/ 1,000,000
Up Per cent age: 7.7% =(980,000 - 910,000)/ 910,000
Exampl e 4C:
M ont h 2008 2009
Aver age of
2008-2009 2010 2011
June 325,000 300,000 312,500 385,000 305,000
Jul y 360,000 350,000 355,000 430,000 345,000
August 340,000 325,000 332,500 95,000 330,000
3-M ont h Aggr egat e: 1,025,000 975,000 1,000,000 910,000 980,000
[ Sum of June, Jul y, August ]
Dow n Per cent age: -9.0% =(910,000 - 1,000,000)/ 1,000,000
Up Per cent age: 7.7% =(980,000 - 910,000)/ 910,000
Not es:
Revenue by Year
Cl ai mant passes V-Test . Not e: A cl ai mant t hat sat i sf i es t he revenue pat t ern
requi rement s f or t he V-Test will al ways al so sat i sf y t he requi rement s f or t he
Modi f i ed V-Test and Down Onl y Test .
Exampl es of Revenue Pat t er n Requi r ement s f or Causat i on Test s
In t hese exampl es, t he cl ai mant i s l ocat ed i n Zone B or C, uses 2008-2009 average as Benchmark
Peri od, and has sel ect ed June, Jul y and August as i t s t hree consecut i ve mont hs.
Exampl e 4 demonst rat es t hat under an aggregat e t est , t hree mont hs of revenues are summed.
The i ndi vi dual mont hs may be up or down, as l ong as t he t hree mont h aggregat e peri od passes
t he t est .
Cl ai mant passes V-Test .
Revenue by Year
Cl ai mant passes V-Test .
Revenue by Year
The causat i on t est s woul d wor k i n t he same way f or cl ai mant s i n Zone D wi t h hi gher t hr eshol ds f or t he t est s. I n
Zone D, t he V-Test t hr eshol ds ar e -15% decl i ne, 10% upt ur n; t he M odi f i ed V-Test t hr eshol ds ar e -10% decl i ne, 7%
upt ur n; t he Down-Onl y Test t hr eshol d i s -15%.
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Exhi bi t B



Exampl e 1: LT= Less t han GE=Gr eat er t han or equal t o
Cust omer Resi dence June-August ' 09 June-August ' 10
LT 60 mi l es f r om cl ai mant $80,000 $66,000
GE 60 mi l es f r om cl ai mant $20,000 $14,000
Tot al $100,000 $80,000
% GE 60 mi l es 20% 17.5%
Exampl e 2:
Cust omer Resi dence June-August ' 09 June-August ' 10
LT 60 mi l es f r om cl ai mant $50,000 $40,000
GE 60 mi l es f r om cl ai mant $50,000 $40,000
Tot al $100,000 $80,000
% GE 60 mi l es 50% 50%
Exampl e 3:
Cust omer Resi dence June-August ' 09 June-August ' 10
LT 60 mi l es f r om cl ai mant $50,000 $48,000
GE 60 mi l es f r om cl ai mant $50,000 $40,000
Tot al $100,000 $88,000
% GE 60 mi l es 50% 45.5%
Exampl e of Cust omer M i x Test (Non-Local Cust omers)
The cl ai mant i n t hi s Exhi bi t B uses t he same t hree-mont h t i me peri od as t he
cl ai mant i n Exhi bi t A (June-Jul y-August ).
Cl ai mant passes Cust omer Mi x Test : Claimant has a 12.5
percent decline in share of t ot al revenue f rom non-local
cust omers [ 12.5%= .125 = (20-17.5)/ 20] .
Cl ai mant f ai l s Cust omer Mi x Test : No change in share of
t ot al revenue f rom non-local cust omers. [ 0% = 0 = (50-
50)/ 50] .
Cl ai mant f ai l s Cust omer Mi x Test : Claimant has a 9%
decline in share of t ot al revenue f rom non-local cust omers
[ 9% = .09 = (50-45.5)/ 50] .
To pass t he t est , cl ai mant s must demonst rat e proof of a decl i ne of 10% or more
i n t he share of t ot al revenue generat ed by non-l ocal cust omers over t he same
peri od of t hree consecut i ve mont hs f rom May-December 2010 as sel ect ed by t he
cl ai mant f or t he Modi f i ed V-Test or Down Onl y Test s compared t o t he same
t hree consecut i ve mont hs i n 2009.
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Exhi bi t C

Exampl e 1:
Cust omer Resi dence June-August ' 09 June-August ' 10
Zone D $80,000 $66,000
Zones A- C $20,000 $14,000
Tot al $100,000 $80,000
% Zones A- C 20% 17.5%
Exampl e 2:
Cust omer Resi dence June-August ' 09 June-August ' 10
Zone D $50,000 $40,000
Zones A- C $50,000 $40,000
Tot al $100,000 $80,000
% Zones A- C 50% 50%
Exampl e 3:
Cust omer Resi dence June-August ' 09 June-August ' 10
Zone D $50,000 $48,000
Zones A- C $50,000 $40,000
Tot al $100,000 $88,000
% Zones A- C 50% 45.5%
Exampl e of Cust omer M i x Test (Cust omers i n Zones A-C)
To pass t he t est , cl ai mant s must demonst rat e proof of a decl i ne of 10% or more
i n t he share of t ot al revenue generat ed by cust omers i n Zones A-C over t he
same peri od of t hree consecut i ve mont hs f rom May-December 2010 as sel ect ed
by t he cl ai mant f or t he Modi f i ed V-Test or Down Onl y Test s compared t o t he
same t hree consecut i ve mont hs i n 2009.
Cl ai mant f ai l s Cust omer Mi x Test : Claimant has a 9%
decline in share of t ot al revenue f rom cust omers in Zones A-
C [ 9% = .09 = (50-45.5)/ 50]
Cl ai mant passes Cust omer Mi x Test : Claimant has a 12.5
percent decline in share of t ot al revenue f rom cust omers in
Zones A-C [ 12.5%= .125 = (20-17.5)/ 20]
Cl ai mant f ai l s Cust omer Mi x Test : No change in share of
t ot al revenue f rom cust omers in Zones A-C. [ 0% = 0 = (50-
50)/ 50]
The cl ai mant i n t hi s Exhi bi t B uses t he same t hree-mont h t i me peri od as t he
cl ai mant i n Exhi bi t A (June-Jul y-August ).
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Addendum To
Causat i on Requi rement s For Busi ness Economi c Loss Cl ai ms and
Compensat i on Framework f or Busi ness Economi c Loss Cl ai ms

The t erm “ Benchmark Period” is defined at pp. 1-2 i n t he Compensat i on Framework f or
Busi ness Economi c Loss Clai ms (Ex. 4C). That def i ni t ion pr ovi des:

The Benchmar k Per i od i s t he pr e-DWH Spi l l t ime per i od whi ch cl aimant
chooses as t he basel i ne f or measur i ng i t s hi st or i cal f i nanci al
per f or mance. The cl aimant can sel ect among t he f ol lowi ng Benchmar k
Per iods: 2009; t he aver age of 2008-2009; or t he aver age of 2007-2009,
pr ovi ded t hat t he r ange of year s sel ect ed by t he cl aimant wi l l be ut i l i zed
f or al l Benchmar k Per iod pur poses.
Foot not e 2 of t he Causat i on Requi rement s For Busi ness Economi c Loss Cl ai ms (Ex. 4B) speci f ical l y
i ncor por at es t hat def i nit i on of Benchmar k Per iod by r ef er ence.

Accor di ngl y, once t he cl aimant sel ect s t he Benchmar k Per iod year (s) (2009, t he aver age of 2008-
2009, or t he aver age of 2007-2009), t he same Benchmar k Per i od year (s) are used “ for all Benchmark
Period purposes” -- speci f ical l y, t he same Benchmar k Per iod year (s) ar e used f or pur poses of
det er mi ni ng bot h causat ion and compensat ion.

In cont r ast , a cl ai mant i s not r equi r ed t o use t he same mont hs i n t he Benchmar k Per i od f or
pur poses of est abl i shi ng causat i on pur suant t o Ex. 4B and det er mi ni ng compensat i on pur suant t o Ex. 4C.

For example, when eval uat i ng whet her a cl aimant can sat isfy causat ion using t he “ V Test ,” t he
cl ai mant may sel ect any consecut i ve 3-mont h per iod bet ween M ay and December 2010 f or compar i son
t o a compar abl e per iod i n t he Benchmar k Per iod (i .e., 2009, t he aver age of 2008-2009, or t he aver age of
2007-2009). Af t er est abl i shi ng causat i on, however , t he cl aimant may select a di f f er ent 3 or mor e
consecut i ve mont hs bet ween M ay and December 2010 i n det er mi ni ng compensat i on i n accor dance wit h
t he Compensat i on Framework f or Busi ness Economi c Loss Cl ai ms, so l ong as t he cl aimant uses t he
same Benchmar k Per i od year s as t he basi s f or compar ison. Thus, i f t he cl aimant sel ect ed f or causat ion
t he t hr ee mont hs of M ay - Jul y i n t he Benchmar k Per iod year s of t he aver age of 2008-2009, t he cl ai mant
can sel ect f or compensat ion di f f er ent mont hs -- e.g., August - Oct ober -- but must use t he same aver age
of 2008-2009 Benchmar k Per i od. The same Benchmar k Per i od year (s) t hus must be used bot h f or
causat i on (Ex. 4B) and compensat i on (Ex. 4C).

The addi t i onal exampl es on t he next page i l l ust r at e t hese r ul es:

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Scenar i o 1:

1) Cl ai mant sel ect ed t he mont hs of M ay-Jul y 2010 f or t he pur pose of det er mi ni ng causat i on, and
t he cl aimant , usi ng t hese mont hs, meet s t he causat ion t est f or t he Benchmar k per i od year s of
2009, 2008-2009 and 2007-2009;
2) In det er mi ni ng Compensat ion, Cl aimant woul d be al l owed t o sel ect t he mont hs of August
t hr ough November 2010 as compar ed t o t he mont hs of August t hr ough November i n ei t her
2009, 2008-2009 or 2007-2009 as t he Benchmar k year s – whi chever pr ovi des t he hi ghest
compensat ion.

Scenar i o 2:

1) Cl ai mant sel ect ed t he mont hs of Oct ober – December 2010 f or t he pur pose of det er mi ni ng
causat i on and t he clai mant , usi ng t hese mont hs, meet s t he causat ion t est f or t he
Benchmar k per iod year s of 2009, 2008-2009;
2) In det er mi ni ng compensat ion, Cl aimant coul d sel ect t he mont hs of M ay-Sept ember 2010 as
compar ed t o t he mont hs of M ay-Sept ember i n ei t her 2009 or 2008-2009 – whi chever
pr ovi des t he hi ghest compensat i on.

Scenar i o 3:

1) Cl ai mant sel ect ed t he mont hs of June – August 2010 f or t he pur pose of det er mi ni ng
causat i on and t he clai mant , usi ng t hese mont hs, meet s t he causat ion t est f or t he
Benchmar k per iod year of 2009. In addi t i on, Cl ai mant sel ect ed t he mont hs of August –
Oct ober 2010 f or t he pur pose of det er mi ni ng causat i on, and t he cl aimant , usi ng t hese
mont hs, meet s t he causat ion t est f or t he Benchmar k per i od year s of 2007-2009;
2) In det er mi ni ng compensat ion, Cl aimant coul d sel ect t he mont hs of M ay-December 2010 as
compar ed t o t he mont hs of M ay-December i n ei t her 2009 or 2007-2009 – whi chever
pr ovi des t he hi ghest compensat i on.

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Compensat i on Fr amew or k f or Busi ness Economi c Loss Cl ai ms
The compensat i on f r amew or k f or busi ness cl ai mant s compar es t he act ual pr of i t of a busi ness dur i ng a
def i ned post -spi l l per i od i n 2010 t o t he pr of i t t hat t he cl ai mant mi ght have expect ed t o ear n i n t he
compar abl e post -spi l l per i od of 2010.
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The cal cul at i on i s di vi ded i nt o t w o st eps:
St ep 1 – Compensat es cl ai mant s f or any r educt i on i n pr of i t bet w een t he 2010 Compensat i on
Per i od sel ect ed by t he cl ai mant and t he compar abl e mont hs of t he Benchmar k Per i od. St ep 1
compensat i on r ef l ect s t he r educt i on i n Var i abl e Pr of i t (w hi ch r ef l ect s t he cl ai mant ’ s r evenue
l ess i t s var i abl e cost s) over t hi s per i od.
St ep 2 – Compensat es cl ai mant s f or i ncr ement al pr of i t s or l osses t he cl ai mant mi ght have been
expect ed t o gener at e i n t he absence of t he spi l l r el at i ve t o sal es f r om t he Benchmar k Per i od.
Thi s cal cul at i on r ef l ect s a Cl ai mant -Speci f i c Fact or t hat capt ur es gr ow t h or decl i ne i n t he pr e-
spi l l mont hs of 2010 compar ed t o t he compar abl e mont hs of t he Benchmar k Per i od and a
Gener al Adj ust ment Fact or .
For pur poses of t he t w o st ep cal cul at i on, t he par t i es have agr eed t o a def i ned l i st of f i xed and var i abl e
expenses as r ef l ect ed i n At t achment A.
In or der t o al l ocat e payr ol l expenses (i ncl udi ng Sal ar i es and Wages, Empl oyee Benef i t s, and, w her e
appl i cabl e, 401K Payment s, but excl udi ng Ow ner / Of f i cer Compensat i on) i nt o f i xed and var i abl e
component s, a mi ni mum l evel of f i xed payr ol l cost s w i l l be measur ed based on t he aver age of t he t w o
mont hs bet w een M ay 2010 and December 2010 i n w hi ch t he cl ai mant had i t s l ow est payr ol l cost s.
Cer t ai n except i ons ar e i dent i f i ed bel ow f or i dent i f yi ng mont hs w i t h t he cl ai mant ’ s l ow est payr ol l cost s.
For cl ai mant s t hat i ncl ude Cost of Goods Sol d (COGS) i n t hei r f i nanci al st at ement s, COGS w i l l be t r eat ed
as a var i abl e expense af t er excl udi ng, t o t he ext ent possi bl e, t he f ol l ow i ng cost i t ems w hi ch may be
embedded i n COGS and ar e l i kel y t o be f i xed i n nat ur e: Fi xed COGS Payr ol l , Amor t i zat i on, Depr eci at i on,
Insur ance Expense, Int er est Expense, and Cont r act Ser vi ces.
Based on t hese consi der at i ons, t he r esul t i ng cal cul at i ons ar e per f or med t o det er mi ne compensat i on f or
cl ai mant s.
I. Def i ni t i ons
For t he pur poses of t hi s cal cul at i on, t he f ol l ow i ng ar e def i ned t er ms:
Compensat i on Per i od: The Compensat i on Per i od i s sel ect ed by t he Cl ai mant t o i ncl ude t hr ee or mor e
consecut i ve mont hs bet w een M ay and December 2010.
Benchmar k Per i od: The Benchmar k Per i od i s t he pr e-DWH Spi l l t i me per i od w hi ch cl ai mant chooses as
t he basel i ne f or measur i ng i t s hi st or i cal f i nanci al per f or mance. The cl ai mant can sel ect among t he

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Thi s Compensat i on Fr amewor k f or Busi ness Cl ai ms does not appl y t o (i ) st ar t -up busi nesses and (i i ) f ai l ed
busi nesses. Compensat i on f r amew or ks f or t hese t ypes of busi nesses w i l l be pr esent ed separ at el y.
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f ol l ow i ng Benchmar k Per i ods: 2009; t he aver age of 2008-2009; or t he aver age of 2007-2009, pr ovi ded
t hat t he r ange of year s sel ect ed by t he cl ai mant w i l l be ut i l i zed f or al l Benchmar k Per i od pur poses.
Cl ai mant -Speci f i c Fact or : In or der t o capt ur e t he i mpact of pr e-DWH Spi l l t r ends i n t he cl ai mant ’ s
r evenue per f or mance t hat mi ght have been expect ed i n t he post -DWH Spi l l Benchmar k Per i od, r evenue
w i l l be adj ust ed by a Cl ai mant -Speci f i c Fact or . The f ol l ow i ng st eps w i l l be used t o comput e t he
Cl ai mant -Speci f i c Fact or :
A. Cal cul at e t he di f f er ence bet w een cl ai mant ’ s t ot al r evenue f or Januar y t hr ough Apr i l
2010 and t ot al r evenue i n Januar y t hr ough Apr i l of t he cor r espondi ng cl ai mant –
sel ect ed Benchmar k Per i od.
B. Di vi de t he r evenue change cal cul at ed i n St ep A by t ot al r evenue i n Januar y t hr ough Apr i l
of t he Benchmar k Per i od t o der i ve t he Cl ai mant -Speci f i c Fact or . If t he cal cul at ed
Cl ai mant -Speci f i c Fact or f al l s bel ow -2% or exceeds +10%, t hen i t w i l l be set at -2% or
+10%, r espect i vel y.

Gener al Adj ust ment Fact or : In addi t i on t o t he Cl ai mant -Speci f i c f act or , al l Cl ai mant s shal l be ent i t l ed t o
a 2.0% Gener al Adj ust ment Fact or .

Var i abl e Pr of i t : Thi s i s cal cul at ed f or bot h t he Benchmar k Per i od and t he Compensat i on Per i od as
f ol l ow s:

1. Sum t he mont hl y r evenue over t he per i od.
2. Subt r act t he cor r espondi ng var i abl e expenses f r om r evenue over t he same t i me per i od.
Var i abl e expenses i ncl ude:
a. Var i abl e Cost s as i dent i f i ed i n At t achment A.
b. Var i abl e por t i on of sal ar i es, cal cul at ed as descr i bed bel ow i n t he def i ni t i on of Fi xed and
Var i abl e Payr ol l Expenses.
c. Var i abl e por t i on of COGS, cal cul at ed by excl udi ng sal ar y cost s (w hi ch ar e di scussed bel ow i n
t he def i ni t i on of Fi xed and Var i abl e Payr ol l Expenses) and f i xed expenses i ncl uded w i t hi n
COGS, i ncl udi ng Amor t i zat i on, Depr eci at i on, Insur ance Expense, and Int er est Expense and
Cont r act Ser vi ces.

Var i abl e M ar gi n: Thi s i s cal cul at ed onl y f or t he Benchmar k Per i od and i s cal cul at ed as f ol l ow s:

1. Sum Var i abl e Pr of i t f r om M ay t hr ough December of t he year s sel ect ed by t he cl ai mant t o be
used f or t he Benchmar k Per i od.
2. Sum t ot al r evenue f r om M ay t hr ough December of t he year s sel ect ed by t he cl ai mant t o be
used f or t he Benchmar k Per i od.
3. Cal cul at e Var i abl e M ar gi n per cent as Var i abl e Pr of i t cal cul at ed i n (1) di vi ded by t ot al
r evenue cal cul at ed i n (2).
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Fi xed and Var i abl e Payr ol l Expenses: Fi xed and Var i abl e Payr ol l Expenses ar e cal cul at ed based on t he
under st andi ng t hat ever y busi ness must oper at e w i t h a mi ni mum cor e st af f and ar e def i ned usi ng
mont hl y pr of i t and l oss st at ement s and/ or t hose document s l i st ed i n t he Document at i on Requi r ement s
f or Busi ness Cl ai ms, f or M ay t hr ough December 2010. Fi xed and Var i abl e Payr ol l expenses ar e
cal cul at ed as f ol l ow s:
1. Obt ai n mont hl y amount s f or t he f ol l ow i ng payr ol l expenses (excl udi ng Ow ner / Of f i cer
Compensat i on): (a) Sal ar i es & w ages; (b) Payr ol l t axes (i ncl udi ng FICA, w or ker s compensat i on
i nsur ance, unempl oyment t ax); (c) Empl oyer cost s f or empl oyee benef i t s. Cal cul at i ons i ncl ude
component s of sal ar i es and r el at ed expenses i ncl uded i n bot h Sel l i ng, Gener al & Admi ni st r at i ve
Expenses (“ SG& A” ) and COGS.
2. Sum t hese payr ol l expenses on a mont hl y basi s t o det er mi ne t he Tot al Payr ol l Expense f or each
mont h.
3. Ident i f y t he t w o mont hs bet w een M ay and December 2010 w i t h t he l ow est Tot al Payr ol l
Expense.
• M ont hs i n w hi ch t he cl ai mant has zer o r evenue, zer o non-of f i cer payr ol l expenses, or
t he busi ness i s cl osed, w i l l be excl uded f r om t hi s cal cul at i on.
4. Def i ne “ Fi xed Payr ol l Expenses” as t he aver age payr ol l expense over t he t w o mont hs w i t h t he
l ow est Tot al Payr ol l Expense.
5. For any mont h w i t h Tot al Payr ol l Expenses l ess t han Fi xed Payr ol l Expenses, al l payr ol l cost s w i l l
be consi der ed f i xed expenses.
6. For any mont h w i t h Tot al Payr ol l Expenses gr eat er t han Fi xed Payr ol l Expenses, t he excess
amount of Tot al Payr ol l Expenses w i l l be consi der ed var i abl e expenses.

Incr ement al Revenue: Incr ement al r evenue shal l be cal cul at ed as (i ) t he cl ai mant ’ s r evenue i n a
cl ai mant -sel ect ed per i od of si x, seven or ei ght consecut i ve mont hs (as set f or t h i n St ep 2 bel ow )
bet w een M ay and December of t he year s sel ect ed by t he cl ai mant t o be i ncl uded i n t he Benchmar k
Per i od, mul t i pl i ed by (i i ) t he Cl ai mant -Speci f i c Fact or and t he Gener al Adj ust ment Fact or .

II. Descr i pt i on of Compensat i on Cal cul at i on
St ep 1 Compensat i on
St ep 1 of t he compensat i on cal cul at i on i s det er mi ned as t he di f f er ence i n Var i abl e Pr of i t bet w een t he
2010 Compensat i on Per i od sel ect ed by t he cl ai mant and t he Var i abl e Pr of i t over t he compar abl e
mont hs of t he Benchmar k Per i od.
As not ed above, t he Compensat i on Per i od i s sel ect ed by t he Cl ai mant t o i ncl ude t hr ee or mor e
consecut i ve mont hs bet w een M ay and December 2010.
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For cl ai mant s t hat par t i ci pat ed i n t he VoO pr ogr am, Var i abl e Pr of i t i n t he Compensat i on Per i od w i l l
excl ude r evenue gener at ed by or cost s i ncur r ed i n connect i on w i t h VoO.
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St ep 2 Compensat i on
St ep 2 of t he Compensat i on Cal cul at i on f or Busi ness Economi c Loss Cl ai ms i s i nt ended t o compensat e
cl ai mant s f or i ncr ement al pr of i t s t he cl ai mant mi ght have been expect ed t o gener at e i n 2010 i n t he
absence of t he spi l l , based on t he cl ai mant ’ s gr ow t h i n r evenue i n Januar y-Apr i l of 2010 r el at i ve t o t he
cl ai mant -sel ect ed Benchmar k Per i od (2009 or (aver age of 2008 and 2009) or (aver age of 2007, 2008 and
2009)).
Cal cul at i on:
Usi ng mont hl y pr of i t and l oss st at ement s and/ or t hose document s l i st ed i n t he Document at i on
Requi r ement s f or Busi ness Cl ai ms:
1. Cl ai mant may sel ect f r om t he f ol l ow i ng si x-consecut i ve mont h per i ods f or cal cul at i ng
St ep 2 Compensat i on:
a. M ay-Oct ober
b. June-November
c. Jul y-December
Unl ess cl ai mant chose a seven-consecut i ve-mont h or ei ght -consecut i ve-mont h per i od i n
St ep 1, i n w hi ch case t hat same per i od of i dent i cal consecut i ve mont hs i n 2010 shal l be
used f or St ep 2.
2. Cal cul at e t he Cl ai mant -Speci f i c Fact or :
a. Cal cul at e t he di f f er ence bet w een cl ai mant ’ s t ot al r evenue f or Januar y t hr ough Apr i l
2010 and t ot al r evenue i n Januar y t hr ough Apr i l of t he Benchmar k Per i od.
b. Di vi de t he r evenue change cal cul at ed i n [ 2.a] by t ot al r evenue i n Januar y t hr ough Apr i l
of t he Benchmar k Per i od t o der i ve t he Cl ai mant -Speci f i c Fact or . If t he cal cul at ed
Cl ai mant -Speci f i c Fact or f al l s bel ow -2% or exceeds +10%, t hen i t w i l l be set at -2% or
+10%, r espect i vel y.
3. Cal cul at e Incr ement al Revenue:
a. Cal cul at e t ot al r evenue i n t he consecut i ve mont hs of t he Benchmar k Per i od sel ect ed i n
[ 1] above.
b. M ul t i pl y t ot al r evenue by t he sum of t he Cl ai mant -Speci f i c Fact or and t he Gener al
Adj ust ment Fact or of 2% t o cal cul at e Incr ement al Revenue.
4. M ul t i pl y Incr ement al Revenue by t he Var i abl e M ar gi n i n t he Benchmar k Per i od t o cal cul at e St ep
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Cl ai mant s ar e r equi r ed t o r epor t payment s r ecei ved under t he VoO pr ogr am. If cl ai mant s t hat r ecei ved VoO
payment s f ai l separ at el y t o r epor t cost s i ncur r ed i n VoO and non-VoO act i vi t i es, t hen St ep 1 Compensat i on f or
non-VoO act i vi t y al one can be det er mi ned t hr ough a pr o-r at a r evenue based al l ocat i on of var i abl e cost s bet w een
VoO and non-VoO r el at ed act i vi t i es.
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Exampl e 1:
In t hi s exampl e, t he cl ai mant sel ect s June-November as t he si x-consecut i ve mont h per i od i n t he
Benchmar k Per i od t o cal cul at e St ep 2 Compensat i on:

June-November Revenue i n t he Benchmar k Per i od [ a] $200,000
Cl ai mant -Speci f i c Fact or [ b] 8%
Gener al Adj ust ment Fact or [ c] 2%
Incr ement al Revenue [ d] = [ a] * ([ b] +[ c] ) $20,000
Var i abl e M ar gi n Per cent age [ e] 50%
St ep 2 Compensat i on [ f ] = [ d] * [ e] $10,000

Exampl e 2:
In t hi s exampl e, t he cl ai mant sel ect ed June-December as t he seven-consecut i ve mont h Compensat i on
Per i od i n St ep 1 and t her ef or e must use t he same per i od of i dent i cal consecut i ve mont hs i n t he
Benchmar k Per i od t o cal cul at e St ep 2 Compensat i on:

June-December Revenue i n t he Benchmar k Per i od [ a] $220,000
Cl ai mant -Speci f i c Fact or [ b] 8%
Gener al Adj ust ment Fact or [ c] 2%
Incr ement al Revenue [ d] = [ a] * ([ b] +[ c] ) $22,000
Var i abl e M ar gi n Per cent age [ e] 50%
St ep 2 Compensat i on [ f ] = [ d] * [ e] $11,000

Tot al Compensat i on
Tot al Compensat i on i s cal cul at ed as f ol l ow s:
(1) Add St ep 1 Compensat i on t o St ep 2 Compensat i on.
(2) Appl y t he agr eed-upon Ri sk Tr ansf er Pr emi um (RTP).
(3) Wher e appl i cabl e, subt r act f r om t he sum of St ep 1 Compensat i on and St ep 2 Compensat i on any
payment s r ecei ved by t he cl ai mant f r om BP or t he GCCF pur suant t o BP’ s OPA cl ai ms pr ocess, as
w el l as any VoO Set t l ement Payment Of f set and VoO Ear ned Income Of f set .
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Addendum To
Causat i on Requi rement s For Busi ness Economi c Loss Cl ai ms and
Compensat i on Framework f or Busi ness Economi c Loss Cl ai ms

The t erm “ Benchmark Period” is defined at pp. 1-2 i n t he Compensat i on Framework f or
Busi ness Economi c Loss Clai ms (Ex. 4C). That def i ni t ion pr ovi des:

The Benchmar k Per i od i s t he pr e-DWH Spi l l t ime per i od whi ch cl aimant
chooses as t he basel i ne f or measur i ng i t s hi st or i cal f i nanci al
per f or mance. The cl aimant can sel ect among t he f ol lowi ng Benchmar k
Per iods: 2009; t he aver age of 2008-2009; or t he aver age of 2007-2009,
pr ovi ded t hat t he r ange of year s sel ect ed by t he cl aimant wi l l be ut i l i zed
f or al l Benchmar k Per iod pur poses.
Foot not e 2 of t he Causat i on Requi rement s For Busi ness Economi c Loss Cl ai ms (Ex. 4B) speci f ical l y
i ncor por at es t hat def i nit i on of Benchmar k Per iod by r ef er ence.

Accor di ngl y, once t he cl aimant sel ect s t he Benchmar k Per iod year (s) (2009, t he aver age of 2008-
2009, or t he aver age of 2007-2009), t he same Benchmar k Per i od year (s) are used “ for all Benchmark
Period purposes” -- speci f ical l y, t he same Benchmar k Per iod year (s) ar e used f or pur poses of
det er mi ni ng bot h causat ion and compensat ion.

In cont r ast , a cl ai mant i s not r equi r ed t o use t he same mont hs i n t he Benchmar k Per i od f or
pur poses of est abl i shi ng causat i on pur suant t o Ex. 4B and det er mi ni ng compensat i on pur suant t o Ex. 4C.

For example, when eval uat i ng whet her a cl aimant can sat isfy causat ion using t he “ V Test ,” t he
cl ai mant may sel ect any consecut i ve 3-mont h per iod bet ween M ay and December 2010 f or compar i son
t o a compar abl e per iod i n t he Benchmar k Per iod (i .e., 2009, t he aver age of 2008-2009, or t he aver age of
2007-2009). Af t er est abl i shi ng causat i on, however , t he cl aimant may select a di f f er ent 3 or mor e
consecut i ve mont hs bet ween M ay and December 2010 i n det er mi ni ng compensat i on i n accor dance wit h
t he Compensat i on Framework f or Busi ness Economi c Loss Cl ai ms, so l ong as t he cl aimant uses t he
same Benchmar k Per i od year s as t he basi s f or compar ison. Thus, i f t he cl aimant sel ect ed f or causat ion
t he t hr ee mont hs of M ay - Jul y i n t he Benchmar k Per iod year s of t he aver age of 2008-2009, t he cl ai mant
can sel ect f or compensat ion di f f er ent mont hs -- e.g., August - Oct ober -- but must use t he same aver age
of 2008-2009 Benchmar k Per i od. The same Benchmar k Per i od year (s) t hus must be used bot h f or
causat i on (Ex. 4B) and compensat i on (Ex. 4C).

The addi t i onal exampl es on t he next page i l l ust r at e t hese r ul es:

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Scenar i o 1:

1) Cl ai mant sel ect ed t he mont hs of M ay-Jul y 2010 f or t he pur pose of det er mi ni ng causat i on, and
t he cl aimant , usi ng t hese mont hs, meet s t he causat ion t est f or t he Benchmar k per i od year s of
2009, 2008-2009 and 2007-2009;
2) In det er mi ni ng Compensat ion, Cl aimant woul d be al l owed t o sel ect t he mont hs of August
t hr ough November 2010 as compar ed t o t he mont hs of August t hr ough November i n ei t her
2009, 2008-2009 or 2007-2009 as t he Benchmar k year s – whi chever pr ovi des t he hi ghest
compensat ion.

Scenar i o 2:

1) Cl ai mant sel ect ed t he mont hs of Oct ober – December 2010 f or t he pur pose of det er mi ni ng
causat i on and t he clai mant , usi ng t hese mont hs, meet s t he causat ion t est f or t he
Benchmar k per iod year s of 2009, 2008-2009;
2) In det er mi ni ng compensat ion, Cl aimant coul d sel ect t he mont hs of M ay-Sept ember 2010 as
compar ed t o t he mont hs of M ay-Sept ember i n ei t her 2009 or 2008-2009 – whi chever
pr ovi des t he hi ghest compensat i on.

Scenar i o 3:

1) Cl ai mant sel ect ed t he mont hs of June – August 2010 f or t he pur pose of det er mi ni ng
causat i on and t he clai mant , usi ng t hese mont hs, meet s t he causat ion t est f or t he
Benchmar k per iod year of 2009. In addi t i on, Cl ai mant sel ect ed t he mont hs of August –
Oct ober 2010 f or t he pur pose of det er mi ni ng causat i on, and t he cl aimant , usi ng t hese
mont hs, meet s t he causat ion t est f or t he Benchmar k per i od year s of 2007-2009;
2) In det er mi ni ng compensat ion, Cl aimant coul d sel ect t he mont hs of M ay-December 2010 as
compar ed t o t he mont hs of M ay-December i n ei t her 2009 or 2007-2009 – whi chever
pr ovi des t he hi ghest compensat i on.

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Attachment A

Not e: Payr ol l expenses (i ncl udi ng Sal ar i es and Wages, Empl oyee Benef it s, Over t ime Wages, and, wher e applicable,
401K Payment s, but excl udi ng Owner / Of f i cer Compensat i on) wi l l be al l ocat ed bet ween f i xed and var i abl e
component s based on t he agr eed-upon payr ol l met hodol ogy.

* If claimant ’s financial st at ement s, books and/ or r ecor ds do not separ at el y i dent i f y Mai nt enance cost s and Repai r
cost s, cl ai mant shal l al l ocat e cost s associ at ed wi t h Repai r s and Mai nt enance 50% t o Fi xed Cost s and 50% t o
Var iable Cost s.
Fixed Costs

Variable Costs

Bad Debt Expense Variable
COGS - Variable Variable
Commissions Variable
Consumable Goods Variable
Contract Labor Variable
Credit Card Fees Variable
Discounts & Rebates Variable
Donations / Contributions Variable
Drug Testing Variable
Franchise Fees - Variable Variable
Freight Variable
Fuel Expense Variable
Inventory Adjustment Variable
*Repairs (excluding Maintenance) Variable
Sales/Lodging Tax Variable
Training & Education Variable
Travel & Entertainment Variable
Advertising Expense Fixed
Auto Expense Fixed
Bank Charges Fixed
Cleaning and Housekeeping Costs Fixed
COGS - Fixed Fixed
Computer and Internet Expenses Fixed
Contract Services Fixed
Dues and Subscriptions Fixed
Fees Fixed
Franchise Fees - Fixed Fixed
Insurance Fixed
Interest Expense Fixed
Lease Expense Fixed
Licenses And Taxes Fixed
*Maintenance Fixed
Misc Expense Fixed
Overhead Fixed
Postage Fixed
Professional Services Fixed
Property Taxes Fixed
Renovation Expense Fixed
Rental Expense Fixed
Retirement Expense Fixed
Security Services Fixed
Storage Expense Fixed
Supplies Fixed
Unemployment Tax Fixed
Uniforms Fixed
Utilities Fixed
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Addendum t o Compensat i on f or Busi ness Economi c Loss Cl ai ms:
Compensat i on f or Spi l l -Rel at ed Cancel l at i ons

A. El i gi bi l i t y
Thi s addendum set s f or t h t he excl usive compensat i on met hodology f or busi ness cl ai mant s t hat
pr ovi de appr opr i at e document at i on and whi ch est abl i sh causat i on by demonst r at i ng (a) a Spi l l -
Rel at ed Cancel l at ion pur suant t o Causat ion f or Busi ness Economi c Loss Cl aims Sect i on II.D or Sect i on
III.D, or (b) t he M odi f i ed V-Shaped Revenue Pat t er n and a cont r act cancel l at ion pur suant t o
Causat i on f or Busi ness Economi c Loss Cl ai ms Sect i on II.B or Sect ion III.B.

B. Def i ni t i ons

1. A “ Cancel ed Cont r act ” shal l be a cont r act (i ) whi ch was i n pl ace as of Apr i l 20, 2010, (i i ) t o be
per f or med bet ween Apr i l 21, 2010 and December 31, 2010, (i i i ) whi ch was canceled bet ween
Apr i l 21, 2010 and December 31, 2010, (i v) whi ch t he cl ai mant was unabl e t o r epl ace on t he
same or simi l ar t er ms bet ween Apr i l 21, 2010 and t he dat e t he cl aimant ’ s cl ai m i s f i l ed, and
(v) f or whi ch causat i on was est abl i shed pur suant t o t he pr ovi sions of Causat ion f or Busi ness
Economic Loss Cl ai ms specif i ed i n Addendum Sect ion A above.
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2. A “ Cancel ed Reservat ion” shal l be a r eservat ion (i ) which was i n pl ace as of Apr i l 20, 2010,
(i i ) whi ch was t o occur bet ween Apr i l 21, 2010 and December 31, 2010, (i i i ) which was cancel ed
bet ween Apr i l 21, 2010 and December 31, 2010, (iv) whi ch t he cl ai mant was unabl e t o r ebook
on t he same or simi l ar t er ms, and (v) f or whi ch causat i on was est abl i shed pur suant t o t he
pr ovi sions of Causat i on f or Busi ness Economi c Loss Cl ai ms speci f i ed i n Addendum Sect ion A
above.

3. A “ Repl acement Cont ract ” shal l be a cont r act (i ) whi ch t he cl aimant ent er ed af t er Apr i l 21, 2010
and af t er t he Cancel ed Cont r act was cancel ed, but bef or e December 31, 2010, (i i) whi ch
pr ovi ded compl et e or par t ial r epl acement of pr of it expect ed f r om t he Canceled Cont r act , and
(i i i ) f or whi ch ser vices wer e per f or med bet ween Apr i l 21, 2010 and December 31, 2010.

4. A “ Repl acement Reser vat i on” shal l be a r eser vat i on (i ) whi ch t he cl ai mant booked bet ween Apr i l
21, 2010 and December 31, 2010, and af t er t he Cancel ed Reser vat i on was canceled, (i i ) whi ch
pr ovi ded par t i al r epl acement of pr of i t expect ed f r om t he Canceled Reser vat i on, and (i i i ) whi ch
was compl et ed bet ween Apr i l 21, 2010 and December 31, 2010.

C. Compensat i on:

Compensat ion f or t he cl aimant s l i st ed i n Addendum Sect i on A above shal l be cal cul at ed as f ol lows:


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As used i n t hi s Addendum, “ cont r act s” shal l r ef er t o agr eement s ent er ed i n t he nor mal cour se of busi ness and
shal l speci f i cal l y excl ude cont r act s f or t he sal e of r eal pr oper t y, f i xed asset s, non-oper at i ng asset s, or f or al l or a
por t i on of t he busi ness i t sel f .
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1. Det er mi ne l ost r evenue f rom t he Cancel ed Cont r act or Cancel ed Reservat i on

a. “ Lost Cont r act Revenue” shal l be t he amount t hat a cl ai mant woul d have been paid by a
cust omer bet ween Apr i l 21, 2010 and December 31, 2010 i n connect ion wi t h a Cancel ed
Cont r act , had t hat cont r act not been cancel ed as a r esul t of t he DWH Spi l l .

Lost Cont r act Revenue shall be det er mi ned based on inf or mat i on set f or t h i n t he Cancel ed
Cont r act , and, i f necessar y, ot her cont empor aneous document at ion pr ovi ded by t he
cl ai mant , such as pur chase or der s or shi ppi ng schedules. Lost Cont r act Revenue may
i ncl ude any f ood, bever age, or ot her anci l l ar y r evenue t hat t he cl aimant can demonst r at e
woul d have been expect ed i n connect i on wi t h t he Cancel ed Cont r act .

b. “ Lost Reser vat i on Revenue” shal l be t he amount t hat a cl ai mant woul d have been pai d by a
cust omer (or cust omer s) bet ween Apr i l 21, 2010 and December 31, 2010 i n connect ion wi t h
a Cancel ed Reser vat i on, had t hat r eser vat i on not been cancel ed as a r esul t of t he DWH Spi l l .

Lost Reser vat ion Revenue shal l be det er mi ned based on i nf or mat i on set f or t h i n t he
document at ion r ef lect i ng t he t er ms of t he Cancel ed Reser vat ion, and/ or ot her
cont empor aneous document at i on pr ovi ded by t he cl ai mant . Lost Reser vat ion Revenue may
i ncl ude f ood and bever age sal es t hat t he cl aimant can demonst r at e woul d have been
expect ed i n connect ion wi t h t he Cancel ed Reser vat ion.

2. Det er mi ne l ost pr of i t associ at ed wi t h t he Cancel ed Cont r act or Cancel ed Reservat i on

“ Lost Cont r act Pr of i t ” shall be t he amount of var i abl e pr of i t t hat a clai mant would have ear ned
bet ween Apr i l 21, 2010 and December 31, 2010 i n connect i on wi t h a Canceled Cont r act , had
t hat cont r act not been cancel ed as a r esul t of t he DWH Spi l l .

“ Lost Reser vat i on Pr of i t ” shal l be t he amount of var i abl e pr of i t t hat a cl aimant woul d have
ear ned bet ween Apr i l 21, 2010 and December 31, 2010 i n connect ion wi t h a Cancel ed
Reser vat ion, had t hat r eser vat ion not been canceled as a r esul t of t he DWH Spi l l .

If (i ) t he Canceled Cont r act or Cancel ed Reser vat ion document at i on ei t her speci f ies cost s t o be
i ncur r ed by t he cl aimant , or speci f i es a pr of i t mar gi n in connect i on wi t h t he Cancel ed Cont r act
or Cancel ed Reser vat ion, or (i i ) t he cl aimant i s ot her wi se abl e t o pr ovi de a speci f ic est imat e of
t he pr of it expect ed f r om t he Canceled Cont r act or Cancel ed Reser vat ion based on speci f i c
account i ng f or pr ior event s t hat t ook pl ace af t er Januar y 1, 2007 and wer e compar abl e i n t er ms
of t ype, si ze and r evenue, t he cl aimant ’ s lost pr of i t s associ at ed wit h t he Canceled Cont r act or
Cancel ed Reser vat ion shal l be det er mi ned accor di ng t o (a) below . Ot herwi se t he cl ai mant ’ s lost
pr of i t s associat ed wi t h t he Cancel ed Cont r act or Cancel ed Reser vat ion shal l be det er mi ned
accor di ng t o (b) below.

a. Cancel ed Cont r act s or Cancel ed Reser vat i ons wi t h Expl i ci t Cost Inf or mat i on

For Cancel ed Cont r act s and/ or Canceled Reser vat i ons wi t h expl i ci t cost i nf or mat ion, Lost
Cont r act Pr of i t and Lost Reser vat i on Pr of i t shal l be det er mi ned as f ol lows:

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i . Ident i f y t he var i abl e expenses t hat woul d have been incur r ed (but wer e not act ual l y
i ncur r ed) by t he cl aimant in car r yi ng out t he Canceled Cont r act or Cancel ed
Reser vat ion accor di ng t o ei t her (i ) t he i nf or mat ion set f or t h i n t he Cancel ed
Cont r act or Canceled Reser vat ion document at ion, or (ii ) document at i on pr ovi ded by
t he cl aimant r egar di ng var iabl e expenses i ncur r ed i n connect ion wit h pr i or event s
whi ch wer e compar abl e i n t er ms of t ype, si ze and r evenue and t ook pl ace af t er
Januar y 1, 2007. The t ot al var i abl e expenses shal l al so i ncl ude any commi ssions or
bonuses t hat woul d have been pai d t o sales or ot her st af f had t he Canceled
Cont r act or Canceled Reser vat ion not been canceled.

i i . Sum (a) t ot al var i abl e expenses associ at ed wit h t he Cancel ed Cont r act or Canceled
Reser vat ion and (b) any cancel l at i on f ees, non-r ef undabl e deposit s or ot her
amount s r eceived by t he clai mant i n connect i on wi t h t he Canceled Cont r act or
Cancel ed Reser vat ion and (c) t he l i qui dat i on or salvage val ue of any pr oduct which
r emai ns unsol d as of t he cl ai m f i l i ng dat e.

i i i . Subt r act t he sum of (i i ) f r om t he Lost Cont r act Revenue or Lost Reser vat ion Revenue
as appl i cabl e.

b. Cancel ed Cont r act s or Cancel ed Reser vat i ons wi t hout Expl i ci t Cost Inf or mat i on

For Cancel ed Cont r act s and/ or Canceled Reser vat i ons wi t hout expl i cit cost i nf or mat ion, Lost
Cont r act Pr of i t and Lost Reser vat i on Pr of i t shal l be det er mi ned as f ol lows:

i . Det er mi ne t he var i able mar gi n f or t he cl aimant ’ s busi ness f or t he per i od M ay
t hr ough December 2009 by di vi di ng:

1. The cl aimant ’ s t ot al var i able expenses f rom May t hr ough December 2009
(wher e var i able expenses i ncl ude t hose i dent i f ied i n At t achment A t o t he
Compensat ion Fr amewor k f or Busi ness Economi c Loss Cl ai ms) by

2. The cl aimant ’ s t ot al revenues f rom May t hrough December 2009.

i i . Mul t i pl y t he cl aimant ’ s var iabl e mar gi n cal cul at ed i n A.2.b.i by t he cl aimant ’ s Lost
Cont r act Revenue or Lost Reser vat ion Revenue, as appr opr i at e.

i i i . Fr om t he r esul t of (i i ), subt r act any non-r ef undabl e deposi t s or ot her amount s
r eceived by t he cl aimant i n connect i on wi t h t he Cancel ed Cont r act or Cancel ed
Reser vat ion and t he l i qui dat i on or salvage val ue of any pr oduct whi ch r emai ns
unsol d as of t he cl aim f i l i ng dat e.

3. Det er mi ne r evenue f r om t he Repl acement Cont r act or Repl acement Reser vat i on

a. “ Repl acement Cont r act Revenue” shal l be t he amount t hat a cl aimant was pai d by a
cust omer bet ween Apr i l 21, 2010 and December 31, 2010 i n connect ion wi t h a Repl acement
Cont r act .

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Repl acement Cont r act Revenue shal l be det er mi ned based on document at i on est abl i shi ng
act ual r evenue r ecei ved (such as, f or example, pur chase or der s and/ or shi ppi ng schedul es)
i ncl udi ng, i f r el evant , i nf or mat ion set f or t h i n t he Repl acement Cont r act , pr ovi ded t hat
act ual cash r ecei pt s or ot her act ivi t y shal l be used i f conf l i ct i ng i nf or mat i on i s pr ovi ded.
Repl acement Cont r act Revenue must i ncl ude any f ood, bever age, or ot her anci l lar y r evenue
t hat t he cl aimant ear ned i n connect i on wi t h t he Repl acement Cont r act , i f r el evant .

b. “ Repl acement Reservat ion Revenue” shal l be t he amount t hat a cl ai mant was paid by a
cust omer (or cust omer s) bet ween Apr i l 21, 2010 and December 31, 2010 i n connect ion wi t h
a Repl acement Reser vat ion.

Repl acement Reser vat i on Revenue shal l be det er mi ned based on document at ion
est abl i shi ng act ual r evenue r eceived, i ncl udi ng, i f r el evant , i nf or mat ion set f or t h in t he
document at ion r ef lect i ng t he t er ms of t he Repl acement Reser vat i on, pr ovi ded t hat act ual
cash r ecei pt s or ot her act ivi t y shal l be used i f conf l i ct ing i nf or mat i on i s pr ovi ded.
Repl acement Reser vat i on Revenue must i ncl ude f ood and bever age sales t hat t he cl aimant
made i n connect ion wi t h t he Repl acement Reser vat ion, i f r el evant .

4. Det er mi ne pr of i t associ at ed wi t h t he Repl acement Cont r act or Repl acement Reser vat i on

“ Repl acement Cont r act Pr of it ” shall be t he amount of var i abl e pr of i t t hat a cl ai mant ear ned
bet ween Apr i l 21, 2010 and December 31, 2010 i n connect i on wi t h a Repl acement Cont r act .

“ Repl acement Reservat ion Pr of it ” shal l be t he amount of prof i t t hat a cl ai mant ear ned bet ween
Apr i l 21, 2010 and December 31, 2010 i n connect ion wi t h a Repl acement Reser vat i on.

If cont empor aneous document at i on r egar di ng t he Repl acement Cont r act or Repl acement
Reser vat ion est abl i shes t he act ual cost s i ncur r ed by t he cl aimant i n car r yi ng out t he
Repl acement Cont r act or Repl acement Reser vat i on, t he cl aimant ’ s var i abl e pr of it s associ at ed
wi t h t he Repl acement Cont r act or Repl acement Reser vat ion shal l be det er mi ned accor di ng t o
(a) below. Ot herwi se t he cl ai mant ’ s var i abl e pr of it associ at ed wit h t he Repl acement Cont r act or
Repl acement Reser vat i on shal l be det er mi ned accor ding t o (b) below.

a. Repl acement Cont r act s or Repl acement Reservat i ons wi t h Act ual Cost Inf or mat i on

i . Ident i f y t he var i abl e expenses t hat wer e act ual l y i ncur r ed by t he cl aimant i n
car r yi ng out t he Repl acement Cont r act or Repl acement Reser vat i on accor di ng t o
document at ion pr ovi ded by t he cl aimant and/ or i nf or mat ion set f or t h i n t he
Repl acement Cont r act or Repl acement Reser vat i on document at i on, pr ovi ded t hat
i nf or mat i on r egar di ng act ual cost s shal l be used wher e conf l i ct i ng sour ces of cost
i nf or mat i on exi st . The t ot al var i abl e expenses shal l al so i ncl ude any commi ssi ons or
bonuses t hat wer e pai d t o sal es or ot her st af f had t he Repl acement Cont r act or
Repl acement Reser vat i on not been cancel ed.

i i . Subt r act t he t ot al var i abl e expenses associ at ed wit h t he Repl acement Cont r act or
Repl acement Reser vat i on f r om t he Repl acement Cont r act Revenue or Repl acement
Reser vat ion Revenue, r espect i vel y.
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b. Repl acement Cont r act s or Repl acement Reservat i ons wi t hout Act ual Cost Inf ormat i on

i . Det er mi ne t he var i able mar gi n f or t he cl aimant ’ s busi ness f or t he per i od M ay
t hr ough December 2009 by di vi di ng:

1. The cl aimant ’ s t ot al var i able expenses f rom May t hr ough December 2009
(wher e var i able expenses i ncl ude t hose i dent i f ied i n At t achment A t o t he
Compensat ion Fr amewor k f or Busi ness Economi c Loss Cl ai ms) by

2. The cl aimant ’ s t ot al revenues f rom May t hrough December 2009.

i i . Mul t i pl y t he cl aimant ’ s var iabl e mar gi n cal cul at ed i n A.2.b.i by t he cl aimant ’ s Lost
Cont r act Revenue or Lost Reser vat ion Revenue, as appr opr i at e.

5. Cal cul at e Tot al Compensat i on Rel at ed t o t he Cancel ed Cont r act or Cancel ed Reser vat i on

“ Spi ll -Rel at ed Cancel l at i on Compensat ion” shal l be compensat ion f or t he Cancel ed Cont r act or
Cancel ed Reser vat ion, net of amount s r ecei ved i n connect i on wi t h any Repl acement Cont r act (s)
or Repl acement Reser vat i on(s), as appl i cabl e, and shall be cal cul at ed as f ol lows:

a. The cl aimant ’ s Lost Cont r act Prof i t / Lost Reservat ion Pr of i t (cal cul at ed i n St ep 2), l ess
b. Any Repl acement Cont r act Pr of it or Repl acement Reser vat ion Pr of i t (cal cul at ed i n St ep
4), l ess
c. Any payment s r ecei ved by t he cl aimant f rom BP or t he GCCF pur suant t o BP’ s OPA
cl ai ms pr ocess compensat ing f or t he l oss, as wel l as VoO Set t l ement Payment Of f set and
VoO Ear ned Income Of f set r el at ed t o t he Cancel ed Cont r act or Cancel ed Reser vat i on.

An RTP shal l appl y t o cl aimant ’ s Spi l l -Rel at ed Cancel l at i on Compensat ion consi st ent wit h t he
cl ai mant s i ndust r y and/ or zone.

D. Document at i on

A cl ai mant shal l al so pr ovi de document at ion est abl i shi ng any Repl acement Cont r act or Repl acement
Reser vat ion, i ncl udi ng t he f ol l owi ng:

1. Document at ion r egar di ng any Canceled Cont r act (s) or Cancel ed Reser vat i on(s), incl udi ng t he
f ol l owi ng:

a. A copy of each Canceled Cont r act and document at ion est abl i shi ng t he t er ms of each
Cancel ed Reser vat ion.

b. Document at ion pr ovi di ng cont empor aneous wr i t t en evi dence t hat each Cancel ed
Cont r act and each Canceled Reser vat ion was cancel ed as t he di r ect r esul t of t he DWH
Spi l l , and/ or a Swor n Wr it t en St at ement f r om an i ndi vi dual t hi r d par t y af f i r mi ng t hat
each cancel l at ion was due t o or r esul t i ng f r om t he DWH Spi l l .

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c. Document at ion pr ovi di ng cont empor aneous w r i t t en evi dence t hat t he cl aimant was not
abl e t o r epl ace each Canceled Cont r act or Cancel ed Reser vat i on on t he same or simi l ar
t er ms, provided, t hat i f no such document at i on exi st s, t he cl aimant may pr ovi de a
Swor n Wr i t t en St at ement (1) st at i ng t hat no such cont empor aneous wr it t en evi dence
exi st s, (2) descr i bi ng t he clai mant ’ s ef f or t s t o r epl ace t he Canceled Cont r act or Cancel ed
Reser vat ion, and (3) descr ibi ng t he ext ent t o whi ch t he cl aimant was not abl e t o r epl ace
t he Canceled Cont r act or Cancel ed Reser vat ion.

d. If not pr ovi ded i n a Cancel ed Cont r act or t he Canceled Reser vat ion document at ion, t he
cl ai mant shal l pr ovi de document at i on est abl i shi ng r evenue (i ncl udi ng any f ood,
bever age or ot her anci l l ar y r evenue) expect ed i n connect ion wi t h t hat Cancel ed
Cont r act and/ or Cancel ed Reser vat ion and one of t he f ol lowi ng:

i . Document at ion est abl i shi ng var i abl e expenses (i ncl uding any var i able expenses
r el at ed t o any f ood, bever age or ot her anci l l ar y r evenues) i ncur r ed i n connect i on
wi t h pr i or event s whi ch wer e compar able i n t er ms of t ype, si ze and r evenue and
t ook pl ace af t er Januar y 1, 2007

OR

i i . Document at ion est abl i shi ng t he t ot al r evenue and t ot al var i abl e expenses f or t he
cl ai mant ’ s busi ness f or t he per i od May 1 t hr ough December 31, 2009.

Var i abl e expenses i ncl ude t hose i dent i f i ed i n At t achment A t o t he Compensat ion
Fr amewor k f or Busi ness Economi c Loss Cl aims.

e. Document at ion est abl i shi ng any cancel l at i on f ees, non-r ef undabl e deposi t s or ot her
amount s r eceived by t he clai mant i n connect i on wi t h t he Canceled Cont r act or Cancel ed
Reser vat ion.

f . Document at ion r ef lect i ng t he l i qui dat i on or salvage val ue of any pr oduct whi ch r emai ns
unsol d as of t he cl aim f i l i ng dat e.

2. Document at ion r egar di ng any Repl acement Cont r act (s) or Repl acement Reser vat i on(s), i f
r el evant , i ncl udi ng t he f ol lowi ng:

a. A copy of each Repl acement Cont r act and document at i on est abl i shi ng t he t er ms of each
Repl acement Reser vat i on.

b. Document at ion est abl i shi ng pr oj ect ed and act ual r evenues and var i abl e expenses
r el at ed t o each Repl acement Cont r act and each Repl acement Reser vat ion, i ncl udi ng any
f ood, bever age or ot her anci l l ar y r evenue and/ or expenses r ecogni zed i n connect ion
wi t h each Repl acement Cont r act and each Repl acement Reser vat i on. The clai mant
must also pr ovi de t he basi s f or such amount s and any cor r espondi ng suppor t i ng
document at ion. Var i abl e expenses i ncl ude t hose i dent i f i ed i n At t achment A t o t he
Compensat ion Fr amewor k f or Busi ness Economi c Loss Cl ai ms.

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Compensat i on f or Mul t i -Faci l i t y Busi nesses

Thi s document i s i nt ended t o provi de opt i ons, or ot her gui dance, t o a Mul t i -Faci l it y Busi ness maki ng a
Busi ness Economi c Loss Cl ai m. Each Mul t i -Faci l i t y Busi ness must sat i sf y al l document at i on
r equi r ement s set f or t h i n Document at ion Requi r ement s f or Busi ness Economi c Loss Cl aims and i n II
bel ow.

The choi ces avai l able t o Mul t i -Faci l i t y Busi nesses ar e di ct at ed by: (i) wher e t he business’ Headquar t er s
ar e l ocat ed; (i i ) whet her t he busi ness mai nt ai ned separ at e cont empor aneous prof i t and loss st at ement s
f or each Faci l i t y; and (iii) whet her all of t he business’ Facilit ies are locat ed wit hin t he Gulf Coast Areas.

A Mul t i -Faci l i t y Busi ness wit h i t s Headquar t er s and al l Faci l it i es locat ed wit hin t he Gul f Coast Ar eas t hat
mai nt ai ned separ at e cont empor aneous pr of i t and l oss st at ement s f or each Faci l i t y dur i ng t he
Benchmark Per iod and 2010, may, at it s opt i on, el ect t o f i l e cl aims i n one of t wo ways: 1) A cl ai m f or
each i ndi vi dual Faci l i t y t hat t he Mul t i -Faci l i t y Busi ness chooses t o i ncl ude i n t he clai m, or 2) a
consol i dat ed cl aim. If t he M ul t i -Faci l i t y Busi ness chooses t o f i l e separ at e cl aims f or one, some, or al l of
i t s Faci l i t i es, t he appl i cabl e Causat i on st andar d and RTP shal l be appl i ed separ at ely t o each cl aimi ng
Faci l i t y based on it s locat ion and i ndust r y. If t he M ul t i-Faci l i t y Busi ness chooses t o f i l e a consol i dat ed
f acilit y claim, t he Causat ion st andar d and RTP appl i cabl e t o t he Headquar t er s shall be appl i ed t o t he
ent i r e consol i dat ed cl ai m.

A Mul t i -Faci l i t y Busi ness wit h i t s Headquar t er s and al l Faci l it i es locat ed wit hin t he Gulf Coast Ar eas t hat
di d not mai nt ai n separ at e cont emporaneous pr of it and l oss st at ement s f or each Faci l i t y dur i ng t he
Benchmark Per iod and 2010, may, at it s opt i on, el ect t o f i l e cl aims i n one of t wo ways: 1) A cl ai m f or
each i ndi vi dual Faci l i t y t hat t he Mul t i -Faci l i t y Busi ness chooses t o i ncl ude i n t he clai m, or 2) a
consol i dat ed cl aim. If t he Mul t i -Faci l i t y Busi ness chooses t o f i l e separ at e cl aims f or one, some, or al l of
i t s Faci l i t i es, t he Addi t i onal M ul t i -Faci l i t y Busi ness Document at ion must be provi ded, and t he Set t lement
Pr ogr am shal l appl y t he r elevant Causat ion st andar d and RTP separ at el y t o each cl ai mi ng Faci l i t y based
on i t s locat i on and i ndust ry. If t he M ul t i -Faci l i t y Busi ness chooses t o f i l e a consol idat ed cl aim, t he
Causat i on st andar d and RTP appl i cabl e t o t he Headquar t er s shal l be appl i ed t o t he ent i re consol i dat ed
cl ai m.

A M ul t i -Faci l i t y Busi ness wit h i t s Headquar t er s locat ed wi t hi n t he Gul f Coast Ar eas t hat has one or more
Faci l i t i es locat ed out si de of t he Gul f Coast Ar eas and mai nt ai ned separ at e cont empor aneous pr of i t and
l oss st at ement s f or each Faci l i t y dur i ng t he Benchmar k Per iod and 2010, may, at it s opt ion, el ect t o f i l e
cl ai ms i n one of t wo ways: 1) A clai m f or each i ndivi dual Faci l i t y locat ed i n t he Gul f Coast Ar eas t hat t he
Mul t i -Faci l i t y Busi ness chooses t o i ncl ude i n t he cl aim, or 2) a consol i dat ed cl aim on behal f of al l
Faci l i t i es locat ed i n t he Gulf Coast Ar eas. If t he M ul t i -Faci l i t y Busi ness chooses t o f i l e separ at e cl aims f or
one, some, or al l of i t s Faci li t i es locat ed i n t he Gul f Coast Ar eas, t he r el evant Causat i on st andar d and RTP
f or each cl aimi ng Faci l i t y based on it s locat ion and i ndust r y shal l apply. If t he M ul t i -Faci l i t y Busi ness
chooses t o f i l e a consol i dat ed cl aim, t he Addi t i onal Mul t i -Faci l i t y Busi ness Document at i on must be
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pr ovi ded, and t he Set t lement Progr am shal l ut i l i ze t he Causat i on st andar d and RTP appl i cabl e t o t he
Headquar t er s t o det ermi ne t he Set t l ement Payment t hat i s owed wi t h respect t o t he losses suf f ered by
al l Faci l i t i es locat ed wi t hi n t he Gul f Coast Ar eas.

A M ul t i -Faci l i t y Busi ness wit h i t s Headquar t er s locat ed wi t hi n t he Gul f Coast Ar eas t hat has one or more
Faci l i t i es locat ed out si de of t he Gul f Coast Ar eas and di d not mai nt ai n separ at e cont empor aneous prof i t
and l oss st at ement s f or each Faci l i t y dur i ng t he Benchmar k Per i od and 2010, may, at i t s opt ion, elect t o
f i l e cl aims i n one of t wo ways: 1) A cl aim f or each i ndivi dual Faci l i t y l ocat ed i n t he Gul f Coast Ar eas t hat
t he M ult i -Faci l i t y Busi ness chooses t o i ncl ude i n t he clai m, or 2) a consol i dat ed clai m on behal f of al l
Faci l i t i es locat ed i n t he Gulf Coast Ar eas. If t he M ul t i -Faci l i t y Busi ness chooses t o f i l e separ at e cl aims f or
one, some, or al l of i t s Faci li t i es locat ed i n t he Gul f Coast Ar eas, t he Addi t i onal Mul t i -Faci l i t y Busi ness
Document at ion must be pr ovi ded and t he rel evant Causat i on st andar d and RTP f or each cl aimi ng Faci l i t y
based on it s locat ion and i ndust r y shal l appl y. If t he Mul t i -Faci l i t y Busi ness chooses t o f i l e a
consol i dat ed cl aim, t he Addi t i onal Mult i -Faci l i t y Busi ness Document at ion must be pr ovi ded, and t he
Set t l ement Progr am shal l ut i l i ze t he Causat ion st andard and RTP appl i cabl e t o t he Headquar t er s t o
det ermi ne t he Set t l ement Payment t hat i s owed wi t h r espect t o t he l osses suf f ered by al l Faci l i t i es
l ocat ed wi t hi n t he Gul f Coast Ar eas.

A M ul t i -Faci l i t y Busi ness wit h i t s Headquar t er s locat ed out si de of t he Gul f Coast Ar eas t hat mai nt ai ned
separ at e cont empor aneous pr of i t and l oss st at ement s f or each Faci l it y i n t he Gul f Coast Ar eas dur i ng
t he Benchmar k Per i od and 2010, may submi t separ at e cl ai ms f or one, some or al l Faci l i t i es locat ed
wi t hi n t he Gul f Coast Areas. The appl i cabl e Causat ion st andar d and RTP shal l be appl i ed separ at ely t o
each cl aimi ng Faci l i t y based on i t s l ocat i on and i ndust r y.

A M ul t i -Faci l i t y Busi ness wit h i t s Headquar t er s locat ed out si de of t he Gul f Coast Ar eas t hat di d not
mai nt ai n separ at e cont empor aneous pr of it and l oss st at ement s f or each Faci l i t y i n t he Gul f Coast Ar eas
dur i ng t he Benchmar k Per iod and 2010, may submi t a consol i dat ed cl ai m f or al l Faci l i t i es locat ed wit hi n
t he Gul f Coast Ar eas. The Addi t i onal M ul t i -Faci l it y Busi ness Document at ion must be provi ded, and t he
Set t l ement Progr am shal l appl y t he rel evant Causat i on st andar d and RTP separ at el y t o each Faci l i t y
l ocat ed wi t hi n t he Gul f Coast Ar eas.


I. Def i ni t i ons
Mul t i -Faci l i t y Busi ness: A business ent it y t hat , dur ing t he per iod Apr i l 1, 2010 t hr ough December 31,
2010, mai nt ai ned Faci l i t i es i n mor e t han one locat ion and had at l east one Faci l i t y wit hi n t he Gul f Coast
Ar eas.
Faci l i t y: A separ at e and di st i nct physi cal l ocat ion of a Mul t i -Faci l i t y Busi ness at whi ch i t per f orms or
manages it s oper at ions.
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II. Mul t i -Faci l i t y Busi ness Document at i on
1. Separ at e prof i t and loss (P&L) st at ement s f or each i ndi vi dual Faci l i t y t hat wer e pr epar ed and
mai nt ai ned i n t he nor mal cour se of busi ness must be pr ovi ded.
2. Organi zat i onal Descr i pt i on: A chart or descr i pt i on det ai l i ng al l Faci l i t i es i ncl uded i n t he Mul t i -
Faci l i t y Busi ness.
III. Addi t i onal Mul t i -Faci l i t y Busi ness Document at i on
1. Consol i dat i ng Fi nanci al St at ement s: Consol i dat i ng f i nanci al st at ement s are requi r ed f or t he
Mul t i -Faci l i t y Busi ness speci f yi ng pr of i t and l oss f or all Faci l i t i es and det ai l i ng el imi nat i ng
ent r i es requi r ed. In addi t ion, t he Mul t i -Faci l i t y Busi ness wi l l complet e a Swor n Wr i t t en
St at ement t hat separ at e pr of i t and loss st at ement s f or each of t he cl aimi ng Faci l i t i es do not
exi st , and i ndi vi dual Faci l i t y P&L st at ement s pr epar ed f or t he pur pose of f i l i ng a cl ai m are based
on t he business’ s books and records.
2. Int ercompany Tr ansact i on Repor t s: Li st i ng of al l i nt ercompany t r ansact ions bet ween Faci l i t i es
i ncl uded i n t he Mul t i -Faci l i t y Busi ness.
3. Al l ocat ed Cost Schedul e: Li st i ng of al l shar ed cost s bet ween Faci l i t i es of t he Mul t i -Faci l i t y
Busi ness and t he cal cul at i ons used t o al locat e t hose expenses bet ween Faci l i t i es. Where a
Mul t i -Faci l i t y Busi ness pr epar es i ndi vi dual Faci l i t y P&L st at ement s based on i t s books and
r ecor ds t o suppor t a cl aim, al l shar ed cost s shal l be al locat ed among al l Faci l i t i es based on t hei r
shar e of t he t ot al revenue of t he Mul t i -Faci l i t y Busi ness.
IV. Cost Al l ocat i on
1. Wher e a M ul t i -Faci l i t y business mai nt ai ned separ at e cont emporaneous pr of it and l oss
st at ement s f or each Faci l i t y dur i ng t he Benchmar k Per i od and 2010, and f i les a clai m f or one,
some, or al l f aci l i t i es wit hi n t he Gul f Coast Ar eas, al l dir ect expenses associ at ed wi t h each
cl ai mi ng Faci l i t y in t he Facilit y’ s cont emporaneously-pr epar ed P&L st at ement s, and onl y such
expenses, wi l l be i ncl uded in t he cal cul at i on.
2. Wher e a Mul t i -Faci l i t y Busi ness pr epar es i ndi vi dual Faci l i t y P&L st at ement s based on i t s books
and r ecor ds t o support a clai m, al l shar ed cost s shal l be al l ocat ed among al l Faci l i t i es based on
t hei r shar e of t he t ot al r evenue of t he Mul t i -Faci l i t y Busi ness.
V. Compensat i on
1. For a Mul t i -Faci l i t y Busi ness whi ch has al l Faci l i t i es (i ncl udi ng Headquar t er s) i n t he Gul f Coast
Ar eas and f i l es a consol i dat ed cl aim on behal f of t he ent i r e busi ness, compensat ion shal l be
det ermi ned as set f ort h i n t he Busi ness Compensat ion Fr amework.
2. For any ot her Mul t i -Faci l i t y Busi ness, compensat ion shal l be cal cul at ed usi ng t he Busi ness
Compensat ion Fr amework modi f ied as f ol l ows:
a. Sum l ost prof i t s and RTP(s) f or al l Faci l i t i es i n cl ai m.
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b. Subt r act any spi l l -r el at ed Payment s f rom t he i ni t i al BP cl ai ms pr ocess and/ or t he GCCF t o
t he Mul t i -Faci l i t y Busi ness cl ai mant .
c. Subt r act any appl i cabl e VoO Set t lement Payment Of f set and/ or any appl i cabl e VoO Ear ned
Income Of f set .

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I. Def i ni t i ons
A “ Fai l ed Busi ness” shall be an ent it y t hat commenced oper at i ons pr i or t o November 1, 2008,
and t hat , subsequent t o M ay 1, 2010 but pr i or t o December 31, 2011, ei t her (i ) ceased
oper at i ons and wound down, or (i i ) ent er ed bankr upt cy (t hr ough t he f i l i ng of a pet it i on f or
bankr upt cy pr ot ect i on i n a cour t of compet ent j ur i sdi ct i on), or (i i i ) ot her w i se i nit i at ed or
compl et ed a l i qui dat i on of subst ant ial l y al l of i t s asset s.
A “ Fai l ed St ar t -Up Business” shal l be an ent i t y t hat commenced oper at ions on or af t er
November 1, 2008, and, subsequent t o M ay 1, 2010 but pr i or t o December 31, 2011, ei t her (i )
ceased oper at i ons and wound down, or (i i ) ent er ed bankr upt cy (t hr ough t he f i l ing of a pet i t ion
f or bankr upt cy pr ot ect i on i n a cour t of compet ent j ur i sdi ct ion), or (i i i ) ot her w i se i nit i at ed or
compl et ed a l i qui dat i on of subst ant ial l y al l of i t s asset s.
II. Causat i on Requi r ement s
If t he cl ai m i s not excl uded by t he appl i cat i on of III bel ow, a cl ai mant may est abl i sh causat i on as
f ol l ows:
1. If t he cl ai mant i s a Fai l ed Busi ness or a Fai l ed St ar t -Up Busi ness in Zone A, t he
cl ai mant i s not r equi r ed t o pr ovi de any evi dence of causat i on unl ess you f al l i nt o
t he except ion agr eed t o by t he par t ies, and l i st ed i n f oot not e (1).
2. If t he cl ai mant i s a Fai l ed Busi ness or a Fai l ed St ar t -Up Busi ness meet i ng t he
def ini t ion of a “ Commer ci al Fi sher man,” or “ Landi ng Si t e,” or “ Commer ci al
Whol esal e or Ret ai l Dealer A,” or “ Pr i mar y Seaf ood Pr ocessor ,” as set f or t h i n
“ Seaf ood Di st r ibut i on Chai n Def ini t ions,” t he cl ai mant i s not r equi r ed t o pr ovi de
any evi dence of causat i on.
3. If t he cl ai mant i s a Fai l ed Busi ness or a Fai l ed St ar t -Up Busi ness in Zone A, B or C
and t he cl ai mant i s al so a “ Commer ci al or Whol esal e or Ret ai l Dealer B,” or a
“ Secondar y Seaf ood Pr ocessor ,” or a “ Seaf ood Whol esal er or Di st r i but or,” or a
“ Seaf ood Ret ai l er ,” as set f or t h in “ Seaf ood Di st r ibut ion Chai n Def i nit i on,” t he
cl ai mant i s not r equi r ed t o pr ovi de any evi dence of causat i on.
4. If t he cl ai mant i s a Fai l ed Busi ness or a Fai l ed St ar t -Up Busi ness in Zone A or Zone
B, and t he cl ai mant al so meet s t he “ Tour i sm Def ini t i on,” t he cl ai mant i s not
r equi r ed t o pr ovi de any evi dence of causat i on.

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Thi s Fai l ed Busi ness Compensat i on Fr amewor k does not appl y t o (i ) St ar t -Up busi nesses (except Fai l ed St ar t -
Ups), (i i ) Ent i t i es, Indi vi dual s or Cl ai ms not i ncl uded w i t hi n t he Economi c Cl ass def i ni t i on; or (i i i ) Cl ai ms
cover ed under t he Seaf ood Pr ogr am.
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5. If you ar e in Zone A, B or C, and you meet t he “ Char t er Fi shi ng Def i ni t i on” you
ar e not r equi r ed t o pr ovide any evi dence of causat i on.
6. If t he cl ai mant i s a Fai l ed Busi ness in Zone B not r ecei vi ng a pr esumpt i on,
causat i on may be est abl ished by demonst r at i ng t he f ol l owi ng:
a. A 8.5% decl i ne in r evenues dur i ng t he mont hs f or whi ch it oper at ed
bet ween M ay 2010 and it s l ast f ul l mont h of oper at i ons (not t o ext end
beyond Apr i l 2011) as compar ed t o t he compar abl e mont hs dur i ng t he
per i od of M ay 2009 t hr ough Apr i l 2010.
AND
b. The Admi ni st r at or i s pr ovi ded evi dence t hr ough document at i on and/ or
af f idavi t s t hat pr ovi de a r easonabl e basi s t o concl ude t hat t he DWH Spi l l
was a subst ant i al cause of t he r evenue decl ine. For example, t he
cl ai mant pr ovides evidence of cust omer cancel l at ions or l ost cont r act s
r el at ed t o t he DWH Spi l l .
7. If t he cl ai mant i s a Fai l ed Busi ness t hat meet s t he def ini t ion of “ Seaf ood
Ret ai l er ” oper at ing out side of Zone A, B, or C, t he cl ai mant may al t er nat i vel y
est abl i sh causat i on by showi ng t hat i t exper i enced a 15% i ncr ease in cost s dur i ng
t he mont hs f or whi ch i t oper at ed bet ween M ay 2010 and it s l ast f ul l mont h of
oper at i ons (not t o ext end beyond Apr i l 2011) as compar ed t o t he compar abl e
mont hs dur ing t he per i od f r om M ay 2009 t hr ough Apr i l 2010. The cl ai mant must
al so est abl i sh t he speci f ic basi s f or t he cost i ncr ease and t hat , absent t he DWH
Spi l l , t he i ncr ease i n cost s woul d not have occur r ed.
8. If t he cl ai mant i s a Fai l ed St ar t -Up Busi ness i n Zone B not r ecei vi ng a
pr esumpt ion, causat ion may be est abl i shed by demonst r at ing t he f ol lowi ng:
a. A 8.5% decl i ne in r evenues dur i ng t he mont hs f or whi ch it oper at ed
bet ween M ay 2010 and it s l ast f ul l mont h of oper at i ons (not t o ext end
beyond Apr i l 2011) r el at ive t o expect ed r evenue in t he same t i me per i od
as demonst r at ed by cont empor aneous f i nanci al pr oj ect i ons (t o t he
ext ent avai l abl e) and expr essed as a per cent age of expect ed r evenue;
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b. The Admi ni st r at or i s pr ovi ded evi dence t hr ough document at i on and/ or
af f idavi t s t hat pr ovi de a r easonabl e basi s t o concl ude t hat t he DWH Spi l l
was a subst ant i al cause of t he r evenue decl ine. For example, t he

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cl ai mant pr ovides evidence of cust omer cancel l at ions or l ost cont r act s
r el at ed t o t he DWH Spi l l .
9. If t he cl ai mant i s a Fai l ed Busi ness or Fai l ed St ar t -Up Busi ness i n Zone C, t hen
par agr aphs 6 and 8 appl y wi t h t he per cent age of decl i ne changing t o 10%.
10. If t he cl ai mant i s a Fai l ed Busi ness or Fai l ed St ar t -Up Busi ness i n Zone D, t hen
par agr aphs 6 and 8 appl y wi t h t he per cent age of decl i ne changing t o 15%.
III. Excl uded Busi ness Fai l ur e
Any Fai l ed Busi ness sat i sf yi ng subpar t s (a), (b), or (c), bel ow shal l not be ent i t l ed t o
compensat i on pur suant t o sect i on IV.
a. The Fai l ed Busi ness or Fai l ed St ar t -Up Busi ness r epor t ed negat i ve
EBITDA
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f or t he t wel ve mont h per i od pr i or t o M ay 1, 2010 (or , in t he
event t hat t he cl ai mant i s a Fai l ed St ar t -Up Business w i t h less t han t w el ve
mont hs of oper at i ng hi st or y, negat i ve EBITDA f or t he mont hs dur i ng
whi ch t he busi ness oper at ed pr i or t o M ay 1, 2010).
b. The Fai l ed Busi ness or Fai l ed St ar t -Up Busi ness was i n def ault pr i or t o
M ay 1, 2010 under any exi st i ng f inancing agr eement .
c. The Fai l ed Busi ness or Fai l ed St ar t -Up Busi ness i s locat ed i n Zone D and
does not sat i sf y t he “ Tour i sm” or “ Seaf ood Di st r i but i on Chain”
def ini t ions.
IV. Document at i on Requi r ement s
1. Cl ai mant shal l pr ovide t he f ol lowi ng document at ion:
a. An af f idavi t f r om an aut hor i zed r epr esent at i ve of t he cl ai mant cer t i f yi ng
t he f ol lowi ng:
b. The posit i on of t he af f iant , hi s or her r el at i onshi p t o t he cl ai mant , and
cer t i f i cat i on t hat t he af f iant i s aut hor i zed t o act on behal f of t he cl ai mant .
c. The dat e on whi ch t he ent it y was i ncor por at ed and t he dat e on whi ch it
began oper at ions.
d. Cer t i f i cat ion t hat , as of M ay 1, 2010:

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EBITDA i s def i ned as ear ni ngs bef or e i nt er est , i ncome t axes, depr eci at i on, amor t i zat i on and owner ’ s
compensat i on.
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i . No bankr upt cy f i l i ng, asset l iquidat ion, or debt r est r uct ur i ng had
been i nit i at ed; (A r enewal of a busi ness l oan wi l l not be deemed
r est r uct ur i ng.)
i i . The business was i n f ul l compl i ance wi t h al l covenant s as t o
f i nanci al condi t ion gover ni ng out st andi ng bor r owi ng or cr edit
agr eement s pr i or t o t he DWH Spi l l ; and
i i i . Al l document at ion submit t ed consi st s of or was der i ved f r om
document s mai nt ai ned in t he or dinar y cour se of busi ness.
2. Document s r ef lect i ng cor por at e or par t ner ship or gani zat i on (e.g., ar t i cl es of
i ncor por at i on or par t ner shi p agr eement s).
3. Act ual annual and mont hl y f inanci al st at ement s (i ncl uding income st at ement s
and bal ance sheet s) f or at l east al l of 2009 and Januar y-Apr i l of 2010 or if t he
cl ai mant i s a Fai l ed St ar t -Up Busi ness, f or al l mont hs of oper at i on pr i or t o M ay 1,
2010. Cl ai mant may pr epar e f i nanci al st at ement s f r om cont empor aneous
busi ness r ecor ds cur r ent ly mai nt ai ned, as long as t he cl ai mant pr ovi des t he
document s or inf or mat ion upon whi ch any subsequent l y-pr epar ed f inancial
st at ement s ar e based.
4. Act ual annual and mont hl y f inanci al st at ement s (i ncl uding income st at ement s
and bal ance sheet s) f or M ay 2010 t hr ough pr esent , or t hr ough t he l iquidat i on of
t he company, or cessat i on of oper at i on, whi chever occur s f i r st . Cl ai mant may
pr epar e f i nanci al st at ement s f r om cont empor aneous busi ness r ecor ds cur r ent l y
mai nt ai ned, as long as t he cl ai mant pr ovi des t he document s or inf or mat ion upon
whi ch any subsequent l y-pr epar ed f inanci al st at ement s ar e based.
5. Any and al l cr edit agr eement s, pr omi ssor y not es, l ease agr eement s, l et t er s of
cr edi t and ot her l oan document at i on, incl udi ng any not i ces of def aul t , i n
exi st ence as of Apr i l 20, 2010 or ent er ed int o t her eaf t er incl uding amendment s
r el at ed t her et o.
6. Any and al l pr oj ect i ons, f or ecast s or budget s pr epar ed pr i or t o Apr i l 20, 2010
pr oj ect ing, pr edi ct i ng or f or ecast ing t he f inanci al per f or mance of t he business
f or any per i od af t er Apr i l 20, 2010.
7. To t he ext ent appl i cabl e, any and al l bankr upt cy schedules, i ncluding t he or i gi nal
pet it i on, any conf i r med pl ans of l i qui dat i on or r eor gani zat i on, and any
document at i on evidencing st anding t o pur sue cl ai ms i f vest ed wi t h any ent i t y or
ot her par t y ot her t han t he debt or f i l ing bankr upt cy. To t he ext ent t he cl ai mant
has not f i l ed f or bankr upt cy pr ot ect i on, (a) document at i on r ef l ect ing t he
company’ s ent r y i nt o t he l i quidat i on process, (b) any and al l document at ion
r ef l ect ing t he st anding or aut hor i t y of t he cl ai mant t o pur sue any cl ai ms of t he
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busi ness, and (c) any document at ion evi denci ng st andi ng t o pur sue cl ai ms i f
vest ed wi t h any ent it y or ot her par t y ot her t han t he cl ai mant pur sui ng t he
l i quidat i on of it s asset s.
8. Evi dence of any asset sales, i ncl udi ng a descr i pt i on of each asset and t he
cor r esponding sal es pr i ces, and evidence of any payment s of l iquidat i on
pr oceeds i n sat i sf act i on of debt and/ or ot her cr edi t or obl i gat i ons.
9. A l i st ing of any asset s whi ch have not been l iquidat ed at t he t i me of t he cl ai m
submi ssi on, i ncluding a descr i pt i on of each asset , t he r ecor ded net book val ue of
each asset , and, if avai labl e, al l cer t if i ed appr ai sal s of t he val ue of each asset .
10. A l i st ing of any debt and/ or t r ade cr edit or obl i gat ions out st andi ng at t he t ime of
t he cl ai m submi ssi on.
V. Compensat i on
1. For Fai l ed Businesses t hat meet one of t he causat ion r equir ement s set f or t h
above, cl ai mant compensat i on shal l be det er mined as f ol lows:
a. Sum t he l at est t wel ve mont hs EBITDA of t he business f or t he t wel ve
mont h per i od pr i or t o M ay 1, 2010.
b. Ident i f y t he gener al indust r y i n whi ch cl ai mant oper at es and l ocat e t he
cor r esponding medi an Mar ket Value of Invest ed Capi t al (“ M VIC” ) t o
EBITDA mult i pl e f r om Tabl e 1 bel ow. If an appr opr i at e i ndust r y and
mul t ipl e cannot be f ound i n t he Tabl e 1, use t he “ Al l Deal s” medi an MVIC
t o EBITDA mul t ipl e at t he bot t om of t he t abl e.
c. M ult i pl y t he EBITDA by t he M VIC t o EBITDA mult ipl e t o cal cul at e t he Pr e-
DWH Spi l l t ot al ent er pr i se val ue (“ TEV” ).
d. Det er mi ne t he Liquidat ion Val ue of asset s as ei t her (i ) t he cour t -appr oved
r eor ganizat ion val ue, t o t he ext ent r eor ganized under bankr upt cy l aw
pr ocess or (i i ) sal es pr oceeds f r om asset s l i qui dat ed pl us cer t i f ied
appr ai sal val ues of asset s yet t o be l iquidat ed under a pl an of l iquidat ion,
net of act ual or ant i ci pat ed l iquidat ion cost s (i ncludi ng out -of -pocket
cost s t o t he cl ai mant f or t he l i qui dat i on or wi nd down pr ocess), as
r el evant . If no cer t i f i ed appr ai sal exi st s f or un-l i qui dat ed asset s, net book
val ues wi l l be used. The t ot al l i qui dat i on value (i ncl udi ng bot h r eal i zed
and unr eal i zed amount s) shal l be incr eased f or any cr edi t or cl ai ms
exi st i ng pr e-DWH Spi l l and di schar ged dur i ng bankr upt cy, and any
amount s recei ved by t he cl ai mant f rom BP or t he GCCF pur suant t o BP’ s
OPA Cl ai ms pr ocess, or pr of i t s ear ned by t he cl ai mant by par t i cipat ing in
any BP-sponsor ed spi l l r emedi at i on pr ogr am t o det er mi ne t he Net
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Li qui dat i on Val ue. However , no cr edit wi l l be t aken f or unl iquidat ed
asset s t hat t he cl ai mant t ender s t o BP.
e. Cal cul at e cl ai mant compensat i on by subt r act i ng t he Net Li qui dat i on
Val ue f r om t he Pr e-DWH Spi l l TEV.
f . A Ri sk Tr ansf er Pr emi um (“ RTP” ) wi l l not be appl i ed t o cl ai mant
compensat i on f or Fai l ed Busi nesses because t he measur ement of TEV
i ncor por at es t he f ut ur e lost pr of it s of t he busi ness.
2. For Fai l ed St ar t -Up Busi nesses t hat meet one of t he causat i on r equi r ement s set
f or t h above, cl ai mant compensat i on shal l be cal cul at ed as f ol low s:
a. Cal cul at e book val ue of equi t y as of M ay 1, 2010.
b. Subt r act amount s di st r i but ed t o equit y hol der s subsequent t o t he DWH
Spi l l .
c. Add t he t ot al cur r ent amount of unpai d obl i gat i ons of cl ai mant t o i t s
cr edi t or s.
d. Subt r act t he book val ue of asset s r emai ning t o be l i quidat ed unl ess such
asset s ar e t ender ed t o BP t hen t he value shal l not be subt r act ed.
e. Subt r act any ot her pr oceeds r ecei ved by t he cl ai mant f r om BP or t he
GCCF pur suant t o BP’ s OPA Cl ai ms pr ocess, or prof i t s ear ned by t he
cl ai mant by par t i ci pat ing i n any BP-sponsor ed spi ll r emedi at ion pr ogr am.
f . Wher e a Fai l ed St ar t -Up Busi ness r ecei ves compensat i on under t hi s
f r amew or k, compensat i on shal l be pr ovi ded t o t he cl ai mant f or an
owner ’ s “ sweat equi t y” if t he owner s submi t af f idavi t s set t ing f or t h f or
each owner (i ) t he nat ur e of ser vi ces pr ovi ded by t hat owner t o t he
cl ai mant f or whi ch t he owner r ecei ved no compensat i on or l ess t han f ai r
mar ket compensat i on, (i i) t he t i me per i od over whi ch t he ser vi ces wer e
r ender ed, (i i i ) t he aver age amount of t i me per week devot ed t o t he
Fai l ed St ar t -Up Busi ness, and, (i v) i f empl oyed out si de t he Fai l ed St ar t -Up
Busi ness dur i ng t he t i me t he busi ness oper at ed, a descr i pt i on of t hat
empl oyment .
Wher e t hese cr i t er i a ar e sat i sf i ed, cl ai mant shal l be ent i t led t o “ sweat
equit y” compensat i on as set f or t h bel ow . In addit i on, t wo exampl e
cal cul at i ons ar e at t ached her et o as Exhibi t B.
1. St ep 1: Cal cul at e t he M ont hl y Sweat Equi t y Benchmar k Income
pur suant t o St ep 1 subpar t s (a) t hr ough (d).
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St ep 1a: Ident i f y t he “ Commencement Dat e” : t he day t hat t he
Fai l ed St ar t -Up Busi ness commenced oper at ions.
St ep 1b: Ident i f y t he “ Sweat Equi t y Cont r i but i on St ar t Dat e” : t he
dat e when t he owner f i r st began per f or mi ng sweat equit y wor k or
t he dat e si x mont hs pr i or t o t he Commencement Dat e, whi chever
yi el ds t he shor t er t i me per i od.
St ep 1c: Est abl i sh t he Sweat Equi t y Benchmar k Per i od: The
Sw eat Equi t y Benchmar k Per i od shal l consi st of t he t i me per i od
f r om t he “ Sweat Equit y Benchmar k Per iod St ar t Dat e” t hr ough t he
“ Sweat Equit y Benchmark Per i od End Dat e.”
The “ Sweat Equit y Benchmar k Per i od St ar t Dat e” wi l l be ei t her :
a) Januar y 1 of t he cal endar year pr eceding t he year
i n whi ch t he Sweat Equi t y Cont r i but i on St ar t Dat e
occur r ed, or
b) Januar y 1 of any year pr i or t o t he year ident i f ied in
(a) above, but not pr ecedi ng Januar y 1, 2007.
For example, f or a busi ness wi t h a Commencement Dat e of
Januar y 1, 2010, and a Sweat Equi t y Cont r i but i on St ar t Dat e of
August 10, 2009, t he cl ai mant may choose as t he Sw eat Equi t y
Benchmar k Per i od St ar t Dat e ei t her Januar y 1, 2008 or Januar y 1,
2007.
The “ Sweat Equit y Benchmar k Per i od End Dat e” shal l be def ined
as t he end of t he l ast f ul l mont h pr ecedi ng t he Sweat Equit y
Cont r i but i on St ar t Dat e. For example, if t he Sw eat Equit y
Cont r i but i on St ar t Dat e was August 10, 2009, t he Sweat Equit y
Benchmar k Per i od End Dat e wi l l be Jul y 31, 2009.
St ep 1d: Cal culat e t he “ M ont hl y Sweat Equit y Benchmar k
Income.” The owner shal l pr ovide document at i on of i ncome
ear ned f or t he Sw eat Equi t y Benchmar k Per i od, incl uding t ax
r et ur ns, W-2s, year -end pay st ub inf or mat i on and, i f avai l abl e,
mont hl y or ot her per i odic pay st ubs or ot her r ecor ds r ef l ect ing
mont hl y earned i ncome (“ Ear ned Income Document at i on” ).
M ont hl y Sweat Equit y Benchmar k Income shal l be det er mined by
di vi di ng:
(i ) Tot al i ncome ear ned f r om al l empl oyer s and/ or
act i vi t i es (i ncluding sel f -empl oyment ) dur i ng t he
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Sw eat Equi t y Benchmar k Per i od, as r ef l ect ed in
Ear ned Income Document at i on
by
(i i ) The t ot al number of mont hs in t he Sweat Equi t y
Benchmar k Per i od, adj ust ed, i f r el evant , t o
excl ude mont hs wher e t he owner pr ovi des
document s evi denci ng t hat
a. No i ncome was ear ned, and
b. The owner was not employed, f unct i oni ng as
an i ndependent cont r act or , or ot her w i se
engaged i n i ncome-gener at i ng act i vi t ies
unr el at ed t o t he Fai l ed St ar t -Up Business. For
exampl e, if t he owner was a r eal est at e agent
oper at i ng as an i ndependent cont r act or , t he
owner must incl ude al l mont hs f or whi ch he or
she f unct i oned as a r eal est at e agent , even i f
no income was ear ned in a par t i cul ar mont h.

2. St ep 2: For each owner , det er mi ne t he “ Sweat Equi t y
Compensat i on Per i od” as t he per i od f r om hi s or her Sw eat Equit y
Cont r i but i on St ar t Dat e t o t he dat e t he Fai l ed St ar t -Up Busi ness (i )
ceased oper at i ons and wound down, or (i i ) ent er ed bankr upt cy
(t hr ough t he f i l ing of a pet i t ion f or bankr upt cy pr ot ect ion in a
cour t of compet ent j ur i sdi ct i on), or (i i i ) ot her w i se i nit i at ed or
compl et ed a l i qui dat i on of subst ant ial l y al l of i t s asset s (“ Fai l ur e
Dat e” ). Tot al M ont hl y Sweat Equi t y acr oss al l owner s in a gi ven
mont h i s cal cul at ed by summi ng t he mont hl y Sweat Equit y
Benchmar k Income f or each owner wi t h sweat equi t y i n t he
r el evant mont h f or al l mont hs i n t he Sweat Equit y Compensat i on
Per i od. The maxi mum amount of Tot al M ont hl y Sw eat Equi t y i n
any mont h i s $12,500. Tot al Sw eat Equit y r epr esent s t he sum of
t he Tot al M ont hl y Sweat Equi t y f or al l owner s and cannot exceed
$150,000.
3. St ep 3: To det er mi ne Net Sw eat Equi t y f or each owner , f r om t he
Tot al Sweat Equit y in St ep 2, subt r act (i ) any f unds (i ncl uding
payr ol l ear nings, dr aws, cancel l ed loans or ot her di st r i but i ons)
act ual l y pai d t o an owner by t he Fai l ed St ar t -Up dur i ng it s
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oper at i on and (i i ) any i ncome ear ned by t he owner f r om
empl oyment out si de t he Fai l ed St ar t -Up. These amount s shal l be
est abl i shed by t he owner pr ovidi ng document at ion in t he f or m of
t ax r et ur ns, W-2s, year -end pay st ub i nf or mat i on or t he Fai l ed
St ar t -Up’ s cont emporaneousl y maint ained payrol l r ecor ds.
g. An RTP wi l l not be appli ed t o cl ai mant compensat i on f or Fai l ed St ar t -Up
Busi nesses.
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Table 1: Indust ry Mult iples

Sour ce: Pr at t ' s St at s® - Pr i vat e Company M er ger and Acqui sit i on Tr ansact ion Dat abase. Dat a
r ef l ect s al l deal s in t he dat abase w i t h a di scl osed M VIC t o EBITDA mult i ple and a r epor t dat e of
Januar y 1, 2008 or l at er .






41 Local And Suburban Transit And Interurban Highway Passenger Transportation 3.1x
42 Motor Freight Transportation And Warehousing 2.9x
44 Water Transportation 7.1x
45 Transportation By Air 4.6x
47 Transportation Services 3.6x
48 Communications 5.5x
50 Wholesale Trade-durable Goods 5.0x
51 Wholesale Trade-non-durable Goods 3.9x
52 Building Materials, Hardware, Garden Supply, And Mobile Home Dealers 3.4x
53 General Merchandise Stores 1.5x
54 Food Stores 2.4x
55 Automotive Dealers And Gasoline Service Stations 1.8x
56 Apparel And Accessory Stores 2.6x
57 Home Furniture, Furnishings, And Equipment Stores 3.5x
58 Eating And Drinking Places 1.9x
59 Miscellaneous Retail 3.2x
65 Real Estate 2.8x
70 Hotels, Rooming Houses, Camps, And Other Lodging Places 1.8x
72 Personal Services 2.3x
73 Business Services 4.4x
75 Automotive Repair, Services, And Parking 3.3x
76 Miscellaneous Repair Services 4.0x
79 Amusement And Recreation Services 2.1x
81 Legal Services 3.2x
82 Educational Services 4.6x
83 Social Services 4.1x
87 Engineering, Accounting, Research, Management, And Related Services 5.0x
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Exhi bi t A


Zone A
Zone B
(Non-Tour i sm and
Non-Seaf ood)
Zone C
(Non-Seaf ood) Zone D
Decl i ne
Thr eshol d Decl i ne Thr eshol d
Decl i ne
Thr eshol d
Decl i ne
Thr eshol d
Revenue Decl i ne Test N/ A -8.5% -10.0% -15%
Summar y of Revenue Decl i ne Causat i on Test s f or Fai l ed Busi nesses
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Exhi bi t A (cont i nued)











Exampl e 1:
M ont h 2009 2010
M ay 300,000 250,000
June 350,000 275,000
Jul y 325,000 225,000
3-M ont h Aggr egat e: 975,000 750,000
[ Sum of June, Jul y, August ]
Revenue Decl i ne Per cent age: -23.1% =(750,000 - 975,000)/ 975,000
Exampl e 2:
M ont h 2009 2010
M ay 300,000 295,000
June 350,000 335,000
Jul y 325,000 315,000
3-M ont h Aggr egat e: 975,000 945,000
[ Sum of June, Jul y, August ]
Revenue Decl i ne Per cent age: -3.1% =(945,000 - 975,000)/ 975,000
Not es:
Claimant Fails Revenue Decline Test
Revenue Decl i ne Causat i on Test wor ks i n t he same way f or cl ai mant s i n Zones C or D, wi t h hi gher t hr eshol ds
f or t he r evenue decl i ne. I n Zone C t he r evenue decl i ne per cent age must be 10%. I n Zone D t he r evenue decl i ne
per cent age must be 15%.
Exampl e of Revenue Decl i ne Causat i on Test s f or Fai l ed Busi ness Cl ai ms
I n Exampl es 1 and 2, t he cl ai mant i s assumed t o be i n Zone B and t he cl ai mant ' s l ast f ul l mont h of
oper at i ons i s Jul y 2010. These exampl es demonst r at e a cl ai mant t hat passes and a cl ai mant t hat f ai l s t he
Revenue Decl i ne Causat i on Test .
Revenue by Year
Claimant Passes Revenue Decline Test
Revenue by Year
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Exhi bi t A (cont i nued)


Exampl e 3A:
M ont h 2009 2010
M ay 300,000 250,000
June 350,000 275,000
Jul y 325,000 225,000
3-M ont h Aggr egat e: 975,000 750,000
[ Sum of June, Jul y, August ]
Revenue Decl i ne Per cent age: -23.1% =(750,000 - 975,000)/ 975,000
Exampl e 3B:
M ont h 2009 2010
M ay 300,000 350,000
June 350,000 175,000
Jul y 325,000 225,000
3-M ont h Aggr egat e: 975,000 750,000
[ Sum of June, Jul y, August ]
Revenue Decl i ne Per cent age: -23.1% =(750,000 - 975,000)/ 975,000
Exampl e 3C:
M ont h 2009 2010
M ay 300,000 350,000
June 350,000 375,000
Jul y 325,000 25,000
3-M ont h Aggr egat e: 975,000 750,000
[ Sum of June, Jul y, August ]
Revenue Decl i ne Per cent age: -23.1% =(750,000 - 975,000)/ 975,000
Not es:
Claimant Passes Revenue Decline Test
Revenue by Year
Claimant Passes Revenue Decline Test
Revenue Decl i ne Causat i on Test wor ks i n t he same way f or cl ai mant s i n Zones C or D, wi t h hi gher
t hr eshol ds f or t he r evenue decl i ne. I n Zone C t he r evenue decl i ne per cent age must be 10%. I n Zone D t he
r evenue decl i ne per cent age must be 15%.
Revenue by Year
Exampl e of Revenue Decl i ne Causat i on Test s f or Fai l ed Busi ness Cl ai ms
Cl ai mant i n Zone B (8.5% Revenue Decl i ne Test )
I n Exampl es 3A-C t he cl ai mant i s assumed t o be i n Zone B and t he cl ai mant ' s l ast f ul l mont h of oper at i ons
i s Jul y 2010. Exampl es 3A-C demonst r at e t hat under an aggr egat e t est , t hr ee mont hs of r evenues ar e
summed. The i ndi vi dual mont hs may be up or down, as l ong as t he t hr ee mont h aggr egat e per i od passes
t he t est .
Revenue by Year
Claimant Passes Revenue Decline Test
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Exhi bi t B

Exampl e 1:
St ep 1: Cal cul at e M ont hl y Sw eat Equi t y Benchmar k Income
St ep 1a: Ident i f y t he Commencement Dat e of Oper at i ons January 1, 2010 [ a]
St ep 1b: Ident i f y t he Sw eat Equi t y Cont r i but i on St ar t Dat e August 10, 2009 [ b]
(6 mont hs or l ess pri or t o t he Commencement Dat e)
St ep 1c: Est abl i sh t he Sw eat Equi t y Benchmar k Per i od
Sw eat Equi t y Bencmar k Per i od St ar t Dat e Opt i on 1: January 1, 2008 [ c]
- or -
Opt i on 2: January 1, 2007 [ d]
Sw eat Equi t y Benchmar k Per i od End Dat e Jul y 31, 2009 [ e]
(Last f ul l mont h pri or t o t he Sweat Equi t y Cont ri but i on St art Dat e)
St ep 1d: Cal cul at e M ont hl y Sw eat Equi t y Benchmar k Income
Hi st or i cal Ear ned Income
January - December 2007 Earned Income $50,000 [ f ]
January - December 2008 Earned Income $55,000 [ g]
January - Jul y 2009 Earned Income $35,000 [ h]
Sw eat Equi t y Benchmar k Per i od Opt i ons
Opt i on 1: Januar y 1, 2008 - Jul y 30, 2009
[ 1]
Tot al Compensat i on $90,000 [ i ] =[ g] +[ h]
Number of Mont hs i n Peri od wi t h Earned Income 19 [ j ] =count of mont hs f rom [ c] t o [ e]
Average Mont hl y Compensat i on $4,737 [ k] =[ i ] / [ j ]
Opt i on 2: Januar y 1, 2007 - Jul y 30, 2009
[ 2]
Tot al Compensat i on $140,000 [ l ] =[ f ] +[ g] +[ h]
Number of Mont hs i n Peri od wi t h Earned Income 31 [ m] =count of mont hs f rom [ d] t o [ e]
Average Mont hl y Compensat i on $4,516 [ n] =[ l ] / [ m]
Ow ner Sel ect s Opt i on 1 f or M ont hl y Benchmar k Per i od Income $4,737 [ o] =maxi mum of [ k] and [ n]
(Maxi mum of $12,500)
St ep 2: Cal cul at e Tot al Sw eat Equi t y
Fai l ur e Dat e December 31, 2010 [ p]
(Dat e t he Fai l ed St art -Up ei t her (i ) ceased operat i ons and wound down,
(i i ) f i l ed f or bankrupt cy prot ect i on, or (i i i ) ot herwi se i ni t i at ed or
compl et ed a l i qui dat i on of subst ant i al l y al l of i t s asset s)
Sel ect ed Aver age M ont hl y Benchmar k Per i od Income $4,737 =[ o]
Number of M ont hs Sw eat Equi t y Pr ovi ded 17 [ q] =count of mont hs f rom [ b] t o [ p]
(Number of mont hs bet ween t he Sweat Equi t y Cont ri but i on St art Dat e
and t he Fai l ure Dat e)
Tot al Gr oss Sw eat Equi t y $80,526.32 [ r] =[ o] * [ q]
(Maxi mum of $150,000)
St ep 3: Cal cul at e Net Sw eat Equi t y Compensat i on by Subt r act i ng Act ual Ear ned Income
Act ual Ear ned Income af t er t he Sw eat Equi t y Cont r i but i on St ar t Dat e $0 [ s]
Net Sw eat Equi t y Compensat i on $80,526 [ t ] =[ r] -[ s]
Not es:
[ 1] Cl ai mant uses onl y t he mi ni mum t i me t o cal cul at e t he Sweat Equi t y Benchmark Peri od, whi ch provi des a l arger mont hl y amount here.
[ 2] Cl ai mant uses t he f ul l mont hs avai l abl e t o cal cul at e t he Sweat Equi t y Benchmark Peri od.
Exampl es of Sweat Equi t y Cal cul at i on
(Must begi n no l at er t han January 1 of t he cal endar year precedi ng t he
year i n whi ch t he Sweat Equi t y Cont ri but i on St art Dat e occurred.
However, t he Cl ai mant may, i f rel evant , el ect a l onger peri od and add
t he t wel ve mont hs of 2008 or t he 24 mont hs of 2007 and 2008. Peri od
ends wi t h t he l ast f ul l mont h precedi ng t he Sweat Equi t y Cont ri but i on
St art Dat e.)
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Exhi bi t B (cont i nued)


Exampl e 2:
St ep 1: Cal cul at e M ont hl y Sw eat Equi t y Benchmar k Income
St ep 1a: Ident i f y t he Commencement Dat e of Oper at i ons December 10, 2008 [ a]
St ep 1b: Ident i f y t he Sw eat Equi t y Cont r i but i on St ar t Dat e August 10, 2008 [ b]
(6 mont hs or l ess pri or t o t he Commencement Dat e)
St ep 1c: Est abl i sh t he Sw eat Equi t y Benchmar k Per i od
Sw eat Equi t y Bencmar k Per i od St ar t Dat e January 1, 2007 [ c]
Sw eat Equi t y Benchmar k Per i od End Dat e Jul y 30, 2008 [ d]
(Last f ul l mont h pri or t o t he Sweat Equi t y Cont ri but i on St art Dat e)
St ep 1d: Cal cul at e M ont hl y Sw eat Equi t y Benchmar k Income
Hi st or i cal Ear ned Income
January - December 2007 Earned Income $50,000 [ e]
January - Jul y 2008 Earned Income $30,000 [ f ]
Sw eat Equi t y Benchmar k Per i od (One Opt i on)
Januar y 1, 2007 - Jul y 30, 2008
Tot al Compensat i on $80,000 [ g] =[ e] +[ f ]
Number of Mont hs i n Peri od wi t h Earned Income 19 [ h] =count of mont hs f rom [ c] t o [ d]
Average Mont hl y Compensat i on $4,211 [ i ] =[ g] / [ h]
M ont hl y Benchmar k Per i od Income $4,211 [ j ] =[ i ]
(Maxi mum of $12,500)
St ep 2: Cal cul at e Tot al Sw eat Equi t y
Fai l ur e Dat e December 31, 2010 [ k]
(Dat e t he Fai l ed St art -Up ei t her (i ) ceased operat i ons and wound down,
(i i ) f i l ed f or bankrupt cy prot ect i on, or (i i i ) ot herwi se i ni t i at ed or
compl et ed a l i qui dat i on of subst ant i al l y al l of i t s asset s)
Sel ect ed Aver age M ont hl y Benchmar k Per i od Income $4,211 =[ j ]
Number of M ont hs Sw eat Equi t y Pr ovi ded 29 [ l ] =count of mont hs f rom [ b] t o [ k]
(Number of mont hs bet ween t he Sweat Equi t y Cont ri but i on St art Dat e
and t he Fai l ure Dat e)
Tot al Gr oss Sw eat Equi t y $122,105 [ m] =[ j ] * [ l ]
(Maxi mum of $150,000)
St ep 3: Cal cul at e Net Sw eat Equi t y Compensat i on by Subt r act i ng Act ual Ear ned Income
Act ual Ear ned Income af t er t he Sw eat Equi t y Cont r i but i on St ar t Dat e $0 [ n]
Net Sw eat Equi t y Compensat i on $122,105 [ o] =[ m] -[ n]
(Must begi n no l at er t han January 1 of t he cal endar year precedi ng t he
year i n whi ch t he Sweat Equi t y Cont ri but i on St art Dat e occurred.
However, t he Cl ai mant may, i f rel evant , el ect a l onger peri od and add
t he t wel ve mont hs of 2008 or t he 24 mont hs of 2007 and 2008. Peri od
ends wi t h t he l ast f ul l mont h precedi ng t he Sweat Equi t y Cont ri but i on
St art Dat e.)
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Fr amew or k f or St ar t -up Busi ness Cl ai ms
The f r amew or k out l i ned bel ow appl i es t o cl ai ms f or st ar t -up busi nesses. For pur poses of t hi s
Fr amew or k, a “ St ar t -up Busi ness” i s consi der ed t o be a cl ai mant wi t h l ess t han ei ght een
mont hs of oper at i ng hi st or y at t he t i me of t he DWH Spi l l .
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I. DEFINITIONS
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Busi ness Compensat i on Fr amew or k: Busi ness Compensat i on Fr amew or k i s t he
Compensat i on Fr amew or k f or Business Economi c Loss Cl ai ms.
Compensat i on Per i od: The Compensat i on Per i od i s sel ect ed by t he cl ai mant t o i ncl ude
t hr ee or mor e consecut ive mont hs bet ween M ay 2010 and Apr i l 2011.
Benchmar k Per i od: The Benchmar k Per i od i s t he post -spi l l t i me per i od bet ween M ay
2011 and Apr i l 2012 cor r espondi ng t o t he mont hs of t he Compensat i on Per i od t hat
ser ves as t he basi s f or est i mat ing t he cl ai mant ’ s Expect ed Pr of i t dur i ng 2010.
Fi xed and var i abl e payr ol l expenses shal l be cal cul at ed i n t he same manner as i n t he
Busi ness Compensat i on Fr amew or k, pr ovided t hat subpar t 3 of t he “ Fi xed & Var i abl e
Payr ol l Expenses (SG&A and COGS)” Def ini t ion shal l be modi f i ed t o i dent if y t he t wo
mont hs bet ween M ay and December 2010 wit h t he l ow est Tot al Payr ol l Expense.
Var i abl e Cost s shal l be det er mined i n accor dance wi t h Business Compensat i on
Fr amew or k At t achment A.
II. OVERVIEW
As set f or t h mor e f ul l y i n t he Compensat i on Cal cul at i on sect i on bel ow, 2010 cl ai mant
compensat i on (bef or e any adj ust ment s) wi l l be cal cul at ed accor ding t o t he f o l lowi ng
met hodology:
A. Est abl i sh (i ) t he r evenue t he cl ai mant woul d have expect ed t o ear n dur i ng t he
Compensat i on Per i od i n t he absence of t he DWH Spi l l ( “ Expect ed Revenue” ), and
(i i ) t he var i abl e cost s t he cl ai mant woul d have expect ed t o i ncur dur i ng t he
Compensat i on Per i od (“ Expect ed Cost s” ) t o gener at e t he Expect ed Revenue.

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Thi s Fr amewor k f or St ar t -up Busi ness Cl ai ms does not apply t o (i ) Fai l ed Busi nesses; (i i ) Ent i t i es, Indi vi dual s or
Cl ai ms not i ncl uded w i t hi n t he Economi c Cl ass def i ni t i on; or (i i i ) Cl ai ms cover ed under t he Seaf ood Pr ogr am.
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In addi t i on t o t he f ol l ow i ng, ot her t er ms ar e def i ned i n t hi s document and i ndi cat ed by i ni t i al capi t al s.
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The di f f er ence bet ween Expect ed Revenue and Expect ed Cost s i s Expect ed
Pr of it .
B. Cal cul at e act ual pr of i t / l oss r eal i zed by t he cl ai mant dur i ng t he Compensat i on
Per i od based on t he di f f er ence bet ween (i ) act ual r evenue, and (i i ) act ual
var i abl e cost s.
C. Deduct act ual pr of i t / l oss f r om Expect ed Pr of i t over t he Compensat i on Per i od t o
det er mi ne t he Base Compensat i on Loss.
III. CAUSATION REQUIREM ENTS
A. St ar t -Up Busi nesses i n Zones A, B and C For Whi ch Causat i on Shal l Be
Pr esumed
1) If t he cl ai mant i s a St ar t -up Business in Zone A t hat i s not excl uded pur suant t o t he
except i on agr eed t o by t he par t ies, and l i st ed i n f oot not e (1), t he cl ai mant i s not
r equi r ed t o pr ovi de any evi dence of causat i on.
2) If t he cl ai mant i s a St ar t -up Business meet ing t he def ini t ion of a “ Commer ci al
Fi sher man,” or “ Landi ng Si t e,” or “ Commer ci al Whol esal e or Ret ai l Dealer A,” or
“ Pr i mar y Seaf ood Pr ocessor ,” as set f ort h i n “ Seaf ood Di st r ibut i on Chain
Def ini t ions,” t he cl ai mant i s not r equi r ed t o pr ovide any evi dence of causat i on.
3) If t he cl ai mant i s a St ar t -up Business in Zone A, B or C and t he cl ai mant i s al so a
“ Commer ci al or Whol esal e or Ret ai l Dealer B,” or a “ Secondar y Seaf ood Pr ocessor ,”
or a “ Seaf ood Wholesal er or Di st r ibut or ,” or a “ Seaf ood Ret ai l er ,” as set f or t h i n
“ Seaf ood Di st r ibut i on Chai n Def ini t ion,” t he cl ai mant i s not r equi r ed t o pr ovi de any
evi dence of causat i on.
4) If t he cl ai mant i s a St ar t -up business in Zone B, and t he cl ai mant al so meet s t he
“ Tour i sm Def i nit i on,” t he cl ai mant i s not r equi r ed t o pr ovi de any evi dence of
causat i on.
5) If you ar e in Zone A, B or C, and you meet t he “ Char t er Fi shi ng Def i ni t i on” you ar e
not r equi r ed t o pr ovide any evi dence of causat i on.
B. Causat i on Requi r ement s For St ar t -Up Busi nesses In Zones B and C
If t he cl ai mant i s l ocat ed wi t hi n Zones B or C and not ent i t led t o a pr esumpt i on, it must
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1. UPTURN REVENUE PATTERN PLUS
a. Cl ai mant must demonst r at e:
1. If i n Zone B, an incr ease of an aggr egat e of 8.5% or mor e i n
t ot al r evenues over a per i od of t hr ee consecut i ve mont hs
f r om M ay 2011 t o Apr i l 2012 compar ed t o t he same
mont hs f r om M ay 2010 t o Apr i l 2011 as sel ect ed by t h e
cl ai mant ;
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2. If i n Zone C, an incr ease of an aggr egat e of 10% or mor e i n
t ot al r evenues over a per i od of t hr ee consecut i ve mont hs
f r om M ay 2011 t o Apr i l 2012 compar ed t o t he same
mont hs f r om M ay 2010 t o Apr i l 2011 as sel ect ed by t he
cl ai mant ;
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AND
b. one or mor e of t he f ol l owi ng:
1. For busi ness cl ai mant s t hat have cust omer s in Zones A-C,
t he cl ai mant demonst r at es pr oof of an aggr egat e of 10%
i ncr ease in t he shar e of t ot al r evenue gener at ed by
cust omer s l ocat ed in Zones A-C over t he same per i od of
t hr ee consecut i ve mont hs f r om M ay 2011 t o Apr i l 2012 as
sel ect ed by t he cl ai mant f or t he upt ur n r evenue pat t er n as
i dent i f ied in § III.B.1.a compar ed t o t he same t hr ee
consecut i ve mont h per i od f r om M ay 2010 t o Apr i l 2011,
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as r ef lect ed i n:
(a) cust omer cr edit car d r ecei pt s or ot her
cont empor aneousl y mai nt ai ned r ecor ds of
payment ; or
(b) cust omer r egi st r at i on logs (e.g., hot el r egi st r i es); or
(c) document at i on mai nt ai ned in t he or dinar y cour se
of busi ness t hat l i st s cust omer s by l ocat ion and
mont hl y sal es associ at ed w i t h t hose cust omer s; or

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See Exhi bi t A at t ached her et o f or an exampl e of how t hi s cal cul at i on i s per f or med .
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See Exhi bi t A at t ached her et o f or an exampl e of how t hi s cal cul at i on i s per f or med .
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See Exhi bi t B at t ached her et o f or an exampl e of how t hi s cal cul at i on i s per f or med.
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(d) busi ness document s r ef lect i ng cont empor aneous
r ecor di ng of r ecei pt s or invoi ces l i st ing cust omer s
by l ocat i on; or
(e) Any ot her document at i on pr ovi ding evi dence of
t he port i on of t he cl ai mant ’ s r evenue pr oj ect ed t o
be gener at ed by cust omer s i n Zones A-C ver sus
out side of Zones A-C dur i ng t he Compensat i on
Per i od. The cl ai mant must be able t o demonst r at e
t hat t he pr oj ect i ons wer e pr epar ed pr i or t o t he
DWH Spi l l and pr ovi ded t o and ut i l ized by a
f i nanci al i nst i t ut ion ext endi ng cr edit t o t he St ar t -up
Busi ness.
OR
2. For busi nesses meet i ng t he Tour i sm Def i nit i on or t he
Seaf ood Di st r i but i on Chai n Def ini t i on, t he cl ai mant
demonst r at es pr oof of an aggr egat e of 10% i ncr ease i n t he
shar e of t ot al r evenue gener at ed by non-l ocal cust omer s
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over t he same per i od of t hr ee consecut i ve mont hs f r om
M ay 2011 t o Apr i l 2012 as sel ect ed by cl ai mant f or t he
upt ur n r evenue pat t er n as i dent if i ed i n § III.B.1.a
compar ed t o t he same t hr ee consecut i ve mont h per i od
f r om M ay 2010 t o Apr i l 2011,
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as r ef l ect ed in:
(a) cust omer cr edit car d r ecei pt s or ot her
cont empor aneousl y mai nt ai ned r ecor ds of
payment ; or
(b) document at i on mai nt ai ned in t he or dinar y cour se
of busi ness t hat l i st s cust omer s by l ocat ion and
mont hl y sal es associ at ed w i t h t hose cust omer s; or
(c) busi ness document s r ef lect i ng cont empor aneous
r ecor di ng of r ecei pt s or invoi ces l i st ing cust omer s
by l ocat ion; or
(d) cust omer r egi st r at i on logs (e.g., hot el r egi st r i es); or

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A Cust omer shal l be consi der ed a “ non-l ocal cust omer ” i f t hey r esi de mor e t han 60 mi l es f r om a cl ai mant
busi ness l ocat i on.
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(e) Any ot her document at i on pr ovi ding evi dence of
t he port i on of cl ai mant ’ s r evenue pr oj ect ed t o be
gener at ed by l ocal ver sus non-l ocal cust omer s
dur i ng t he Compensat i on Per i od. The cl ai mant
must be abl e t o demonst r at e t hat t he pr oj ect ions
wer e pr epar ed pr i or t o t he DWH Spi l l and pr ovi ded
t o and ut i l i zed by a f i nanci al i nst it ut i on ext ending
cr edi t t o t he St ar t -up Busi ness.
OR
2. Pr oof of Spi l l -Rel at ed Cancel l at i ons
a. Cl ai mant may est abl i sh causat i on by pr ovi di ng cont empor aneous
wr i t t en evi dence of spi l l -r el at ed r eser vat i on cancel l at i ons (i.e.,
l et t er s, emai l s, hot el l ogs f or t he r el evant t i me, or an af f idavi t
f r om an independent t hir d par t y cit i ng t he DWH Spi l l as t he
r eason f or cancel l at i on) t hat t he cl ai mant was unabl e t o r ebook
(“ Un-r epl aced Cancel l at ions” ). Pr oof of Un-r epl aced Cancel l at i ons
onl y est abl i shes causat i on f or t hose specif i c Un-r epl aced
Cancel l at i ons subst ant i at ed by t he cl ai mant and may r esult i n
r ecover y onl y wi t h r espect t o such Un-r epl aced Cancel l at i ons.
However , i f t he l odgi ng f aci l i t y has f ood and/ or bever age ser vi ces
on sit e, t he evi dence of Un-r epl aced Cancel l at i ons shal l sat i sf y
causat i on f or t he specif i c l osses cor r espondi ng t o such Un-
r epl aced Cancel l at i ons i n t hose ser vi ce ar eas as wel l .

OR
b. The cl ai mant pr ovi des cont empor aneous wr i t t en evi dence of t he
cancel l at i on of a cont r act , or l oss of pr evi ousl y-commi t t ed capi t al
i nvest ment s f r om i nvest or s and/ or busi ness l oans ar i si ng f r om t he
DWH Spi l l t hat t he cl ai mant was not abl e t o r epl ace. In t he
absence of cont empor aneous wr i t t en evidence, t he cl ai mant must
pr esent an af f idavi t f r om an independent t hi r d par t y af f i r mi ng
t hat t he cancel l at ion or loss w as spi l l -r el at ed. Pr oof of any spi l l -
r el at ed cont r act cancel l at i ons or losses di scussed above onl y
est abl i shes causat i on f or t he speci f i c l oss subst ant i at ed by t he
cl ai mant and may r esul t in r ecover y of amount s sol el y associ at ed
w i t h such l oss.
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C. Causat i on Requi r ement s f or St ar t -Up Busi nesses i n Zone D
If t he cl ai mant i s l ocat ed wi t hi n Zone D, i t must est abl i sh one or mor e of t he
f ol l owi ng:
1. UPTURN REVENUE PATTERN PLUS
a. an i ncr ease of an aggr egat e of 15% or mor e i n t ot al r evenues over
a per i od of t hr ee consecut i ve mont hs f r om M ay 2011 t o Apr i l
2012 compar ed t o t he same mont hs f r om M ay 2010 t o Apr i l 2011
as sel ect ed by t he cl ai mant ;
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AND
b. one of t he f ol l owi ng:
1. For busi ness cl ai mant s t hat have cust omer s in Zones A-C,
t he cl ai mant demonst r at es pr oof of an aggr egat e of 10%
i ncr ease in t he shar e of t ot al r evenue gener at ed by
cust omer s l ocat ed in Zones A-C over t he same per i od of
t hr ee consecut i ve mont hs f r om M ay 2011 t o Apr i l 2012 as
sel ect ed by t he cl ai mant f or t he upt ur n r evenue pat t er n as
i dent i f ied in § III.C.1.a compar ed t o t he same t hr ee
consecut i ve mont h per i od f r om M ay 2010 t o Apr i l 2011,
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as r ef lect ed i n:
(a) cust omer cr edit car d r ecei pt s or ot her
cont empor aneousl y mai nt ai ned r ecor ds of
payment ;
(b) cust omer r egi st r at i on logs (e.g., hot el r egi st r i es);
(c) document at i on mai nt ai ned in t he or dinar y cour se
of busi ness t hat l i st s cust omer s by l ocat ion and
mont hl y sal es associ at ed w i t h t hose cust omer s; or
(d) busi ness document s r ef lect i ng cont empor aneous
r ecor di ng of r ecei pt s or invoi ces l i st ing cust omer s
by l ocat ion.


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See Exhi bi t A at t ached her et o f or an exampl e of how t hi s cal cul at i on i s per f or med.
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See Exhi bi t B at t ached her et o f or an exampl e of how t hi s cal cul at i on i s per f or med.
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OR
2. For busi nesses meet i ng t he Tour i sm Def i nit i on or t he
Seaf ood Di st r i but i on Chai n Def ini t i on, t he cl ai mant
demonst r at es pr oof of an aggr egat e of 10% i ncr ease i n t he
shar e of t ot al r evenue gener at ed by non-l ocal cust omer s
over t he same per i od of t hr ee consecut i ve mont hs f r om
M ay 2011 t o Apr i l 2012 as sel ect ed by cl ai mant f or t he
upt ur n r evenue pat t er n as i dent if i ed i n § III.C.1.a
compar ed t o t he same t hr ee consecut i ve mont h per i od
f r om M ay 2010 t o Apr i l 2011,
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as r ef l ect ed in:
(a) cust omer cr edit car d r ecei pt s or ot her
cont empor aneousl y mai nt ai ned r ecor ds of
payment ; or
(b) cust omer r egi st r at i on logs (e.g., hot el r egi st r i es).
(c) document at i on mai nt ai ned in t he or dinar y cour se
of busi ness t hat l i st s cust omer s by l ocat ion and
mont hl y sal es associ at ed w i t h t hose cust omer s; or
(d) busi ness document s r ef lect i ng cont empor aneous
r ecor di ng of r ecei pt s or invoi ces l i st ing cust omer s
by l ocat ion.
2. PROOF OF SPILL-RELATED CANCELLATIONS
a. Cl ai mant may est abl i sh causat i on by pr ovi di ng cont empor aneous
wr i t t en evi dence of spi l l -r el at ed r eser vat i on cancel l at i ons (i .e.,
l et t er s, emai l s, hot el l ogs f or t he r el evant t i me, or an af f idavi t
f r om an independent t hir d par t y cit i ng t he DWH Spi l l as t he
r eason f or cancel l at i on) t hat t he cl ai mant was unabl e t o r ebook
(“ Un-r epl aced Cancel l at ions” ). Pr oof of Un-r epl aced Cancel l at i ons
onl y est abl i shes causat i on f or t hose specif i c Un-r epl aced
Cancel l at i ons subst ant i at ed by t he cl ai mant and may r esult i n
r ecover y onl y wi t h r espect t o such Un-r epl aced Cancel l at i ons.
However , i f t he l odgi ng f aci l i t y has f ood and/ or bever age ser vi ces
on sit e, t he evi dence of Un-r epl aced Cancel l at ions shal l sat i sf y
causat i on f or t he specif i c l osses cor r espondi ng t o such Un-
r epl aced Cancel l at i ons i n t hose ser vi ce ar eas as wel l .

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OR
b. The cl ai mant pr ovi des cont empor aneous wr i t t en evi dence of t he
cancel l at i on of a cont r act , or l oss of pr evi ousl y-commi t t ed capi t al
i nvest ment s f r om i nvest or s and/ or busi ness l oans ar i si ng f r om t he
DWH Spi l l t hat t he cl ai mant was not abl e t o r epl ace. In t he
absence of cont empor aneous wr i t t en evidence, t he cl ai mant must
pr esent an af f idavi t f r om an independent t hi r d par t y af f i r mi ng
t hat t he cancel l at ion or loss w as spi l l -r el at ed. Pr oof of any spi l l -
r el at ed cont r act cancel l at i ons or losses di scussed above onl y
est abl i shes causat i on f or t he speci f i c l oss subst ant i at ed by t he
cl ai mant and may r esul t in r ecover y of amount s sol el y associ at ed
w i t h such l oss.
IV. COM PENSATION CALCULATION
A. Det er mi nat i on of Cl ai mant ’s Expect ed Pr of i t / Loss
1. Cl ai mant ’ s Expect ed Revenue and Expect ed Cost s shal l equal ,
r espect i vel y:
a. Act ual r evenue ear ned and act ual var i able cost s incur r ed by
cl ai mant ’ s business dur i ng t he Benchmar k Per i od; or
b. Cl ai mant s can al t er nat i vel y el ect t o est abl i sh Expect ed Revenue
and Expect ed Cost s based on f inanci al pr oj ect i ons f or t he St ar t -up
Busi ness. Pr oj ect ions must be pr epar ed pr i or t o t he DWH Spi l l
and pr ovided t o and ut i l ized by a f inanci al i nst it ut i on, ot her ent it y
i n t he pr i mar y busi ness of l ending or i nvest i ng money (ex.- pr i vat e
equit y f i r ms, i nvest ment banks, et c.), or non-f ami l y pr i vat e
i nvest or s wi t h business l endi ng exper i ence (her eaf t er r ef er r ed t o
as “ Lender ” ) who conf i r m t hei r use of such pr oj ect i ons in
ext endi ng cr edi t t o t he St ar t -up Cl ai mant .
c. Regar dl ess of t he basi s upon w hi ch Expect ed Revenue and
Expect ed Cost s ar e est abl i shed, t he det er mi nat i on wi l l excl ude
any one-t i me non-oper at i ng i ncome/ expenses (i ncl udi ng, but not
l i mi t ed t o, any busi ness int er r upt i on insur ance pr oceeds r ecei ved
by t he cl ai mant dur i ng t he r el evant per i od), any payment s
r ecei ved by t he cl ai mant f r om BP or t he GCCF pur suant t o BP’ s
OPA Cl ai ms pr ocess f or t he same busi ness cl ai m.
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2. Cl ai mant ’ s Expect ed Pr of i t / Loss f or t he Compensat i on Per i od wi l l be
cal cul at ed as t he dif f er ence bet ween t he cl ai mant ’ s Expect ed Revenue
and Expect ed Cost s, pr ovi ded t hat Expect ed Revenue and Expect ed
Cost s must bot h be based on act ual r esult s f r om t he Benchmar k Per i od,
or , i f al t er nat i vel y sel ect ed by cl ai mant s in Zones B and C, bot h Expect ed
Revenue and Expect ed Cost s must bot h be based on qual i f yi ng
pr oj ect ions as descr ibed her ein.
B. Det er mi nat i on of Cl ai mant ’s Act ual Pr of i t / Loss
1. Act ual Pr of i t / Loss gener at ed over t he Compensat ion Per i od wi l l be
cal cul at ed as t he di f f er ence bet ween (i ) t he cl ai mant ’ s act ual r evenues
and (i i ) t he cl ai mant ’ s act ual var i abl e cost s, bot h f or t he Compensat i on
Per i od.
2. Act ual r evenue and act ual Var i abl e Cost s wi l l exclude any one-t i me non-
oper at i ng i ncome/ expenses (i ncl uding any busi ness i nt er r upt i on
i nsur ance pr oceeds r ecei ved by t he cl ai mant dur i ng t he r el evant per i od) ,
any payment s r ecei ved by t he cl ai mant f r om BP or t he GCCF pur suant t o
BP’ s OPA Cl ai ms pr ocess. Fur t her , f or cl ai mant s t hat par t i ci pat ed i n t he
VoO pr ogr am, Act ual Pr of i t / Loss wi l l excl ude r evenue gener at ed by or
cost s i ncur r ed i n connect i on wi t h VoO.
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C. Cal cul at i on of Cl ai mant Compensat i on
1. Cal cul at e t he cl ai mant ’ s Base Compensat i on Loss as t he dif f er ence
bet ween (i ) cl ai mant ’ s Expect ed Pr of it / Loss and (i i) t he cl ai mant ’ s Act ual
Pr of it / Loss gener at ed over t he Compensat i on Per i od.
2. Appl y t he agr eed-upon RTP.
3. Deduct any payment s r ecei ved by t he cl ai mant f r om BP or t he GCCF
pur suant t o BP’ s OPA cl ai ms pr ocess, any VoO Set t l ement Payment
Of f set and VoO Ear ned Income Of f set , wher e appl i cabl e.
D. DOCUM ENTATION REQUIREM ENTS
In addi t ion t o t he r el evant inf or mat ion r equi r ement s set f or t h i n t he
Document at i on Requi r ement s f or Busi ness Cl ai ms, t he f ol l owi ng suppl ement al
i nf or mat i on may be r equi r ed:

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Cl ai mant s ar e r equi r ed t o r epor t payment s r ecei ved under t he VoO pr ogr am. If cl ai mant s t hat r ecei ved VoO
payment s f ai l separ at el y t o r epor t cost s i ncur r ed i n VoO and non-VoO act i vi t i es, t hen Act ual Pr of i t / Loss f or non-
VoO act i vi t y al one can be det er mi ned t hr ough a pr o-r at a r evenue based al l ocat i on of var i abl e cost s bet w een VoO
and non-VoO r el at ed act i vi t i es.
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1. Cont empor aneousl y pr epar ed mont hl y f inanci al st at ement s f r om t he
i ncept ion of t he st ar t -up busi ness t hr ough 2011.
2. Document s evi denci ng loss of pr evi ousl y-commi t t ed capit al invest ment s
f r om invest or s and/ or busi ness l oans due, and t he i nabil i t y t o pr ocur e
r epl acement f inanci ng, as r el evant . Accept abl e document at ion i ncl udes
a l et t er wi t hdr aw i ng capit al , or ot her cont empor aneous document at i on
evi denci ng t he invest ment wi t hdr awal .
3. Evi dence of any payment s r ecei ved by t he cl ai mant f r om BP or t he GCCF
pur suant t o BP’ s OPA cl ai ms pr ocess.
4. Al l f inanci al pr oj ect i ons (or busi ness pl ans cont ai ni ng f inanci al
pr oj ect ions) pr epar ed f or t he St ar t -up Business pr i or t o t he DWH Spi l l ,
and cont empor aneous document at ion and/ or wr i t t en conf i r mat i on f r om
t he Lender est abl i shing t hat such pr oj ect i ons wer e submi t t ed t o and
ut i l ized by t he Lender pr i or t o ext endi ng cr edi t t o t he St ar t -up Busi ness.
a. Addit i onal document at i on as necessar y t o pr ovi de t he
backgr ound and exper i ence of any Lender s not r egul at ed by a
gover nment agency (ex.- FDIC, SEC, et c.).
b. Wr i t t en conf i r mat i on f r om Lender t hat pr oj ect i ons submi t t ed as
par t of t he cl ai m wer e ut i l i zed by t he Lender i n gr ant ing cr edit
pr i or t o t he DWH Spi l l .
5. Cl ai mant s shal l pr ovi de an execut ed subr ogat i on wai ver or indemni t y i n
t he r el ease.

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Exhi bi t A

Exampl e 1:
M ont h 2010 2011
June 285,000 320,000
Jul y 330,000 350,000
August 295,000 335,000
3-M ont h Aggr egat e: 910,000 1,005,000
[ Sum of June, Jul y, August ]
Upt ur n Revenue Per cent age: 10.4% =(1,005,000 - 910,000)/ 910,000
Exampl e 2:
M ont h 2010 2011
June 285,000 290,000
Jul y 330,000 330,000
August 295,000 315,000
3-M ont h Aggr egat e: 910,000 935,000
[ Sum of June, Jul y, August ]
Upt ur n Revenue Per cent age: 2.7% =(935,000 - 910,000)/ 910,000
Not es:
Exampl es 1 and 2 demonst r at e a cl ai mant t hat passes or f ai l s t he Upt ur n Revenue Causat i on Test .
Exampl e of Upt ur n Revenue Causat i on Test s f or St ar t -Up Busi ness Cl ai ms
Cl ai mant i n Zone B (8.5% Upt ur n Revenue Test )
Upt ur n Revenue Causat i on Test wor ks i n t he same way f or cl ai mant s i n Zones C or D, wi t h hi gher t hr eshol ds
f or t he r evenue upt ur n. I n Zone C t he upt ur n r evenue per cent age must be 10%. I n Zone D t he upt ur n r evenue
per cent age must be 15%.
I n t hese exampl es t he St ar t -Up busi ness cl ai mant has sel ect ed June, Jul y, and August as t he t hr ee consecut i ve
mont hs t o use.
Revenue by Year
Claimant Passes Upt urn Revenue Test
Revenue by Year
Claimant Fails Upt urn Revenue Test
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Exampl e 3A:
M ont h 2010 2011
June 285,000 320,000
Jul y 330,000 350,000
August 295,000 335,000
3-M ont h Aggr egat e: 910,000 1,005,000
[ Sum of June, Jul y, August ]
Upt ur n Revenue Per cent age: 10.4% =(1,005,000 - 910,000)/ 910,000
Exampl e 3B:
M ont h 2010 2011
June 285,000 220,000
Jul y 330,000 450,000
August 295,000 335,000
3-M ont h Aggr egat e: 910,000 1,005,000
[ Sum of June, Jul y, August ]
Upt ur n Revenue Per cent age: 10.4% =(1,005,000 - 910,000)/ 910,000
Exampl e 3C:
M ont h 2010 2011
June 285,000 220,000
Jul y 330,000 250,000
August 295,000 535,000
3-M ont h Aggr egat e: 910,000 1,005,000
[ Sum of June, Jul y, August ]
Upt ur n Revenue Per cent age: 10.4% =(1,005,000 - 910,000)/ 910,000
Not es:
Claimant Passes Upt urn Revenue Test
Upt ur n Revenue Causat i on Test wor ks i n t he same way f or cl ai mant s i n Zones C or D, wi t h hi gher t hr eshol ds f or
t he r evenue upt ur n. I n Zone C t he upt ur n r evenue per cent age must be 10%. I n Zone D t he upt ur n r evenue
per cent age must be 15%.
I n t hese exampl es t he St ar t -Up busi ness cl ai mant has sel ect ed June, Jul y, and August as t he t hr ee consecut i ve
mont hs t o use.
Claimant Passes Upt urn Revenue Test
Revenue by Year
Claimant Passes Upt urn Revenue Test
Exampl e of Upt ur n Revenue Causat i on Test s f or St ar t -Up Busi ness Cl ai ms
Cl ai mant i n Zone B (8.5% Upt ur n Revenue Test )
Revenue by Year
Exampl e 3 demonst r at es t hat under an aggr egat e t est , t hr ee mont hs of r evenues ar e summed. The i ndi vi dual
mont hs may be up or down, as l ong as t he t hr ee mont h aggr egat e per i od passes t he t est .
Revenue by Year
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Exhi bi t B


Exampl e 1: LT= Less t han GE=Gr eat er t han or equal t o
Cust omer Resi dence Aggregat e of June-August ' 10 Aggregat e of June-August ' 11
Zone D $80,000 $85,000
Zones A- C $20,000 $25,000
Tot al $100,000 $110,000
% Zones A- C 20% 23%
Exampl e 2:
Cust omer Resi dence Aggregat e of June-August ' 10 Aggregat e of June-August ' 11
Zone D $50,000 $55,000
Zones A- C $50,000 $55,000
Tot al $100,000 $110,000
% Zones A- C 50% 50%
Exampl e 3:
Cust omer Resi dence Aggregat e of June-August ' 10 Aggregat e of June-August ' 11
Zone D $50,000 $55,000
Zones A- C $50,000 $65,000
Tot al $100,000 $120,000
% Zones A- C 50% 54%
Exampl e of Cust omer M i x Test f or St art Up Busi ness Cl ai mant s
(Cust omers i n Zones A-C)
Based on 3-mont h t i me peri od sel ect ed f or Modi f i ed V or Down-Onl y t est
Cl ai mant passes Cust omer Mi x Test : Claimant has a 15 percent
increase in share of revenue f rom cust omers in Zones A-C [ 15%=
.15 = (23-20)/ 20]
Cl ai mant f ai l s Cust omer Mi x Test : No change in share of revenue
f rom cust omers in Zones A-C.
Cl ai mant f ai l s Cust omer Mi x Test : Claimant has an 8% increase
in share of revenue f rom cust omers in Zones A-C [ 8% = .08 = (54-
50)/ 50]
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Exhi bi t C

Exampl e 1: LT= Less t han GE=Gr eat er t han or equal t o
Cust omer Resi dence Aggregat e of June-August ' 10 Aggregat e of June-August ' 11
LT 60 mi l es f r om cl ai man $80,000 $85,000
GE 60 mi l es f r om cl ai man $20,000 $25,000
Tot al $100,000 $110,000
% GE 60 mi l es 20% 23%
Exampl e 2:
Cust omer Resi dence Aggregat e of June-August ' 10 Aggregat e of June-August ' 11
LT 60 mi l es f r om cl ai man $50,000 $55,000
GE 60 mi l es f r om cl ai man $50,000 $55,000
Tot al $100,000 $110,000
% GE 60 mi l es 50% 50%
Exampl e 3:
Cust omer Resi dence Aggregat e of June-August ' 10 Aggregat e of June-August ' 11
LT 60 mi l es f r om cl ai man $50,000 $55,000
GE 60 mi l es f r om cl ai man $50,000 $65,000
Tot al $100,000 $120,000
% GE 60 mi l es 50% 54%
Exampl e of Cust omer M i x Test f or St art Up Busi ness Cl ai mant s
(Non-Local Cust omers)
Based on 3-mont h t i me peri od sel ect ed f or Modi f i ed V or Down-Onl y t est
Cl ai mant passes Cust omer Mi x Test : Cl ai mant has a 15 percent
i ncrease i n share of revenue f rom non-l ocal cust omers [ 15%= .15
= (23-20)/ 20]
Cl ai mant f ai l s Cust omer Mi x Test : No change in share of revenue
f rom non-local cust omers.
Cl ai mant f ai l s Cust omer Mi x Test : Claimant has an 8% increase
in share of revenue f rom non-local cust omers [ 8% = .08 = (54-
50)/ 50]
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Fr amew or k f or Indi vi dual Economi c Loss Cl ai ms

Over vi ew
Indi vi dual economi c loss cl ai ms ar e cl aims by Indi vi dual s, w ho shal l be def i ned as (i ) Nat ur al Per sons
w ho (a) sat i sf y (or w hose empl oyer s sat i sf y) t he Cl ass Def i ni t ion and (b) w hose losses ar e not
excl uded f r om t he Cl ass and (i i ) w ho seek compensat ion f or l ost ear ni ngs f r om empl oyment due t o
or r esul t i ng f r om t he DWH Spi l l f or cl aims t hat ar e not excl uded f r om t he Cl ass, w i t h t he f ol l ow i ng
except ions:

1. Al l Nat ur al Per sons (ot her t han Nat ur al Per sons addr essed i n 2, 3 and 4 bel ow ) clai mi ng
l osses r el at ed t o busi ness i ncome r equi r ed t o be r epor t ed on Int er nal Revenue Ser vi ce For m
1040 Schedul es C, E or F ar e gover ned by t he Document at i on Requi r ement s f or Busi ness
Economi c Loss Cl ai ms, Causat i on Requi r ement s f or Busi ness Economi c Loss Cl ai ms, and
Compensat i on Fr amew or k f or Busi ness Economi c Loss Cl ai ms, or , i f appr opr i at e, t he Fai l ed
Busi ness Fr amew or k or t he St ar t -up Busi ness Fr amew or k, r at her t han t hi s Fr amew or k f or
Indi vi dual Economi c Loss Cl ai ms.
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2. Al l Nat ur al Per sons cl aimi ng l osses as an Indi vi dual Peri odi c Vendor (“ IPV” ) or a Fest i val
Vendor ar e gover ned by t he Addendum t o Indi vi dual s Fr amew or k – IPVs and Fest i val
Vendor s.
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3. Cl ai ms f or lost ear ni ngs f r om employment as a Commer ci al Fi sher man, Seaf ood Cr ew ,
Oyst er Leasehol der , or Seaf ood Vessel Ow ner , al l as def i ned i n t he Seaf ood Di st r i but i on
Chai n Def i ni t i ons, shal l be compensat ed t hr ough t he Seaf ood Pr ogr am, r at her t han t hi s
Fr amew or k f or Indi vi dual Economi c Loss Cl ai ms.

4. Cl ai ms by sel f -empl oyed Nat ur al Per sons w ho sat isf y t he def i ni t ion of a Commer ci al
Fi sher man, Seaf ood Cr ew , Oyst er Leasehol der , or Seaf ood Vessel Ow ner , al l as def i ned i n
t he Seaf ood Di st r i but i on Chai n Def i ni t i ons, shal l be compensat ed t hr ough t he Seaf ood
Pr ogr am, r at her t han t hi s Fr amew or k f or Indi vi dual Economi c Loss Cl ai ms.

As det ai l ed bel ow , Indi vi dual compensat i on f or lost ear ni ngs i s cal cul at ed as t he di f f er ence bet w een
(i ) a cl aimant ’ s Expect ed Ear ni ngs f or a speci f i ed per iod of t ime af t er t he DWH Spi l l and (i i ) a
cl ai mant ’ s Act ual Ear ni ngs over t he same speci f i ed per i od.
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Each cl aimant must submi t pr oof of
ear ni ngs dur i ng t he r elevant t ime per i ods, as wel l as speci f i ed addi t ional document at i on t o est abl i sh
t hat t he DWH Spi l l caused a l oss of ear ni ngs.
Under t hi s Fr amew or k f or Indi vi dual Economi c Loss Cl ai ms, a cl aimant may r ecover f or l ost
ear ni ngs by submi t t i ng a sw or n Cl aim For m and suppor t i ng document at ion (w hen r equi r ed)
est abl i shi ng t hat t he cl aimant sat i sf i es t he document at i on and causat i on r equi r ement s of one of

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Wor ds or phr ases i n Capi t al i zed Bol d-f ace Type ar e def i ned t er ms wi t h t he meani ng set f or t h i n t he “ Def i ni t i ons”
sect i on of t hi s Indi vi dual Economi c Loss Cl ai m Fr amew or k.
2
The t er ms IPV and Fest i val Vendor ar e def i ned i n t he Addendum t o Indi vi dual s Fr amew or k – IPVs and Fest i val
Vendor s.
3
Al l damages pai d shal l be pai d on a pr e-t ax basi s w i t h pr oper For m 1099 or ot her r epor t i ng as r equi r ed by t he IRS.
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f our al t er nat i ve met hodologi cal cat egor i es. These cat egor i es, w hi ch ar e set f or t h f ul l y i n Sect i ons I-
IV of t hi s Fr amew or k f or Indi vi dual Economi c Loss Cl ai ms, ar e summar i zed bel ow .
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I. INDIVIDUAL CLAIM ANTS WITH CONTEM PORANEOUS TAX DOCUM ENTS FOR 2010 AND
BENCHM ARK PERIOD: Appl i es t o Indi vi dual s pr ovi di ng Tax Inf or mat i on Document s f or
2010 and t he clai mant select ed Base Year (s). Requi r ement s det ai led i n Sect i on I must
be f ul f i l l ed (Cat egor y I, begi nni ng at page 10).

II. INDIVIDUAL CLAIM ANTS WITH PAY PERIOD OR OTHER EARNINGS DOCUM ENTATION
FOR 2010 AND BENCHM ARK PERIOD: Appl i es t o Indi vi dual s w i t hout Tax Inf or mat i on
Document s but w i t h ot her cont empor aneous document s pr esent i ng empl oyment and
compensat i on i nf or mat i on f or 2010 and t he Benchmar k Per i od. Requi r ement s det ai l ed
i n Sect i on II must be f ul f i l l ed (Cat egor y II, begi nni ng at page 19).

III. INDIVIDUAL CLAIM ANTS WITH EARNINGS DOCUM ENTATION FOR 2010 BUT WITHOUT
COM PARABLE BENCHM ARK PERIOD EARNINGS: Appl i es t o Indi vi dual s w i t h Tax
Inf or mat i on Document s or ot her cont empor aneous document s pr esent i ng employment
and compensat ion i nf or mat i on f or 2010 but w i t hout a compar abl e Benchmar k Per i od.
Requi r ement s det ai l ed i n Sect ion III must be f ul f i l led (Cat egor y III, begi nni ng at page
28).

IV. INDIVIDUAL CLAIM ANTS WITHOUT EARNINGS DOCUM ENTATION WHO SUBM IT
INDIVIDUAL AND EM PLOYER SWORN WRITTEN STATEM ENTS TO ESTABLISH EARNINGS:
Appl i es t o Indi vi dual s w i t hout any document ar y pr oof but pr ovi di ng Sw or n Wr i t t en
St at ement s (f r om bot h t he cl ai mant and t he empl oyer ) pr esent i ng empl oyment and
compensat ion i nf or mat i on f or 2010. Requi r ement s det ai l ed i n Sect i on IV must be
f ul f i l l ed (Cat egor y IV, begi nni ng at page 44).

Def i ni t i ons
The f ol l ow i ng def i ned t er ms used i n t hi s Fr amew or k f or Indi vi dual Economi c Loss Cl ai ms shal l
have t he meani ngs set f or t h bel ow and be pr esent ed in bol d-f aced t ype t hr oughout t hi s
Fr amew or k.

A. Act ual Ear ni ngs: Clai mant ’ s i ncome act ual ly ear ned f r om t he Cl ai mi ng Job(s) dur i ng t he
Compensat i on Per i od excludi ng Spi l l -Rel at ed Payment s and empl oyment ear nings f r om t he
VoO pr ogr am (i f any). For pur poses of calcul at i ng Cl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs, t her e may be

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For pur poses of t hi s Fr amew or k f or Indi vi dual Economi c Loss Cl ai ms, t he pr esumpt i on shal l be t hat t he l ocat i on
of economi c l oss f or t he Cl ai mi ng Job i s t he l ocat i on of t he cl ai mant ’ s empl oyer wi t hi n t he Cl ass Def i ni t i on
geogr aphi c ar ea, not t he cl ai mant ’ s r esi dence. Cl ai mant s may est abl i sh an al t er nat i ve l ocat i on of economi c l oss f or
t he Cl ai mi ng Job ot her t han t hei r empl oyer ’ s l ocat i on by pr ovi di ng evi dence t hat t hei r pr i mar y empl oyment
act i vi t i es and r esponsi bi l i t i es occur i n a l ocat i on di f f er ent f r om t hei r empl oyer ’ s busi ness addr ess, and t hat t he
cl ai med DWH Spi l l -r el at ed economi c l oss occur r ed at such l ocat i on. For exampl e, t he cl ai mant w or ks f or a
housekeepi ng company l ocat ed i n Zone C t hat ser vi ces househol ds i n Zones A, B and C, i ncl udi ng vacat i on
condomi ni ums l ocat ed i n Zone A, and t he cl ai mant est abl i shes t hat she w or ks pr i mar i l y i n Zone A.
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adj ust ment s t o Act ual Ear ni ngs pur suant t o St ep 5 of t he Compensat i on Cal cul at ions set f or t h
i n Cat egor i es I, II and III.

B. Base Year (s): A cl aimant sel ect ed per i od used f or hi st or i cal compar i son and def ined as one of
t he f ol low i ng opt ions, pr ovi ded t hat once sel ect ed, t he same Base Year (s) shal l be used i n t hi s
Fr amew or k f or Indi vi dual Economi c Loss Cl ai ms f or al l pur poses f or w hi ch a Base Year (s) i s
r equi r ed:
1. 2009; or
2. The aver age of 2008 and 2009; or
3. The aver age of 2007, 2008 and 2009.

C. Benchmar k Per i od: A t i me per i od f or w hi ch a clai mant w as engaged i n a Cl ai mi ng Job or a
compar abl e j ob (w her e “ compar abl e” shal l mean a j ob w i t h t he same empl oyer , or a j ob w i t h
a new employer wher e t he cl ai mant ’ s ear ned i ncome changed by l ess t han 20% bet w een
Januar y 1 – Apr i l 30 of t he Base Year (s) and Januar y 1 – Apr i l 30, 2010), and w hi ch a cl ai mant
chooses f or t he f ol l ow i ng:
1. To est abl i sh basel i ne ear ni ngs t o be used i n cal cul at i ng t he cl aimant ’ s Expect ed
Ear ni ngs.
i . For Cat egor ies I and II, t he Benchmar k Per i od i s t he t ime per i od of at l east 90
consecut i ve days w i t hi n t he cl aimant -sel ect ed Base Year (s) t hat cor r esponds
t o t he same cal endar mont hs and days sel ect ed by t he cl ai mant as t he
Compensat i on Per i od. In ci r cumst ances w her e t he cl ai mant chooses mul t i ple
Base Year s, t he Benchmar k Per i od shal l be cal cul at ed as t he aver age of t he
t i me per iods (of at l east 90 consecut i ve days) f r om each Base Year t hat
cor r espond t o t he same calendar mont hs and days select ed by t he cl aimant as
t he Compensat i on Per i od.
i i . For a cl aimant i n Cat egor y III, 2011 Benchmar k Per i od shal l be def i ned as a
2011 t i me per iod of at l east 90 consecut i ve days t hat cor r esponds t o t he same
cal endar mont hs and days as t he cl ai mant ’ s sel ect ed Compensat i on Per i od.
i i i . If t he pay per iods f al l on di f f er ent dat es i n t he Benchmar k Per i od or t he 2011
Benchmar k Per i od, ear ni ngs shal l be al locat ed pr o-r at a t o cor r espond t o t he
dat es of t he Compensat i on Per i od.
i v. Examples of Benchmar k Per i od and 2011 Benchmar k Per i od can be seen i n
Appendi ces A t hr ough F at t ached her et o.
AND

2. If appl i cabl e, t o est abl i sh t he basel i ne hi st or ical ear nings t o be used i n cal cul at i ng t he
Cl ai mant Speci f i c Gr ow t h Fact or . For t hi s pur pose, t he Benchmar k Per i od i s t he
consecut i ve pay per i ods w hi ch cover Januar y t hr ough Apr i l of t he cl aimant -sel ect ed
Base Year (s). In ci r cumst ances w her e t he cl aimant chooses mul t i pl e Base Year s, t he
Benchmar k Per i od shal l be cal cul at ed as t he aver age of t he cor r espondi ng per i ods
f r om each Base Year . Exampl es can be seen i n Appendi ces A t hr ough F at t ached
her et o.

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D. Cl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs: The cl aimant ’ s Expect ed Ear ni ngs f r om al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs mi nus t he
cl ai mant ’ s Act ual Ear ni ngs f r om al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs dur i ng t he Compensat i on Per i od, mi nus any
Of f set t i ng Ear ni ngs.

E. Cl ai mant s Wi t hout Compar abl e Benchmar k Ear ni ngs: Indi vi dual s w i t hout hi st or i cal ear ni ngs
compar abl e t o t he Compensat i on Per i od employment shal l use 2011 Benchmar k Per i od
ear ni ngs (i f any) t o est abl i sh Expect ed Ear ni ngs (as descr i bed i n Cat egor y III). Those cl ai mant s
ar e:
1. New Ent r ant To Empl oyment : An Indi vi dual (i) w ho was not empl oyed bet ween
Januar y 1, 2007 and Apr i l 20, 2010, and (i i ) w ho accept ed an of f er of f i r st -t ime
employment i n a new j ob, f ul l or par t -t ime (i ncl udi ng but not l imi t ed t o seasonal
employment ), pr i or t o Apr il 20, 2010, t o st ar t wor ki ng dur i ng t he per i od Apr i l 21, 2010
t o December 31, 2010, and (i i i ) w hose of f er was w it hdr aw n or amended dur i ng 2010
af t er t he DWH Spi l l .
For example, i f as of Apr i l 20, 2010, an Indi vi dual w ho had never been employed had
r eceived and accept ed an of f er of empl oyment t o begin w or ki ng bet w een Apr i l 21 and
December 31, 2010, t he Indi vi dual shal l be consi der ed a New Ent r ant t o
Empl oyment . Simi l ar l y, i f an Indi vi dual had pr eviously engaged i n par t -t ime w or k, but
as of Apr i l 20, 2010 had accept ed an of f er f or hi s or her f i r st f ul l -t ime posi t ion (or f or
hi s or her f i r st seasonal empl oyment posi t ion) t o begin w or ki ng bet w een Apr i l 21 and
December 31, 2010, t he Indi vi dual shal l al so be consider ed a New Ent r ant t o
Empl oyment . And, i f an Indi vi dual had wor ked pr i or t o 2007, but not bet w een
Januar y 1, 2007 and Apr i l 20, 2010, and had accept ed an of f er of empl oyment t o
begi n w or ki ng bet w een Apr i l 21 and December 31, 2010, t he Indi vi dual shal l be
consi der ed a New Ent r ant t o Empl oyment .
2. Cl ai mant Who Had Less Than Tw el ve M ont hs Of Ear ni ngs Hi st or y But Was Empl oyed
On Apr i l 20, 2010: An Indi vi dual w i t h 2010 ear ni ngs i nf or mat i on w ho w as employed
on Apr i l 20, 2010 but w ho di d not become empl oyed unt i l af t er Apr i l 20, 2009.
3. Car eer Changer : An Indi vi dual w ho (i ) changed employer (s) and l i ne of wor k bet w een
t he Benchmar k Per i od and t he Compensat i on Per i od and (i i ) w hose ear ni ngs dur i ng
t he per iod Januar y 1 - Apr i l 30, 2010 changed by mor e t han pl us or mi nus 20%
compar ed t o t hei r ear ni ngs dur i ng t he per iod Januar y 1 - Apr i l 30 of t he Base Year (s).

F. Cl ai mi ng Job(s): The j ob hel d or secur ed by t he cl aimant as of Apr i l 20, 2010 f or w hi ch t he
cl ai mant seeks compensat ion and f or w hi ch causat ion r equi r ement s under t hi s Fr amew or k f or
Indi vi dual Economi c Loss ar e sat i sf ied. Any j ob f r om w hi ch t he cl ai mant gener at ed ear ni ngs
dur i ng t he Benchmar k Per i od and/ or t he Compensat i on Per i od (i ncl udi ng Schedul e C or F
act i vi t ies) and f or w hi ch t he cl aimant does not seek compensat ion shal l be a Non-Cl ai mi ng
Job.
G. Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or : The Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or and r el at ed st af f appoi nt ed pur suant t o t he
Economic And Pr oper t y Damages Set t lement Agr eement and any Cl ai ms Admi nist r at i on
Vendor oper at i ng i n t he Class Act ion Set t l ement Of f i ce.

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H. Compensat i on Per i od: The Compensat i on Per i od i s sel ect ed by t he cl aimant . It must i ncl ude
90 or mor e consecut ive days bet w een Apr i l 21, 2010 and December 31, 2010, except f or
cl ai mant s w ho ar e i n t he Pr i mar y Seaf ood Indust r y
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f or w hi ch t he t ime per i od i s 90 or mor e
consecut i ve days bet w een Apr i l 21, 2010 and Apr i l 30, 2011. Cl aimant can select onl y one
Compensat i on Per i od, and t he Compensat i on Per i od must cor r espond w i t h t he pay per iods
used by t he empl oyer (i.e., st ar t and end w i t h t he st andar d dai l y, weekly, or mont hl y pay
per i od used by t he empl oyer ).
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I. El i gi bl e Empl oyer : An empl oyer t hat (a) f i led a cl aim i n t he M DL 2179 set t lement pr ocess and
est abl i shed causat i on accor di ng t o r ul es descr i bed i n Causat i on Requi r ement s For Busi ness
Economi c Loss Cl ai ms or (b) r ecei ved a compensat ion of f er f r om t he GCCF.

J. Empl oyment -Rel at ed Benef i t s Losses: Losses def i ned i n t he Addendum Regar di ng
Compensat i on Rel at ed t o a Cl ai mant ’ s Loss of Empl oyment -Rel at ed Benef i t s Income as a
Resul t of t he DWH Spi l l .

K. Expect ed Ear ni ngs: Cl aimant ’ s ear ni ngs i n t he Compensat i on Per i od i n t he Cl ai mi ng Job t hat
w oul d have been expect ed i n t he absence of t he DWH Spi l l .

L. Fi nal Cl ai mant Compensat i on: The Fi nal Compensat i on Amount shal l be t he amount ow ed t o
t he cl aimant . For Cat egor ies I, II, and III, t he Fi nal Compensat i on Amount shal l equal t he sum
of t he Cl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs, any appl i cabl e RTP, any Empl oyment -Rel at ed Benef i t s Losses,
any Rei mbur sabl e Tr ai ni ng Cost s, and any Rei mbur sabl e Sear ch Cost s, l ess any Spi l l -Rel at ed
Payment s. For Cat egor y IV, t he Fi nal Compensat i on Amount shal l be t he sum of t he Cl ai mant
Lost Ear ni ngs and any appl icabl e RTP, l ess any Spi l l -Rel at ed Payment s.

M . Fr amew or k f or Indi vi dual Economi c Loss Cl ai ms: Thi s Fr amew or k f or Indi vi dual Economi c
Loss Cl ai ms.

N. Gr ow t h Fact or : For cl ai mant s i n Cat egor i es I – III only, Gr ow t h Fact or shal l be def i ned as any
of t he gr ow t h-r el at ed f act or s descr i bed bel ow t hat may be appl i ed i n t he cal cul at i on of a
cl ai mant ’ s Expect ed Ear ni ngs, w her e t he cl aimant i s eli gi bl e, i ncl udi ng t he Cl ai mant Speci f i c
Gr ow t h Fact or or t he Gener al Gr ow t h Fact or , and, i f appl i cabl e, t he Indust r y Gr ow t h Fact or .
Onl y cer t ai n cl aimant s w ho qual i f y f or compensat ion pur suant t o Cat egor i es I, II and III bel ow
ar e el i gi bl e t o r ecei ve any appl i cabl e f act or s. Gr ow t h Fact or s ar e not appl i cabl e i n Cat egor y
IV.
1. Cl ai mant Speci f i c Gr ow t h Fact or : Cl ai mant Speci f i c Gr ow t h Fact or shal l be def i ned as
an i ndi vi dual i zed Gr ow t h Fact or f or each Cl ai mi ng Job f or w hi ch t he cl aimant pr ovi des

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As used her ei n, t he def i ni t i ons of Pr i mar y Seaf ood Indust r y and Secondar y Seaf ood Indust r y ar e set f or t h i n t he
Seaf ood Di st r i but i on Chai n Def i ni t i ons.
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If t he cl ai mant has mul t i pl e Cl ai mi ng Jobs w hi ch ut i l i ze di f f er ent pay per i ods, t he Compensat i on Per i od dat es
shal l be sel ect ed t o cor r espond t o pay per i ods f r om t he posi t i on pr oduci ng gr eat est ear ni ngs. Ot her w ages
(ut i l i zi ng di f f er ent pay per i od schedul es), i ncl udi ng w ages f r om j obs w or ked i n t he Compensat i on Per i od f or w hi ch
l ost ear ni ngs ar e not sought (wher e r el evant ), shal l be al l ocat ed pr o -r at a t o t he days cor r espondi ng t o t he
Compensat i on Per i od. See exampl es at Appendi x C.
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Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on. The Cl ai mant Speci f i c Gr ow t h Fact or shal l be
cal cul at ed as t he r at io of t he cl aimant ’ s act ual Januar y-Apr i l 2010 base ear ni ngs
(i ncl udi ng commi ssions but excl udi ng bonuses) i n t he Cl ai mi ng Job di vi ded by act ual
Januar y-Apr i l base ear ni ngs i n t he Base Year (s) (i ncl uding commi ssi ons but excl udi ng
bonuses), pr ovi ded t hat i f t he cal cul at ed r at e i s gr eat er t han +10%, t he Cl ai mant
Speci f i c Gr ow t h Rat e shal l be +10%, and i f t he cal cul at ed r at e i s less t han -1.5%, t he
Cl ai mant Speci f i c Gr ow t h Rat e shal l be -1.5%. If t he Cl ai mant Speci f i c Gr ow t h Fact or
r ef l ect s a change of pl us or mi nus 20% and t he Indi vi dual w as employed i n a new l i ne
of wor k w i t h a new empl oyer , cl aimant shal l be consi der ed a Car eer Changer and be
subj ect t o t he r equi r ement s of Cat egor y III: INDIVIDUAL CLAIM ANTS WITH EARNINGS
DOCUM ENTATION FOR 2010 BUT WITHOUT COM PARABLE BENCHM ARK PERIOD
EARNINGS.

2. Gener al Gr ow t h Fact or : Gener al Gr ow t h Fact or shal l be def i ned as a Gr ow t h Fact or
of 2.0% t hat shal l be assumed and appl i ed f or a cl aimant i n Cat egor y I or Cat egor y II
w ho does not pr ovi de Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on or w ho i s a Seasonal
Empl oyee (and t her ef or e has no Cl ai mant Speci f i c Gr ow t h Fact or because he or she
has pr ovi ded no basi s f or cal cul at i ng i t ). For a cl ai mant i n Cat egor y III w ho has 2011
Benchmar k Per i od ear ni ngs, t hose ear ni ngs shal l be decr eased by t he Gener al
Gr ow t h Fact or t o cal cul at e Expect ed Ear ni ngs. For a Car eer Changer w ho does not
have 2011 ear ni ngs i nf or mat i on f or t he 2011 Benchmar k Per i od, t he Gener al Gr ow t h
Fact or may appl y i n est abl ishi ng Expect ed Ear ni ngs pur suant t o Cat egor y III.

3. Indust r y Gr ow t h Fact or : Indust r y Gr ow t h Fact or shal l be def i ned as a Gr ow t h Fact or
of 1.5% and may be appl i ed t o cl ai mant s i n Cat egor ies I, II and III i n cer t ai n
ci r cumst ances w her e t he Cl ai mi ng Job i s a non-sal ar i ed, hour l y w age j ob i n bot h
(i ) t he Compensat i on Per i od and (i i ) t he Benchmar k Per i od or 2011, as r el evant .

O. Of f set t i ng Ear ni ngs: Ear nings f r om any Non-Cl ai mi ng Job(s) dur i ng t he cl ai mant ’ s
Compensat i on Per i od i n excess of ear ni ngs f r om any Non-Cl ai mi ng Job(s) dur i ng t he
cl ai mant ’ s Benchmar k Per i od, i f any, shal l of f set Cl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs unl ess:

1. If t he cl aimant pr ovi des document at i on (as descr i bed i n O.3) est abl i shi ng t hat he or
she wor ked t he same or mor e t ot al hour s at al l Cl ai mi ng Job(s) dur i ng t he
Compensat i on Per i od (as compar ed t o t he Benchmar k Per i od), t hen (a) no Of f set t i ng
Ear ni ngs shal l appl y, and (b) t o t he ext ent t he cl aimant w or ked mor e t ot al hour s i n al l
Cl ai mi ng Jobs i n t he Compensat i on Per i od (r el at ive t o t he Benchmar k Per i od), Act ual
Ear ni ngs shal l be l i mi t ed as set f or t h i n St ep 5 of t he Compensat ion Cal cul at ions set
f or t h i n Cat egor i es I, II and III.

OR

2. If t he cl aimant (i ) pr ovi des document at ion (as descr i bed i n O.3) est abl i shi ng t hat he or
she wor ked f ew er t ot al hour s at al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs dur ing t he Compensat i on Per i od (as
compar ed t o t he Benchmar k Per i od), and (i i ) pr ovi des evi dence as t o t he number of
hour s w or ked i n a Non-Cl ai mi ng Job(s) dur i ng t he Compensat i on Per i od and t he
Benchmar k Per i od, t hen Of f set t i ng Ear ni ngs shal l be cal cul at ed f ol l ow s:
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i . The aver age hour l y r at e f or t he Non-Cl ai mi ng Job(s) dur i ng t he Compensat i on
Per i od, mul t i pl i ed by t he lesser of t he f ol low i ng:

a. The t ot al number of i ncr eased hour s wor ked i n t he Non-Cl ai mi ng
Job(s) dur i ng t he Compensat i on Per i od above t he hour s (i f any)
w or ked at t hat j ob or act i vit y dur i ng t he cl aimant ’ s Benchmar k Per i od
(w hi ch may be zer o); or

b. The sum of t he t ot al number of hour s lost i n t he Cl ai mi ng Job(s).

3. Document at ion suf f i ci ent t o sat isf y O.1 and O.2 by est abl i shi ng t he number of hour s
w or ked (and, i f r el evant , wage r at e) i n (a) t he Cl ai mi ng Job(s) and (b) t he Non-
Cl ai mi ng Job(s) dur i ng bot h (c) t he Compensat i on Per i od and (d) t he Benchmar k
Per i od (as r el evant ), i ncl udes t he f ol low i ng:

i . For any Cl ai mi ng Job or Non-Cl ai mi ng Job w hi ch i s paid on an hour l y basi s,
t he cl aimant must pr ovi de document at ion est abl i shi ng t he number of hour s
w or ked f or each hour ly posi t i on and f or t he r elevant per i od(s).
Document at ion coul d i ncl ude, f or exampl e, pay st ubs.

i i . For non-hour l y j obs, t he cl ai mant must pr ovi de an Empl oyer Sw or n Wr i t t en
St at ement and any ot her document at ion est abl i shi ng t he number of hour s
w or ked f or each r elevant posi t ion and per iod, i ncl udi ng, but not l i mi t ed t o
document at ion r ef lect i ng over t i me wor ked.

i i i . For any Schedul e C or F act i vi t y, t he cl aimant must pr ovi de a Cl ai mant Sw or n
Wr i t t en St at ement and al l avai l abl e suppor t i ng document at i on di scl osi ng t he
number of hour s wor ked i n connect i on w i t h t he i dent if i ed act ivi t y f or each of
t he r elevant per iods.

P. One Ti me, Non-Recur r i ng Event Compensat i on: If a cl ai mant can est abl i sh l ost ear ni ngs
i ncome or pr of i t f r om a Cl ai mi ng Job due t o t he cancel l at i on of a cont r act f or a One Ti me,
Non-Recur r i ng Event as set f or t h i n t he One Ti me Loss Addendum, t he clai mant may r ecei ve
addi t i onal compensat ion i n accor d w i t h One Ti me Loss Addendum.

Q. Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on: Document at i on suf f i ci ent t o est abl i sh a clai mant ’ s
ear ni ngs f r om employment and hour s w or ked dur i ng t he appl i cabl e per iod(s), i ncludi ng (i ) t he
Benchmar k Per i od (r el evant f or Cat egor i es I and II), (ii ) Januar y t hr ough Apr i l of 2010 and t he
Base Year (s), (i i i ) t he Compensat i on Per i od (r el evant f or Cat egor ies I t hr ough III), and (i v) t he
2011 Benchmar k Per i od (r el evant f or Cat egor y III). Document at ion may i ncl ude:
x Paycheck st ubs; and/ or
x Ot her employer r ecor ds document i ng act ual amount s pai d, i f appl i cabl e; and/ or
x Bank r ecor ds show i ng i ncome deposit s and suppor t i ng document at ion i ndi cat i ng
t he sour ce of t hose deposi t s; and/ or
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x A bank st at ement or ot her cont empor aneous document at i on ver i f yi ng t he absence
of i ncome f or al l or par t of t he Compensat i on Per i od; and/ or
x Recei pt s or r ecor ds f r om check cashi ng and payday loan ser vices; and/ or
x Cont r act s f or employment accompani ed by document at i on est abl i shi ng t hat w ages
or ot her amount s t o be paid pur suant t o t he cont r act , i f appl i cabl e, w er e i n f act
pai d; and/ or
x Pay per i od ear ni ngs det ai l submi t t ed under oat h and i ncl uded i n cour t f i l i ngs (f or
exampl e, document at ion pr ovi ded i n connect i on w it h di vor ce, chi l d suppor t , or
w age gar ni shment pr oceedi ngs).

R. Rei mbur sabl e Sear ch Cost s: Document ed t r avel and j ob sear ch cost s act ual ly i ncur r ed af t er
Apr i l 20, 2010 i n sear chi ng f or al t er nat ive employment due t o j ob l oss or w or k r educt i on af t er
t he DWH Spi l l .

S. Rei mbur sabl e Sear ch Cost Document at i on: Document s r ef lect i ng al l amount s i ncur r ed f or
Rei mbur sabl e Sear ch Cost s sought by t he cl aimant .

T. Rei mbur sabl e Tr ai ni ng Cost s: Tr ai ni ng, l i censi ng and educat i onal t ui t i on, f ees, and si mi l ar
expenses f or cour ses or pr ogr ams r el at ed t o i mpr ovi ng j ob ski l l s or secur i ng alt er nat e
employment (i.e., educat i on not i n pur sui t of a t w o- or f our -year degr ee) i n w hi ch cl ai mant
enr ol l ed and par t i ci pat ed commenci ng on or af t er Apr i l 21, 2010 t hr ough December 31, 2010
due t o j ob l oss or wor k r educt i on af t er t he DWH Spi l l .

U. Rei mbur sabl e Tr ai ni ng Cost Document at i on: Document s r ef lect i ng al l amount s pai d f or
Rei mbur sabl e Tr ai ni ng Cost s sought by t he clai mant , and al l cer t i f i cat es, cour se cr edi t s,
di pl omas, or l i censes obt ained by t he cl aimant based upon t he clai mant ’ s compl et i on of such
t r ai ni ng.

V. Ri sk Tr ansf er Pr emi um (“ RTP” ): A f act or by w hi ch Cl ai mant Lost Income may be mul t i pl i ed as
def i ned and agr eed t o i n t he Economi c And Pr oper t y Damages Set t l ement Agr eement .
W. Seasonal Empl oyee: An Indi vi dual w i t h ear ni ngs dur i ng 6 or f ew er consecut i ve mont hs dur i ng
t he Base Year (s) but w ho w as not employed as of Apr i l 20, 2010, and w ho as of t hat dat e had
accept ed an of f er of employment f or a l at er per i od i n 2010 w hi ch subsequent l y w as
w i t hdr aw n or amended dur i ng 2010 af t er t he DWH Spi l l .

X. Spi l l -Rel at ed Payment s: Compensat ion pai d t o a cl aimant by BP or GCCF r el at ed t o t he DWH
Spi l l f or l oss of ear ni ngs f or t he Cl ai mi ng Job, i ncl udi ng (but not l i mit ed t o) payment s made
pur suant t o t he BP/ GCCF Oi l Pol l ut i on Act of 1990 (“ OPA” ) cl aims f aci l it i es.

Y. Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement : A w r it t en st at ement submi t t ed under penalt i es of per j ur y, w hi ch
may be submi t t ed el ect r oni cal l y, along w i t h any at t achment s, but w hi ch must be manual l y
si gned by t he per son making t he st at ement and r ef l ect such manual si gnat ur e. In addi t i on,
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t he st at ement may have a second, el ect r oni c si gnat ur e usi ng an appr oved t echnol ogy such as
(but not l i mi t ed t o) Adobe Echosi gn.
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A Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement submi t t ed by a cl ai mant i s
a Cl ai mant Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement and a Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement submi t t ed by a
cl ai mant ’ s empl oyer i s an Empl oyer Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement .

Z. Tax Inf or mat i on Document s: Tax Ret ur ns and For ms W-2 and/ or 1099.

AA. Tax Ret ur ns: Feder al or st at e i ncome t ax r et ur ns, i ncludi ng any r el evant suppor t i ng
schedul es.

Sw or n Cl ai m For m Requi r ement
Each cl aimant must compl et e and submi t a Cl ai m For m w hi ch t he cl ai mant shal l ver i f y under
penal t i es of per j ur y. The Clai m For m shal l di r ect t he clai mant t o pr ovi de i nf or mat i on, i ncl udi ng t he
cl ai mant ’ s chosen Base Year (s) and Compensat i on Per i od. The cl aimant shal l at t ach r equi r ed
document s suppor t i ng t he cl ai m. Al l st at ement s made i n, and document s submit t ed w i t h, t he Cl aim
For m may be ver i f i ed as j udged necessar y by t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or . The cl aimant shal l pr ovi de
f or ms i n w hi ch t he cl ai mant shal l aut hor i ze t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or t o: (1) ver i f y empl oyment and
obt ai n copi es of w age r ecor ds, (2) obt ai n Tax Inf or mat i on Document s f r om t he Int er nal Revenue
Ser vi ce and/ or Soci al Secur i t y Admi ni st r at ion, and (3) conf i r m any bank account inf or mat i on used i n
suppor t of a clai m, but t he aut hor i zat i on f or bank r ecor ds shal l be l imi t ed t o t he Benchmar k Per i od
(or t he 2011 Benchmar k Per i od, w her e r elevant ) and Compensat i on Per i od. The Cl aim For m may
be submi t t ed i n el ect r oni c f ashi on, i ncl udi ng scanni ng of document s or copi es of ver i f i cat i on f r om
publ i c dat abases pr ovi di ng t he same i nf or mat ion as woul d be pr ovi ded by t he or igi nal document .
The Cl aim For m and any Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement s must be manual l y si gned and r ef l ect such
manual si gnat ur e. In addi t ion, t he Cl aim For m and any Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement may have a
second, el ect r oni c si gnat ur e usi ng an appr oved t echnol ogy such as (but not l imi t ed t o) Adobe
Echosi gn.
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The par t i es agr ee t hat t he si gned st at ement must be as f ul l y enf or ceabl e agai nst t he maker as a hand -si gned
st at ement . If and t o t he ext ent i t i s det er mi ned t hat an e-si gned st at ement w i l l be so enf or ceabl e, t hen an e-
si gned st at ement al one w i l l suf f i ce.
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The par t i es agr ee t hat t he si gned st at ement must be as f ul l y enf or ceabl e agai nst t he maker as a hand -si gned
st at ement . If and t o t he ext ent i t i s det er mi ned t hat an e-si gned st at ement w i l l be so enf or ceabl e, t hen an e-
si gned st at ement al one w i l l suf f i ce.
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I. CATEGORY I: INDIVIDUAL CLAIM ANTS WITH CONTEM PORANEOUS TAX INFORM ATION
DOCUM ENTS FOR 2010 AND BENCHM ARK PERIOD

If avai l abl e, t he Indi vi dual cl ai mant must pr ovi de clai mant ’ s f eder al or st at e Tax Ret ur ns or
For ms W-2 and/ or 1099 f or t he Compensat i on Per i od and f or t he Base Year (s).
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In such cases,
t he Indi vi dual cl ai mant ’ s compensat ion shal l be cal cul at ed accor di ng t o t hi s Cat egor y I. If Tax
Ret ur ns or For ms W-2 and/ or 1099 ar e not avai l abl e, t he cl aimant must pr ovi de a w r i t t en
st at ement under oat h at t est i ng t hat no Tax Ret ur ns ar e avai l able and at t est i ng t hat t he cl aimant
made di l i gent ef f or t s t o obt ai n For ms W-2 f r om hi s or her employer . An Indi vi dual cl aimant
w ho i s a Car eer Changer shoul d pr oceed t o Cat egor y III. A cl ai mant w ho l acks Tax Inf or mat i on
Document s and/ or dat a f or a Benchmar k Per i od cannot pr oceed under t hi s Cat egor y I and
shoul d pr oceed t o Cat egor y II, III or IV, as r elevant .

A. Document at i on Requi r ement s

1. Document at i on Est abl i shi ng Empl oyment Ear ni ngs: For each year i ncl uded i n t he Base
Year (s), and f or 2010, Indi vi dual cl aimant s must pr ovide at least one of t he f ol l ow i ng Tax
Inf or mat i on Document s:
x Feder al t ax For m 1040 pages 1 and 2, al l pages of Schedul es C, E, and F, and any
suppor t i ng st at ement s at t ached t o t he For m 1040 f i l i ng (i ncl udi ng For m W-2s f or
j oi nt r et ur ns); or
x St at e t ax r et ur n, i ncl udi ng any suppor t i ng schedul es or st at ement s; or
x For ms W-2 document i ng ear ni ngs; and/ or
x For ms 1099 document i ng ear ni ngs.

2. Document at i on Est abl i shi ng Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs: To t he ext ent avai l abl e, a clai mant must
pr ovi de Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on f or t he Benchmar k Per i od and f or 2010. A
cl ai mant al so must pr ovi de document at ion t o est abl i sh any bonuses and/ or commi ssions
r eceived dur i ng t he Benchmar k Per i od and t he Compensat i on Per i od, as wel l as bonuses
and/ or commissi ons r eceived dur i ng Januar y or Febr uar y of t he Base Year (s), 2010 and 2011
f or al l j obs w or ked.

To t he ext ent Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on i s unavai l abl e, t he cl aimant shal l so
i ndi cat e i n t he swor n Cl aim For m, and ear ni ngs shal l be t r eat ed as ear ned evenl y t hr oughout
each year .

3. Document at i on Of Ear ni ngs Fr om Ot her Sour ces Dur i ng t he Compensat i on Per i od:
Cl ai mant s must al so submi t document s suf f i ci ent t o est abl i sh t he sour ce(s) and amount s of
ear ni ngs, i f any, f r om ot her post -DWH Spi l l sour ces of i ncome i ncl udi ng: (1) Spi l l -Rel at ed

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If an Indi vi dual cl ai mant has not mai nt ai ned copi es of hi s or her f eder al i ncome t ax r et ur ns, he or she shal l
r equest a copy or t r anscr i pt di r ect l y f r om t he IRS. If a cl ai mant has not mai nt ai ned copi es of hi s or her For ms W-2,
he or she shal l r equest copi es di r ect l y f r om t he IRS or each empl oyer he or she w or ked f or dur i ng t he
Compensat i on Per i od and t he Benchmar k Per i od. A f eder al Tax Inf or mat i on Document shal l be consi der ed
avai l abl e i f i t exi st s and i s i n t he cl ai mant ’ s possessi on or has not been r equest ed f r om t he IRS and/ or empl oyer .

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Payment s, and (2) compensat i on r eceived f r om and hour s wor ked i n each empl oyment
posi t ion ot her t han t he Cl ai mi ng Job(s). The t ypes of document s suf f i cient t o sat i sf y t hi s
r equi r ement ar e as f ol low s:
x For ms W-2, paycheck st ubs or ot her empl oyer -pr ovi ded payr ol l i nf or mat ion; and/ or
x Bank r ecor ds show i ng i ncome deposit s and suppor t i ng document at ion i ndi cat i ng
t he sour ce of t hose deposi t s; and/ or
x Document s f r om BP/ GCCF show i ng payment and BP/ GCCF Cl ai m Number ; and/ or
x For ms 1099; and/ or
x Recei pt s f r om check cashi ng ser vi ces; and/ or
x Ot her document s pr ovi ded by an employer set t i ng f or t h f or such ot her employment
posi t ion(s) (i) r equi r ed hour s of wor k, (i i ) act ual hour s w or ked by cl aimant , and (i ii )
compensat ion r at e.

4. Document at i on Est abl i shi ng Ot her Cost s/ Losses: The cl aimant may al so submi t
Rei mbur sabl e Tr ai ni ng Cost Document at i on, Rei mbur sabl e Sear ch Cost Document at i on,
and/ or document at i on r egar di ng Empl oyment -Rel at ed Benef i t s Losses.

5. Addi t i onal Cl ai mant Document at i on:
a. Cl ai mant Empl oyabi l i t y Document at i on: Consist s of bot h:

i . A copy of a Soci al Secur i t y car d, gover nment -i ssued i dent i f i cat i on (f or
exampl e, a val i d dr iver ’ s l i cense), t empor ar y w or ker visa, or gr een car d t hat
w as val i d as of Apr i l 20, 2010 f or t he cl aimant , or a pr int out f r om a publ i c
dat abase pr ovi di ng t he same i nf or mat ion as w oul d be pr ovi ded by t he or i gi nal
document ;

AND
i i . Evi dence t he cl aimant w as at l east 16 year s of age as of Apr i l 20, 2010.
Accept abl e evi dence i ncl udes a copy of a val i d dr i ver ’ s l i cense, a val i d
passpor t , a cer t i f i ed copy of t he cl aimant ’ s bi r t h cer t i f icat e, or a pr i nt out f r om
a publ i c dat abase pr ovi di ng t he same i nf or mat ion as woul d be pr ovi ded by
t he or i gi nal document .

b. Li censi ng Document at i on: If cl ai mant ’ s employment r equi r es a gover nment -i ssued
l i cense/ per mi t , a copy of val i d 2010 and 2011 l i censes, i f appr opr i at e, or a pr i nt out
f r om a publ i c dat abase pr ovi di ng t he same i nf or mat ion as woul d be pr ovi ded by t he
or i gi nal document . Licenses coul d i ncl ude, but ar e not l i mi t ed t o:

i . Taxi / l iver y l i censes.
i i . Real Est at e Sal es l icenses.
i i i . Ot her l i censes and per mi t s r el at ed t o i ncome sour ces.
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c. If t he cl aimant ’ s empl oyment i n t he Cl ai mi ng Job w as t er mi nat ed bet ween Apr i l 20,
2010 and December 31, 2010, t he clai mant shal l have t he bur den of pr oof t o
est abl i sh t he t er mi nat ion w as not f or cause. The t er mi nat ion shal l be deemed not
f or cause i f :
i . The cl aimant est abl i shes t hat he or she f i l ed f or and r ecei ved unempl oyment ,
i ncl udi ng, f or exampl e, as evi denced by For m 1099 G.
OR
i i . Cl ai mant pr ovi des a let t er f r om t he f or mer empl oyer or an Empl oyer Sw or n
Wr i t t en St at ement conf i r mi ng t er mi nat ion w as not f or cause. Any such l et t er
must i ncl ude cont act i nf or mat ion f or an aut hor i zed r epr esent at i ve of t he
employer .
OR
i i i . Ot her document at ion accept abl e t o t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or t hat est abl i shes
t hat t he cl aimant w as not t er mi nat ed f or cause.

6. Addi t i onal Document at i on t o Est abl i sh Causat i on Pr esumpt i ons:
If t he cl aimant seeks t o qual i f y f or a causat i on pr esumpt ion as set f or t h i n Sect ions I.B.1 and
I.B.2.a, t he cl ai mant must pr ovi de document at ion f or 2010 t o est abl i sh t hat t he cl ai mant or
t he cl aimant ’ s empl oyer sat i sf i es (or sat i sf i ed) t he geogr aphi c r equi r ement s and/ or t he
def i ni t i on of an ent i t y or Nat ur al Per son i ncl uded i n t he Pr i mar y Seaf ood Indust r y,
Secondar y Seaf ood Indust r y, Tour i sm,
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or Char t er Fi shi ng
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as appl i cabl e. To sat i sf y t hi s
r equi r ement , t he cl aimant must demonst r at e t he empl oyer ’ s locat ion and t he f ol l ow i ng:
a. That t he cl aimant w or ks or w or ked f or an employer t hat f i l ed a cl ai m i n t he M DL
No. 2179 set t lement pr ocess and w as det er mi ned by t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or t o
sat i sf y one of t he above-l i st ed def i ni t ions;
OR
b. That t he cl aimant ’ s Tax Inf or mat i on Document s, Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs
Document at i on, or ot her document at ion est abl i shes t hat t he cl ai mant ’ s employer
sat i sf i es one of t he above-l ist ed def i ni t ions.

B. Causat i on Requi r ement s

In or der t o est abl i sh causat i on under t hi s Cat egor y I, a cl ai mant must sat i sf y t he f ol l ow i ng:

1. The cl aimant must have been empl oyed i n t he Cl ai mi ng Job on Apr i l 20, 2010, unl ess t he
cl ai mant i s a Seasonal Empl oyee w ho can pr ovi de evidence of hi st or i cal seasonal
employment begi nni ng af t er Apr i l 20 i n t he Base Year (s).

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The def i ni t i on of Tour i sm i s set f or t h i n t he Tour i sm Def i ni t i on, Bat es 026632 - 026646.
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The def i ni t i on of Char t er Fi shi ng i s set f or t h i n Def i ni t i ons Sect i on 38 of t he Deepwat er Hori zon Economi c and
Pr oper t y Damages Set t l ement Agr eement .
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2. The cl aimant must sat i sf y one of t he f ol low i ng:
a. Indi vi dual Cl ai mant s Wi t h Pr esumed Causat i on: The DWH Spi l l shal l be pr esumed
t o be t he cause of lost ear ni ngs f or a Cl ai mi ng Job dur i ng t he Compensat i on Per i od
f or t he f ol low i ng cat egor i es of cl ai mant s w ho submi t t he r equi r ed document at ion,
pr ovi ded t hat t he cl aimant can demonst r at e t hat any l oss of i ncome or employment
r el at ed t o t he Cl ai mi ng Job was not a f unct ion of t he cl ai mant ’ s t er mi nat ion f or
cause pur suant t o t he Document at ion Requi r ement s set f or t h i n Sect ion I.A.5.c:
i . If a cl aimant i s an Indi vi dual seeki ng compensat ion f or an economi c loss
r el at i ng t o employment w i t hi n Zone A,
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t he cl ai mant i s not r equi r ed t o
pr ovi de any evi dence of causat i on r el at i ng t o t hat Cl ai mi ng Job.
i i . If a cl aimant i s an i ndi vi dual seeki ng compensat i on f or an economi c loss f or a
j ob i n w hi ch he or she w as employed by, or excl usively ser vi ced, an ent it y or
Nat ur al Per son t hat sat i sf i es t he Pr i mar y Seaf ood Indust r y def i ni t ion as set
f or t h i n t he Seaf ood Di st r i but i on Chai n Def i ni t i ons, t he cl aimant i s not
r equi r ed t o pr ovi de any evidence of causat i on r el at i ng t o t hat Cl ai mi ng Job.
i i i . If a cl aimant i s an i ndi vi dual seeki ng compensat i on f or an economi c loss f or a
j ob i n w hi ch he or she w as employed by an ent i t y or Nat ur al Per son t hat
sat i sf i es t he Secondar y Seaf ood Indust r y def i ni t i on as set f or t h i n t he Seaf ood
Di st r i but i on Chai n Def i ni t i ons, and t he ent i t y or Nat ur al Per son w as locat ed
i n Zones B or C, t he cl aimant i s not r equi r ed t o pr ovi de any evi dence of
causat i on r el at i ng t o t hat Cl ai mi ng Job.
i v. If t he cl aimant is an Indi vi dual seeki ng compensat i on f or an economi c loss f or
a j ob i n w hi ch he or she was empl oyed by a busi ness l ocat ed i n Zone B t hat
meet s t he def i ni t ion of Tour i sm, t he cl aimant is not r equi r ed t o pr ovi de any
evi dence of causat i on r el at i ng t o t hat Cl ai mi ng Job.

v. If t he cl aimant is an Indi vi dual seeki ng compensat i on f or an economi c loss f or
a j ob i n w hi ch he or she was empl oyed by an ent it y or Nat ur al Per son t hat
sat i sf i es t he def i nit i on of Char t er Fi shi ng, and t he Char t er Fi shi ng busi ness
w as locat ed i n Zones A, B or C, t he cl aimant i s not r equi r ed t o pr ovi de any
evi dence of causat i on r el at i ng t o t hat Cl ai mi ng Job.

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For pur poses of t hi s Fr amew or k f or Indi vi dual Economi c Loss Cl ai ms, t he pr esumpt i on shal l be t hat t he l ocat i on
of economi c l oss f or t he Cl ai mi ng Job i s t he l ocat i on of t he cl ai mant ’ s empl oyer w i t hi n t he Cl ass Def i ni t i on
geogr aphi c ar ea, not t he cl ai mant ’ s r esi dence. Cl ai mant s may est abl i sh an al t er nat i ve l ocat i on of economi c l oss f or
t he Cl ai mi ng Job ot her t han t hei r empl oyer ’ s l ocat i on by pr ovi di ng evi dence t hat t hei r pr i mar y empl oyment
act i vi t i es and r esponsi bi l i t i es occur i n a l ocat i on di f f er ent f r om t hei r empl oyer ’ s busi ness addr ess, and t hat t he
cl ai med DWH Spi l l -r el at ed economi c l oss occur r ed at such l ocat i on. For exampl e, t he cl ai mant w or ks f or a
housekeepi ng company l ocat ed i n Zone C t hat ser vi ces househol ds i n Zones A, B and C, i ncl udi ng vacat i on
condomi ni ums l ocat ed i n Zone A, and t he cl ai mant est abl i shes t hat she w or ks pr i mar i l y i n Zone A.
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OR

b. Indi vi dual Cl ai mant s Wi t hout Pr esumed Causat i on: If a cl aimant i s not ent i t l ed t o a
causat i on pr esumpt i on as set f or t h i n Sect i on I.B.2.a, t he cl aimant can est abl i sh
causat i on f or a Cl ai mi ng Job dur i ng t he Compensat i on Per i od only by sat i sf yi ng t he
r equi r ement s of one of t he f ol low i ng sub-sect i ons:
i . Causat i on i s est abl i shed i f t he Cl ai mi ng Job i s w i t h an El i gi bl e Empl oyer . The
Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or shal l ver i f y t hat t he empl oyer i s an El i gi bl e Empl oyer .
i i . Causat i on f or a Cl ai mi ng Job i s est abl i shed i f t he cl aimant pr ovi des an
Empl oyer Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement at t r i but i ng t he clai mant ’ s l oss of i ncome
dur i ng t he Compensat i on Per i od t o t he DWH Spi l l . The Empl oyer Sw or n
Wr i t t en St at ement must ar t i cul at e i n det ai l how t he clai mant ’ s l osses at t he
Cl ai mi ng Job ar e causal ly r el at ed t o t he DWH Spi l l . Such Empl oyer Sw or n
Wr i t t en St at ement must also i ncl ude cont act i nf or mat i on f or an aut hor i zed
r epr esent at i ve of t he employer .
i i i . The Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or shal l eval uat e t he cr edi bi l i t y and r el i abi l i t y of t he
i nf or mat i on pr ovi ded by t he empl oyer and t he cl ai mant , i ncl udi ng any Sw or n
Wr i t t en St at ement s, and have t he r i ght t o r equest suppl ement al
document at ion and/ or t o i nt er vi ew t he employer i n accor dance w i t h t he
Addendum Regar di ng Int er vi ew s of Cl ai mant Al l egi ng Economi c Loss.

C. Compensat i on Cal cul at i on
The Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or shal l use Tax Inf or mat i on Document s and ot her suppor t i ng
document at ion pr ovi ded by t he cl aimant t o cal cul at e t he Cl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs. As set f or t h i n
t he st eps below , Cl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs i ncl udes: (1) any r educt i on i n ear ni ngs bet ween t he
Compensat i on Per i od and t he Benchmar k Per i od f or each Cl ai mi ng Job, pl us (2) any l ost
pot ent i al ear ni ngs gr ow t h expect ed f or each Cl ai mi ng Job i n t he absence of t he DWH Spi l l ,
mi nus (3) any Of f set t i ng Ear ni ngs. Lost pot ent i al ear nings gr ow t h expect ed f or each Cl ai mi ng
Job shal l be det er mi ned t hr ough appl i cat i on of (a) a Cl ai mant Speci f i c Gr ow t h Fact or , or (b) a
Gener al Gr ow t h Fact or ; i n addi t i on, f or cl aims based on non-sal ar ied, hour ly-w age j obs, an
Indust r y Gr ow t h Fact or i s appl i ed.
The cl aimant shal l r ecei ve a l ump-sum f i nal payment t hat i ncl udes compensat ion f or Cl ai mant
Lost Ear ni ngs, pl us any appl i cabl e RTP agr eed upon by t he par t ies, pl us compensat i on f or
pr oper l y document ed Empl oyment -Rel at ed Benef i t s Losses, Rei mbur sabl e Tr ai ni ng Cost s and
Rei mbur sabl e Sear ch Cost s, or One Ti me, Non-Recur r i ng Event Commi ssi on Compensat i on, i f
any, l ess any Spi l l -Rel at ed Payment s.

Example compensat ion calcul at i ons ar e set f or t h i n Appendi ces A t hr ough F at t ached her et o.

St ep 1: Cl ai mant Sel ect s Compensat i on Per i od and Benchmar k Per i od
1. Cl ai mant sel ect s a Compensat i on Per i od. For a cl aimant w ho (i ) w as t er mi nat ed f or
cause i n 2010 f r om t he Cl ai mi ng Job(s), or (i i ) ot her w i se ended employment at t he
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Cl ai mi ng Job(s) i n 2010 f or r easons unr el at ed t o t he DWH Spi l l , t he Compensat i on
Per i od may not ext end beyond t he t er mi nat ion dat e.
2. Cl ai mant sel ect s a Base Year (s).

St ep 2: Det er mi ne Benchmar k Per i od Ear ni ngs f or t he M ont hs Cor r espondi ng t o t he
Compensat i on Per i od
Ear ni ngs dur i ng t he Benchmar k Per i od mont hs (as evi denced by Tax Inf or mat i on Document s)
shal l i ncl ude ear ned i ncome f r om each Cl ai mi ng Job (or compar abl e j ob) and shal l be assumed
t o have been ear ned evenly t hr oughout t he year unl ess t he cl ai mant pr ovi des Pay Per i od
Ear ni ngs Document at i on suf f i ci ent t o est abl i sh act ual ear ni ngs di st r i but ion t hr oughout t he year .
Al l bonuses and/ or commi ssi ons shal l be al l ocat ed pr o r at a acr oss t he per i od f or w hi ch t hey
w er e aw ar ded, and annual per f or mance bonuses pai d i n Januar y and Febr uar y shal l be assumed
t o r el at e t o t he pr i or cal endar year , unl ess t he document s est abl i sh t hat t he bonus r el at ed t o a
speci f i c per iod of t ime.

St ep 3: Det er mi ne Ear ni ngs Gr ow t h Fact or (s)
1. Cl ai mant Speci f i c Growt h Fact or : For cl ai mant s w ho pr ovi de Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs
Document at i on suf f i ci ent t o cal cul at e a Cl ai mant Speci f i c Gr ow t h Fact or , t he f oll ow i ng
Gr ow t h Fact or s may appl y:
a. Cl ai mant Speci f i c Gr ow t h Fact or i s def i ned, and t he cal cul at i on i s expl ai ned, i n
Def i ni t ions Sect i on N.1.
b. Indust r y Gr ow t h Fact or i s def i ned i n Def i ni t i ons Sect i on N.3.

2. Cl ai mant s f or Whom Cl ai mant Speci f i c Growt h Fact or Is Not Appl i cabl e: For cl aimant s
unabl e t o pr ovi de Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on suf f i ci ent t o cal cul at e a Cl ai mant
Speci f i c Gr ow t h Fact or and f or Seasonal Empl oyees, no Cl ai mant Speci f i c Gr ow t h
Fact or shal l appl y. Inst ead, t he f ol l ow i ng Gr ow t h Fact or s may appl y:
a. Gener al Gr ow t h Fact or i s def i ned i n Def i ni t i ons Sect i on N.2 and i s 2.0%.
b. Indust r y Gr ow t h Fact or i s def i ned i n Def i ni t i ons Sect i on N.3: For cl aims based on
non-sal ar i ed, hour l y-w age j obs, an Indust r y Gr ow t h Fact or of 1.5% shal l be appl i ed.

St ep 4: Cal cul at e Expect ed Ear ni ngs
Expect ed Ear ni ngs equal t he Benchmar k Per i od ear nings cal cul at ed i n St ep 2 i ncr eased by
t he appl i cabl e Gr ow t h Fact or s (f r om St ep 3).
Expect ed Ear ni ngs = Benchmar k Per i od Earnings f rom St ep 2 x (1 + applicable St ep 3 Growt h
Fact or (s))


St ep 5: Det er mi ne Act ual Ear ni ngs and Any Of f set t i ng Ear ni ngs In The Compensat i on Per i od
Act ual Ear ni ngs f or al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs and any appl i cabl e Of f set t i ng Ear ni ngs dur i ng t he
Compensat i on Per i od shal l be det er mi ned based on Tax Inf or mat i on Document s and Pay
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Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on pr ovi ded by t he cl aimant and ot her document at i on
r el evant t o det er mi ni ng Of f set t i ng Ear ni ngs.

To t he ext ent t he cl aimant does not have Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on f or a
Cl ai mi ng Job, Act ual Ear ni ngs dur i ng t he Compensat i on Per i od shal l be est imat ed f or t hat
Cl ai mi ng Job by di vi di ng t he cl aimant ’ s t ot al 2010 Cl ai mi ng Job ear ni ngs by 12 and
mul t i pl yi ng t hat amount by t he number of mont hs i n t he Compensat i on Per i od. Al l bonuses
and/ or commi ssions shal l be al l ocat ed pr o r at a acr oss t he per iods f or w hi ch t hey w er e
aw ar ded, and annual per f or mance bonuses pai d i n Januar y and Febr uar y shal l be assumed
t o r el at e t o t he pr i or cal endar year , unl ess t he document s est abl i sh t hat t he bonus r el at ed
t o a speci f i c per iod of t ime.

Of f set t i ng Ear ni ngs and Act ual Ear ni ngs f r om al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs shal l be calcul at ed gi vi ng
consi der at ion t o al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs, pr ovi ded t hat :

1. If t he cl aimant has only one Cl ai mi ng Job, t hen:

i . If Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on (or ot her document at i on r el evant t o
cal cul at i ng Of f set t i ng Ear ni ngs) r ef l ect s t he same or an i ncr eased number of
hour s wor ked at t he Cl ai mi ng Job i n t he Compensat i on Per i od r el at i ve t o t he
Cl ai mi ng Job (or compar abl e j ob) i n t he Benchmar k Per i od, Act ual Ear ni ngs
shal l be l i mit ed t o ear ni ngs f r om t he Cl ai mi ng Job (or compar abl e j ob) over t he
same t ot al number of hour s wor ked i n t he Benchmar k Per i od, and no
Of f set t i ng Ear ni ngs shal l appl y.

OR

i i . If Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on (or ot her document at i on) (i ) r ef l ect s a
decr ease i n hour s wor ked at t he Cl ai mi ng Job dur i ng t he Compensat i on Per i od,
and (i i ) t he cl ai mant ’ s Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on r ef l ect s addi t ional
hour s wor ked at a Non-Cl ai mi ng Job (w het her such Non-Cl ai mi ng Job w as hel d
i n t he Benchmar k Per i od or i s a new posi t ion), Of f set t i ng Ear ni ngs shal l be
cal cul at ed and f act or ed i nt o t he det er mi nat i on of Cl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs.

2. If t he cl aimant has mor e t han one Cl ai mi ng Job, t hen:

i . If Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on (or ot her document at i on r el evant t o
cal cul at i ng Of f set t i ng Ear ni ngs) f or al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs r ef l ect s t he same or an
i ncr eased number of t ot al hour s wor ked acr oss al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs dur i ng t he
Compensat i on Per i od (r el at i ve t o al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs (or compar abl e j obs) i n t he
Benchmar k Per i od), aggr egat e Act ual Ear ni ngs i n t he Compensat i on Per i od
shal l be l i mit ed t o t ot al ear ni ngs f r om al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs (or compar abl e j obs)
over t he same number of t ot al hour s w or ked i n t he Benchmar k Per i od,
pr ovi ded t hat ear ni ngs f r om hour s l ost i n one Cl ai mi ng Job shal l be r epl aced by
ear ni ngs f r om t he same number of hour s w or ked i n a di f f er ent Cl ai mi ng Job
dur i ng t he Compensat i on Per i od. No Of f set t i ng Ear ni ngs shal l appl y.

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i i . If Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on (or ot her document at i on r el evant t o
cal cul at i ng Of f set t i ng Ear ni ngs) f or al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs r ef l ect s (i ) f ewer t ot al
hour s wor ked acr oss al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs dur i ng t he Compensat i on Per i od (r el at i ve
t o al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs (or compar abl e j obs) i n t he Benchmar k Per i od), but (i i )
mor e hour s wor ked i n one (or mor e) Cl ai mi ng Job(s) in t he Compensat i on
Per i od (r el at i ve t o t he same Cl ai mi ng Job(s) i n t he Benchmar k Per i od),
aggr egat e Act ual Ear ni ngs in t he Compensat i on Per i od shal l i ncl ude t ot al
ear ni ngs f r om al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs (or compar abl e j obs) in t he Compensat i on
Per i od. If t he cl aimant ’ s Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on al so r ef l ect s
addi t i onal hour s wor ked at a di f f er ent (Non-Cl ai mi ng Job) posi t i on (w het her
such posi t ion was hel d i n t he Benchmar k Per i od or i s a new posi t ion), Of f set t i ng
Ear ni ngs shal l be cal cul at ed and f act or ed i nt o t he det er mi nat ion of Cl ai mant
Lost Ear ni ngs f or t he number of hour s r epr esent i ng t he di f f er ence bet w een (a)
t ot al hour s w or ked i n al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs i n t he Compensat i on Per i od, and (b)
t ot al hour s w or ked i n al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs i n t he Benchmar k Per i od.

OR

i i i . If Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on (or ot her document at i on) f or al l Cl ai mi ng
Jobs (i ) r ef l ect s a decr ease i n hour s wor ked at each Cl ai mi ng Job dur i ng t he
Compensat i on Per i od, and (i i ) t he cl aimant ’ s Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs
Document at i on r ef lect s addi t i onal hour s wor ked at a di f f er ent posi t ion
(w het her such posi t ion w as hel d i n t he Benchmar k Per i od or i s a new posi t ion),
Of f set t i ng Ear ni ngs shal l be cal cul at ed and f act or ed int o t he det er mi nat i on of
Cl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs f or t he t ot al lost hour s.

OR

i v. If t he cl aimant does not have Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on (or ot her
document at ion est abl i shi ng hour s wor ked) f or al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs, t hen Act ual
Ear ni ngs shal l i ncl ude al l ear ni ngs f r om al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs and Of f set t i ng
Ear ni ngs shal l appl y.

St ep 6: Det er mi ne Cl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs
Cl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs shal l be cal cul at ed as (a) t he dif f er ence bet w een (i ) t he clai mant ’ s
Expect ed Ear ni ngs dur i ng t he Compensat i on Per i od (St ep 4) f r om al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs and
(i i ) t he cl ai mant ’ s Act ual Ear ni ngs dur i ng t he Compensat i on Per i od, as adj ust ed, i f r el evant ,
(St ep 5) f r om al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs, r educed by (b) any appl i cabl e Of f set t i ng Ear ni ngs.


St ep 7: Cal cul at e Fi nal Cl ai mant Compensat i on
Fi nal Cl ai mant Compensat i on shal l be Cl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs (St ep 6) adj ust ed as f ol low s:
1. Add any appl i cabl e RTP agr eed t o by t he par t i es. For an employee t er mi nat ed f or cause
f r om a Cl ai mi ng Job, no RTP shal l appl y.
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- For cl aimant s w hose Cl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs r esul t f r om mor e t han one Cl ai mi ng
Job, t he cl ai mant ’ s appl i cabl e RTP shal l be cal cul at ed based on (i ) t he per cent age of
t ot al Cl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs r el at ed t o each Cl ai mi ng Job, mul t i pl i ed by (i i ) t he RTP
appl i cabl e t o each Cl ai mi ng Job, w hi ch i s det er mi ned by t he j ob t ype
(Tour i sm/ Ot her Indust r i es) and zone (Zone A, B, C or D). For exampl e, a cl aimant
w i t h 50% of t hei r lost ear nings f r om a j ob Zone A hot el , and 50% of t hei r lost
ear ni ngs f r om a j ob i n a Zone C r est aur ant shal l r ecei ve an RTP t hat i s cal cul at ed as
f ol l ow s:
Appl i cabl e RTP = .5* RTP
Zone A Tour i sm (hot el )
+ .5* RTP
Zone C Tour i sm (r est aur ant )

2. Add any Rei mbur sabl e Tr ai ni ng Cost s. Rei mbur sabl e Tr ai ni ng Cost s shal l be f ul ly
r ei mbur sed i f t he t r ai ni ng led di r ect ly t o ear ned i ncome i n 2010. If no cor r espondi ng
i ncome w as ear ned i n 2010, t hen Rei mbur sabl e Tr ai ni ng Cost s shal l be r eimbur sed up
t o $2,000.
For example: A cl aimant who pai d $3,000 af t er Apr i l 20, 2010 t o secur e a
commer ci al t r ucki ng l i cense and w ho ear ned i ncome as a commer ci al t r ucker i n
2010 shal l r ecei ve $3,000 i n r ei mbur sement . If t he clai mant ear ned no i ncome f r om
commer ci al t r ucki ng dur i ng 2010, t he cl aimant w oul d r eceive a $2,000
r ei mbur sement .
3. Add any Rei mbur sabl e Sear ch Cost s.
4. Add any appl i cabl e Empl oyment -Rel at ed Benef i t s Losses.
5. Add any One Ti me, Non-Recur r i ng Event Compensat i on.
6. Subt r act any Spi l l -Rel at ed Payment s.
7. The f or mul a f or Fi nal Cl ai mant Compensat i on i s:
Cl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs
+ (Cl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs x any appl i cabl e RTP)
+ Empl oyment -Rel at ed Benef i t s Losses (i f appl i cabl e)
+ Rei mbur sabl e Tr ai ni ng Cost s (f ul l i f led t o ear ned i ncome i n 2010 f r om
ar ea of t r ai ni ng, ot her w i se $2,000) (i f appl i cabl e)
+ Rei mbur sabl e Sear ch Cost s (i f appl i cabl e)
+ One Ti me, Non-Recur r i ng Event Compensat i on (i f appl i cabl e)
- Spi l l -Rel at ed Payment s (i f appl i cabl e)
- VoO Set t l ement Of f set and/ or VoO Ear ned Income Of f set (i f any)
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II. CATEGORY II: INDIVIDUAL CLAIM ANTS WITH PAY PERIOD OR OTHER EARNINGS
DOCUM ENTATION FOR 2010 AND BENCHM ARK PERIOD
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Indi vi dual cl aimant s w ho do not have Tax Inf or mat i on Document s avai l abl e f or ei t her 2010 or
t he Base Year (s) may i nst ead pr ovi de Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on suf f i cient t o est abl i sh
ear ni ngs dur i ng t he Compensat i on Per i od and t he Benchmar k Per i od. Such Indi vi dual
cl ai mant s must pr ovi de a w r i t t en st at ement under oat h at t est i ng t hat no Tax Ret ur ns ar e
avai l abl e and at t est i ng t hat t he cl aimant made di l i gent ef f or t s t o obt ai n For ms W-2 f r om hi s or
her empl oyer and st at i ng t hat t hey ar e not avai l able. An Indi vi dual cl aimant w ho i s a Car eer
Changer shoul d pr oceed t o Cat egor y III. An Indi vi dual cl ai mant w ho l acks Tax Inf or mat i on
Document s and Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on f or t he Benchmar k Per i od and/ or 2010
must so st at e i n t he swor n Cl ai m For m. In such ci r cumst ances, cl ai mant cannot pr oceed under
t hi s Cat egor y II and shoul d pr oceed t o Cat egor y III or IV t o t he ext ent t he cl aimant qual i f i es
under any such Cat egor y.

A. Document at i on Requi r ement s

1. Document at i on Est abl i shi ng Empl oyment Ear ni ngs: To t he ext ent avai l abl e, t he cl ai mant
must pr ovi de Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on f or t he Benchmar k Per i od and f or 2010.
Wher e i ncompl et e Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on i s pr ovi ded, Expect ed Ear ni ngs and
Act ual Ear ni ngs shal l be calcul at ed based onl y on t he act ual document at ion pr ovi ded. A
cl ai mant al so must pr ovi de document at i on t o est abl i sh any bonuses and/ or commi ssions
r eceived dur i ng t he Benchmar k Per i od and t he Compensat i on Per i od, as wel l as bonuses
and/ or commi ssions r ecei ved dur i ng Januar y or Febr uar y of t he Base Year (s), 2010 and 2011
f or al l j obs w or ked.
2. Document at i on Of Ear ni ngs Fr om Ot her Sour ces Dur i ng t he Compensat i on Per i od:
Cl ai mant s must al so submi t document s suf f i ci ent t o est abl i sh t he sour ce(s) and amount s of
ear ni ngs, i f any, f r om ot her post -DWH Spi l l sour ces of i ncome i ncl udi ng: (1) Spi l l -Rel at ed
Payment s, and (2) compensat i on r eceived f r om and hour s w or ked i n each empl oyment
posi t ion ot her t han t he Cl ai mi ng Job(s). The t ypes of document s suf f i cient t o sat i sf y t hi s
r equi r ement ar e as f ol low s:
x For ms W-2, paycheck st ubs or ot her empl oyer -pr ovi ded payr ol l i nf or mat ion; and/ or
x Bank r ecor ds show i ng i ncome deposit s and suppor t i ng document at ion i ndi cat i ng
t he sour ce of t hose deposi t s; and/ or
x Document f r om BP/ GCCF show i ng payment and BP/ GCCF Cl ai m Number ; and/ or
x For ms 1099; and/ or
x Recei pt s f r om check cashi ng ser vi ces; and/ or
x Ot her document s pr ovi ded by an employer set t i ng f or t h f or such ot her employment
posi t ion(s) (i) r equi r ed hour s of wor k, (i i ) act ual hour s w or ked by cl aimant , and

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A cl ai mant w ho has no j ob ear ni ngs f r om any Benchmar k Per i od may not pr oceed under Cat egor y II but shoul d
pr oceed t o Cat egor y III as a pot ent i al New Ent r ant To Empl oyment or Cl ai mant Who Had Less Than Tw el ve
M ont hs Of Ear ni ngs Hi st or y But Was Empl oyed On Apr i l 20, 2010, or t o Cat egor y IV, as r el evant .
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(i i i ) compensat i on r at e.

3. Document at i on Est abl i shi ng Ot her Cost s/ Losses: The cl aimant may al so submi t
Rei mbur sabl e Tr ai ni ng Cost Document at i on, Rei mbur sabl e Sear ch Cost Document at i on,
and/ or document at i on r egar di ng Empl oyment -Rel at ed Benef i t s Losses.
4. Addi t i onal Cl ai mant Document at i on

a. Cl ai mant Empl oyabi l i t y Document at i on: Consi st s of bot h:
i . A copy of a Soci al Secur i t y car d, gover nment -i ssued i dent i f i cat i on (f or exampl e,
a val i d dr iver ’ s l icense), t empor ar y w or ker vi sa, or gr een car d t hat w as val i d as
of Apr i l 20, 2010 f or t he cl ai mant , or a pr i nt out f r om a publ i c dat abase
pr ovi di ng t he same i nf or mat i on as woul d be pr ovi ded by t he or i gi nal document ;

AND
i i . Evi dence t he cl aimant w as at l east 16 year s of age as of Apr i l 20, 2010.
Accept abl e evi dence i ncl udes a copy of a val i d dr i ver ’ s l i cense, a val i d passpor t ,
a cer t i f ied copy of t he cl aimant ’ s bi r t h cer t i f i cat e, or a pr i nt out f r om a publ i c
dat abase pr ovi di ng t he same i nf or mat ion as w oul d be pr ovi ded by t he or i gi nal
document .

b. Li censi ng Document at i on: If cl ai mant ’ s employment r equi r es a gover nment -i ssued
l i cense/ per mi t , a copy of val i d 2010 and 2011 l i censes, i f appr opr i at e, or a pr i nt out
f r om a publ i c dat abase pr ovi di ng t he same i nf or mat ion as w oul d be pr ovi ded by t he
or i gi nal document . Licenses coul d i ncl ude, but ar e not l i mi t ed t o:
i . Taxi / l iver y l i censes.
i i . Real Est at e Sal es l icenses.
i i i . Ot her l i censes and per mi t s r el at ed t o i ncome sour ces.

c. If t he cl aimant ’ s empl oyment i n t he Cl ai mi ng Job w as t er mi nat ed bet ween Apr i l 20,
2010 and December 31, 2010, t he clai mant shal l have t he bur den of pr oof t o est abl i sh
t he t er mi nat ion w as not f or cause. The t er mi nat ion shal l be deemed not f or cause i f :
i . The cl aimant est abl i shes t hat he or she f i l ed f or and r ecei ved unempl oyment ,
i ncl udi ng, f or exampl e, as evi denced by For m 1099 G.
OR
i i . Cl ai mant pr ovi des a let t er f r om t he f or mer empl oyer or an Empl oyer Sw or n
Wr i t t en St at ement conf i r mi ng t er mi nat ion w as not f or cause. Any such l et t er
must i ncl ude cont act i nf or mat ion f or an aut hor i zed r epr esent at i ve of t he
employer .
OR
i i i . Ot her document at ion accept abl e t o t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or t hat est abl i shes
t hat t he cl aimant w as not t er mi nat ed f or cause.
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5. Addi t i onal Document at i on t o Est abl i sh Causat i on Pr esumpt i ons:
If t he cl aimant seeks t o qual i f y f or a causat i on pr esumpt ion as set f or t h i n Sect ions II.B.1 and
II.B.2.a, t he cl ai mant must pr ovi de document at i on f or 2010 t o est abl i sh t hat t he cl ai mant or
t he cl aimant ’ s empl oyer sat i sf i es (or sat i sf i ed) t he geogr aphi c r equi r ement s and/ or t he
def i ni t i on of an ent i t y or Nat ur al Per son i ncl uded i n t he Pr i mar y Seaf ood Indust r y,
Secondar y Seaf ood Indust r y, Tour i sm,
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or Char t er Fi shi ng
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as appl i cabl e. To sat i sf y t hi s
r equi r ement , t he cl aimant must demonst r at e t he empl oyer ’ s locat ion and t he f ol l ow i ng:
a. That t he cl aimant w or ks or w or ked f or an employer t hat f i l ed a cl ai m i n t he M DL
No. 2179 set t lement pr ocess and w as det er mi ned by t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or t o
sat i sf y one of t he above-l i st ed def i ni t ions;
OR
b. That t he cl aimant ’ s Tax Inf or mat i on Document s, Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs
Document at i on, or ot her document at ion est abl i shes t hat t he cl ai mant ’ s employer
sat i sf i es one of t he above-l ist ed def i ni t ions.

B. Causat i on Requi r ement s
In or der t o est abl i sh causat i on under t hi s Cat egor y II, a cl ai mant must sat i sf y t he f ol l ow i ng:

1. The cl aimant must have been empl oyed i n t he Cl ai mi ng Job on Apr i l 20, 2010, unl ess t he
cl ai mant i s a Seasonal Empl oyee w ho can pr ovi de evidence of hi st or i cal seasonal
employment begi nni ng af t er Apr i l 20 i n t he Base Year (s).

2. The cl aimant must sat i sf y one of t he f ol low i ng:
a. Indi vi dual Cl ai mant s Wi t h Pr esumed Causat i on: The DWH Spi l l shal l be pr esumed
t o be t he cause of lost ear ni ngs f or a Cl ai mi ng Job dur i ng t he Compensat i on Per i od
f or t he f ol low i ng cat egor i es of cl ai mant s w ho submi t t he r equi r ed document at ion,
pr ovi ded t hat t he cl aimant can demonst r at e t hat any l oss of i ncome or employment
r el at ed t o t he Cl ai mi ng Job w as not a f unct ion of t he cl ai mant ’ s t er mi nat ion f or
cause pur suant t o t he Document at ion Requi r ement s set f or t h i n Sect ion II.A.4.c:
i . If a cl aimant i s an Indi vi dual seeki ng compensat ion f or an economi c loss
r el at i ng t o employment w i t hi n Zone A,
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t he cl ai mant i s not r equi r ed t o
pr ovi de any evi dence of causat i on r el at i ng t o t hat Cl ai mi ng Job.

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The def i ni t i on of Tour i sm i s set f or t h i n t he Tour i sm Def i ni t i on, Bat es 026632 - 026646.
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The def i ni t i on of Char t er Fi shi ng i s set f or t h i n Def i ni t i ons Sect i on 38 of t he Deepwat er Hori zon Economi c and
Pr oper t y Damages Set t l ement Agr eement .
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For pur poses of t hi s Fr amew or k f or Indi vi dual Economi c Loss Cl ai ms, t he pr esumpt i on shal l be t hat t he l ocat i on
of economi c l oss f or t he Cl ai mi ng Job i s t he l ocat i on of t he cl ai mant ’ s empl oyer wi t hi n t he Cl ass Def i ni t i on
geogr aphi c ar ea, not t he cl ai mant ’ s r esi dence. Cl ai mant s may est abl i sh an al t er nat i ve l ocat i on of economi c l oss f or
t he Cl ai mi ng Job ot her t han t hei r empl oyer ’ s l ocat i on by pr ovi di ng evi dence t hat t hei r pr i mar y empl oyment
act i vi t i es and r esponsi bi l i t i es occur i n a l ocat i on di f f er ent f r om t hei r empl oyer ’ s busi ness addr ess, and t hat t he
cl ai med DWH Spi l l -r el at ed economi c l oss occur r ed at such l ocat i on. For exampl e, t he cl ai mant w or ks f or a

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i i . If a cl aimant i s an i ndi vi dual seeki ng compensat i on f or an economi c loss f or a
j ob i n w hi ch he or she w as employed by, or excl usively ser vi ced, an ent it y or
Nat ur al Per son t hat sat i sf i es t he Pr i mar y Seaf ood Indust r y def i ni t ion as set
f or t h i n t he Seaf ood Di st r i but i on Chai n Def i ni t i ons, t he cl aimant i s not
r equi r ed t o pr ovi de any evidence of causat i on r el at i ng t o t hat Cl ai mi ng Job.
i i i . If a cl aimant i s an i ndi vi dual seeki ng compensat i on f or an economi c loss f or a
j ob i n w hi ch he or she w as employed by an ent i t y or Nat ur al Per son t hat
sat i sf i es t he Secondar y Seaf ood Indust r y def i ni t i on as set f or t h i n t he Seaf ood
Di st r i but i on Chai n Def i ni t i ons, and t he ent i t y or Nat ur al Per son w as locat ed
i n Zones B or C, t he cl aimant i s not r equi r ed t o pr ovi de any evi dence of
causat i on r el at i ng t o t hat Cl ai mi ng Job.
i v. If t he cl aimant is an Indi vi dual seeki ng compensat i on f or an economi c loss f or
a j ob i n w hi ch he or she was empl oyed by a busi ness l ocat ed i n Zone B t hat
meet s t he def i ni t ion of Tour i sm, t he cl aimant is not r equi r ed t o pr ovi de any
evi dence of causat i on r el at i ng t o t hat Cl ai mi ng Job.

v. If t he cl aimant is an Indi vi dual seeki ng compensat i on f or an economi c loss f or
a j ob i n w hi ch he or she was empl oyed by an ent it y or Nat ur al Per son t hat
sat i sf i es t he def i nit i on of Char t er Fi shi ng, and t he Char t er Fi shi ng busi ness
w as locat ed i n Zones A, B or C, t he cl aimant i s not r equi r ed t o pr ovi de any
evi dence of causat i on r el at i ng t o t hat Cl ai mi ng Job.

OR

b. Indi vi dual Cl ai mant s Wi t hout Pr esumed Causat i on: If a cl aimant i s not ent i t l ed t o a
causat i on pr esumpt i on as set f or t h i n Sect i on II.B.2.a, t he cl aimant can est abl i sh
causat i on f or a Cl ai mi ng Job dur i ng t he Compensat i on Per i od only by sat i sf yi ng t he
r equi r ement s of one of t he f ol low i ng sub-sect i ons:
i . Causat i on i s est abl i shed i f t he Cl ai mi ng Job i s w i t h an El i gi bl e Empl oyer . The
Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or shal l ver i f y t hat t he empl oyer i s an El i gi bl e Empl oyer .
i i . Causat i on f or a Cl ai mi ng Job i s est abl i shed i f t he cl aimant pr ovi des an
Empl oyer Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement at t r i but i ng t he clai mant ’ s l oss of i ncome
dur i ng t he Compensat i on Per i od t o t he DWH Spi l l . The Empl oyer Sw or n
Wr i t t en St at ement must ar t i cul at e i n det ai l how t he clai mant ’ s l osses at t he
Cl ai mi ng Job ar e causal ly r el at ed t o t he DWH Spi l l . Such Empl oyer Sw or n
Wr i t t en St at ement must also i ncl ude cont act i nf or mat i on f or an aut hor i zed
r epr esent at i ve of t he employer .
i i i . The Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or shal l eval uat e t he cr edi bi l i t y and r el i abi l i t y of t he
i nf or mat i on pr ovi ded by t he empl oyer and t he cl ai mant , i ncl udi ng any Sw or n
Wr i t t en St at ement s, and have t he r i ght t o r equest suppl ement al

housekeepi ng company l ocat ed i n Zone C t hat ser vi ces househol ds i n Zones A, B and C, i ncl udi ng vacat i on
condomi ni ums l ocat ed i n Zone A, and t he cl ai mant est abl i shes t hat she w or ks pr i mar i l y i n Zone A.
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document at ion and/ or t o i nt er vi ew t he employer i n accor dance w i t h t he
Addendum Regar di ng Int er vi ew s of Cl ai mant Al l egi ng Economi c Loss.

C. Compensat i on Cal cul at i on
The Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or shal l use Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on or annual employer -
pr ovi ded payr ol l i nf or mat ion submit t ed by t he cl aimant pur suant t o Sect i on II.A, and ot her
suppor t i ng document at i on pr ovi ded by t he cl aimant , t o cal cul at e t he Cl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs.
As set f or t h i n t he st eps below , Cl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs i ncl udes: (1) any r educt i on i n ear ni ngs
bet w een t he Compensat i on Per i od and t he Benchmar k Per i od f or each Cl ai mi ng Job, pl us
(2) any l ost pot ent i al ear nings gr ow t h expect ed f or each Cl ai mi ng Job i n t he absence of t he
DWH Spi l l , mi nus (3) any Of f set t i ng Ear ni ngs. Lost pot ent i al ear ni ngs gr ow t h expect ed f or each
Cl ai mi ng Job shal l be det er mi ned t hr ough appl i cat i on of (a) a Cl ai mant Speci f i c Gr ow t h Fact or ,
or (b) a Gener al Gr ow t h Fact or ; i n addi t i on, f or cl aims based on non-sal ar ied, hour l y-w age j obs,
an Indust r y Gr ow t h Fact or i s appl i ed.
The cl aimant shal l r ecei ve a l ump-sum f i nal payment t hat i ncl udes compensat ion f or Cl ai mant
Lost Ear ni ngs, pl us any appl i cabl e RTP agr eed upon by t he par t ies, pl us compensat i on f or
pr oper l y document ed Empl oyment -Rel at ed Benef i t s Losses, Rei mbur sabl e Tr ai ni ng Cost s and
Rei mbur sabl e Sear ch Cost s, or One Ti me, Non-Recur r i ng Event Commi ssi on Compensat i on, i f
any, l ess any Spi l l -Rel at ed Payment s.

Example compensat ion calcul at i ons ar e set f or t h i n Appendi ces A t hr ough F at t ached her et o.

St ep 1: Cl ai mant Sel ect s Compensat i on Per i od and Benchmar k Per i od
1. Cl ai mant sel ect s a Compensat i on Per i od. For a cl aimant w ho (i ) w as t er mi nat ed f or
cause i n 2010 f r om t he Cl ai mi ng Job(s), or (i i ) ot her w i se ended employment at t he
Cl ai mi ng Job(s) i n 2010 f or r easons unr el at ed t o t he DWH Spi l l , t he Compensat i on
Per i od may not ext end beyond t he t er mi nat ion dat e.

2. Cl ai mant sel ect s a Base Year (s).

St ep 2: Det er mi ne Benchmar k Per i od Ear ni ngs f or t he M ont hs Cor r espondi ng t o t he
Compensat i on Per i od
Ear ni ngs dur i ng t he Benchmar k Per i od shal l be est abli shed on t he basi s of Pay Per i od
Ear ni ngs Document at i on and shal l i ncl ude ear ned i ncome f r om each Cl ai mi ng Job (or
compar abl e j ob). The speci f i c det er mi nat ion of ear ni ngs f or t he Benchmar k Per i od shal l
depend on t he nat ur e and ext ent of t he Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on pr ovi ded. For
exampl e, i f t he cl aimant submi t s Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on t hat cover s onl y
di scr et e por t ions of a gi ven cal endar year (e.g., empl oyee commi ssion st at ement s f r om M ay
2009 and December 2009), t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or shal l base t he Benchmar k Per i od
ear ni ngs onl y on t he act ual document at i on pr ovi ded ( i.e., dat a shal l not be ext r apol at ed t o
per i ods f or w hi ch Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on w as not pr ovi ded).
If t he cl aimant submi t s Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on t hat pr ovi des dat a as t o f ul l
year ear ni ngs but not t he al l ocat i on of t hose ear ni ngs (i.e., a year -end payst ub), and i f t he
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cl ai mant al so pr ovi des addit i onal Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on deemed by t he
Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or t o be suf f i ci ent f or pur poses of al l ocat i ng t hose ear ni ngs acr oss t he
r el evant per iod, ear ni ngs shal l be al l ocat ed accor di ngl y. If no addi t ional i nf or mat i on i s
pr ovi ded r egar di ng t he al locat i on of t hose ear ni ngs, t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or shal l assume
a pr o r at a di st r i but ion over t he r elevant per iod.
Al l bonuses and/ or commi ssi ons shal l be al l ocat ed pr o r at a acr oss t he per i od f or w hi ch t hey
w er e aw ar ded, and annual per f or mance bonuses pai d i n Januar y and Febr uar y shal l be
assumed t o r el at e t o t he pr i or calendar year , unl ess t he document s est abl i sh t hat t he bonus
r el at ed t o a speci f ic per iod of t ime.

St ep 3: Det er mi ne Ear ni ngs Gr ow t h Fact or (s)
1. Cl ai mant Speci f i c Growt h Fact or : For cl ai mant s w ho pr ovi de Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs
Document at i on suf f i ci ent t o cal cul at e a Cl ai mant Speci f i c Gr ow t h Fact or , t he f oll ow i ng
Gr ow t h Fact or s may appl y:
a. Cl ai mant Speci f i c Gr ow t h Fact or i s def i ned, and t he cal cul at i on i s expl ai ned, i n
Def i ni t ions Sect i on N.1).
b. Indust r y Gr ow t h Fact or i s def i ned i n Def i ni t i ons Sect i on N.3.

2. Cl ai mant s f or Whom Cl ai mant Speci f i c Growt h Fact or Is Not Appl i cabl e: For cl aimant s
unabl e t o pr ovi de Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on suf f i ci ent t o cal cul at e a Cl ai mant
Speci f i c Gr ow t h Fact or and f or Seasonal Empl oyees, no Cl ai mant Speci f i c Gr ow t h
Fact or shal l appl y. Inst ead, t he f ol l ow i ng Gr ow t h Fact or s may appl y:
a. Gener al Gr ow t h Fact or i s def i ned i n Def i ni t i ons Sect i on N.2 and i s 2.0%.
b. Indust r y Gr ow t h Fact or i s def i ned i n Def i ni t i ons Sect i on N.3: For cl aims based on
non-sal ar i ed, hour l y-w age j obs, an Indust r y Gr ow t h Fact or of 1.5% shal l be appl i ed.

St ep 4: Cal cul at e Expect ed Ear ni ngs
Expect ed Ear ni ngs equal t he Benchmar k Per i od ear nings cal cul at ed i n St ep 2 i ncr eased by
t he appl i cabl e Gr ow t h Fact or s (f r om St ep 3).
Expect ed Ear ni ngs = Benchmar k Per i od Earnings f rom St ep 2 x (1 + applicable St ep 3 Growt h
Fact or (s))

St ep 5: Det er mi ne Act ual Ear ni ngs and Any Of f set t i ng Ear ni ngs In The Compensat i on Per i od
Act ual Ear ni ngs f or al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs and any appl i cabl e Of f set t i ng Ear ni ngs dur i ng t he
Compensat i on Per i od shal l be det er mi ned based on Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on
pr ovi ded by t he cl aimant and ot her document at i on r el evant t o det er mi ni ng Of f set t i ng
Ear ni ngs. Al l bonuses and/ or commissi ons shal l be al locat ed pr o r at a acr oss t he per i od f or
w hi ch t hey wer e aw ar ded, and annual per f or mance bonuses pai d i n Januar y and Febr uar y
shal l be assumed t o r el at e t o t he pr ior cal endar year , unl ess t he document s est abl i sh t hat
t he bonus r el at ed t o a speci f i c per i od of t i me.

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Of f set t i ng Ear ni ngs and Act ual Ear ni ngs f r om al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs shal l be calcul at ed gi vi ng
consi der at ion t o al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs, pr ovi ded t hat :

1. If t he cl aimant has only one Cl ai mi ng Job, t hen:

i . If Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on (or ot her document at i on r el evant t o
cal cul at i ng Of f set t i ng Ear ni ngs) r ef l ect s t he same or an i ncr eased number of
hour s wor ked at t he Cl ai mi ng Job i n t he Compensat i on Per i od r el at i ve t o t he
Cl ai mi ng Job (or compar abl e j ob) i n t he Benchmar k Per i od, Act ual Ear ni ngs
shal l be l i mit ed t o ear ni ngs f r om t he Cl ai mi ng Job (or compar abl e j ob) over t he
same t ot al number of hour s wor ked i n t he Benchmar k Per i od, and no
Of f set t i ng Ear ni ngs shal l appl y.

OR

i i . If Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on (or ot her document at i on) (i ) r ef l ect s a
decr ease i n hour s wor ked at t he Cl ai mi ng Job dur i ng t he Compensat i on Per i od,
and (i i ) t he cl ai mant ’ s Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on r ef l ect s addi t ional
hour s wor ked at a Non-Cl ai mi ng Job (w het her such Non-Cl ai mi ng Job w as hel d
i n t he Benchmar k Per i od or i s a new posi t ion), Of f set t i ng Ear ni ngs shal l be
cal cul at ed and f act or ed i nt o t he det er mi nat i on of Cl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs.

2. If t he cl aimant has mor e t han one Cl ai mi ng Job, t hen:

i . If Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on (or ot her document at i on r el evant t o
cal cul at i ng Of f set t i ng Ear ni ngs) f or al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs r ef l ect s t he same or an
i ncr eased number of t ot al hour s wor ked acr oss al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs dur i ng t he
Compensat i on Per i od (r el at i ve t o al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs (or compar abl e j obs) i n t he
Benchmar k Per i od), aggr egat e Act ual Ear ni ngs i n t he Compensat i on Per i od
shal l be l i mit ed t o t ot al ear ni ngs f r om al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs (or compar abl e j obs)
over t he same number of t ot al hour s w or ked i n t he Benchmar k Per i od,
pr ovi ded t hat ear ni ngs f r om hour s l ost i n one Cl ai mi ng Job shal l be r epl aced by
ear ni ngs f r om t he same number of hour s w or ked i n a di f f er ent Cl ai mi ng Job
dur i ng t he Compensat i on Per i od. No Of f set t i ng Ear ni ngs shal l appl y.

OR

i i . If Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on (or ot her document at i on r el evant t o
cal cul at i ng Of f set t i ng Ear ni ngs) f or al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs r ef l ect s (i ) f ewer t ot al
hour s wor ked acr oss al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs dur i ng t he Compensat i on Per i od (r el at i ve
t o al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs (or compar abl e j obs) i n t he Benchmar k Per i od), but (i i )
mor e hour s wor ked i n one (or mor e) Cl ai mi ng Job(s) in t he Compensat i on
Per i od (r el at i ve t o t he same Cl ai mi ng Job(s) i n t he Benchmar k Per i od),
aggr egat e Act ual Ear ni ngs in t he Compensat i on Per i od shal l i ncl ude t ot al
ear ni ngs f r om al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs (or compar abl e j obs) in t he Compensat i on
Per i od. If t he cl aimant ’ s Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on al so r ef l ect s
addi t i onal hour s wor ked at a di f f er ent (Non-Cl ai mi ng Job) posi t i on (w het her
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such posi t ion was hel d i n t he Benchmar k Per i od or i s a new posi t ion), Of f set t i ng
Ear ni ngs shal l be cal cul at ed and f act or ed i nt o t he det er mi nat ion of Cl ai mant
Lost Ear ni ngs f or t he number of hour s r epr esent i ng t he di f f er ence bet w een (a)
t ot al hour s w or ked i n al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs i n t he Compensat i on Per i od, and (b)
t ot al hour s w or ked i n al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs i n t he Benchmar k Per i od.

OR

i i i . If Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on (or ot her document at i on) f or al l Cl ai mi ng
Jobs (i ) r ef l ect s a decr ease i n hour s wor ked at each Cl ai mi ng Job dur i ng t he
Compensat i on Per i od, and (i i ) t he cl aimant ’ s Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs
Document at i on r ef lect s addi t i onal hour s wor ked at a di f f er ent posi t ion
(w het her such posi t ion w as hel d i n t he Benchmar k Per i od or i s a new posi t ion),
Of f set t i ng Ear ni ngs shal l be cal cul at ed and f act or ed int o t he det er mi nat i on of
Cl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs f or t he t ot al lost hour s.

OR

i v. If t he cl aimant does not have Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on (or ot her
document at ion est abl i shi ng hour s wor ked) f or al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs, t hen Act ual
Ear ni ngs shal l i ncl ude al l ear ni ngs f r om al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs and Of f set t i ng
Ear ni ngs shal l appl y.

St ep 6: Det er mi ne Cl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs
Cl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs shal l be cal cul at ed as (a) t he dif f er ence bet w een (i ) t he clai mant ’ s
Expect ed Ear ni ngs dur i ng t he Compensat i on Per i od (St ep 4) f r om al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs and
(i i ) t he cl ai mant ’ s Act ual Ear ni ngs dur i ng t he Compensat i on Per i od, as adj ust ed, i f r el evant
(St ep 5) f r om al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs, r educed by (b) any appl i cabl e Of f set t i ng Ear ni ngs.

St ep 7: Cal cul at e Fi nal Cl ai mant Compensat i on
Fi nal Cl ai mant Compensat i on shal l be Cl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs (St ep 6) adj ust ed as f ol low s:
1. Add any appl i cabl e RTP agr eed t o by t he par t i es. For an employee t er mi nat ed f or cause
f r om a Cl ai mi ng Job, no RTP shal l appl y.
- For cl aimant s w hose Cl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs r esul t f r om mor e t han one Cl ai mi ng
Job, t he cl ai mant ’ s appl i cabl e RTP shal l be cal cul at ed based on (i ) t he per cent age of
t ot al Cl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs r el at ed t o each Cl ai mi ng Job, mul t i pl i ed by (i i ) t he RTP
appl i cabl e t o each Cl ai mi ng Job, w hi ch i s det er mi ned by t he j ob t ype
(Tour i sm/ Ot her Indust r i es) and zone (Zone A, B, C or D). For exampl e, a cl aimant
w i t h 50% of t hei r lost ear nings f r om a j ob Zone A hot el , and 50% of t hei r lost
ear ni ngs f r om a j ob i n a Zone C r est aur ant shal l r ecei ve an RTP t hat i s cal cul at ed as
f ol l ow s:
Appl i cabl e RTP = .5* RTP
Zone A Tour i sm (hot el )
+ .5* RTP
Zone C Tour i sm (r est aur ant )

2. Add any Rei mbur sabl e Tr ai ni ng Cost s. Rei mbur sabl e Tr ai ni ng Cost s shal l be f ul ly
r ei mbur sed i f t he t r ai ni ng l ed di r ect ly t o ear ned i ncome i n 2010. If no cor r espondi ng
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i ncome w as ear ned i n 2010, t hen Rei mbur sabl e Tr ai ni ng Cost s shal l be r eimbur sed up
t o $2,000.
For example: A cl aimant who pai d $3,000 af t er Apr i l 20, 2010 t o secur e a
commer ci al t r ucki ng l i cense and w ho ear ned i ncome as a commer ci al t r ucker i n
2010 shal l r ecei ve $3,000 i n r ei mbur sement . If t he clai mant ear ned no i ncome f r om
commer ci al t r ucki ng dur i ng 2010, t he cl aimant w oul d r eceive a $2,000
r ei mbur sement .
3. Add any Rei mbur sabl e Sear ch Cost s.
4. Add any appl i cabl e Empl oyment -Rel at ed Benef i t s Losses.
5. Add any One Ti me, Non-Recur r i ng Event Compensat i on.
6. Subt r act any Spi l l -Rel at ed Payment s.

7. The f or mul a f or Fi nal Cl ai mant Compensat i on i s:
Cl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs
+ (Cl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs x any appl i cabl e RTP)
+ Empl oyment -Rel at ed Benef i t s Losses (i f appl i cabl e)
+ Rei mbur sabl e Tr ai ni ng Cost s (f ul l i f led t o ear ned i ncome i n 2010 f r om
ar ea of t r ai ni ng, ot her w i se $2,000) (i f appl i cabl e)
+ Rei mbur sabl e Sear ch Cost s (i f appl i cabl e)
+ One Ti me, Non-Recur r i ng Event Compensat i on (i f appl i cabl e)
- Spi l l -Rel at ed Payment s (i f appl i cabl e)
- VoO Set t l ement Of f set and/ or VoO Ear ned Income Of f set (i f any)
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III. CATEGORY III: CLAIM ANTS WITH EARNINGS DOCUM ENTATION FOR 2010 BUT WITHOUT
COM PARABLE BENCHM ARK PERIOD EARNINGS

For Indi vi dual Cl ai mant s Wi t hout Compar abl e Benchmar k Ear ni ngs w ho meet t he def i ni t i on of a
New Ent r ant To Empl oyment , a Cl ai mant Who Had Less Than Tw el ve M ont hs Of Ear ni ngs Hi st or y
But Was Empl oyed On Apr i l 20, 2010 or a Car eer Changer , 2011 Benchmar k Per i od ear ni ngs shal l
be used t o est abl i sh Expect ed Ear ni ngs, pr ovi ded t hat i f no such ear ni ngs exist , t he cl aimant ’ s
Expect ed Ear ni ngs w i l l be based on t he appl i cabl e al t er nat i ve i dent i f ied i n t hi s Cat egor y III, St ep 2.
If avai l abl e, t he Cat egor y III cl ai mant must pr ovi de f eder al or st at e Tax Ret ur ns or For ms W-2 f or
2010 and 2011 (and f or 2009 i f t he cl ai mant i s a Car eer Changer w ho di d not wor k i n t he r el evant
2011 t i me per iod).
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If Tax Ret ur ns or For ms W-2 and/ or 1099 ar e not avai l able, t he cl aimant must
pr ovi de a w r it t en st at ement under oat h at t est i ng t hat no Tax Ret ur ns ar e avai l able and at t est i ng
t hat t he cl aimant made di l igent ef f or t s t o obt ai n For ms W-2 f r om hi s or her employer .
Cat egor y III cl aimant s w ho do not have Tax Inf or mat i on Document s avai l abl e may i nst ead pr ovi de
Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on suf f i ci ent t o est abl i sh ear ni ngs dur i ng t he Compensat i on
Per i od and 2011 (and f or 2009 i f t he cl aimant is a Car eer Changer w ho di d not wor k i n t he r el evant
2011 t i me per iod). If no Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on or ot her annual empl oyer -pr ovi ded
payr ol l document at i on i s avai l abl e f or 2010 and 2011 (and f or 2009 i f t he cl aimant i s a Car eer
Changer w ho di d not w or k i n t he r elevant 2011 t ime per i od), cl ai mant shal l so st at e i n t he swor n
Cl ai m For m.
In t he event a cl aimant cannot pr ovi de Tax Inf or mat i on Document s or Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs
Document at i on or , f or cl aimant s w ho w er e not employed i n 2011, ot her document at ion r equi r ed i n
III.B.1.b or III.B.2.b, clai mant may not pr oceed under t hi s Cat egor y III and shoul d pr oceed t o
Cat egor y IV t o t he ext ent t he cl aimant qual i f i es f or compensat ion under t hat Cat egor y.

A. Document at i on Requi r ement s
1. Document at i on Est abl i shi ng Empl oyment Ear ni ngs: Cl ai mant s under t hi s Cat egor y w ho
have Tax Inf or mat i on Document s f or 2010 and 2011 must pr ovi de at l east one of t he
f ol l ow i ng Tax Inf or mat i on Document s f or 2010 and 2011 and, i f a Car eer Changer , f or 2009:
x Feder al t ax For m 1040 pages 1 and 2, al l pages of Schedul es C, E, and F, and any
suppor t i ng st at ement s at t ached t o t he For m 1040 f i l i ng (i ncl udi ng For m W-2s f or
j oi nt r et ur ns); or
x St at e t ax r et ur n, i ncl udi ng any suppor t i ng schedul es or st at ement s; or
x For ms W-2 document i ng ear ni ngs; or
x For ms 1099 document i ng ear ni ngs.



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If a cl ai mant has not mai nt ained copi es of hi s or her f eder al i ncome t ax r et ur ns, he or she shal l r equest a copy or
t r anscr i pt di r ect l y f r om t he IRS. If a cl ai mant has not mai nt ai ned copi es of hi s or her For ms W-2, he or she shal l
r equest copi es di r ect l y f r om t he IRS f or each empl oyer t hey w or ked f or dur i ng t he Compensat i on Per i od and 2011
(and, i f t he cl ai mant i s a Car eer Changer , f or 2009). A f eder al Tax Inf or mat i on Document shal l be consi der ed
avai l abl e i f i t exi st s and i s i n t he cl ai mant ’ s possessi on or has not been r equest ed f r om t he IRS and/ or empl oyer .

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2. Document at i on Est abl i shi ng Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs: To t he ext ent i t i s avai l abl e, or i f Tax
Inf or mat i on Document s f or 2010 and 2011 ar e not avai l abl e, a cl aimant must pr ovi de Pay
Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on f or 2010 and t he 2011 Benchmar k Per i od. A cl ai mant al so
must pr ovi de document at ion t o est abl i sh any bonuses and/ or commi ssions r eceived dur i ng
t he 2011 Benchmar k Per i od and t he Compensat i on Per i od, as w el l as bonuses and/ or
commissi ons r ecei ved dur i ng Januar y or Febr uar y of t he 2010 and 2011 f or al l j obs w or ked.
A Car eer Changer must al so pr ovi de such i nf or mat i on f or 2009. To t he ext ent Pay Per i od
Ear ni ngs Document at i on i s unavai l abl e, t he cl aimant shal l so i ndi cat e i n t he sw or n Cl ai m
For m, and ear ni ngs shal l be t r eat ed as ear ned evenl y t hr oughout each year .

3. Document at i on Of Ear ni ngs Fr om Ot her Sour ces Dur i ng t he Compensat i on Per i od:
Cl ai mant s must al so submi t document s suf f i ci ent t o est abl i sh t he sour ce(s) and amount s of
ear ni ngs, i f any, f r om ot her post -DWH Spi l l sour ces of i ncome (and, i f a Car eer Changer , f or
2009) i ncl udi ng: (1) Spi l l -Rel at ed Payment s, and (2) compensat ion r ecei ved f r om and hour s
w or ked i n each empl oyment posi t ion ot her t han t he Cl ai mi ng Job(s). The t ypes of
document s suf f i cient t o sat i sf y t hi s r equi r ement ar e as f ol low s:
x For ms W-2, paycheck st ubs or ot her empl oyer -pr ovi ded payr ol l i nf or mat ion; and/ or
x Bank r ecor ds show i ng i ncome deposit s and suppor t i ng document at ion i ndi cat i ng
t he sour ce of t hose deposi t s; and/ or
x Document s f r om BP/ GCCF show i ng payment and BP/ GCCF Cl ai m Number ; and/ or
x For ms 1099; and/ or
x Recei pt s f r om check cashi ng ser vi ces; and/ or
x Ot her document s pr ovi ded by an employer set t i ng f or t h f or such ot her employment
posi t ion(s) (i) r equi r ed hour s of wor k, (i i ) act ual hour s w or ked by cl aimant , and
(i i i ) compensat i on r at e.

4. Document at i on Est abl i shi ng Ot her Cost s/ Losses: The cl aimant may al so submi t
Rei mbur sabl e Tr ai ni ng Cost Document at i on, Rei mbur sabl e Sear ch Cost Document at i on,
and/ or document at i on r egar di ng Empl oyment -Rel at ed Benef i t s Losses.

5. Addi t i onal Cl ai mant Document at i on:

a. Cl ai mant Empl oyabi l i t y Document at i on: Consi st s of bot h:

i . A copy of a Soci al Secur i t y car d, gover nment -i ssued i dent i f i cat i on (f or exampl e,
a val i d dr iver ’ s l icense), t empor ar y w or ker vi sa, or gr een car d t hat w as val i d as
of Apr i l 20, 2010 f or t he cl ai mant , or a pr i nt out f r om a publ i c dat abase
pr ovi di ng t he same i nf or mat i on as woul d be pr ovi ded by t he or i gi nal document ;

AND

i i . Evi dence t he cl aimant w as at l east 16 year s of age as of Apr i l 20, 2010.
Accept abl e evi dence i ncl udes a copy of a val i d dr i ver ’ s l i cense, a val i d passpor t ,
a cer t i f ied copy of t he cl aimant ’ s bi r t h cer t i f i cat e, or a pr i nt out f r om a publ i c
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dat abase pr ovi di ng t he same i nf or mat ion as w oul d be pr ovi ded by t he or i gi nal
document .

b. Li censi ng Document at i on: If cl ai mant ’ s employment r equi r es a gover nment -i ssued
l i cense/ per mi t , a copy of val i d 2010 and 2011 l i censes, i f appr opr i at e, or a pr i nt out
f r om a publ i c dat abase pr ovi di ng t he same i nf or mat ion as woul d be pr ovi ded by t he
or i gi nal document . Licenses coul d i ncl ude, but ar e not l i mi t ed t o:
i . Taxi / l iver y l i censes.
i i . Real Est at e Sal es l icenses.
i i i . Ot her l i censes and per mi t s r el at ed t o i ncome sour ces.

c. If t he cl aimant ’ s empl oyment i n t he Cl ai mi ng Job w as t er mi nat ed bet ween Apr i l 20,
2010 and December 31, 2010, t he clai mant shal l have t he bur den of pr oof t o est abl i sh
t he t er mi nat ion w as not f or cause. The t er mi nat ion shal l be deemed not f or cause i f :
i . The cl aimant est abl i shes t hat he or she f i l ed f or and r ecei ved unempl oyment ,
i ncl udi ng, f or exampl e, as evi denced by For m 1099 G.
OR
i i . Cl ai mant pr ovi des a let t er f r om t he f or mer empl oyer or an Empl oyer Sw or n
Wr i t t en St at ement conf i r mi ng t er mi nat ion w as not f or cause. Any such l et t er
must i ncl ude cont act i nf or mat ion f or an aut hor i zed r epr esent at i ve of t he
employer .
OR
i i i . Ot her document at ion accept abl e t o t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or t hat est abl i shes
t hat t he cl aimant w as not t er mi nat ed f or cause.

6. Addi t i onal Document at i on t o Est abl i sh Causat i on Pr esumpt i ons:
If t he cl aimant is (i ) a Car eer Changer or a Cl ai mant Who Had Less Than Tw el ve M ont hs of
Ear ni ngs Hi st or y But Was Empl oyed On Apr i l 20, 2010 w ho seeks t o qual i f y f or a causat i on
pr esumpt ion as set f or t h i n Sect i ons III.B.1.a, III.B.1.b and III.B.1.c.i , or (i i i ) a New Ent r ant t o
Empl oyment w ho seeks t o qual i f y f or a causat i on pr esumpt i on as set f or t h i n Sect i ons
III.B.2.a, III.B.2.b and III.B.2.c.i , t he clai mant must pr ovide document at i on 2010 and 2011
(and, i f t he cl ai mant i s a Car eer Changer , f or 2009) t o est abl i sh t hat t he cl aimant or t he
cl ai mant ’ s empl oyer sat i sf ies (or sat i sf i ed) t he geogr aphi c r equi r ement s and/ or t he
def i ni t i on of an ent i t y or Nat ur al Per son i ncl uded i n t he Pr i mar y Seaf ood Indust r y,
Secondar y Seaf ood Indust r y, Tour i sm,
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or Char t er Fi shi ng
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as appl i cabl e. To sat i sf y t hi s
r equi r ement , t he cl aimant must demonst r at e t he empl oyer ’ s locat ion and t he f ol l ow i ng:


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The def i ni t i on of Tour i sm i s set f or t h i n t he Tour i sm Def i ni t i on, Bat es 026632 - 026646.
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The def i ni t i on of Char t er Fi shi ng i s set f or t h i n Def i ni t i ons Sect i on 38 of t he Deepwat er Hori zon Economi c and
Pr oper t y Damages Set t l ement Agr eement .
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a. That t he cl aimant w or ks or w or ked f or an employer t hat f i l ed a cl ai m i n t he M DL
No. 2179 set t lement pr ocess and w as det er mi ned by t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or t o
sat i sf y one of t he above-l i st ed def i ni t ions;
OR
b. That t he cl aimant ’ s Tax Inf or mat i on Document s, Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs
Document at i on, or ot her document at ion est abl i shes t hat t he cl ai mant ’ s employer
sat i sf i es one of t he above-l ist ed def i ni t ions.

7. The Causat ion Requi r ement s set f or t h i n Sect i on III.B bel ow may r equi r e addi t ional
document at ion.

B. Causat i on Requi r ement s
1. Causat i on f or a Car eer Changer and a Cl ai mant Who Had Less Than Tw el ve M ont hs of
Ear ni ngs Hi st or y But Was Empl oyed On Apr i l 20, 2010: In or der f or a Car eer Changer or a
Cl ai mant Who Had Less Than Tw el ve M ont hs of Ear ni ngs Hi st or y But Was Empl oyed On
Apr i l 20, 2010 t o est abl i sh causat i on under t hi s Cat egor y III, t he cl ai mant must sat i sf y t he
f ol l ow i ng:

a. The cl aimant must have been empl oyed i n t he Cl ai mi ng Job on Apr i l 20, 2010.

AND

b. Dur i ng t he 2011 Benchmar k Per i od (even i f 2011 i s not used t o cal cul at e Expect ed
Ear ni ngs), t he cl aimant w as ei t her (i ) employed, (i i ) t empor ar i ly medi cal ly
i ncapaci t at ed such t hat t he cl ai mant w as unabl e t o w or k but expect ed t o r et ur n t o
t he wor kf or ce shor t l y t her eaf t er , (i i i ) engaged i n act ivi t i es or i n a condi t ion ent it l ing
an employee t o l eave under Sect ion 102 of The Fami ly M edi cal Leave Act , of 1993,
as amended, 29 U.S.C. §§ 2601, 2612, but di d not r ecei ve compensat ion,
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(i v)
i nvol unt ar i ly unempl oyed and can appr opr i at ely document j ob sear ch act i vi t i es,
pr ovi ded t hat t he cl aimant can demonst r at e t hat any i nvol unt ar y unempl oyment
was not a f unct i on of t he clai mant ’ s t er mi nat ion f or cause, (v) a f ul l t i me st udent ,
(vi ) medi cal l y i ncapacit at ed such t hat t he cl aimant w as unabl e t o wor k and w as
expect ed t o be unabl e t o r et ur n t o t he wor kf or ce, or (vi i ) was engaged i n f ul l -t i me
vol unt eer or mi ssionar y wor k or had chosen t o l eave t he wor kf or ce t o ser ve as a
f ul l -t i me par ent or l egal guar di an. Document at ion sat i sf yi ng t hi s r equi r ement
i ncl udes one of t he f ol low i ng:

i . For a cl aimant empl oyed dur i ng 2011, Tax Inf or mat i on Document s, Pay
Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on, or ot her annual empl oyer -pr ovi ded payr ol l

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If t he cl ai mant i s (i ) a Car eer Changer or a Cl ai mant Who Had Less Than Tw el ve M ont hs Of Ear ni ngs Hi st or y But
Was Empl oyed On Apr i l 20, 2010, and (i i ) w as on t empor ar y medi cal l eave f r om hi s or her empl oyer pur suant t o
t he Fami l y M edi cal Leave Act , and (i i i ) r ecei ved compensat i on dur i ng t he t i me per i od of 2011 Benchmar k Per i od,
t he cl ai mant shal l be consi der ed t o have been empl oyed dur i ng t he t i me he or she w as r ecei vi ng compensat i on.
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i nf or mat i on or ot her document ar y evi dence accept abl e t o t he Cl ai ms
Admi ni st r at or .
i i . For a t empor ar i ly medi cal ly-i ncapaci t at ed Indi vi dual , document at ion
est abl i shi ng t hat cl ai mant exper i enced t he t empor ar y di sabi l i t y, such as
hospi t al or medi cal r ecor ds or r ecor ds r ef lect i ng r eceipt of shor t -t er m
di sabi l i t y or simi l ar benef it s.
i i i . For an Indi vi dual engaged in act i vi t i es or a condi t i on ent i t l i ng an empl oyee t o
l eave under Sect i on 102 of The Fami l y M edi cal Leave Act , of 1993, as
amended, 29 U.S.C. §§ 2601, 2612, w ho di d not r ecei ve compensat ion dur i ng
t he 2011 Benchmar k Per i od, document at ion est abl i shi ng t he act i vi t i es or
condi t i on, t he dur at i on of such act i vi t i es or condi t ion, any compensat ion
r eceived dur i ng such per iods, and/ or communi cat ions w i t h t he employer
r egar di ng t he same.
i v. For an i nvol unt ar i ly unempl oyed Indi vi dual , cont empor aneous
document at ion evi denci ng a j ob sear ch and di l i gent ef f or t s t o secur e
employment , as w el l as t he document at i on set f or t h in Sect ion III.A.5
demonst r at i ng t hat t he i nvol unt ar y unemployment was not a f unct i on of t he
cl ai mant ’ s t er mi nat ion f or cause.
v. For a f ul l -t ime st udent , document at ion r ef l ect i ng f ul l -t i me mat r i cul at ion or
enr ol lment at a col lege or uni ver si t y, such as a mat r icul at i on cer t i f i cat e,
t ui t i on bi l l and evi dence of payment , a t r anscr i pt , a degr ee, cer t i f i cat e, or
di pl oma i ndi cat i ng compl et i on of a cour se of st udy, or a l et t er f r om t he
col l ege or uni ver sit y r egi st r ar ver i f yi ng t he mat r i cul at ion.
vi . For a medi cal ly-i ncapaci t at ed Indi vi dual not expect ed t o r et ur n t o t he
w or kf or ce, document at ion est abl i shi ng t he cl ai mant exper i enced such
di sabi l i t y, such as hospit al or medi cal r ecor ds or r ecor ds r ef l ect i ng r ecei pt of
Soci al Secur i t y or ot her di sabi l i t y benef it s.
vi i . For an Indi vi dual w ho w as engaged i n f ul l -t i me vol unt eer or mi ssionar y wor k
or w ho had chosen t o l eave t he wor kf or ce t o ser ve as a f ul l -t i me par ent or
l egal guar di an, document at i on evi denci ng t he r eason t hat t he Indi vi dual w as
not engaged i n wor k f or monet ar y compensat ion.

AND

c. The cl aimant must sat i sf y one of t he f ol low i ng:
i . Pr esumed Causat i on: The DWH Spi l l shal l be pr esumed t o be t he cause of
l ost ear ni ngs f or a Cl ai mi ng Job dur i ng t he Compensat i on Per i od f or t he
f ol l ow i ng cat egor ies of cl aimant s w ho submi t t he r equi r ed document at i on,
pr ovi ded t hat t he cl aimant can demonst r at e t hat any l oss of i ncome or
employment r el at ed t o t he Cl ai mi ng Job was not a f unct i on of t he cl aimant ’ s
t er mi nat i on f or cause pur suant t o t he Document at ion Requi r ement s set f or t h
i n Sect i on III.A.5.c:
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1) If a cl aimant i s an Indi vi dual seeki ng compensat ion f or an economi c
l oss r el at i ng t o employment w i t hi n Zone A,
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t he cl aimant i s not
r equi r ed t o pr ovi de any evidence of causat i on r el at i ng t o t hat
Cl ai mi ng Job.
2) If a cl aimant i s an i ndi vi dual seeki ng compensat i on f or an economi c
l oss f or a j ob i n w hi ch he or she w as employed by, or excl usi vely
ser vi ced, an ent i t y or Nat ur al Per son t hat sat i sf i es t he Pr i mar y
Seaf ood Indust r y def i ni t ion as set f or t h i n t he Seaf ood Di st r i but i on
Chai n Def i ni t i ons, t he cl aimant i s not r equi r ed t o pr ovi de any
evi dence of causat i on r el at i ng t o t hat Cl ai mi ng Job.
3) If a cl aimant i s an i ndi vi dual seeki ng compensat i on f or an economi c
l oss f or a j ob i n w hi ch he or she w as employed by an ent i t y or
Nat ur al Per son t hat sat i sf i es t he Secondar y Seaf ood Indust r y
def i ni t i on as set f or t h i n t he Seaf ood Di st r i but i on Chai n Def i ni t i ons,
and t he ent it y or Nat ur al Per son w as locat ed i n Zones B or C, t he
cl ai mant i s not r equi r ed t o pr ovi de any evi dence of causat i on
r el at i ng t o t hat Cl ai mi ng Job.
4) If t he cl aimant is an Indi vi dual seeki ng compensat i on f or an
economi c loss f or a j ob i n w hi ch he or she w as empl oyed by a
busi ness l ocat ed i n Zone B t hat meet s t he def i ni t ion of Tour i sm, t he
cl ai mant i s not r equi r ed t o pr ovi de any evi dence of causat i on
r el at i ng t o t hat Cl ai mi ng Job.

5) If t he cl aimant is an Indi vi dual seeki ng compensat i on f or an
economi c loss f or a j ob i n w hi ch he or she w as empl oyed by an
ent i t y or Nat ur al Per son t hat sat i sf ies t he def i ni t ion of Char t er
Fi shi ng, and t he Char t er Fi shi ng busi ness w as locat ed i n Zones A, B
or C, t he cl ai mant i s not r equi r ed t o pr ovi de any evi dence of
causat i on r el at i ng t o t hat Cl ai mi ng Job.

OR

i i . Indi vi dual Cl ai mant Wi t hout Pr esumed Causat i on: If a cl ai mant i s not
ent i t l ed t o a causat i on pr esumpt i on as set f or t h i n Sect i on III.B.1.c.i , t he
cl ai mant can est abl i sh causat i on f or a Cl ai mi ng Job dur i ng t he Compensat i on

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For pur poses of t hi s Fr amew or k f or Indi vi dual Economi c Loss Cl ai ms, t he pr esumpt i on shal l be t hat t he l ocat i on
of economi c l oss f or t he Cl ai mi ng Job i s t he l ocat i on of t he cl ai mant ’ s empl oyer wi t hi n t he Cl ass Def i ni t i on
geogr aphi c ar ea, not t he cl ai mant ’ s r esi dence. Cl ai mant s may est abl i sh an al t er nat i ve l ocat i on of economi c l oss f or
t he Cl ai mi ng Job ot her t han t hei r empl oyer ’ s l ocat i on by pr ovi di ng evi dence t hat t hei r pr i mar y empl oyment
act i vi t i es and r esponsi bi l i t i es occur i n a l ocat i on di f f er ent f r om t hei r empl oyer ’ s busi ness addr ess, and t hat t he
cl ai med DWH Spi l l -r el at ed economi c l oss occur r ed at such l ocat i on. For exampl e, t he cl ai mant w or ks f or a
housekeepi ng company l ocat ed i n Zone C t hat ser vi ces househol ds i n Zones A, B and C, i ncl udi ng vacat i on
condomi ni ums l ocat ed i n Zone A, and t he cl ai mant est abl i shes t hat she w or ks pr i mar i l y i n Zone A.
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Per i od only by sat i sf yi ng t he r equi r ement s of one of t he f ol low i ng sub-
sect ions:
1) Causat i on i s est abl i shed i f t he Cl ai mi ng Job i s w i t h an El i gi bl e
Empl oyer . The Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or shal l ver i f y t hat t he empl oyer
i s an El i gi bl e Empl oyer .
2) Causat i on f or a Cl ai mi ng Job i s est abl i shed i f t he cl aimant pr ovi des
an Empl oyer Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement at t r i but i ng t he cl aimant ’ s
l oss of i ncome dur i ng t he Compensat i on Per i od t o t he DWH Spi l l .
The Empl oyer Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement must ar t i culat e i n det ai l
how t he cl aimant ’ s l osses at t he Cl ai mi ng Job ar e causal l y r el at ed t o
t he DWH Spi l l . Such Empl oyer Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement must al so
i ncl ude cont act i nf or mat ion f or an aut hor i zed r epr esent at i ve of t he
employer .
i i i . The Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or shal l eval uat e t he cr edi bi l i t y and r el i abi l i t y of t he
i nf or mat i on pr ovi ded by t he empl oyer and t he cl ai mant , i ncl udi ng any Sw or n
Wr i t t en St at ement s, and have t he r i ght t o r equest suppl ement al
document at ion and/ or t o i nt er vi ew t he employer i n accor dance w i t h t he
Addendum Regar di ng Int er vi ew s of Cl ai mant Al l egi ng Economi c Loss.

2. Causat i on f or a New Ent r ant t o Empl oyment : In or der f or a New Ent r ant t o Empl oyment
t o est abl i sh causat i on under t hi s Cat egor y III, t he cl aimant must sat i sf y t he f ol l ow i ng:

a. The cl aimant must sat i sf y t he def i ni t i on of a New Ent r ant t o Empl oyment and shal l
pr ovi de document at i on show i ng r esi dency, or t hat t he cl aimant t ook si gni f i cant
af f i r mat ive st eps t o est abl i sh r esi dency, w it hi n cl ose enough pr oximi t y t o t he
ant i ci pat ed l ocat i on of empl oyment t o t r avel t o t he j ob as f r equent l y as r equi r ed by
t he empl oyer , f or a per iod of at l east 60 days af t er Apr i l 20, 2010 but bef or e
December 31, 2010 (or bef or e Apr i l 30, 2011 f or cl ai mant s w hose empl oyer or
expect ed employer sat i sf ied t he Pr i mar y Seaf ood Indust r y def i ni t ion).
Document at ion meet i ng t hi s r equi r ement i ncl udes:

i . A l ease or r ent al agr eement ; or
i i . A subl ease agr eement ; or
i i i . Cont empor aneous ut i l i t y bil l s.

AND

b. Dur i ng t he 2011 Benchmar k Per i od, t he cl aimant w as ei t her (i) empl oyed, (i i )
t empor ar i ly medi cal ly i ncapaci t at ed such t hat t he cl aimant w as unabl e t o wor k but
expect ed t o r et ur n t o t he w or kf or ce shor t ly t her eaf t er , (i i i ) engaged i n act i vi t ies or
i n a condi t ion ent it l i ng an empl oyee t o l eave under Sect i on 102 of The Fami l y
M edi cal Leave Act , of 1993, as amended, 29 U.S.C. §§ 2601, 2612, but di d not
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r eceive compensat i on,
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(i v) i nvol unt ar i ly unempl oyed and can appr opr i at ely
document j ob sear ch act i vit i es, pr ovi ded t hat t he cl aimant can demonst r at e t hat
any i nvol unt ar y unemployment was not a f unct ion of t he cl aimant ’ s t er mi nat i on f o r
cause, (v) a f ul l t i me st udent , (vi ) medi cal l y i ncapaci t at ed such t hat t he cl aimant w as
unabl e t o wor k and w as expect ed t o be unabl e t o r et ur n t o t he wor kf or ce, or (vii )
w as engaged i n f ul l -t i me vol unt eer or mi ssionar y w or k or had chosen t o l eave t he
w or kf or ce t o ser ve as a f ul l -t i me par ent or legal guar di an. Document at ion sat i sf ying
t hi s r equi r ement i ncl udes one of t he f ol low i ng:

i . For a cl aimant empl oyed dur i ng 2011, Tax Inf or mat i on Document s, Pay
Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on, or ot her annual empl oyer -pr ovi ded payr ol l
i nf or mat i on or ot her document ar y evi dence accept abl e t o t he Cl ai ms
Admi ni st r at or .
i i . For a t empor ar i ly medi cal ly-i ncapaci t at ed Indi vi dual , document at ion
est abl i shi ng t hat cl ai mant exper i enced t he t empor ar y di sabi l i t y, such as
hospi t al or medi cal r ecor ds or r ecor ds r ef lect i ng r eceipt of shor t -t er m
di sabi l i t y or simi l ar benef it s.
i i i . For an Indi vi dual engaged in act i vi t i es or a condi t i on ent i t l i ng an empl oyee t o
l eave under Sect i on 102 of The Fami l y M edi cal Leave Act , of 1993, as
amended, 29 U.S.C. §§ 2601, 2612, w ho di d not r ecei ve compensat ion dur i ng
t he 2011 Benchmar k Per i od, document at ion est abl i shi ng t he act i vi t i es or
condi t i on, t he dur at i on of such act i vi t i es or condi t ion, any compensat ion
r eceived dur i ng such per iods, and/ or communi cat ions w i t h t he employer
r egar di ng t he same.
i v. For an i nvol unt ar i ly unempl oyed Indi vi dual , cont empor aneous
document at ion evi denci ng a j ob sear ch and di l i gent ef f or t s t o secur e
employment , as w el l as t he document at i on set f or t h in Sect ion III.A.5
demonst r at i ng t hat t he i nvol unt ar y unemployment was not a f unct i on of t he
cl ai mant ’ s t er mi nat ion f or cause.
v. For a f ul l -t ime st udent , document at ion r ef l ect i ng f ul l -t i me mat r i cul at ion or
enr ol lment at a col lege or uni ver si t y, such as a mat r icul at i on cer t i f i cat e,
t ui t i on bi l l and evi dence of payment , a t r anscr i pt , a degr ee, cer t i f i cat e, or
di pl oma i ndi cat i ng compl et i on of a cour se of st udy, or a l et t er f r om t he
col l ege or uni ver sit y r egi st r ar ver i f yi ng t he mat r i cul at ion.
vi . For a medi cal ly-i ncapaci t at ed Indi vi dual not expect ed t o r et ur n t o t he
w or kf or ce, document at ion est abl i shi ng t he cl ai mant exper i enced such
di sabi l i t y, such as hospit al or medi cal r ecor ds or r ecor ds r ef l ect i ng r ecei pt of
Soci al Secur i t y or ot her di sabi l i t y benef it s.

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If t he cl ai mant i s (i ) a Car eer Changer or a Cl ai mant Who Had Less Than Tw el ve M ont hs Of Ear ni ngs Hi st or y But
Was Empl oyed On Apr i l 20, 2010, and (i i ) w as on t empor ar y medi cal l eave f r om hi s or her empl oyer pur suant t o
t he Fami l y M edi cal Leave Act , and (i i i ) r ecei ved compensat i on dur i ng t he t i me per i od of 2011 Benchmar k Per i od,
t he cl ai mant shal l be consi der ed t o have been empl oyed dur i ng t he t i me he or she w as r ecei vi ng compensat i on.
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vi i . For an Indi vi dual w ho w as engaged i n f ul l -t i me vol unt eer or mi ssionar y wor k
or w ho had chosen t o l eave t he wor kf or ce t o ser ve as a f ul l -t i me par ent or
l egal guar di an, cont empor aneous document at ion evidenci ng t he r eason t hat
t he Indi vi dual w as not engaged i n wor k f or monet ar y compensat ion.

AND



c. The cl aimant must sat i sf y one of t he f ol low i ng:

i . Pr esumed Causat i on: The DWH Spi l l shal l be pr esumed t o be t he cause of
l ost ear ni ngs f or a Cl ai mi ng Job dur i ng t he Compensat i on Per i od f or New
Ent r ant s t o Empl oyment who pr ovi de document at i on show i ng pr oof of an
of f er of empl oyment made and accept ed pr i or t o Apr i l 20, 2010 f or
employment t o begi n bet ween Apr i l 21 and December 31, 2010 (or f or
employment t o begi n bet ween Apr i l 21, 2010 and Apr il 30, 2011 f or cl aimant s
i n t he Pr i mar y Seaf ood Indust r y), pr ovi ded t hat t he f ol l ow i ng condi t i ons ar e
al so met :

1) The of f er document at ion evi dences expect ed empl oyment :
a) Wi t hi n Zone A;
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or ,
b) In w hi ch t he of f er i ng empl oyer w as an ent i t y or Nat ur al
Per son t hat sat i sf ies t he Pr i mar y Seaf ood Indust r y
def i ni t i on as set f or t h i n t he Seaf ood Di st r i but i on Chai n
Def i ni t i ons; or ,
c) In w hi ch t he of f er i ng empl oyer w as an ent i t y or Nat ur al
Per son t hat sat i sf ies t he Secondar y Seaf ood Indust r y
def i ni t i on as set f or t h i n t he Seaf ood Di st r i but i on Chai n
Def i ni t i ons, and t he ent i t y or Nat ur al Per son w as locat ed
i n Zones B or C; or
d) In w hi ch t he of f er i ng empl oyer w as a busi ness l ocat ed i n
Zone B t hat meet s t he def ini t i on of Tour i sm; or
e) In w hi ch t he of f er i ng empl oyer w as a busi ness l ocat ed i n
Zones A, B or C t hat sat i sf i es t he def i nit i on of Char t er
Fi shi ng.

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For pur poses of t hi s Fr amew or k f or Indi vi dual Economi c Loss Cl ai ms, t he pr esumpt i on shal l be t hat t he l ocat i on
of economi c l oss f or t he Cl ai mi ng Job i s t he l ocat i on of t he cl ai mant ’ s empl oyer w i t hi n t he Cl ass Def i ni t i on
geogr aphi c ar ea, not t he cl ai mant ’ s r esi dence. Cl ai mant s may est abl i sh an al t er nat i ve l ocat i on of economi c l oss f or
t he Cl ai mi ng Job ot her t han t hei r empl oyer ’ s l ocat i on by pr ovi di ng evi dence t hat t hei r pr i mar y empl oymen t
act i vi t i es and r esponsi bi l i t i es occur i n a l ocat i on di f f er ent f r om t hei r empl oyer ’ s busi ness addr ess, and t hat t he
cl ai med DWH Spi l l -r el at ed economi c l oss occur r ed at such l ocat i on. For exampl e, t he cl ai mant w or ks f or a
housekeepi ng company l ocat ed i n Zone C t hat ser vi ces househol ds i n Zones A, B and C, i ncl udi ng vacat i on
condomi ni ums l ocat ed i n Zone A, and t he cl ai mant est abl i shes t hat she w or ks pr i mar i l y i n Zone A.
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2) The document at ion pr ovi ded must i ncl ude i nf or mat i on suf f i ci ent t o
est abl i sh pr oposed st ar t and end dat es, w age r at e and pr oj ect ed
hour s, and w it hdr aw al of t he of f er dur i ng t he per i od Apr i l 21
t hr ough December 31, 2010.

OR

i i . Indi vi dual Cl ai mant Wi t hout Pr esumed Causat i on: If t he New Ent r ant t o
Empl oyment i s not ent i t l ed t o a causat i on pr esumpt ion as set f or t h i n Sect i on
III.B.2.c.i , t he cl aimant can est abl i sh causat i on f or a Cl ai mi ng Job dur i ng t he
Compensat i on Per i od onl y by pr ovi di ng an Empl oyer Sw or n Wr i t t en
St at ement at t r i but i ng t he cl ai mant ’ s l oss of i ncome dur i ng t he Compensat i on
Per i od t o t he DWH Spi l l . The st at ement must ar t i cul at e i n det ai l how t he
cl ai mant ’ s l osses ar e causall y r el at ed t o t he DWH Spi l l , and must speci f i cal ly
(i ) at t est t o t he cl ai mant ’ s accept ed empl oyment of f er (i ncl udi ng st ar t and end
dat es, w age r at e and pr oj ect ed hour s), and (i i) ver i f y t hat t he empl oyer ’ s
deci si on not t o empl oy t he cl ai mant , or t o empl oy t he cl ai mant i n a r educed
capaci t y, w as due t o or r esul t i ng f r om t he DWH Spi l l . Such l et t er must al so
i ncl ude cont act i nf or mat ion f or an aut hor i zed r epr esent at i ve of t he empl oyer .

i i i . The Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or shal l eval uat e t he cr edi bi l i t y and r el i abi l i t y of t he
i nf or mat i on pr ovi ded by t he empl oyer and t he cl ai mant , i ncl udi ng any Sw or n
Wr i t t en St at ement (s), and have t he r i ght t o r equest suppl ement al
document at ion and/ or i nt er vi ew t he empl oyer i n accor dance w i t h t he
Addendum Regar di ng Int er vi ew s of Cl ai mant Al l egi ng Economi c Loss.

C. Compensat i on Cal cul at i on
For cl aimant s w ho wer e empl oyed i n 2011 i n t he same j ob or simi l ar j ob as t hat per f or med or
of f er ed and w i t hdr aw n i n t he Compensat i on Per i od sel ect ed by t he cl aimant , t he Cl ai ms
Admi ni st r at or shal l use ei t her Tax Inf or mat i on Document s and/ or Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs
Document at i on, t o cal cul at e t he Cl ai mant ’ s Lost Ear ni ngs. As set f or t h i n t he st eps bel ow ,
Cl ai mant ’ s Lost Ear ni ngs i ncl udes any lower amount of ear ni ngs i n t he Compensat i on Per i od as
compar ed t o t he 2011 Benchmar k Per i od, af t er t hose 2011 ear ni ngs have been decr eased by
t he Gener al Gr ow t h Fact or , l ess any Of f set t i ng Ear ni ngs. In addi t ion, f or clai ms based on non-
sal ar i ed, hour ly-w age j obs, t he cl aimant ’ s 2011 ear ni ngs shal l al so be decr eased by t he Indust r y
Gr ow t h Fact or .
For any Cat egor y III cl aimant not empl oyed i n 2011 i n t he same j ob or si mi l ar j ob as t hat
per f or med or of f er ed and w i t hdr aw n i n t he Compensat i on Per i od sel ect ed by t he cl aimant and
sat i sf yi ng a r equi r ement of Sect i on III.B.1.b or III.B.2.b above, Expect ed Ear ni ngs f or each t ype of
Cat egor y III cl aimant shal l be based on al t er nat i ve dat a, as descr i bed i n det ai l i n It em 2 of St ep 2
bel ow .
The cl aimant shal l r ecei ve a l ump-sum f i nal payment t hat i ncl udes compensat ion f or Cl ai mant ’ s
Lost Ear ni ngs, pl us any appl i cabl e RTP agr eed upon by t he par t ies, pl us compensat i on f or
pr oper l y document ed Empl oyment -Rel at ed Benef i t s Losses, Rei mbur sabl e Tr ai ni ng Cost s and
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Rei mbur sabl e Sear ch Cost s, i f any, l ess t he amount s of any Spi l l -Rel at ed Payment s.

Example compensat ion calcul at i ons ar e set f or t h i n Appendi ces A t hr ough F at t ached her et o.

St ep 1: Cl ai mant Sel ect s Compensat i on Per i od
1. Cl ai mant sel ect s a Compensat i on Per i od. For a cl aimant w ho (i ) w as t er mi nat ed f or
cause i n 2010 f r om t he Cl ai mi ng Job(s), or (i i ) ot her w i se ended employment at t he
Cl ai mi ng Job(s) i n 2010 f or r easons unr el at ed t o t he DWH Spi l l , t he Compensat i on
Per i od may not ext end beyond t he t er mi nat i on dat e.

St ep 2: Ident i f y 2011 Benchmar k Per i od Ear ni ngs t o Be Used i n Cal cul at i ng Expect ed Ear ni ngs
The pur pose of t hi s St ep 2 i s t o i dent i f y ear ni ngs t o be used i n cal cul at i ng Expect ed
Ear ni ngs.
1. For cl aimant s empl oyed dur i ng a 2011 Benchmar k Per i od, t he cl aimant ’ s ear ni ngs used
i n cal cul at i ng Expect ed Ear ni ngs shal l be t he cl aimant ’ s ear ni ngs f r om such 2011 per i od.

a. Cl ai mant s w i t h Tax Inf or mat i on Document s: Ear ni ngs dur i ng t he 2011 Benchmar k
Per i od as evi denced by Tax Inf or mat i on Document s shal l i ncl ude ear ned i ncome
f r om t he Cl ai mi ng Job (or compar able j ob) and shal l be assumed t o have been
ear ned evenly t hr oughout 2011 unl ess t he cl aimant pr ovi des Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs
Document at i on suf f i ci ent t o est abl i sh act ual ear ni ngs di st r i but i on. Al l bonuses
and/ or commi ssions shal l be al l ocat ed pr o r at a acr oss t he per iod f or w hi ch t hey
w er e aw ar ded, and annual per f or mance bonuses pai d i n Januar y and Febr uar y shal l
be assumed t o r el at e t o t he pr i or cal endar year , unl ess t he document s est abl i sh t hat
t he bonus r el at ed t o a speci f i c per i od of t i me.

b. Cl ai mant s w i t h onl y Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on: Ear ni ngs dur i ng t he 2011
Benchmar k Per i od as evi denced by Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on f or each
Cl ai mi ng Job shal l be det er mi ned based upon t he nat ur e and ext ent of t he
document at ion pr ovi ded.

i . If t he cl aimant submi t s Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on t hat cover s
onl y di scr et e por t i ons of 2011, t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or shal l base t he
2011 Benchmar k Per i od ear ni ngs f or t hat j ob only on t he act ual
document at ion pr ovi ded (i .e., dat a shal l not be ext r apol at ed t o per iods
f or w hi ch Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on was not pr ovi ded).
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i i . If t he cl aimant submi t s Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on f or a j ob
t hat pr ovi des dat a as t o f ul l year ear ni ngs but not t he al l ocat i on of t hose
ear ni ngs (i.e., a year -end payst ub), t hen i f t he cl aimant al so pr ovi des
addi t i onal Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on deemed by t he Cl ai ms
Admi ni st r at or t o be suf f i cient f or pur poses of al locat i ng t hose ear ni ngs
acr oss t he r el evant per iod, ear ni ngs f or t hat j ob shal l be al l ocat ed
consi st ent w i t h t hat Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on.

i i i . If no addi t ional i nf or mat ion i s pr ovi ded r egar di ng t he al l ocat i on of t hose
ear ni ngs, t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or shal l assume a pr o r at a di st r i but ion
over t he r elevant per i od.

i v. Al l bonuses and/ or commi ssi ons shal l be al l ocat ed pr o r at a acr oss t he
per i od f or w hi ch t he cl ai mant i ndi cat es t hey wer e aw ar ded, and annual
per f or mance bonuses pai d i n Januar y and Febr uar y shal l be assumed t o
r el at e t o t he pr ior cal endar year , unl ess t he document s est abl i sh t hat
t he bonus r el at ed t o a speci f i c per i od of t i me.

OR

2. For cl aimant s not empl oyed dur i ng t he 2011 Benchmar k Per i od, but w ho sat i sf ied t he
causat i on r equi r ement i n Sect i on III.B.3, t he cl aimant ’ s ear ni ngs used i n cal cul at ing
Expect ed Ear ni ngs shal l be one of t he f ol l ow i ng:

a. New Ent r ant To Empl oyment : The cl aimant ’ s Expect ed Ear ni ngs dur i ng t he
Compensat i on Per i od shal l be based on t he r esci nded or r educed of f er of
employment or Empl oyer Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement used t o est abl i sh causat ion.
b. Cl ai mant Who Had Less Than Tw el ve M ont hs Of Ear ni ngs Hi st or y But Was
Empl oyed On Apr i l 20, 2010: The cl aimant ’ s Expect ed Ear ni ngs shal l be based on
t he cl aimant ’ s aver age mont hl y pr e-DWH Spi l l ear ni ngs i n t he Cl ai mi ng Job,
r ecogni zi ng t hat t hi s cal culat i on shal l be based on l ess t han t wel ve mont hs of
ear ni ngs dat a and shal l be subj ect t o an Indust r y Gr ow t h Fact or onl y, i f r el evant , as
descr i bed below .
c. Car eer Changer : The cl aimant ’ s Expect ed Ear ni ngs shal l be based on ear ni ngs i n t he
2009 t i me per iod of at l east 90 consecut i ve days cor r espondi ng t o t he t i me per iod
of at l east 90 consecut i ve days w it hi n t he same mont hs sel ect ed by t he cl aimant as
t he Compensat i on Per i od.

St ep 3: Det er mi ne Ear ni ngs Gr ow t h Fact or (s)
1. The f ol l ow i ng Gr ow t h Fact or s may appl y f or pur poses of cal cul at i ng Expect ed Ear ni ngs:
a. Gener al Gr ow t h Fact or i s def i ned i n Def i ni t i ons Sect i on N.2 and i s 2.0%.
b. Indust r y Gr ow t h Fact or i s def i ned i n Def i ni t i ons Sect i on N.3. For clai mant s i n
non-sal ar i ed, hour l y w age j obs, t he Indust r y Gr ow t h Fact or of 1.5% shal l be
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appl i ed.
c. Cl ai mant Speci f i c Gr ow t h Fact or i s def i ned, and t he cal cul at i on i s expl ai ned i n
Def i ni t ions Sect i on N.1. For pur poses of t hi s Sect i on III, a Cl ai mant Speci f i c
Gr ow t h Fact or may appl y onl y i n t he l imi t ed ci r cumst ance of a Car eer Changer
w ho does not have ear ni ngs dur i ng t he 2011 Benchmar k Per i od f or one of t he
r easons set f or t h i n Sect i on III.B.3.

St ep 4: Cal cul at e Expect ed Ear ni ngs
Expect ed Ear ni ngs w i l l be cal cul at ed as f ol low s:
1. For cl aimant s cover ed by St ep 2.a, Expect ed Ear ni ngs equal t he ear ni ngs over t he 2011
Benchmar k Per i od, decr eased by t he appl i cabl e Gr ow t h Fact or s (f r om St ep 3).
Expect ed Ear ni ngs = 2011 Benchmark Peri od Ear nings f r om St ep 2 x (1 - applicable St ep 3
Gr owt h Fact or(s))

2. For cl aimant s cover ed by St ep 2.b, Expect ed Ear ni ngs ar e cal cul at ed accor di ng t o one of
t he f ol low i ng:

a. New Ent r ant To Empl oyment : The cl aimant ’ s Expect ed Ear ni ngs dur i ng t he
Compensat i on Per i od shal l be based on t he r esci nded or r educed of f er of
employment or Empl oyer Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement used t o est abl i sh
causat i on. No Gr ow t h Fact or s appl y.
b. Cl ai mant Who Had Less Than Tw el ve M ont hs Of Ear ni ngs Hi st or y But Was
Empl oyed On Apr i l 20, 2010: The cl aimant ’ s Expect ed Ear ni ngs shal l be based
on t he cl aimant ’ s aver age mont hl y pr e-DWH Spi l l ear ni ngs i n t he Cl ai mi ng Job,
r ecogni zi ng t hat t hi s cal culat i on shal l be based on l ess t han t wel ve mont hs of
ear ni ngs dat a and shal l be incr eased by t he Indust r y Gr ow t h Fact or , i f r el evant .
No ot her Gr ow t h Fact or s shal l appl y.
c. Car eer Changer : The cl aimant ’ s Expect ed Ear ni ngs shal l be based on ear ni ngs i n
t he 2009 t i me per iod of at least 90 consecut ive days cor r espondi ng t o t he t i me
per i od of at l east 90 consecut i ve days w i t hi n t he same mont hs select ed by t he
cl ai mant as t he Compensat i on Per i od, i ncr eased by t he Cl ai mant Speci f i c
Gr ow t h Fact or or t he Gener al Gr ow t h Fact or , as appl icabl e, and by an Indust r y
Gr ow t h Fact or , i f appl i cable.

St ep 5: Det er mi ne Act ual Ear ni ngs and Any Of f set t i ng Ear ni ngs In The Compensat i on Per i od
Act ual Ear ni ngs f or al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs and any appl i cabl e Of f set t i ng Ear ni ngs dur i ng t he
Compensat i on Per i od shal l be det er mi ned based on Tax Inf or mat i on Document at i on or
Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on pr ovi ded by t he cl ai mant and ot her document at ion
r el evant t o det er mi ni ng Of f set t i ng Ear ni ngs.

To t he ext ent t he cl aimant does not have Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on f or a
Cl ai mi ng Job, Act ual Ear ni ngs dur i ng t he Compensat i on Per i od shal l be est imat ed f or t hat
Cl ai mi ng Job by di vi di ng t he cl aimant ’ s t ot al 2010 Cl ai mi ng Job ear ni ngs by 12 and
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mul t i pl yi ng t hat amount by t he number of mont hs i n t he Compensat i on Per i od. Al l bonuses
and/ or commi ssions shal l be al l ocat ed pr o r at a acr oss t he per iods f or w hi ch t hey w er e
aw ar ded, and annual per f or mance bonuses pai d i n Januar y and Febr uar y shal l be assumed
t o r el at e t o t he pr i or cal endar year , unl ess t he document s est abl i sh t hat t he bonus r el at ed
t o a speci f i c per iod of t ime.

Of f set t i ng Ear ni ngs and Act ual Ear ni ngs f r om al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs shal l be calcul at ed gi vi ng
consi der at ion t o al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs, pr ovi ded t hat :

1. If t he cl aimant has only one Cl ai mi ng Job, t hen:

i . If Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on (or ot her document at i on r el evant t o
cal cul at i ng Of f set t i ng Ear ni ngs) r ef l ect s t he same or an i ncr eased number of
hour s wor ked at t he Cl ai mi ng Job i n t he Compensat i on Per i od r el at i ve t o t he
Cl ai mi ng Job (or compar abl e j ob) i n t he Benchmar k Per i od, Act ual Ear ni ngs
shal l be l i mit ed t o ear ni ngs f r om t he Cl ai mi ng Job (or compar abl e j ob) over t he
same t ot al number of hour s wor ked i n t he Benchmar k Per i od, and no
Of f set t i ng Ear ni ngs shal l appl y.

OR

i i . If Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on (or ot her document at i on) (i ) r ef l ect s a
decr ease i n hour s wor ked at t he Cl ai mi ng Job dur i ng t he Compensat i on Per i od,
and (i i ) t he cl ai mant ’ s Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on r ef l ect s addi t ional
hour s wor ked at a Non-Cl ai mi ng Job (w het her such Non-Cl ai mi ng Job w as hel d
i n t he Benchmar k Per i od or i s a new posi t ion), Of f set t i ng Ear ni ngs shal l be
cal cul at ed and f act or ed i nt o t he det er mi nat i on of Cl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs.

2. If t he cl aimant has mor e t han one Cl ai mi ng Job, t hen:

i . If Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on (or ot her document at i on r el evant t o
cal cul at i ng Of f set t i ng Ear ni ngs) f or al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs r ef l ect s t he same or an
i ncr eased number of t ot al hour s wor ked acr oss al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs dur i ng t he
Compensat i on Per i od (r el at i ve t o al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs (or compar abl e j obs) i n t he
Benchmar k Per i od), aggr egat e Act ual Ear ni ngs i n t he Compensat i on Per i od
shal l be l i mit ed t o t ot al ear ni ngs f r om al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs (or compar abl e j obs)
over t he same number of t ot al hour s w or ked i n t he Benchmar k Per i od,
pr ovi ded t hat ear ni ngs f r om hour s l ost i n one Cl ai mi ng Job shal l be r epl aced by
ear ni ngs f r om t he same number of hour s w or ked i n a di f f er ent Cl ai mi ng Job
dur i ng t he Compensat i on Per i od. No Of f set t i ng Ear ni ngs shal l appl y.

OR

i i . If Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on (or ot her document at i on r el evant t o
cal cul at i ng Of f set t i ng Ear ni ngs) f or al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs r ef l ect s (i ) f ewer t ot al
hour s wor ked acr oss al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs dur i ng t he Compensat i on Per i od (r el at i ve
t o al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs (or compar abl e j obs) i n t he Benchmar k Per i od), but (i i )
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mor e hour s wor ked i n one (or mor e) Cl ai mi ng Job(s) in t he Compensat i on
Per i od (r el at i ve t o t he same Cl ai mi ng Job(s) i n t he Benchmar k Per i od),
aggr egat e Act ual Ear ni ngs in t he Compensat i on Per i od shal l i ncl ude t ot al
ear ni ngs f r om al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs (or compar abl e j obs) in t he Compensat i on
Per i od. If t he cl aimant ’ s Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on al so r ef l ect s
addi t i onal hour s wor ked at a di f f er ent (Non-Cl ai mi ng Job) posi t i on (w het her
such posi t ion was hel d i n t he Benchmar k Per i od or i s a new posi t ion), Of f set t i ng
Ear ni ngs shal l be cal cul at ed and f act or ed i nt o t he det er mi nat ion of Cl ai mant
Lost Ear ni ngs f or t he number of hour s r epr esent i ng t he di f f er ence bet w een (a)
t ot al hour s w or ked i n al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs i n t he Compensat i on Per i od, and (b)
t ot al hour s w or ked i n al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs i n t he Benchmar k Per i od.

OR

i i i . If Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on (or ot her document at i on) f or al l Cl ai mi ng
Jobs (i ) r ef l ect s a decr ease i n hour s wor ked at each Cl ai mi ng Job dur i ng t he
Compensat i on Per i od, and (i i ) t he cl aimant ’ s Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs
Document at i on r ef lect s addi t i onal hour s wor ked at a di f f er ent posi t ion
(w het her such posi t ion w as hel d i n t he Benchmar k Per i od or i s a new posi t ion),
Of f set t i ng Ear ni ngs shal l be cal cul at ed and f act or ed i nt o t he det er mi nat i on of
Cl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs f or t he t ot al lost hour s.

OR

i v. If t he cl aimant does not have Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on (or ot her
document at ion est abl i shi ng hour s wor ked) f or al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs, t hen Act ual
Ear ni ngs shal l i ncl ude al l ear ni ngs f r om al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs and Of f set t i ng
Ear ni ngs shal l appl y.

St ep 6: Det er mi ne Cl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs
Cl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs shal l be cal cul at ed as (a) t he dif f er ence bet w een (i ) t he clai mant ’ s
Expect ed Ear ni ngs dur i ng t he Compensat i on Per i od (St ep 4) f r om al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs and
(i i ) t he cl ai mant ’ s Act ual Ear ni ngs dur i ng t he Compensat i on Per i od, as adj ust ed, i f r el evant ,
(St ep 5) f r om al l Cl ai mi ng Jobs, r educed by (b) any appl i cabl e Of f set t i ng Ear ni ngs.

St ep 7: Cal cul at e Fi nal Cl ai mant Compensat i on
Fi nal cl ai mant compensat i on shal l be Cl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs (St ep 6) adj ust ed as f ol l ow s:
1. Add any appl i cabl e RTP agr eed t o by t he par t i es, pr ovided t hat :
- For cl aimant s w hose Cl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs r esul t f r om mor e t han one
Cl ai mi ng Job, t he cl aimant ’ s appl i cabl e RTP shal l be cal cul at ed based on
(i ) t he per cent age of t ot al Cl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs r elat ed t o each Cl ai mi ng
Job, mul t i pl i ed by (i i) t he RTP appl i cabl e t o each Cl ai mi ng Job, w hi ch i s
det er mi ned by t he j ob t ype (Tour i sm/ Ot her Indust r i es) and zone (Zone A, B,
C or D). For exampl e, a cl aimant w i t h 50% of t hei r l ost ear ni ngs f r om a j ob
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Zone A hot el , and 50% of t hei r l ost ear ni ngs f r om a j ob i n a Zone C
r est aur ant shal l r ecei ve an RTP t hat i s cal cul at ed as f oll ow s:
Appl i cabl e RTP = .5* RTP
Zone A Tour i sm (hot el )
+ .5* RTP
Zone C Tour i sm (r est aur ant )

- For cl aimant s unabl e t o wor k i n 2011 because t hey w er e (i ) a f ul l t i me
st udent , (i i ) medi cal l y i ncapaci t at ed such t hat t he cl aimant w as unabl e t o
w or k and w as expect ed t o be unabl e t o r et ur n t o t he w or kf or ce, or
(i i i ) engaged i n f ul l -t ime volunt eer or mi ssionar y wor k or had chosen t o
l eave t he wor kf or ce t o ser ve as a f ul l -t i me par ent or l egal guar di an (as set
f or t h i n Sect i on III.B.3), no RTP shal l be appl i ed.
- For an employee t er mi nat ed f or cause i n 2010 f r om a Cl ai mi ng Job, no RTP
shal l appl y.
2. Add any Rei mbur sabl e Tr ai ni ng Cost s. Rei mbur sabl e Tr ai ni ng Cost s shal l be f ul ly
r ei mbur sed i f t he t r ai ni ng l ed di r ect ly t o ear ned i ncome i n 2010. If not , t hen
Rei mbur sabl e Tr ai ni ng Cost s shal l be r eimbur sed up t o $2,000.
For example: A cl aimant who pai d $3,000 af t er Apr i l 20, 2010 t o secur e a
commer ci al t r ucki ng l i cense and w ho ear ned i ncome as a commer ci al t r ucker i n
2010 shal l r ecei ve $3,000 i n r ei mbur sement . If t he clai mant ear ned no i ncome f r om
commer ci al t r ucki ng dur i ng 2010, t he cl aimant w oul d r eceive a $2,000
r ei mbur sement .
3. Add any Rei mbur sabl e Sear ch Cost s.
4. Add any appl i cabl e Empl oyment -Rel at ed Benef i t s Losses.
5. Add any One Ti me, Non-Recur r i ng Event Compensat i on.
6. Subt r act any Spi l l -Rel at ed Payment s.

7. The f or mul a f or Fi nal Cl ai mant Compensat i on i s:
Cl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs
+ (Cl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs x appl i cabl e RTP (i f any))
+ Empl oyment -Rel at ed Benef i t s Losses (i f appl i cabl e)
+ Rei mbur sabl e Tr ai ni ng Cost s (f ul l i f led t o ear ned i ncome i n 2010 f r om
ar ea of t r ai ni ng, ot her w i se $2,000) (i f appl i cabl e)
+ Rei mbur sabl e Sear ch Cost s (i f appl i cabl e)
+ One Ti me, Non-Recur r i ng Event Compensat i on (i f appl i cabl e)
- Spi l l -Rel at ed Payment s (i f appl i cabl e)
- VoO Set t l ement Of f set and/ or VoO Ear ned Income Of f set (i f any)

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IV. CATEGORY IV: CLAIM ANTS WITHOUT EARNINGS DOCUM ENTATION WHO SUBM IT CLAIM ANT
AND EM PLOYER SWORN WRITTEN STATEM ENTS TO ESTABLISH EARNINGS

Any cl aimant w ho sat i sf i es al l of t he f ol l ow i ng cr i t er i a may be el i gi bl e f or compensat i on pur suant t o
t hi s Cat egor y IV:
1. The cl aimant ’ s empl oyer or employment i s locat ed i n Zones A, B or C.
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2. The cl aimant does not have Tax Inf or mat i on Document s or Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs
Document at i on f or t he Cl ai mi ng Job evi denci ng hi s or her ear ni ngs dur i ng t he r elevant t i me
per i od. For clai mant s w hose empl oyer (s) i s an ent it y or Nat ur al Per son sat i sf yi ng t he
Pr i mar y Seaf ood Indust r y def i ni t i on, t he r elevant per i ods shal l be (i ) Apr i l 21, 2009 t hr ough
Apr i l 20, 2010, and (i i ) Apr i l 21, 2010 t hr ough Apr i l 30, 2011. For al l ot her cl aimant s, t he
r equi si t e per iods shal l be (i) Apr i l 21 t hr ough December 31, 2009 and (i i ) Apr i l 21 t hr ough
December 31, 2010.

3. The cl aimant i s not a New Ent r ant t o Empl oyment .
Cl ai mant s w ho meet t he cr it er i a above may i nst ead est abl i sh l ost ear ni ngs and causat i on by
submi t t i ng, i n addi t ion t o a swor n Cl aim For m, (a) a Cl ai mant Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement w i t h
speci f i ed cont ent s, (b) one or mor e Empl oyer Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement (s) pr ovidi ng i nf or mat ion
f or at l east t he per i ods Apr il 21 t hr ough December 31, 2009, and Apr i l 21 t hr ough December 31,
2010,
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and, at t he cl aimant ’ s opt ion, f or addi t ional per iods as descr i bed bel ow, (c) any ot her
speci f i ed document at ion. In addi t i on, t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or may i nt er vi ew t he cl aimant and/ or
t he empl oyer consist ent w it h t he Addendum Regar di ng Int er vi ew s of Cl ai mant Al l egi ng Economi c
Loss and Sect i on IV.B, below .

A. Document at i on And Causat i on Requi r ement s:
A Cat egor y IV cl aimant must pr ovi de a swor n Cl aim For m and al l of t he document s i dent i f i ed
bel ow . The Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or shal l r evi ew and assess t he document at ion pr ovi ded by t he
cl ai mant , i ncl udi ng i nf or mat i on f r om t he cl ai mant ’ s empl oyer (s), and any ot her inf or mat i on
deemed r elevant by t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or , f or pur poses of det er mi ni ng w het her t he

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For pur poses of t hi s Fr amew or k f or Indi vi dual Economi c Loss Cl ai ms, t he pr esumpt i on shal l be t hat t he l ocat i on
of economi c l oss f or t he Cl ai mi ng Job i s t he l ocat i on of t he cl ai mant ’ s empl oyer wi t hi n t he Cl ass Def i ni t i on
geogr aphi c ar ea, not t he cl ai mant ’ s r esi dence. Cl ai mant s may est abl i sh an al t er nat i ve l ocat i on of economi c l oss f or
t he Cl ai mi ng Job ot her t han t hei r empl oyer ’ s l ocat i on by pr ovi di ng evi dence t hat t hei r pr i mar y empl oyment
act i vi t i es and r esponsi bi l i t i es occur i n a l ocat i on di f f er ent f r om t hei r empl oyer ’ s busi ness addr ess, and t hat t he
cl ai med DWH Spi l l -r el at ed economi c l oss uni quel y occur r ed at such l ocat i on. For exampl e, t he cl ai mant w or ks f or
a housekeepi ng company l ocat ed i n Zone C t hat ser vi ces househol ds i n Zones A, B and C, i ncl udi ng vacat i on
condomi ni ums l ocat ed i n Zone A, and t he cl ai mant est abl i shes t hat she w or ks p r i mar i l y i n Zone A.
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For cl ai mant s w hose empl oyer (s) i s an ent i t y or Nat ur al Per son sat i sf yi ng t he Pr i mar y Seaf ood Indust r y
def i ni t i on, t he cl ai mant shoul d i nst ead pr ovi de one or mor e Empl oyer Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement (s) f or t he per i ods
(i ) Apr i l 21, 2009 t hr ough Apr i l 20, 2010 and (i i ) Apr i l 21, 2010 t hr ough Apr i l 20, 2011.
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If t he i nf or mat i on f or bot h r equi r ed per i ods can be sat i sf i ed w i t h an Empl oyer Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement f r om
one empl oyer , onl y one Empl oyer Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement i s r equi r ed. If a si ngl e empl oyer i s not abl e t o pr ovi de
t he necessar y i nf or mat i on f or bot h r equi r ed per i ods set f or t h above, t he cl ai mant must submi t at l east one
Empl oyer Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement f or each per i od.
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cl ai mant exper ienced a l oss of ear ni ngs dur i ng Apr i l 21 t hr ough December 31, 2010,
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and, i f so,
w het her t he loss w as due t o or r esul t i ng f r om t he DWH Spi l l . The Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or shal l
r el y on hi s assessment of t he cr edi bi l i t y and r el i abi l i t y of t he i nf or mat i on submi t t ed i n
det er mi ni ng i f t hi s causat ion r equi r ement i s sat i sf ied.
1. Cl ai mant Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement : The cl aimant shall submi t a Cl ai mant Sw or n Wr i t t en
St at ement w hi ch set s f or t h t he f ol low i ng i nf or mat i on and shal l at t ach any r el evant
document s i n cl ai mant ’ s possessi on:
a. No Tax Ret ur ns ar e avai l abl e f or 2009 and 2010.
b. No Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on i s avai l abl e f or t he Cl ai mi ng Job(s) f or
t he per iod Apr i l 21 t hr ough December 31 of 2009 and 2010.
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c. The cl aimant made di l i gent ef f or t s t o obt ai n For m W-2s f or 2009 and 2010 f r om
hi s or her empl oyer (s) and t hey ar e not avai l abl e.
d. The cl aimant ’ s empl oyment hi st or y wi t h each employer , i ncl udi ng, f or exampl e,
t he nat ur e of t he w or k per f or med, number of year s wor ked, w het her t he
employment i s st eady or seasonal , year -r ound or i nt er mi t t ent , and t he
ci r cumst ances of t he clai mant ’ s depar t ur e and/ or t er mi nat ion, i f appl i cabl e. At
a mi nimum, t he cl ai mant shal l i ncl ude t he f ol l ow i ng:
i . The busi ness name, l ast know n addr ess, t el ephone number and, i f
avai l abl e, w ebsi t e of each of cl aimant ’ s empl oyer s f or t he per iod Apr i l
21 t hr ough December 31 of 2009 and 2010.
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i i . To be pot ent i al ly el i gi bl e f or an RTP, t he cl aimant must al so pr ovi de t he
above i nf or mat i on f or t he per i od Apr i l 21 t hr ough December 31, 2011.
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e. The cl aimant ’ s act ual ear ned i ncome f r om al l sour ces in 2009 and 2010, and any
ot her ear ni ngs hi st or y t hat t he cl aimant bel i eves i s r elevant t o suppor t t he
cl ai m, i ncl udi ng any suppor t f or t he cl ai mant ’ s bel ief t hat t hese act ual ear ned
amount s ar e accur at e.
f . If appl i cabl e, t he cl aimant ’ s BP/ GCCF Cl aim Number , and a l i st i ng of any Spi l l -
Rel at ed Payment s r eceived by t he cl aimant .
g. An expl anat i on of how t he r educt i on of cl ai mant ’ s hour s of w or k, t er mi nat i on of
t he cl aimant ’ s empl oyment , and/ or w i t hdr aw al of an of f er of empl oyment

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For cl ai mant s w hose empl oyer (s) i s an ent i t y or Nat ur al Per son sat i sf yi ng t he Pr i mar y Seaf ood Indust r y
def i ni t i on, t he pot ent i al l oss per i od shal l be Apr i l 21, 2010 t hr ough Apr i l 20, 2011.
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For cl ai mant s w hose empl oyer (s) i s an ent i t y or Nat ur al Per son sat i sf yi ng t he Pr i mar y Seaf ood Indust r y
def i ni t i on, t he cl ai mant shoul d i nst ead ver i f y t hat no Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on f or t he Cl ai mi ng Job i s
avai l abl e f or t he per i ods (i ) Apr i l 21, 2009 t hr ough Apr i l 20, 2010 and (i i ) Apr i l 21, 2010 t hr ough Apr i l 20, 2011.
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For cl ai mant s w hose empl oyer (s) i s an ent i t y or Nat ur al Per son sat i sf yi ng t he Pr i mar y Seaf ood Indust r y
def i ni t i on, t he cl ai mant shoul d i nst ead pr ovi de t he busi ness name and l ast known addr ess of each of cl ai mant ’ s
empl oyer s f or t he per i ods (i ) Apr i l 21, 2009 t hr ough Apr i l 20, 2010 and (i i ) Apr i l 21, 2010 t hr ough Apr i l 20, 2011.
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For cl ai mant s w hose empl oyer (s) i s an ent i t y or Nat ur al Per son sat i sf yi ng t he Pr i mar y Seaf ood Indust r y
def i ni t i on, t he cl ai mant shoul d i nst ead pr ovi de t he busi ness name and l ast known addr ess of each of cl ai mant ’ s
empl oyer s f or t he per i od Apr i l 21, 2011 t hr ough Apr i l 20, 2012 t o be pot ent i al l y el i gi bl e f or an RTP.
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r el at ed t o t he Cl ai mi ng Job(s) dur i ng t he per iod f r om Apr i l 21, 2010 - December
31, 2010 w as due t o or r esul t i ng f r om t he DWH Spi l l .
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h. A st at ement and any avai l abl e document at i on est abl i shi ng t hat t he cl ai mant
w as pr esent and avai l abl e t o wor k i n Zones A, B or C i n cl ose enough pr oximi t y
t o t he ant i ci pat ed l ocat i on of employment t o t r avel t o t he j ob as f r equent ly as
r equi r ed by t he employer dur i ng t he per i od f r om Apr i l 21, 2010 t o December
31, 2010.
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i . To be pot ent i al ly el i gi bl e f or an RTP, t he cl aimant must sat i sf y t he above
r equi r ement f or t he per iod Apr i l 21 t hr ough December 31, 2011.
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i i . Document at ion t hat coul d demonst r at e pr esence and avai l abi l i t y
i ncl udes, but i s not l imi t ed t o, t he f ol l ow i ng:
1) A l ease or r ent al agr eement ; or
2) A subl ease agr eement ; or
3) Cont empor aneous ut i l i t y bil l s.

2. Cl ai mant Empl oyabi l i t y Document at i on:
Consi st s of bot h:
a. A copy of a Soci al Secur i t y car d, gover nment -i ssued i dent i f i cat i on (f or exampl e,
a val i d dr iver ’ s l icense), t empor ar y w or ker vi sa, or gr een car d t hat w as val i d as
of Apr i l 20, 2010, or a pr i nt out f r om a publ i c dat abase pr ovi di ng t he same
i nf or mat i on as w oul d be pr ovi ded by t he or i gi nal document .

AND
b. Evi dence t hat t he cl ai mant w as at l east 16 year s of age as of Apr i l 20, 2010.
Accept abl e evi dence i ncl udes a val i d dr i ver ’ s l i cense, a val i d passpor t , or a copy
of t he cl aimant ’ s bi r t h cer t if i cat e, or a pr i nt out f r om a publ i c dat abase
pr ovi di ng t he same i nf or mat i on as woul d be pr ovi ded by t he or i gi nal document .

3. Li censi ng Document at i on: If t he cl ai mant ’ s employment i n t he Cl ai mi ng Job r equi r es a
gover nment -i ssued l i cense/ per mi t , t he cl aimant shal l pr ovi de a copy of val i d 2009, 2010
and, i f appl i cabl e, 2011 l icenses, or a pr i nt out f r om a publ i c dat abase pr ovi di ng t he same
i nf or mat i on as w oul d be pr ovi ded by t he or i gi nal document , such as:

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For cl ai mant s w hose empl oyer (s) i s an ent i t y or Nat ur al Per son sat i sf yi ng t he Pr i mar y Seaf ood Indust r y
def i ni t i on, t he cl ai mant shoul d i nst ead pr ovi de an expl anat i on of how t he r educt i on of cl ai mant ’ s hour s of wor k,
t er mi nat i on of t he cl ai mant ’ s empl oyment , and/ or wi t hdr awal of an of f er of empl oyment f or t he per i ods (i ) Apr i l
21, 2009 t hr ough Apr i l 20, 2010 and (i i ) Apr i l 21, 2010 t hr ough Apr i l 20, 2011 w as due t o or r esul t i ng f r om t he
DWH Spi l l .
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For cl ai mant s w hose empl oyer (s) i s an ent i t y or Nat ur al Per son sat i sf yi ng t he Pr i mar y Seaf ood Indust r y
def i ni t i on, t he cl ai mant shoul d i nst ead pr ovi de i nf or mat i on r egar di ng hi s or her pr esence and avai l abi l i t y f or w or k
i n Zones A, B or C f or t he per i od Apr i l 21, 2010 t hr ough Apr i l 20, 2011.
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For cl ai mant s w hose empl oyer (s) i s an ent i t y or Nat ur al Per son sat i sf yi ng t he Pr i mar y Seaf ood Indust r y
def i ni t i on, t he cl ai mant shoul d i nst ead pr ovi de i nf or mat i on r egar di ng hi s or her pr esence and avai l abi l i t y f or wor k
i n Zones A, B or C f or t he per i od Apr i l 21, 2011 t hr ough Apr i l 20, 2012 t o be pot ent i al l y el i gi bl e f or an RTP.
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a. Taxi / l iver y l i censes.
b. Real Est at e Sal es l icenses.
c. Ot her l i censes and per mi t s r el at ed t o i ncome sour ces.

4. Empl oyer Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement : The cl ai mant shal l submi t an Empl oyer Sw or n
Wr i t t en St at ement f r om at l east one of hi s or her empl oyer s dur i ng each of t he per i ods
Apr i l 21 t hr ough December 31 of 2009 and 2010, w hi ch set s f or t h t he f ol low i ng i nf or mat i on
w i t h any r el evant document s at t ached.
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If t he i nf or mat i on f or bot h r equi r ed per iods can
be sat i sf ied w i t h an Empl oyer Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement f r om one employer , onl y one
Empl oyer Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement i s r equi r ed. If a si ngl e employer i s not abl e t o pr ovi de
t he necessar y i nf or mat ion f or bot h r equi r ed per i ods, t he cl aimant must submi t at l east one
Empl oyer Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement s f or each per iod.
a. Empl oyer Inf or mat i on
i . Empl oyer ’ s busi ness name
i i . Addr ess(es)
i i i . Tel ephone number (s)
i v. Websi t e(s), i f avai l able
v. A descr i pt ion of t he nat ur e of t he busi ness
vi . Compensat ion pr act ices (f or exampl e, w eekl y or bi -w eekl y pay per iods),
w age r at es, and t ypi cal hour s wor ked f or empl oyees hol di ng j obs
compar abl e t o t he Cl ai mi ng Job.
vi i . If t he employer i s not an El i gi bl e Empl oyer , i nf or mat ion suf f i ci ent t o
est abl i sh t he f ol low i ng:
1) The si ze and scal e of t he empl oyer ’ s busi ness, such as:
a) Si ze of physi cal pl ant ;
b) Best est imat e of t he number of cust omer s;
c) Best est imat e of t he vol ume of pr oduct pr oduced;
d) Best est imat e of t he number of f ul l -t i me and par t -t i me
employees;
e) Fi nanci al i nf or mat i on; and/ or
f ) To t he ext ent t he busi ness i s a seasonal busi ness, t hi s
i nf or mat i on shoul d be pr ovi ded t o r ef l ect busi ness si ze dur i ng
di f f er ent seasons.

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For cl ai mant s w hose empl oyer (s) i s an ent i t y or Nat ur al Per son sat i sf yi ng t he Pr i mar y Seaf ood Indust r y
def i ni t i on, t he Empl oyer Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement shal l be pr ovi ded f r om each of t he cl ai mant ’ s empl oyer s f or
t he per i ods (i ) Apr i l 21, 2009 t hr ough Apr i l 20, 2010 and (i i ) Apr i l 21, 2010 t hr ough Apr i l 20, 2011.
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2) Copi es of any appl i cabl e r equi r ed l i censes possessed by t he
employer dur i ng t he per iod Apr i l 21 t hr ough December 31 of 2009
and 2010,
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or a pr i nt out f r om a publ i c dat abase pr ovi di ng t he
same i nf or mat ion as woul d be pr ovi ded by t he or i gi nal document .
b. Empl oyee Inf or mat i on
i . The cl aimant ’ s empl oyment hi st or y wi t h employer , i ncl udi ng, f or
exampl e, t he nat ur e of t he w or k per f or med, number of year s wor ked,
w het her t he employment i s st eady or seasonal , year -r ound or
i nt er mit t ent , and t he ci r cumst ances of t he cl aimant ’ s depar t ur e and/ or
t er mi nat i on, i f appl i cabl e.
i i . The cl aimant ’ s wage r at e and t ot al compensat i on f or t he f ol low i ng
per i ods, i f appl i cabl e:

1) Apr i l 21 t hr ough December 31, 2009;
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2) Apr i l 21 t hr ough December 31, 2010;
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3) Apr i l 21 t hr ough December 31, 2011;
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and
4) Any ot her t ime per iod f or w hi ch t he empl oyer i s abl e and el ect s t o
pr ovi de t he r equest ed i nf or mat ion.

If t he employer cannot pr ovi de pr eci se act ual dat es and t i mes, i t shal l
be suf f i ci ent f or t he employer t o pr ovi de mor e gener al i nf or mat ion
sat i sf yi ng t hi s st andar d – f or exampl e, “ Cl aimant was empl oyed f or 30
days at a r at e of $100 per day f or 12 w eeks dur i ng t he mont hs of [ June -
August 2009] ” .
i i i . If t he employer (i ) empl oyed t he cl aimant and/ or (i i ) of f er ed t he
cl ai mant empl oyment dur ing t he per i od f r om Apr i l 21, 2010 - December
31, 2010,
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t he empl oyer shal l pr ovi de t he f ol low i ng:

1) How t he employer (a) t er mi nat ed t he cl ai mant ’ s employment ,
(b) r educed t he cl aimant ’ s hour s of wor k, (c) w i t hdr ew an of f er of
employment , (d) di d not ext end an of f er of seasonal (par t i al year )
employment t o t he cl aimant , or (e) ot her wi se r educed employee’ s
compensat ion due t o or r esul t i ng f r om t he DWH Spi l l w i t h suf f i ci ent

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For cl ai mant s w hose empl oyer (s) i s an ent i t y or Nat ur al Per son sat i sf yi ng t he Pr i mar y Seaf ood Indust r y
def i ni t i on, t he empl oyer shoul d i nst ead pr ovi de copi es of any appl i cabl e r equi r ed l i censes f or t he per i ods (i ) Apr i l
21, 2009 t hr ough Apr i l 20, 2010 and (i i ) Apr i l 21, 2010 t hr ough Apr i l 20, 2011.
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For cl ai mant s w hose empl oyer (s) i s an ent i t y or Nat ur al Per son sat i sf yi ng t he Pr i mar y Seaf ood Indust r y
def i ni t i on, t he appr opr i at e per i od i s f r om Apr i l 21, 2009 t hr ough Apr i l 20, 2010.
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For cl ai mant s w hose empl oyer (s) i s an ent i t y or Nat ur al Per son sat i sf yi ng t he Pr i mar y Seaf ood Indust r y
def i ni t i on, t he appr opr i at e per i od i s f r om Apr i l 21, 2010 t hr ough Apr i l 20, 2011.
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For cl ai mant s w hose empl oyer (s) i s an ent i t y or Nat ur al Per son sat i sf yi ng t he Pr i mar y Seaf ood Indust r y
def i ni t i on, t he appr opr i at e per i od i s f r om Apr i l 21, 2011 t hr ough Apr i l 20, 2012.
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For cl ai mant s w hose empl oyer (s) i s an ent i t y or Nat ur al Per son sat i sf yi ng t he Pr i mar y Seaf ood Indust r y
def i ni t i on, t he appr opr i at e per i od i s f r om Apr i l 21, 2010 t hr ough Apr i l 20, 2011.
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det ai l t o per mi t t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or t o calcul at e t he cl aimant ’ s
l ost hour s of w or k and l ost ear ni ngs f r om such empl oyment dur i ng
such per i od.
2) A speci f i c expl anat ion of how (i ) t he r educt ion of cl aimant ’ s hour s of
w or k i dent i f i ed, or (i i ) t he w i t hdr aw al of , or (i i i ) t he f ai l ur e t o
ext end, an of f er of employment w as due t o or r esul t ing f r om t he
DWH Spi l l .

The number of af f i davit s submi t t ed by an empl oyer on behal f of t he cl ai mant and any
ot her cl aimant s shal l be moni t or ed by t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or f or r easonabl eness i n
l i ght of t he employer ’ s oper at i ons. For exampl e, i t woul d be ant i ci pat ed t hat a 10-r oom
mot el w oul d have appr oximat el y f ive f ul l -t i me equival ent empl oyees, or t hat a 50-seat
di ner -st yl e r est aur ant would have appr oximat el y f ive f ul l -t i me equi val ent ser ver s.

B. Int er vi ew s
1. The Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or shal l have t he r i ght t o i nt er vi ew al l cl ai mant s and r elat ed
employer (s) i n t hi s Cat egor y IV cl aimi ng l ost ear ni ngs of $7,500 or mor e and up t o 25%
of al l ot her cl aimant s w i t hin t hi s Cat egor y IV and t hei r suppor t i ng empl oyer (s), i n
accor dance w i t h t he pr ovi si ons of t he Addendum Regar di ng Int er vi ew s of Cl ai mant
Al l egi ng Economi c Loss.
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2. In addi t i on, and not w i t hst andi ng t he pr ovi si ons of Sect i on IV.B.1, t he Cl ai ms
Admi ni st r at or shal l have t he r i ght t o i nt er vi ew any empl oyer w ho submit s an Empl oyer
Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement on behal f of mor e clai mant s t han t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or
det er mi nes i s r easonabl e f or t he posit i on f or w hi ch t he empl oyer is pr ovi di ng t he
Empl oyer Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement , i n accor dance wi t h t he pr ovi sions of t he
Addendum Regar di ng Int er vi ew s of Cl ai mant Al l egi ng Economi c Loss.

C. Descr i pt i on Of Compensat i on Cal cul at i on
The Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or shal l det er mi ne t he Fi nal Cl ai mant Compensat i on amount based on
t he t ot al i t y of t he i nf or mat i on pr ovi ded by t he cl aimant and hi s or her employer (s), i ncl udi ng t he
sw or n Cl ai m For m, Cl ai mant Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement , Empl oyer Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement (s),
i nt er vi ew s (i f any), and/ or any suppl ement al i nf or mat i on t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or may r equi r e
t he cl aimant t o pr ovi de t o suppor t t he cl aim, and/ or any ot her i nf or mat i on t he Cl ai ms
Admi ni st r at or may det er mi ne t o be r el evant and r el i abl e (col l ect ively, t he “ Cl ai m Fi l e” ). The
Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or shal l r el y on hi s assessment of t he r el i abi l i t y and cr edi bi l i t y of t he Cl ai m
Fi l e i nf or mat i on and t he speci f i cs of any cl aimed economic loss i n det er mi ni ng t he cl aimant ’ s
compensat ion, i f any, t o be pr ovi ded t o t he cl aimant .


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In addi t i on, not hi ng i n t hi s Fr amew or k f or Indi vi dual Economi c Loss Cl ai ms shal l i n any w ay l i mi t t he r i ght and
obl i gat i on of t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or t o i nvest i gat e f ul l y al l suspi ci ons of f r audul ent conduct by or on behal f of
any cl ai mant , i ncl udi ng but not l i mi t ed t o conduct i ng any i nt er vi ew s and obt ai ni ng any document s t he Cl ai ms
Admi ni st r at or deems necessar y. Any such i nt er vi ew s w i l l not be i ncl uded i n t he 25% l i mi t set f or t h above.
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St ep 1: Cal cul at e Cl ai mant ’ s Lost Ear ni ngs
In det er mi ni ng t he clai mant ’ s l ost ear ni ngs f or t he Cl ai mi ng Job, t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or
shal l consi der t he f ol low i ng f act or s:
1. Pr i or Empl oyment Hi st or y: The ext ent t o w hi ch t he Cl ai m Fi l e est abl i shes t he
cl ai mant ’ s pr e-DWH Spi l l empl oyment i n t he Cl ai mi ng Job, i ncl udi ng t he t ype of w or k
per f or med, w age r at e, and amount of t ime spent w or ki ng i n t he Cl ai mi ng Job.
2. Post -DWH Spi l l Ant i ci pat ed Empl oyment : The ext ent t o w hi ch t he Cl ai m Fi l e est abl i shes
t he cl aimant ’ s post -DWH Spi l l expect ed employment i n t he Cl ai mi ng Job, i ncl udi ng t he
j ob descr i pt i on, w age r at e, and amount of t i me cl ai mant w as expect ed t o be empl oyed
i n t he Cl ai mi ng Job dur i ng t he per iod f r om Apr i l 21 t hr ough December 31, 2010,
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w ages expect ed t o be ear ned i n t he Cl ai mi ng Job.
3. Post -DWH Spi l l Act ual Empl oyment : The ext ent t o whi ch t he Cl ai m Fi l e est abl i shes t he
cl ai mant ’ s act ual post -DWH Spi l l employment i n t he Cl ai mi ng Job, i ncl udi ng t he j ob
descr i pt i on, w age r at e, amount of t ime cl aimant act ual l y w as empl oyed i n t he Cl ai mi ng
Job dur i ng t he per i od f r om Apr i l 21 t hr ough December 31, 2010,
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t he Cl ai mi ng Job and any ot her empl oyment dur i ng t hat per iod.
4. Lost Ear ni ngs And Causat i on: The ext ent t o w hi ch t he Cl ai m Fi l e est abl i shes (a) a
r educt i on i n ant i ci pat ed empl oyment and ear ni ngs i n t he Cl ai mi ng Job dur i ng t he per iod
f r om Apr i l 21 t hr ough December 31, 2010,
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and (b) t he ext ent t o w hi ch any such
r educt i on i n ant i ci pat ed empl oyment and ear ni ngs was due t o or r esul t i ng f r om t he
DWH Spi l l .
5. Cont i nued Empl oyment i n 2011: The ext ent t o w hi ch t he Cl ai m Fi l e est abl i shes t hat t he
cl ai mant w as empl oyed i n t he Cl ai mi ng Job or a simi l ar j ob i n 2011 and l i ved w i t hi n 60
mi l es of hi s pl ace of empl oyment .
Based on t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or’ s consi der at ion of t he t ot al it y of t he i nf or mat i on above, t he
Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or shal l det er mi ne t he cl aimant ’ s lost ear ni ngs f or t he per i od Apr i l 21
t hr ough December 31, 2010
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For cl ai mant s w hose empl oyer (s) i s an ent i t y or Nat ur al Per son sat i sf yi ng t he Pr i mar y Seaf ood Indust r y
def i ni t i on, t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or shal l consi der t he ext ent t o w hi ch t he cl ai mant has est abl i shed hi s or her
expect ed post -DWH Spi l l empl oyment i n t he Cl ai mi ng Job f or t he per i od Apr i l 21, 2010 t hr ough Apr i l 20, 2011.
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For cl ai mant s w hose empl oyer (s) i s an ent i t y or Nat ur al Per son sat i sf yi ng t he Pr i mar y Seaf ood Indust r y
def i ni t i on, t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or shal l consi der t he ext ent t o w hi ch t he cl ai mant has est abl i shed hi s or h er
act ual post -DWH Spi l l empl oyment i n t he Cl ai mi ng Job f or t he per i od Apr i l 21, 2010 t hr ough Apr i l 20, 2011.
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For cl ai mant s w hose empl oyer (s) i s an ent i t y or Nat ur al Per son sat i sf yi ng t he Pr i mar y Seaf ood Indust r y
def i ni t i on, t he cl ai mant shal l est abl i sh t he cl ai mant ’ s l ost ear ni ngs f or t he per i od Apr i l 21, 2010 t hr ough Apr i l 20,
2011.
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def i ni t i on, t he cl ai mant shal l est abl i sh t he cl ai mant ’ s expect ed post -DWH Spi l l empl oyment f or t he per i od Apr i l 21,
2010 t hr ough Apr i l 20, 2011.
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St ep 2: Appl y RTP, If Appl i cabl e
Onl y cl aimant s w ho, i n 2011, (1) cont i nued t o be employed i n a posi t ion t he same as, or
si mi l ar t o, t he Cl ai mi ng Job, and (2) st i l l l ived w i t hi n 60 mi l es of t hei r pl ace of empl oyment ,
shal l be el i gi bl e f or an RTP of 1.
If el i gi bl e, t he cl aimant ’ s lost ear ni ngs shal l be mul t i pl i ed by t he RTP.
St ep 3: Det ermi ne Cl ai mant ’ s Compensat i on
Deduct any Spi l l -Rel at ed Payment s f r om t he sum of St eps 1 and 2 t o det er mi ne cl ai mant ’ s
compensat ion amount .
Cl ai mant s under t hi s Cat egor y IV shal l not be el i gi bl e t o r ecover Rei mbur sabl e Sear ch Cost s,
Rei mbur sabl e Tr ai ni ng Cost s or Empl oyment -Rel at ed Benef i t s Losses.
The f or mul a f or t he clai mant ’ s compensat ion i s:
Cl ai mant ’ s l ost ear ni ngs (not t o exceed $20,000) (f r om St ep 1)
+ (Cl ai mant ’ s l ost ear ni ngs (not t o exceed $20,000) x RTP (i f any)) (f r om St ep 2)
+ One Ti me, Non-Recur r i ng Event Compensat i on: i f appl i cabl e, pr ovi ded,
how ever , t hat i n no event shal l t hi s amount exceed: ($20,000 l ess Cl ai mant ’ s
l ost ear ni ngs f r om St ep 1)
- Spi l l -Rel at ed Payment s (i f appl i cabl e) (f r om St ep 3)
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One Ti me Loss Addendum

A One Ti me, Non-Recur r i ng Event shal l be def i ned as an event or sale t hat (i ) w oul d have occur r ed i n
t he Cl ai mi ng Job bet w een Apr i l 21, 2010 and December 31, 2010, and (i i ) had not been i ncl uded i n t he
Indi vi dual ’ s i ncome f r om t he Cl ai mi ng Job i n 2007, 2008 or 2009, and (i i i ) was cancel ed due t o or
r esul t i ng f r om DWH Spi l l .

An Indi vi dual asser t i ng l ost ear ni ngs due t o cancel l at ion of a One Ti me, Non-Recur r i ng Event must
pr ovi de document at i on and est abl i sh causat i on as f ol low s:

Document at i on and Causat i on

The cl aimant shal l pr ovi de al l of t he f ol l ow i ng:

1. Copy of cont r act f or t he One Ti me, Non-Recur r i ng Event schedul ed t o occur dur i ng t he per iod
Apr i l 21, 2010 and December 31, 2010, and cancel ed subsequent t o Apr i l 21, 2010. The cont r act
must i ndi cat e t he dat e, t ime and det ai l s of t he event .

2. Document at ion suf f i ci ent t o est abl i sh t he l ost ear ni ngs, i ncome or pr of i t , t o t he cl ai mant i n
r espect of t he One Ti me, Non-Recur r i ng Event , i ncl uding but not l imi t ed t o a Sw or n Wr i t t en
St at ement by t he par t y r esponsi bl e f or cancel i ng t he cont r act f or t he One Ti me, Non-Recur r i ng
Event .

3. Document at ion est abl i shi ng t hat t he l ost ear ni ngs, i ncome or pr of i t , i dent i f i ed i n 2 i s (a) f or
cl ai mant s w i t h mor e t han t en sal es per year i n t he Base Year (s), equal t o or gr eat er t han 10% of
t he cl aimant ’ s ear ni ngs i n t he Base Year (s) f r om t he Cl ai mi ng Job, or (b) f or cl aimant s w i t h
f ew er t han t en sal es per year i n t he Base Year (s), gr eat er t han t wo t imes t he cl aimant ’ s aver age
commissi on on al l t r ansact i ons i n t he Base Year (s) f r om t he Cl ai mi ng Job.

4. Document at ion suf f i ci ent t o est abl i sh t hat (a) t he cancel l at ion of t he One Ti me, Non-Recur r i ng
Event w as due t o or r esul t ing f r om t he DWH Spi l l , i ncludi ng but not l imi t ed t o a Sw or n Wr i t t en
St at ement by t he par t y r esponsi bl e f or cancel i ng t he cont r act f or t he One Ti me, Non-Recur r i ng
Event , and (b) t he cancel l at i on w as a loss t o cl ai mant .

5. Document at ion est abl i shi ng t hat t he l ost ear ni ngs, i ncome or pr of i t , ar e not dupl icat i ve of
amount s quant i f i ed as Cl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs i n St ep 6 of t he Compensat i on Cal cul at i on f or
Cat egor ies I, II or III.

6. It emi zed commi ssion st at ement s f or 2007, 2008 and 2009, i f appl i cabl e.

Compensat i on f or t he One Ti me, Non-Recur r i ng Event

Compensat ion f or t he One Ti me, Non-Recur r i ng Event shal l equal t he l ost ear ni ngs f or t he One Ti me,
Non-Recur r i ng Event , and no RTP shal l be appl i cabl e t o t he cor r espondi ng l oss.
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INDIVIDUAL ECONOM IC LOSS CLAIM S: EXAM PLES
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The f ol l ow i ng Appendi ces gi ve exampl es of Indi vi dual Economi c Loss Cat egor i es I-III . In each
exampl e, t he Compensat i on Per i od sel ect ed i s t he per i od bet w een Apr i l 21, 2010 and December
31, 2010 t hat pr oduces maxi mum Cl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs f or t hat exampl e. In each exampl e,
Fi nal Cl ai mant Compensat i on f or cl ai mai nt s w ho est abl i sh causat i on depends pr i mar i l y on t he
f ol l ow i ng f act or s:
Component s of Lost Ear ni ngs: Cl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs i s cal cul at ed as t he sum of t w o
f act or s: (i ) any decr ease i n ear ni ngs dur i ng t he cl ai mant sel ect ed Compensat i on Per i od
compar ed t o t he same per i od(s) i n t he Base Year (s), and (i i ) any expect ed gr ow t h i n ear ni ngs
dur i ng t he same Compensat i on Per i od r el at i ve t o t he Base Year (s). Thus, t he cl ai mant
sel ect ed Compensat i on Per i od i s r el evant f or bot h f act or s, and cl ai mant s w i l l w ant t o
consi der bot h f act or s i n sel ect i ng t hei r Compensat i on Per i od.
Lengt h and Dur at i on Of Economi c Loss (Compensat i on Per i od): Each cl ai mant sel ect s a
per i od of l oss (or Compensat i on Per i od) r ef l ect i ng t he per i od i n w hi ch t he cl ai mant ' s Act ual
Ear ni ngs w er e l ess t han Expect ed Ear ni ngs due t o or r esul t i ng f r om t he DWH Spi l l . The
Compensat i on Per i od must consi st of at l east 90 consecut i ve days bet w een Apr i l 21, 2010
and December 31, 2010, and may ext end f or t he ent i r e per i od, at t he cl ai mant ' s el ect i on. In
sel ect i ng a Compensat i on Per i od, cl ai mant shoul d be aw ar e t hat any per i od w hen i ncome
(i ) f el l , (i i ) st ayed t he same, or (i i i ) demonst r at ed a per cent age i ncr ease l ow er t han t he
appl i cabl e Gr ow t h Fact or (s) (per cent ages), w i l l r esul t i n Act ual Ear ni ngs bei ng l ess t han
Expect ed Ear ni ngs, and t her ef or e a hi gher l evel of l oss and compensat i on.
Locat i on and Indust r y Of Economi c Loss: Cl ai mant s i ncur r i ng economi c l oss due t o or
r esul t i ng f r om t he DWH Spi l l may al so r ecei ve Ri sk Tr ansf er Pr emi um (RTP) compensat i on
based upon t he i ndust r y and l ocat i on of t hei r l oss. The RTP i s cal cul at ed as a mul t i pl e of t he
cl ai mant ' s l oss dur i ng t he Compensat i on Per i od.
Int r oduct i on t o Exampl e Appendi ces A t hr ough F
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Dat aSubmi t t edbyCl ai mant
2009 2010
Annual Ear ni ngsper TaxInf or mat i onDocument s 61,500 $ 47,250 $
PayPer i odEar ni ngs
Januar y 5,000 $ 5,250 $
Febr uar y 5,000 $ 5,250 $
M ar ch 5,000 $ 5,250 $
Apr i l 5,000 $ 5,250 $
M ay 5,000 $ 5,250 $
June 5,000 $ 5,250 $
Jul y 5,250 $ 5,250 $
August 5,250 $ 5,250 $
Sept ember 5,250 $ 5,250 $
Oct ober 5,250 $ Ͳ $
November 5,250 $ Ͳ $
December 5,250 $ Ͳ $
Tot al Ear ni ngs 61,500 $ 47,250 $
St ep1:Cl ai mant Sel ect sCompensat i onPer i od& BaseYear
St ep2:Det er mi neBenchmar kPer i odEar ni ngsCor r espondi ngt ot heCompensat i onPer i od
Benchmar kPer i odEar ni ngs(Jul y1ͲDec31,2009) 31,500 $
Cl ai mant hassel ect edJul y1,2010t hr oughDecember 31,2010ast heCompensat i onPer i od,andchosen
2009ast heBaseYear .
Exampl eof Compensat i onCal cul at i on:Cat egor yIIndi vi dual
Cat egor yIIndi vi dual w i t hPayPer i odEar ni ngsDocument at i on:Int hi sexampl e,t hecl ai mant haspassedt he
causat i onr equi r ement sandpr ovi desTaxInf or mat i onDocument sdemonst r at i ngannual ear ni ngs,andal so
pr ovi desPayPer i odEar ni ngsDocument at i onsuf f i ci ent t oest abl i shmont hl y/ payper i odear ni ngs,al l ow i ngf or
t hecal cul at i onof aCl ai mant Speci f i cGr ow t hFact or .Thi scl ai mant w asasal ar i edw or ker at ar esor t i nZoneA
w hol ost hi sj obat t heendof Sept ember 2010.Becauset hecl ai mant i sasal ar i edw or ker ,noIndust r yGr ow t h
Fact or i sappl i cabl e.
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ear ni ngsequal t heear ni ngsbet w eenJul y1,2009andDecember 31,2009,andar ecal cul at edasf ol l ow s:
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Exampl eof Compensat i onCal cul at i on:Cat egor yIIndi vi dual
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St ep3:Det er mi neEar ni ngsGr ow t hFact or (s)
2009 2010
Januar yͲApr i l Ear ni ngs 20,000 $ [ a] 21,000 $ [ b]
Cal cul at edCl ai mant Speci f i cGr ow t hFact or 5.0% [ c] =([ b] Ͳ[ a] )/ [ a]
5.0%=($21,000Ͳ$20,000)/ $20,000
[ c] =([ b] Ͳ[ a] )/ [ a]
Cl ai mant Speci f i cGr ow t hFact or (maxof +10%,mi nof Ͳ1.5%) 5.0% [ d]
St ep4:Cal cul at eExpect edEar ni ngs
Benchmar kPer i odEar ni ngs(f r omSt ep2) 31,500 $ [ e]
Cl ai mant Speci f i cGr ow t hRat e(i f appl i cabl ef r omSt ep3) 5.0% =[ d]
Indust r yGr ow t hFact or(i f hour l y,seeSt ep3) n/ a [ f ]
Expect edEar ni ngsf or t heCompensat i onPer i od 33,075 $ [ g] =[ e] * (1+[ d] +[ f ] )
$33,075=$31,500x(1+0.05+0)
[ g] =[ e] x(1+[ d] +[ f ] )
St ep5:Det er mi neAct ual Ear ni ngsi nt heCompensat i onPer i od
Act ual Ear ni ngs(Jul y1ͲDecember 31,2010) 15,750 $ [ h]
St ep6:Det er mi neCl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs
Lost Ear ni ngs 17,325 $ [ i ] =[ g] Ͳ[ h]
Expect edEar ni ngsequal sBenchmar kPer i odear ni ngs(cal cul at edi nSt ep2)i ncr easedbyt heappl i cabl e
Gr ow t hFact or s(f r omSt ep3).
Act ual Ear ni ngsi nt hecl ai mant sel ect edCompensat i onPer i odi nt hi sexampl ei ncl udesal l ear ni ngsbet w een
t heper i odsel ect edbyt heCl ai mant i nSt ep1,Jul y1,2010t hr oughDecember 31,2010.
Lost Ear ni ngsi st hedi f f er encebet w eent heExpect edEar ni ngs(St ep4)andt heAct ual Ear ni ngs(St ep5)over
t heCompensat i onPer i od.
TheCl ai mant haspr ovi dedpayper i oddet ai l ,andaCl ai mant Speci f i cGr ow t hFact or canbecal cul at edusi ng
Januar yt hr oughApr i l ear ni ngsi n2010andt heBaseYear .Indust r yGr ow t hFact or doesnot appl y
(Benchmar kPer i odear ni ngsar esal ar i ed).
$17,325=$33,075Ͳ$15,750
[ i ] =[ g] Ͳ[ h]
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Exampl eof Compensat i onCal cul at i on:Cat egor yIIndi vi dual
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St ep7:Cal cul at eFi nal Cl ai mant Compensat i on
Lost Ear ni ngs(St ep6) 17,325 $ =[ i ]
+ Lost Ear ni ngsM ul t i pl i edbyOt her Indust r i esRTP(2.5i nZoneA) 43,313 $ [ j ] =[ i ] xRTP
=$17,325x2.5
+ Empl oyment Rel at edBenef i t sLosses 2,000 $ Gi venabove.
+ Rei mbur sabl eTr ai ni ngCost s 500 $ Gi venabove.
+ Rei mbur sabl eSear chCost s 500 $ Gi venabove.
Ͳ Spi l l Rel at edPayment s (3,000) $ Gi venabove.
Fi nal Cl ai mant Compensat i on 60,638 $
Fi nal Cl ai mant Compensat i oni ncl udesLost Ear ni ngsi ncr easedbyt heagr eeduponRi skTr ansf er Pr emi um
(ZoneATour i sm=2.5),t henadj ust edf or anyEmpl oyeeͲRel at edBenef i t sLoss(assume$2,000),any
Rei mbur sabl eTr ai ni ng& Sear chCost s(assume$500eachf or t r ai ni ngandsear ch)andanySpi l l Rel at ed
Payment s(assume$3,000).
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Dat aSubmi t t edbyCl ai mant andReal l ocat i onof BonusEar ni ngs
2009ͲBonus
Incl udedi n
Year Pai d
2010ͲBonus
Incl udedi n
Year Pai d
2009ͲNo
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2010ͲNo
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2009ͲBonus
Al l ocat edt o
Year Ear ned*
2010ͲBonus
Al l ocat edt o
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Regul ar Pay 61,500 $ 47,250 $ 61,500 $ 47,250 $ 61,500 $ 47,250 $
Tot al BonusesPai d 5,000 $ 6,000 $ 6,000 $ Ͳ $
Tot al Annual Ear ni ngs 66,500 $ 53,250 $ 61,500 $ 47,250 $ 67,500 $ 47,250 $
PayPer i odEar ni ngs
Januar y 5,000 $ 5,250 $ 5,000 $ 5,250 $ 5,500 $ 5,250 $
Febr uar y 5,000 $ 5,250 $ 5,000 $ 5,250 $ 5,500 $ 5,250 $
M ar ch 10,000 $ 11,250 $ 5,000 $ 5,250 $ 5,500 $ 5,250 $
Apr i l 5,000 $ 5,250 $ 5,000 $ 5,250 $ 5,500 $ 5,250 $
M ay 5,000 $ 5,250 $ 5,000 $ 5,250 $ 5,500 $ 5,250 $
June 5,000 $ 5,250 $ 5,000 $ 5,250 $ 5,500 $ 5,250 $
Jul y 5,250 $ 5,250 $ 5,250 $ 5,250 $ 5,750 $ 5,250 $
August 5,250 $ 5,250 $ 5,250 $ 5,250 $ 5,750 $ 5,250 $
Sept ember 5,250 $ 5,250 $ 5,250 $ 5,250 $ 5,750 $ 5,250 $
Oct ober 5,250 $ Ͳ $ 5,250 $ Ͳ $ 5,750 $ Ͳ $
November 5,250 $ Ͳ $ 5,250 $ Ͳ $ 5,750 $ Ͳ $
December 5,250 $ Ͳ $ 5,250 $ Ͳ $ 5,750 $ Ͳ $
Tot al Ear ni ngs 66,500 $ 53,250 $ 61,500 $ 47,250 $ 67,500 $ 47,250 $
* $6,000bonusr ecei vedi n2010r el at est o2009per f or manceandi st her ef or eal l ocat edevenl yacr osst hemont hsof 2009.
* * Nobonusw asr ecei vedf or cal endar year 2010,sonobonusear ni ngsar eal l ocat edt o2010.
St ep1:Cl ai mant Sel ect sCompensat i onPer i od& BaseYear
St ep2:Det er mi neBenchmar kPer i odEar ni ngsCor r espondi ngt ot heCompensat i onPer i od
Benchmar kPer i odEar ni ngs(Jul y1ͲDec31,2009) 34,500 $
St ep3:Det er mi neEar ni ngsGr ow t hFact or (s)
2009ͲNo
Bonus
2010ͲNo
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Januar yͲApr i l Ear ni ngs 20,000 $ [ a] 21,000 $ [ b]
Cal cul at edCl ai mant Speci f i cGr ow t hFact or 5.0% [ c] =([ b] Ͳ[ a] )/ [ a]
Cl ai mant Speci f i cGr ow t hFact or (maxof +10%,mi nof Ͳ1.5%) 5.0% [ d]
5.0%=($21,000Ͳ$20,000)/ $20,000
[ c] =([ b] Ͳ[ a] )/ [ a]
Cat egor yIIndi vi dual w i t hPayPer i odEar ni ngsDocument at i on:Int hi sexampl e,t hecl ai mant haspassedt hecausat i onr equi r ement sandpr ovi desTaxInf or mat i on
Document sdemonst r at i ngannual ear ni ngs,andal sopr ovi desPayPer i odEar ni ngsDocument at i onsuf f i ci ent t oest abl i shmont hl y/ payper i odear ni ngs,al l ow i ngf or t he
cal cul at i onof aCl ai mant Speci f i cGr ow t hFact or .Thi scl ai mant w asasal ar i edw or ker at ar esor t i nZoneAw hol ost hi sj obat t heendof Sept ember 2010.Becauset he
cl ai mant i sasal ar i edw or ker ,noIndust r yGr ow t hFact or i sappl i cabl e.Thecl ai mant ' sdocument at i oni ndi cat edt hat t hecl ai mant r ecei vedabonusi nM ar ch2009r el at ed
t ocal endar year 2008,andabonusi nM ar ch2010r el at edt ocal endar year 2009.Becauset hecl ai mant l ost hi sj ob,nobonusw asr ecei vedf or cal endar year 2010.
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Gi vent hesel ect i oni nSt ep1,t heBenchmar kPer i odear ni ngsequal t heear ni ngsbet w eenJul y1,2009andDecember 31,2009,andar ecal cul at edasf ol l ow s(i ncl usi ve
of t heal l ocat edbonus):
TheCl ai mant haspr ovi dedpayper i oddet ai l ,andaCl ai mant Speci f i cGr ow t hFact or canbecal cul at edusi ngJanuar yt hr oughApr i l ear ni ngsi n2010andt heBaseYear
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Exampl eof Compensat i onCal cul at i on:Cat egor yIIndi vi dual w i t hBonus
St ep4:Cal cul at eExpect edEar ni ngs
Benchmar kPer i odEar ni ngs(f r omSt ep2) 34,500 $ [ e]
Cl ai mant Speci f i cGr ow t hRat e(i f appl i cabl ef r omSt ep3) 5.0% =[ d]
Indust r yGr ow t hFact or (i f hour l y,seeSt ep3) n/ a [ f ]
Expect edEar ni ngsf or t heCompensat i onPer i od 36,225 $ [ g] =[ e] * (1+[ d] +[ f ] )
St ep5:Det er mi neAct ual Ear ni ngsi nt heCompensat i onPer i od
Act ual Ear ni ngs(Jul y1ͲDecember 31,2010) 15,750 $ [ h]
St ep6:Det er mi neCl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs
Lost Ear ni ngs 20,475 $ [ i ] =[ g] Ͳ[ h]
St ep7:Cal cul at eFi nal Cl ai mant Compensat i on
Lost Ear ni ngs(St ep6) 20,475 $ =[ i ]
+ Lost Ear ni ngsM ul t i pl i edbyOt her Indust r i esRTP(2.5i nZoneA) 51,188 $ [ j ] =[ i ] xRTP
=$20,475x2 5
+ Empl oyment Rel at edBenef i t sLosses 2,000 $ Gi venabove.
+ Rei mbur sabl eTr ai ni ngCost s 500 $ Gi venabove.
+ Rei mbur sabl eSear chCost s 500 $ Gi venabove.
Ͳ Spi l l Rel at edPayment s (3,000) $ Gi venabove.
Fi nal Cl ai mant Compensat i on 71,663 $
Fi nal Cl ai mant Compensat i oni ncl udesLost Ear ni ngsi ncr easedbyt heagr eeduponRi skTr ansf er Pr emi um(ZoneATour i sm=2.5),t henadj ust edf or anyEmpl oyeeͲ
Rel at edBenef i t sLoss(assume$2,000),anyRei mbur sabl eTr ai ni ng& Sear chCost s(assume$500eachf or t r ai ni ngandsear ch)andanySpi l l Rel at edPayment s
(assume$3,000).
$36,225=$34,500x(1+0.05+0)
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$20,475=$36,225Ͳ$15,750
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Expect edEar ni ngsequal sBenchmar kPer i odear ni ngs(cal cul at edi nSt ep2)i ncr easedbyt heappl i cabl eGr ow t hFact or s(f r omSt ep3).
Act ual Ear ni ngsi nt hecl ai mant sel ect edCompensat i onPer i odi nt hi sexampl ei ncl udesal l ear ni ngsbet w eent heper i odsel ect edbyt heCl ai mant i nSt ep1,Jul y1,2010
t hr oughDecember 31,2010.
Lost Ear ni ngsi st hedi f f er encebet w eent heExpect edEar ni ngs(St ep4)andt heAct ual Ear ni ngs(St ep5)over t heCompensat i onPer i od.
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Dat aSubmi t t edbyCl ai mant andReal l ocat i onof Commi ssi onEar ni ngs
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Regul ar Pay 61,500 $ 47,250 $ Regul ar Pay 61,500 $ 47,250 $
Commi ssi onPai di n: Commi ssi onRel at edt o:
Januar y 1,000 $ 1,250 $ Januar yͲM ar ch 1,250 $ 1,500 $
Apr i l 1,250 $ 1,500 $ Apr i l ͲJune 1,250 $ 1,500 $
Jul y 1,250 $ 1,500 $ Jul yͲOct ober 1,250 $ Ͳ $
Oct ober 1,250 $ Ͳ $ Oct ober ͲDecember 1,250 $ Ͳ $
Tot al Commi ssi ons* 4,750 $ 4,250 $ Tot al Commi ssi ons* 5,000 $ 3,000 $
Tot al Annual Ear ni ngs 66,250 $ 51,500 $ 66,500 $ 50,250 $
PayPer i odEar ni ngs
Januar y 6,000 $ 6,500 $ 5,417 $ 5,750 $
Febr uar y 5,000 $ 5,250 $ 5,417 $ 5,750 $
M ar ch 5,000 $ 5,250 $ 5,417 $ 5,750 $
Apr i l 6,250 $ 6,750 $ 5,417 $ 5,750 $
M ay 5,000 $ 5,250 $ 5,417 $ 5,750 $
June 5,000 $ 5,250 $ 5,417 $ 5,750 $
Jul y 6,500 $ 6,750 $ 5,667 $ 5,250 $
August 5,250 $ 5,250 $ 5,667 $ 5,250 $
Sept ember 5,250 $ 5,250 $ 5,667 $ 5,250 $
Oct ober 6,500 $ Ͳ $ 5,667 $ Ͳ $
November 5,250 $ Ͳ $ 5,667 $ Ͳ $
December 5,250 $ Ͳ $ 5,667 $ Ͳ $
Tot al Ear ni ngs 66,250 $ 51,500 $ 66,500 $ 50,250 $
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St ep2:Det er mi neBenchmar kPer i odEar ni ngsCor r espondi ngt ot heCompensat i onPer i od
Benchmar kPer i odEar ni ngs(Jul y1ͲDec31,2009) 34,000 $
Commi ssi onsw er epai dquar t er l y.Commi ssi onspai di n2009w er e$1,250each.Thecommi ssi onpai di nJanuar yr el at edt oOct ober ͲDecember 2008,t he
commi ssi onpai di nApr i l 2009r el at edt oJanuar yͲM ar ch2009,t hecommi ssi onpai di nJul y2009r el at edt oApr i l ͲJune2009,andt hecommi ssi onpai di nOct ober
2009r el at edt oJul yt hr oughSept ember 2009.Commi ssi onspai di n2010w er eal so$1,500each.Thecom m i ssi onpai di nJanuar y2010r el at edt oOct ober Ͳ
December 2009,t hecommi ssi onpai di nApr i l 2010r el at edt oJanuar yͲM ar ch2010,andt hecommi ssi onpai di nJul y2010r el at edt oApr i l ͲJune2010.The
cl ai mant w ast er mi nat edi nSept ember 2010anddi dnot r ecei veanyaddi t i onal commi ssi ons.
Cl ai mant hassel ect edJul y1,2010t hr oughDecember 31,2010ast heCompensat i onPer i od,andchosen2009ast heBaseYear .
Benchmar kPer i odear ni ngsar et heact ual ear ni ngsdur i ngt heper i odof t heBaseYear of t hesamel engt handdat escor r espondi ngt ot heCompensat i on
Per i od.Gi vent hesel ect i oni nSt ep1,t heBenchmar kPer i odear ni ngsequal t heear ni ngsbet w eenJul y1,2009andDecember 31,2009,andar ecal cul at edas
f ol l ow s(i ncl usi veof t heal l ocat edcommi ssi ons):
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Exampl eof Compensat i onCal cul at i on:Cat egor yIIndi vi dual w i t hCommi ssi ons
Cat egor yIIndi vi dual w i t hPayPer i odEar ni ngsDocument at i on:Int hi sexampl e,t hecl ai mant haspassedt hecausat i onr equi r ement sandpr ovi desTaxInf or mat i on
Document sdemonst r at i ngannual ear ni ngs,andal sopr ovi desPayPer i odEar ni ngsDocument at i onsuf f i ci ent t oest abl i shmont hl y/ payper i odear ni ngs,al l ow i ngf or
t hecal cul at i onof aCl ai mant Speci f i cGr ow t hFact or .Thi scl ai mant w asaw or ker at ar esor t i nZoneAw hor ecei vedasal ar ypl usquar t er l ycommi ssi ons,andw ho
l ost hi sj obat t heendof Sept ember 2010.Becauset hecl ai mant i sasal ar i edw or ker ,noIndust r yGr ow t hFact or i sappl i cabl e.
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Exampl eof Compensat i onCal cul at i on:Cat egor yIIndi vi dual w i t hCommi ssi ons
St ep3:Det er mi neEar ni ngsGr ow t hFact or (s)
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Januar yͲApr i l Ear ni ngs 21,667 $ [ a] 23,000 $ [ b]
Cal cul at edCl ai mant Speci f i cGr ow t hFact or 6.2% [ c] =([ b] Ͳ[ a] )/ [ a]
Cl ai mant Speci f i cGr ow t hFact or (maxof +10%,mi nof Ͳ1.5%) 6.2% [ d]
St ep4:Cal cul at eExpect edEar ni ngs
Benchmar kPer i odEar ni ngs(f r omSt ep2) 34,000 $ [ e]
Cl ai mant Speci f i cGr ow t hRat e(i f appl i cabl ef r omSt ep3) 6.2% =[ d]
Indust r yGr ow t hFact or (i f hour l y,seeSt ep3) n/ a [ f ]
Expect edEar ni ngsf or t heCompensat i onPer i od 36,108 $ [ g] =[ e] * (1+[ d] +[ f ] )
St ep5:Det er mi neAct ual Ear ni ngsi nt heCompensat i onPer i od
Act ual Ear ni ngs(Jul y1ͲDecember 31,2010) 15,750 $ [ h]
St ep6:Det er mi neCl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs
Lost Ear ni ngs 20,358 $ [ i ] =[ g] Ͳ[ h]
St ep7:Cal cul at eFi nal Cl ai mant Compensat i on
Lost Ear ni ngs(St ep6) 20,358 $ =[ i ]
+ Lost Ear ni ngsM ul t i pl i edbyOt her Indust r i esRTP(2.5i nZoneA) 50,895 $ [ j ] =[ i ] xRTP
=$20,342x2 5
+ Empl oyment Rel at edBenef i t sLosses 2,000 $ Gi venabove.
+ Rei mbur sabl eTr ai ni ngCost s 500 $ Gi venabove.
+ Rei mbur sabl eSear chCost s 500 $ Gi venabove.
Ͳ Spi l l Rel at edPayment s (3,000) $ Gi venabove.
Fi nal Cl ai mant Compensat i on 71,253 $
Act ual Ear ni ngsi nt hecl ai mant sel ect edCompensat i onPer i odi nt hi sexampl ei ncl udesal l ear ni ngsbet w eent heper i odsel ect edbyt heCl ai mant i nSt ep1,Jul y
1,2010t hr oughDecember 31,2010.
Lost Ear ni ngsi st hedi f f er encebet w eent heExpect edEar ni ngs(St ep4)andt heAct ual Ear ni ngs(St ep5)over t heCompensat i onPer i od.
$20,342=$36,092Ͳ$15,750
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Empl oyeeͲRel at edBenef i t sLoss(assume$2,000),anyRei mbur sabl eTr ai ni ng& Sear chCost s(assume$500eachf or t r ai ni ngandsear ch)andanySpi l l Rel at ed
Payment s(assume$3,000).
TheCl ai mant haspr ovi dedpayper i oddet ai l ,andaCl ai mant Speci f i cGr ow t hFact or canbecal cul at edusi ngJanuar yt hr oughApr i l ear ni ngsi n2010andt heBase
Year (i ncl udi ngcommi ssi ons).Indust r yGr ow t hFact or doesnot appl y(Benchmar kPer i odear ni ngsar esal ar i ed).
6.2%=($23,000Ͳ$21,667)/ $23,000
[ c] =([ b] Ͳ[ a] )/ [ a]
Expect edEar ni ngsequal sBenchmar kPer i odear ni ngs(cal cul at edi nSt ep2)i ncr easedbyt heappl i cabl eGr ow t hFact or s(f r omSt ep3).
$36,092=$34,000x(1+0 062+0)
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2009 2010
Annual Ear ni ngs per Tax Inf or mat i on Document s 61,500 $ 45,950 $
Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs (Per i od Endi ng...)
Januar y 15 - 2,600 $
Januar y 31 5,000 $ 2,650 $
Febr uar y 15 - 2,550 $
Febr uar y 28 5,000 $ 2,300 $
M ar ch 15 - 2,350 $
M ar ch 31 5,000 $ 2,550 $
Apr i l 15 - 2,600 $
Apr i l 30 5,000 $ 2,700 $
M ay 15 - 2,800 $
M ay 31 5,000 $ 2,850 $
June 15 - 2,900 $
June 30 5,000 $ 1,750 $
Jul y 15 - $ 1,400 $
Jul y 31 5,250 $ 1,300 $
August 15 - $ 1,200 $
August 31 5,250 $ 1,100 $
Sept ember 15 - $ 1,200 $
Sept ember 30 5,250 $ 1,240 $
Oct ober 15 - $ 1,320 $
Oct ober 31 5,250 $ 1,340 $
November 15 - $ 1,250 $
November 30 5,250 $ 1,200 $
December 15 - $ 1,300 $
December 31 5,250 $ 1,500 $
Tot al Ear ni ngs 61,500 $ 45,950 $
St ep 1: Cl ai mant Sel ect s Compensat i on Per i od & Base Year
St ep 2: Det er mi ne Benchmar k Per i od Ear ni ngs Cor r espondi ng t o t he Compensat i on Per i od
Ear ni ngs June 15-Jul y 1, 2009 2,500 $ (=$5,000 x 0.5 mont hs)
Ear ni ngs Jul y 1-December 31, 2009 31,500 $ (=$5,250 x 6 mont hs)
Tot al Benchmar k Per i od Ear ni ngs 34,000 $
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and December 31, 2009, and ar e cal cul at ed as f ol l ow s:
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Cat egor y I Indi vi dual w i t h Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on : In t hi s exampl e, t he cl ai mant has passed t he causat i on r equi r ement s
and pr ovi des Tax Inf or mat i on Document s demonst r at i ng annual ear ni ngs, and al so pr ovi des Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on
suf f i ci ent t o est abl i sh pay per i od ear ni ngs, al l ow i ng f or t he cal cul at i on of a Cl ai mant Speci f i c Gr ow t h Fact or . Thi s cl ai mant w as a
sal ar i ed w or ker at a manuf act ur i ng f aci l i t y i n Zone A pai d mont hl y i n 2009 w ho changed j obs and began bei ng compensat ed usi ng an
hour l y w age f or w hi ch he w as pai d t w i ce mont hl y. Because t he cl ai mant w as a sal ar i ed w or ker i n t he Benchmar k Per i od , no Indust r y
Gr ow t h Fact or i s appl i cabl e.
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2009 2010
Januar y - Apr i l Ear ni ngs 20,000 $ [ a] 20,300 $ [ b]
Cal cul at ed Cl ai mant Speci f i c Gr ow t h Fact or 1.5% [ c] =([ b] -[ a] )/ [ a]
1.5% = ($20,300 - $20,000)/ $20,000
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Sel ect ed Cl ai mant Speci f i c Gr ow t h Fact or (max of +10%, mi n of -1.5%) 1.5% [ d]
St ep 4: Cal cul at e Expect ed Ear ni ngs
Benchmar k Per i od Ear ni ngs (f r om St ep 2) 34,000 $ [ e]
Cl ai mant Speci f i c Gr ow t h Rat e (i f appl i cabl e f r om St ep 3) 1.5% = [ d]
Indust r y Gr ow t h Fact or (i f hour l y, see St ep 3) n/ a [ f ]
Expect ed Ear ni ngs f or t he Compensat i on Per i od 34,510 $ [ g] =[ e] * (1+[ d] +[ f ] )
$34,510 = $34,000 x (1 + 0.015 + 0)
[ g] = [ e] x (1 + [ d] + [ f ] )
St ep 5: Det er mi ne Act ual Ear ni ngs i n t he Compensat i on Per i od
Act ual Ear ni ngs (June 15-December 31, 2010) 17,100 $ [ h]
St ep 6: Det er mi ne Cl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs
Lost Ear ni ngs (St ep 4: Expect ed Ear ni ngs - St ep 5: Act ual Ear ni ngs) 17,410 $ [ i ] =[ g] -[ h]
$17,410 = $34,510 - $17,100
[ i ] = [ g] - [ h]
The Cl ai mant has pr ovi ded pay per i od det ai l , and a Cl ai mant Speci f i c Fact or can be cal cul at ed usi ng Januar y t hr ough Apr i l ear ni ngs
i n 2010 and t he Base Year . Indust r y Gr ow t h Fact or does not appl y as Benchmar k Per i od ear ni ngs ar e sal ar i ed.
Expect ed Ear ni ngs equal s Benchmar k Per i od ear ni ngs (cal cul at ed i n St ep 2) i ncr eased by t he appl i cabl e Gr ow t h Fact or s (f r om St ep
3).
Act ual Ear ni ngs i n t he cl ai mant sel ect ed Compensat i on Per i od i n t hi s exampl e i ncl udes al l ear ni ngs i n t he 2010 per i od sel ect ed by
t he Cl ai mant i n St ep 1, June 15, 2010 t hr ough December 31, 2010.
Lost Ear ni ngs i s t he di f f er ence bet w een t he Expect ed Ear ni ngs (St ep 4) and t he Act ual Ear ni ngs (St ep 5) over t he Compensat i on
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St ep 7: Cal cul at e Fi nal Cl ai mant Compensat i on
Lost Ear ni ngs (St ep 6) 17,410 $ [ i ]
+ Lost Ear ni ngs M ul t i pl i ed by Ot her Indust r i es RTP (1.5 i n Zone A) 26,115 $ [ j ] =[ i ] x RTP
+ Empl oyment Rel at ed Benef i t s Losses 2,000 $ Gi ven above.
+ Rei mbur sabl e Tr ai ni ng Cost s - $ Gi ven above.
+ Rei mbur sabl e Sear ch Cost s - $ Gi ven above.
- Spi l l Rel at ed Payment s (3,000) $ Gi ven above.
Fi nal Cl ai mant Compensat i on 42,525 $
Fi nal Cl ai mant Compensat i on i ncl udes Lost Ear ni ngs i ncr eased by t he agr eed upon Ri sk Tr ansf er Pr emi um (Zone A Ot her
Indust r i es= 1.5), t hen adj ust ed f or any Empl oyment -Rel at ed Benef i t s Losses (assume $2,000), any Rei mbur sabl e Tr ai ni ng & Sear ch
Cost s (assume none) and any Spi l l Rel at ed Payment s (assume $3,000).
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Dat a Submi t t ed by Cl ai mant
2009-Job 1 2009-Job 2 2010-Job 1 2010-Job 2
Annual Ear ni ngs per Tax Inf o Docs 28,800 $ 17,720 $ 24,600 $ 15,320 $
Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs (Per i od Endi ng...)
Januar y 15 - 800 $ - 820 $
Januar y 31 2,300 $ 760 $ 2,400 $ 780 $
Febr uar y 15 - 680 $ - 660 $
Febr uar y 28 2,350 $ 660 $ 2,450 $ 700 $
M ar ch 15 - 640 $ - 740 $
M ar ch 31 2,130 $ 700 $ 2,600 $ 800 $
Apr i l 15 - 710 $ - 860 $
Apr i l 30 2,220 $ 730 $ 2,300 $ 860 $
M ay 15 - 720 $ - 740 $
M ay 31 2,450 $ 800 $ 2,200 $ 640 $
June 15 - 820 $ - 600 $
June 30 2,500 $ 800 $ 1,950 $ 540 $
Jul y 15 - 840 $ - 560 $
Jul y 31 2,650 $ 880 $ 1,800 $ 600 $
August 15 - 780 $ - 560 $
August 31 2,700 $ 770 $ 1,800 $ 600 $
Sept ember 15 - 810 $ - 620 $
Sept ember 30 2,250 $ 680 $ 1,740 $ 540 $
Oct ober 15 - 660 $ - 520 $
Oct ober 31 2,350 $ 640 $ 1,660 $ 480 $
November 15 - 660 $ - 400 $
November 30 2,400 $ 700 $ 1,800 $ 560 $
December 15 - 680 $ - 500 $
December 31 2,500 $ 800 $ 1,900 $ 640 $
Tot al Ear ni ngs 28,800 $ 17,720 $ 24,600 $ 15,320 $
St ep 1: Cl ai mant Sel ect s Compensat i on Per i od & Base Year
Appendi x C1
Cat egor y I Indi vi dual w i t h Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on: In t hi s exampl e, t he cl ai mant has passed t he causat i on
r equi r ement s and pr ovi des Tax Inf or mat i on Document s demonst r at i ng annual ear ni ngs, and al so pr ovi des Pay Per i od
Ear ni ngs Document at i on suf f i ci ent t o est abl i sh pay per i od ear ni ngs, al l ow i ng f or t he cal cul at i on of a Cl ai mant Speci f i c
Gr ow t h Fact or . Thi s cl ai mant w as an hour l y w or ker w i t h t w o Cl ai mi ng Jobs: one Zone B const r uct i on j ob (Job 1) w hi ch pai d
mont hl y and one Zone B r est aur ant j ob w hi ch pai d t w i ce mont hl y (Job 2). Because t he cl ai mant i s an hour l y w age w or ker , an
Indust r y Gr ow t h Fact or i s appl i cabl e.
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Exampl e of Compensat i on Cal cul at i on:
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St ep 2: Det er mi ne Benchmar k Per i od Ear ni ngs Cor r espondi ng t o t he Compensat i on Per i od
Job 1 Job 2
Ear ni ngs M ay 15-June 1, 2009 1,225 $ 800 $ (Job 1=$2,450 x 50%)
Ear ni ngs June 1-December 31, 2009 17,350 $ 10,520 $
Tot al Benchmar k Per i od Ear ni ngs 18,575 $ 11,320 $
St ep 3: Det er mi ne Ear ni ngs Gr ow t h Fact or (s)
2009-Job 1 2009-Job 2 2010-Job 1 2010-Job 2
Januar y - Apr i l Ear ni ngs 9,000 $ 5,680 $ [ a] 9,750 $ 6,220 $ [ b]
Cal cul at ed Cl ai mant Speci f i c Gr ow t h Fact or 8.3% 9.5% [ c] =([ b] -[ a] )/ [ a]
Cl ai mant Speci f i c Gr ow t h Fact or (max of +10%, mi n of -1.5%) 8.3% 9.5% [ d]
St ep 4: Cal cul at e Expect ed Ear ni ngs
2010-Job 1 2010-Job 2
Benchmar k Per i od Ear ni ngs (f r om St ep 2) 18,575 $ 11,320 $ [ e]
Cl ai mant Speci f i c Gr ow t h Rat e (i f appl i cabl e f r om St ep 3) 8.3% 9.5% = [ d]
Indust r y Gr ow t h Fact or (i f hour l y, see St ep 3) 1.5% 1.5% [ f ]
Expect ed Ear ni ngs f or t he Compensat i on Per i od 20,402 $ 12,566 $ [ g] =[ e] * (1+[ d] +[ f ] )
The Cl ai mant has pr ovi ded Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on, and a Cl ai mant Speci f i c Gr ow t h Fact or
can be cal cul at ed usi ng Januar y t hr ough Apr i l ear ni ngs i n 2010 and t he Base Year . Indust r y Gr ow t h
Fact or (1.5%) appl i es as Benchmar k Per i od ear ni ngs ar e pai d hour l y.
Expect ed Ear ni ngs equal s Benchmar k Per i od ear ni ngs (cal cul at ed i n St ep 2) i ncr eased by t he appl i cabl e Gr ow t h Fact or s
(f r om St ep 3).
8.3% = ($9,750 - $9,000)/ $9,000
9.5% = ($6,220 - $5,680)/ $5,680
[ c] = ([ b] - [ a] ) / [ a]
$20,402 = $18,575 x (1 + 0.083 + 0.015)
$12,566 = $11,320 x (1 + 0.095 + 0.015)
[ g] = [ e] x (1 + [ d] + [ f ] )
Benchmar k Per i od ear ni ngs ar e t he act ual ear ni ngs dur i ng t he per i od of t he Base Year of t he same l engt h
and dat es cor r espondi ng t o t he Compensat i on Per i od. Gi ven t he sel ect i on i n St ep 1, t he Benchmar k
Per i od ear ni ngs equal t he ear ni ngs bet w een M ay 15, 2009 and December 31, 2009, and ar e cal cul at ed as
f ol l ow s:
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Appendi x C1
Exampl e of Compensat i on Cal cul at i on:
Cat egor y I Indi vi dual (M ul t i pl e Hour l y Cl ai mi ng Jobs)
St ep 5: Det er mi ne Act ual Ear ni ngs i n t he Compensat i on Per i od
Act ual Ear ni ngs (M ay 15-December 31, 2010) 13,750 $ 8,360 $ [ h]
St ep 6: Det er mi ne Cl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs
Job 1 Job 2
Lost Ear ni ngs 6,652 $ 4,206 $ [ i ] =[ g] -[ h]
St ep 7: Cal cul at e Fi nal Cl ai mant Compensat i on
Job 1 Job 2
Lost Ear ni ngs (St ep 6) 6,652 $ 4,206 $ [ i ]
+ Lost Ear ni ngs M ul t i pl i ed by RTP (Job 1= 1.25; Job 2= 2.5) 8,314 $ 10,515 $ [ j ] =[ i ] x RTP
+ Empl oyment Rel at ed Benef i t s Losses 2,000 $ - $ [ k]
16,966 $ 14,721 $ [ l ] =[ i ] +[ j ] +[ k]
Tot al Cl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs 31,687 $ Tot al of [ l ]
+ Rei mbur sabl e Tr ai ni ng Cost s 500 $ Gi ven above.
+ Rei mbur sabl e Sear ch Cost s 500 $ Gi ven above.
- Spi l l Rel at ed Payment s (3,000) $ Gi ven above.
Fi nal Cl ai mant Compensat i on 29,687 $
Act ual Ear ni ngs i n t he cl ai mant sel ect ed Compensat i on Per i od i n t hi s exampl e i ncl udes al l ear ni ngs
bet w een t he per i od sel ect ed by t he Cl ai mant i n St ep 1, M ay 15, 2010 t hr ough December 31, 2010.
Fi nal Cl ai mant Compensat i on i ncl udes Lost Ear ni ngs i ncr eased by t he agr eed upon Ri sk Tr ansf er
Pr emi um (RTP Job 1= 1.25; Job 2= 2.5), t hen adj ust ed f or any Empl oyee-Rel at ed Benef i t s Loss (assume
$2,000 f or Job 1), any Rei mbur sabl e Tr ai ni ng & Sear ch Cost s (assume $500 f or each t r ai ni ng and sear ch)
and any Spi l l Rel at ed Payment s (assume $3,000).
Lost Ear ni ngs i s t he di f f er ence bet w een t he Expect ed Ear ni ngs (St ep 4) and t he Act ual
Ear ni ngs (St ep 5) over t he Compensat i on Per i od.
$6,652 = $20,402 - $13,750
$4,206 = $12,566 - $8,360
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Annual Ear ni ngs per Tax Inf o Docs 8,920 $ 8,370 $ 525 $
Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs (Per i od Endi ng...)
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Januar y 31 76 10 $ 760 $ 80 10 $ 800 $ - - $
Febr uar y 28 66 10 $ 660 $ 72 10 $ 720 $ - - $
M ar ch 31 70 10 $ 700 $ 74 10 $ 740 $ - - $
Apr i l 30 73 10 $ 730 $ 76 10 $ 760 $ - - $
M ay 31 80 10 $ 800 $ 70 10 $ 700 $ 10 5 $ 50 $
June 30 80 10 $ 800 $ 60 10 $ 600 $ 25 5 $ 125 $
Jul y 31 88 10 $ 880 $ 75 10 $ 750 $ 20 5 $ 100 $
August 31 77 10 $ 770 $ 66 10 $ 660 $ 15 5 $ 75 $
Sept ember 30 68 10 $ 680 $ 54 10 $ 540 $ 15 5 $ 75 $
Oct ober 31 64 10 $ 640 $ 60 10 $ 600 $ 20 5 $ 100 $
November 30 70 10 $ 700 $ 70 10 $ 700 $ - - $
December 31 80 10 $ 800 $ 80 10 $ 800 $ - - $
Tot al Ear ni ngs & Hour s 892 8,920 $ 837 8,370 $ 105 525 $
St ep 1: Cl ai mant Sel ect s Compensat i on Per i od & Base Year
St ep 2: Det er mi ne Benchmar k Per i od Ear ni ngs and Hour s Cor r espondi ng t o t he Compensat i on Per i od
Hr s Ear ni ngs
Benchmar k Per i od Ear ni ngs (M ay 1 - Dec. 31, 2009) 607 [ a] 6,070 $ [ b]
Appendi x C2
Exampl e of Compensat i on Cal cul at i on:
Cat egor y I Indi vi dual (Hour l y Cl ai mi ng Job and M ul t i pl e Sour ces of Compensat i on Per i od Income)
Cat egor y I Indi vi dual w i t h Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on: In t hi s exampl e, t he cl ai mant has passed t he causat i on r equi r ement s, pr ovi ded Tax
Inf or mat i on Document s demonst r at i ng annual ear ni ngs, and al so pr ovi ded Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on suf f i ci ent t o est abl i sh pay per i od
ear ni ngs (al l ow i ng f or t he cal cul at i on of a Cl ai mant Speci f i c Gr ow t h Fact or ). Thi s cl ai mant i s an hour l y w or ker w i t h one j ob meet i ng causat i on, a
Zone B const r uct i on j ob (Job 1) w hi ch pai d mont hl y. Af t er t he DWH Spi l l , t he cl ai mant f ound a second hour l y j ob at a r est aur an t i n Zone C w hi ch al so
pays mont hl y (Job 2). Because t he cl ai mant i s an hour l y w age w or ker , an Indust r y Gr ow t h Fact or i s appl i cabl e. To t he ext ent t he cl ai mant f ound
new w or k t o r epl ace any hour s l ost due t o or r esul t i ng f r om t he DWH Spi l l , compensat i on f or t hose r epl aced hour s ar e i ncl uded i n Act ual Ear ni ngs.
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Benchmar k Per i od ear ni ngs ar e t he act ual ear ni ngs dur i ng t he per i od of t he Base Year of t he same l engt h and dat es cor r espondi ng t o t he
Compensat i on Per i od. Gi ven t he sel ect i on i n St ep 1, t he Benchmar k Per i od ear ni ngs equal t he ear ni ngs bet w een M ay 1, 2009 and December 31,
2009, and ar e cal cul at ed as f ol l ow s:
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St ep 3: Det er mi ne Ear ni ngs Gr ow t h Fact or (s)
2009 - Job 1 2010 - Job 1
Januar y - Apr i l Ear ni ngs 2,850 $ [ c] 3,020 $ [ d]
Cal cul at ed Cl ai mant Speci f i c Gr ow t h Fact or 6.0% [ e] ([ d] -[ c] )/ [ c]
Cl ai mant Speci f i c Gr ow t h Fact or (max of +10%, mi n of -1.5%) 6.0% [ f ]
St ep 4: Cal cul at e Expect ed Ear ni ngs
Job 1
Benchmar k Per i od Ear ni ngs (see St ep 2) 6,070 $ [ b]
Cl ai mant Speci f i c Gr ow t h Rat e (i f appl i cabl e f r om St ep 3) 6.0% [ f ]
Indust r y Gr ow t h Fact or (i f hour l y, see St ep 3) 1.5% [ g]
Expect ed Ear ni ngs f or t he Compensat i on Per i od 6,523 $ [ h] [ b] * (1+[ f ] +[ g] )
St ep 5: Det er mi ne Act ual Ear ni ngs i n t he Compensat i on Per i od
Act ual Ear ni ngs - Job 1 (M ay 1 - December 31, 2010) 5,350 $ [ i ]
Act ual Ear ni ngs - Job 2 (M ay 1 - Oct ober 31, 2010)
Hour s Wor ked i n Benchmar k Per i od - Job 1 (M ay 1-Dec. 31, 2009)
Hour s Wor ked i n Compensat i on Per i od - Job 1 (M ay 1-Dec. 31, 2010)
Decr eased Hour s In Cl ai mi ng Job [ j ]
Hour s Wor ked i n Compensat i on Per i od - Job 2 (M ay 1-Dec. 31, 2010)
Hour s Wor ked i n Benchmar k Per i od - Job 2 (M ay 1-Dec. 31, 2009)
Incr eased Hour s Wor ked [ k]
Redi r ect ed Hour s (l esser of [ j ] and [ k] ) [ l ]
Aver age Compensat i on Per i od Wage Rat e i n t he non- Cl ai mi ng Job [ m]
(= Tot al Compensat i on Peri od Earnings/ Tot al Compensat i on Peri od Hours= $525/ 105)
Job 2 Act ual Ear ni ngs t o Incl ude 360 $ [ n] [ l ] x [ m]
Tot al Act ual Ear ni ngs 5,710 $ [ o] [ i ] + [ n]
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[ e] = ([ d] - [ c] ) / [ c]
Expect ed Ear ni ngs equal s Benchmar k Per i od ear ni ngs (cal cul at ed i n St ep 2) i ncr eased by t he appl i cabl e Gr ow t h Fact or s (f r om St ep 3).
$6,523 = $6,070 x (1 + 0.06 + 0 015)
[ h] = [ b] x (1 + [ f ] + [ g] )
Act ual Ear ni ngs i n t he cl ai mant sel ect ed Compensat i on Per i od i n t hi s exampl e i ncl udes al l ear ni ngs bet w een t he per i od sel ect ed by t he Cl ai mant
i n St ep 1, M ay 1, 2010 t hr ough December 31, 2010. Ear ni ngs f r om Job 2 ar e onl y i ncl uded t o t he ext ent t hey r epl ace hour s f r om Job 1.
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Apr i l ear ni ngs i n 2010 and t he Base Year . Indust r y Gr ow t h Fact or (1.5%) appl i es as Benchmar k Per i od ear ni ngs ar e pai d hour l y.
$360 = 72 x $5 00
[ n] = [ l ] x [ m]
$5,710 = $5,350 + $360
[ o] = [ i ] + [ n]
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St ep 6: Det er mi ne Cl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs
Lost Ear ni ngs 813 $ [ p] [ h] -[ o]
St ep 7: Cal cul at e Fi nal Cl ai mant Compensat i on
Lost Ear ni ngs (St ep 6) 813 $ [ i ]
+ Lost Ear ni ngs M ul t i pl i ed by RTP (Job 1= 1.25) 1,016 $ [ j ] [ i ] x RTP
+ Empl oyment Rel at ed Benef i t s Losses 2,000 $ [ k]
3,830 $ [ l ] [ i ] +[ j ] +[ k]
Tot al Cl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs 3,830 $ Tot al of [ l ]
+ Rei mbur sabl e Tr ai ni ng Cost s 500 $ Gi ven above.
+ Rei mbur sabl e Sear ch Cost s 500 $ Gi ven above.
- Spi l l Rel at ed Payment s (1,000) $ Gi ven above.
Fi nal Cl ai mant Compensat i on 3,830 $
Cl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs i s t he di f f er ence bet w een t he Expect ed Ear ni ngs (St ep 4) and t he Act ual Ear ni ngs (St ep 5) over t he Compensat i on Per i od.
$813 = $6,523 - $5,710
[ p] = [ h] - [ o]
Fi nal Cl ai mant Compensat i on i ncl udes Lost Ear ni ngs i ncr eased by t he agr eed upon Ri sk Tr ansf er Pr emi um (RTP Job 1= 1.25), t hen adj ust ed f or
any Empl oyee-Rel at ed Benef i t s Loss (assume $2,000 f or Job 1), any Rei mbur sabl e Tr ai ni ng & Sear ch Cost s (assume $500 f or each t r ai ni ng and
sear ch) and any Spi l l Rel at ed Payment s (assume $1,000).
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Appendi x D
Dat a Submi t t ed by Cl ai mant
2009 2010
Annual Ear ni ngs per Tax Inf or mat i on Document s Not Gi ven Not Gi ven
Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs (Per i od Endi ng...)
Januar y 15 2,200 $ 2,250 $
Januar y 31 2,250 $ 2,300 $
Febr uar y 15 2,200 $ 2,200 $
Febr uar y 28 2,100 $ 2,150 $
M ar ch 15 2,200 $ 2,200 $
M ar ch 31 2,300 $ 2,400 $
Apr i l 15 2,300 $ 2,250 $
Apr i l 30 Not Gi ven 2,500 $
M ay 15 2,500 $ 1,750 $
M ay 31 2,525 $ 1,400 $
June 15 2,600 $ 1,300 $
June 30 2,500 $ 1,200 $
Jul y 15 2,650 $ 1,100 $
Jul y 31 2,725 $ 1,200 $
August 15 Not Gi ven 1,240 $
August 31 2,550 $ 1,320 $
Sept ember 15 2,500 $ 1,340 $
Sept ember 30 2,400 $ 1,250 $
Oct ober 15 2,300 $ 1,200 $
Oct ober 31 2,325 $ 1,300 $
Tot al Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Pr ovi ded 43,125 $ 33,850 $
Exampl e of Compensat i on Cal cul at i on: Cat egor y II Indi vi dual
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passed t he causat i on r equi r ement s but pr ovi ded i ncompl et e Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on i nsuf f i ci ent
t o cal cul at e a Cl ai mant Speci f i c Gr ow t h Fact or . Thi s cl ai mant i s an hour l y w or ker at a f act or y i n Zone C i n
bot h per i ods, and an Indust r y Gr ow t h Fact or i s t her ef or e appl i cabl e. Because t he Cl ai mant i s mi ssi ng
i nf or mat i on f or cer t ai n pay per i ods i n t he Base Year and has not pr ovi ded t ot al annual ear ni ngs f or t he Base
Year , t he Compensat i on Per i od and Benchmar k Per i od may not i ncl ude t hose pay per i ods. If t he cl ai mant
pr ovi ded t ot al annual ear ni ngs f or t he Base Year (2009), t he ear ni ngs f or Apr i l 30t h and August 15t h coul d be
der i ved f r om t he annual dat a by subt r act i ng t he sum of t he Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on dat a
pr ovi ded f r om t ot al annual ear ni ngs. If appr opr i at e, t he cl ai mant coul d t hen have consi der ed al t er nat i ve
Compensat i on Per i ods t hat i ncl uded t he Apr i l 30t h and August 15t h pay per i ods.
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Appendi x D
Exampl e of Compensat i on Cal cul at i on: Cat egor y II Indi vi dual
St ep 1: Cl ai mant Sel ect s Compensat i on Per i od & Base Year
St ep 2: Det er mi ne Benchmar k Per i od Ear ni ngs Cor r espondi ng t o t he Compensat i on Per i od
Ear ni ngs M ay 1-Jul y 31, 2009 15,500 $
St ep 3: Det er mi ne Ear ni ngs Gr ow t h Fact or (s)
2009 2010
Januar y - Apr i l Ear ni ngs N/ A [ a] N/ A [ b]
Cal cul at ed Cl ai mant Speci f i c Gr ow t h Fact or N/ A [ c] =([ b] -[ a] )/ [ a]
Gener al Gr ow t h Fact or 2.0% [ d]
St ep 4: Cal cul at e Expect ed Ear ni ngs
Benchmar k Per i od Ear ni ngs (f r om St ep 2) 15,500 $ [ e]
Gener al Gr ow t h Rat e (i f appl i cabl e f r om St ep 3) 2.0% [ d]
Indust r y Gr ow t h Fact or (i f hour l y, see St ep 3) 1.5% [ f ]
Expect ed Ear ni ngs f or t he Compensat i on Per i od 16,043 $ [ g] =[ e] * (1+[ d] +[ f ] )
Cl ai mant has sel ect ed M ay 1, 2010 t hr ough Jul y 31, 2010 as t he Compensat i on Per i od, and
has chosen 2009 as t he Base Year .
Benchmar k Per i od ear ni ngs ar e t he act ual ear ni ngs dur i ng t he per i od of t he Base Year of t he same l engt h
and dat es cor r espondi ng t o t he Compensat i on Per i od. Gi ven t he sel ect i on i n St ep 1, t he Benchmar k Per i od
ear ni ngs equal t he ear ni ngs bet w een M ay 1, 2009 and Jul y 31, 2009, and ar e cal cul at ed as f ol l ow s:
The cl ai mant has pr ovi ded pay per i od det ai l , but i nsuf f i ci ent t o cal cul at e a Cl ai mant Speci f i c Gr ow t h Fact or
due t o t he mi ssi ng per i ods and t he absence of annual ear ni ngs document at i on. The Gener al Gr ow t h Fact or
(2%) w i l l t her ef or e appl y, and an Indust r y Gr ow t h Fact or (1.5%) w i l l appl y because t he cl ai mant i s an hour l y
w or ker .
Expect ed Ear ni ngs equal s Benchmar k Per i od ear ni ngs (cal cul at ed i n St ep 2) i ncr eased by t he appl i cabl e
Gr ow t h Fact or s (f r om St ep 3).
$16,043 = $15,500 x (1 + 0.02 + 0.015)
[ g] = [ e] x (1+ [ d] + [ f ] )
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Appendi x D
Exampl e of Compensat i on Cal cul at i on: Cat egor y II Indi vi dual
St ep 5: Det er mi ne Act ual Ear ni ngs i n t he Compensat i on Per i od
Act ual Ear ni ngs (M ay 1-Jul y 31, 2010) 7,950 $ [ h]
St ep 6: Det er mi ne Cl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs
Lost Ear ni ngs 8,093 $ [ i ] =[ g] -[ h]
St ep 7: Cal cul at e Fi nal Cl ai mant Compensat i on
Lost Ear ni ngs (St ep 6) 8,093 $ [ i ]
+ Lost Ear ni ngs M ul t i pl i ed by Ot her Indust r i es RTP (0.25 i n Zone C) 2,023 $ [ j ] =[ i ] x RTP
+ Empl oyment Rel at ed Benef i t s Losses 2,000 $ Gi ven above.
+ Rei mbur sabl e Tr ai ni ng Cost s 500 $ Gi ven above.
+ Rei mbur sabl e Sear ch Cost s 500 $ Gi ven above.
- Spi l l Rel at ed Payment s (3,000) $ Gi ven above.
Fi nal Cl ai mant Compensat i on 10,116 $
Lost Ear ni ngs i s t he di f f er ence bet w een t he Expect ed Ear ni ngs (St ep 4) and t he Act ual Ear ni ngs (St ep 5)
over t he Compensat i on Per i od.
Fi nal Cl ai mant Compensat i on i ncl udes Lost Ear ni ngs i ncr eased by t he agr eed upon Ri sk Tr ansf er Pr emi um
(Zone C Ot her Indust r i es= 0.25), t hen adj ust ed f or any Empl oyee-Rel at ed Benef i t s Loss (assume $2,000),
any Rei mbur sabl e Tr ai ni ng & Sear ch Cost s (assume $500 each f or t r ai ni ng and sear ch) and any Spi l l Rel at ed
Payment s (assume $3,000).
Act ual Ear ni ngs i n t he cl ai mant sel ect ed Compensat i on Per i od i n t hi s exampl e i ncl udes al l ear ni ngs
bet w een t he Compensat i on Per i od sel ect ed by t he cl ai mant i n St ep 1, M ay 1, 2010 t hr ough Jul y 31, 2010.
$8,093 = $16,043 - $7,950
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2010 2011
Annual Ear ni ngs per Tax Inf or mat i on Document s - $ 55,200 $
Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs
Januar y - $ 4,600 $
Febr uar y - $ 4,600 $
M ar ch - $ 4,600 $
Apr i l - $ 4,600 $
M ay - $ 4,600 $
June - $ 4,600 $
Jul y - $ 4,600 $
August - $ 4,600 $
Sept ember - $ 4,600 $
Oct ober - $ 4,600 $
November - $ 4,600 $
December - $ 4,600 $
Tot al Ear ni ngs - $ 55,200 $
St ep 1: Cl ai mant Sel ect s Compensat i on Per i od & Base Year
St ep 2: Det er mi ne Benchmar k Per i od Ear ni ngs Cor r espondi ng t o t he Compensat i on Per i od
Ear ni ngs M ay 1-December 31, 2011 36,800 $ [ a]
Appendi x E
Exampl e of Compensat i on Cal cul at i on:
Cat egor y III Indi vi dual - New Ent r ant t o Empl oyment
Cat egor y III Indi vi dual - New Ent r ant t o Empl oyment : In t hi s exampl e, t he cl ai mant has passed t he causat i on
r equi r ement s and accept ed, as of Apr i l 20, 2010, a f i r st -t i me of f er of empl oyment i n Zone A i n t he Tour i sm cat egor y
t hat w as r esci nded due t o or r esul t i ng f r om t he DWH Spi l l . The cl ai mant pr ocur es empl oyment i n Januar y 2011 and
pr ovi des i nf or mat i on suf f i ci ent t o est abl i sh mont hl y pay per i od ear ni ngs. Thi s cl ai mant i s consi der ed a New Ent r ant t o
Empl oyment and 2011 ear ni ngs adj ust ed dow nw ar d by t he Gener al Gr ow t h Fact or w i l l be used i n l i eu of Benchmar k
Per i od ear ni ngs. Because t he cl ai mant i s a sal ar i ed w or ker , no Indust r y Gr ow t h Fact or i s appl i cabl e.
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Cl ai mant has sel ect ed M ay 1, 2010 t hr ough December 31, 2010 as t he Compensat i on Per i od, and 2011 i s t he Base
Year as cl ai mant i s a New Ent r ant t o Empl oyment .
Benchmar k Per i od ear ni ngs ar e t he act ual ear ni ngs dur i ng t he per i od of t he Base Year of t he same l engt h and
dat es cor r espondi ng t o t he Compensat i on Per i od. Gi ven t he sel ect i on i n St ep 1, t he Benchmar k Per i od ear ni ngs
equal t he ear ni ngs bet w een M ay 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011, and i s cal cul at ed as f ol l ow s:
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Appendi x E
Exampl e of Compensat i on Cal cul at i on:
Cat egor y III Indi vi dual - New Ent r ant t o Empl oyment
St ep 3: Det er mi ne Ear ni ngs Gr ow t h Fact or (s)
St ep 4: Cal cul at e Expect ed Ear ni ngs
Benchmar k Per i od Ear ni ngs (f r om St ep 2) 36,800 $ = [ a]
Reduce 2011 Ear ni ngs by Gener al Gr ow t h Fact or (f r om St ep 3) -2.0% [ b]
Reduce 2011 Ear ni ngs by Indust r y Gr ow t h Fact or (f r om St ep 3) n/ a [ c]
Expect ed Ear ni ngs f or t he Compensat i on Per i od 36,064 $ [ d] =[ a] * (1+[ b] +[ c] )
St ep 5: Det er mi ne Act ual Ear ni ngs i n t he Compensat i on Per i od
Act ual Ear ni ngs (M ay 1 -December 31, 2010) - $ [ e]
St ep 6: Det er mi ne Cl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs
Lost Ear ni ngs 36,064 $ [ f ] =[ d] -[ e]
$36,064 = $36,064 - 0
[ f ] = [ d] - [ e]
Lost Ear ni ngs i s t he di f f er ence bet w een t he Expect ed Ear ni ngs (St ep 4) and t he Act ual Ear ni ngs (St ep 5) over t he
Compensat i on Per i od.
Expect ed Ear ni ngs equal s Benchmar k Per i od ear ni ngs (cal cul at ed i n St ep 2) decr eased back t o 2010 l evel s usi ng t he
appl i cabl e Gr ow t h Fact or s (f r om St ep 3).
Because t he cl ai mant i s a New Ent r ant t o Empl oyment , Benchmar k Per i od ear ni ngs ar e di scount ed back t o 2010
usi ng agr eed upon Gr ow t h Fact or s. The Gener al Gr ow t h Rat e of 2.0% i s appl i ed, but si nce cl ai mant i s a sal ar i ed
w or ker no Indust r y Gr ow t h Fact or i s appl i ed.
Act ual Ear ni ngs i n t he cl ai mant sel ect ed Compensat i on Per i od i n t hi s exampl e i ncl udes al l ear ni ngs bet w een t he
per i od sel ect ed by t he cl ai mant i n St ep 1, M ay 1, 2010 t hr ough December 31, 2010.
$36,064 = $36,800 x (1 - 0.02 + 0)
[ d] = [ a] x (1 + [ b] + [ c] )
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Appendi x E
Exampl e of Compensat i on Cal cul at i on:
Cat egor y III Indi vi dual - New Ent r ant t o Empl oyment
St ep 7: Cal cul at e Fi nal Cl ai mant Compensat i on
Lost Ear ni ngs (St ep 6) 36,064 $ =[ f ]
+ Lost Ear ni ngs M ul t i pl i ed by Tour i sm RTP (2.5 i n Zone A) 90,160 $ [ g] =[ f ] x RTP
+ Empl oyment Rel at ed Benef i t s Losses 2,000 $ Gi ven above.
+ Rei mbur sabl e Tr ai ni ng Cost s 500 $ Gi ven above.
+ Rei mbur sabl e Sear ch Cost s 500 $ Gi ven above.
- Spi l l Rel at ed Payment s (3,000) $ Gi ven above.
Fi nal Cl ai mant Compensat i on 126,224 $
Fi nal Cl ai mant Compensat i on i ncl udes Lost Ear ni ngs i ncr eased by t he agr eed upon Ri sk Tr ansf er Pr emi um (Zone A
Tour i sm= 2.5 RTP), t hen adj ust ed f or any Empl oyee-Rel at ed Benef i t s Loss (assume $2,000), any Rei mbur sabl e
Tr ai ni ng & Sear ch Cost s (assume $500 each f or t r ai ni ng and sear ch) and any Spi l l Rel at ed Payment s (assume
$3,000).
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Dat a Submi t t ed by Cl ai m
2009 2010 2011
Annual Ear ni ngs per Tax Inf or mat i on Document s 36,000 $ 22,500 $ 55,200 $
Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs
Januar y 3,000 $ 4,500 $ 4,600 $
Febr uar y 3,000 $ 4,500 $ 4,600 $
M ar ch 3,000 $ 4,500 $ 4,600 $
Apr i l 3,000 $ 4,500 $ 4,600 $
M ay 3,000 $ 4,500 $ 4,600 $
June 3,000 $ - $ 4,600 $
Jul y 3,000 $ - $ 4,600 $
August 3,000 $ - $ 4,600 $
Sept ember 3,000 $ - $ 4,600 $
Oct ober 3,000 $ - $ 4,600 $
November 3,000 $ - $ 4,600 $
December 3,000 $ - $ 4,600 $
Tot al Ear ni ngs 36,000 $ 22,500 $ 55,200 $
St ep 1: Cl ai mant Sel ect s Compensat i on Per i od & Base Year
St ep 2: Det er mi ne Benchmar k Per i od Ear ni ngs Cor r espondi ng t o t he Compensat i on Per i od
Ear ni ngs June 1-December 31, 2011 32,200 $
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Benchmar k Per i od ear ni ngs ar e t he act ual ear ni ngs dur i ng t he per i od of t he Base Year of t he same l engt h
and dat es cor r espondi ng t o t he Compensat i on Per i od. Gi ven t he sel ect i on i n St ep 1, t he Benchmar k
Per i od ear ni ngs equal t he ear ni ngs bet w een June 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011:
Appendi x F
Exampl e of Compensat i on Cal cul at i on:
Cat egor y III Indi vi dual - Car eer Changer
Cat egor y III Indi vi dual - Car eer Changer : In t hi s exampl e, t he cl ai mant has passed t he causat i on
r equi r ement s and pr ovi des Tax Inf or mat i on Document s demonst r at i ng annual ear ni ngs, and al so pr ovi des
Pay Per i od Ear ni ngs Document at i on suf f i ci ent t o est abl i sh mont hl y/ pay per i od ear ni ngs. The Indi vi dual
sw i t ched j obs at t he end of 2009 and w as empl oyed i n Zone B Tour i sm i n 2010, and t he Cl ai mant Speci f i c
Gr ow t h Fact or exceeded 20%, so t hi s cl ai mant i s consi der ed a Car eer Changer and 2011 ear ni ngs adj ust ed
dow nw ar d by t he Gener al Gr ow t h Fact or w i l l be used i n l i eu of a Benchmar k Per i od. Because t he cl ai mant i s
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Appendi x F
Exampl e of Compensat i on Cal cul at i on:
Cat egor y III Indi vi dual - Car eer Changer
Det er mi nat i on of Cl ai mant Speci f i c Gr ow t h Fact or
2009 2010
Januar y - Apr i l Ear ni ngs 12,000 $ [ a] 18,000 $ [ b]
Cal cul at ed Cl ai mant Speci f i c Gr ow t h Fact or 50.0% [ c] =([ b] -[ a] )/ [ a]
Gener al Gr ow t h Fact or 2.0% [ d]
St ep 4: Cal cul at e Expect ed Ear ni ngs
2011 Benchmar k Per i od Ear ni ngs 32,200 $ [ e]
Reduce 2011 Ear ni ngs by Gener al Gr ow t h Fact or (f r om St ep 3) -2.0% [ d]
Reduce 2011 Ear ni ngs by Indust r y Gr ow t h Fact or (f r om St ep 3) n/ a [ f ]
Expect ed Ear ni ngs f or t he Compensat i on Per i od 31,556 $ [ g] =[ e] * (1+[ d] +[ f ] )
St ep 5: Det er mi ne Act ual Ear ni ngs i n t he Compensat i on Per i od
Act ual Ear ni ngs (June-December 2010) - $ [ h]
Expect ed Ear ni ngs equal s Benchmar k Per i od ear ni ngs (cal cul at ed i n St ep 2) decr eased back t o 2010 l evel s
usi ng t he appl i cabl e Gr ow t h Fact or s (f r om St ep 3).
Act ual Ear ni ngs i n t he cl ai mant sel ect ed Compensat i on Per i od i n t hi s exampl e i ncl udes al l ear ni ngs bet w een
t he per i od sel ect ed by t he cl ai mant i n St ep 1, June 1, 2010 t hr ough December 31, 2010.
As i l l ust r at ed bel ow , t he cl ai mant ' s i ncome changed by mor e t han 20%, and, t her ef or e, t he cl ai mant i s a
Car eer Changer , and t he Gener al Gr ow t h Fact or (2%) appl i es. Si nce cl ai mant i s a sal ar i ed w or ker no Indust r y
Gr ow t h Fact or i s appl i ed.
(Claimant earnings changed by more t han 20%, t heref ore, 2011 becomes Base Year and growt h rat e def ault s t o
General Growt h Fact or of 2%.)
50.0% = ($18,000 - $12,000) / $12,000
[ c] = ( [ b] - [ a] ) / [ a]
$31,556 = $32,200 x (1 - 0.02 + 0)
[ g] = [ e] x (1 - [ d] + [ f ] )
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Appendi x F
Exampl e of Compensat i on Cal cul at i on:
Cat egor y III Indi vi dual - Car eer Changer
St ep 6: Det er mi ne Cl ai mant Lost Ear ni ngs
Lost Ear ni ngs 31,556 $ [ i ] =[ g] -[ h]
$31,556 = $31,556 - 0
[ i ] = [ g] - [ h]
St ep 7: Cal cul at e Fi nal Cl ai mant Compensat i on
Lost Ear ni ngs (St ep 6) 31,556 $ =[ i ]
+ Lost Ear ni ngs M ul t i pl i ed by Tour i sm RTP (2.0 i n Zone B) 63,112 $ [ j ] =[ i ] x RTP
+ Empl oyment Rel at ed Benef i t s Losses 2,000 $ Gi ven above.
+ Rei mbur sabl e Tr ai ni ng Cost s 500 $ Gi ven above.
+ Rei mbur sabl e Sear ch Cost s 500 $ Gi ven above.
- Spi l l Rel at ed Payment s (3,000) $ Gi ven above.
Fi nal Cl ai mant Compensat i on 94,668 $
Lost Ear ni ngs i s t he di f f er ence bet w een t he Expect ed Ear ni ngs (St ep 4) and t he Act ual Ear ni ngs (St ep 5) over
t he Compensat i on Per i od.
Fi nal Cl ai mant Compensat i on i ncl udes Lost Ear ni ngs i ncr eased by t he agr eed upon Ri sk Tr ansf er Pr emi um
(Zone B Tour i sm= 2.0 RTP), t hen adj ust ed f or any Empl oyee-Rel at ed Benef i t s Loss (assume $2,000), any
Rei mbur sabl e Tr ai ni ng & Sear ch Cost s (assume $500 each f or t r ai ni ng and sear ch) and any Spi l l Rel at ed
Payment s (assume $3,000).
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AddendumRegar di ngCompensat i onRel at edt oaCl ai mant ’ sLossof Empl oyment ͲRel at edBenef i t s
IncomeasaResul t of t heDWHSpi l l
I. El i gi bi l i t y:
Onl yEl i gi bl eCl ai mant sshal l qual i f yf or compensat i onpur suant t ot hi sAddendum.TobeanEl i gi bl e
Cl ai mant ,acl ai mant must sat i sf yal l of t hef ol l ow i ngEl i gi bi l i t yCr i t er i a:
1. Thecl ai mant must qual i f yf or compensat i onpur suant t oSect i onI,Sect i onIIor Sect i onIIIof t he
Fr amewor kf or Indi vi dual Economi cLossCl ai ms.

2. Unl esst hecl ai mant i saNewEnt r ant t oEmpl oyment ,t hecl ai mant must havebeencover edby
aheal t hi nsur anceand/ or r et i r ement pl anpr ovi dedbyt hecl ai mant ’ sempl oyer asof Apr i l 20,
2010(“ Pr eͲSpi l l Benef i t Pr ovi di ngEmpl oyer ” ).

3. If t hecl ai m ant i saNewEnt r ant t oEmpl oyment ,t henasof Apr i l 20,2010t hecl ai mant must
havehadandaccept edanof f er f r omaPr eͲSpi l l Benef i t Pr ovi di ngEmpl oyer w hi chi ncl uded
heal t hcar ei nsur ancecover ageand/ or r et i r ement benef i t scommenci ngw i t hi nt heper i odM ay
1,2010t hr oughDecember 31,2011.

4. Thecl ai mant must demonst r at e“ Empl oyment ͲRel at edBenef i t Losses” .Empl oyment Rel at ed
Benef i t sLossesshal l consi st of (i )Heal t hInsur anceCover ageLossesand/ or (b)Ret i r ement
Benef i t Losses(bot hof w hi char edef i nedbel ow )duet o:
a. Thet er mi nat i onof t hecl ai mant ’ sempl oyment byt hePr eͲSpi l l Benef i t Pr ovi di ng
Empl oyer ;or
b. Ot her t er mi nat i onof cl ai mant ’ sbenef i t s(e.g.,achangei nempl oyee’ sel i gi bi l i t y);or
c. Ar educt i oni ncl ai mant ’ scompensat i onr el at edt ot heDW HSpi l l ;or
d. For NewEnt r ant st oEmpl oyment ,t hat t heheal t hcar ei nsur anceand/ or r et i r ement
benef i t sbecameunavai l abl easar esul t of t heof f er bei ngw i t hdr aw nor amendedasa
r esul t of t heDW HSpi l l .
“ Heal t hInsur anceCover ageLosses” and“ Ret i r ement Benef i t Losses” shal l bedef i nedas
f ol l ow s:
a. Heal t hInsur anceCover ageLosses:Thecl ai mant ’ spost ͲDW HSpi l l l ossof i ncomer el at ed
t ot hel ossof cover ageunder aheal t hi nsur ancepl anf r omaPr eͲSpi l l Benef i t Pr ovi di ng
Empl oyer i nw hi cht hecl ai mant w asenr ol l edasof Apr i l 20,2010(or w hi chw aspar t of
t hebenef i t spackageaNewEnt r ant t oEmpl oyment w oul dhaver ecei vedf r omhi sor
her Pr eͲSpi l l Benef i t Pr ovi di ngEmpl oyer ),i ncl udi nganymedi cal ,pr escr i pt i ondr ug,
dent al and/ or vi si oni nsur ancepl ancover ages(“ Pr eͲSpi l l Insur ancePl anCover ages” );
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For pur posesof t hi saddendum,eachi ndi vi dual heal t hi nsur ancepol i cycover age(i .e.,medi cal ,pr escr i pt i ondr ug,
dent al ,and/ or vi si on)w i l l beeval uat edsepar at el y.
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b. Ret i r ement Benef i t Losses:Thecl ai mant ’ spost ͲDW HSpi l l l ossof i ncomer el at edt ot he
l ossof or r educt i oni nr et i r ement or pensi onbenef i t spr ovi dedbyhi sor her Pr eͲSpi l l
Benef i t Pr ovi di ngEmpl oyer ,i ncl udi ngempl oyer pensi onpayment s,and/ or ot her
empl oyer cont r i but i onsr el at edt oacl ai mant ’ s401(k)or 403(b)account ,pr of i t shar i ng
pl anor ot her t ypeof r et i r ement account (“ Pr eͲSpi l l Ret i r ement Benef i t s” ).

II. Suppl ement al Document at i on
EachEl i gi bl eCl ai mant must pr ovi det hedocument at i onset f or t hbel ow (i naddi t i ont oot her
document at i onr equi r edt oest abl i sht hei r i ndi vi dual economi cl osscl ai m).
A. Heal t hInsur anceCover ageLosses
AnEl i gi bl eCl ai mant seeki ngcompensat i onf or Heal t hInsur anceCover ageLossesm ust pr ovi de
t hef ol l ow i ngdocument at i on:
1. For al l cl ai mant sot her t hanNewEnt r ant st oEmpl oyment ,document at i onest abl i shi ngt hat
t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant par t i ci pat edi noneor mor ePr eͲSpi l l Insur ancePl anCover age(s)
pr ovi dedbyt hePr eͲSpi l l Benef i t ͲPr ovi di ngEmpl oyer asof Apr i l 20,2010,andcer t ai n
r el evant i nf or mat i onr egar di ngt hePr eͲSpi l l Insur ancePl anCover age(s),i ncl udi ngt he
f ol l ow i ng:
a. Document at i onest abl i shi ngw het her t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant w asenr ol l edi nan
i ndi vi dual or f ami l ypl ancover agef or eachof t hePr eͲSpi l l Insur ancePl an
Cover ages.
b. Document at i onevi denci ngper i odi c(annual ,mont hl y,et c.)pr emi umcost st ot he
cl ai mant ,i f any,i nef f ect at t het i meof t heDW HSpi l l f or eachPr eͲSpi l l Insur ance
Pl anCover age.
c. Document at i onest abl i shi ngt het er mi nat i onandef f ect i vet er mi nat i ondat e(s)of
anyof El i gi bl eCl ai mant ’ sPr eͲSpi l l Insur ancePl anCover agesasar esul t of ei t her (i )
t hepost ͲSpi l l t er mi nat i onof t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant ’ sempl oyment byt hePr eͲSpi l l
Benef i t ͲPr ovi di ngEmpl oyer ,or (i i )apost ͲSpi l l changei nt heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant ’ s
empl oyment st at usw i t ht hePr eͲSpi l l Benef i t ͲPr ovi di ngEmpl oyer l eadi ngt o
t er mi nat i onof t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant ’ scover age.
d. If avai l abl e,andi f t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant sochooses,aSwor nWr i t t enSt at ement
f r omanaut hor i zedr epr esent at i veof t hePr eͲSpi l l Benef i t Pr ovi di ngEmpl oyer
i ndi cat i ngt heamount of per i odi cpr emi ums(payper i od,mont hl y,annual ,et c.)t hat
w oul dhavebeenpai df or t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant ’ sPr eͲSpi l l Insur ancePl an
Cover age(s)byt hePr eͲSpi l l Benef i t Pr ovi di ngEmpl oyer absent t heDW HSpi l l .
Document at i onmayi ncl ude,f or exam pl e,anApr i l 2010payst ubevi denci ngpr emi um
deduct i onsf or qual i f yi ngPr eͲSpi l l Insur ancePl anCover ages,i nsur ancecar ds,andot her
r el evant em pl oyer pr ovi deddocument at i on,et c.
2. For NewEnt r ant st oEmpl oyment ,document at i onest abl i shi ngt hef ol l ow i ng:
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a. That t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant ’ sof f er i ncl udedPr eͲSpi l l Insur ancePl anCover age(s).
b. That asof Apr i l 20,2010,t heNewEnt r ant t oEmpl oyment pl annedt opar t i ci pat ei n
oneor mor eof t hosePr eͲSpi l l Insur ancePl anCover age(s),i ncl udi ng(i )speci f i c
i dent i f i cat i onof al l r el evant Pr eͲSpi l l Insur ancePl anCover age(s),(i i )w het her t he
El i gi bl eCl ai mant i nt endedt oenr ol l asani ndi vi dual or f ami l y,and(i i i )t hedat eon
w hi cht hecover agew oul dhavebegun,asr el evant .
c. Theamount of per i odi c(annual ,mont hl y,et c.)pr em i umcost sf or w hi cht he
cl ai mant w oul dhavebeenr esponsi bl e,i f any,f or eachPr eͲSpi l l Insur ancePl an
Cover age.
d. If t heNewEnt r ant t oEmpl oyment ’ sof f er w asamendedr at her t hanw i t hdr aw n,
t hat t hei nabi l i t yt opar t i ci pat ei nt hePr eͲSpi l l Insur ancePl anCover age(s)w asdue
t ot heDW HSpi l l ,i ncl udi ngt hespeci f i cbasi s.
e. TheNewEnt r ant t oEmpl oyment shal l pr ovi deaSwor nWr i t t enSt at ement f r oman
aut hor i zedr epr esent at i veof t hePr eͲSpi l l Benef i t Pr ovi di ngEmpl oyer i ndi cat i ngt he
amount of per i odi cpr emi ums(payper i od,mont hl y,annual ,et c.)t hat w oul dhave
beenpai df or t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant ’ sPr eͲSpi l l Insur ancePl anCover age(s)byt he
Pr eͲSpi l l Benef i t Pr ovi di ngEmpl oyer absent t heDW HSpi l l i f t hef ol l ow i ngappl y:
i . If t heNewEnt r ant t oEmpl oyment ’ sof f er w asw i t hdr aw n,or i f t heNew
Ent r ant t oEmpl oyment ’ sof f er w asonl yamended,but heor shew asno
l onger el i gi bl ef or Pr eͲSpi l l Insur ancePl anCover age;and
i i . If t heNewEnt r ant t oEmpl oyment di dnot obt ai nRepl acement Heal t h
Insur anceCover ageor aNewEmpl oyer Insur ancePl an(asdef i nedher ei n)
pr i or t oDecember 31,2011.
Document at i onmayi ncl ude,f or exam pl e,t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant ’ sr el evant of f er l et t er ,
i nsur ancepl ani nf or mat i onr ecei vedf r omt hePr eͲSpi l l Benef i t ͲPr ovi di ngEmpl oyer ,and/ or
aSwor nWr i t t enSt at ement f r om anaut hor i zedr epr esent at i veof t hef r om t hePr eͲSpi l l
Benef i t ͲPr ovi di ngEmpl oyer w i t hr el evant i nf or mat i onr egar di ngt hePr eͲSpi l l Insur ance
Pl anCover age(s),suchaspr emi umi nf or mat i on,t hecl ai mant ’ sel i gi bi l i t y,et c.,asappl i cabl e.
3. If ,af t er t het er mi nat i onof anyPr eͲSpi l l Insur ancePl anCover age,t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant
obt ai nedheal t hi nsur ancecover aget hr oughCOBRA,t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant shal l pr ovi deal l
of t hef ol l ow i ng:
a. Document sevi denci ngt heper i odf or w hi cht heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant w ascover edby
COBRA,i ncl udi ngt hef i r st andl ast ef f ect i vedat esof cover age.
b. Document sevi denci ngt heCOBRApr emi ums(andt heper i odt ow hi cheach
pr emi umr el at es)t hr ought heear l i er of (i )t het er mi nat i onof COBRA,or
(i i )December 31,2011.
c. Document sevi denci ngt hecl ai mant ’ spayment of anyCOBRApr emi umsf or w hi ch
t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant seeksr ei mbur sement .

4. If ,af t er t het er mi nat i onof anyPr eͲSpi l l Insur ancePl anCover age,t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant
obt ai nedandpai df or r epl acement heal t hi nsur anceot her t hani nconnect i onw i t hCOBRA,
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new empl oyment or anal t er nat i veheal t hcar ei nsur ancepl anf or w hi cht hecl ai mant w as
el i gi bl e(asdi scussedbel ow )(“ Repl acement Heal t hInsur anceCover age” ),t heEl i gi bl e
Cl ai mant shal l pr ovi deal l of t hef ol l ow i ng:
a. Document sevi denci ngt heper i odf or w hi cht heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant pr ocur edany
Repl acement Heal t hInsur anceCover age,i ncl udi ngt hef i r st andl ast ef f ect i vedat es
of cover age,pr ovi dedt hat evi denceof cover agebeyondDecember 31,2011need
not bepr ovi ded.
b. Document sevi denci ngt hepr emi um amount s(andt heper i odt ow hi cheach
pr emi umr el at es),asw el l ascl ai mant ’ spayment of t hosepr emi ums,f or eachpol i cy
pr ovi di ngRepl acement Heal t hInsur anceCover aget hr ought heear l i er of (i )t he
t er mi nat i onof t hepol i cypr ovi di ngRepl acement Heal t hInsur anceCover age,or
(i i )December 31,2011.

5. If ,af t er t het er mi nat i onof anyPr eͲSpi l l Insur ancePl anCover ages,t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant
w asof f er edbut di dnot accept heal t hi nsur ancecover agepur suant t oCOBRAor apol i cy
pr ovi di ngRepl acement Heal t hInsur anceCover age,t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant shal l pr ovi de
cont empor aneousdocument sevi denci ngt het er msof anyof f er of COBRAcover age,
i ncl udi ngt hecor r espondi ngpr emi um .If t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant w asnot el i gi bl ef or COBRA
becauset hePr eͲSpi l l Benef i t ͲPr ovi di ngEmpl oyer nol onger pr ovi dedheal t hi nsur ancet oi t s
exi st i ngempl oyees,or becausei t w asnot r equi r edbyl aw t opr ovi desuchcover age,t he
cl ai mant shoul dcer t i f yi nw r i t i ngt hat noCOBRAcover agew asof f er ed.

6. If t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant obt ai nedor w ascover edbyheal t hi nsur ancef r om anew or f or mer
empl oyer ,or byanal t er nat i veheal t hcar ei nsur ancepl anf or w hi cht hecl ai mant w asel i gi bl e
(t hr ough,f or exampl e,aspouse,domest i cpar t ner ,par ent ,l egal guar di an,vet er an’ sor ot her
pl an,asappl i cabl e)af t er t het er mi nat i onof t hePr eͲSpi l l Insur ancePl ans,but pr i or t o
December 31,2011(“ Post ͲSpi l l Empl oyer Insur ancePl anCover age” ),t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant
shal l pr ovi dedocument sset t i ngf or t ht het ypeandef f ect i vedat e(s)of anyPost ͲSpi l l
Empl oyer Insur ancePl anCover ages.

B. Ret i r ement Benef i t Losses
AnEl i gi bl eCl ai mant seeki ngcompensat i onf or Ret i r ement Benef i t Lossesmust pr ovi det he
f ol l ow i ngdocument at i on:
1. Document at i onest abl i shi ngt hat t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant w asenr ol l ed,el i gi bl ef or and
r ecei vi ngvest edPr eͲSpi l l Ret i r ement Benef i t sf r omt hePr eͲSpi l l Benef i t ͲPr ovi di ng
Empl oyer asof Apr i l 20,2010.Document at i onevi denci ngPr eͲSpi l l Ret i r ement Benef i t s
coul di ncl ude,f or exampl e,apayst ubi ncl udi ngmat chi ngcont r i but i ons,i nvest ment
st at ement ,or ot her t hi r dpar t ydocument evi denci ngt heem pl oyer ’ scont r i but i onst oor
payment of Pr eͲSpi l l Ret i r ement Benef i t sonbehal f of t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant ,andt hevest i ng
schedul e.

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2. Document at i onest abl i shi ngt hat t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant ’ sPr eͲSpi l l Ret i r ement Benef i t sw er e
t er mi nat edaf t er Apr i l 20,2010asar esul t of ei t her (i )t hepost ͲSpi l l t er mi nat i onof t he
El i gi bl eCl ai mant ’ sempl oyment byt hePr eͲSpi l l Benef i t ͲPr ovi di ngEmpl oyer ,or (i i )apost Ͳ
Spi l l changei nt heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant ’ sempl oyment st at usw i t ht hePr eͲSpi l l Benef i t Ͳ
Pr ovi di ngEmpl oyer .

3. Document at i onevi denci ngt heamount of vest edPr eͲSpi l l Ret i r ement Benef i t scont r i but ed
onbehal f of t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant byt hePr eͲSpi l l Benef i t ͲPr ovi di ngEmpl oyer bet w eenM ay
1,2009andt hedocument edt er mi nat i ondat eof t hePr eͲSpi l l Ret i r ement Benef i t s.Tot he
ext ent t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant hadbeenempl oyedw i t ht hePr eͲSpi l l Benef i t ͲPr ovi di ng
Empl oyer f or l esst hant w el vemont hs,heor sheshoul dpr ovi det her equest edi nf or mat i on
f r omhi sor her st ar t dat ew i t ht hePr eͲSpi l l Benef i t ͲPr ovi di ngEmpl oyer t hr ought hedat e
Pr eͲSpi l l Ret i r ement Benef i t sceased.

4. If t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant ’ sPr eͲSpi l l Ret i r ement Benef i t sw er et er mi nat ed,t hecl ai mant shal l
pr ovi dedocument at i onevi denci ngt het er mi nat i onof t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant ’ sPr eͲSpi l l
Ret i r ement Benef i t s,i ncl udi ngt heef f ect i vedat eof t er mi nat i on.

5. If t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant exper i encedapost ͲDW HSpi l l r educt i oni nPr eͲSpi l l Ret i r ement
Benef i t s,t hecl ai mant shal l pr ovi det hef ol l ow i ng:

a. Document sr egar di nganyr et i r ement benef i t spr ovi dedbyt hePr eͲSpi l l Benef i t Ͳ
Pr ovi di ngEmpl oyer af t er t heDW HSpi l l (“ Act ual Post ͲSpi l l Ret i r ement Benef i t s” );
and
b. If appl i cabl e,anydocument sevi denci ngachangei nt het er msbyw hi cht hePr eͲSpi l l
Benef i t ͲPr ovi di ngEmpl oyer pr ovi dedt hePr eͲSpi l l Ret i r ement Benef i t s(e.g.,such
asanel i mi nat i onof empl oyer mat chi ng)or achangei nvest i ngschedul et er ms
unr el at edt ot heDW HSpi l l (“ Unr el at edPl anChange” ).It w i l l beassumedt hat any
pl anchangei sunr el at edt ot heDW HSpi l l f or pur posesof t hi saddendum,unl esst he
cl ai mant pr ovi desdocument at i onest abl i shi ngt hat t hepl anchangew asduet oor
r esul t i ngf r omt heDW HSpi l l (“ Spi l l ͲRel at edPl anChange” ).Document at i oncoul d
i ncl ude,f or exampl e,cont empor aneousnot i f i cat i onr ecei vedf r om,or aSwor n
Wr i t t enSt at ement pr ovi dedbyanaut hor i zedr epr esent at i veof ,t hePr eͲSpi l l
Benef i t Pr ovi di ngEmpl oyer .

7. For NewEnt r ant st oEmpl oyment ,document at i onest abl i shi ngal l of t hef ol l ow i ng:
a. That t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant ’ sof f er i ncl udedPr eͲSpi l l Ret i r ement Benef i t s.
b. That asof Apr i l 20,2010,t heNewEnt r ant t oEmpl oyment pl annedt opar t i ci pat ei n
t heof f er edPr eͲSpi l l Ret i r ement Benef i t s.
c. Theamount of Pr eͲSpi l l Ret i rement Benef i t sf or w hi cht heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant w oul d
havebeenel i gi bl e,t hevest i ngschedul ef or suchbenef i t s,and,i f t heamount or
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vest i ngof Pr eͲSpi l l Ret i r ement Benef i t sw ascont i ngent upont heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant ’ s
cont r i but i ons,t hepl annedcont r i but i onsof t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant .
d. If t heNewEnt r ant t oEmpl oyment ’ sof f er w asamendedr at her t hanw i t hdr aw n,t he
El i gi bl eCl ai mant ’ sandhi sor her Pr eͲSpi l l Benef i t Pr ovi di ngEmpl oyer ’ sact ual post Ͳ
DW HSpi l l cont r i but i onst ot hePr eͲSpi l l Ret i r ement Pl an.
Document at i onmayi ncl ude,f or exam pl e,t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant ’ sr el evant of f er l et t er ,
r et i r ement pl ani nf or mat i onr ecei vedf r omt hePr eͲSpi l l Benef i t ͲPr ovi di ngEmpl oyer ,and/ or
aSwor nWr i t t enSt at ement f r om anaut hor i zedr epr esent at i veof t hePr eͲSpi l l Benef i t Ͳ
Pr ovi di ngEmpl oyer w i t hr el evant i nf or mat i onr egar di ngt hePr eͲSpi l l Ret i r ement Benef i t s,
suchascont r i but i ont er msandcondi t i ons,t hecl ai mant ’ sel i gi bi l i t y,et c.
6. If t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant obt ai nedr et i r ement benef i t sf r omanew empl oyer af t er t he
t er mi nat i onof t hePr eͲSpi l l Ret i r ement Benef i t s,but pr i or t oDecember 31,2011(“ New
Empl oyer Ret i r ement Benef i t s” ),t hecl ai mant shal l pr ovi dedocument sset t i ngf or t ht he
ef f ect i vedat e(s)of anyNewEmpl oyer Ret i r ement Benef i t s.

III. Compensat i onf or Heal t hInsur anceCover ageLosses
El i gi bl eCl ai mant sw hoasser t Heal t hInsur anceCover ageLossesshal l beel i gi bl ef or compensat i on
pur suant t ooneof t hef ol l ow i ngmet hodol ogi es,i f appl i cabl e:
1. Compensat i onBasedonCOBRAor Repl acement Heal t hInsur anceCover agePr emi ums
2
:The
El i gi bl eCl ai mant mayber ei mbur sedbasedonpr emi um(s)pai df or COBRA,or t hepr emi um(s)
pai df or pol i ci espr ovi di ngRepl acement Heal t hInsur anceCover agei nw hi cht heEl i gi bl e
Cl ai mant enr ol l edaf t er t het er mi nat i onof acor r espondi ngPr eͲSpi l l Insur ancePl anCover age.
Thet ot al l ossof i ncomew i l l equal (i )t hedai l yr at ef or suchCOBRAor Repl acement Heal t h
Insur anceCover age,l esst hedai l yr at ef or t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant ’ spor t i onof t hepr emi um ont he
Pr eͲSpi l l Insur ancePl anCover ages,mul t i pl i edby(i i )t het ot al num ber of daysi nt heper i odf or
w hi cht heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant qual i f i esf or Heal t hInsur anceCover ageLosses,pr ovi dedt hat i f t he
r esul t i n(i )i snegat i ve,nocompensat i onw i l l bepai dt ot heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant .Heal t hInsur ance
Cover ageLossesw i l l becal cul at edover t heper i odext endi ngf r om:

a. Thet er mi nat i onof t hePr eͲSpi l l Insur ancePl anCover ageor ,f or NewEnt r ant st o
Empl oyment ,t hedat eonw hi cht hePr eͲSpi l l Insur ancePl anCover agew oul dhave
begunabsent t heDW HSpi l l ,unt i l
b. Theear l i er of (i )t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant ’ senr ol l ment i naNewEmpl oyer Insur ancePl an,
or (i i )December 31,2011.

OR

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El i gi bl eCl ai mant swhoqual i f yf or compensat i onpur suant t oOpt i on1mayal t er nat i vel ybecompensat edont he
basi sof Opt i on2(i f t heappr opr i at ei nf or mat i oni spr ovi ded).
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2. Compensat i onBasedonDocument at i onRegar di ngPr emi umsPai dbyt hePr eͲSpi l l Benef i t
Pr ovi di ngEmpl oyer
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:If t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant pr ovi desaSwor nWr i t t enSt at ement f r oman
aut hor i zedr epr esent at i veof t hePr eͲSpi l l Benef i t Pr ovi di ngEmpl oyer ,t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant
mayber ei mbur sedbasedont hepr emi um(s)pai df or t hePr eͲSpi l l Insur ancePl anCover age(s)
byt hePr eͲSpi l l Benef i t Pr ovi di ngEmpl oyer .Thet ot al l ossof i ncomew i l l equal (i )t hedai l yr at e
f undedbyt hePr eͲSpi l l Benef i t Pr ovi di ngEmpl oyer mul t i pl i edby(i i )t het ot al number of daysi n
t heper i odf or w hi cht heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant qual i f i esf or Heal t hInsur anceCover ageLosses.
Heal t hInsur anceCover ageLossesw i l l becal cul at edover t heper i odext endi ngf r om:

a. Thet er mi nat i onof t hePr eͲSpi l l Insur ancePl anCover ageor ,f or NewEnt r ant st o
Empl oyment ,t hedat eonw hi cht hePr eͲSpi l l Insur ancePl anCover agew oul dhave
begunabsent t heDW HSpi l l ,unt i l
b. Theear l i er of (i )t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant ’ senr ol l ment i naNewEmpl oyer Insur ancePl an,
or (i i )December 31,2011.

OR

3. Compensat i onBasedonEst i mat edPr emi umsPai dbyt hePr eͲSpi l l Benef i t Pr ovi di ng
Empl oyer
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:AnEl i gi bl eCl ai mant w hodi dnot r epl acecover aget hr oughCOBRAor Repl acement
Heal t hInsur anceCover age,t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant ’ sHeal t hInsur anceCover ageLossesw i l l be
cal cul at edasf ol l ow s:

a. St ep1:Est abl i sht hePr eͲSpi l l Empl oyer Pr emi um
i . For al l El i gi bl eCl ai mant sw how er enot NewEnt r ant st oEmpl oyment :
1. Ident i f yt hepar t i ci pat i ngpr emi umspai dbyt heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant as
evi dencedbypayr ol l deduct i onsf or t her el evant Pr eͲSpi l l Insur ance
Pl anCover agei nApr i l 2010,or ot her r el evant docum ent at i on
evi denci ngt heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant ’ spr emi umsr el at edt ot hePr eͲSpi l l
Insur ancePl anCover age(s).
2. If t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant par t i ci pat edi nani ndi vi dual pl an,di vi det he
pr emi umby0.2,andi f t hepr emi um r el at edt oaf ami l ypl an,di vi det he
pr emi umby0.4
5
t ocal cul at et he“ Gr ossPr emi um” associ at edw i t ht he
Pr eͲSpi l l Insur ancePl anCover age,i ncl usi veof bot ht hepor t i onf unded
byt hecl ai mant andt hepor t i onf undedbyt heempl oyer .

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El i gi bl eCl ai mant swhoqual i f yf or compensat i onpur suant t oOpt i on2mayal t er nat i vel ybecompensat edont he
basi sof Opt i on1(i f t heappr opr i at ei nf or mat i oni spr ovi ded).
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Opt i on3w i l l onl ybeusedi nci r cumst ancesw her et heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant i sunabl et opr ovi det hei nf or mat i on
necessar yt oper f or mt hecal cul at i onsset f or t hi nOpt i ons1or 2.
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Thesef act or sr epr esent t heappr oxi mat epor t i onof heal t hcar ei nsur ancepr emi umsf undedbyempl oyeesbased
ondat af r omt heBur eauof Labor St at i st i csEmpl oyeeBenef i t sSur vey.
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3. M ul t i pl yt heGr ossPr emi umby0.8f or cl ai mant sw i t hi ndi vi dual pl ans
and0.6f or cl ai mant sw i t hf ami l ypl ans
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t oest i mat et hepor t i onof t he
pr emi umf undedbyt heempl oyer (“ Pr eͲSpi l l Empl oyer Pr emi um” ).
i i . For al l NewEnt r ant st oEmpl oyment :
1. ThePr eͲSpi l l Empl oyer Pr emi umw i l l bet hepr emi um t hat w oul dhave
beenf undedbyt hePr eͲSpi l l Benef i t Pr ovi di ngEmpl oyer f or t heNew
Ent r ant t oEmpl oyment ’ sPr eͲSpi l l Insur ancePl anCover ageabsent t he
DW HSpi l l accor di ngt ot heSwor nWr i t t enSt at ement f r omt hePr eͲSpi l l
Benef i t Pr ovi di ngEmpl oyer .
b. St ep2:Cal cul at et heDai l yPr eͲSpi l l Empl oyer :Di vi det hePr eͲSpi l l Empl oyer Pr emi um
byt henum ber of dayscover edbyt hepr emi umt ocal cul at ea“ Dai l yEmpl oyer
Pr emi um” .
c. St ep3:Cal cul at eHeal t hInsur anceCover ageLosses:
i . For al l El i gi bl eCl ai mant sw how er enot NewEnt r ant st oEmpl oyment :
1. M ul t i pl yt heDai l yEmpl oyer Pr emi umbyt henum ber of daysbet w een
t heef f ect i vet er mi nat i ondat eof t her el evant Pr eͲSpi l l Insur ancePl an
Cover ageandt heear l i er of (i )t heef f ect i vedat eof anycor r espondi ng
Post ͲSpi l l Empl oyer Insur ancePl anCover age,i f appl i cabl e
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,or (i i )
December 31,2011.
i i . For al l NewEnt r ant st oEmpl oyment :
1. M ul t i pl yt heDai l yEmpl oyer Pr emi umbyt henum ber of daysbet w een
t hedayonw hi cht hePr eͲSpi l l Insur ancePl anCover agew oul dhave
t akenef f ect absent t heDW HSpi l l ,andt heear l i er of (i )t heef f ect i ve
dat eof anycor r espondi ngPost ͲSpi l l Empl oyer Insur ancePl an
Cover age,i f appl i cabl e,or (i i )Decem ber 31,2011.
NoRTPw i l l beappl i edt oanycal cul at edHeal t hInsur anceCover ageLosses.

IV. Compensat i onf or Ret i r ement Benef i t Losses
El i gi bl eCl ai mant sw hocl ai mRet i r ement Benef i t Lossesshal l becompensat edi nanamount equal
t ot hePr eͲSpi l l Ret i r ement Benef i t scont r i but edonbehal f of or pai dt ot heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant byt he
Pr eͲSpi l l Benef i t ͲPr ovi di ngEmpl oyer f or aper i odext endi ngf r om:
a. Thet er mi nat i onof or r educt i ont ot hePr eͲSpi l l Ret i r ement Benef i t sor ,f or New
Ent r ant st oEmpl oyment ,t hedat eonw hi cht hePr eͲSpi l l Ret i r ement Benef i t sw oul d
havebegunabsent t heDW HSpi l l ,t o

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Thesef act or sr epr esent t heappr oxi mat epor t i onof heal t hcar ei nsur ancepr emi umsf undedbyempl oyeesbased
ondat af r omt heBur eauof Labor St at i st i csEmpl oyeeBenef i t sSur vey.
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For exampl e,i f t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant r ecei vedcover agef r omPost ͲSpi l l Empl oyerInsurancePl anCover ageasof
t hedat eof t het er mi nat i onof t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant ’ sPr eͲSpi l l Insur ancePl anCover age,t hecl ai mant w i l l not have
suf f er edacompensabl el ossandw i l l t her ef or enot r ecei vecompensat i on.
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b. Theear l i er of (i )t heef f ect i vedat eof anyNewEmpl oyer Ret i r ement Benef i t s,or (i i )
December 31,2011.
TheEl i gi bl eCl ai mant ’ sRet i r ement Benef i t Lossesshal l bedet er mi nedasf ol l ow s:
1. St ep1:Est abl i shDai l yRet i r ement Benef i t sRat e(s)
a. If t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant ’ sPr eͲSpi l l Ret i r ement Benef i t sw er eel i mi nat edasdescr i bed
above,cal cul at et he“ Pr eͲSpi l l Dai l yRet i r ement Benef i t sRat e” bydi vi di ng(i )by(i i ),as
descr i bedbel ow :
i . Thet ot al vest edpor t i onof t hePr eͲSpi l l Ret i r ement Benef i t scont r i but edon
behal f of t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant byt hePr eͲSpi l l Benef i t ͲPr ovi di ngEmpl oyer
bet w eent hel at er of M ay1,2009or t hecommencement dat eof t heEl i gi bl e
Cl ai mant ’ sempl oyment w i t ht hePr eͲSpi l l Benef i t ͲPr ovi di ngEmpl oyer ,andt he
document eddat eonw hi cht hePr eͲSpi l l Ret i r ement Benef i t sw er er educedor
t er mi nat ed,by
i i . Thet ot al number of daysi nt hat per i od.
b. If t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant ’ sPr eͲSpi l l Ret i r ement Benef i t sw er er educed,t hen:
i . If t her ew asnopost ͲDW HSpi l l Pl anChange,t hePr eͲSpi l l Ret i r ement Benef i t s
Rat ecal cul at edi n(a)abovew i l l appl yf or al l r el evant per i ods;or
i i . If t her ew asapost ͲDW HSpi l l Pl anChange,t hen:
1. ThePr eͲSpi l l Dai l yRet i r ement Benef i t sRat ecal cul at edasi n(a)above
w i l l appl yf or t her el evant per i odpr i or t ot hePl anChange,and
2. For t her el evant per i odaf t er t hePl anChange,t he“ Revi sedDai l y
Ret i r ement Benef i t sRat e” w i l l bet heexpect eddai l yr at ebasedont he
Pr eͲSpi l l Benef i t Pr ovi di ngEmpl oyer ’ sr evi sedcont r i but i ont er ms
r el at i vet ot heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant ’ spr eͲDW HSpi l l ear ni ngs.
c. If t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant w asaNewEnt r ant t oEmpl oyment ,t he“ NewEnt r ant
Ret i r ement Benef i t sRat e” w i l l becal cul at edast hePr eͲSpi l l Benef i t Pr ovi di ng
Empl oyer ’ sexpect edaver agedai l ycont r i but i ononbehal f of t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant based
ondocument spr ovi dedbyt heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant .

2. St ep2:Cal cul at eExpect edPost ͲSpi l l Ret i r ement Benef i t s
a. If t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant ’ sPr eͲSpi l l Ret i r ement Benef i t sw er eel i mi nat edasdescr i bed
above,t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant ’ sem pl oyer Ͳf undedr et i r ement benef i t sexpect edi nt he
absenceof t heDW HSpi l l (“ Expect edPost ͲSpi l l Ret i r ement Benef i t s” )ar ecal cul at edby
mul t i pl yi ngt hePr eͲSpi l l Dai l yRet i r ement Benef i t sRat ecal cul at edi n(1)byt het ot al
number of daysbet w een:
i . Thet er mi nat i onof t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant ’ sPr eͲSpi l l Ret i r ement Benef i t s,and
i i . Theear l i er of (i )t heef f ect i vedat eof anyNewEmpl oyer Ret i r ement Benef i t s,
or (i i )December 31,2011.
b. If t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant ’ sPr eͲSpi l l Ret i r ement Benef i t sw er er educedr at her t han
el i mi nat ed,t hen:
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i . If t her ew asnopost ͲDW HSpi l l Pl anChange,t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant ’ sExpect ed
Post ͲSpi l l Ret i r ement Benef i t sshal l cal cul at edasi n(a)above.
i i . If t her ew asapost ͲDW HSpi l l Pl anChange,t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant ’ sExpect ed
Post ͲSpi l l Ret i r ement Benef i t sshal l becal cul at edast hesumof t hef ol l ow i ng:
1. ThePr eͲSpi l l Dai l yRet i r ement Benef i t sRat eshal l bemul t i pl i edbyt he
number of daysbet w een(i )t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant ’ spost ͲDW HSpi l l
r educt i oni nPr eͲSpi l l Ret i r ement Benef i t s,and(i i )t hedocument ed
changei nt het er msof t hePr eͲSpi l l Benef i t Pr ovi di ngEmpl oyer ’ s
r et i r ement cont r i but i ons;and
2. TheRevi sedDai l yRet i r ement Benef i t sRat eshal l bemul t i pl i edbyt he
number of daysbet w een:
a. Theef f ect i vedat eof t hePr eͲSpi l l Benef i t Pr ovi di ngEmpl oyer ’ s
post ͲDW HSpi l l Pl anChange;and
b. Theear l i er of (i )t heef f ect i vedat eof anyNewEmpl oyer
Ret i r ement Benef i t s,or (i i )December 31,2011.
c. If t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant w asaNewEnt r ant t oEmpl oyment ,t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant ’ s
Expect edPost ͲSpi l l Ret i r ement Benef i t sar ecal cul at edbymul t i pl yi ngt heNewEnt r ant
Ret i r ement Benef i t sRat ecal cul at edi nsubpar t (c)of St ep1abovebyt het ot al number
of daysbet w een:
i . Thedat eonw hi cht heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant ’ svest edPr eͲSpi l l Ret i r ement Benef i t s
w oul dhavebegunabsent t heDW HSpi l l ,or t hedat eonw hi cht her educed
benef i t sact ual l ybegan,and
i i . Theear l i er of (i )t heef f ect i vedat eof anyNewEmpl oyer Ret i r ement Benef i t s,
or (i i )December 31,2011.

3. St ep3:Cal cul at eEl i gi bl eCl ai mant ’ sRet i r ement Benef i t Losses
a. If t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant ’ sPr eͲSpi l l Ret i r ement Benef i t sw er et er mi nat edasar esul t of
t heDW HSpi l l ,t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant ’ sRet i r ement Benef i t Lossesshal l beequal t ot he
Expect edPost ͲSpi l l Ret i r ement Benef i t s;or
b. If t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant ’ sPr eͲSpi l l Ret i r ement Benef i t sw er er educedasar esul t of t he
DW HSpi l l ,t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant ’ sRet i r ement Benef i t Lossesshal l beequal t ot he
di f f er encebet w eenExpect edPost ͲSpi l l Ret i r ement Benef i t sandt heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant ’ s
Act ual Post ͲSpi l l Ret i r ement Benef i t sf or t hesameper i od.
c. If t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant w asaNewEnt r ant t oEmpl oyment ,t heEl i gi bl eCl ai mant ’ s
Ret i r ement Benef i t Lossesshal l beequal t ot heExpect edPost ͲSpi l l Ret i r ement
Benef i t scal cul at edi nsubpar t (c)of St ep2.
NoRTPw i l l beappl i edt oanycal cul at edRet i r ement Benef i t Losses.

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Addendum t o Indi vi dual Fr amew or k
I. Indi vi dual Per i odi c Vendor s (“ IPV” )
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A. El i gi bi l i t y
An IPV i s a Nat ur al Per son cl ai mi ng economi c l oss dur i ng a per i od i n M ay t hr ough
December 2010 w ho sat i sf i es al l of t he f ol l ow i ng cr i t er i a:
1. Regul ar l y sol d at r et ai l dur i ng 2009 and 2010 any of t he l egal f ood, souveni r , ar t ,
t our i st -r el at ed or w at er -r el at ed goods or ser vi ces l i st ed i n At t achment A or
subst ant i al l y equi val ent i t ems (“ Cover ed Sal es” ) t o CONSUM ERS i n Zones A, B or
C dur i ng M ay t hr ough December 2009 and/ or M ay t hr ough December 2010.
2. M ade such Cover ed Sal es, pr i mar i l y t o non-l ocal CONSUM ERS,
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except t hat
w at er -r el at ed Cover ed Sal es, need not be pr i mar i l y made t o non-l ocal
CONSUM ERS.
3. Di d not mai nt ai n a per manent busi ness l ocat i on i n a bui l di ng at w hi ch t he
cl ai mant made Cover ed Sal es.
4. Hel d any l i censes r equi r ed by l aw .
5. Was not empl oyed by an empl oyer i n connect i on w i t h such Cover ed Sal es.
6. Does not have Tax Inf or mat i on Document s suf f i ci ent t o suppor t a cl ai m under
t he Busi ness Compensat i on Fr amew or k f or t hi s cl ai med l oss.
B. Causat i on
1. Causat i on shal l be pr esumed f or cl ai med l osses associ at ed w i t h l ost Cover ed
Sal es i n Zones A and B. If t he cl ai mant al l eges l ost Cover ed Sal es i n Zone C, t he
cl ai mant must pr ovi de ei t her :
a. Document s est abl i shi ng a decl i ne of 5% or mor e i n net ear ni ngs f r om
t he cl ai mant ’ s Cover ed Sal es i n Zone C dur i ng t he cl ai mant -sel ect ed
per i od of 3 consecut i ve mont hs or mor e dur i ng M ay t hr ough December
2010 (“ Compensat i on Per i od” ), compar ed t o t he same 3 or mor e
consecut i ve mont h per i od i n 2009; OR

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Thi s sect i on i s not i nt ended t o compensat e l osses associ at ed w i t h vendor s w ho do not qual i f y f or
compensat i on pur suant t o Sect i ons I – V and w hose cl ai med l osses r el at e t o i ncome f r om Fest i val s (as def i ned
her ei n). Fest i val -r el at ed l osses ar e addr essed i n a separ at e sect i on of t hi s document . Cl ai mant s may,
how ever , f i l e separ at e cl ai ms f or compensat i on associ at ed w i t h Fest i val -r el at ed l osses and IPV-r el at ed l osses,
as appl i cabl e.
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CONSUM ER shal l have t he meani ng i n t he Economi c and Pr oper t y Damages Set t l ement Agr eement . A
CONSUM ER shal l be consi der ed a “ non-l ocal CONSUM ER” i f t hey r esi de mor e t han 60 mi l es f r om t he l ocat i on
at w hi ch cl ai mant made t he Cover ed Sal e.
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b. A st at ement f r om an Adj acent Busi ness as def i ned i n Sect i on I(C)4(e)
bel ow , t hat t he Adj acent Busi ness exper i enced a decl i ne i n sal es t o non-
l ocal CONSUM ERS dur i ng M ay t hr ough December 2010 compar ed t o
M ay t hr ough December 2009 due t o or r esul t i ng f r om t he DWH Spi l l .
C. Document at i on Requi r ement s
An IPV under t hi s Sect i on must pr ovi de t he document s i ndi cat ed bel ow :
1. Recor ds Regar di ng Cover ed Sal es
a. Document s r egar di ng t he IPV’ s Cover ed Sal es i n Zones A, B or C t o
CONSUM ERS, i ncl udi ng non-l ocal CONSUM ERS, f r om M ay t hr ough
December 2009 and M ay t hr ough December 2010. The i nf or mat i on
must be suf f i ci ent f or t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or t o det er mi ne t hat t he
IPV w as i n t he busi ness of r egul ar l y maki ng such Cover ed Sal es pr i or t o
Apr i l 20, 2010, and i ncl udes al l i nf or mat i on r egar di ng t he IPV’ s r evenues
f r om Cover ed Sal es f r om M ay t hr ough December 2009 and M ay
t hr ough December 2010, as w el l as cor r espondi ng expenses. Such
document at i on coul d i ncl ude, but i s not l i mi t ed t o, t he f ol l ow i ng:
i . Sal es l ogs, sal es t ax r ecei pt s, cash r ecei pt s r egi st er s, cr edi t car d
r egi st er s, bank st at ement s or ot her cont empor aneous r ecor ds;
and/ or
i i . Recei pt s f r om t hi r d-par t y vendor s or ot her sour ces r el at ed t o
t he pur chase of mat er i al s or equi pment r el at ed t o t he Cover ed
Sal es; and/ or
i i i . Document s est abl i shi ng any w ages pai d t o empl oyees or
amount s pai d t o ot her i ndi vi dual s w ho assi st ed i n maki ng t he
Cover ed Sal es, or any ot her expenses i ncur r ed i n connect i on
w i t h t he Cover ed Sal es.
b. Phot ogr aphs and ot her document at i on (i ncl udi ng but not l i mi t ed t o
new s ar t i cl es, sal es f l yer s or adver t i sement s) r ef l ect i ng (i ) t he goods or
ser vi ces sol d i n Cover ed Sal es by t he IPV, (i i ) t he l ocat i on(s) at w hi ch t he
IPV sol d t he goods or ser vi ces (i ncl udi ng any document s pr ovi di ng
i nf or mat i on r egar di ng an Adj acent Busi ness), (i i i ) t he pr i ces char ged f or
Cover ed Sal es of goods or ser vi ces, and/ or ot her pr oduct i nf or mat i on,
and (i v) any bi ogr aphi cal or ot her backgr ound i nf or mat i on on t he IPV
sel l i ng t he goods or ser vi ces. The IPV shal l al so pr ovi de t he dat e(s) of
any phot ogr aphs and t he l ocat i ons depi ct ed. If t he exact dat e i s not
avai l abl e, t he IPV may pr ovi de t he mont h, or r ange of mont hs, and year .
c. Document s est abl i shi ng t he IPV’ s t ot al ear ned i ncome f r om Cover ed
Sal es (net of al l var i abl e expenses) f or M ay t hr ough December 2009 and
M ay t hr ough December 2010.
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d. Any avai l abl e document s show i ng t hat t he IPV made Cover ed Sal es t o
non-l ocal CONSUM ERS i n each per i od, w i t h suppor t i ng i nf or mat i on
and/ or document at i on suf f i ci ent t o per mi t t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or t o
r easonabl y concl ude t hat t he IPV made sal es t o non-l ocal CONSUM ERS
i n each per i od.
i . For IPVs sel l i ng i n Zones A and B, sal es t o non-l ocal CONSUM ERS
shal l be pr esumed.
i i . For Cover ed Sal es i n Zone C, t he IPV may pr ovi de IPV’ s r ecei pt s
r ef l ect i ng pur chaser s’ addr esses, and/ or document at i on
est abl i shi ng t hat t he Cover ed Sal es w er e made on an i nt er st at e
hi ghw ay or ot her hi ghw ay i n Zone C or i n an ar ea gener al l y
vi si t ed by Tour i st such as a museum, zoo, or hi st or i c si t e.
e. Document s i dent i f yi ng by name, addr ess and t el ephone number any
empl oyee i n connect i on w i t h t he Cover ed Sal es of cl ai mant dur i ng 2009
or 2010.
2. Li censi ng Document at i on: If a gover nment -i ssued l i cense/ per mi t w as r equi r ed
t o make any Cover ed Sal es, IPV shal l pr ovi de a copy of val i d 2009 and 2010
l i censes,
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or evi dence such exi st ed, such as:
• Busi ness l i cense.
• Vendor ’ s l i cense.
• Peddl er s l i cense.
• It i ner ant Vendor l i cense.
• Commer ci al / r ecr eat i onal f i shi ng l i cense.
• Occupat i onal l i cense.
• Sal es t ax l i cense.
• Ot her l i censes & per mi t s r el at ed t o i ncome sour ces.
• Cancel ed check f or l i cense or af f i davi t f r om i ssui ng gover nment body.


3. IPV Empl oyabi l i t y Document at i on
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: The IPV must pr ovi de bot h:

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To t he ext ent a st at e or muni ci pal i t y or ot her gover nment al agency agr ees t o pr ovi de t he Cl ai ms
Admi ni st r at or w i t h access t o any of f i ci al dat abase suf f i ci ent f or t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or t o conf i r m t he
cl ai mant possessed a val i d 2009 and 2010 l i cense, t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or need not r equi r e f r om t he
cl ai mant a copy of t he val i d l i cense. Rat her , t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or i s aut hor i zed t o accept f r om t he
cl ai mant t he l i cense number as suf f i ci ent t o sat i sf y t hi s subpar t , and t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or w i l l use t he
dat abase t o conf i r m cl ai mant ’ s l i cense i s val i d.
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a. A copy of a Soci al Secur i t y car d, gover nment i ssued i dent i f i cat i on,
t empor ar y w or ker vi sa, or gr een car d t hat w as val i d as of Apr i l 20, 2010
or ver i f i cat i on of exi st ence of at l east one such document f r om a publ i c
dat abase pr ovi di ng t he same i nf or mat i on as w oul d be pr ovi ded f r om
t he or i gi nal document ;

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b. Evi dence t hat t he IPV w as at l east 16 year s of age as of Apr i l 20, 2010.
Accept abl e evi dence i ncl udes a copy of a val i d dr i ver ’ s l i cense, a val i d
passpor t , or t he IPV’ s bi r t h cer t i f i cat e, ot her gover nment i ssued
i dent i f i cat i on i ndi cat i ng dat e of bi r t h, or ver i f i cat i on of exi st ence of at
l east one such document f r om a publ i c dat abase pr ovi di ng t he same
i nf or mat i on as w oul d be pr ovi ded f r om t he or i gi nal document .
4. IPV Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement : The IPV must submi t a Sw or n Wr i t t en
St at ement t hat set s f or t h al l of t he f ol l ow i ng:
a. Ver i f i cat i on t hat t he IPV does not have avai l abl e, and i s not abl e t o
pr ovi de, Tax Inf or mat i on Document s suf f i ci ent t o suppor t a cl ai m as a
busi ness under t he Busi ness Compensat i on Fr amew or k f or t he cl ai mant
Cover ed Sal es.
b. A descr i pt i on of t he Cover ed Sal es made by t he IPV, i ncl udi ng a
descr i pt i on of t he r el evant goods or ser vi ces sol d by t he IPV.
c. A st at ement t hat (i ) t he IPV possessed and has at t ached copi es of al l
r equi r ed l i censes as set f or t h i n sect i on IC.2., or (i i ) t he r eason no such
l i cense(s) w er e r equi r ed.
d. A st at ement t hat al l avai l abl e document at i on r egar di ng r evenue and
expenses r el at ed t o Cover ed Sal es dur i ng t he per i ods (i ) M ay t hr ough
December 2009 and (i i ) M ay t hr ough December 2010 t hat t he IPV
possesses or has access t o has been pr ovi ded i n suppor t of t he cl ai m.
e. The name, addr ess, t el ephone number and a br i ef descr i pt i on of at l east
one busi ness sat i sf yi ng t he Tour i sm def i ni t i on and l ocat ed on a par cel of
pr oper t y w i t h a boundar y w i t hi n 100 yar ds of any l ocat i on at w hi ch t he
IPV made or ar r anged f or Cover ed Sal es (“ Adj acent Busi ness” ), and a
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To t he ext ent t he st at e or f eder al gover nment agr ees t o pr ovi de t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or w i t h access t o any
of f i ci al dat abase suf f i ci ent f or t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or t o conf i r m t hat a cl ai mant possessed val i d
document at i on of t he t ype r equi r ed i n subpar t s 3(a) and 3(b). The Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or may not r equi r e
f r om t he cl ai mant a copy of t he r equest ed document . Rat her , t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or i s aut hor i zed t o
accept f r om t he cl ai mant t he r el evant gover nment i ssued number as suf f i ci ent t o sat i sf y t hi s subpar t 3, and
t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or shal l ut i l i ze t he dat abase t o conf i r m t he cl ai mant ’ s gover nment i ssued number ed i s
val i d.
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i n suppor t of t he cl ai m. If no such Adj acent Busi ness exi st s, t he IPV
shal l so st at e.
f . To t he ext ent t he IPV i s not abl e t o pr ovi de document s demonst r at i ng
t he r evenue associ at ed w i t h Cover ed Sal es, t he IPV shoul d est i mat e t he
Cover ed Sal es r evenues i n each of Zone A, B or C f or bot h M ay t hr ough
December 2009 and M ay t hr ough December 2010, and expl ai n t he basi s
f or t he est i mat es pr ovi ded (e.g., “ Sol d __ bags of peanut s at ___ per
uni t ” ). To t he ext ent document at i on exi st s i n suppor t of t he ear ned
i ncome est i mat e (or component s t her eof ), copi es of such
document at i on must be pr ovi ded.
g. To t he ext ent t he IPV i s not abl e t o pr ovi de document s demonst r at i ng
t he expenses associ at ed w i t h t he Cover ed Sal es, t he IPV shoul d pr ovi de
(i ) a descr i pt i on of any mat er i al s pur chased by t he IPV i n connect i on
w i t h maki ng t he Cover ed Sal es, i ncl udi ng t he name and addr ess of t he
pr ovi der of t he mat er i al s, and t he est i mat ed cost s of such mat er i al s i n
t ot al and/ or f or each good or ser vi ce sol d i n Cover ed Sal es, (i i ) an
est i mat e of any w ages pai d t o empl oyees or amount s pai d t o ot her
i ndi vi dual s w ho assi st ed i n maki ng t he Cover ed Sal es and an
i dent i f i cat i on of t he per i od t o w hi ch such payment s r el at e, and (i i i ) a
descr i pt i on and est i mat e of any ot her expenses i ncur r ed i n connect i on
w i t h t he Cover ed Sal es.
h. A descr i pt i on of any cash or i n-ki nd payment s made by t he IPV i n 2009,
2010 and/ or 2011 t o an Adj acent Busi ness i n consi der at i on of such
Adj acent Busi ness per mi t t i ng or f aci l i t at i ng IPV’ s Cover ed Sal es.
i . An expl anat i on suf f i ci ent t o per mi t t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or t o
det er mi ne t hat any r educt i on of IPV’ s net ear ni ngs f r om Cover ed Sal es
f r om M ay t hr ough December 2010 compar ed t o pr i or per i ods w as due
t o or r esul t i ng f r om t he DWH Spi l l .
5. Adj acent Busi ness Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement :
The IPV must pr ocur e and submi t a Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement f r om an ow ner or
empl oyee of an Adj acent Busi ness(es) (“ Adj acent Busi ness Af f i ant ” ), set t i ng
f or t h t he f ol l ow i ng:
a. The name, addr ess, t el ephone number of t he Adj acent Busi ness Af f i ant
and r el at i onshi p t o t he Adj acent Busi ness; and
b. The busi ness name, addr ess(es), t el ephone number (s), and w ebsi t e(s) of
t he Adj acent Busi ness, and a descr i pt i on of t he nat ur e of t he busi ness;
and
c. A descr i pt i on of any cash or ot her payment s made by t he IPV i n 2009,
2010 and/ or 2011 t o t he Adj acent Busi ness i n consi der at i on of such
Adj acent Busi ness per mi t t i ng or f aci l i t at i ng t he IPV’ s sal es; and
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d. A st at ement set t i ng f or t h t he dat es and ot her i nf or mat i on r egar di ng t he
IPV’ s Cover ed Sal es w i t nessed by t he Adj acent Busi ness Af f i ant – e.g.,
“ I obser ved IPV sel l i ng _____ [ TYPE OF GOODS OR SERVICES] at
[ LOCATION] dur i ng appr oxi mat el y [ DAYS OR WEEKS] dur i ng [ PRE-SPILL
PERIOD] and I obser ved t he IPV sel l i ng _____ [ TYPE OF GOODS OR
SERVICES at [ LOCATION] dur i ng appr oxi mat el y [ DAYS OR WEEKS] dur i ng
[ t he Compensat i on Per i od] .” If t he IPV made Cover ed Sal es i n mul t i pl e
l ocat i ons dur i ng t he pr e-DWH Spi l l per i od, and w i shes t o r el y upon al l of
t hose sal es, t he IPV shoul d submi t an Adj acent Busi ness Sw or n Wr i t t en
St at ement w i t h r espect t o each such l ocat i on; and
e. For an IPV al l egi ng l osses i n Zone C w ho does not submi t
document at i on est abl i shi ng a decl i ne of 5% or mor e i n net ear ni ngs
f r om Cover ed Sal es i n Zone C dur i ng t he Compensat i on Per i od,
compar ed t o t he same 3 or mor e consecut i ve mont h per i od i n 2009,
t hen t he Adj acent Busi ness Af f i ant must set f or t h t he f ol l ow i ng
addi t i onal i nf or mat i on:
i . A st at ement f r om t he Adj acent Busi ness Af f i ant t hat t he
Adj acent Busi ness exper i enced a decl i ne i n sal es t o non-l ocal
CONSUM ERS dur i ng t he same t hr ee or mor e consecut i ve
mont hs i n M ay t hr ough December 2010 compar ed t o t he same
t hr ee or mor e consecut i ve mont hs i n M ay t hr ough December
2009;
i i . A descr i pt i on of t he amount and t i me per i od of such decl i ne,
t he Adj acent Busi ness Af f i ant ’ s basi s f or such st at ement s; and
i i i . An expl anat i on of how t he decl i ne w as due t o or r esul t i ng f r om
t he DWH Spi l l .
D. Compensat i on Cal cul at i on
Consi st ent w i t h t he Causat i on pr ovi si ons of Sect i on B.1., t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or shal l
eval uat e t he suf f i ci ency and r el i abi l i t y of i nf or mat i on pr ovi ded by IPV and t he
suppor t i ng Adj acent Busi ness Af f i ant (s), i ncl udi ng t he sw or n cl ai m f or m, Sw or n Wr i t t en
st at ement s, i nt er vi ew s (i f any) and/ or any suppl ement al i nf or mat i on t he Cl ai ms
Admi ni st r at or may r equi r e, t o det er mi ne w het her (i ) t he IPV engaged i n Cover ed Sal es
t o non-l ocal CONSUM ERS and such non-l ocal Cover ed Sal es decl i ned i n t he
Compensat i on Per i od and/ or (i i ) t he IPV exper i enced any ot her decl i ne i n Cover ed Sal es
due t o or r esul t i ng f r om t he DWH Spi l l . Compensat i on may be aw ar ded w her e t he
Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or det er mi nes t hat causat i on has been est abl i shed based upon t he
above-descr i bed i nf or mat i on as w el l as suf f i ci ent document at i on f or t he Cl ai ms
Admi ni st r at or t o det er mi ne t hat t he Cover ed Sal es i dent i f i ed by t he cl ai mant occur r ed
dur i ng t he per i ods i ndi cat ed (“ Suf f i ci ent Document at i on” ). Exampl es of such Suf f i ci ent
Document at i on i ncl ude:
1. A summar y spr eadsheet w i t h accompanyi ng suppor t i ng schedul es r ef l ect i ng t he
t ot al r evenues and t ot al expenses associ at ed w i t h Cover ed Sal es; or
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2. Document s f r om per sons or ent i t i es unr el at ed t o t he cl ai mant t hat r ef l ect t he
t ot al r evenues and t ot al expenses associ at ed w i t h Cover ed Sal es.
The IPV Ear ni ngs f r om Cover ed Sal es shal l be cal cul at ed as t he di f f er ence bet w een a)
t he IPV’ s t ot al r evenues l ess cor r espondi ng t ot al expenses r el at ed t o Cover ed Sal es f or
any cl ai mant sel ect ed Compensat i on Per i od of t hr ee or mor e consecut i ve mont hs
bet w een M ay 1 and December 31, 2010, and b) t he same mont hs i n 2009.
The IPV’ s Lost Ear ni ngs shal l be cal cul at ed as t he IPV Ear ni ngs f r om Cover ed Sal es f or
t he Base Per i od mi nus t he IPV Ear ni ngs f r om Cover ed Sal es f or t he Compensat i on
Per i od.
The IPV’ s Compensat i on Amount shal l be equal t o t he l esser of t he IPV’ s Lost Ear ni ngs
or $12,000. An RTP of 1 shal l be appl i cabl e.
If t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or has r eason t o quest i on t he r el i abi l i t y of t he i nf or mat i on
pr ovi ded or i f t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or f eel s t hat t he i nf or mat i on suppl i ed i s i nsuf f i ci ent f or a
det er mi nat i on of t he IPV’ s l oss t o be made under t hi s Sect i on I, t hen t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or
may r equest an i nt er vi ew of t he IPV and/ or t he Adj acent Busi ness Af f i ant (s) consi st ent w i t h t he
Int er vi ew Pr ocedur es set f or t h i n t he Addendum Regar di ng Int er vi ew s of Cl ai mant s Al l egi ng
Indi vi dual Economi c Loss.
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The Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or shal l det er mi ne t he Fi nal Compensat i on Amount based on t he
i nf or mat i on pr ovi ded by t he IPV and t he suppor t i ng Adj acent Busi ness Af f i ant (s), i ncl udi ng t he
sw or n cl ai m f or m, af f i davi t s, i nt er vi ew s, any suppl ement al i nf or mat i on t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or
may r equi r e t he IPV t o pr ovi de t o suppor t t he cl ai m, and/ or any ot her i nf or mat i on t he Cl ai ms
Admi ni st r at or may det er mi ne t o be r el evant and r el i abl e. The Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or may r el y on
hi s cr edi bi l i t y and r el i abi l i t y det er mi nat i ons i n det er mi ni ng t he Fi nal Compensat i on amount , i f
any, t o be pr ovi ded t o t he IPV.
II. FESTIVAL VENDORS
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A. El i gi bi l i t y
A “ Cancel ed Fest i val ” i s a Fest i val t hat occur r ed at any t i me f r om M ay t hr ough
December 2009 and w as or i gi nal l y schedul ed t o occur at any t i me bet w een M ay
t hr ough December 2010, but w as cancel ed af t er Apr i l 20, 2010 as a r esul t of t he DWH
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Not hi ng i n t hi s Indi vi dual Economi c Loss Fr amew or k shal l i n any w ay l i mi t t he r ight and obl i gat i on of t he
Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or t o i nvest i gat e f ul l y al l suspi ci ons of f r audul ent conduct by or on behal f of any cl ai mant ,
i ncl udi ng but not l i mi t ed t o conduct i ng any i nt er vi ew s and obt ai ni ng any document s t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or
deems necessar y.
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For pur poses of t hi s document , IPVs and Fest i val Vendor s ar e consi der ed t o be separ at e cl ai mant s, but
not hi ng pr ecl udes a cl ai mant f r om maki ng a cl ai m bot h as a IPV and as a Fest i val Vendor .
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The Par t i es shal l seek a Cour t Or der aut hor i zi ng t hem t o obt ai n f r om r el evant st at e and l ocal aut hor i t i es
i nf or mat i on r egar di ng exampl es of Fest i val s t hat may be pr esent ed at t he Fai r ness Hear i ng.
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A “ Fest i val ” i ncl udes or gani zed st r eet f est i val s, t our nament s or maj or spor t i ng event s,
out door ar t exhi bi t i ons, car ni val s or ot her si mi l ar event s of t he t ype set f or t h i n
At t achment B hel d i n Zone A, B or C at any t i me dur i ng M ay t hr ough December 2009
and/ or M ay t hr ough December 2010.
“ Fest i val Sal es” ar e l egal sal es of i t ems def i ned as Cover ed Sal es made at r et ai l at
Fest i val s.
A “ Repl acement Fest i val ” i ncl udes any or gani zed st r eet f est i val , t our nament or maj or
spor t i ng event , out door ar t exhi bi t i on, car ni val or ot her si mi l ar event of t he t ype set
f or t h i n At t achment B, r egar dl ess of w her e t hat event w as hel d, i n w hi ch t he cl ai mant
par t i ci pat ed bet w een M ay and December 2010 i n l i eu of a Cancel ed Fest i val .
“ Repl acement Fest i val Sal es” ar e l egal sal es of i t ems def i ned as Cover ed Sal es made at
r et ai l at Repl acement Fest i val s.
A cl ai mant must be an el i gi bl e Fest i val Vendor t o qual i f y f or compensat i on pur suant t o
t hi s Sect i on II. A “ Fest i val Vendor ” (al so r ef er r ed t o her ei n as “ cl ai mant ” ) i s a Nat ur al
Per son cl ai mi ng economi c l oss f or a per i od i n M ay t hr ough December 2010 w ho
sat i sf i ed al l of t he f ol l ow i ng cr i t er i a bel ow :
1. Regul ar l y made Fest i val Sal es pr i or t o Apr i l 20, 2010; and
2. Hel d any and al l l i censes and/ or per mi t s r equi r ed by l aw ; and
3. Was not empl oyed by an empl oyer i n connect i on w i t h such sal es; and
4. Does not have Tax Inf or mat i on Document s suf f i ci ent t o suppor t a cl ai m under
t he Busi ness Compensat i on Fr amew or k; and
5. Cl ai ms a l oss of r evenue and ear ni ngs r el at ed t o a Fest i val i n w hi ch t he Fest i val
Vendor par t i ci pat ed or w oul d have par t i ci pat ed absent t he DWH Spi l l .
B. Causat i on
1. Causat i on shal l be pr esumed f or cl ai med l osses associ at ed w i t h Fest i val Sal es i n
Zones A and B.
2. If t he cl ai mant al l eges l ost el i gi bl e Fest i val Sal es i n Zone C, t he cl ai mant must
pr ovi de al l of t he f ol l ow i ng:
a. A Fest i val Vendor Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement t hat i ncl udes t he
i nf or mat i on r equi r ed i n Sect i on I(C)5(g); and
b. Cer t ai n r el evant document at i on speci f i ed her ei n; and
c. A Fest i val Coor di nat or Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement by a Fest i val
Coor di nat or of each Fest i val at w hi ch t he Fest i val Vendor pl anned t o,
or di d, make Fest i val Sal es. The t er ms Fest i val Coor di nat or Sw or n
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Wr i t t en St at ement and Fest i val Coor di nat or ar e def i ned i n Sect i ons
II(C)5 bel ow .
C. Document at i on Requi r ement s
A Fest i val Vendor under t hi s Sect i on must pr ovi de t he document s i ndi cat ed bel ow :
1. Recor ds Regar di ng Fest i val Sal es
a. Document s r egar di ng t he Fest i val Vendor ’ s Fest i val Sal es, f r om bot h
M ay t hr ough December 2009 and M ay t hr ough December 2010, and f or
any Repl acement Fest i val Sal es f r om M ay t hr ough December 2010.
The i nf or mat i on must be suf f i ci ent f or t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or t o
det er mi ne t hat t he Fest i val Vendor w as i n t he busi ness of r egul ar l y
maki ng Fest i val Sal es pr i or t o Apr i l 20, 2010, and i ncl udes al l
i nf or mat i on r egar di ng t he Fest i val Vendor ’ s r evenues and expenses
f r om Fest i val Sal es f r om M ay t hr ough December 2009 and M ay t hr ough
December 2010, and f or Repl acement Fest i val Sal es f r om M ay t hr ough
December 2010. Such document at i on coul d i ncl ude, but i s not l i mi t ed
t o, t he f ol l ow i ng:
i . Sal es l ogs, sal es t ax r ecei pt s, cash r ecei pt s r egi st er s, cr edi t car d
r egi st er s, bank st at ement s or ot her cont empor aneous r ecor ds;
and/ or
i i . Recei pt s f r om vendor s or ot her sour ces r el at ed t o pr oduct
cost s, mat er i al pur chases, and/ or equi pment pur chases r el at ed
t o t he Fest i val Sal es and Repl acement Fest i val Sal es; and/ or
i i i . Document s est abl i shi ng any w ages pai d t o empl oyees or
amount s pai d t o ot her i ndi vi dual s w ho assi st ed i n maki ng t he
Fest i val Sal es or Repl acement Fest i val Sal es, or any ot her
expenses i ncur r ed i n connect i on w i t h t he Fest i val Sal es or
Repl acement Fest i val Sal es.
b. Document s evi denci ng par t i ci pat i on i n any and al l Fest i val s dur i ng t he
per i od M ay t hr ough December 2009 and M ay t hr ough December 2010,
and al l Repl acement Fest i val s f r om M ay t hr ough December 2010,
i ncl udi ng but not l i mi t ed t o (i ) r ecor ds of payment made by Fest i val
Vendor t o par t i ci pat e i n each Fest i val or Repl acement Fest i val , i f
appl i cabl e, and (i i ) ent r y or r egi st r at i on f or ms, or ot her document s
show i ng al l boot h or st al l assi gnment s, i f appl i cabl e.
c. If appl i cabl e, document s evi denci ng Fest i val Vendor ’ s i nt ended
par t i ci pat i on i n a Cancel ed Fest i val , i ncl udi ng but not l i mi t ed t o (i )
r ecor ds of payment made by Fest i val Vendor t o par t i ci pat e i n each
Fest i val and r et ur ned due t o t he Cancel ed Fest i val bei ng cancel ed, and
(i i ) ent r y or r egi st r at i on f or ms, or ot her document s show i ng al l boot h or
st al l assi gnment s, and (i i i ) any document s not i f yi ng t he Fest i val Vendor
t hat t he Cancel ed Fest i val w as cancel ed. The Fest i val Vendor shal l al so
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i dent i f y any Repl acement Fest i val i n w hi ch t he Fest i val Vendor
par t i ci pat ed and t he cor r espondi ng Cancel ed Fest i val . If t he Fest i val
Vendor di d not par t i ci pat e i n any Repl acement Fest i val s, t he Fest i val
Vendor shoul d so st at e.
d. Document s i dent i f yi ng by name, addr ess and t el ephone number any
empl oyee i n connect i on w i t h t he Fest i val Sal es or Repl acement Fest i val
Sal es of cl ai mant dur i ng 2009 or 2010.
2. Li censi ng Document at i on
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: If a gover nment -i ssued l i cense/ per mi t w as r equi r ed
t o make any Fest i val Sal es or Repl acement Fest i val Sal es, Fest i val Vendor shal l
pr ovi de a copy of val i d 2009 and 2010 l i censes, such as:
• Busi ness l i cense.
• Vendor ’ s l i cense.
• Commer ci al / r ecr eat i onal f i shi ng l i cense.
• Occupat i onal l i cense.
• Peddl er ’ s l i cense.
• It i ner ant Vendor l i cense.
• Sal es t ax l i cense.
• Ot her l i censes & per mi t s r el at ed t o i ncome sour ces.

3. Fest i val Vendor ’ s Empl oyabi l i t y Document at i on
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: The Fest i val Vendor must
pr ovi de bot h:
a. A copy of a Soci al Secur i t y car d, gover nment i ssued i dent i f i cat i on or
car d, t empor ar y w or ker vi sa, or gr een car d t hat w as val i d as of Apr i l 20,
2010 or a ver i f i cat i on of exi st ence of at l east one such document f r om a
publ i c dat abase pr ovi di ng t he same i nf or mat i on as w oul d be pr ovi ded
f r om t he or i gi nal document ;

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To t he ext ent a st at e or muni ci pal i t y or ot her gover nment al agency agr ees t o pr ovi de t he Cl ai ms
Admi ni st r at or w i t h access t o any of f i ci al dat abase suf f i ci ent f or t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or t o conf i r m t he
cl ai mant possessed a val i d 2009 and 2010 l i cense, t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or need not r equi r e f r om t he
cl ai mant a copy of t he val i d l i cense. Rat her , t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or i s aut hor i zed t o accept f r om t he
cl ai mant t he l i cense number as suf f i ci ent t o sat i sf y t hi s subpar t , and t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or w i l l use t he
dat abase t o conf i r m cl ai mant ’ s l i cense i s val i d.
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To t he ext ent t he st at e or f eder al gover nment agr ees t o pr ovi de t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or w i t h access t o any
of f i ci al dat abase suf f i ci ent f or t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or t o conf i r m t hat a cl ai mant possessed val i d
document at i on of t he t ype r equi r ed i n subpar t s 3(a) and 3(b). The Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or may not r equi r e
f r om t he cl ai mant a copy of t he r equest ed document . Rat her , t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or i s aut hor i zed t o
accept f r om t he cl ai mant t he r el evant gover nment i ssued number as suf f i ci ent t o sat i sf y t hi s subpar t 3, and
t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or shal l ut i l i ze t he dat abase t o conf i r m t he cl ai mant ’ s gover nment i ssued number ed i s
val i d.
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b. Evi dence t hat t he Fest i val Vendor w as at l east 16 year s of age as of
Apr i l 20, 2010. Accept abl e evi dence i ncl udes a copy of a val i d dr i ver ’ s
l i cense, a val i d passpor t , or a copy of t he Fest i val Vendor ’ s bi r t h
cer t i f i cat e or ver i f i cat i on of exi st ence of at l east one such document
f r om a publ i c dat abase pr ovi di ng t he same i nf or mat i on as w oul d be
pr ovi ded f r om t he or i gi nal document .
4. Fest i val Vendor Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement : The Fest i val Vendor must submi t a
Fest i val Vendor Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement set t i ng f or t h al l of t he i t ems bel ow :
a. Ver i f i cat i on t hat t he Fest i val Vendor does not have avai l abl e, and i s not
abl e t o pr ovi de, Tax Inf or mat i on Document s suf f i ci ent t o suppor t a
cl ai m as a busi ness under t he Busi ness Compensat i on Fr amew or k.
b. A descr i pt i on of t he Fest i val Sal es and Repl acement Fest i val Sal es,
made by t he Fest i val Vendor , i ncl udi ng a descr i pt i on of t he r el evant
goods or ser vi ces sol d by t he Fest i val Vendor .
c. A st at ement t hat (i ) t he Fest i val Vendor possessed and has at t ached
copi es of al l r equi r ed l i censes and/ or per mi t s as set f or t h i n Sect i on
II(C)2, or (i i ) t hat no such l i cense(s) w er e r equi r ed.
d. A st at ement t hat al l avai l abl e r ecei pt s or r ecor ds of Fest i val Sal es
and/ or Repl acement Fest i val Sal es f r om (i ) M ay t hr ough December
2009 and (i i ) M ay t hr ough December 2010 t hat Fest i val Vendor
possesses or has access t o have been pr ovi ded i n suppor t of t he cl ai m.
e. A l i st of each Fest i val and Repl acement Fest i val i n w hi ch t he Fest i val
Vendor par t i ci pat ed as a vendor i n 2009 and 2010, and each Cancel ed
Fest i val . The Fest i val Vendor must al so pr ovi de t he f ol l ow i ng i n w r i t i ng,
as w el l as t he suppor t i ng document at i on i dent i f i ed above:
i . t he name, dat e(s) and l ocat i on(s) of each Fest i val , or
Repl acement Fest i val , and, f or Cancel ed Fest i val s, t he name
and or i gi nal l y pl anned dat e(s) and l ocat i on(s);
i i . t he name, addr ess, busi ness t el ephone number , and a br i ef
descr i pt i on of any sponsor or or gani zer of each Fest i val ,
Cancel ed Fest i val and Repl acement Fest i val ;
i i i . a descr i pt i on of al l f ees pai d i n connect i on w i t h par t i ci pat i on or
exhi bi t i on i n each Fest i val , Cancel ed Fest i val or Repl acement
Fest i val ; and
i v. f or each Fest i val or Repl acement Fest i val , a st at ement t hat
pr ovi des al l boot h or st al l assi gnment s, r ecor ds of payment
made by Fest i val Vendor t o par t i ci pat e i n each Fest i val or
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Repl acement Fest i val , and sal es t ax r ecei pt s obt ai ned by t he
Fest i val Vendor i n connect i on w i t h t hei r par t i ci pat i on.
f . To t he ext ent t he Fest i val Vendor i s unabl e t o pr ovi de document s
demonst r at i ng t he r evenue associ at ed w i t h Fest i val Sal es and/ or
Repl acement Fest i val Sal es, t he Fest i val Vendor shoul d est i mat e t he
r evenue f r om Fest i val Sal es f or bot h M ay t hr ough December 2009 and
M ay t hr ough December 2010 and f or Repl acement Fest i val Sal es f r om
M ay t hr ough December 2010, and expl ai n t he basi s f or t he est i mat es
pr ovi ded (e.g., “ Sol d __ bags of peanut s at ___ per uni t ” ). To t he ext ent
document at i on exi st s i n suppor t of t he ear ned i ncome est i mat e (or
component s t her eof ), pr ovi de copi es of such document at i on.
g. To t he ext ent t he Fest i val Vendor i s not abl e t o pr ovi de document s
demonst r at i ng al l expenses associ at ed w i t h t he Fest i val Sal es or
Repl acement Fest i val Sal es, t he Fest i val Vendor shoul d pr ovi de a
descr i pt i on of any mat er i al s pur chased by Fest i val Vendor i n connect i on
w i t h maki ng t he Fest i val Sal es or Repl acement Fest i val Sal es, i ncl udi ng
t he name and addr ess of t he pr ovi der of t he mat er i al s, t he act ual or
est i mat ed cost s of such mat er i al s i n t ot al and/ or f or each good or
ser vi ce i t em sol d.
h. An expl anat i on suf f i ci ent t o per mi t t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or t o
det er mi ne t hat any r educt i on of Fest i val Vendor Ear ni ngs f r om Fest i val
Sal es or Repl acement Fest i val Sal es i n M ay t hr ough December 2010
compar ed t o Fest i val Vendor Ear ni ngs f r om t he same Fest i val s (and any
Fest i val s cancel ed i n 2010 due t o t he DWH Spi l l ) w as due t o or r esul t i ng
f r om t he DWH Spi l l , w her e “ Fest i val Vendor Ear ni ngs” shal l be
cal cul at ed as t he Fest i val Vendor ’ s t ot al r evenues l ess t ot al expenses
associ at ed w i t h Fest i val Sal es.
5. Fest i val Coor di nat or Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement (s): A Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement
f r om an i ndi vi dual r epr esent i ng t he ent i t y or commi t t ee r esponsi bl e f or
or gani zi ng t he Fest i val (“ Fest i val Coor di nat or ” ) f or each Fest i val , Cancel ed
Fest i val or Repl acement Fest i val f or w hi ch l oss i s cl ai med set t i ng f or t h al l of t he
f ol l ow i ng:
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a. The name, addr ess, t el ephone number of t he Fest i val Coor di nat or
af f i ant .
b. The name, dat e and l ocat i on of each Fest i val or Repl acement Fest i val
f or w hi ch t he af f i ant ser ved as a Fest i val Coor di nat or and i n w hi ch t he
Fest i val Vendor appl i ed t o par t i ci pat e, and t he name, addr ess and

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If t he Fest i val Coor di nat or i s w i l l i ng t o pr ovi de at one t i me i nf or mat i on i dent i f i ed i n subpar t s 5(c), 5(d) and
5(e) f or al l Fest i val Vendor s at one t i me, t hen a si ngl e Fest i val Coor di nat or Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement shal l be
suf f i ci ent f or al l cl ai ms by Fest i val Vendor s. Al t er nat i vel y, t he Fest i val Coor di nat or may pr ef er t o pr ovi de
separ at e Fest i val Coor di nat or Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement s f or each Fest i val Vendor cont ai ni ng t he i nf or mat i on
r equi r ed i n subpar t s 5(c), 5(d) and 5(e), and t hi s shal l l i kew i se be accept abl e.
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busi ness t el ephone number of any sponsor or or gani zer of each such
Fest i val , Cancel ed Fest i val or Repl acement Fest i val .
c. Ident i f i cat i on of each Fest i val or Repl acement Fest i val i n w hi ch t he
Fest i val Vendor (i ) submi t t ed an appl i cat i on, and (i i ) pai d a deposi t or
f ee, and (i i i ) ei t her (a) par t i ci pat ed, or (b) di d not par t i ci pat e because i t
w as a Cancel ed Fest i val . If t he Fest i val Coor di nat or i s pr ovi di ng
i nf or mat i on r egar di ng a Cancel ed Fest i val t hat w as cancel ed af t er Apr i l
20, 2010, and t her ef or e (i ) no appl i cat i on w as submi t t ed by t he Fest i val
Vendor , and/ or (i i ) no deposi t or f ee w as pai d by t he Fest i val Vendor
f or t he Cancel ed Fest i val , t he Fest i val Coor di nat or need onl y pr ovi de
t he r equest ed i nf or mat i on r egar di ng t he Fest i val Vendor ’ s par t i ci pat i on
i n t he same Fest i val i n pr i or per i ods, as w el l as any i nf or mat i on
avai l abl e t o t he Fest i val Coor di nat or r egar di ng t he Fest i val Vendor ’ s
expect ed par t i ci pat i on i n t he Cancel ed Fest i val .
d. Copi es of any appl i cat i on, or r ecor d of deposi t or f ee or not i ce of
cancel l at i on i dent i f i ed i n (c) above.
e. Any appl i cabl e per mi t r equi r ed t o hol d any Fest i val or Repl acement
Fest i val , and, i f avai l abl e, any Cancel ed Fest i val , i n w hi ch t he Fest i val
Vendor appl i ed t o par t i ci pat e.
f . At t endance dat a (or an est i mat e) f or each Fest i val i n w hi ch t he Fest i val
Vendor par t i ci pat ed and, i f t he same Fest i val w as hel d i n a pr i or year ,
at t endance dat a (or an est i mat e) f or t he near est pr i or year or per i od
pr i or t o t he DWH Spi l l .
g. Onl y i f t he Fest i val i s l ocat ed i n Zone C, t he Fest i val Coor di nat or must
al so set f or t h t hat t he Fest i val w as a Cancel ed Fest i val or exper i enced a
decl i ne i n at t endance, compar ed t o ei t her t he pr i or year or pr oj ect ed
at t endance, due t o or r esul t i ng f r om t he DWH Spi l l . The Fest i val
Coor di nat or must i ncl ude (i ) a st at ement descr i bi ng t he r easons f or t he
cancel l at i on or t he amount of decl i ne, and t he af f i ant ’ s basi s f or such
st at ement s, and (i i ) a st at ement t hat t he Fest i val Coor di nat or af f i ant
bel i eves t hat t he cancel l at i on of a Cancel ed Fest i val , or t he decl i ne i n
at t endance at a Fest i val dur i ng t he per i od M ay 1 t hr ough December 31,
2010 w as due t o or r esul t i ng f r om t he DWH Spi l l .
6. Sponsor Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement : If no Fest i val Coor di nat or af f i ant i s
avai l abl e, submi t a Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement f r om anot her per son ot her t han a
r el at i ve w ho has per sonal know l edge of t he Fest i val Vendor ’ s par t i ci pat i on i n a
Fest i val or non-par t i ci pat i on i n a Cancel ed Fest i val (i ncl udi ng but not l i mi t ed t o
a cust omer , f el l ow Fest i val Vendor , or oper at or of a busi ness l ocat ed w i t hi n 100
f eet of t he Fest i val Vendor ’ s sal es l ocat i on at t he Fest i val ), pr ovi di ng det ai l s
r egar di ng t he Fest i val or Cancel ed Fest i val and t he Fest i val Vendor ’ s
r el at i onshi p t o such Sponsor t hat shal l set f or t h al l of t he f ol l ow i ng:
a. Name, addr ess, phone and e-mai l of t he Sponsor .
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b. Basi s f or t he per sonal know l edge.
c. Descr i pt i on of t he Fest i val or Cancel ed Fest i val .
d. Inf or mat i on r egar di ng t he Fest i val Vendor ’ s par t i ci pat i on i n t he Fest i val
(i ncl udi ng dat e(s), l ocat i on(s) and t he descr i pt i on of t he Fest i val Sal es, i f
appl i cabl e).
e. Inf or mat i on r egar di ng Cancel ed Fest i val i n w hi ch t he Fest i val Vendor
w as schedul ed and r egi st er ed t o par t i ci pat e (i ncl udi ng dat e(s),
l ocat i on(s) and t he descr i pt i on of t he Fest i val Sal es, i f appl i cabl e) but
di d not par t i ci pat e because i t w as a Cancel ed Fest i val , and how t he
cancel l at i on w as due t o or r esul t i ng f r om t he DWH Spi l l .
7. The Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or shal l eval uat e t he suf f i ci ency and r el i abi l i t y of
i nf or mat i on pr ovi ded by Fest i val Vendor and t he suppor t i ng Fest i val
Coor di nat or af f i ant (s), i ncl udi ng t he sw or n cl ai m f or m, t he Fest i val Vendor
Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement , t he Fest i val Coor di nat or Sw or n Wr i t t en
St at ement (s), t he Sponsor Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement (s) and/ or any
suppl ement al i nf or mat i on t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or may r equi r e, t o det er mi ne
w het her (i ) Fest i val Vendor engaged i n Fest i val Sal es and (i i ) such sal es decl i ned
i n t he per i od M ay t hr ough December 2010.
D. Compensat i on Cal cul at i on
Wher e t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or det er mi nes t hat causat i on has been est abl i shed based
upon (i ) t he Zone, or (i i ) t he Fest i val Vendor Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement and ei t her (a)
Fest i val Coor di nat or Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement (s) or (b) Sponsor Sw or n Wr i t t en
St at ement (s), as w el l as ot her document at i on, a Fest i val Vendor r el yi ng on t hi s Sect i on
II may r ecei ve compensat i on as f ol l ow s:
1. Fest i val Vendor s w i t h Document at i on Est abl i shi ng Loss of Ear ni ngs f r om
Fest i val s
a. St ep 1: Speci f y Fest i val s or Cancel ed Fest i val s f or w hi ch cl ai mant
i ncur r ed economi c l oss r el at ed t o t he DWH Spi l l .
The Fest i val Vendor w i l l be el i gi bl e f or compensat i on f or l osses
associ at ed w i t h each El i gi bl e Fest i val . An “ El i gi bl e Fest i val ” shal l be
def i ned as a Fest i val or Cancel ed Fest i val t hat sat i sf i es al l of t he
f ol l ow i ng cr i t er i a:
i . The Fest i val Vendor must demonst r at e l osses associ at ed w i t h
t he Fest i val .
i i . The Fest i val must have t aken pl ace (or f or a Cancel ed Fest i val ,
must have been or i gi nal l y schedul ed t o t ake pl ace) bet w een
M ay 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010.
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i i i . Cl ai mant must have par t i ci pat ed i n t he Fest i val i n 2010, or , f or
Cancel ed Fest i val s, t he cl ai mant must pr ovi de document s
est abl i shi ng t he cancel l at i on, and t hat t he cl ai mant par t i ci pat ed
i n same Fest i val i n 2009.
i v. Document at i on (i ncl udi ng Fest i val Coor di nat or Sw or n Wr i t t en
St at ement (s)) must be suf f i ci ent t o est abl i sh l oss.
b. St ep 2: Det er mi ne Fest i val Vendor Ear ni ngs i n M ay t hr ough December
2009 f r om El i gi bl e Fest i val s i dent i f i ed i n St ep 1.
c. St ep 3: Det er mi ne Fest i val Vendor Ear ni ngs f r om El i gi bl e Fest i val (s) or
Repl acement Fest i val (s) i n M ay t hr ough December 2010.
d. St ep 4: Cal cul at e Fest i val Vendor Lost Ear ni ngs
Fest i val Vendor Lost Ear ni ngs w i l l be cal cul at ed as t he di f f er ence
bet w een Fest i val Vendor Ear ni ngs f r om El i gi bl e Fest i val (s) f r om M ay
t hr ough December 2009 (det er mi ned i n St ep 2) l ess Fest i val Vendor
Ear ni ngs f r om El i gi bl e Fest i val (s) or Repl acement Fest i val (s) f r om M ay
t hr ough December 2010 (det er mi ned i n St ep 3).
Tot al Fest i val Vendor Lost Ear ni ngs may not exceed $12,000. An RTP of
an amount agr eed upon by t he ar t i es not t o exceed 1 shal l be
appl i cabl e.
2. Fest i val Vendor Wi t hout Suf f i ci ent Document at i on Of Ear ni ngs Fr om Fest i val
Sal es Who Rel i es On Fest i val Coor di nat or Sw or n St at ement s.
For a Fest i val Vendor w i t hout document at i on suf f i ci ent t o demonst r at e and
cal cul at e Fest i val Vendor Ear ni ngs f r om El i gi bl e Fest i val (s), and w ho r el i es on a
Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement (s) by a Fest i val Coor di nat or , such Fest i val Vendor
w i l l be compensat ed up t o $10,000, based upon t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or ’ s
assessment of t he cr edi bi l i t y and r el i abi l i t y of t he i nf or mat i on pr ovi ded by t he
Fest i val Vendor i n suppor t of t he cl ai m (i ncl udi ng f i nanci al per f or mance,
compl et eness and accur acy of document at i on, i nt er vi ew r esul t s, and any ot her
r el evant i nf or mat i on). No RTP shal l be appl i cabl e.
If t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or has r eason t o quest i on t he r el i abi l i t y of t he i nf or mat i on
pr ovi ded or i f t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or f eel s t hat t he i nf or mat i on suppl i ed i n i nsuf f i ci ent f or a
det er mi nat i on of t he Fest i val Vendor ’ s l oss under t hi s Sect i on II. Then t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or
may r equest an i nt er vi ew of t he Fest i val Vendor and/ or t he Fest i val Coor di nat or , consi st ent
w i t h t he Int er vi ew Pr ocedur es set f or t h i n t he Addendum Regar di ng Int er vi ew s of Cl ai mant s
Al l egi ng Economi c Loss.
The Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or shal l det er mi ne t he Fi nal Compensat i on Amount based on t he
i nf or mat i on pr ovi ded by t he Fest i val Vendor and t he suppor t i ng Fest i val Coor di nat or af f i ant (s),
i ncl udi ng t he sw or n cl ai m f or m, t he Fest i val Vendor Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement , t he Fest i val
Coor di nat or Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement (s), t he Sponsor Sw or n Wr i t t en St at ement (s), i nt er vi ew s
and/ or any suppl ement al i nf or mat i on t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or may r equi r e t he Fest i val
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Vendor t o pr ovi de t o suppor t t he cl ai m. The Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or may r el y on hi s cr edi bi l i t y
and r el i abi l i t y det er mi nat i ons i n det er mi ni ng t he Fi nal Compensat i on Amount , i f any, t o be
pr ovi ded t o t he Fest i val Vendor .

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At t achment A
COVERED SALES
1. Peanut s (boi l ed or r oast ed) or popcor n
2. Hot dogs
3. Ice Cr eam
4. Snow Cones
5. Tat t oos
6. Snakes
7. Beads
8. Fr esh f i sh or shel l f i sh
9. Jams, j el l i es and pr eser ves, and ot her canned f r ui t and veget abl es
10. Fr ui t
11. Smal l w ood car vi ngs such as w ood cl ocks, st at ues or w al l hangi ngs
12. Shel l j ew el r y
13. St r eet ar t i st s, car i cat ur i st s, or f acepai nt er s
14. St r eet per f or mer s, mi mes and magi ci ans
15. Sel l er s of cl ot hi ng speci f i cal l y pr omot i ng t he ci t y, beaches or ot her t our i sm act i vi t i es
(spor t s t eams, f i shi ng, et c.)
16. Hai r -w eavi ng and br ai di ng (not i ncl udi ng cut t i ng and hai r dr essi ng)
17. Shal l ow Wat er Di ver s i n por t i ons of t he Gul f cont ai ned i n t he Cl ass Def i ni t i on
18. Boat Repai r Di ver s i n por t i ons of t he Gul f cont ai ned i n t he Cl ass Def i ni t i on
19. Sw amp Boat and Ai r Boat Oper at or s i n por t i ons of t he Gul f cont ai ned i n t he Cl ass
Def i ni t i on
20. Par asai l , scuba and snor kel t eacher s/ oper at or s i n por t i ons of t he Gul f cont ai ned i n t he
Cl ass Def i ni t i on
Expr essl y excl uded f r om t hi s Fr amew or k ar e Deepw at er Di ver s and any i ndi vi dual s w or ki ng on an Oi l Ri g.
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At t achment B
INCLUDED IN FESTIVALS
1. St r eet f est i val s or f ai r s (excl udi ng nei ghbor hood bl ock par t i es or gar age sal es or f l ea
mar ket s)
2. Out door ar t exhi bi t i ons (same excl usi ons)
3. Fi shi ng t our nament s
4. Gol f t our nament s
5. Boat i ng t our nament s
6. Rodeos
7. 4-H compet i t i ons
8. M aj or col l ege or pr of essi onal spor t s event s (not i ncl udi ng r egul ar season games, l ocal
cl ub or K-12 school event s)
9. Car ni val s
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Addendum Regar di ng Int er vi ews Of Cl ai mant s Al l egi ng Indi vi dual Economi c Loss
And Ot her Indi vi dual s Pr ovi di ng Swor n St at ement s In Suppor t Of Such A Cl ai m
The Part ies agree t o t he f ollowing proposed Addendum, which applies where it is ref erenced in
t he Framework f or Individual Economic Loss Claims, subj ect t o t he underst anding t hat it is cont ingent on
t he concurrence of t he select ed Claims Administ rat or
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t hat t he t erms, condit ions and deadlines set f ort h
in t he addendum are realist ic and achievable.
If , af t er reviewi ng t he Cl aim For m, and ot her i nf ormat i on submi t t ed by or on behal f of t he cl aimant
(collect ively, t he “ Cl ai m Submi ssi on” ), t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or bel i eves t here is a r easonabl e basi s t o
quest i on t he credi bi l i t y and r el i abi l i t y of i nf ormat ion i n t he Cl ai m Submi ssi on, t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or
may i nt ervi ew t he cl aimant and/ or any ot her i ndi vi dual pr ovi di ng a swor n st at ement i n support of t he
claimant ’s cl aim, i n or der t o r esolve any such quest ion r egar di ng r el i abi l i t y. Such i nt er views may, at t he
Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or ’ s opt ion, be conduct ed in-per son, by t elephone or el ect roni cal l y (e.g., vi a Skype).
1. Deadline To Conduct Int erviews. The Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or shal l use t hei r best ef f or t s t o
conduct any int erview of a cl aimant , and/ or any ot her i ndi vi dual pr ovi di ng a sworn st at ement in
suppor t of t he claimant ’ s claim, wi t hi n 45 (f or t y-f i ve) days of t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st rat or’ s
acknowl edgment of a compl et e Cl ai m Submi ssi on, pr ovi ded t hat such 45-day l imi t cannot st ar t
t o r un unt i l af t er t he announced openi ng of t he Cl ass Act i on Set t l ement Faci l i t y.
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At t he
Claimant ’ s opt ion, t he int erview period can be ext ended furt her; any such ext ension r equest by
t he cl aimant and agreed-upon ext ension shal l be document ed by t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or . If
at any t ime t he Cl aims Facil i t y r eceives and/ or has pendi ng a number of cl aims wi t hi n Cat egory
IV of t he Indi vi dual Compensat i on Framewor k such t hat t he above deadl i ne cannot be met
despi t e t he Cl aims Admini st rat or’ s good f ai t h compl i ance wi t h al l of t he ot her provi sions of t hi s
Addendum , t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or wi l l prompt l y so advise Lead Cl ass Counsel and BP
Counsel so t hat t he par t i es can seek r esol ut ion of t he issue t hrough t he Cl aims Admi ni st r at ion
Panel .
2. Ti mi ng And Locat i on Of Int er vi ews. The Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or shal l use t hei r best ef f or t s t o
ar r ange t o conduct int er views at a t ime and locat ion convenient t o t he cl aimant and/ or ot her
i nt er vi ewee. The cl aimant may pr ovi de t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or wi t h reasonabl e advance
not i ce of conveni ent t imes and l ocat ions and t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or shal l seek i n good f ai t h
t o honor such schedul i ng and locat ion r equest s.
3. Int er vi ewi ng St af f . The Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or shal l use t hei r best ef f or t s t o r ecr ui t and t r ai n a
cl ai ms st af f t hat i s of diver se r aces, et hni ci t i es, and gender s mat chi ng t he communi t i es served
by t he Cl ai ms Faci l i t y and i t s of f i ces, and who have t he cult ur al background, t r aining and
l anguage ski l l s r equi r ed t o int er vi ew clai mant s or ot her i ndi vi dual s i n t hei r nat i ve l anguages,
i ncl udi ng but not l imi t ed t o Vi et namese, Khmer , and Nat ive Amer ican languages and cult ur es.
To t he ext ent cl aimant s, or ot her i ndivi dual s pr ovi di ng a swor n st at ement i n suppor t of clai ms,

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As expl ai ned i n Economi c and Pr oper t y Damages Set t l ement Agr eement §§ 3.3.3 and 3.3.6, t he Cl aims
Admi ni st r at or i s r esponsi bl e f or over seei ng t he Cl aims Admi ni st r at ion Vendor s who pr ocess cl aims.
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The Cl aims Admi ni st r at or wi l l det er mi ne t he openi ng dat e of t he Cl aims Faci l it y.
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and t hey or t hei r repr esent at i ves r equest t hat any int er view be conduct ed by an individual of
t he same et hni c backgr ound, t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or shal l endeavor i n good f ai t h t o comply
wi t h t hat r equest . If and t o t he ext ent t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or concl udes compl i ance wit h
t hi s pr ovi si on ar e causi ng signi f i cant del ay i n cl ai ms processi ng, t hey shal l br i ng t he i ssue t o t he
at t ent ion of Lead Cl ass Counsel and BP Counsel so t hat t he part i es can seek resol ut i on of t he
i ssue t hrough t he Cl aims Admi ni st r at ion Panel .
4. Li mi t at i ons on i nt ervi ews. To t he ext ent pr ovisions of t he Indi vi dual Compensat i on Fr amewor k
i mpose l imi t at ions on t he number of i nt er views t hat may be conduct ed of cl aimant s i n cert ai n
cat egor ies, or indivi duals suppor t ing t heir claims, f or pur poses of resolving quest ions of
r el i abi l i t y, t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or shal l compl y wi t h such l i mi t at i ons.
5. The Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or shal l mai nt ai n recor ds document i ng t hei r compl i ance wi t h t he
r equi r ement s of t hi s Addendum.
6. Not hi ng i n t hi s par agr aph or i n t he Indi vi dual Compensat i on Fr amewor k i s i nt ended, nor shal l i t
be const r ued, t o limi t in any way t he r i ght and obl i gat ion of t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st rat or and/ or
Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or t o i nvest i gat e f ul ly al l suspi cions of f raudulent conduct by or on behalf of
any cl aimant , including but not limi t ed t o conduct ing any int erviews and obt aining any
document s t he Cl ai ms Admi ni st r at or deems necessar y.
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Framework For Subsistence Claims
A. Eligibility
1. Only claimants who satisfy the “Subsistence Claimant” definition shall be
eligible for compensation pursuant to this Framework for Subsistence Claims.
2. “Subsistence Claimant” shall be defined as follows: (i) a Natural Person who
satisfies the Class Definition, (ii) who fishes or hunts to harvest, catch, barter,
consume or trade Gulf of Mexico natural resources (including Seafood and
Game
1
), in a traditional or customary manner, to sustain his or her basic personal
or family dietary, economic security, shelter, tool, or clothing needs
2
, and (iii)who
relied upon subsistence resources that were diminished or restricted in the
geographic region used by the claimant due to or resulting from the DWH Spill.
3. The Subsistence Claimant definition includes claimants who satisfy the
definitions of a Commercial Fisherman and Seafood Crew, provided such
claimants satisfy the other elements of the Subsistence Claimant definition and
provide the documentation listed below.
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4. The Subsistence Claimant definition does not include Recreational Fishermen
or Recreational Hunters. “Recreational Fishermen” shall be defined as
Natural Persons who fish for pleasure or sport. “Recreational Hunters” shall be
defined as Natural Persons who hunt for pleasure or sport. The Subsistence
Claimant definition does include claimants who hold a Recreational Fishing
license, provided such claimants satisfy the other elements of the Subsistence
Claimant definition and provide the documentation listed below.
B. Compensation
1. Identify the time period of loss of subsistence use consistent with the closure or
impairment of geographic areas relied upon by the Claimant between April 20,
2010 and December 31, 2011.
2. Identify the quantity of lost natural resources, including Seafood and Game. This
will include quantity of natural resources given to members of Claimant’s
extended family unit for their personal consumption or for the purposes of barter.
In making the determination, the Claims Administrator must evaluate any lost
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“Game” is defined as nutria, mink, otters, raccoons, muskrats, alligators, and other wetlands and coastal
wildlife.
2
This definition is derived from various statutory and regulatory sources (e.g., ANILCA, Coast Guard) revised to
reflect the socio-economic realities of the Gulf Coast ethnic, traditional, and customary subsistence
communities and individuals.
3
The definitions of Seafood, Commercial Fisherman and Seafood Crew from the Seafood Distribution Chain
Definitions document shall apply herein.
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earnings claim also submitted by the claimant for compensation under the
Seafood Program to ensure that any in-kind Seafood compensation received by
the claimant is appropriately allocated between the claimant’s lost earnings and
subsistence claims. For example, Seafood sold by the claimant, rather than used
for barter should be allocated toward lost earnings which shall be compensated
through the Seafood Program.
a. Quantity of lost natural resources will be determined based on information
provided by the claimant in intake forms and interviews with the Claims
Administrator.
b. Quantity of lost natural resources will be calculated in, or converted to,
measures of consumable retail product by the Claims Administrator.
c. Quantities of lost natural resources shall not exceed reasonable
consumption rates as determined by the Claims Administrator.
3. Calculate the Total Value of Loss of Subsistence Use of Natural Resources by
multiplying the quantity in pounds by average post-spill retail price or, if
unavailable, an estimated retail price based on a reasonable proxy. Average post-
spill retail prices, and any proxies there for, will be determined the Parties based
on, where available, data on retail prices for Gulf of Mexico natural resources,
and be subject to approval by the Claims Administration Panel. The Parties shall
provide a chart of the approved, mutually agreed-upon prices to the Claims
Administrator for use in calculation of Subsistence claims.
4. Claimant will receive a Risk Transfer Premium (“RTP”) of 2.25, in order to
compensate for factors including value of Subsistence use, including damage to
subsistence family and community customs and culture.
5. Claimant’s compensation pursuant to this Framework For Subsistence Claims
shall be equal to the sum of (i) the Claimant’s Total Value of Lost Natural
Resources calculated in B(3) plus (ii) the Claimant’s Total Value of Lost
Natural Resources multiplied by 2.25.
C. Documentation Requirements
The Claimant must provide sufficient information for the Claims Administrator to
determine (1) that the claimant satisfies the Subsistence Claimant definition and, (2) the
quantity of Gulf of Mexico natural resources from within the Class Definition
geographic area lost by the Subsistence Claimant during the time period April 20, 2010
to December 31, 2011. The required documents shall include:
1. The Gulf of Mexico location(s) within the Class Definition geographic area
where claimant fished or hunted or utilized Gulf of Mexico natural resources
immediately prior to the oil spill.
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a. Type of documentation: (1) Identification on map and narrative
description on claims form; (2) narrative description on claims form of
equipment used to fish or hunt; and (3) affidavit verifying location of
claimant’s fishing or hunting grounds.
2. The location where the claimant fished or hunted or utilized Gulf of Mexico
natural resources between April 20, 2010 and December 31, 2011.
a. Type of documentation: Information provided by claimant on claims
form.
3. Length of time that fishing or hunting areas were closed or impaired as a result of
the spill.
a. Type of documentation: Information provided by claimant on claims
form, to be confirmed by claims facility by reference to closure maps and
other relevant reports.
4. Prior to spill, claimant relied upon the fishing or hunting area at issue for
subsistence purposes as defined above.
a. Type of documentation: (1) Claimant to specify on claims form number
of people in the extended family unit who rely on natural resources caught
by the Subsistence Claimant, the specific species and amounts of natural
resources relied upon, the percentage of subsistence source that natural
resources from closed or impaired areas provided prior to the spill, and (2)
a supporting affidavit.
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Following an interview with the claimant,
members of the claims administration staff may, at their discretion, require
an additional affidavit from a third party or other appropriate supporting
information.
5. Copy of state and/or federal commercial or recreational fishing and/or hunting
license. Deckhands or others that are not required to possess a fishing license are
excused from this requirement.
D. Court-Appointed Distribution Agents Audit Process
BP, the PSC and the Claims Administrator shall jointly propose a Court-Appointed
Distribution Agent (“CADA”). Upon approval, the CADA shall work under the direction
and supervision of the Claims Administrator. The CADA shall establish a dedicated
team to assist Subsistence claimants in completing the claim form and collecting
supporting documentation, and will also confirm the eligibility status of the claimants.
The CADA will conduct subsistence interviews with claimants and apply the
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The Parties shall collaborate on a form affidavit for Subsistance Claimants, which shall be subject to approval by
the Claims Administrator Panel.
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compensation formula. The CADA team shall establish a physical presence and a
reasonable operating schedule to allow claimants to be interviewed in their geographical
area including at Landing Dock locations.
E. Field Visits
There is no pre-set cap on payment amounts for Subsistence claims. However, the
CADA will not pay Subsistence claims with a base amount greater than $10,000 per
extended family unit without conducting a field visit and investigation as to the accuracy
of the claim prior to the payment.
F. RTP
An RTP of 2.25 shall be applied to the base compensation amount.
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SEAFOOD COMPENSATION PROGRAM
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
GENERAL FRAMEWORK AND OVERVIEW OF SEAFOOD COMPENSATION
PROGRAM DISTRIBUTION
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SHRIMP COMPENSATION PLAN 4
I. Expedited Compensation Method 8
II. Reduced Expedited Method 13
III. New Entrant Compensation Method 15
IV. Historical Revenue Method 18
V. Vessel Lease Compensation Allocation 24
OYSTER COMPENSATION PLAN 25
1. Oyster Leaseholder Interest Compensation 28
2. Oyster Leaseholder Lost Income Compensation 29
3. Oyster Harvester Lost Income Compensation 30
4. Vessel Lease Compensation Allocation 40
FINFISH COMPENSATION PLAN 41
I. Historical Revenue Method 44
II. Compensation for IFQ Quota Holders 49
III. Vessel Lease Compensation Allocation 50
BLUE CRAB/OTHER SEAFOOD COMPENSATION PLAN 52
I. Historical Revenue Method 55
II. Vessel Lease Compensation Allocation 63
SEAFOOD CREW COMPENSATION PLAN 65
I. Category I Crew Compensation 68
II. Category II Crew Compensation 70
III. Category III Crew Compensation 78
SEAFOOD SPILL-PAYMENT REDUCTION PROCEDURES 85
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SEAFOOD COMPENSATION PROGRAM
OVERVIEW
The Seafood Compensation Program shall cover and compensate Commercial Fishermen,
Seafood Boat Captains, all other Seafood Crew, Oyster Leaseholders, and Seafood Vessel
Owners for economic loss claims relating to Seafood.
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All economic loss claims by Commercial
Fishermen, Seafood Boat Captains, all other Seafood Crew, Oyster Leaseholders, and Seafood
Vessel Owners relating to Seafood will be part of and must be brought under the Seafood
Compensation Program.
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The Seafood Compensation Program is divided into the following compensation categories and
claim types:
TABLE 1
CATEGORY COMPENSABLE CLAIMS
Shrimp • Vessel Owner/Commercial Fisherman
Vessel Lessee claims
• Boat Captain claims
Oyster • Leaseholder Interest claims
• Leaseholder Lost Income claims
• Vessel Owner/Oyster Harvester Vessel
Lessee claims
• Boat Captain claims
Finfish • Vessel Owner/Commercial Fisherman
Vessel Lessee claims
• Boat Captain claims
• Individual Fishing Quota holder claims
Blue Crab/Other Seafood • Vessel Owner/Commercial Fisherman
Vessel Lessee claims (including crab
trap damage)
• Boat Captain claims
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The terms Commercial Fisherman, Seafood Boat Captains, Seafood Crew, Oyster Leaseholders and Seafood
Vessel Owners as defined in the “Seafood Distribution Chain Definitions” (Exhibit 3 to the Deepwater Horizon
Economic and Property Damages Settlement Agreement) shall apply in this Seafood Compensation Program.
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To the extent terms herein are defined in the Deepwater Horizon Economic And Property Damages Settlement
Agreement, those definitions shall apply in the Seafood Compensation Program. Nevertheless, any term
specifically defined within the Seafood Compensation Program, shall be interpreted as set forth in this Seafood
Compensation Program, notwithstanding any contrary definition in the Deepwater Horizon Economic And
Property Damages Settlement Agreement.
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CATEGORY COMPENSABLE CLAIMS
Seafood Crew (excluding Boat Captains) for
all Seafood industries
• Crew claimants with standard
documentation
• Crew claimants with documentation
supplied by employer
• Crew claimants with documentation
supplied by non-employers
For each category and compensable claim type, a Claimant will have to establish that the
Claimant is a Class Member and meets the separate eligibility requirements defined below. In
addition, Claimants are subject to the requirements of the Deepwater Horizon Economic And
Property Damages Settlement Agreement and any applicable Court order, except as otherwise
modified or provided by the Seafood Compensation Program.
Claimants are able to file a single Seafood Compensation Program Sworn Claim Form seeking
compensation for multiple compensable claims. A Claimant filing a claim under the different
plan in the Seafood Compensation Program, may be required to use different historical
information for the Benchmark Period and must review the definition of Benchmark Period in
each plan. For example, the Claimant may use a different Benchmark Period for the Claimant’s
claim under the Shrimp Compensation Plan and the Claimant’s claim under the Oyster
Compensation Plan. The following provides a non-exhaustive list of examples in which a single
claimant might be eligible to receive compensation for multiple compensable claims:
• A shrimp Vessel Owner/Commercial Fisherman Vessel Lessee who is also a shrimp Boat
Captain may be eligible to receive compensation both as a shrimp Vessel
Owner/Commercial Fisherman Vessel Lessee and shrimp Boat Captain.
• An oyster leaseholder may be eligible to receive compensation for both Leaseholder
Interest and Leaseholder Lost Income claims. If the oyster leaseholder claimant is also a
Vessel Owner/Commercial Fisherman Vessel Lessee and a Boat Captain, that claimant
may be eligible to receive compensation as both an oyster Vessel Owner/Commercial
Fisherman Vessel Lessee and an oyster Boat Captain.
• A claimant who is a Boat Captain for vessel(s) in both the blue crab industry and shrimp
industry may be eligible to receive compensation under applicable blue crab and shrimp
categories.
Claimants filing multiple claims under the Seafood Compensation Program are required to
submit all claims at the same time on a single Seafood Compensation Program Sworn Claim
Form. The single Seafood Compensation Program Sworn Claim Form may be submitted at any
time after entry of the Preliminary Approval Order, but no later than thirty (30) days from the
date of entry of the Final Order and Judgment of the District Court ruling upon final approval of
the Settlement (Bar Date). Claims will be processed and paid as expeditiously as possible by
the Claims Administrator.
It is expressly acknowledged that the fact that a Claimant has made a claim and/or received
compensation under the Seafood Compensation Program, does not preclude that claimant from
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making an independent claim and/or receiving compensation under the Deepwater Horizon
Economic And Property Damages Settlement Agreement.
Compensation received by an eligible Claimant under the Seafood Compensation Program will
be reduced by the amount of prior Seafood Spill-Related Payments as described in the Seafood
Spill Related Payment Reduction Procedures in this document.
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No other reductions to the
compensation amount under the Seafood Compensation Program will be taken, including
compensation received for work in the VoO Program or compensation for VoO Damages under
the Settlement.
Compensation under the Seafood Compensation Program provides compensation for economic
loss claims of Commercial Fishermen, Seafood Crew, Oyster Leaseholders, Seafood Vessel
Owners, and Individual Fishing Quota holders including all lost in-kind payments of Seafood
and all lost sales of Seafood, including undocumented sales. To the extent Commercial
Fishermen, Seafood Crew, Vessel Owners and Seafood Boat Captains engage in subsistence
activities unrelated to their commercial fishing for Seafood activities and have valid subsistence
loss claims other than the losses compensated in the Seafood Compensation Program, such
claims do not fall within the scope of this Seafood Compensation Program and recovery, if any,
would be under the Subsistence Claim Framework.
General Framework and Overview of Seafood Compensation Program Distribution
The Seafood Compensation Program is estimated to result in prompt claims payments totaling
more than $1.9 billion representing approximately 83% of the $2.3 billion Seafood
Compensation Program Amount. After applying the terms of the Deepwater Horizon Economic
And Property Damages Settlement Agreement (including determining the Seafood
Compensation Program Amount) and paying the eligible Seafood Compensation Program
claims, the Claims Administrator shall determine the amount of funds, if any, constituting the
remaining Seafood Compensation Program Amount. In the event there are Seafood
Compensation Program Amount funds remaining, such funds will be distributed to claimants that
received compensation from the Seafood Compensation Program. The balance will be
distributed to each Claimant in proportion to the Claimant’s gross compensation expressed as a
share of the gross compensation paid by the Claims Administrator to all claimants under the
Seafood Compensation Program.
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Gross compensation reflects compensation paid by the Claims
Administrator prior to deduction for Seafood Spill-Related Payments.
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Seafood Spill-Related Payments are defined as compensation paid to a claimant through the OPA Process, by
BP, the GCCF, or through the Transition Facility for economic loss claims relating to Seafood.
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All claimants who receive compensation under the Seafood Compensation Program are entitled to a share of the
distribution of the balance whether or not their individual claims have been characterized as “lump sum” or a
similar term, and whether or not they are members of Categories II and III of the Seafood Crew Compensation
Plan (each of which provides for an Aggregate Compensation Amount, which shall not apply as a limitation to a
Claimant’s entitlement to a share of the balance to be distributed).
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SHRIMP COMPENSATION PLAN
Generally Applicable Provisions of the Shrimp Compensation Plan:
1. Eligible Claimants shall be comprised of Class Members (i) who do not fall within the
exclusions to the Economic Loss and Property Class Definition, (ii) who are Vessel
Owners, Commercial Fishermen who lease Seafood Vessels (Commercial Fisherman
Vessel Lessee), and/or Seafood Boat Captains that derive earnings from commercial
shrimping and (iii) who meet the additional criteria listed in this Shrimp Compensation
Plan.
2. It is understood that in some instances, the Vessel Owner is also the Commercial
Fisherman; however, it may be the case that the Vessel Owner leased the vessel to a
Commercial Fisherman. In those instances where the vessel was leased during the time
period of April 20, 2010 to December 31, 2010, the Vessel Owner and Commercial
Fisherman Vessel Lessee must file the vessel claim jointly in order to receive
compensation prior to the Bar Date, and they shall share any Vessel Owner/Commercial
Fisherman Vessel Lessee compensation provided for in this Shrimp Compensation Plan.
If at the time of the Bar Date either the Vessel Owner or the Commercial Fisherman
Vessel Lessee has not filed a claim, the one that has filed the claim shall receive the full
Vessel Owner/Commercial Fisherman Vessel Lessee compensation for the vessel. The
allocation of compensation between Vessel Owner and Commercial Fisherman Vessel
Lessee shall be determined as provided in Section V. If the vessel was not leased to a
Commercial Fisherman Vessel Lessee during the time period of April 20, 2010 to
December 31, 2010, the Vessel Owner is entitled to the full Vessel Owner/Commercial
Fisherman Vessel Lessee compensation for the vessel.
3. It is understood that in some instances, the Vessel Owner and/or the Commercial
Fisherman Vessel Lessee is also the Boat Captain. In those instances where the Vessel
Owner and/or the Commercial Fisherman Vessel Lessee were also the Boat Captain, they
shall be eligible to receive the Boat Captain compensation portion for the vessel under the
Shrimp Compensation Plan as set forth below. If the Vessel Owner and/or Commercial
Fisherman Vessel Lessee employed a Boat Captain on the vessel and did not serve as a
Boat Captain on that vessel, the hired Boat Captain is eligible for the Boat Captain
compensation, not the Vessel Owner or Commercial Fisherman Vessel Lessee.
4. To establish eligibility to participate in the Shrimp Compensation Plan, a Vessel Owner
Claimant must provide for each vessel(s) for which the Claimant is seeking
compensation:
A. Proof of ownership of the vessel during the time period of April 20, 2010 to
December 31, 2010.
B. Proof that as of April 20, 2010 there was a government license (even if it had
expired before that date) that authorized that vessel to commercially fish for
shrimp in the Specified Gulf Waters for the 2009 season or the 2010 season.
However, a Vessel Owner who did not have such a license for the vessel can
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participate in the Shrimp Compensation Plan for that vessel if the Claimant can
establish the criteria for the New Entrant Compensation Method as described in
Section III below.
C. The vessel name and any applicable federal and/or state vessel registration
numbers.
D. Proof that either:
1. the vessel was home ported in the Gulf Coast Areas at any time from
April 20, 2010 to April 16, 2012; or,
2. the vessel landed shrimp in the Gulf Coast Areas at any time from
April 20, 2009 to April 16, 2012.
E. A sworn statement attesting as to whether or not the vessel was leased during the
time period April 20, 2010 to December 31, 2010. If the vessel was leased during
this time period, the Vessel Owner must provide a copy of the lease agreement.
F. A sworn statement attesting as to whether or not the Vessel Owner was the Boat
Captain for that vessel during January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2009. If the
Vessel Owner was not the sole Boat Captain for that vessel for some portion of
January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2009, to the extent possible, the Claimant
shall identify all other Boat Captains employed on the vessel and the time periods
for which the Boat Captains were employed.
5. To establish eligibility to participate in the Shrimp Compensation Plan, a Commercial
Fisherman Vessel Lessee must provide for each vessel for which the claimant seeks
compensation:
A. Proof that during the period of April 20, 2010 through December 30, 2010 the
Claimant leased the vessel to be used for commercial shrimping.
B. Proof that as of April 20, 2010 there was a government license (even if it had
expired before that date) that authorized that vessel to commercially fish for
shrimp in the Specified Gulf Waters for the 2009 season or the 2010 season.
However, a Commercial Fisherman Vessel Lessee who did not have such a
license for the vessel can participate in the Shrimp Compensation Plan for that
vessel if the Claimant can establish the criteria for the New Entrant Compensation
Method as described in Section III below.
C. The vessel name and any applicable federal and/or state vessel registration
identification numbers.
D. Proof that either:
1. the vessel was home ported in the Gulf Coast Areas at any time from
April 20, 2010 to April 16, 2012; or,
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2. the vessel landed shrimp in the Gulf Coast Areas at any time from
April 20, 2009 to April 16, 2012.
E. A sworn statement, attesting that the Commercial Fisherman Vessel Lessee leased
the vessel during the time period of April 20, 2010 to December 31, 2010. The
Commercial Fisherman Vessel Lessee must also provide a copy of the lease
agreement for the vessel.
F. A sworn statement attesting as to whether or not the Commercial Fisherman
Vessel Lessee was the Boat Captain for that vessel during January 1, 2007
through December 31, 2009. If the Commercial Fisherman Vessel Lessee was not
the sole Boat Captain for that vessel for some portion of January 1, 2007 through
December 31, 2009, to the extent possible, the Claimant shall identify all other
Boat Captains employed on the vessel and the time periods for which the Boat
Captains were employed.
6. To establish eligibility to participate in the Shrimp Compensation Plan a Boat Captain
must provide:
A. Proof that as of April 20, 2010 the Boat Captain held a governmental license
(even if it had expired before that date) authorizing the Claimant to operate as a
Boat Captain and/or to commercially fish for shrimp in the Specified Gulf Waters
for the 2009 season or the 2010 season.
B. Proof that either the Boat Captain worked:
1. on one or more commercial shrimping vessels home ported in the Gulf
Coast Areas at any time from April 20, 2010 to April 16, 2012; or,
2. on one or more commercial shrimping vessels that landed shrimp in the
Gulf Coast Areas at any time from April 20, 2009 to April 16, 2012.
7. A Vessel Owner/Commercial Fisherman Vessel Lessee who does not have either a 2009
or 2010 fishing license or proof of shrimp landings in 2009, 2010 or 2011 can participate
in the Shrimp Compensation Program if that Vessel Owner can establish the criteria for
the New Entrant Compensation Method as defined in Section III below. Additionally, a
Boat Captain who had not previously worked as a Boat Captain for a commercial
shrimping vessel in the Gulf Coast Areas and who prior to April 20, 2010 had a written
job offer for employment as a Boat Captain on a vessel home ported in the Gulf Coast
Areas for the 2010 shrimping season may be able to establish the criteria for the New
Entrant Compensation Method as defined in Section III below.
8. A Sworn Statement attesting whether or not the Claimant received any Seafood Spill-
Related Payments. If the Claimant received Seafood Spill-Related Payments, the
Claimant shall provide documents
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sufficient to establish the timing, amount and source
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When documents are requested in the Seafood Compensation Program, Claimant may provide either legible
copies or originals of the documents.
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of Seafood Spill-Related Payments, including documents providing the claimant’s
BP/GCCF/Transition Facility Claim Number, if applicable, and any corresponding
payments.
Shrimp Compensation Plan Definitions:
Benchmark Period
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is selected by the Claimant and can be (i) 2009, (ii) 2008 and 2009, or (iii)
2007, 2008 and 2009. If the Claimant elects to use years 2008 and 2009 or 2007, 2008, and
2009, the annual revenue amounts shall be averaged.
A Vessel Owner or Commercial Fisherman Vessel Lessee must submit separate Vessel
Owner/Commercial Fisherman Vessel Lessee claims for each vessel they owned or leased and
may select different Benchmark Periods for different vessels.
A Boat Captain’s claim reflects the Claimant’s activities on all vessels, and the Boat Captain
must select a single Benchmark Period for the Claimant’s claim.
A Vessel Owner or Commercial Fisherman Vessel Lessee who also submits a Boat Captain
claim may select different Benchmark Periods for the Claimant’s Vessel Owner/Commercial
Fisherman Vessel Lessee claim and the Claimant’s Boat Captain claim.
Compensation Plan Methods:
There are four methods for a Vessel Owner/Commercial Fisherman Vessel Lessee and/or Boat
Captain to be compensated under the Shrimp Compensation Plan. The options are:
• Expedited Compensation Method
• Reduced Expedited Compensation Method
• New Entrant Compensation Method
• Historical Revenue Method
A Vessel Owner or Commercial Fisherman Vessel Lessee may select different Compensation
Plan Methods for different vessels. There is no qualifying revenue level required for the
Historical Revenue Method. The qualifying vessel revenue for the Expedited Compensation
Method and Reduced Expedited Compensation Method is summarized in the second column of
Table 2 and the compensation amount is summarized in the third column. The eligibility,
documentation and details of each method are described more fully in Sections I and II below.
A Boat Captain must select a single Compensation Method for his claim. There is no qualifying
revenue for the Historical Revenue Method. The qualifying vessel revenue for the Expedited
Compensation Method and Reduced Expedited Compensation Method must be made based on
revenue for a single vessel size and type category (but not necessarily for a single vessel). The
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For the Seafood Compensation Program, the Benchmark Period is defined independently for each Seafood
Compensation Program Plan and is set forth within the specific Plan. Definitions of Benchmark Period in any
other frameworks in the Deepwater Horizon Economic And Property Damages Settlement Agreement do not
apply in the Seafood Compensation Program.
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qualifying revenue for the Expedited Compensation Method and Reduced Expedited
Compensation Method is summarized in the second column of Table 2 and the compensation
amount is summarized in the third and fourth columns. The eligibility, documentation and
details of each method are described more fully in Sections I and II below.
TABLE 2
Qualifying Vessel Revenue and Compensation for Expedited
and Reduced Expedited Methods
Vessel Size
Qualifying
Vessel
Revenue
Vessel
Owner/Commercial
Fisherman Vessel
Lessee
Compensation
Boat Captain
Compensation
Expedited Method:
< 30 feet $32,500 $104,063 $92,813
30 - 44 feet $40,000 $135,281 $107,250
45 - 74 feet (Ice) $90,000 $270,563 $160,875
45 - 74 feet (Freezer) $275,000 $478,688 $284,625
75+ feet (Ice) $225,000 $416,250 $206,250
75+ feet (Freezer) $400,000 $582,750 $288,750
Reduced Expedited Method:
< 30 feet N/A N/A N/A
30 - 44 feet $25,000 $62,438 $49,500
45 - 74 feet (Ice) $50,000 $145,688 $86,625
45 - 74 feet (Freezer) $200,000 $333,000 $198,000
75+ feet (Ice) $150,000 $291,375 $144,375
75+ feet (Freezer) $290,000 $457,875 $226,875

I. Expedited Compensation Method
A. Eligibility Requirements
1. Vessel Owner/Commercial Fisherman Vessel Lessee
In order to qualify for compensation under the Expedited Compensation Method, the Vessel
Owner/Commercial Fisherman Vessel Lessee must provide for each vessel:
a. A copy of the 2009 or 2010 governmental issued vessel
registration for each of Claimant’s vessel(s) establishing the home
port of the vessel was within the states of Louisiana, Mississippi
and Alabama or a Florida registered vessel with its home port in
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the counties of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes,
Washington, Bay, Jackson, Calhoun, Gulf, Liberty, Franklin,
Gadsden, Leon, Wakulla in the State of Florida; and,
b. Proof of revenue from commercial shrimping equal to or greater
than the Qualifying Revenue in Table 3 based on vessel size and
type for the Benchmark Period.
2. Boat Captains
In order to qualify for compensation under the Expedited Compensation Method, the Boat
Captain must provide for each vessel:
a. Proof that during the Benchmark Period:
i. the Claimant was a Boat Captain on a commercial
shrimping vessel with the home port of the vessel that was
within the states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama or
a Florida registered vessel with its home port in the
counties of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton,
Holmes, Washington, Bay, Jackson, Calhoun, Gulf,
Liberty, Franklin, Gadsden, Leon, Wakulla in the State of
Florida; and,
ii. the vessel had revenue from commercial shrimping equal to
or greater than the Qualifying Revenue in Table 3 based on
vessel size and type for the Benchmark Period. A Boat
Captain may combine vessel revenue from multiple vessels
of the same size and type for the Benchmark Period; and,
iii. the Claimant was the Boat Captain of the vessel during the
time period for which the vessel generated the revenue on
which the Claimant relies to establish the Qualifying
Revenue for the Benchmark Period reported in Table 3.
TABLE 3
VESSEL SIZE QUALIFYING VESSEL REVENUE
<30 feet $32,500
30-44 feet $40,000
45-74 feet Ice $90,000
45-74 feet Freezer $275,000
75+ feet Ice $225,000
75+ feet Freezer $400,000
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B. Documentation Required
1. Vessel Owners/Commercial Fisherman Vessel Lessees
Vessel Owners/Commercial Fisherman Vessel Lessees seeking compensation under the
Expedited Compensation Method must provide documents sufficient to prove eligibility pursuant
to the applicable paragraphs of the “Generally Applicable Provisions of the Shrimp
Compensation Plan” and the requirements in Section I.A.1, and to determine compensation
pursuant to Section I.C below, including the following:
a. Trip Tickets or their equivalents such as dealer forms, which show
the volume of shrimp harvested and the sales price as shown on the
trip tickets or their equivalents for the Benchmark Period. The total
volume multiplied by the price will be the applicable gross
revenue.
– OR –
b. Federal or state tax and financial information as follows:
i. If Claimant is an entity, federal or state tax returns and
sufficient documentation to identify those components of
gross revenue derived from commercial shrimp harvesting
by v