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Evaluation of the Use of Chemical Dispersants in Oil Spill Response


Project Scope:

This study will assess the effects and efficacy of dispersants as an oil spill response tool through review and evaluation of domestic and international research reports and results, including both laboratory and field studies. The study will evaluate trade-offs associated with dispersant use, in part through use or review of net environmental benefit analyses conducted for past oil spills. This evaluation will include comparison of chemically dispersed oil with the fate and effects of untreated oil. As part of this study, the committee will review research on the use of dispersants during actual spills, both for surface and subsurface applications (e.g., the 2009 Montara oil spill off the Australian coast and the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico) to assess the net benefit of dispersant use in these cases. Specifically, the study will:

1.     Assess the state of our knowledge about dispersant effectiveness (including comparisons across a range of dispersant formulations) and the fate, including short- and long-term fate, of untreated oil (no chemical dispersant applied), chemical dispersants, and chemically dispersed oil and the influence of dispersants on deposition (including marine snow), biodegradation, and/or transport of oil;

2.     Evaluate and summarize research on the acute and chronic (sub lethal) toxicity of chemical dispersant formulations of comparable efficacy, chemically dispersed oil, and untreated oil at realistic environmental exposure levels. This will include characterization of the relative risks to wildlife health of untreated oil and chemically dispersed oil, taking into consideration exposure to volatile compounds, ingestion, and absorption of naturally versus chemically dispersed droplets;

3.     Compare the benefits and limitations of dispersant application to the use of other clean-up methods (e.g. no-action, mechanical recovery, burning, and chemical herders in combination with burning);

4.     Compare the relative human health risks for the use of dispersants with the use of other clean-up methods (exposure of response personnel and residents in Gulf coastal communities to oil and dispersants, and contamination of seafood);

5.     Identify the research protocols and standards that would: i) increase the applicability of lab-based measurements to the field and ii) improve the comparability of research findings from different laboratories;

6.     Assess the adequacy of the existing information to support risk-based decision-making or net environmental benefit analysis of response options under a variety of spill scenarios and recommend a “roadmap” of research and modelling to address identified information gaps.

Status: Current

PIN: DELS-OSB-16-01

Project Duration (months): 24 month(s)

RSO: Roberts, Susan


Committee Membership

Committee Post Date: 06/02/2017

Dr. E. Eric Adams
E. Eric Adams serves as a Senior Lecturer and Senior Research Engineer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His areas of expertise include water quality modeling and the design and environmental evaluation of effluential disposal systems. Recent research projects include modeling multi-phase plumes with application to deep-sea oil spills; applying chemical dispersants to subsurface oil spills; and creating a flexible curtain to contain oil from a deep ocean blowout. Dr. Adams is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineering, and the International Association of Hydro-Environment and Research. After receiving a B.S in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College, Dr. Adams went on to MIT to earn an S.M in Civil Engineering and a Ph.D hydrodynamics.
Dr. Adriana Bejarano
Adriana Bejarano is the Senior Aquatic Eco-Toxicology at Research Planning, Inc. in Columbia, South Carolina. Her past research includes the ecological and toxicological effects of organic pollutants on marine and estuarine invertebrates, and she has developed skills in applied ecology, modeling, and ecological risk assessments of contaminated sediments and complex contiminant mixtures, and statistical data analysis. During her time at RPI, Dr. Bejarano has provided technical and scientific support to various inland and marine oil spills. She also led data analyses on the potential toxicological impacts of surface dispersant use to aquatic organisms during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and co-author a report to the USCG. She was also the lead toxicologist of the Biological Assessment for the RRT4 and RRT9 Preauthorization Plan for Dispersant Use. Furthermore, Dr. Bejarano is an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Environmental Health and Sciences at the University of South Carolina and an active member of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. She received her Ph.D. in Aquatic Toxicology from the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina in 2004.
Dr. Michel C. Boufadel
Michel Boufadel is a Professor of Environmental Engineering and Director of the Center for Natural Resources Development and Protection at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds a title of Professor in the Department of Biological, Chemical, and Pharmaceutical Engineering. He is a professional engineer in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers. His expertise lies in environmental fluid mechanics and modeling of processes, and has applied the expertise in researching the behavior of oil since 1995. Dr. Boufadel was involved in addressing the persistence of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, and the fate and behavior of the Deepwater Horizon spill and the the Enbridge Pipe 6 spil in Michigan, both in 2010. He has served on several National Academies committees dealing with oil spill. He also served on the Royal Society of Canada Committee on the “Behaviour of oil in aqueous environments, in 2016”, and the EPA Science Advisory Board on Shale Gas. He has more than 150 refereed publications in environmental fluid mechanics and modeling. He received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the Jesuit University at Beirut in Lebanon, and M.S. and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering at the University of Cincinnati.
Dr. Gina Coelho
Gina Coelho has over 25 years of experience in environmental research, consulting, program management, and regulatory compliance in the offshore oil and gas sector. She began working in the field of dispersant and dispersed oil research as a staff scientist for the Marine Spill Response Corporation (1993-1995). In 1996, she began working as an environmental consultant with a small firm supporting onshore and offshore oil and gas and related energy sector projects. Since that time, she has worked on projects for oil companies and associated regulatory agencies (including USCG, EPA, BOEM, and NOAA) on the use of science in supporting dispersant use, policy, and decision making. Dr. Coelho focuses on integrating dispersant and dispersed oil research into spill contingency planning, and serves as an expert on regulatory outreach and community engagement strategies on dispersant issues, both in the US and abroad. She previously served as the President of Ecosystem Management & Associate, Inc. (1996-2012), a Principal Professional Associate and Offshore Oil and Gas Sector Director for HDR Inc. (2012-2015) and is now working as a Principal Senior Scientist for Sponson Group, Inc. (2016-2017). Dr. Coelho was Chief Scientist on the Deepwater Horizon monitoring of subsurface dispersant injection, and served as a scientific liaison for BP on dispersant issues during and after the spill response. In addition, she has worked on other spills in US waters. She received a B.A. in Biology from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, completed her graduate coursework through the University of Maryland, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, and received her Ph.D. in Ecology/Environmental Science from Bircham International University in Madrid, Spain.
Dr. Thomas S. Coolbaugh
Dr. Thomas Coolbaugh is an Oil Spill Response Advisor for Exxon Mobil Corporation’s Safety, Security, Health and Environment Support organization where he provides technical guidance and training on the full suite of oil spill response strategies in support of global operations. Dr. Coolbaugh has extensive experience in a variety of research settings as a scientist and leader. He is a Vice Chair of IPIECA’s Oil Spill Working Group (immediate past Chair), a member of the American Petroleum Industry (API) Spills Advisory Group, the Marine Preservation Association Dispersant Advisory Committee, and the Science Advisory Panel of the University of New Hampshire/NOAA Coastal Response Research Center. He served on the National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on Responding to Oil Spills in Arctic Environments and was an invited subject matter expert for a Consensus Environmental Risk Assessment project led by US Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay relating to potential incidents involving Bakken crude and diluted bitumen. His focus is often on the scientific understanding and regulatory aspects of the use of dispersants during an oil spill response and communicating with a variety of groups on the topics. Dr. Coolbaugh received his B.A. in chemistry from Amherst College, a Ph.D. in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology (Advisor: Professor Robert Grubbs, 2005 Nobel Laureate), and an M.S. in the Management of Technology from New York University. He has been with ExxonMobil since 1988.
Dr. Cortis K. Cooper
Cortis Cooper retired after over 27 years of service as a Fellow with Chevron Energy Technology Company, one of 22 Chevron scientists who advise corporate managers about science-related issues. Over his career in the offshore industry, he has focused on quantifying winds, waves, and currents that are used by engineers to operate and design offshore facilities at various locations around the world. His research has included the study of the fate of oil spills, modeling hurricane alleys in the Gulf of Mexico, forecasting the Loop Current and associated eddies in the Gulf of Mexico, supervising the development of ocean current models in the Gulf of Mexico, and investigating the fate of oil and gas from deepwater blowouts. Dr. Cooper was a member of the National Research Council’s’ Committee on Oil in the Sea: Inputs, Fates, and Effects, and he formerly served as a member of the Ocean Studies Board. He earned a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the University of Maine in 1987, and a M.Sc. and B.S. in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1977 and 1975, respectively.
Dr. Dominic M. Di Toro
Dominic Di Toro (NAE) is the Edward C. Davis Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Delaware. He has specialized in the development and application of mathematical and statistical models to stream, lake, estuarine, and coastal water and sediment quality problems. He has participated in the development of water and sediment quality criteria for the U.S. Environmental Agency (EPA), sediment flux models for nutrients and metals, and integrated hydrodynamic, sediment transport, and water quality models. Recently he has participated in developing models for predicting environmental partitioning and toxicity parameters from molecular structure. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and served on the NRC Committee on Sediment Dredging at Superfund Megasites, and Committee on the Evaluation of Chesapeake Bay Program Implementation for Nutrient Reduction to Improve Water Quality. He received a B.E.E. from Manhattan College, an M.A. in electrical engineering from Princeton University, and a Ph.D. in civil and geological engineering from Princeton University.
Dr. Julia Gohlke
Julia Gohlke is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. She is a Faculty Fellow on the Global Forum on Urban and Regional Resilience as well as Affiliated Faculty of the Virginia Tech Global Change Center. Her research interests focus on human health risk assessment and communication after large-scale environmental disasters, including the Deepwater Horizon blowout. Dr. Gohlke is also interested in bioinformatics and alternative model techniques for disseminating environmental effects on human health at the molecular scale. She was selected for the F. Clarke Fraser New Investigator Award by the Teratology Society, and the Future Leader Award by the International Life Sciences Institute. Most recently, she won first prize at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Climate Change and Environmental Exposures Challenge. She received a B.S. in Biology at the University of Michigan and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Environmental Health at the University of Washington.
Dr. Terry Hazen
Terry Hazen currently holds a joint appointment with the University of Tennessee –Knoxville’s College of Engineering’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and the College of Arts and Sciences’ departments of Microbiology and Earth and Planetary Sciences. He also serves as a Faculty Fellow at the University of Tennessee -Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Joint Institute for Biological Sciences and the Center for Environmental Biotechnology. Specializing in bioremediation and bioenergy, Hazen’s research more narrowly focuses on how naturally occurring bacteria can sometimes break down and detoxify hazardous material. He also works with a team of researchers who have developed a method of using bacteria to help test for the presence of a wide array of pollutants. He previously served as the Program Director for the Deepwater Horizons Oil Spill Systems Biology program at the Energy Biosciences Institute at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Hazen received his B.S. and M.S. in Interdepartmental Biology, specializing in Parasitology, from Michigan State University in 1973 and 1974, respectively. He then went on to earn his Ph.D in Parasitology-Ecology at Wake Forest University in 1978.
Ms. Mary E. Landry - (Chair)
Mary E. Landry retired from the United States Coast Guard’s Senior Executive Service in 2015 after over thirty years of active duty with the Coast Guard and the rank of Rear Admiral. Until 2015, RADM Landry served as the Senior Executive Director of Incident Management Preparedness Policy, where she was responsible for establishing, developing, and implementing all hazards incident management goals, strategies, policies, and doctrines to meet Coast Guard responsibilities in incident preparedness and response. From May 2013 to May 2014, RADM Landry also served at the White House as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Resilience Policy. During her flag service, RADM Landry served as the Commander of the Eighth Coast Guard District and Commander of Task Force 189.8, based in New Orleans. In this role, she was responsible for USCG operations covering 26 states, more than 1,200 miles of coastline, and 10,300 miles of inland waterways. Moreover, RADM Landry served as the Federal on Scene Coordinator in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. She also held the position of Executive Officer of Marine Safety Office (MSO) Boston during the 9/11 attacks and oversaw the federal response to the Buzzard’s Bay oil spill during her tour as Commanding Officer of MSO Providence, Rhode Island. Her military decorations include the Legion of Merit (three awards), Meritorious Service Medal, Coast Guard Commendation Medal (three awards), 9-11 Medal, and Achievement Medal. Ms. Landry completed Officer Candidate School in 1980 after graduating from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1978. She holds a Masters of Arts in Management from Webster University and a Master of Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island. She is also a National Security Fellow, earning this distinction at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in 2000. Since retiring from the USCG, Ms. Landry currently serves as an Independent Corporate Director and as part of the Member Audit Committee for the United Services Automobile Association (USAA).

Dr. Kenneth Lee
Kenneth Lee is the National Senior Science Advisor for Oil Spill Research, Preparedness and Response for Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Until recently the was the Director of Oceans and Atmosphere in the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO - Australia's national science agency) with the goal to enhance Australia’s prosperity and wellbeing through research to underpin sustainable economic, social, and environmental use of Australia’s marine estate and the management of its atmospheric environment. He also served on the Australian Government’s National Plan for Maritime Environmental Emergencies Committee. Dr. Lee’s research activities include studies on the transport, biotransformation and biodegradation of organic and inorganic contaminants, development of toxicological and modeling approaches to assess the potential impact of the offshore oil and gas industry (including accidental oil spills), and the development and validation of oil spill countermeasure technologies. He has served on the National Research Council’s Committee on the Effects of the Deepwater Horizon Mississippi Canyon-252 Oil Spill on Ecosystem Services in the Gulf of Mexico, and the Committee on Arctic Oil Spill Response. In 2016, Dr. Lee chaired the Royal Society of Canada’s Expert Panel on The Behaviour and Environmental Impacts of Crude Oil Released Into Aqueous Environments. Dr. Lee received a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in botany/environmental studies from the University of Toronto in 1982 and 1977, respectively, and a B.Sc. in biology from Dalhousie University in 1975.
Dr. Steven A. Murawski
Steven Murawski is Professor and Peter Betzer Endowed Chair of Biological Oceanography in the College of Marine Science at the University of South Florida. His research group aims to understand the impacts of human activities on the sustainability of ocean ecosystems. He has developed approaches for understanding the impacts of fishing on marine fish complexes exploited in mixed-species aggregations, with the goal to help inform investments to rebuild the Gulf of Mexico from effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, loss of nursery areas, nutrient enrichment, and overfishing. Dr. Murawski serves as Director of the Center for Integrated Analysis and Modeling of Gulf Ecosystems, is a USA Delegate of the International Council for the Exploration of the SEA, and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Ocean Studies Board, in addition to being appointed to serve on the committee for Decadal Survey of Ocean Sciences 2015. He received a B.S. and M.S. in Fisheries Biology and a Ph.D. in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Dr. W. Scott Pegau
W. Scott Pegau is a Research Scientist and Research Program Manager at the Oil Spill Recovery Institute (OSRI). His research aims to develop novel oil spill detection and tracking approaches to understand the fate and behavior of oil spilled in the Arctic and sub-Arctic. At ASRI, he monitors grant contracts and provides leadership in planning research programs. Prior to joining OSRI, Dr. Pegau was a Senior Scientist and Research Coordinator at the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve in Alaska. He received a B.S. in Physics from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and a Ph.D. in Oceanography from Oregon State University.
Dr. Ronald Tjeerdema
Ronald Tjeerdema is the Associate Dean of Environmental Sciences, Professor of Environmental Toxicology and Donald G. Crosby Endowed Chair in Environmental Chemistry at the University of California, Davis. With a focus on marine and freshwater ecosystems, Dr. Tjeerdema’s areas of expertise range from chemical fate in the environment, sensitive life stage bioassays and biochemical mechanisms of toxicity. He has also worked extensively with pesticides, petroleum hydrocarbons, dispersants and marine algal toxins. Notably, his research on oil spills and dispersants resulted in the development of the widely-used standardized CROSERF methods for toxicity assessment. During the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Dr. Tjeerdema served on several NOAA panels advising response plans. He currently serves as co-editor-in-chief on the flagship journal Aquatic Toxicology. He completed his Ph.D. in pharmacology and toxicology, with an emphasis in environmental toxicology, in 1987 from the University of California, Davis.
Dr. David L. Valentine
David Valentine is a Professor of Earth Science and Biology at the Marine Science Institute of the University of California, Santa Barbara. His main research interest is the interactions of microbes and the Earth system, and more specifically, the Archaea, biogeochemistry and microbial ecology of hydrocarbons, and the development of novel isotopic approaches to study microbes and geochemical processes. Dr. Valentine’s Lab currently works on projects probing the global methane and hydrogen cycles, with field sites from Alaska to the Coal Oil Point seep field in California. He is well known for his contributions to understanding the fate of hydrocarbons and bacteria from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. He was the recipient of the Nation Science Foundation CAREER award and is a fellow of the Aldo Leopold Leadership Program. After receiving his M.S and B.S degrees in chemistry from the University of California at San Diego, Dr. Valentine went on to earn another M.S and a Ph.D. in earth system sciences from the University of California at Irvine.
Dr. Helen White
Helen White is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Haverford College in Haverford, Pennsylvania. Dr. White’s research interests are centered in biogeochemistry, with a focus on examining the sources, sinks, and cycling of organic matter. More specifically, she is interested in the persistence of human-derived compounds in the marine environment and how chemical structure, physical associations, and bioavailability of specific organic compounds determine their cycling and eventual fate. Before joining the Haverford Faculty, she completed the Microbial Science Initiative Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard University. In 2015, she received the National Academies of Sciences Gulf Research Program Early-Career fellowship. Dr. White received her Ph.D. in Chemical Oceanography from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
Dr. Bernard D. Goldstein
Bernard Goldstein is Emeritus Dean and Emeritus Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), and has chaired over a dozen NAM or National Research Council Committees. He has also chaired committees related to environmental health for the World Health Organization and the United Nations Environmental Program. His past experience includes service as Assistant Administrator for Research and Development of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1983-1985, and President of the Society for Risk Analysis. His involvement in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill includes serving as an Advisory Board member of the NAS Gulf Research Program and as the original chair of the Coordinating Committee of the Gulf Research Health Outreach Program. He is also active on shale gas issues and on issues related to the science/policy interface.

Committee Membership Roster Comments

Additional public health expertise needed


Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Statement of Unavoidable Conflict of Interest: Dr. Thomas Coolbaugh

In accordance with Section 15 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the "Academy shall make its best efforts to ensure that no individual appointed to serve on [a] committee has a conflict of interest that is relevant to the functions to be performed, unless such conflict is promptly and publicly disclosed and the Academy determines that the conflict is unavoidable." A conflict of interest refers to an interest, ordinarily financial, of an individual that could be directly affected by the work of the committee. As specified in the Academy's policy and procedures (http://www.nationalacademies.org/coi/index.html), an objective determination is made for each provisionally appointed committee member whether or not a conflict of interest exists given the facts of the individual's financial and other interests and the task being undertaken by the committee. A determination of a conflict of interest for an individual is not an assessment of that individual's actual behavior or character or ability to act objectively despite the conflicting interest.

We have concluded that for this committee to accomplish the tasks for which it was established, its membership must include among others, at least one person who has current practical experience with and broad expertise in dispersant chemistry and oil spill response strategies in support of global oil and gas industry operations. To meet the need for this expertise and experience, Dr. Thomas Coolbaugh is proposed for appointment to the committee even though we have concluded that he has a conflict of interest in relation to his service on the committee because he is employed by ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company whose financial interests could be affected by the outcome of the study.

As described in his biographical summary, Dr. Coolbaugh has over 25 years of experience in scientific research and oil spill response strategies from the perspective of the oil and gas industry. Dr. Coolbaugh has a singular combination of expertise in the chemistry of dispersant-oil mixtures, risk assessment, and practical industry experience in aerial and subsea use of dispersants. We believe that Dr. Coolbaugh can serve effectively as a member of the committee and that the committee can produce an objective report, taking into account the composition of the committee, the work to be performed, and the procedures to be followed in completing the work.

After an extensive search, we have been unable to find another individual with the equivalent experience and technical expertise as Dr. Coolbaugh who does not have a similar conflict of interest. Therefore, we have concluded that this conflict is unavoidable.

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January 31st, 2018

9:30 AM Welcome and Introductions
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Stacee Karras, Study Director

9:45 AM Exposure assessments – Gold standard vs Real World
Maureen Lichtveld, Tulane

10:15 AM Epidemiological studies: NIEHS GuLF Study and Coast Guard Study
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Erica Schwartz, U.S. Coast Guard
Jennifer Rusiecki, Uniformed Services University

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Bradley King, The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Maureen Lichtveld, Tulane

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James Fabisiak (remotely)

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February 1st, 2018

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10:15 AM Seafood safety / indirect effects
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Bob Dickey, University of Texas Austin

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Ann Hayward Walker, President and Founder of Scientific and Environmental Associates Inc.

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Committee on Evaluation of the Use of Chemical Dispersants in Oil Spill Response

University of South Florida, St. Petersburg | 200 6th Ave South | St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Committee Meeting 3, October 25-27, 2017, Student Center Ballroom 3

Committee Agenda


Meeting Objective: Information gathering with particular focus on aquatic toxicity


October 25
OPEN SESSION

10:00 AM Assessing the aquatic hazard of dispersants and dispersed crude oil and petroleum substances
Tom Parkerton, Exxon Mobil Biomedical Science, Inc.

11:00 AM Discussion

12:00 PM Lunch Break

1:00 PM Toxicity Testing at Mote Dana Wetzel, Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium

2:00 PM Break

2:15 PM CROSERF – The Cliff’s Notes Ron Tjeerdema, University of California, Davis

3:15 PM Discussion of Toxicity Assessment Approaches

4:00 PM Meeting Adjourns
5:00 PM Busses to Mote Aquaculture Park depart from hotel
6:00 PM Dinner and Tours at Mote Aquaculture Park

October 26
OPEN SESSION

10:00 AM The Chemical Aquatic Fate and Effects Database: A Tool for Supporting Assessments of Chemical Spills in Aquatic Environments
Adriana Bejarano, Research Planning, Inc.

11:00 AM Break

11:15 AM The Case for Standardizing Oil Toxicity Test Methods (Standardization Efforts in Canada) Ken Lee, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

12:00 PM Lunch Break

1:00 PM [Methods and Approaches to Oil Chemistry Analysis]
Heather Dettman, Natural Resource Council Canada

2:00 PM Open Session Adjourns




CALL IN INFORMATION

Day 1:

Topic: Dispersants Day 1 OPEN
Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Meeting Number: 746 967 595
Meeting Password: vYXHnHud
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Day 2:

Topic: Dispersants Day 2 OPEN
Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017
Meeting Number: 740 262 723
Meeting Password: 3kJfb8ZN
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Is it a Closed Session Event?
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National Academy of Sciences Building
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Agenda

Committee on Evaluation of the Use of Chemical Dispersants in Oil Spill Response

National Academy of Sciences | 2101 Constitution Ave. NW | Washington, DC 20418

Committee Meeting 2, August 7-8, 2017, ROOM #120

Committee Agenda

Meeting Objectives:
• Information gathering with particular focus on fate and transport and relevant model components


August 7- Room 120
CLOSED SESSION

OPEN SESSION

10:30 AM Sintef Oil Droplet Model Per Johan Brandvik, SINTEF

11:15 AM Presentation of Upcoming PNAS paper Chris Reddy, WHOI; Michel Boufadel, NJIT

11:45 AM Questions and Discussion

12:00 PM Lunch Break

1:00 PM Impact of Pressure on Gas/Oil Behavior Michael Schlüter, Hamburg University of Technology

1:45 PM Discussion of 3D transport models
• Elizabeth North, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
• Claire Paris-Limouzy, University of Miami

3:15 PM Break

3:30 PM Discussion on Operational Models
• Debbie French McCay, RPS Group
• Chris Barker and Bill Lehr, NOAA

5:30 PM Meeting Adjourns

August 8 – Room 120
CLOSED SESSION

OPEN SESSION

9:15 AM Discussion of SINTEF Operational Model C.J. Beegle-Krause, SINTEF

10:15 AM Break

10:30 AM Open Discussion and Deep Dive into Operational Models and Model Components

12:00 PM Lunch Break

1:00 PM Continue Open Discussion and Deep Dive into Operational Models and Model Components

3:00 PM Open Session Adjourns


CALL IN INFORMATION

Day 1:
Topic: Dispersants Day 1 OPEN
Date: Monday, August 7, 2017
Meeting Number: 748 676 257
Meeting Password: uMbAhiXP
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Day 2:
Topic: Dispersants Day 2 OPEN
Date: Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Meeting Number: 744 403 399
Meeting Password: MzYvTWnQ
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Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Cortis Cooper
David Valentine
Dom Di Toro
Eric Adams
Gina Coelho
Helen White
Julia Gohlke
Mary Landry
Michel Boufadel
Steve Murawski
Terry Hazen
Thomas Coolbaugh

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Adams and Boufadel presentated on oil droplet formation and modeling, reviewed study outline and writing to date, discussed remaining information needs, discussed future meetings, locations, topics, and speakers.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
August 10, 2017


Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
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Registration for in Person Attendance :   
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Agenda
Committee Agenda

Meeting Objectives:
• Discussion of committee composition, balance, and conflict of interest
• Discuss study statement of task
• Discuss task with sponsors
• Review study timeline
• Develop initial study outline and assign initial chapter leads and writing groups
• Identify information needs

June 13th Members Room

CLOSED SESSION (Committee and Staff only until 1:00 PM)

OPEN SESSION

1:00 PM Discussion with Study Sponsors
- Colin Frazier (Invited), API
- Kelly Oskvig, GRP
- Vanessa Principe and Gregory Wilson, EPA
- Walter Johnson and Brian Zelenke, BOEM
- Paul Schuler, CCA


3:00 PM Revisit project goals, study approach and budget


4:00 PM Open Session Adjourns

CLOSED SESSION

June 14th Members Room

CLOSED SESSION (Committee and Staff only until 9:30 AM)

OPEN SESSION

9:30 AM Review of Relevant NRC / Academies Studies
• Oil Spill Dispersants; Efficacy and Effects

• An Ecosystem Services Approach to Assessing the Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

• Responding to Oil Spills in the U.S. Arctic Marine Environment



10:30 AM Outside Relevant Research
• Deborah French-McCay, RPS ASA; and Cortis Cooper, Chevron (retired)
• Nancy Kinner, CRRC


12:00 PM Lunch Break

1:00 PM Continue Discussion of Outside Relevant Research
• Chuck Wilson, GoMRI
• Tim Nedwed (invited), API
• NOAA/NRDA

3:00 PM Open Session Adjourns

CLOSED SESSION

June 15th NAS 118

CLOSED SESSION

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Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Mary Landry
Eric Adams
Adriana Bejarano
Michel Boufadel
Gina Coelho
Tom Coolbaugh
Dominic Di Toro
Julia Gohlke
Terry Hazen
Ken Lee
Steve Murawski
Scott Pegau
Ron Tjeerdema
Dave Valentine
and Helen White. Cort Cooper participated remotely.

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Academies study process, committee balance/composition discussion, study timeline, future meeting, review of Meeting I

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 26, 2017

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