Appendix B Committee Meetings, Subgroup Meetings, and Site Visits

First Committee Meeting August 5–6, 1997, Washington, D.C.

An overview of the U.S. Coast Guard's role in U.S. lightering activities and spill prevention, its regulatory authority and actions, and its expectations of the Marine Board study

   LCDR Stephen L. Kantz, U.S. Coast Guard

Perspectives on current and future U.S. lightering activities and oil spill risks

Joe Cox, U.S. Chamber of Shipping

Dennis Bryant, Haight, Gardner, Holland, and Knight

Jonathan Benner, INTERTANKO

George D. Pence, Louisiana Offshore Oil Port

Second Committee Meeting October 2–3, 1997, Houston, Texas

Lightering practices in the Gulf of Mexico were discussed by the following members of the Industry Task Force on Offshore Lightering (ITOL):

Paul Caruselle, SeaRiver Maritime and ITOL chairman

Ray Ambrose, American Eagle Tankers

Richard Ford, Aramco Services

Bob Carson, OMI Petrolink

Trygve Munthe, Skaugen PetroTrans

Michael A. Curtis, Skaugen PetroTrans

Don Prouty, ITOL

U.S. Coast Guard operations, regulatory practices, and experience related to lightering in the Gulf of Mexico

Captain Kevin Eldridge, USCG Captain of the Port (COTP) on LCDR Gregory Buie, USCG Marine Safety Unit, Galveston



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--> Appendix B Committee Meetings, Subgroup Meetings, and Site Visits First Committee Meeting August 5–6, 1997, Washington, D.C. An overview of the U.S. Coast Guard's role in U.S. lightering activities and spill prevention, its regulatory authority and actions, and its expectations of the Marine Board study    LCDR Stephen L. Kantz, U.S. Coast Guard Perspectives on current and future U.S. lightering activities and oil spill risks Joe Cox, U.S. Chamber of Shipping Dennis Bryant, Haight, Gardner, Holland, and Knight Jonathan Benner, INTERTANKO George D. Pence, Louisiana Offshore Oil Port Second Committee Meeting October 2–3, 1997, Houston, Texas Lightering practices in the Gulf of Mexico were discussed by the following members of the Industry Task Force on Offshore Lightering (ITOL): Paul Caruselle, SeaRiver Maritime and ITOL chairman Ray Ambrose, American Eagle Tankers Richard Ford, Aramco Services Bob Carson, OMI Petrolink Trygve Munthe, Skaugen PetroTrans Michael A. Curtis, Skaugen PetroTrans Don Prouty, ITOL U.S. Coast Guard operations, regulatory practices, and experience related to lightering in the Gulf of Mexico Captain Kevin Eldridge, USCG Captain of the Port (COTP) on LCDR Gregory Buie, USCG Marine Safety Unit, Galveston

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--> Perspectives on Gulf of Mexico lightering practices and opportunities to reduce risks of accidents Robert T. Bush, Neptune Marine Consulting, Inc. Estimates and projections of current and future U.S. lightering patterns and volumes as related to crude oil imports and sources William R. Finger, ProxPro, Inc. Visits to Lightering Operations by Subgroups of the Committee August 28, 1997 Visit to Gulf of Mexico lightering of cargo from 530,000-ton tanker into 80,000-ton service vessel approximately 60 miles off the Texas coast (arranged by SeaRiver Maritime). October 1, 1997 Visit to Gulf of Mexico lightering of cargo from 150,000-ton tanker into 80,000-ton service vessel approximately 60 miles off the Texas coast (arranged by Skaugen PetroTrans). October 30, 1997 Visit to offshore Gulf of Mexico lightering of cargo from 300,000-ton tanker into 80,000-ton service vessel at Pascagoula, Mississippi, lightering area (arranged by Chevron Transport Co.). November 12, 1997. Visit to Delaware Bay lightering of cargo from crude oil tanker into tug-barge unit (the service vessel) at Big Stone Anchorage in Delaware Bay (arranged by Maritrans, Inc.). Third Committee Meeting November 13–14, 1997, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Overview of lightering practices and the oil spill prevention record in the Delaware Bay region Michael Nesbitt, Maritrans Operating Partners, L.P. U.S. Coast Guard history and current activities related to East Coast lightering and regulatory oversight Captain John Veentjer, USCG COTP, Philadelphia Captain Peter Mitchell, USCG COTP, Long Island Sound

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--> Environmental Organizations' perspectives on lightering operations in the Delaware Bay and concerns about oil spill risks Jerry Shields, Greenwatch Institute Grace Pierce-Beck, Delaware Audubon Society American Waterways Operators' perspectives on inshore harbor lightering on the East Coast Herb Walling, Moran Towing Co. Committee Subgroup Meeting January 15–16, 1998, San Francisco, California Environmental concerns regarding current and planned lightering operations in the San Francisco Bay and offshore California region Suzanne Rogalin, California Coastal Commission Joan Lundstrum, San Francisco Bay Commission U.S. Coast Guard and state of California oversight and regulatory practices related to West Coast lightering operations and plans for the future Captain Harlan Henderson, USCG COTP, San Francisco CDR Jim Watson, Marine Safety Office, San Diego Peter Bontadelli, California Office of Spill Prevention and Response Current industry operations and practices and future plans related to inshore and offshore lightering on the U.S. West Coast Dennis R. Rement, Chevron Shipping Co. Richard A. Smith, SeaRiver Maritime, Inc. Fourth Committee Meeting March 19–20, 1998, Irvine, California Overview of U.S. Coast Guard contracted study of automatic shut-off valves for preventing oil spills LCDR Stephen Kantz, USCG