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Publications

Spill Costs

  • Etkin, D.S. 1999. Estimating cleanup costs for oil spills. Proc. 1999 Int. Oil Spill Conf.: 35-39. (Download PDF)
  • Etkin, D.S. 2000. Worldwide analysis of oil spill cleanup cost factors. Proc. 23rd Arctic & Marine Oilspill Program Tech. Sem.: 161-174. (Download PDF)
  • Etkin, D.S. 2001. Comparative methodologies for estimating on-water response costs for marine oil spills. Proc. 2001 Int. Oil Spill Conf.: 1,281-1,289. (Download PDF)
  • Etkin, D.S. 2001. Methodologies for estimating shoreline cleanup costs. Proc. 24th Arctic & Marine Oilspill Program Tech. Sem.: 647-670. (Download PDF)
  • Etkin, D.S. 2003. Estimation of shoreline response cost factors. Proc. 2003 Int. Oil Spill Conf.: 1,243-1,253 (Download PDF)
  • Etkin, D.S. 2004. Modeling oil spill response and damage costs. Proc. 5th Biennial Freshwater Spills Symp. (Download PDF)
  • Etkin, D.S. and J. Welch. 2005. Development of an oil spill response cost-effectiveness analytical tool. Proc. 28th Arctic and Marine Oilspill Program Technical Seminar: 889-922. (Download PDF)
  • Etkin, D.S., D. French McCay, J. Jennings, N. Whittier, S. Subbayya, W. Saunders, and C. Dalton. 2003. Financial implications of hypothetical San Francisco bay oil spill scenarios: Response, socioeconomic, and natural resource damage costs. Proc. 2003 Int. Oil Spill Conf.: 1,317-1,325. (Download PDF)
  • Etkin, D.S., D. French-McCay, N. Whittier, S. Subbayya, and J. Jennings 2002. Modeling of response, socioeconomic, and natural resource damage costs for hypothetical oil spill scenarios in San Francisco Bay. Proc. 25th Arctic & Marine Oilspill Program Tech. Sem.: 1,075-1,102. (Download PDF)
  • Etkin, D.S. 2003. Worldwide Review of Oil Spill Fines and Penalties. Environmental Research Consulting, Cortlandt Manor, NY. 158 pp. (Download PDF)

Spill Data Analysis/Risk Assessment

  • Etkin, D.S. 1999. Historical overview of oil spills from all sources (1960-1998). Proc. 1999 Int. Oil Spill Conf.: pp.1,097-1,102. (Download PDF)
  • Etkin, D.S. 2001. Analysis of oil spill trends US and worldwide. Proc. 2001 Int. Oil Spill Conf.: 1,291-1,300. (Download PDF)
  • Etkin, D.S. 2002. Analysis of past marine oil spill rates and trends for future contingency planning. Proc. 25th Arctic & Marine Oilspill Program Tech. Sem.: 227-252. (Download PDF)
  • Etkin, D.S. 2003. Analysis of US oil spill trends to develop scenarios for contingency planning. Proc. 2003 Int. Oil Spill Conf.: 47-61. (Download PDF)
  • Etkin, D.S. 2004. Twenty-year trend analysis of oil spills in EPA jurisdiction. Proc. 5th Biennial Freshwater Spills Symposium. (Download PDF)
  • Etkin, D.S. 2006. Risk assessment of oil spills to US inland waterways. Proc. 2006 Freshwater Spills Symposium (Download PDF)
  • Etkin, D.S., P. Wells, M. Nauke, J. Campbell, C. Grey, J. Koefoed, T. Meyer , and P. Johnston. 1999. Estimates of Oil Entering the Marine Environment in the Past Decade: GESAMP Working Group 32 Project. Proc. 1999 Int. Oil Spill Conf.: 1,093-1,095. (Download PDF)
  • Etkin, D.S., P. Wells, M. Nauke, J. Campbell, C. Grey, J. Koefoed, T. Meyer , and P. Johnston. 1998. Estimates of Oil Entering the Marine Environment in the Past Decade: GESAMP Working Group 32 Project. Proc. 21st Arctic & Marine Oilspill Program Tech. Sem.: 903-910. (Download PDF)

Spill Fate & Effects

  • Davis, B., D.S. Etkin, M. Landry, and K. Watts. 2004. Determination of oil persistence: A historical perspective. Proc. Fifth Biennial Freshwater Spills Symposium. (Download PDF)
  • French Mc-Cay, D., J.J. Rowe, N. Whittier, S. Sankaranarayanan, and D.S. Etkin. 2004. Estimation of potential impacts and natural resource damages of oil. Jnl of Hazardous Materials. 107: 11-25. (Download PDF)
  • French-McCay, D., J. Rowe, N.Whittier, S. Sankaranarayanan, D.S. Etkin, and L. Pilkey-Jarvis. 2005. Evaluation of the consequences of various response options using modeling of fate, effects and NRDA costs of oil spills into Washington waters. Proc. 2005 Int. Oil Spill Conf.: 467-473 (Download PDF)
  • French McCay, D., J. Rowe, S. Sankaranarayanan, and D.S. Etkin. 2006. Data needs to reliably hindcast a spill's impact: The PEPCO pipeline spill of April 2000 as a case example. Proc. 29th Arctic & Marine Oilspill Program Technical Sem.: 827-854. (Download PDF)
  • French-McCay, D., N. Whittier, S. Subbayya, J. Jennings, and D.S. Etkin. 2002. Modeling fates and impacts for bio-economic analysis of hypothetical oil spill scenarios in San Francisco Bay. Proc. 25th Arctic & Marine Oilspill Program Tech. Sem.: 1,051-1,074. (Download PDF)

Spill Response

  • Etkin, D.S., D. French McCay, and J. Rowe. 2006. Modeling to evaluate effectiveness of variations in spill response strategy. Proc. 29th Arctic & Marine Oilspill Program Technical Sem.: 879-892. (Download PDF)
  • Etkin, D.S., D. French McCay, and J. Rowe. 2006. Use of trajectory modeling to analyze variations on the response strategies for inland spills. Proc. 2006 Freshwater Spills Symposium. (Download PDF)
  • Etkin, D.S., D. French-McCay, J. Rowe, N. Whittier, S. Sankaranarayanan, and L. Pilkey-Jarvis. 2005. Modeling impacts of response method and capability on oil spill costs and damages for Washington State spill scenarios. Proc. 2005 Int. Oil Spill Conf.: 457-462. (Download PDF)
  • Etkin, D.S. 1998. Factors in the dispersant use decision-making process: An historical overview and look to the future. Proc. 21st Arctic & Marine Oilspill Program Tech. Sem.: 281-304. (Download PDF)

Policy Analysis

  • Burns, G., R. Pond, P. Tebeau, and D.S. Etkin. 2002. Looking to the future-Setting the agenda for oil spill prevention, preparedness and response in the 21st century. Spill Sci. & Tech. Bull. 7: 31-37. (Download PDF)
  • Etkin, D.S. and P. Tebeau, P. 2003. Assessing progress and benefits of oil spill response technology development since Exxon Valdez. Proc. 2003 Int. Oil Spill Conf.: 843-850. (Download PDF)
  • Etkin, D.S., and J. Neel. 2001. Investing in spill prevention-Has it reduced vessel spills and accidents in Washington state? Proc. 2001 Int. Oil Spill Conf.: 47-56. (Download PDF)

Impacts of Shipwrecks

  • Michel, J., D.S. Etkin, T. Gilbert, R. Urban, J. Waldron, and C.T. Blocksidge. 2005. Potentially Polluting Wrecks in Marine Waters. 2005 Int. Oil Spill Conf. Issue Paper. 76 pp. (Download PDF)

Comments on OMB 2003 Report

ERC commented on the Draft 2003 Report to Congress on the Costs and Benefits of Federal Regulation (Federal Register Vol. 68, No. 22: pp. 5,492-5,527) with regard to the costs of oil spills as applied to evaluating the benefits of spill prevention programs and regulations (including double hulls on tankers, facility response plans, and vessel response plans.) (Download PDF)