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|Main Title||The urban bay action program approach : a focused toxics control strategy for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10, Office of Puget Sound /|
|Author||Pastorok, R. A.; Jacobson, M. A.; Booth, P. N.; Jacobs, L. A.;|
|CORP Author||PTI Environmental Services, Bellevue, WA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Seattle, WA. Region X.|
|Publisher||PTI Environmental Services,|
|Report Number||EPA 910/9-90-002; EPA-68-D8-0085|
|Subjects||Water--Pollution--Environmental aspects--Washington (State)--Puget Sound.; Water quality--Washington (State)--Puget Sound.; Water quality management--Washington (State)--Puget Sound.|
|Additional Subjects||Puget Sound; Water pollution control; Estuaries; Chemical compounds; Sediments; Water quality management; Industrial wastes; Leakage; Inspection; Site surveys; Law enforcement; Guidelines; Toxic substances; Source reduction; Biological effects; Pollution sources; Pollution regulation; Regional analysis; Storm water runoff; Fugitive emissions; Sewage treatment plants; Sediment-water interfaces; Remedial action; Environmental quality; Technology transfer|
|Collation||ix, 41,  p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.|
The report provides an overview of a strategy for controlling sources of toxic contamination and associated biological effects in estuarine environments. Known as the urban bay approach, this toxics control strategy has been applied in bays throughout Puget Sound. The report is intended to serve as a guide to the urban bay approach for managers of environmental regulatory programs. The approach was developed and refined in the Puget Sound region, and is recommended for application in other estuaries. Specific recommendations are included throughout the report and examples from the Puget Sound region are used to illustrate the application of the approach. The objectives of the urban bay action program are to identify specific toxic areas of concern, identify historical and ongoing sources of contamination, rank 'problem areas' and sources in terms of priority for corrective action, and implement corrective actions to reduce current contamination sources. An approach similar to the one described here for controlling toxic contaminants can also be applied to reduce microbial contamination and eutrophication.
"EPA Contract 68-D8-0085." "PTI Contract C744-05." "January 1990." "Puget Sound Estuary Program"--Cover. Includes bibliographical references (p. 38-41).