EPA Science Inventory

SCIENTIFIC ASSESSMENT OF THE CAUSES OF THE FORMATION AND PERSISTENCE OF HYPOXIC CONDITIONS IN THE GULF OF MEXICO

Citation:

Description:

The Hypoxia Action Plan, developed in 2001, is a voluntary management plan that lays out a strategy to reduce the size of the hypoxic zone in the Gulf of Mexico. The Action Plan is based on a 2000 Integrated Science Assessment of the causal agents and mechanisms that contribute to the formation and persistence of hypoxia. The Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient (Hypoxia) Task Force is requesting an expert panel to review available scientific information and provide a report that synthesizes the current state of knowledge of the causes of Gulf hypoxia.

Purpose/Objective:

To assess whether the most recent scientific evidence supports or suggests revisions to the earlier assessment.

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT
Projected Completion Date: 11/30/2007
Record Last Revised: 01/30/2014
Record Created: 05/27/2005
Record Released: 05/27/2005
OMB Category: Influential
Record ID: 133526

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF WATER

OFFICE OF WETLANDS, OCEANS, AND WATERSHEDS

OCEANS AND COASTAL PROTECTION DIVISION

COASTAL MANAGEMENT BRANCH