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Main Title Air toxics technical assistance for the State of Alaska : final report /
Author Dickson, Ronald J. ; Barrick, R. ; Beller, H.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Peoples, Scott H.
Oliver, William Rogers.
Nye, Raymond.
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Div., OH. ;PTI Environmental Services, Bellevue, WA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Seattle, WA. Region X.
Publisher [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Air Programs Branch],
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/910/9-87/159; EPA-68-03-3534; EPA/910/9-89/013
Stock Number PB89-217913
Subjects Air--Pollution--Alaska. ; Hazardous substances--Alaska. ; Pollutants--Alaska.
Additional Subjects Sediments ; Chemical compounds ; Puget Sound Estuary ; Management planning ; Water quality ; Guidelines ; Washington(State) ; Information systems ; Bioassay ; Biological indicators ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Sediment-water interfaces ; Region 10
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NTIS  PB89-217913 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 261 pages ; 28 cm
The Apparent Effects Threshold (AET) Approach has been used to develop sediment quality values for 58 chemicals in Puget Sound. AET values are currently being used to make contaminated sediment management decisions in a variety of regulatory programs. The State of Washington is considering using the AET approach as a basis for setting state sediment quality standards. The report was prepared for Region 10 for submission to EPA's Science Advisory Board. The region requested that the Board conduct a critical scientific review of the AET method. The briefing report contains a description of the method and guidelines for AET generation. Additionally, the report details AET field validation studies and presents conclusions regarding the reliability of the approach in predicting adverse biological impacts in the field. Finally, the report describes uncertainties associated with AET generation and application in regulatory programs.
"Raymond Nye, project officer." "March 30, 1987." Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.