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Main Title Methods for aquatic toxicity identification evaluations : phase I toxicity characterization procedures.
Author Norberg-King, T. J. ; Mount, D. ; Durhan, E. ; Ankley, G. T. ; Burkhard, L.
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, MN. ;AScI Corp., Duluth, MN.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development,
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/6-91/003
Stock Number PB92-100072
OCLC Number 25675402
Subjects Aquatic biology--Research ; Toxicity testing--Methodology ; Water--Analysis
Additional Subjects Aquatic ecosystems ; Water pollution effects ; Toxicity ; Toxic substances ; Risk assessment ; Bioassay ; Permits ; Clean Water Act ; Procedures ; Pollutant identification ; Water quality ; Chemical analysis ; Quality assurance ; Water pollution sampling ; pH ; Water pollution detection ; Quality control ; Laboratory equipment ; Concentration(Composition) ; Toxicity Identification Evaluations
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAD  EPA/600-6-91-003 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 12/06/1996
EIAD  EPA/600/6-91/003 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 01/20/1995
ESAD  EPA 600-6-91-003 2 copies Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 06/01/2016
NTIS  PB92-100072 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Edition 2nd ed.
Collation 75 p. ; 28 cm.
The document provides NPDES permitties with procedures to assess the nature of effluent toxicity to aquatic organisms. It is intended for use by those permitties having difficulty meeting their permit for whole effluent aquatic organism toxicity limits or permitties required, through special conditions, to reduce or eliminate effluent toxicity. The document does not address human health toxicity concerns such as those from bioconcentration, water supplies and recreational uses. The methods are applicable to identifying the cause of toxicity for samples other than effluents which display acute toxicity, such as ambient water samples, elutriates and pore waters from sediments, and possibly leachates. While the authors generally refer to effluents, the application of the techniques for any aqueous sample is implied. These methods may have applicability to effluents and other types of samples that exhibit chronic toxicity as well.
Cover title. "February, 1991." "EPA-600/6-91/003." Includes bibliographical references.