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Main Title National guidance : best management practices for preparing vessels intended to create artificial reefs /
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds. ;Maritime Administration, Washington, DC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 2006
Report Number EPA842-B-06-002 ; 842B06002
Stock Number PB2006-112225
OCLC Number 68903256
Subjects Artificial reefs--United States ; Ships--Scrapping--United States
Additional Subjects Marine environment ; Management planning and control ; Ships ; Reefs ; Offshore platforms ; Construction ; Disposal ; Hazardous materials ; Environmental impacts ; Natural resources management ; Aquatic animals ; Fisheries ; Aquatic plants ; Habitat ; Artificial reefs
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 842-B-06-002 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/19/2006
NTIS  PB2006-112225 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 76 p. ; 28 cm.
The purpose of creating an artificial reef is to benefit the environment by enhancing aquatic habitat and marine resources, as well as providing an option for conserving, managing, and developing fisheries resources. EPA chaired an interagency workgroup to develop best management practices to be used in the preparation of vessels for use as artificial reefs. This guidance document provides general clean-up performance goals and information on methods for achieving those goals. This guidance should be implemented for all permitted in-water uses of vessels; further vessel preparations may be needed based on the intended in-water use, (e.g., diver safety modifications if the vessel will also serve as a recreational dive attraction).
"May 2006" "This document was jointly developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Oceans and Coastal Protection Division within the Office of Water and the Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration..."--p.2. Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
Siting of artificial reefs -- Guidance for preparing vessels to create artificial reef habitat -- Oil and fuel -- Asbestos -- Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) -- Paint -- Solids debris/Floatables -- Other materials of environmental concern --Considerations for in-water uses of obsolete vessels -- Diving opportunities