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Main Title Cruise Ship Plume Tracking Survey Report.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water.
Publisher Sep 2002
Year Published 2002
Report Number EPA/842/R-02/001;
Stock Number PB2003-101931
Additional Subjects Water pollution ; Plumes ; Discharge ; Effluents ; Ships ; Tracer techniques ; Florida ; Alaska ; Dyes ; Tracer studies ; Surveys ; Cruise ships
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NTIS  PB2003-101931 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is developing a Cruise Ship Discharge Assessment Report in response to a petition the agency received in March 2000. The petition requested that EPA assess and where necessary control discharges from cruise ships. Comments received during public hearings, in 2000, resulted in the EPA agreeing to conduct a survey to assess the discharge plumes resulting from cruise ships, operating in ocean waters off the Florida coast and to compare the results to the Alaska dispersion models. This survey report describes the daily activities of August 2001 Cruise Ship Plume Tracking Survey, and provides a synopsis of the observations from the survey. It also provides data that can be used to assess dispersion of cruise ship wastewater discharges, while in transit. A description of the survey methods is provided in Section 2. Survey results are presented in Section 3. Findings and conclusions are discussed in Section 4.