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Main Title Assessing and monitoring floatable debris.
Author Woodley, James. ; Hitch, S. ; Mosso, D. ; Sheavly, S.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Oceans and Coastal Protection Div. ;Tetra Tech, Inc., Fairfax, VA.
Publisher Oceans and Coastal Protection Division, Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds, Office of Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 2002
Report Number EPA-842-B-02-002
Stock Number PB2003-103625
OCLC Number 51035617
Subjects Marine debris--Environmental aspects--United States ; Shorelines--Monitoring--United States ; Environmental impact analysis--United States
Additional Subjects Program development ; Debris ; Public health ; Aquatic environments ; Assessment ; Wildlife habitats ; Environmental effects ; Local planning ; State planning ; Water pollution control ; Monitoring ; Beaches ; Waterways ; Litter ; Floatable debris
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAD  EPA/842/B-02-002 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 05/16/2003
EJAD  EPA 842/B-02-002 Internet only Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 08/08/2003
NTIS  PB2003-103625 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 online resource ([57] pages) : color illustrations
This document is designed to be a tool to help states, tribes, and local governments develop programs to assess and monitor their coastal recreation waters for floatable material. Coastal recreation waters are part of the coastal watershed. They are defined by the Clean Water Act (CWA), as amended by the Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health (BEACH) Act of 2000, as the Great Lakes and marine coastal waters (including coastal estuaries) that are designated under section 303(c) of CWA by states and are used for swimming, bathing, surfing, or similar water contact activities. The programs developed would be used to help identify sources of floatable debris, protect human and animal health and safety in those waters, and restore and preserve the overall coastal watershed and aquatic environment. Assessing and Monitoring Floatable Debris also will help to preserve and strengthen local and state economies by maintaining or increasing tourism in coastal communities. Much of the information presented here comes from data collected by marine debris monitoring studies and assessment programs already being implemented in the United States.
Title from title screen (viewed Nov. 19, 2002). "March 2002." Includes bibliographical references.