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Main Title Proceedings of the Workshop on the Sea-Surface Microlayer in Relation to Ocean Disposal : December 18-19, 1985, Airlie, Virginia /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Hardy, J. T.
States, James B.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Marine and Estuarine Protection. ;Battelle/Marine Research Lab., Sequim, WA.;Battelle Pacific Northwest Labs., Richland, WA.
Publisher Office of Marine and Estuarine Protection, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1986
Report Number 556/1-87/005; EPA/556/1-87/005
Stock Number PB93-206993
OCLC Number 28048067
Subjects Waste disposal in the ocean--Environmental aspects--Congresses ; Marine pollution--Environmental aspects--Congresses ; Neuston--Congresses
Additional Subjects Marine disposal ; Air water interactions ; Water pollution monitoring ; Toxicity ; Water pollution effects ; Environmental transport ; Incineration ; Microenvironment ; Meetings ; Pollution regulations ; Sea-surface microlayer
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA-556-1-87-005 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/19/2014
NTIS  PB93-206993 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 28 cm.
A workshop was convened to identify information needs concerning the sea-surface microlayer (SSM) that would assist the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the ocean disposal regulatory process. Twenty-two participants from a wide diversity of disciplines, including technical experts on the sea-surface microlayer, identified and ranked over 30 relevant information needs. Top priority was given to determining: (1) residence times for components in the SSM and their alteration by inputs from disposal, (2) the importance of the SSM as a biological habitat, and (3) the toxicity of disposal wastes applied in a realistic way to the SSM. A research and monitoring plan based on a decision-tree and containing short- and long-term tasks was outlined. The first step involves sampling and analysis of the SSM during research ocean disposal activities. Measured SSM contaminant concentrations would then be compared with data on toxicity to surface organisms such as neustonic (floating) fish eggs.
"August 1987"--Cover. "October 1986." Includes bibliographical references. "556/1-87/005"--Cover.