||Assessing and monitoring floatable debris /
Woodley, James. ;
Hitch, S. ;
Mosso, D. ;
||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Oceans and Coastal Protection Div. ;Tetra Tech, Inc., Fairfax, VA.
|| Oceans and Coastal Protection Division, Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds, Office of Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Marine debris--Environmental aspects--United States.
Program development ;
Public health ;
Aquatic environments ;
Wildlife habitats ;
Environmental effects ;
Local planning ;
State planning ;
Water pollution control ;
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||1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
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.
"August 2002." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA-842-B-02-2002"--Page 4 of cover. Microfiche.