||Contaminated sediment research multi-year implementation plan 2005
||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Contaminated Sediments--United States ;
Marine Sediments--United States ;
Sedimentation and deposition--Research--United States
Research programs ;
Environmental effects ;
Remedial action ;
Aquatic environment ;
Water chemistry ;
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||viii, 61 p. : ill. 28 cm.
This document describes the implementation plan for contaminated sediments research within the National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory (NHEERL) for fiscal years 2004 - 2008. Contaminated sediments research in the Office of Research and Development (ORD) of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is based on needs identified by EPA's Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation (OSRTI). ORD has developed a multi-year research plan (MYP) to address OSRTI's needs for research. One of the long-term goals of the Contaminated Sites MYP is focused on contaminated sediments, and the NHEERL Implementation Plan provides the detailed approach that NHEERL will take to address mission-related scientific uncertainties identified in the MYP. This plan was developed in the context of the expected resource base for the program: an intramural research effort with about 8 full-time research FTEs (full-time equivalents) and associated research support resources. The Introduction provides a brief discussion of the process by which NHEERL developed this plan. The NHEERL contaminated sediments research program described in herein contains four projects: (1) assessing impact of remedial activities on benthic communities (benthic recovery project); (2) linking residues to effects in aquatic and aquatic-dependent wildlife (residues to effects project); (3) linking chemical concentrations in water and sediment with residues in aquatic and aquatic-dependent wildlife (water and sediment concentrations to residues project); and (4) evaluating the impact of resuspension events on contaminant release and bioavailability (resuspension project). This document describes each of these projects and includes a summary of the issue, state of the science, and research needs for each project. It also describes the projected activities, resource requirements, critical path, and key products.
Cover title. "May 2005" "EPA/600/R-05/033." Includes bibliographical references (p. 50-52) Includes appendices A-E