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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Wetlands: Characteristics and Boundaries.
CORP Author National Research Council, Washington, DC. Commission on Geosciences, Environment, and Resources.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.;Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC. Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Publisher c1995
Year Published 1995
Report Number ISBN-0-309-05134-7;
Stock Number PB96-113956
Additional Subjects Wetlands ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Regulations ; Boundaries ; Resource assessments ; Marsh management ; Marshes ; Swamps ; Modeling ; Mapping ; Site characterization ; Regional analysis ; Legal aspects ; Environmental policy ; Government policies ; Public opinion ; Aquatic biology ; Soils ; Natural resources management ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB96-113956 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 02/29/1996
Collation 327p
One purpose of this report is to review the scientific basis for identification and delineation of wetlands as currently reflected in federal manuals and regulatory conventions. The report is intended to identify both strengths and weaknesses of current regulatory practice. The committee's charge also asks that we deal with the basis for translation of definitions into practical, scientifically valid methods to efficiently and consistently identify wetlands. The committee decided that the translation of a definition or of particular standards or criteria into practical methods is also dependent on certain principles of regulatory practice and thus Chapter 9 titled Regulation of Wetlands and other discussion pertaining to regulation of wetlands (e.g., review of Nationwide Permit 26 and functional assessment) is included in this report.