Science Inventory

NATIONAL COASTAL CONDITION REPORT IV

Citation:

Virginia, E., G. Colianni, M. Aquarone, L. Balthis, P. Bourgeois, J. Casey, C. Cooksey, T. Dahl, J. Harvey, L. Harwell, J. Hyland, J. Kiddon, J. MacCauley, W. Nelson, E. Osantowski, K. Sherman, R. Shuford, L. Smith, K. Summers, M. Szymkowiak, AND D. Whitall. NATIONAL COASTAL CONDITION REPORT IV. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-14/001 (NTIS EPA-842-R-10-003), 2012.

Impact/Purpose:

To assess and report on the condition of the nation's coastal resources

Description:

The National Coastal Condition Report IV (NCCR IV) is the fourth in a series of environmental assessments of U.S. coastal waters and the Great Lakes. The report includes assessments of all the nation’s estuaries in the contiguous 48 states and Puerto Rico, south-eastern Alaska, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa. The NCCR IV presents four main types of data: (1) coastal monitoring data, (2) coastal ocean/ offshore monitoring data, (3) offshore fisheries data, and (4) assessment and advisory data (new to NCCR IV). The NCCR IV relies heavily on coastal monitoring data from EPA’s National Coastal Assessment (NCA) to assess coastal condition by evaluating five indicators of condition—water quality, sediment quality, benthic community condition, coastal habitat loss, and fish tissue contaminants.

URLs/Downloads:

Northeast Chpt Review

NATIONAL COASTAL CONDITION REPORT IV

Peer Review Panel   (PDF,NA pp, 48 KB,  about PDF)

Charge to Reviewers   (PDF,NA pp, 13 KB,  about PDF)

Peer Review Plan   (PDF,NA pp, 32 KB,  about PDF)

West Chpt Review 2

Reconciliation Memo

Southeast Chpt Review 2

Entire Doc Review 2

Gulf Chpt Review 2

HI Chpt Review

Gulf Chpt Review

Great Lakes Chpt Review 2

AL & HI Is Review

Northeast Chpt Review 2

Entire Doc Review

Alaska Chpt Review

Southeast Chpt Review

West Chpt Review

Great Lakes Chpt Review

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Product Published Date: 04/30/2012
Record Last Revised: 02/07/2014
OMB Category: Highly Influential
Record ID: 232403

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LABORATORY

GULF ECOLOGY DIVISION

ECOSYSTEM ASSESSMENT BRANCH