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MODELO PARA EVALUACION DE DERRAMES DE HIDROCARBUROS (HSSM) GUIA DEL USUARIO
Weaver, J W., R. J. Charbeneau, J. D. Tauxe, B. K. Lien, J. B. Provost, AND U. Hungsberg. MODELO PARA EVALUACION DE DERRAMES DE HIDROCARBUROS (HSSM) GUIA DEL USUARIO. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., EPA/600/R-97/003 (NTIS 98-115348), 1997.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is charged by Congress with protecting the Nation's land, air, and water resources. Under a mandate of national environmental laws, the Agency strives to formulate and implement actions leading to a compatible balance between human activities and the ability of natural systems to support and nurture life. To meet these mandates, EPA's research program is providing data and technical support for solving environmental problems today and building a science knowledge base necessary to manage our ecological resources wisely, understand how pollutants affect our health, and prevent or reduce environmental risks in the future. The National Risk Management Research Laboratory is the Agency's center for investigation of technological and management approaches for reducing risks from threats to human health and the environment. The focus of the Laboratory's research program is on methods for prevention and control of pollution to air, land, water, and subsurface resources; protection of water quality in public water systems; remediation of contaminated sites and ground water; and prevention and control of indoor air pollution. The goal of this research effort is to catalyze development and implementation of innovative, cfist-effective environmental technologies; develop scientific and engineering information needed by EPA to support regulatory and policy decisions; and provide technical support and information transfer to ensure effective implementation of environmental regulations and strategies. This publication has been provided as part of the Laboratory's strategic long-term research plan. It is published and made available by EPA's Office of Research and Development to assist the user community and to link researchers with their clients. The Hydrocarbon Spill Screening Model (HSSM) was developed to provide a practical tool for assessing the impact of petroleum hydrocarbon releases on ground water resources. Ing. Ulrich Hungsberg, of the Institute Mexicano de Tecnologfa del Agua (IMTA), and later of the Comision Nacional del Agua proposed that the model be translated into Spanish for the use of the people of Mexico. A letter of intention for the project between the IMTA and the Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory (RSKERL) was signed by Dr. Alvaro A. Aldama-Rodrfquez, Vocal Ejecutivo, IMTA and Mr. Clinton W. Hall, Director, Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory. Ing. Hungsberg personally undertook the translation of the English language document into Spanish.
Record Details:Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY
SUBSURFACE PROTECTION AND REMEDIATION DIVISION