EPA’s Contaminated Sediment Management Strategy


Entry_ID: GCRIO 200 GCRIO_Inventory: 1 Entry_Title: EPA’s Contaminated Sediment Management Strategy Document_Author: Sediment Steering Committee Agency_Name: U.S. EPA>Environmental Protection Agency Start_Date: 1994-08-00
Group: Summary
Audience_Interest_Guide: Government
Audience_Interest_Guide: Science Institutes
Audience_Interest_Guide: Research Community

This management strategy describes specific actions that EPA will take
to reduce environmental and human health risks associated with
contaminated sediment. The strategy describes the cross-program policy
framework in which EPA intends to promote consideration and reduction of
ecological and human health risks posed by sediment contamination. The
goals of the Strategy are: 1) to develop consistent methodologies for
assessing contaminated sediments; 2) to prevent ecological or human
health risks; 3) to clean-up existing sediment contamination that causes
significant effects on human health or the environment; and 4) to ensure
that sediment dredging and the disposal of dredged material continue to
be managed in an environmentally sound manner.
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Group: Data_Center
Data_Center_Name: U.S. EPA
Dataset_ID: EPA823-R-94-001
Group: Data_Center_Contact
Last_Name: Davies
First_Name: Tudor
Email: None
Phone: (202) 260-5400
Fax: None
Group: Address
Contaminated Sediment Strategy Clerk
Water Docket MC-4101, Room L102
EPA
401 M Street, SW
Washington, DC 20460
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End_Group
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Storage_Medium: 130 pages of printed matter
Parameter: Hydrologic Parameters>Sedimentation
Parameter: Hydrologic Parameters>Contamination
Parameter: Soil Types>Sediment
Parameter: Land Processes>Sedimentation
Discipline: Life Sciences > Public Health > Environmental Health
Discipline: Applied Sciences > Public Health > Environmental Health
Discipline: Life Sciences > Human Ecology
Location: North America > United States
Location: North America > United States > Massachusetts
Location: North America > United States > California
Keyword: nonpoint sources
Keyword: contaminated sediment
Keyword: health risks
Keyword: research
Keyword: water resources
Keyword: water pollution
Keyword: remediation
Keyword: chemicals
Keyword: case studies
Keyword: environmental monitoring
Keyword: Great Lakes
Keyword: references
Keyword: Pago Pago
Keyword: Elizabeth River, Virginia
Keyword: EPA>Environmental Protection Agency
Keyword: National Sediment Inventory
Keyword: assessment
Keyword: dredged material