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Document Title:

Development of a Standardized Process for Ranking and Prioritizing Contaminants in the Contaminant Assessment Process.

AUTHOR(S):
W. Gregory Cope Sara E. Ward Damian Shea


PAGES:
1 - 143

PUBLICATION DATE: December 2005

ABSTRACT:
This report describes work carried out under an interagency agreement between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) (IAG 1445-1A09-95- 0179) to evaluate the process for ranking and prioritizing contaminants as part of the Contaminant Assessment Process (CAP) and is based on a task description developed by the USGS Biomonitoring of Environmental Status and Trends (BEST) Program (2000). Several individuals have contributed to this project and we wish to recognize their efforts. Jim Coyle and Chris Bunck of the USGS BEST Program along with the FWS-s Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) staff in Arlington (Mary Henry, George Noguchi, and Craig Moore) arranged initial project meetings and provided technical assistance and project oversight during the course of this work. Tom Augspurger of the FWS-s Raleigh Field Office provided overall project coordination and technical expertise in the development of this report.

PUBLISHED BY:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

DOCUMENT LINK:
http://www.fws.gov/raleigh/pdfs/SRP_1205Final.pdf, 1 MB

ADDITIONAL LINKS:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Raliegh, North Carolina, Ecological Services Field Office

Last updated: February 13, 2013