Development of a Standardized Process for Ranking and Prioritizing Contaminants in the Contaminant Assessment Process.
W. Gregory Cope Sara E. Ward Damian Shea
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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.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
http://www.fws.gov/raleigh/pdfs/SRP_1205Final.pdf, 1 MB
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Raliegh, North Carolina, Ecological Services Field Office