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Responsiveness Summary Released - Hudson River Waterfowl Injury Assessment
Date Posted: January 7, 2009The Hudson River Natural Resource Trustees have released a Responsiveness Summary for the Waterfowl Injury Assessment Study being conducted as part of the Hudson River Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA). The Hudson River Natural Resource Trustees -- New York State, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) -- are working cooperatively to conduct the NRDA. The Responsiveness Summary provides Trustee agency responses to public comments on and questions about the Trustees’ Draft Study Plan, Waterfowl Injury Assessment, PCBs in Hudson River Resident Waterfowl, dated May 7, 2007, released by the Trustees for public review and comment. All comments received on the Draft Waterfowl Injury Study Plan, as part of the peer and public review process, were considered by the Trustees. The Trustees evaluated the peer review and public comments and, where warranted, incorporated these comments in the Draft Waterfowl Injury Study Plan to produce the Final Study Plan, Waterfowl Injury Assessment: Determining PCBs concentrations in Hudson River Resident Waterfowl, Public Release Version, dated December 2008, which was released by the Trustees last month.