Accession Number : ADA297968

Title :   Procedural Guidelines for Ecological Risk Assessments at U.S. Army Sites. Volume 1.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 92-Dec 94,

Corporate Author : GEO-CENTERS INC FORT WASHINGTON MD

Personal Author(s) : Wentsel, Randall S. ; LaPoint, Thomas W. ; Simini, Michael ; Checkal, Ronald T. ; Ludwig, David

PDF Url : ADA297968

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 114

Abstract : The purpose of this report is to provide guidance for procedures to conduct ecological risk assessment (ERA) for use by risk assessors under contract to the U.S. Army Environmental Center (AEC) at Army National Priority sites and sites listed under the Base Realignment and Closure program. The report is designed to enhance an understanding of the requirements under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). Using this approach will provide AEC with cost-effective, tiered procedures with which to direct and coordinate the scientific and technical efforts of contractors involved in ERA. Employing a common framework across sites will assure the Army that requirements of state and federal regulators are satisfied. The process described in this report follows the paradigm put forward in the 1992 Environmental Protection Agency report entitled 11Framework for Ecological Risk Assessment." Volume 2 contains information on more than 100 environmental models and test methods. (AN)

Descriptors :   *ARMY FACILITIES, *WATER POLLUTION, *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, *ECOLOGY, REQUIREMENTS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, RISK, COST EFFECTIVENESS, EXPOSURE(GENERAL), CHEMICAL CONTAMINATION, TOXIC HAZARDS, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, CONCENTRATION(COMPOSITION), MERCURY, ECOSYSTEMS, HAZARDOUS WASTES, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, SEDIMENTS, BASE CLOSURES, EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL, DIOXINS.

Subject Categories : Ecology
      Water Pollution and Control
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE