Accession Number : ADA322189

Title :   Tri-Service Procedural Guidelines for Ecological Risk Assessments. Volume 1.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-May 96,

Corporate Author : EDGEWOOD RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

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

PDF Url : ADA322189

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 316

Abstract : The purpose of this report is to provide guidance for conducting ERAs for use by risk assessors at Navy, Air Force, and Army installations. Each of the three services has a support center which is available to provide guidance and programatic services. The three members are: U.S. Army Environmental Center (AEC), Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center, and the Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence. Using this approach will provide the Tri- Service Centers 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 that the 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 'Framework for Ecological Risk Assessment.' Volume 2 contains information on more than 100 environmental models and test methods.

Descriptors :   *CHEMICAL CONTAMINATION, *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, *ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS, *HAZARDOUS WASTES, *ECOLOGY, *TOXICOLOGY, REQUIREMENTS, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, AIR FORCE, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, RISK, ARMY FACILITIES, TEST METHODS, REGULATORS.

Subject Categories : Ecology
      Toxicology
      Physical Chemistry
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE