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Proposed Topics for Application of Sediment Quality Objectives. Purpose of Document. Describe major topics for consideration in proposed SQO policy Scope and limitations What SQOs do & do not apply to Application guidance Methodology Assessment and management

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purpose of document
Purpose of Document
  • Describe major topics for consideration in proposed SQO policy
  • Scope and limitations
    • What SQOs do & do not apply to
  • Application guidance
    • Methodology
    • Assessment and management
  • Enforcement and special conditions
elements
Elements
  • Definitions and key terms
  • Conceptual model of contaminant exposure
  • Overview of objectives
  • Methodology for assessing sediment quality
  • Application summaries
  • Enforcement standards
  • Special conditions
  • Review of objectives
definitions and key terms
Definitions and Key Terms
  • Provide a common understanding of key terms used in framework
    • Bays and estuaries
    • Sediment
    • Beneficial uses
    • Benthos
    • Acute and chronic toxicity
conceptual model
Conceptual Model
  • Describe key pathways and processes for sediment contaminant impacts on organisms
  • Describe relationship of SQOs to biological impact mechanisms
overview of objectives
Overview of Objectives
  • Focus of objectives
    • Ecosystem components to be protected
    • Applicable habitats
  • Narrative objectives
    • Purpose
    • Description of use
  • Numeric objectives
    • Purpose
    • Description of use
methodology for assessing sediment quality
Methodology for Assessing Sediment Quality
  • Provide comparable and reliable measures of sediment quality
  • Guidance manuals
    • Field sampling
    • Chemistry
    • Toxicity
    • Bioaccumulation potential
    • Benthic community impacts
    • Information management
application summaries
Application Summaries

Describe relevant SQOs, method of use, and management actions for specific applications:

  • 303(d) and 305(c) assessments
  • Sediment cleanup
  • Dredge/fill material assessment
  • Discharge monitoring
special conditions
Special Conditions
  • Sediment Management Zones
  • Sediment Recovery Zones
review of objectives
Review of Objectives
  • Timing
  • Process
  • Factors considered