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The use of action levels in assessment of dredged material placement at sea and in estuarine areas under FEPA - AE0258

Description
Summary Objectives:-
From a desk-based study, review the suitability of current guidance on the assessment of sediment quality and knowledge on the application of biological indicators, regional geology and anthropogenic sources. Provide a transparent guide on the use of Action Levels in England and Wales.

Key Customer Purpose:-
Assist DEFRA`s FEPA licensing requirements by documenting the reasoning for regional Action Levels for use by the dredger industry, conservation interests and maritime authorities. Provide authoritative information about the UK approach to assessment methodology at OSPAR.
Project Documents
• Final Report : AE0258   (169k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2001

To: 2003

Cost: £92,600
Contractor / Funded Organisations
CEFAS
Keywords
Dredging              
Environmental Protection              
Marine conservation              
Nature conservation              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine