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Definitions/Contacts for FY 2009 National Water Program Guidance Measures - Subobjective: Restore and Protect the Columbia River

Measure Code: SP-52

Measure Language: Protect enhance, or restore acres of wetland habitat and acres of upland habitat in the Lower Columbia River watershed. (cumulative starting in FY 2005)

Type of Measure: Target measure; Cumulatively reported

Measure Contact: Mary Lou Soscia, EPA Region 10, Columbia River Program
soscia.marylou@epa.gov | (503) 326-5873

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Methodology for computation of results: Acres are based on monitoring and status determination made by the Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership.  Result may include acres affected by the National Estuary Program or Wetland Program grants.  

Units: Acres

Universe: 13,000 wetland habitat acres and 3,000 upland habitat acres = 16,000 acres total.

Baseline: 0 acres (2005)


Measure Code:  SP-53

Measure Language: Clean up acres of known contaminated sediments (cumulative starting in FY 2006).

Type of Measure: Target measure; Cumulatively reported

Measure Contact: Sylvia Kawabata, EPA Region 10, Columbia River Program
kawabata.sylvia@epa.gov | (206) 553-1078

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Methodology for computation of results: Acres are based on determination for “remedial action complete” made by the Superfund program.  Federal completions are tracked in the CERCLIS data base, but the actual acres involved and state actions are tracked manually.

Units: Acres

Universe: 400 acres total

Baseline: 0 acres (2006)


Measure Code:  SP-54

Measure Language: Demonstrate a reduction in mean concentration of contaminants of concern found in water and fish tissue (cumulative starting in FY 2006).

Type of Measure: Target measure; Cumulatively reported

Measure Contact: Mary Lou Soscia, EPA Region 10, Columbia River Program
soscia.marylou@epa.gov | (503) 326-5873

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Methodology for computation of results: Reporting cumulative percent reduction in 2012.  Baseline and methodology are described in the document “EPA Strategic Plan 2006 – 2011 Measuring Success of Sub-objective 4.3.9: Restore and Protect the Columbia River Basin” at http://yosemite.epa.gov/R10/EXTAFF.NSF/Reports/2006+Regional+Priorities+Columbia+River+Basin/$FILE/Baseline-columbia.pdf

Units: n/a

Universe: n/a

Baseline: n/a


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