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Definitions/Contacts for FY 2010 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

Measure Definition

Terms and phrases:

Methodology for computation of results: Acres are based on monitoring and status determination made by the Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership, a member of EPA’s National Estuary Program.  Result may include acres affected by the National Estuary Program or Wetland Program grants.  All habitat acres restored as part of National Estuary Program are also included in Strategic Plan Sub-objective 4.3.2., which encompasses all 28 estuaries in the National Estuary Program.

Units: Acres

Universe: 96,770 of wetland habitat acres and upland habitat acres in the Lower Columbia River Estuary, a National Estuary Partnership Study Area, are currently available for protection, enhancement, or restoration.

Baseline: 0 acres (2005)


Measure Code:  SP-53

Measure Language: Clean up acres of known contaminated sediments (cumulative starting in FY 2005).

Type of Measure: Target measure; Cumulatively reported

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

Measure Definition

Terms and phrases:

Methodology for computation of results: Cleanup acres are based on activity reports received from EPA and state or other federal agencies.  The number of acres is tracked manually.

Units: Acres

Universe: 400 acres total of known highly contaminated sediment in the Columbia River Basin

Baseline: 0 acres (2006)


Measure Code:  SP-54

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

Type of Measure: Target measure; Cumulative

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

Measure Definition

Terms and phrases: “Certain contaminants of concern” are Chlorpyrophos and Azinphos methyl in Oregon West Prong, Little Walla Walla River, N. of Stateline Road; DDT in Washington Walla Walla River, RM 14.3; PBCs and DDT in Mainstem Columbia below Longview, RM 54; and PCBs and DDT in Mainstem Columbia Multnomah Channel, RM 86.

Methodology for computation of results:Reporting cumulative percent reduction in 2012 because data will not be complete until FY2011.  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:Units vary.  Go to above baseline document for more information.

Universe: n/a

Baseline: n/a

 


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