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Definitions/Contacts for FY 2011 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

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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, 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 (FY 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

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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 (FY 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:  Reduction in the mean concentration of contaminants of concern will be achieved through a variety of activities implemented by the States of Washington and Oregon, and EPA, specifically:

  • Washington will be contributing to the target reduction through the implementation of two Water Quality Improvement Projects/Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs), specifically the Yakima River TMDL and Walla Walla River TMDL.  More information on the WA Ecology TMDL program can be found at: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wq/links/wq_assessments.html
  • Oregon will be contributing to the target reduction by the implementation of Pesticide Stewardship Partnership (PSP) in the Walla Walla River basin. 
  • At the time this measure was written in 2006, EPA had expectations that reductions actions and monitoring would be occurring in the Columbia River mainstem.  However, this target will not be achieved.  EPA has not received any additional funding to accomplish toxics reduction actions or monitoring in the Columbia River mainstem.  There will not be any reporting in 2011 on this portion of SP-54.

htttp://yosemite.epa.gov/R10/EXTAFF.NSF/Reports/2006+Regional+Priorities+Columbia+River+Basin/$FILE/Baseline-columbia.pdf

Units: Units vary. 

Universe: n/a

Baseline:

 sp-54 table

 

 


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