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Definitions/Contacts for FY 2009 National Water Program Guidance Measures Subobjective: Restore and Protect the Puget Sound Basin

Measure Code: SP-49

Measure Language: Improve water quality and enable the lifting of harvest restrictions in acres of shellfish bed growing areas impacted by degraded or declining water quality. (cumulative from FY 2006)

Type of Measure: Target measure; Cumulatively reported

Measure Contact:  Michael Rylko, EPA Region 10, Office of Ecosystems, Tribal, and Public Affairs
rylko.michael@epa.gov | (206) 553-4014

Measure Definition

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Methodology for computation of results: Acres are based on monitoring and status determinations made by the Washington Department of Health.  Results may include acres affected by National Estuary Program or Section 319 Nonpoint Source grants.

Units: Acres

Universe: As of January 2006, approximately 30,000 acres of commercial shellfish bed growing areas had harvest restrictions due to water quality impairments in Puget Sound.

Baseline: n/a


Measure Code: SP- 50

Measure Language: Remediate acres of prioritized contaminated sediments. (cumulative starting in FY 2006)

Type of Measure: Target measure; Cumulatively reported

Measure Contact:  Sheila M. Eckman, EPA Region 10, Office of Environmental Cleanup
eckman.sheila@epa.gov | (206) 553-0455

Measure Definition

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

Units: Acres

Universe: As of January 2006, approximately 5,000 acres of remaining contaminated sediments required some level of remediation.

Baseline: n/a


Measure Code: SP- 51

Measure Language:  Restore acres of tidally- and seasonally-influenced estuarine wetlands. (cumulative starting in FY 2006)

Type of Measure: Target based on cumulative results 

Measure Contact:  Michael Rylko, EPA Region 10, Office of Ecosystems, Tribal, and Public Affairs
rylko.michael@epa.gov | (206) 553-4014

Measure Definition

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Methodology for computation of results: Acres are based on monitoring and status determinations made by the Puget Sound Performance Partnership.  Results may include acres affected by National Estuary Program or Wetlands Program grants. 

Units: Acres

Universe: A total of approximately 45,000 acres of intertidal and near shore habitat were identified by state, tribal, and local groups as potential restoration sites in the 2006 Puget Sound Near Shore Restoration Site Inventory Database.

Baseline: n/a

 


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