U.S. NAVY STATUTORY MONITORING OF TRIBUTYLTIN IN SELECTED U.S. HARBORS: ANNUAL REPORT, 1989

In compliance with the requirements of the Organotin Antifouling Paint Control Act (OAPCA) of 1988, the U.S. Navy has initiated a harbor monitoring program. Under Section 7(b) of the act-Navy Home Port Monitoring-the U.S. Navy is required to "...provide for periodic monitoring, not less than quarterly, of waters serving as the home port for any Naval Vessel coated with an antifouling paint containing organotin to determine the concentration of organotin in the water column, sediments, and aquatic organisms of such waters." A baseline survey of water-column tributyltin (TBT) concentrations was conducted in 15 Navy harbors between 1984 and 1986. These data were used in the U.S. Navy's environmental risk assessment and supported initiation of the U.S. EPA Special Review. Under provisions of the Navy's Environmental Assessment and in support of projected implementation of the organotin painting program, San Diego, Norfolk, and Pearl Harbors have been monitored periodically between 1986 and October 1988, and since then, to document butyltin concentrations in water, tissues, and sediments, and to determine if TBT concentrations are changing significantly over time in relation to Navy use patterns. This document reports on 1989 findings.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report
  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Ocean Systems Center

    San Diego, CA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Seligman, P F
    • Grovhoug, J G
    • Fransham, R L
  • Publication Date: 1990-6

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: Various p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00661932
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NOSC/TR-1346
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM