Primary Restoration: Guidance Document for Natural Resource Damage Assessment Under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990

The purpose of this document is to review the state of the art for restoration of certain habitats and biological natural resources and evaluate potential restoration actions following injury to natural resources resulting from the discharge of oil. The following tasks were conducted in developing this document: (1) Identify and evaluate oil-related restoration methods/techniques that are currently available for feasibility, effectiveness and success, and costs. This evaluation is performed on each habitat and biological natural resource (species population) of concern in aquatic environments. (2) Evaluate oil-related restoration actions, including development of a ranking scheme to be used in restoration decisionmaking. (3) Identify and evaluate tested or promising methods/techniques for non-oil contaminant situations that provide direct insights to oil discharge-related restoration activities for feasibility, effectiveness and success, and costs. Evaluate the applicability of these methods to oil-affected habitats. Evaluate actions as in the above task. The non-oil activities review was, however, limited to approaches that provide direct insights to oil discharge-related restoration actions. This review is extensive but certainly not exhaustive. A vast literature on restoration and mitigation exists. The authors have attempted to review only information applicable to oil discharges.

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    Damage Assessment and Restoration Program
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    EG&G Washington Analytical Services Center, Inc.

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  • Authors:
    • French, Deborah P
    • Rines, Henry
    • Gifford, Dian
    • Keller, Aimee
    • Pavignano, Sharon
    • Brown, Garry
    • Ingram, Bradly S
    • Emily MacDonald
    • Quirk, Jacqueline
    • Natzke, Stefan
    • Finkelstein, Kenneth
  • Publication Date: 1996-8


  • English

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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 762p

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  • Accession Number: 01144522
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 3 2009 11:10AM