Accession Number : ADA550605


Title :   Efficacy of Ballast Water Treatment Systems: A Report by the EPA Science Advisory Board


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 2010-Jul 2011


Corporate Author : ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY WASHINGTON DC SCIENCE ADVISORY BOARD


Personal Author(s) : Meyer, Judith L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a550605.pdf


Report Date : 12 Jul 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 155


Abstract : This Advisory report responds to a request from EPA's Office of Water (OW) for EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB) to provide advice on technologies and systems to minimize the impacts of invasive species in vessel ballast water discharge. Vessel ballast water discharges are a major source of non-indigenous species introductions to marine, estuarine, and freshwater ecosystems of the United States. This assessment was conducted by the SAB s Ecological Processes and Effects Committee (EPEC) as augmented with additional Panel members having expertise in ballast water issues and water treatment (collectively referred to as the Panel).


Descriptors :   *BALLAST , *INVASIVE SPECIES(FAUNA) , *WATER TREATMENT , ECOSYSTEMS , ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT , FEDERAL LAW , MARITIME INDUSTRY , REGULATIONS , RISK MANAGEMENT , SHIPS , TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT


Subject Categories : Ecology
      Marine Engineering
      Sociology and Law


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE