Accession Number:

ADA282992

Title:

New York Bight Study: Report 5, NY Bight Biological Review Program

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

311.0

Abstract:

The New York Bight Biological Review Program BBRP was developed under the authorization of Section 728 of the Water Resources and Development Act of 1986 PL99-662. Its objective was to identify the types of databases and models that are needed, but currently unavailable, for examining impacts to marine biological resources from large-scale projects within the NY Bight. The BBRP used five hypothetical projects to accomplish this objective. In doing so, it was expected that impacts examined via these hypothetical projects would be representative of impacts that would result from whatever future projects actually are pursued in the NY Bight. In this manner, the adequacy of existing information for examining the more important biological impacts from future projects will have already been reviewed and plans outlined for obtaining critical missing information with sufficient lead time to allow the gaps to be filled in a scientifically reliable manner. The BBRPs work was periodically reviewed by an independent group of scientists from academia, the Biological Review and Assessment Group BRAG, to ensure assessments were scientifically reasonable. Dredged material disposal, Environmental impacts, New York Bight.

Subject Categories:

  • Biological Oceanography
  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE