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):

Report Date:

2011-07-12

Pagination or Media Count:

155.0

Abstract:

This Advisory report responds to a request from EPAs Office of Water OW for EPAs 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.

Subject Categories:

  • Ecology
  • Marine Engineering
  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE