Pollutant Source Tracking (PST) Technical Guidance
Final rept. Sep 2010-Sep 2011
SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS CENTER PACIFIC SAN DIEGO CA
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The objective of this project is to accurately quantify Navy contaminant loads by identifying, reviewing, demonstrating, and validating contaminant source tracking technologies that will provide a technical framework for Navy water program managers, enabling them to 1 attribute existing contamination loads to support compliance programs 2 clearly understand weaknesses, as well as how thos technologies can be used to develop management decisions for compliance 3 use the scientific approach and these tools to prevent arbitrary and burdensome regulatory decisions and actions that negatively impact the Navy. This Users Guide will primarily focus on chemical fingerprinting, but will also touch on other key forensic techniques as needed. The product will provide the Navy with a means to attribute pollution loads for compliance programs so that a significant amount of money can be saved. The Navy will be able to identify base pollutant sources, which will in turn, help identify best management practices to reduce these sources.
- Water Pollution and Control