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Accession Number DE2013-1063154
Title Y-12 National Security Complex Biological Monitoring and Abatement Program Plan.
Publication Date Jan 2013
Media Count 34p
Personal Author C. C. Brandt J. G. Smith K. A. Sabo M. G. Ryon M. J. Peterson M. S. Greeley S. W. Christensen T. J. Mathews W. K. Roy
Abstract This document provides the Biological Monitoring and Abatement Program (BMAP) Plan for East Fork Poplar Creek (EFPC), as required by the Y-12 National Security Complex (Y-12 Complex) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit which became effective December 1, 2011. The BMAP was first developed in 1985 by staff in the Environmental Science Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory at the request of the Y-12 Complex. The multidisciplinary and quantitative biological monitoring approaches used for the BMAP were developed, from the beginning, in close consultation with Y-12 Complex Environmental Compliance staff, as well as the State of Tennessee and the Environmental Protection Agency. A draft BMAP Plan was submitted to the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) in May 2012 and was approved by TDEC with revision in December 2012. The TDECs Plan changes are incorporated in this final BMAP Plan issued in January 2013. The general approach to the 2013 BMAP Plan follows previous precedent, and addresses all BMAP-related NPDES permit requirements. The focus of the monitoring effort is on EFPC and comparable reference streams, including Brushy Fork and Hinds Creek. Two other stream systems near the Y-12 Complex, Bear Creek and McCoy Branch, are similarly monitored using BMAP and TDEC protocols as required in the permit; however, these streams are monitored by Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act-funded programs and are only briefly summarized in this Plan. Three major tasks comprise the current program: fish bioaccumulation, benthic macroinvertebrate community, and fish community. A concomitant task, toxicity testing of storm drains, is also implemented at the Y-12 Complex and briefly described in the Plan. Each BMAP task differs slightly in the number of sites and frequency of sampling, depending on need as determined by previous monitoring. Sampling rationale and specific methods for each task are provided herein. A summary of program integration components, including data management, quality assurance, and reporting aspects, are also provided.
Keywords Biological accumulation
Biological communities
Biological indicators
Pollution abatement
Quality assurance
Water pollution effects(Animals)
Y-12 plant

Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 68D - Water Pollution & Control
57H - Ecology
Corporate Author Oak Ridge National Lab., TN. Environmental Sciences Div.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1314
Contract Number DE-AC05-00OR22725

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