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SAB Panel for the Review of Ecological Impacts Associated with Mountaintop Mining and Valley-Fill Operations, and Water Quality Advisory Methodology for Estimating Conductivity

07/20/2010 to 07/22/2010


Federal Register Notice Announcing the Meeting

Type of MeetingAdvisory
LocationWashington Plaza Hotel at 10 Thomas Circle N.W., Washington, D.C.‎, 20005; telephone (202) 842-1300

Expert Committee or PanelAdvisory Panel on Ecological Impacts Associated with Mountaintop Mining and Valley-Fills

A list of members can be found in the final report included in the Advisory Activity linked to this panel or committee.


ContactsEdward Hanlon
202-564-2134
hanlon.edward@epa.gov

Minutes

Meeting Minutes. (PDF, 44 pp., 475,561 bytes)

Agenda

To review and provide advice on the scientific adequacy, suitability and appropriateness of EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) draft Aquatic Ecosystem Report and draft Conductivity Benchmark Report related to Mountaintop Mining and Valley-Fills.

Agenda. (PDF, 4 pp., 62,564 bytes)

Advisory Activity (or Activities) Discussed

Interim Water Quality Advisory Methodology for Estimating Conductivity
Mountaintop Mining – Valley-Fill Ecological Assessment


Agency Review Documents

Interim Water Quality Advisory Methodology for Estimating Conductivity
   PDF for Field-Based Aquatic Life Benchmark for Conductivity in Central Appalachian Streams, External Review Draft (March 2010) (PDF, 193 pp., 7,345,699 bytes)


Mountaintop Mining – Valley-Fill Ecological Assessment
   PDF for The Effects of Mountaintop Mines and Valley Fills on Aquatic Ecosystems of the Central Appalachian Coalfields, External Review Draft (December 2009) (PDF, 119 pp., 2,132,699 bytes)


Meeting Materials
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