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Regional Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (96 pp, 8.7 MB) September 1993
The Regional Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (R-EMAP) is a component of EPA's Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP), an interagency program that documents the status and trends in the condition of the nation's ecological resources. R-EMAP is a partnership of EMAP, EPA regional offices, other federal agencies, and the states to assess ecological issues on the state and local level. R-EMAP is coordinated through EPA regional offices, other federal agencies and states. The objectives of R-EMAP are to:
- Evaluate and improve EMAP concepts for state and local use;
- Assess the applicability of EMAP indicators at differing scales; and
- Demonstrate the utility of EMAP for resolving issues of importance to EPA regions and states.
This document presents an overview of EMAP and R-EMAP along with detailed descriptions of R-EMAP projects being planned and implemented by each EPA region. Seven EPA regions began implementation of R-EMAP projects during 1993 and the remaining three EPA regions will begin R-EMAP project implementation in 1994. The seven R-EMAP projects underway and described in this document are:
Region 1: Fish Tissue Contamination in the State of Maine
Region 2 :Sediment Quality of the NY-NJ Harbor and the Regional Validation of Indicators of Sediment
Region 3 :Surface Water Quality Indicators
Region 6 :Toxics Characterization of Selected Texas Estuaries
Region 7 :Estimating the Status of the Health of Fisheries in EPA Region 7
Region 9 :Assessment of Aquatic and Riparian Ecosystems in a Highly Modified, Agriculturally-Influenced Environment (California's Central Valley)
Region 10 :Biological Assessment of Wadable Streams in the Coast Range Ecoregion and the Yakima River Basin
This document also describes plans for the implementation of R-EMAP projects during 1994 in EPA Regions 4, 5, and 7.