|Federal agencies that contribute to EPA's environmental goals, and how they make a difference.|
|Programs by EPA Strategic Goal
1. Climate Change and Improving Air Quality
2. Protecting America's Waters
3. Cleaning Up and Sustainable Development
4. Safety of Chemicals and Preventing Pollution
Programs by Agency
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Department of the Interior
EPA Goal 2: Protecting America’s Waters
The U.S. Geological Survey's Coastal and Marine Geology Program began studying the Long Island Sound region in the 1980s.
The Long Island Sound Environmental Studies program, initiated in 1995, was designed to understand three main points:
1) the modern sedimentary processes that control the transport of bottom processes and the formation of related habitats, 2) to identify and define benthic habitats throughout the region for future studies and management decisions, and 3) to understand the distribution, transport, and fate of contaminants in sediments of the Sound.
Other USGS studies have focused on the behavior of water and contaminants in the watersheds that discharge into the Sound, and on coastal wildlife. Additional studies have been undertaken in collaboration with the States of Connecticut and New York, the EPA, NOAA, the Corps of Engineers, and academic institutions in the region.
Source(s) of Information
1. USGS Studies in Long Island Sound
2. USGS: Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Related EPA Program(s)
Geographic Program: Long Island Sound:
Oversee implementation of the Long Island Sound Study Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan by coordinating the cleanup and restoration actions of the LISS Management Conference as authorized under Sections 119 and 320 of the Clean Water Act.
• Clean Water Act Sections 119 and 320