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Review of Sediment Management Standards Bioassay Protocols

Publication number Date Published
95-318April 1995
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Author(s) Stinson, M.
Description Ecology adopted the Sediment Management Standards (SMS) Chapter 173-204 WAC in March 1991, establishing Ecology’s requirements for monitoring sediment quality in the state of Washington. Biological effects criteria were established based on Amphipod, Larval, Juvenile Polychaete, and Microtox-Saline Extract sediment bioassays as identified in the Puget Sound Estuary Program (PSEP) Bioassay Protocols. A review of the SMS bioassay suite was undertaken in preparation for a scheduled review and possible revision of the SMS in 1995.
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Keywords recommendations, protocol, bioassay, biological, sulfide, salinity, methods, sediment, standards, management, Puget Sound, sediment management standards, ammonia