Abstract Title

Session S-03B: Washington Fish Consumption Rate: One Number, Hundreds of Human Health and Environmental Management Decisions, Millions of Consumers

Proposed Abstract Title

Use of Pacific NW Fish Dietary Information for Sediment Cleanup Decisions Under the SMS

Keywords

Toxics

Location

Room 608-609

Start Date

30-4-2014 3:30 PM

End Date

30-4-2014 5:00 PM

Description

Tabulations are presented of Pacific NW fish dietary information to help support sediment cleanup decisions to determine the sediment cleanup objectives (CSO) and cleanup screening levels (CSL) for different aquatic environments. Background The Department of Ecology’s fish consumption technical support documents and companion documents (1-4) provide information that include multiple fish consumption rates and ranges to better reflect the range in abundance of fish and shellfish species, diverse habitats, and exposure scenarios typical of Washington State. The marine environments of the Pacific Northwest offer an abundance of species of finfish and shellfish available for harvest and consumption throughout the year. A selection of an estimate and a range should take into account considerations of habitat quality, abundance, and current and future conditions of aquatic environments that support fish and shellfish harvest and consumption. For site-specific evaluations, the selection of a species group and the corresponding upper percentile fish consumption estimate range or rate is a risk management decision to be made in consultation with tribal representatives and the respective tribal governments.

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Apr 30th, 3:30 PM Apr 30th, 5:00 PM

Use of Pacific NW Fish Dietary Information for Sediment Cleanup Decisions Under the SMS

Room 608-609

Tabulations are presented of Pacific NW fish dietary information to help support sediment cleanup decisions to determine the sediment cleanup objectives (CSO) and cleanup screening levels (CSL) for different aquatic environments. Background The Department of Ecology’s fish consumption technical support documents and companion documents (1-4) provide information that include multiple fish consumption rates and ranges to better reflect the range in abundance of fish and shellfish species, diverse habitats, and exposure scenarios typical of Washington State. The marine environments of the Pacific Northwest offer an abundance of species of finfish and shellfish available for harvest and consumption throughout the year. A selection of an estimate and a range should take into account considerations of habitat quality, abundance, and current and future conditions of aquatic environments that support fish and shellfish harvest and consumption. For site-specific evaluations, the selection of a species group and the corresponding upper percentile fish consumption estimate range or rate is a risk management decision to be made in consultation with tribal representatives and the respective tribal governments.