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Guidelines for the protection and management of aquatic sediment quality in Ontario

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dc.contributor.author Persaud, D.
dc.contributor.author Jaagumagi, R.
dc.contributor.author Hayton, A.
dc.coverage.spatial Ontario
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-14T17:50:45Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-14T17:50:45Z
dc.date.copyright 1993
dc.date.created 1993-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/15797
dc.description.abstract The guidelines provided in this document were developed for use in evaluating sediments throughout Ontario, and replace the Open Water Disposal Guidelines (published by the Ministry in 1976) currently used for sediment evaluation. The Provincial Sediment Quality Guidelines (PSQGs) are intended to provide guidance during decision-making in relation to sediment issues, ranging from prevention to remedial action. The document provides a background to the PSQG development, the PSQGs, the application of the guidelines to sediment evaluation and the protocol used in establishing the guidelines. Companion volumes to the document (Jaagumagi 1992a, 1992b) provide more details on the actual derivation of the numeric values for various parameters.
dc.format pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Ontario Ministry of the Environment
dc.rights Queen's Printer for Ontario, Crown Copyright, Non-Commercial Use Permitted
dc.rights.uri https://www.ontario.ca/page/copyright-information-c-queens-printer-ontario
dc.subject sediment quality
dc.subject aquatic sediments
dc.subject fill
dc.subject dredged material disposal
dc.subject spills clean up
dc.subject sediment quality guidelines
dc.subject metals
dc.subject nutrients
dc.subject PCBs
dc.subject organochlorine pesticides
dc.subject polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
dc.subject sediment assessment
dc.subject sediment bioassay
dc.subject protocol
dc.title Guidelines for the protection and management of aquatic sediment quality in Ontario
dc.type Report
dc.rights.holder Queen's Printer for Ontario
dc.contributor.affiliation Standards Development Branch
dc.contributor.affiliation Environmental Monitoring and Reporting Branch


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