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Exposure & Effects Pilot Study (EEPS) RMP Objective #4 RMP Objective #4 Measure pollution exposure and effects on selected parts of the Estuary ecosystem.

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1 Exposure & Effects Pilot Study (EEPS) RMP Objective #4 RMP Objective #4 Measure pollution exposure and effects on selected parts of the Estuary ecosystem (including humans) Measure pollution exposure and effects on selected parts of the Estuary ecosystem (including humans) EEPS Goals: EEPS Goals: Develop a suite of indicators for S&T Develop a suite of indicators for S&T Conduct short-term studies to assess SF Bay E&E Conduct short-term studies to assess SF Bay E&E

2 10-Year Program Review Recommendations for EEPS (2003) Great chemical characterization of the Bay but what does it mean? Great chemical characterization of the Bay but what does it mean? Need to understand biological impacts of chemicals detected Need to understand biological impacts of chemicals detected In response, TRC/SC allocated In response, TRC/SC allocated $200K/yr for EEPS through 2008 $200K/yr for EEPS through 2008

3 Selection of Indicators Rationale presented in Conceptual Framework (2004) - ranked Rationale presented in Conceptual Framework (2004) - ranked Terns Terns Cormorants Cormorants Benthos/sediment Benthos/sediment Diving ducks Diving ducks Fish Fish Clapper rails Clapper rails Seals Seals

4 2008: Criteria for Inclusion into Status & Trends Relevance to Management Questions/Decisions Relevance to Management Questions/Decisions Example: protection of endangered species, evaluation of TMDLs, etc. Example: protection of endangered species, evaluation of TMDLs, etc. Scientifically achievable Scientifically achievable Example: Likelihood of finding significant effects or documented effects in literature Example: Likelihood of finding significant effects or documented effects in literature Ability to represent overall health of Estuary Ability to represent overall health of Estuary Mix of indicators Mix of indicators

5 Proposed Research Based on criteria, Four-year Plan proposes continued research on: Based on criteria, Four-year Plan proposes continued research on: Terns Terns Cormorants Cormorants Clapper rails Clapper rails Diving ducks -anecdotal evidence suggests not a policy concern? Diving ducks -anecdotal evidence suggests not a policy concern? Fish Fish Benthos/sediment Benthos/sediment Seals - uncertainties regarding monitoring/hard to establish E&E Seals - uncertainties regarding monitoring/hard to establish E&E

6 Funded 2005 Fish Effects Study -AMS/UCD -- 2 yrs, $50K per yr – high priority Fish Effects Study -AMS/UCD -- 2 yrs, $50K per yr – high priority Evaluation effects of contamination on shiner surfperch (field and lab study) Evaluation effects of contamination on shiner surfperch (field and lab study) Diving Ducks - $20K Diving Ducks - $20K Sediment Assessment - $15K Sediment Assessment - $15K SFEI Labor - $25K SFEI Labor - $25K Peer Review - $5K Peer Review - $5K Total ~ $120K, remaining $80K Total ~ $120K, remaining $80K

7 Proposed 2005 Terns - Hg analyses in Caspian, team w/USFWS $3K Terns - Hg analyses in Caspian, team w/USFWS $3K Benthos/Sediment Indicators - evaluation of archive and scoping for $10K Benthos/Sediment Indicators - evaluation of archive and scoping for $10K Fish Effects - Add-on. Develop laboratory culture - $20K Fish Effects - Add-on. Develop laboratory culture - $20K Clapper Rails - $5K scoping for exposure or pathway study Clapper Rails - $5K scoping for exposure or pathway study Small Fish - $40K –PS -indicator of local contamination and prey species (food web) Small Fish - $40K –PS -indicator of local contamination and prey species (food web)

8 Proposed 2006 and beyond Tern - Egg injection study (PBDEs/Contaminant mixtures) Tern - Egg injection study (PBDEs/Contaminant mixtures) Benthos/Sediment Indicators – assess sed. toxicity/benthic impairment, validation of SQO work Benthos/Sediment Indicators – assess sed. toxicity/benthic impairment, validation of SQO work Fish Effects - Continuation of 2005 work Fish Effects - Continuation of 2005 work Small Fish Small Fish Clapper Rail Effects Clapper Rail Effects Cormorants Eggs - moving to S&T? Cormorants Eggs - moving to S&T?


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