Natural resource damage assessment: background and case studies for Galveston Bay

dc.acquisition-srcGBNEPen_US 541.5 .E8 G32 no. 23 c.1-2 GBAYen_US QH 541.5 .E8 G32 no. 23 GBAYen_US
dc.contributor.authorSpencer, Stephen R. and R. Will Roachen_US
dc.contributor.editorJensen, Richard W. Russell W. Kiesling, and Frank S. Shipleyen_US
dc.contributor.otherProceedings: The Second State of the Bay Symposium. February 4 - 6, 1993en_US
dc.descriptionpgs. 277-280en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (also called the Superfund Act) set up a fund to clean up hazardous waste sites on the National Priorities List (NPL). Additionally, it required that damages be collected by government agencies from potentially responsible parties (PRPs) for injury to, destruction of, loss of, or loss of use of natural resources that occur as a result of their exposure to spills or releases of oil or hazardous substances. When CERCLA was amended and extended by the Superfund amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA), one provision was that the President designate natural resource trustees that would be required to seek restoration or monetary compensation (damages) for injuries to trust resources. Trust natural resources include land, fish, wildlife, biota, air, water, groundwater, and drinking water supplies that are under the protection and management of various trustee agencies. The President designated, through the National Contingency Plan (NCP), the Department of the Interior, Department of Commerce, and Department of Agriculture as the main Federal trustees. The Department of Commerce delegated its authority to one of its bureaus, namely the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).en_US
dc.geo-codeGalveston Bayen_US
dc.geo-codeGulf Intracoastal Waterwayen_US
dc.geo-codeHouston Ship Channelen_US
dc.geo-codeEast Bayen_US
dc.geo-codeHigh Islanden_US
dc.geo-codeSan Jacinto Riveren_US
dc.history12/10/04 eas; 10/25/04 easen_US
dc.locationGBIC Circulating Collection; GBIC Reference Collection; GBIC OFFICEen_US
dc.notesThe authors are representing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Ecological Servicesen_US
dc.placeAustin, TXen_US
dc.publisherGalveston Bay National Estuary Programen_US
dc.subjectgovernment policyen_US
dc.subjecthazardous materialsen_US
dc.subjectoil spillsen_US
dc.subjectfish killen_US
dc.subjectdamage assessmenten_US
dc.titleNatural resource damage assessment: background and case studies for Galveston Bayen_US
dc.vol-issueNo. 23en_US