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An Evaluation of Approaches for Monitoring Emerging Priority Hazardous Substances (CDEP 84/5/313) - ME2102

To provide an overview of which suibstances are currently being estimated and monitored in connection with existing international obligations, the approximate cost of this monitoring and the scope for reducing this monitoring.
To examine the emerging and future international obligations relevant to the marine/aquatic environment for estimation and monitoring hazardous substances in discharges, emissions and losses and to identify the emerging priority hazardous substances likely to be targeted and the associated monitoring requirements and costs.
To assess the practicality and resource implications of using source estimation/monitoring, as opposed to traditional target monitoring in meeting future international reporting obligations and for assessing whether the chemicals identified as priority substances in national and international forums are decreasing over time and will meet relevant cessation and/or risk management targets.
To propose an outline UK strategy for assessing reductions of new priority hazardous substances which takes account of emerging and future international obligations on these.
Project Documents
• Final Report : ME2102   (4167k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2002

To: 2004

Cost: £82,260
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Water Research Centre
Environmental Protection              
Hazardous substances              
Marine conservation              
Marine Monitoring              
Nature conservation              
Priority Substances              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine