Calculation and Evaluation of Sediment Effect Concentrations for the Amphipod, Hyalella azteca, and the Midge, Chironomus riparius

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Ingersoll, CG, PS Haverland, EL Brunson,
Originator: TJ Canfield, FJ Dwyer, CE Henke & NE Kemble -
Originator: Columbia Environmental Res. Ctr., BRD, USGS;
Originator: DR Mount - Mid-continent Ecology Div., USEPA;
Originator:
RG Fox, Proj. Coordinator, Gr. Lakes Natl. Pgm. Off., EPA 19960901
Publication_Date: 19960901
Title:
Calculation and Evaluation of Sediment Effect Concentrations for the Amphipod Hyalella azteca and the Midge, Chironomus riparius
Series_Information:
Series_Name:
EPA, Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sediments (ARCS) Program
Issue_Identification: EPA 905-R96-008
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place:
Great Lakes National Program Office, 77 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604
Publisher: EPA
Other_Citation_Details:
This metadata file can be found at: http://www.cerc.usgs.gov/clearinghouse/data/brdcerc0004.txt (text format) and http://www.cerc.usgs.gov/clearinghouse/data/brdcerc0004.html (HTML format) and http://www.cerc.usgs.gov/clearinghouse/data/brdcerc0004.sgml (SGML format).
Online_Linkage: http://www.cerc.usgs.gov/pubs/pubs.html
Description:
Abstract:
The Sediment Effect Concentration Database contains sediment information about the benthic diversity, laboratory toxicity, contaminant bioaccumulation, geographic locations, chemical concentration, and physical characteristics of samples from the Clark Fork River/Milltown Reservoir system in Montana, the Great lakes, the Upper Mississippi River, the Trinity River in Texas, Mobile Bay in Alabama and Galveston Bay in Texas. Sediment Effect Concentrations (SECs) are defined as the concentrations of individual contaminants in sediment above which toxicity is frequently observed.
Purpose:
These SECs were used to classify toxicity data for Great Lake sediment samples tested as part of the USEPA Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO) Assessment and remediation of Contaminated Sediments (ARCS) Program. SECs could be used to interpret historical sediment chemistry data, identify actions is taken, identify a potential problem before discharging a chemical, establish a link between a contaminant source and sediment quality, or establish target remediation objectives.
Supplemental_Information:
There are five datasets pertinent to this Metadata. Dataset 3a is a summary of SECs normalized to dry weight, SEC thresholds using data from all locations and dataset 3b is only data from the Great Lakes. Dataset 3c is a summary of SECs normalized to total organic carbon, SEC thresholds using all data, with dataset 3d using only the Great Lake data. Table 2c is a reference table for the number and chemical codes used with each of the datasets (3a, 3b, 3c, & 3d) (Numeric reference to datasets correspond to Appendices in citation).
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19870101
Ending_Date: 19960931
Currentness_Reference: Observed
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None Planned
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
A synthesis of results from the following areas but may be applicable nation wide. Great Lakes ARCS: Sediments were collected from three Great Lakes Areas of Concern: Indiana Harbor (up to 8 samples tested in August 1989), Buffalo River (up to 11 samples tested in October 1989), and Saginaw River (up to 8 samples tested during Survey 1 in December 1989 and up to 16 samples tested during Survey 3 in June 1990). Toxicity tests were conducted with H. azteca (14- and 28-d tests) and C. riparius 14-d test). All of the Indiana Harbor samples were extremely toxic to amphipods in the 14-d test. Therefore, a 28-d test with amphipods was not conducted. We assumed for the calculation of SECs that Indiana Harbor samples toxic to amphipods in a 14-d test would also be toxic in a 28-d test. Waukegan Harbor: Toxicity tests were conducted with 4 sediment samples from Waukegan Harbor, IL in November 1987 (H. azteca 10- and 29-d tests, C. riparius 13-d test). Upper Mississippi River: Toxicity tests were conducted with 5 sediment samples from the upper Mississippi River near Minneapolis, MN in September 1987 (H. azteca 32-d test). Upper Clark Fork River: Sediment samples were collected from Milltown Reservoir (8 samples tested in July 1991) and the Clark Fork River, MT (7 samples tested in September 1991). Toxicity tests were conducted with H. azteca (28-d test) and C. riparius (14-d test). Trinity River: Toxicity tests were conducted with 5 sediment samples from the Trinity River, near Dallas, TX in June 1988 (H. azteca 10- and 32-d tests). Mobile Bay: Toxicity tests were conducted with 6 sediment samples from Mobile Bay, AL in March 1988 (H. azteca 28-d test). The test was conducted under static conditions with 10 o/oo (grams/liter) salinity in the overlying water. Galveston Bay: Toxicity tests were conducted with 5 sediment samples from Galveston Bay, TX in July 1990 (H. azteca 28-d test). The test was conducted under static conditions with 10 o/oo (grams/liter) salinity in the overlying water.
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: SECs
Theme_Keyword: GLNPO
Theme_Keyword: ARCS
Theme_Keyword: sediment effect concentrations
Theme_Keyword: SECs
Theme_Keyword: sediment testing
Theme_Keyword: Contaminant
Theme_Keyword: Environmentally Sensitive Areas
Theme_Keyword: Invertebrates
Theme_Keyword: Hyalella azteca
Theme_Keyword: Chironomus riparius
Theme_Keyword: Chironomus tentans
Theme_Keyword: benthic communities
Theme_Keyword: elutriate toxicity
Taxonomy:
Taxonomic_Keywords: Hyalella azteca
Taxonomic_Keywords: Chironomus riparus
Taxonomic_Keywords: Chironomus tentans
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
Acknowledgement of the Columbia Environmental Research Center, Biological Resources Division - USGS and USEPA is required in products derived from test data.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Christopher G. Ingersoll
Contact_Organization:
USGS Columbia Environmental Research Center (CERC) previously known as: Environmental and Contaminants Research Center (ECRC)
Contact_Position: Branch Chief - Toxicology
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 4200 New Haven Rd
City: Columbia
State_or_Province: Missouri
Postal_Code: 65201
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (573) 876-1819
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone: Unavailable
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (573) 876-1896
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: chris_ingersoll@usgs.gov
Hours_of_Service: 8:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M MONDAY THRU FRIDAY
Contact_Instructions: NONE

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
All studies conducted met USGS CERC QA requirements and many were conducted using EPA QA requirements.
Logical_Consistency_Report: unknown
Completeness_Report: Complete as of 1996 publication
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description: none
Process_Date: Unknown

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:

Spatial_Reference_Information:

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Summary of sediment effect concentrations (SECs) normalized to dry weight (datasets 3a - all data and 3c - Great Lake data) and SECs normalized to total organic carbon (datasets 3b - all data and 3d - Great Lake data) listed by chemical, test type, and sample type. NUMCODE : Numerical code for chemical (Table 2c). CHEMCODE : Chemistry code for chemical (Table 2c). TEST : Toxicity test. SAMPTYP: BT= total extraction of sediment; BS = weak acid digestion of sediment (SEM metals); PW = pore water. UNITS : Chemical concentrations. SEC : Sediment effect concentrations C : An "x" indicates SECs which correctly classify <70% of the samples correctly. An "@" indicates an unreliable SEC (e.g., less than five of the samples were designated as toxic for the chemical or the number of toxic samples with concentrations below the SEC was greater than the number of toxic samples with concentrations above the SEC). N : Total number of samples used to calculate each SEC. TOX : Number of toxic samples. EFFECT : Number of toxic samples where the concentration of a chemical was greater than the mean concentration of the chemical in the non-toxic samples at a site. HIT : Number of samples with concentrations greater than the SEC. TOTAL CORRECT : Percentage samples correctly classified as toxic. TOXHIT : Percentage of toxic samples correctly classified as toxic (toxic sample and hit). NOTNOT : Percentage of non-toxic samples correctly classified as not toxic (non-toxic sample and no hit). NOTHIT : Percentage of non-toxic samples incorrectly classified as toxic (Type I error; non-toxic sample and hit [false positive]). TOXNOT : Percentage of toxic samples incorrectly classified as not toxic (Type II error; toxic sample and no hit [false negative]).
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
Ingersoll, CG, PS Haverland, EL Brunson, TJ Canfield, FJ Dwyer, CE Henke, NE Kemble, DR Mount and RG Fox. 1996. Calculation and Evaluation of Sediment Effect Concentrations for the Amphipod (Hyalella azteca) and the Midge (Chironomus riparius. Resource Publication # EPA 905-R96-008, September 1996

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Christopher G. Ingersoll
Contact_Organization:
USGS Columbia Environmental Research Center (CERC) previously known as: Environmental and Contaminants Research Center (ECRC)
Contact_Position: Branch Chief - Toxicology
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 4200 New Haven Rd
City: Columbia
State_or_Province: Missouri
Postal_Code: 65201
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (573) 876-1819
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone: Unavailable
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (573) 876-1896
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: chris_ingersoll@usgs.gov
Hours_of_Service: 8:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M MONDAY THRU FRIDAY
Contact_Instructions: NONE
Distribution_Liability:
Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the Biological Resources Division, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the data and aggregate use with other data. It is strongly recommended that these data are directly acquired from a Biological Resources Division server, and not indirectly through other sources which may have changed the data in some way. It is also strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with these data. The Biological Resources Division shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein.
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Published report with 3 1/2" disk. Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sediments (ARCS) Program, Calculation and evaluation of sediment effect concentrations for the amphipod Hyalella azteca and the midge Chironomus riparius. EPA 905-R96-008
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 19970630
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
USGS Columbia Environmental Research Center (CERC) previously known as: Environmental and Contaminants Research Center (ECRC)
Contact_Person: Linda Sappington
Contact_Position: Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 4200 New Haven Rd.
City: Columbia
State_or_Province: Missouri
Postal_Code: 65201
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 573-875-5399 x 1870
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: linda_sappington@usgs.gov
Hours_of_Service: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
Metadata_Standard_Name:
NBS Content Standards for National Biological Information Infrastructure Metadata
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NBII Draft of December 1995, Based FGDC of June 8, 1994
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