Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2018: Credit for Going Green: Transfer of an Expert Elicitation Method to Develop Pollutant Load Reduction Rates for Buffers that Count Toward MS4 Permits - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative), https://inport.nmfs.noaa.gov/inport/item/54573.

Item Identification

Title: Credit for Going Green: Transfer of an Expert Elicitation Method to Develop Pollutant Load Reduction Rates for Buffers that Count Toward MS4 Permits - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative)
Status: Planned
Abstract:

The project team will work with an Advisory Committee made up of representatives of New Hampshire’s regulatory and MS4 communities to use an expert panel to quantify pollution removal efficiency and volume reduction when using buffers as a water quality best management practice. The process for facilitating the expert panel was developed by the Chesapeake Bay Program, and the team will use lessons learned and advice from leaders in the Chesapeake Bay to conduct a similar process in New Hampshire.

The Chesapeake Bay Program developed protocols and methodologies for a process that creates consistent and scientifically-defensible performance estimates for stormwater best management practices. Through reviewing data, literature, and expert testimony on quantifying best management practice performance, the expert panel will produce a consensus-based report of pollutant load reduction performance curves that meet the needs of New Hampshire communities and the standards established by regulators under MS4 permits. The project team will disseminate these findings through a report; targeted communication products; three workshops in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island; and a simple roadmap for the expert elicitation process.

Purpose:

Buffers are a well-established method to protect water quality, promote habitat, enhance biodiversity, and provide other services that benefit ecosystems and communities. While buffers could be used to satisfy water quality protection requirements in New Hampshire, regulators and communities lack synthesized, scientifically justified information to quantify the water quality and quantity control benefits of buffers, and compare them to those derived from other best management practices.

This project will develop consensus-based recommendations for pollutant load reduction performance curves that will help New Hampshire communities use buffers to meet in-stream pollution reduction targets. The work will be done in partnership between the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, the University of New Hampshire Stormwater Center, ROCA Communications, the Chesapeake Stormwater Network, the Narragansett Bay Reserve, and Waquoit Bay Reserve.

Notes:

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Supplemental Information:

Project Lead

James Houle

UNH Stormwater Center

University of New Hampshire

(603) 767-7091

James.Houle@unh.edu

Project Type

Science Transfer – promoting the use

of science

Project Partners

• Chesapeake Stormwater Network

• City of Dover (New Hampshire)

• Great Bay National Estuarine

Research Reserve, New Hampshire

• Narragansett Bay National Estuarine

Research Reserve, Rhode Island

• New Hampshire Department

of Environmental Services

• Roca Communications+

• University of New Hampshire

• U.S. Department of

Environmental Protection

• Waquoit Bay National Estuarine

Research Reserve, Massachusetts

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Marine Ecosystems > Estuary

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America > Massachusetts
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America > New Hampshire
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America > Rhode Island
None Great Bay NERR, NH
None Narragansett Bay NERR, RI
None Waquoit Bay NERR, MA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Set Publication Status: Unpublished
Distribution Liability:

The distributor does not assume liability.

Support Roles

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 795367
Date Effective From: 2017-10-31
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Cothran, Jeremy
Email Address: jeremy.cothran@gmail.com

Originator

CC ID: 795368
Date Effective From: 2015-09
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Riley, Cory
Email Address: cory.riley@wildlife.nh.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 795365
W° Bound: -71.38
E° Bound: -70.48
N° Bound: 43.19
S° Bound: 41.54

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 795364
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2017-10-01
End: 2019-03-01

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

Cite this dataset when used as a source: NOAA retains the right to analyze, synthesize and publish summaries of the NERRS/NSC data. The NERRS/NSC retains the right to be fully credited for having collected and process the data. Following academic courtesy standards, the NERR site where the data were collected should be contacted and fully acknowledged in any subsequent publications in which any part of the data are used. The data enclosed within this package/transmission are only as accurate as the quality assurance and quality control procedures that are described in the associated metadata reporting statement allow. The user bears all responsibility for its subsequent use/misuse in any further analyses or comparisons. The Federal government does not assume liability to the Recipient or third persons, nor will the Federal government reimburse or indemnify the Recipient for its liability due to any losses resulting in any way from the use of this data. Requested citation format: NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) Science Collaborative(NSC).

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 795369
Download URL: https://cdmo.baruch.sc.edu/science-collaborative
File Name: Data files
Description:

Location where the data will be posted when the project is complete.

File Type: ZIP

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 795370
URL: http://graham.umich.edu/activity/41543
URL Type:
Online Resource

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 54573
Metadata Record Created By: Jeremy Cothran
Metadata Record Created: 2018-11-01 11:19+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2018-11-13 12:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-11-13
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-11-14
Linking Share Level (Deprecated): Across the InPort Catalog