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Toxicity Assessment - Resources

Initiation 

Problem Identification

Receptor Characterisation

Exposure Assessment

Toxicity Assessment

Description

Levels

Resources

Risk Characterisation

ERM Decisions

Ecotoxicity tests

Ecotoxicity data

Species sensitivity

Contaminant mobility

 

These are the resources a New Zealand risk assessor may find useful for 'assessing toxicity'. 

 


Key resources for ERA -  At a glance

 

General

  • ANZECC 1992 Section 6.1
  • Framework for Ecological Risk Assessment Environment Canada 1994 Section 6 & Fig 6.1
  • NEPM, 1999 Schedule B (5)
  • Ecological RA Guidance for Superfund, 1997. Section 1.2

 

Level 1

  • ANZECC 1992 Section 6.1
  • NEPM, 1999 Schedule B (5)
  • ANZECC 1999 (draft)
  • ANZECC 1992 Water Quality Guidelines
  • ADEC, 1998
  • TNRCC, 1996
  • Oregon Dept of Environmental Quality, 1998
  • Petroleum Hydrocarbon Guidelines 1999: Section 2, Section 4; Appendix 4I
  • Timber Treatment Site Guidelines 1997: Section 5.6
  • Contaminated Gasworks Sites Guidelines 1997: Section 4, Appendix 4B

Tools and software

  • EXAMS
  • USEPA Ecotox Thresholds software (screening level only)

 

Level 2

  • Petroleum Hydrocarbon Guidelines 1999: Section 6
  • Contaminated Gasworks Sites Guidelines 1997: Section 4.4, Appendix 4B
  • Timber Treatment Site Guidelines 1997: Table 5.17; Table 6.3
  • Environment Canada 1994 Section 8 (summary only)

Databases

  • ORNL Ecotoxicological Screening Benchmarks 1998
  • USEPA ECOTOX database (AQUIRE, TERRATOX and PHYTOTOX)
  • Hazardous substances database (HSDB)
  • California Wildlife Exposure Factor and Toxicity Database (Cal/Ecotox)

Summary of Toxicological Databases 

Useful sources of threshold values:

Level 3

  • NEPM, Schedule B (5): Section 6.4
  • ASTM, 1990 a,b

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