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 Co...Data Set (DS) | Office for Coastal Management (OCM)
ID: 54573 | Updated: July 16, 2020 | Published / External
|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)|
The Credit for Going Green project team worked with a panel of experts to generate science-based recommendations to calculate the pollutant removal rate of buffers in development, redevelopment, restoration, or other land use change projects. Communities can use this information to receive pollutant removal credits under permits issued by stormwater permit programs. The project has provided municipal staff and boards with the information and tools to better promote buffers as a way to protect water quality, while also enhancing habitat and protecting communities from flooding. This science transfer project was funded by NOAA through the National Estuarine Research Reserve System Science Collaborative to promote the use of science. It did not produce any new data.
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.
Creating vegetated buffers along rivers and bays is a widely recognized strategy to protect water quality while providing other services that benefit ecosystems and communities. However, until recently there was no way to quantify the ability of restored or constructed buffers to reduce pollution, or for communities to receive credit for using buffers under regulatory permits.
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.
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UNH Stormwater Center
University of New Hampshire
Science Transfer – promoting the use of science
Chesapeake Stormwater Network
Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
University of New Hampshire Stormwater Center
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
|Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords||Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Marine Ecosystems > Estuary|
|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:||None Planned|
The distributor does not assume liability.
|Date Effective From:||2017-10-31|
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|Contact (Person):||Cothran, Jeremy|
|Currentness Reference:||Ground Condition|
Extent Group 1
Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1
Narragansett Bay, RI NERR
Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 2
Waquoit Bay, MA NERR
Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 3
Great Bay, NH NERR
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|Catalog Item ID:||54573|
|Metadata Record Created By:||Jeremy Cothran|
|Metadata Record Created:||2018-11-01 11:19+0000|
|Metadata Record Last Modified By:||Jeremy Cothran|
|Metadata Record Last Modified:||2020-07-16 14:43+0000|
|Metadata Record Published:||2020-07-16|
|Metadata Publication Status:||Published Externally|
|Do Not Publish?:||N|
|Metadata Next Review Date:||2021-07-17|