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Title: Preliminary Assessment of the Potential Impact of Fog Oil Smoke on Selected Threatened and Endangered Species
Authors: Getz, Lowell
Reinbold, Keturah A.
Tazik, David J.
Hayden, Timothy J.
Cassels, Debra Maria, 1960-
Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Publisher: Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.)); 96/38
Abstract: The use of smokes and obscurants is a critical component of military tactical training. Fog oil is the most commonly available smoke/obscurant material used during training exercises. Exposure to smokes and obscurants is perceived to constitute a potential negative impact on individuals or populations of threatened and endangered species present in training areas. Currently, the data are inadequate to provide an accurate assessment of the potential impact of smokes and obscurants, as currently used by the military, on threatened and endangered species occupying training installations. This research provides a preliminary assessment of the environmental impacts of fog oil smoke used in training exercises based on available data and information (and assumptions stated in the report), especially as they might affect threatened and endangered species. This research also identifies specific data and information gaps that should be the focus of future research efforts. Only by obtaining such data and filling such gaps can land managers ensure compliance with Federal regulations while minimizing constraints on training programs.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: USACERL Technical Report 96/38
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
Size: 48 pages / 15.02Mb
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