Final Report: Risk assessment for produced water discharges to Louisiana open bays

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Potential human health and environmental impacts from discharges of produced water to the Gulf of Mexico are of concern to regulators at the State and Federal levels, the public, environmental interest groups and industry. Current and proposed regulations require a zero discharge limit for coastal facilities, based primarily on studies in low energy, poorly flushed environments. However, produced water discharges in coastal Louisiana include a number of open bay sites, where potential human health and environmental impacts are likely to be smaller than those demonstrated for low energy canal environments, but greater than the minimal impacts associated with offshore discharges. ... continued below

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Meinhold, A.F.; DePhillips, M.P. & Holtzman, S. March 1, 1996.

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Potential human health and environmental impacts from discharges of produced water to the Gulf of Mexico are of concern to regulators at the State and Federal levels, the public, environmental interest groups and industry. Current and proposed regulations require a zero discharge limit for coastal facilities, based primarily on studies in low energy, poorly flushed environments. However, produced water discharges in coastal Louisiana include a number of open bay sites, where potential human health and environmental impacts are likely to be smaller than those demonstrated for low energy canal environments, but greater than the minimal impacts associated with offshore discharges. Additional data and assessments are needed to support risk managers at the State and Federal levels in the development of regulations that protect human health and the environment without unnecessary cost to the economic welfare of the region and the nation. This project supports the Natural Gas and Oil Initiative objectives to: (1) improve coordination on environmental research; (2) streamline State and Federal regulation; (3) enhance State, and Federal regulatory decision making capability; (4) enhance dialogue through industry/government/public partnerships; and (5) work with States and Native American Tribes.

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OSTI as DE96012613

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  • Other: DE96012613
  • Report No.: BNL--62975-Rev.6/96
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH00016
  • DOI: 10.2172/266893 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 266893
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc670902

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Meinhold, A.F.; DePhillips, M.P. & Holtzman, S. Final Report: Risk assessment for produced water discharges to Louisiana open bays, report, March 1, 1996; Upton, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc670902/: accessed May 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.