NOAA Natural Resource Specialists will work with state and local partners to eliminate or mitigate the effects of contaminants in AOCs. Habitat enhancement areas and restoration project opportunities will be identified within priority AOCs that can remove pathways and mechanisms by which contaminants impair beneficial uses. Specialists will also work with partners to conduct studies and design projects to achieve cleanup, preserve, and/or restore high quality habitat in Great Lakes AOCs. Developing the next generation of projects to control contaminant sources and improve habitat will facilitate delisting of AOCs.
Assessment of Areas of Concern Targeted for Remediation