Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report
San Francisco Estuary Invasive Spartina Project: Spartina Control Program
April 2003

Table 3.6-1:  Summary of Potential Human Health and Safety Effects

 

Impact

Manual Removal
(Hand pulling and manual excavation)

Mechanical Removal
(Excavation, dredging, and shredding)

Pruning, Hand-mowing, and Smothering

Flooding
(Diking, drowning, salinity variation)

Burning

Herbicide Application

Beneficial Effects

HS-1:  Worker Injury from Accidents Associated with Manual and Mechanical Cordgrass Treatment.

All Alternatives: Minor worker injuries are possible during treatment activities.

 

All Alternatives:  Minor worker injuries are possible during treatment activities.

 

All Alternatives:  Minor worker injuries are possible during treatment activities.

 

All Alternatives:  Minor worker injuries are possible during treatment activities.

 

All Alternatives:  Minor worker burns are possible during treatment activities.

 

Alternatives 1 & 3:  Minor worker injuries are possible during manual spraying activities.

 

N/A

HS-2: Worker Health Effects from Herbicide Application.

No impact.

No impact.

No impact.

No impact.

No impact.

Alternatives 1 & 3:  Significant but mitigable worker health effects are possible from worker inhalation and contact with herbicides during treatment activities.

 

N/A

HS-3: Health Effects to the Public from Herbicide Application.

No impact.

No impact.

No impact.

No impact.

No impact.

Alternatives 1 & 3:  Significant but mitigable public health effects are possible from worker inhalation and contact with herbicides during treatment activities.

Alternative 2:  No impact.

N/A


 

Impact

Manual Removal
(Hand pulling and manual excavation)

Mechanical Removal
(Excavation, dredging, and shredding)

Pruning, Hand-mowing, and Smothering

Flooding
(Diking, drowning, salinity variation)

Burning

Herbicide Application

Beneficial Effects

HS-4:  Health Effects to Workers or the Public from Accidents Associated with Treatment.

 

No impact.

All Alternatives: Minor public health effects are possible from accidental releases of fuels during treatment activities.

 

All Alternatives:  Minor public health effects are possible from accidental releases of fuels during treatment activities.

 

All Alternatives:  Minor public health effects are possible from accidental fires and releases of fuels during treatment activities.

 

All Alternatives:  Minor public health effects are possible from accidental fires and releases of fuels during treatment activities.

 

Alternatives 1 & 3:  Significant but mitigable public health effects are possible from accidental spills of herbicides during treatment activities.

Alternative 2:  No impact.

N/A