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

 

Table 3.6-2: Summary of Mitigation Measures for Human Health and Safety

 

Mitigation

Manual
Removal
(Hand pulling and manual
excavation)

Mechanical
Removal
(Excavation, dredging, and shredding)

Pruning, Hand-mowing, and Smothering

Flooding
(Diking, drowning, and salinity
variation)

Burning

Herbicide
Application

Mitigation HS-1: Worker injury from accidents associated with non-native cordgrass treatment. Appropriate safety procedures and equipment shall be used by treatment workers.

Applicable

Applicable

Applicable

Applicable

Applicable

Applicable

Mitigation HS-2: Worker health effects from herbicide application. Appropriate health and safety procedures and equipment, as described on the herbicide or surfactant label, including personal protective equipment, shall be used by workers to minimize risks associated with chemical treatment methods.  Only certified or licensed herbicide applicators shall mix and apply herbicide.

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Applicable

Mitigation HS-3: Health effects to the public from herbicide application. To minimize risks to the public, mitigation measures for chemical treatment methods are related to timing of herbicide use, area of treatment, and public notification.

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Applicable

Mitigation HS-4: Health effects to workers or the public from accidents associated with non-native cordgrass treatment.  Appropriate health and safety procedures and equipment shall be used to minimize risks associated with
non-native cordgrass treatment methods, including exposure to fuel spills or other petroleum products, and herbicides. 

Not Applicable

Applicable

Applicable

Applicable

Applicable

Applicable

Note:  Due to summarization, there may be textual differences between the measures in this summary table and the text in the section. The actual mitigation measure is in the text.