A	United States	January-February 2019
Environmental Protection
# 1 Agency
Freshwater HABs Newsletter
Reauthorization HABHRCA of 2017
On January 7th, 2019 the "Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and
Control Amendments Act of 2017', was reauthorized as part of the National
Integrated Drought Information Systems Act (PL 115-423). The act was
amended to, among other things include:
•	Coastal/marine waters in the Scientific Assessments of Freshwater HABs and
to complete the assessment not less than once every 5 years instead of no
later than 24 months;
•	Develop and maintain a publicly accessible internet website that provides
information as to the HABHRCA Program activities;
•	Accelerate the utilization of effective methods of intervention and mitigation
to reduce the frequency, severity, and impacts of harmful algal bloom and
hypoxia events;
•	For NOAA to develop contingency plans for the long-term monitoring of
hypoxia; and
•	Include a section on Event Response Program and for the appropriate
Federal Agency (NOAA for marine and EPA for freshwater) to determine an
event of national significance, including the specifics on distribution of costs
and donations, and factors for consideration by the appropriate Federal
official declaring whether a hypoxia or harmful algal bloom event is an event
of national significance.
ITRC's Strategies for Preventing and Managing Harmful
Cvanobacterial Blooms (HCBs^ Team
Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council (ITRC) has formed a new team
called the Strategies for Preventing and Managing Harmful Cyanobacterial
Blooms (HCBs) Team. The goal of this project team is to develop a technical
and regulatory guidance document as a comprehensive resource for
prevention and management of HCBs. The project team will produce fact
sheets on the primary steps of prevention and early response, best
management practices, and risk communication. The group will also develop
tools and training materials to aid regulators in identifying prevention and
remediation approaches. For more information contact the team's Program
Advisor, Cherri Baysinger, at cbavsinaer@socket.net
Great Lakes HABs Collaboratorv Webinar on Great Lakes
Observing System (GLOS^ Recording
On January 23rd the Great Lakes HABs Collaborator hosted a webinar
featuring the Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS). The webinar highlighted
GLOS initiatives and provided information on how researchers can share data
through GLOS. The recording and slides could be assessed in the Great Lakes
HABs Col laboratory website here.
29th Annual PA Lake
Management Society
(PALMS) Conference
March 6-7, 2019
State College, PA
PNWS-AWWA Alaal Toxin
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM PDT
11th National Water
Monitoring Conference
March 25-29, 2019
Denver, Colorado
3rd Interdisciplinary
Freshwater Harmful Algal
Blooms Workshop
April 24 - 26, 2019
Toronto, Ontario
11th International
Conference on Toxic
May 5-10, 2019
Krakow, Poland
IAGLR 2019 Conference
June 10-14, 2019
Brockport, NY
2019 Gordon Research
Conference on Mvcotoxins
and Phvcotoxins: Risk and
Regulation in a Multi-
Toxin Exposure World
June 16-21, 2019
Stonehill College, Easton, MA
10th US HAB Symposium
Nov 3-8, 2019
Perdido Beach Resort,
Orange Beach, Alabama
This newsletter was created
bv Dr. Lesley D'Analada.
Office of Science and
Technology, Office of Water,
EPA. Mention of trade names,
products, or services does
not convey and should not be
interpreted as conveying
official EPA endorsement,
approval or recommendation
for use.

NEW Toxins Special Issue: "Freshwater Cyanobacterial
Toxins: Developments in Monitoring. Identification.
Impacts and Factors Influencing Production "
This Special Issue aims to bring together papers that provide new
information on the monitoring of cyanobacterial toxins and the
identification of toxins in freshwater environments. Further, papers are
invited that develop our knowledge of how cyanobacterial toxins impact
humans, as well as different aquatic and terrestrial organisms. Papers that
increase understanding of how toxin production by cyanobacteria is
regulated are also welcomed. The deadline for submission is June 30th,
Requests for Proposals
2019-2020 Great Lakes HABs Collaboratory Request for
$15,000 of funding will be made available to facilitate collaboration on
projects relating to Great Lakes HABs. Projects can range from research
focusing on knowledge gaps to outreach products designed to
communicate the latest HABs science to a broader audience. To apply,
send proposals (1 page or less) to al.habs.collaboratorv@gmail.com by
5:00 P.M. (eastern) on Friday March 22th. For questions regarding the
proposal and eligibility, please contact Ken Gibbons (kgibbons@glc.org).
For questions regarding eligible content, please contact Silvia Newell
(silvia.newell@wright.edu) or Michelle Selzer (SELZERM@michigan.gov).
Training Resources - Marine
Taxonomic Identification of Harmful Alaae in U.S. Marine Waters
August 12 - 21, 2019, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences Research
and Education Campus in East Boothbay, ME. Cost: $2,500
Alaal Culturina Course
May 12 - 17, 2019, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences Research and
Education Campus in East Boothbay, ME. Cost: $3,500
Marine Biotoxin Management Training Video
Provides a better understanding of specific biotoxin concepts in the
National Shellfish Sanitation Program (NSSP), as described in the NSSP
Guide for the Control ofMolluscan Shellfish: 2017 Revision.
The community engagement
core of the Lake Erie Center
for Freshwaters and Human
Health is organizing a
community engagement
training to be held May 20-
23, 2019 at the Maumee
State Park, OH. The planning
team would appreciate input
to identify priorities and
preferences for training on
HABs by filling out this
needs assessment survey.
For questions please contact
Heather	Triezenberg,
Michigan Sea Grant, at

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assessed using this temporary link. Apologies for the inconvenience, we expect the issue to be
resolved soon.
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A Florida (2) A Oregon (1)
* Include blooms, cautions, warnings, public health advisories, closings and detections over the State's threshold, due to the presence of algae, toxins or
both. This is NOT a comprehensive list, and many blooms may have not been reported.
Recently Published Articles
Using rapid quantification of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) as an indicator for early detection and
treatment of cvanobacterial blooms
Katherine E. Greenstein, Eric C. Wert. Water Research, Volume 154, 2019, Pages 171-179.
Removal of Cvanotoxins bv Potassium Permanganate: Incorporating Competition from Natural Water
Juliana R. Laszakovits, Allison A. MacKay. Water Research, 2019. In Press.
•OH Inactivation of Cvanobacterial Blooms and Degradation of Toxins in Drinking Water Treatment
Mindong Bai, Qilin Zheng, Wu Zheng, Haiyan Li, Shaoyun Lin, Lingfeng Huang, Zhitao Zhang. Water Research, Volume
154, 2019, Pages 144-152.
A web-based analysis and scenario tool for eutrophication of inland waters
for Sweden and Europe
Lena Strombacka, Charlotta Persa, Johan Stromqvista, Goran Lindstroma, Jens Gustavsson. Environmental Modelling &
Software, Volume 111, January 2019, Pages 259-267.
Cvanobacterial blooms act as sink and source of endocrine disruptors in the third largest freshwater lake
in China
Yunlu Jia, Qiqing Chen, Sarah E. Crawford, Lirong Song, Wei Chen, Monika Hammers-Wirtz, Tido Strauss, Thomas-
Benjamin Seiler, Andreas Schaffer, Henner Hollert. Environmental Pollution, Volume 245, 2019, Pages 408-418.
Space-Time Geostatistical Assessment of Hypoxia in the Northern Gulf of Mexico
Matli, V. Rohith Reddy, Shiqi Fang, Joseph Guinness, Nancy N. Rabalais, J. Kevin Craig, and Daniel R. Obenour.
2018. Environmental Science & Technology 52 (21): 12484-12493.
Biodiversity and dynamics of cvanobacterial communities during blooms in temperate lake (Harsha Lake,
Ohio. USA)
Bo Zhu, Huansheng Cao, Gaoyang Li, Wei Du, Guangyu Xu, Jorge Santo Domingo, Haiwei Gu, Ning Xu, Shunshan Duan,
Jingrang Lu, Harmful Algae, Volume 82, 2019, Pages 9-18.
Occurrence and diversity of cvanotoxins in Greek lakes
Christophoridis, C., Zervou, S.-K., Manolidi, K., Katsiapi, M., Moustaka-Gouni, M., Kaloudis, T., Triantis, T.M., Hiskia, A.
2018. Scientific Reports 8, 17877.
Global anthropogenic phosphorus loads to freshwater and associated grev water footprints and water
pollution levels: A high resolution global study
Mekonnen, M. M. and Hoekstra, A. Y. 2018. Water Resources Research, 54, 345-358.
Comparative Analysis of Microcvstin Prevalence in Michigan Lakes bv Online Concentration LC/MS/MS and
Birbeck, J.A.; Westrick, J.A.; O'Neill, G.M.; Spies, B.; Szlag, D.C. Toxins2019,11,13.
A Review of Water Quality Responses to Air Temperature and Precipitation Changes 2: Nutrients, Algal
Blooms, Sediment, Pathogens
Coffey, R., M.J. Paul, J. Stamp, A. Hamilton, and T. Johnson. 2018. Journal of the American Water Resources
Association 1-25.
Evaluation and Optimization of Microcvstin Analytical Methods (project 4647)
Mark E. Citriglia, Sheela G. Agrawal, Debmalya Bhattacharyya, Rosemarie A. Read, Deborah C. Schordock, Judy Westrick
and Johnna Birbeck. The Water Research Foundation (WRF). 2019. ISBN: 978-1-60573-395-1