For each BA, two items are published: product 1.4 (description of the receptor register) and an associated receptor register (initially as an Excel spreadsheet; subsequent updates are published on the Bioregional Assessment Information Platform). This section describes the process, structure, content and standards for publishing product 1.4 (description of the receptor register) and the associated receptor register as an Excel spreadsheet.
The process for preparing product 1.4 (description of the receptor register) for publication is likely to be in three stages driven by the degree of dependency with other BA activities, such as engagement with external expertise, conceptual modelling, uncertainty modelling, water modelling and receptor impact modelling.
The first stage is to produce the preliminary distribution of receptors across the landscape classification (as per Section 3.3). The methods and decisions for assigning receptors should be documented in an initial draft of the product 1.4 (description of the receptor register) and a summary of the set of receptors produced in the form of a table. The methods and detailed description for the landscape classes is presented in the conceptual model and reported in product 2.3 (conceptual modelling) (see Table 2 for BA product details).
In the second stage, as more information becomes available from other BA activities and review by external expertise, the preliminary receptor register may be refined and amended with any new information, such as results of the process for assigning hydrological response variables and receptor impact variables, and the linkages of receptors to specific conceptual models and landscape classes. A new point-of-truth receptor register may be produced at any particular moment in time and deposited into the Bioregional Assessment Repository.
The third stage focusses on publication and is initiated by delivering product 1.4 (description of the receptor register) and the receptor register for review and approval. Once any revisions have been made and approval given it will be published and be made available for download. Updates will be published at www.bioregionalassessments.gov.au.
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- 1 Background and context
- 2 Defining receptors
- 3 Assigning receptors
- 3.1 Overview of process for assigning receptors
- 3.2 Landscape classification
- 3.3 Process for assigning receptors across the landscape
- 3.3.1 Hydrological response variables and receptor impact variables
- 3.3.2 Spatial distribution of receptors across the landscape
- 3.3.3 Criteria for evaluating receptor assignment
- 3.3.4 An example of surface water receptors for the Namoi subregion
- 4 Developing a receptor register
- Contributors to the Technical Programme
- About this submethodology