A Framework Incorporating Community Preferences in Use Attainment and Related Water Quality Decision-Making (2010 Final)
EPA is announcing the release of the final report, A Framework Incorporating Community Preferences in Use Attainment and Related Water Quality Decision-Making . This report enables local, state, and tribal managers to better understand the benefits, as well as the costs, of attaining high water quality, and to incorporate community preferences in decision-making.
The report is intended to assist water quality officials, watershed managers, members of stakeholder groups, and other interested individuals in fully evaluating ecological and socioeconomic objectives and the gains and losses that often are involved in use attainment decisions.
|Nov 2006||EPA hosted the Weighing the Ecological Risks, Benefits, and Costs in Use Attainment Decisions Workshop on November 14-15, 2006.|
|Jul 2008||EPA hosted a letter external review to provide comments on the document.|
|Feb 2011||EPA released the final report.|