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Main Title Coral reef biological criteria : using the Clean Water Act to protect a national treasure /
Author P. Bradley ; W. Fisher ; L. S. Fore ; W. Davis
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Bradley, Patricia
CORP Author National Health and Environmental Effects Research Lab., Washington, DC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory,
Year Published 2010
Report Number EPA/600/R-10/054
Stock Number PB2011-102033
OCLC Number 779844099
Subjects Coral reef management--Government policy--United States ; Coral reef management--Law and legislation--United States
Additional Subjects Natural resource management ; Coral reef ecosystem ; Water quality ; Aquatic life ; Pollution ; Recommendations ; Biological criteria
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHBD  EPA/600/R-10/054 CEMM/ACESD Library/Narragansett,RI 06/25/2012
EJBD  EPA 600-R-10/054 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/12/2013
EKCD  EPA/600/R-10/054 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 11/03/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-R-10/054 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB2011-102033 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 v. (various pagings) : col. ill., col. maps ; 28 cm.
This manual provides technical guidance to States, Territories, and Commonwealths to establish water quality criteria and standards under the Clean Water Act (CWA), to protect aquatic life from the effects of pollution. Under the CWA, States and Territories are to establish water quality criteria to protect designated uses. State and Territorial decision makers retain the discretion to adopt approaches on a case-by-case basis that differ from this guidance when appropriate and scientifically defensible. While this manual constitutes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agencys (EPA) scientific recommendations regarding biological criteria to help protect coral reef ecosystem quality and aquatic life, it does not substitute for the CWA or EPAs regulations; nor is it a regulation itself. Thus, it cannot impose legally binding requirements on EPA, States, Territories or the regulated community, and might not apply to a particular situation or circumstance. EPA may change this guidance in the future.
Format not distributed to depository libraries. "July 2010." "Contract no. EP-C-06-033, work assignment 3-11, Great Lakes Environmental Center, Inc." Includes bibliographical references.