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Main Title Methodology for deriving ambient water quality criteria for the protection of human health (2000) : final.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water.
Publisher Office of Science and Technology, Office of Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 2000
Report Number PB2001-101037; EPA-822-B-00-004
Stock Number PB2001-101037
OCLC Number 48047750
Subjects Water quality--Health aspects--United States ; Water quality management--United States
Additional Subjects Human health ; Water pollutants ; Health hazards ; Public health ; Health effects ; US EPA ; Risk assessment ; Bioaccumulation ; Toxicity ; Exposure ; Ambient Water Quality Criteria
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  EPA-822-B-00-004 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 09/14/2009
EJBD  EPA 822-B-00-004 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/06/2013
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 822-B-00-004 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESBM Newport EPA-822-B-005 CPHEA/PESD Library/Corvallis,OR 09/09/2019
NTIS  PB2001-101037 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 185 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
This document presents EPAs recommended Methodology for developing ambient water quality criteria as required under Section 304(a) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). The Methodology is guidance for scientific human health assessments used by EPA to develop, publish, and from time to time revise, recommended criteria for water quality accurately reflecting the latest scientific knowledge. The recommended criteria serve States and Tribes needs in their development of water quality standards under Section 303(c) of the CWA. The term water quality criteria is used in two sections of the Clean Water Act, Section 304(a)(1) and Section 303(c)(2). The term has a different program impact in each section. In Section 304, the term represents a scientific assessment of ecological and human health effects that EPA recommends to States and authorized Tribes for establishing water quality standards that ultimately provide a basis for controlling discharges or releases of pollutants. Ambient water quality criteria associated with specific stream uses when adopted as State or Tribal water quality standards under Section 303 define the maximum levels of a pollutant necessary to protect designated uses in ambient waters. The water quality criteria adopted in the State or Tribal water quality standards could have the same numerical limits as the criteria developed under Section 304. EPA will use this Methodology to develop new ambient water quality criteria and to revise existing recommended water quality criteria. It also provides States and authorized Tribes the necessary guidance to adjust water quality criteria developed under Section 304 to reflect local conditions or to develop their own water quality criteria using scientifically defensible methods consistent with this Methodology.
Not distributed to depository libraries in a physical form. "October 2000." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA-822-B-00-004."