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Main Title Summary of biological assessment programs and biocriteria development for states, tribes, territories, and interstate commissions : streams and wadeable rivers /
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Information and Office of Water,
Year Published 2002
Report Number EPA-822-R-02-048
Stock Number PB2004-103348
OCLC Number 53114670
Subjects Water quality bioassay--United States. ; Indicators (Biology)--United States. ; Water--Pollution--United States.
Additional Subjects Biological effects ; Water quality management ; United States ; Streams ; Rivers ; Assessments ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Benthos ; Legislation ; Water quality standards ; Environmental protection ; Water resources ; Vegetation ; Biocriteria
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAD  EPA/822/R-02-048 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 10/17/2003
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 822-R-02-048 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/21/2011
EJBD  EPA 822-R-02-048 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/05/2013
EJDD  EPA 822/R-02-048 Env Science Center Library/Ft Meade,MD 12/30/2013
ELBD RPS EPA 822-R-02-048 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
ELDD  EPA-822-R-02-048 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 11/26/2014
ESAD  EPA 822-R-02-048 2 copies Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 06/03/2016
NTIS  PB2004-103348 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 28 cm
Biological assessments and criteria are crucial tools for measuring the health of water bodies and for protecting aquatic life. Biological assessments evaluate the condition of a water body using surveys and other direct measurements of aquatic life-aquatic vegetation and algae, fish, insects, crayfish, salamanders, frogs, worms, snails, mussels, etc. Biological criteria are numeric or narrative targets that can be set to define the desired biological condition of a water body and can even be adapted into State and Tribal water quality standards. In combination with other available water quality tools, such as chemical pollutant criteria, the use of biological assessments and criteria give States, Tribes and Interstate Commissions better tools than ever before for restoring and maintaining the quality of our Nation's water bodies.
"December 2002"--Page 4 of cover. "EPA 822-R-02-048"--Page 4 of cover. "EPA 822-R-03-048"--Spine. Cover title. "The project team for this document was comprised of members from the USEPA offices listed above as well as members from the Midwest Biodiversity Institute (MBI); the Technology Planning and Management Corporation (TPMC); and Tetra Tech, Inc. (Tt). This work was completed under USEPA contract No. 50-CMAA-900065 to Technology Planning and Management Corporation (TPMC)."--Acknowledgments, p. iii.