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Main Title Technical support document for identification of Chesapeake Bay designated uses and attainability /
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Annapolis, MD. Chesapeake Bay Program.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 3,
Year Published 2003
Report Number EPA 903-R-03-004
Stock Number PB2011-108714
OCLC Number 55943738
Subjects Water quality--Standards--Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.) ; Water quality management--Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.) ; Atlantic Ocean--Chesapeake Bay.
Additional Subjects Chesapeake Bay ; Water pollution standards ; Water quality standards ; Dissolved oxygen ; Chlorophyll ; Natural resources protection ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Sediments ; Nutrients ; Water pollution abatement ; Maryland ; Virginia ; District of Columbia ; Jurisdiction(Law) ; Identification ; Attainability
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA 903/R-03-004 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 01/27/2022
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 903-R-03-004 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/08/2019
ESAD  EPA 903-R-03-004 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 07/16/2004
NTIS  PB2011-108714 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) ; 28 cm
In May 2003, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region III issued guidance entitled Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Dissolved Oxygen, Water Clarity and Chlorophyll a for the Chesapeake Bay and Its Tidal Tributaries (Regional Criteria Guidance). The EPA developed this guidance to achieve and maintain the water quality conditions necessary to protect aquatic living resources of the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries. The Regional Criteria Guidance is intended to assist the Chesapeake Bay jurisdictions--Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and the District of Columbia--in adopting revised water quality standards to address nutrient and sediment-based pollution in the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries. Part of the jurisdictions--water quality standards development process may be to conduct use attainability analyses (UAAs). The EPA developed the Technical Support Document for Identifying Chesapeake Bay Designated Uses and Attainability (Technical Support Document) to assist states in developing their individual UAAs. The UAA process is traditionally conducted by individual states. However, the multi-stakeholder body that guided the development of the water quality criteria for the Chesapeake Bay, the Water Quality Steering Committee, determined that providing UAA-related information on a watershed-wide scale would help promote coordination and consistency across all jurisdictions. To that end, the Technical Support Document provides a compilation of the basinwide analyses assimilated collaboratively by the affected jurisdictions.
Cover title. "August 2003." "EPA 903-R-03-004."