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Main Title Copper : ambient water quality criteria.
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Water Planning and Standards. Criteria & Standards Division.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Criteria and Standards Div.
Publisher Criteria and Standards Division, Office of Water Planning and Standards, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA 823-R-78-020; PB296791
Stock Number PB-296 791
OCLC Number 06022791
Subjects Copper--Toxicology. ; Copper--Physiological effect. ; Copper--Environmental aspects. ; Aquatic animals. ; Water quality--Standards--United States. ; Water--Pollution.
Additional Subjects Water quality ; Toxicology ; Copper ; Toxic tolerances ; Laboratory animals ; Criteria ; Toxicity ; Water pollution ; Aquatic biology ; Marine biology ; Fresh water biology ; Concentration(Composition) ; Exposure ; Carcinogens ; Public health ; Risk ; Food ; Experimental data ; Plants(Botany) ; Toxic substances ; Water pollution effects(Humans) ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Water pollution effects(Plants) ; Environmental health ; Health risks ; Maximum permissible exposure ; Pharmacokinetics ; Clean Water Act
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 823-R-78-020 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/05/2011
EKBD  EPA-Z/090 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 09/21/2001
ELBD RPS EPA 823-R-78-020 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 08/19/2016
NTIS  PB-296 791 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 02/27/2020
Collation 4, 81, 78 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Section 304(a) of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1314(a)), requires EPA to publish and periodically update water quality criteria. These criteria are to reflect the latest scientific knowledge on the identifiable effects of pollutants on public health and welfare, aquatic life, and recreation. This report presents water quality criteria for copper. It presents concentration criteria for the protection of fresh water and saltwater aquatic life. It presents 'safe' concentrations for humans, and in the case of suspect or proven carcinogens, gives various levels of incremental cancer risk. A section 304(a) water quality criterion is a qualitative or quantitative estimate of the concentration of a water constituent or pollutant in ambient waters which, when not exceeded, will ensure a water quality sufficient to protect a specified water use. Under the Act a criterion is a scientific entity, based solely on data and scientific judgement. It does not reflect considerations of economic or technological feasibility nor is it a water quality standard and in itself has no regulatory effect.
Cover title. Includes bibliographical references. "PB296 791"--Cover.