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Main Title 2003 update of ambient water quality criteria for copper.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Science and Technology.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water, Office of Science and Technology
Year Published 2003
Report Number EPA/822/R-03/026
Stock Number PB2010-110810
OCLC Number 502014294
Subjects Copper. ; Copper--Environmental aspects. ; Copper--Toxicity testing. ; Aquatic organisms--Effect of water pollution on. ; Water--Pollution--United States. ; Water quality--Standards--United States.
Additional Subjects Water quality standards ; Copper ; Toxicity ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Fresh water ; Marine biology ; US EPA ; Water pollution ; Regulations ; Recommendations ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Water pollution effects(Plants) ; Calibration ; Clean Water Act(CWA) ; Bioaccumulation
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EJB CAS Registry Number: 7440-50-8
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 822-R-03-026 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/01/2010
EJBD  EPA 822-R-03-026 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/13/2014
NTIS  PB2010-110810 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/21/2011
Collation vi, 86, [11] p. : charts ; 28 cm.
Over the past 20 years the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published a number of guidance documents containing aquatic life criteria recommendations for copper (e.g., U.S. EPA 1980, 1985, 1986, 1996). The present document contains EPA's latest criteria recommendations for protection of aquatic life in ambient water from acute and chronic toxic effects from copper. These criteria are based on the latest available scientific information and supersedes EPA's previously published recommendations for copper. This document provides updated guidance to States and authorized Tribes to establish water quality standards under the Clean Water Act (CWA) to protect aquatic life from copper. Under the CWA, State and authorized Tribes are to establish water quality criteria to protect designated uses. Although this document constitutes EPA's scientific recommendations regarding ambient concentrations of copper, it does not substitute for the CWA or EPA's regulations, nor is it a regulation itself.
"November 2003"--Cover. "CAS Registry number 7440-50-8". Draft. Includes bibliographical references (p. 58-86). "EPA 822-R-03-026"--Cover.