||Guidelines for Preparation of Water Quality Management Plans.
||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Water and Hazardous Materials.
Water quality management ;
Water pollution abatement ;
River basins ;
Regional planning ;
Problem solving ;
Data acquisition ;
Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972 ;
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The enactment of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972 imposes several legislative mandates with respect to the development of planning documents to be used to coordinate and direct water pollution abatement efforts. The purpose of basin plans is to coordinate and direct activities related to water quality management on a river basin scale. The basin plan is a management document that identifies the basin's water quality problems and sets forth a remedial program to alleviate those problems. To achieve this objective, the basin plan should be designed to provide the necessary analysis for basin management decisions. The report provides information to this end.