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Main Title Ambient aquatic life water quality criteria for atrazine /
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water,
Year Published 2003
Report Number EPA 822-R-03-023
Stock Number PB2004-101436
OCLC Number 55476344
Subjects Water quality--Standards--United States. ; Atrazine--Toxicology--United States. ; Water--Pollution--United States. ; Aquatic organisms--Effect of water pollution on--United States.
Additional Subjects Atrazine ; Toxic substances ; Herbicides ; Water quality ; Criteria ; Weed killers ; Aquatic biology ; Marine biology ; State regions ; State planning ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Toxicity ; Water quality standards ; Saline water ; Salt water ; Fresh water ; Surface water ; Ambiance ; Toxins ; Toxic hazards ; Aquatic plants ; Water pollution effects ; Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) ; Regulations ; Recommendations ; Clean Water Act
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N/A CAS no. 1912-24-9
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA 822/R-03-023 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 05/28/2004
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 822-R-03-023 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/02/2013
EJED  EPA 822/R-03/023 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 11/05/2004
EKCD  EPA 822-R-03-023 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 08/09/2005
ELAD  EPA 822-R-03-023 Region 5 Library/Chicago,IL 02/15/2010
EMBD  EPA/822/R-03/023 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 07/16/2004
NTIS  PB2004-101436 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Edition Rev. draft.
Collation vii, 172 p. ; 28 cm.
Atrazine is the most extensively used herbicide in the United Sates for control of weeds in agricultural crops and is toxic to aquatic organisms. EPA has developed ambient water quality criteria for atrazine for the protection of aquatic life through its authority under section 304(a) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). These water quality criteria are guidance for Sates and Tribes and in themselves have no binding legal effect. The criteria may for the basis for State and Tribal water quality standards and in turn become enforceable through National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits or other environmental programs. This document provides guidance to States and Tribes authorized to establish water quality standards under the Clean Water Act (CWA) to protect aquatic life from acute and chronic effects of atrazine. Under the CWA, States and Tribes are to establish water quality criteria to protect designated uses. While this document constitutes U.S. EPA's scientific recommendations regarding ambient concentrations of atrazine, this document does not substitute for the CWA or U.S. EPA's regulations; nor is it a regulation itself. Thus, it cannot impose legally binding requirements on U.S. EPA, States, Tribes, or the regulated community, and it might not apply to a particular situation based upon the circumstances. State and Tribal decision-makers retain the discretion to adopt approaches on a case-by-case basis that differ from this guidance when appropriate. U.S. EPA may change this guidance in the future.
"EPA 822-R-03-023." "October 2003." Includes bibliographical references (p. 129-172). "CAS registry no. 1912-24-9."