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Main Title Introduction to water quality standards.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water Regulations and Standards.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water Regulations and Standards, Criteria and Standards Division,
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA 440-5-88-089
Stock Number PB92-231646
OCLC Number 19724957
Subjects Water--Pollution--Law and legislation. ; Water quality management.
Additional Subjects Water quality standards ; Water pollution standards ; Public information ; Information transfer ; Clean Water Act ; Environmental protection ; Water pollution abatement ; Criteria ; State programs ; Pollution regulations
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 440-5-88-089 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/09/2012
EJDD  EPA 440/5-88-089 Env Science Center Library/Ft Meade,MD 10/09/1998
EJED  EPA 440-5-88-089 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 08/10/2001
ELAD  EPA 440-5-88-089 Region 5 Library/Chicago,IL 11/09/2015
ELDD  EPA 440/5-88-089 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 07/26/2010
ERAD  EPA 440/5-88-089 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 12/05/2012
ESAD  EPA 440-5-88-089 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB92-231646 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 29 pages ; 28 cm
In response to widespread public concern about the condition of the Nation's waters, the U.S. Congress enacted landmark legislation in 1972. Successive amendments to the CWA of 1972 (the Clean Water Act of 1977 and the Water Quality Act of 1987) have brought about stronger environmental laws to protect the Nation's waters, one of it's most valuable resources. The water quality standards program is one of the cornerstones of the CWA. Through the program, the States set water quality standards for waters within their jurisdictions. Water quality standards define a use for a waterbody and describe the specific water quality criteria to achieve that use. Water quality standards also contain antidegradation policies designed to protect improvements in water quality. The publication explains key features of the water quality standards program, in question and answer format, and is intended to provide general information to the public about the program.
"EPA 440-5-88-089." Cover title. "September 1988." Includes bibliographical references (pages 25-26).