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Main Title Biological criteria : state development and implementation efforts.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of the Assistant Administrator for Water.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the Assistant Administrator for Water,
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA440/5-91/003
Stock Number PB92-231513
Subjects Water quality. ; Water--Pollution--Law and legislation. ; Water quality management.
Additional Subjects Aquatic ecosystems ; State programs ; Water pollution effects ; Biological effects ; Water quality ; Case studies ; Clean Water Act ; Risk assessment ; Environmental monitoring ; Toxicology ; Water pollution standards ; Environmental protection ; Bioindicators ; State implementation plans ; Aquatic biology ; Biological criteria
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NTIS  PB92-231513 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 46 pages ; 28 cm
States are showing increasing interest in developing biological criteria as part of their water quality programs. Some have already instituted biological criteria to support their State standards. To encourage adoption of biological criteria throughout the country, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing both program and technical guidance for the development and implementation of State programs. This document presents the most recent review of biological criteria development in each of the 50 States (plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands). A total of 31 State biomonitoring organizations are actively involved in the research, development, or implementation of biological criteria. This document includes five case studies on States with the most active biological criteria programs--Ohio, Maine, North Carolina, Florida, and Arkansas--and seven case summaries on States with substantial experience in biological criteria--Texas, Connecticut, Vermont, New York, Nebraska, Delaware, and Minnesota.
"EPA-440/5-91-003"--Cover. "Office of Water." "July 1991." Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.