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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Nutrient Criteria Technical Guidance Manual: Wetlands.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Science and Technology.
Year Published 2007
Report Number EPA/822/R-07/004
Stock Number PB2008-109722
Additional Subjects Manuals ; Wetlands ; Nutrients ; Water quality ; Nitrogen ; Eutrophication ; Phosphorous ; Point sources ; Nonpoint sources ; Vegetation ; Water pollution control ; Standards
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2008-109722 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 10/16/2009
Collation 197p
The purpose of this document is to provide scientifically defensible guidance to assist States, Authorized Tribes, Territories, and other authorized jurisdictions--hereafter referred to as States--in assessing the nutrient status of their wetlands, and to provide technical assistance for developing numeric nutrient criteria for wetland systems in an eco-region. The development of nutrient criteria is part of an initiative by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to address the problem of cultural eutrophication, i.e., nutrient pollution caused by human activities (USEPA 1998a). Cultural eutrophication is not new; however, traditional efforts at nutrient control have been only moderately successful. Specifically, efforts to control nutrients in water bodies that have multiple nutrient sources (point and nonpoint sources) have been less effective in providing satisfactory, timely remedies for enrichment-related problems. Development and adoption of numeric criteria into water quality standards aids nitrogen and phosphorus pollution control efforts by providing clear numeric goals for water quality protection.