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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Questions and Answers on Water Quality Standards.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Div. of Water Quality Standards.
Year Published 1971
Stock Number PB-256 362
Additional Subjects Water quality management ; Questionnaires ; Standards ; Law enforcement ; Physical properties ; Chemical properties ; Bacteria ; Potable water ; Fishes ; Wildlife ; Recreation ; Industries ; Agriculture ; Water quality standards
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-256 362 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 22p
The water quality standards program is directed by the Environmental Protection Agency, an independent regulatory agency which has responsibility for approving State-adopted standards, evaluating adherence to the standards, and overseeing enforcement of standards compliance. Standards, the first nationwide strategy for water quality management, contain four major elements: the use (recreation, drinking water, fish and wildlife propagation, industrial, or agricultural) to be made of the interstate water; criteria to protect those uses; implementation plans (for needed industrial-municipal waste treatment improvements) and enforcement plans; and an antidegradation statement to protect existing high quality waters. Minimum water quality criteria, or numerical specifications of physical, chemical, temperature, and biological levels, are stated.