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Main Title Decision Rationale Total Maximum Daily Loads Anacostia River Watershed for Fecal Coliform Bacteria.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Philadelphia, PA. Region III.
Publisher Oct 2003
Year Published 2003
Stock Number PB2004-106331
Additional Subjects Water pollution monitoring ; Watersheds ; Bacteria ; Water quality ; Regulatory requirments ; Water sampling ; Feces ; Escherichia coli ; Point sources ; Urban areas ; Fecal coliform bacteria ; Total maximum Daily loads ; Anacostia River ; Waste load allocations ; Clean Water Act
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NTIS  PB2004-106331 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 10/29/2004
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Abstract
The Clean Water Act requires that Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) be developed for those water bodies that will not attain water quality standards after application of technology based and other required controls. A TMDL sets the quantity of a pollutant that may be introduced into a water body without exceeding the applicable water quality standard. EPA's regulations define a TMDL as the sum of the waste load allocations (WLAs) assigned to point sources, the load allocations (LAs) assigned to non-point sources and natural background, and a margin of safety. This document sets forth the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) rationale for approving the TMDLs for fecal coliform bacteria in the tidal Anacostia River and its tributaries.