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Main Title The quality of our nation's water : 1996 : executive summary of the National water quality inventory: 1996 report to Congress.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water,
Year Published 1998
Report Number EPA 841/S-97-001
Stock Number PB2009-109200
OCLC Number 40140850
Subjects Water quality--United States. ; Water--Pollution--United States.
Additional Subjects Water quality management ; Ground water ; Water pollution monitoring ; Drinking water ; Potable water ; Water pollution control ; Water pollution abatement ; Water utilization ; Water resources ; Water pollutants ; Surface-groundwater relationships ; Environmental protection ; United States
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NTIS  PB2009-109200 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 05/27/2010
Collation 197 pages : color illustrations, maps (some color) ; 28 cm
Abstract The National Water Quality Inventory Report to Congress is the primary vehicle for informing Congress and the public about general water quality conditions in the United States. This document characterizes our water quality, identifies widespread water quality problems of national significance, and describes various programs implemented to restore and protect our waters. The National Water Quality Inventory Report to Congress summarizes the water quality information submitted by 58 States, American Indian Tribes, Territories, Interstate Water Commissions, and the District of Columbia (hereafter referred to as States, Tribes, and other jurisdictions) in their 1996 water quality assessment reports. As such, the report identifies water quality issues of concem to the States, Tribes, and other jurisdictions, not just the Issues of concem to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Section 305(b) of the Clean Water Act (CWA) requires that the States and other participating jurisdictions submit water quality assessment reports every 2 years. Most of the survey information in the 1996 Section 305(b) reports is based on water quality information collected and evaluated by the States, Tribes, and other jurisdictions during 1994 and 1995. It is important to note that this report is based on information submitted by States, Tribes, and other jurisdictions that do not use identical survey methods and criteria to rate their water quality. The States, Tribes, and other jurisdictions favor flexibility in the 305(b) process to accommodate natural variability in their waters, but there is a trade-off between flexibility and consistency. Without known and consistent survey methods in place, EPA must use caution in comparing data or determining the accuracy of data submitted by different States and jurisdictions. Also, EPA must use caution when comparing water quality information submitted during different 305(b) reporting periods because States and other jurisdictions may modify their criteria or survey different waterbodies every 2 years.
Notes Cover title. "April 1998." "EPA841-S-97-001."
Place Published Washington, DC
Supplementary Notes See also PB99-119406.
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Corporate Au Added Ent United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Water.; United States. Congress.
PUB Date Free Form 1998
Ti Tra Differently National water quality inventory : 1996 report to Congress.
Category Codes 68D; 48G; 48B; 43F; 91A
NTIS Prices PC A11/MF A11
BIB Level m
Medium unmediated
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Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Control Number 018800890
OCLC Time Stamp 20171221062103
Language eng
Origin OCLC
OCLC Rec Leader 01710cam 2200445Ia 45010