Monday, June 25, 2012

Approval Of NDEQ New And Revised Water Quality Standards

EPA has completed its review of the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality’s new and revised water quality standards. EPA’s June 22, 2012, decision letter provides a more detailed description of EPA’s review. The Clean Water Act (CWA) requires states to review water quality standards every three years and submit new or revised standards to EPA for review and approval.

The approved standards include:
  • new and revised surface water criteria to protect aquatic life and human health;
  • new and revised public drinking water supply criteria;
  • numeric nutrient criteria for lakes; and
  • new use designations for four lakes.

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