Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Changes To Missouri Impaired Waters List

On Nov. 13, 2012 , US EPA Region 7 issued the final decision on the Missouri list of impaired waters. EPA restored eight water bodies to Missouri’s list and removed one water body due to an EPA-approved pollution reduction plan. The EPA decision brings the total number of impaired waters in the state to 258.

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) submitted its impaired waters list to EPA for review and approval as required by the Clean Water Act (CWA). The EPA decision letter provides a more detailed description of EPA’s review and the basis for this action.

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