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Guidance : Coordinating Cso Long-Term Planning with Water Quality Standards Reviews

By Environmental Protection Agency

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Title: Guidance : Coordinating Cso Long-Term Planning with Water Quality Standards Reviews  
Author: Environmental Protection Agency
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Language: English
Subject: Ecology, Natural resource issues, Environemtal protection
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Publisher: United States Environmental Protection Agency

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Agency, E. P. (n.d.). Guidance : Coordinating Cso Long-Term Planning with Water Quality Standards Reviews. Retrieved from http://gutenberg.us/


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Excerpt: The Guidance: Coordinating CSO Long-Term Planning with Water Quality Standards Reviews is designed to address questions on integrating development of CSO long-term control plans (LTCPs) with water quality standards reviews. These questions have been raised since the 1994 publication of the CSO Control Policy, and EPA is responding to them by expanding on its existing guidance.

Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS FOREWORD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i GLOSSARY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vi I. INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1. Why is EPA developing this guidance? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2. What is EPA’s goal? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 3. What is included in this guidance? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 A. Existing program framework . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 B. Reviewing and revising, as appropriate, water quality standards . . . 5 C. Integrating CSO LTCP development and implementation with water quality standards reviews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 D. The watershed approach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 II. EXISTING PROGRAM FRAMEWORK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 1. CSO Program Framework . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 A. What is the statutory authority for controlling CSOs? . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 B. What are the technology-based requirements for controlling CSOs? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 C. What are the water quality-based requirements for controlling CSOs? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 D. What options are available in developing an LTCP that meets the intent of the water quality-based provisions of the CSO Control Policy? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 E. How do CSO LTCP monitoring and modeling activities support water quality standards reviews? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 2. Water Quality Standards Program Framework . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 A. Who is responsible for water quality standards? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 B. How does a state develop and adopt water quality standards? . . . . . 15 C. How do states classify their uses? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 D. How do states protect recreational uses, particularly in urban areas? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 E. What are the appropriate criteria for protecting primary contact recreation? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 F. Where are the bacteria criteria applied? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 G. How do states protect aquatic life uses? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 H. How have some states developed more refined aquatic life uses? . . . 22 I. Why are refined aquatic life uses important in the urban environment? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

 
 



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