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Fact Sheet: Oregon Water Quality Standards

EPA Number: 823F03012
Date of Publication:October, 2003
Pages:2
Audienceconcerned citizens, industry

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WEBhttp://www.epa.gov/waterscience/standards/orfs.htm
EPA is proposing federal water quality standards for the State of Oregon, that include: Use designations for critical life stages of certain salmon, trout, and other cold water fish species ("salmonids") in Oregon waters; Temperature water quality criteria for the protection of salmonids in Oregon waters, except for the Columbia River; An intergravel dissolved oxygen water quality criterion to protect salmonid spawning wherever salmonid spawning is the designated use; Methods to implement Oregon's existing antidegradation policy; A provision addressing the addition of heat from anthropogenic sources to impaired waters; and A process for federal agencies responsible for federally owned or operated dams to request that EPA modify its federally promulgated water quality standards for Oregon. More...

Keywords:
Water Quality Standards
Biological Assessments
Oregon
Dissolved Oxygen
Temperature
pH
Clean Water Act
Water Pollution
Surface Waters
Ground Water
Water Supply


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