(1.) M Elias and J Beaman, Draft Estuarine/Marine Copper Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality Criteria
, EPA/822/P-16-/001 (Washington, DC: Office of Science and Technology, Health and Ecological Criteria Division, United States Environmental Protection Agency, 2016).
To protect public health, the ambient water quality criteria
developed by the EPA in 1986 were recently revisited, and in 2012 the EPA established the new recreational water quality criteria (RWQC).
Table 1: EPA human health ambient water quality criteria
(AWQC) for chlorophenols in drinking water.
Among other things, these amendments required the EPA to develop suggested ambient water quality criteria for 126 priority pollutants as a guide for the states.
Methodology for Deriving Ambient Water Quality Criteria for the Protection of Human Health.
update of ambient water quality criteria
for cadmium Michigan, 496: 1-4.
Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA): Implementation guidance for ambient water quality criteria
The research results will also support efforts to revise health-based recreational ambient water quality criteria
under the Clean Water Act.
Scientific review of cyanide ecotoxicology and evaluation of ambient water quality criteria
In 2000, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) published ambient water quality criteria
recommendations for rivers and streams, and directed states to set water quality standards "to protect the physical, biological and chemical integrity of their waters." The recommended criteria were developed for different ecoregions, and reference conditions were proposed for total nitrogen, total phosphorus, chlorophyll a and turbidity.
Environmental Protection Agency: Implementation guidance for ambient water quality criteria
for bacteria (May 2002 draft), (EPA-823-B-02-003), 2002.
Ambient water quality criteria
. Viral, bacterial, and protozoan pathogens are responsible for infectious disease outbreaks among recreators at coastal and inland surface waters (Yoder et al.