SWQS

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SWQSSurface Water Quality Standards
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(114) For such waters, state governments establish surface water quality standards (SWQS) within their states under CWA jurisdiction and with EPA oversight and approval.
States regularly assesses each watercourse for compliance with the applicable SWQS. (117) Surface watercourses that fail to meet SWQS are deemed "impaired" for the constituents exceeding standards.