WQLS

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WQLSWater Quality Limited Segment
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(69) in deferring to EPA's interpretation that the CWA does not require simultaneous TMDL and WQLS submissions.
For example, section 303 of the Act requires states to "identify stream segments which do not meet applicable water quality standards."(169) The state must prioritize these "water quality limited segments" (WQLS), and calculate a "total maximum daily load" for WQLS designed to bring the water quality back into compliance with the relevant standard.(170) The section 303(d) list requirement of the CWA is another illustration of the role that states are to play in regulating nonpoint source pollution for compliance with state water quality standards.