water quality standard News

  • Decision on Iowa’s water quality standards

    EPA has approved revised Iowa water quality standards to support recreational activities and the protection of aquatic life. The approved water quality standards verify the state’s designated uses for 64 water body segments in Iowa. “EPA is committed to assuring that the waters relied upon and enjoyed by the people of Iowa are protected by the Clean Water Act,” said Karl Brooks, ...

  • Water associations challenge EPA steam power plant rule

    In a brief filed Monday in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, ...

  • Havasupai tribe to develop and enforce water quality standards

    Today, the U.S. EPA announced the approval of the Havasupai Tribe’s application for “Treatment in the same manner as a State” under Section 303 of the Clean Water Act. This decision promotes tribal self-government, empowering the Havasupai Tribe to develop water quality standards in order to protect Tribal waters, which include numerous creeks, springs, and approximately 155 ...

  • EPA Proposes Water Quality Standards for Washington State

    EPA has proposed a rule that revises the current federal Clean Water Act human health water quality criteria applicable to waters under the state of Washington’s jurisdiction. The proposed rule would ensure that the criteria are set at levels that will adequately protect fish consumers in Washington from exposure to toxic pollutants. To protect fish consumers in Washington, including tribes ...

  • Decision issued on Nebraska`s water quality standards

    EPA has completed its review of the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality’s new and revised water quality standards. The Clean Water Act (CWA) requires states to review water quality standards every three years and submit new or revised standards to EPA for review and approval. The approved standards include new and revised surface water criteria to protect aquatic life and human ...

  • Decision on Iowa’s water quality standards (IA)

    EPA has approved the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ (IDNR) designated use changes for 64 water bodies and disapproved changes for 93 water bodies. Designated uses describe the achievable recreational activities and aquatic life uses in Iowa’s waters. EPA is finalizing action on the remaining 19 water bodies. The Clean Water Act (CWA) presumes that all waters are suitable for ...

  • 98% of swimming spots meet water quality standards

    98.3 per cent of England’s bathing waters met the EC’s minimum water quality standards in 2009, up from 96% in 2008, tests carried out by the Environment Agency show. 414 coastal and freshwater bathing water sites were monitored in England in 2008 and 2009, with the below results. In 2007 and 2008, exceptionally wet weather contributed to lower standards of bathing water.  Heavy rainfall ...


  • Nebraska’s water quality standards approved (NE)

    EPA has approved new and revised Nebraska water quality standards to support recreational activities and protect aquatic life. The state established limits for toxic algae to protect human health and limits for certain organic compounds to protect aquatic life. “Protecting water resources is one of the most important components of a state’s water quality standards,” said Karl ...

  • Decision issued on Iowa`s water quality standards

    EPA has approved the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ (IDNR) designated use changes for 430 water bodies and disapproved proposed changes for 89 water bodies. Designated uses describe the achievable recreational activities and aquatic life uses for Iowa’s waters. “Healthy watersheds provide Iowa communities with safe drinking water, recreational opportunities, environmental ...

  • ISO standards to improve quality of water services to consumers

    A suite of new ISO standards offers the international community practical tools to address the global challenge of effectively managing limited water resources in order to provide access to safe drinking water and sanitation for the world’s population. ISO has just published three standards providing guidelines for service activities relating to drinking water supply systems and wastewater ...

  • PA Helps Missouri Comply with Water Quality Standards

    EPA Region 7 has approved Missouri's change to state water quality standards rules to provide greater flexibility in Missouri's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources submitted rule changes to EPA on Dec. 11, 2012, for review and approval. The Clean Water Act (CWA) requires EPA to review the state's rule changes to ...

  • Webinar - Setting the Standard For Quality CHP

    Clarke Energy, authorised distributer and service partner for GE Gas Engines in 11 territories, supported by the Combined Heat and Power Association will, on the 6th June 2013, be presenting an informative and educational webinar on combined heat and power (CHP) systems and their applications. The webinar will cover an array of key technical discussion points including (but not limited to): ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • European Commission welcomes EP vote on water quality standards

    The European Commission welcomes the European Parliament's second reading vote approving the agreement reached with the Council on the proposed directive on environmental quality standards in the field of water. The directive will better protect rivers, lakes and coastal waters against pollution from a range of chemical substances. European Environment Commissioner Commissioner Dimas said: 'This ...

  • Decision issued on Iowa’s water quality standards (IA)

    EPA has approved the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ (IDNR) designated use changes for 69 water bodies and disapproved proposed changes for 57 water bodies. Designated uses describe the achievable recreational activities and aquatic life uses in Iowa’s waters. EPA is finalizing action on the remaining 12 water bodies. “Healthy waters and watersheds provide Iowa communities ...

  • New water quality standards are necessary to protect the Mississippi River for recreation

    EPA has determined that new or revised water quality standards are necessary to protect the Mississippi River in Missouri. Missouri designated about 3,600 stream segments and all of its lakes for recreational uses in March 2006. However, Missouri did not assign the highest level of recreational use to a 195.5-mile segment of the Mississippi River that flows from St. Louis to the confluence of the ...

  • EPA approves Ute Mountain Ute Tribe`s water quality standards

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the Water Quality Standards for the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe with Reservation lands in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. The Tribe submitted its Water Quality Standards to EPA earlier this year for review and an approval determination under the Clean Water Act. The Tribe's standards will be implemented for all Clean Water Act purposes, ...

  • U.S. EPA approves new water quality standards for Chicago River System

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved the State of Illinois' new and revised water quality standards for five segments of the Chicago and Calumet Rivers. "In May of this year, US EPA notified the State of Illinois that upgraded water quality standards were necessary to protect the health and safety of the increasing number of people who use these rivers for recreation," said EPA ...

  • EPA approves Blackfeet Tribe’s Water Quality Standards program

    The Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in north-central Montana has been granted the authority by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to administer the Water Quality Standards program under the Clean Water Act (CWA). With this approval, the Tribe likewise is authorized to administer water quality certifications conducted under CWA Section 401. “EPA is excited to have ...

  • Euro MPs call for tougher European water quality standards

    The European Parliament's Environment Committee said this week that a further 31 water pollutants, including dioxins and PCBs, should either be considered for the Commission's proposed list of those that must meet EU water quality standards by 2015, or even, if classified as hazardous, be banned from EU surface waters by 2025. In Tuesday's vote on a draft directive on surface water quality ...


    By European Parliament

  • EnviroSolutions Inc. Updates to Maintain LEED Quality Standards

    EnviroSolutions, Inc. is currently updating their programs in order to adhere to upcoming revisions to the USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building standards. These revisions to LEED will take effect in the summer of 2013, and will mean significant changes to guidelines for both new construction projects and ...


    By PRWeb

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