Technical Assistance Documents & Publications
At times, Region 5 develops and provides technical assistance documents and other publications to assist State and Tribal Water Quality Standards (WQS) programs and other interested parties. As a rule, EPA policy and guidance documents are developed nationally.
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- Information for States and Tribes on Submittal of New and/or Revised Water Quality Standards to U.S. EPA for Review Under Section 303(c) or the Clean Water Act and Federal Regulations at 40 CFR 131, September 13, 2007 (PDF) (7pp, 50KB) The purpose of this document is to assist States and Tribes in preparing submittals of new and revised water quality standards by identifying required and recommended components for review and approval by U.S. EPA.
- Region V Guidance for Antidegradation Policy Implementation for High Quality Waters, December 3, 1986 (PDF) (15pp, 1.31MB) This memo and attachment describes the main items that must be considered by States and Tribes when developing antidegradation rules and policies.
- Final Report on Acute and Chronic Toxicity of Nitrate, Nitrite, Boron, Manganese, Fluoride, Chloride and Sulfate to Several Aquatic Animal Species, EPA 905-R-10-002, November 2010. This report contains the results of laboratory tests conducted to determine the toxicity of nitrate, nitrite, boron, manganese, fluoride, chloride and sulfate to several aquatic animal species.
Report without Appendices (PDF) (174pp, 1MB) The report is self-contained and includes all standard report information such as an executive summary, introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion, and references.
Appendices. The appendices include all of the raw laboratory data sheets, statistical analyses and chemistry reports for each toxicity test performed.
Nitrate Tests: Appendices 1-8 (PDF) (287pp, 9.6MB)
Nitrite Tests: Appendices 9-17 (PDF) (332pp, 9.1MB)
Boron Tests: Appendices 18-26 (PDF) (416pp, 15MB)
Manganesee Tests: Appendices 27-28 (PDF) (33pp, 1.5MB)
Fluoride Tests: Appendices 29-30 (PDF) (41pp, 1.2MB)
Chloride Tests: Appendix 31 (PDF) (19pp, 1.3MB)
Sulfate Tests: Appendices 32-33 (PDF) (35pp, 1.9MB)
If you would like to receive a single file containing all appendices, or if you have any comments on this document, please contact the Contract Work Assignment Manager, Thomas Poleck (firstname.lastname@example.org), 312-886-0217.