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Office of Inspector General

Report: Proactive Approach Would Improve EPA’s Water Quality Standards Program

Report #2000-P-001385-00023September 29, 2000

What Was Found

Water quality criteria identify the amount of a specific pollutant that may be present in the water and still consider the water safe.

Report Materials

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