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EPA Regional Water Quality Standards Contacts

Region                                                            Contact
Region 01 Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and Tribal Nations  Jeanne Voorhees
(617-918-1686)
Region 02 New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Tribal Nations  Brent Gaylord
(212-637-3868)
Region 03 Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia  Cheryl Atkinson
(215-814-3392)
Region 04 Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Tribal Nations 

Lauren Petter 
(404-562-9272)

Tribes: Eve Zimmerman
(404-562-9259)

Region 05 Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin and Tribal Nations 

Robie Anson
(312-886-1502)

Tribes: Kathleen Mayo
(312-353-5592)

Region 06 Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Tribal Nations 

Russell Nelson
(214-665-6646)

Tribes: Diane Evans
(312-353-5592)

Region 07 Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Tribal Nations  Ann Lavaty
(913-551-7370)
Region 08 Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming and Tribal Nations 

Dave Moon
(303-312-6833)

Tribes: George Parrish
(303-312-7027)

Region 09 Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands and Tribal Nations 

Stephen Maurano
(415-972-3477)

Tribes: Danielle Angeles
(415-972-3441)

Region 10 Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Tribal Nations 

Lisa Macchio
(206-553-1834)

Tribes: Maja Tritt
(206-553-6265)

State Water Quality Standards Contact Agencies

The following links exit the site Exit

Jurisdiction Agency EPA Contact Water Quality Standards Website
Alabama Alabama Department of Environmental Management Lydia Mayo Water Quality
Alaska Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Matt Szelag Water Quality Standards
Arizona Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Matt Bolt Water Quality Division: Standards
Arkansas Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality Russell Nelson Water Quality Planning Branch
California California State Water Resources Control Board Terry Fleming Water Quality Standards, Plans and Policies Program
Colorado Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Dave Moon Water Quality Control Division
Connecticut Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Jeanne Voorhees Water Quality Standards and Classifications
Delaware Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Cheryl Atkinson Surface Water Quality Standards
District of Columbia District Department of the Environment Mark Barath Water Quality Regulations 
Florida Florida Department of Environmental Protection Katherine Snyder Water Quality Standards Program
Georgia Georgia Department of Natural Resources Jamal Cooper Georgia Water Quality Standards
Hawaii Hawaii Department of Health Daniel Oros Water Quality Standards
Idaho Idaho Department of Environmental Quality Lisa Macchio Water Quality Standards
Illinois Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Robie Anson Water Quality Standards
Indiana Indiana Department of Environmental Management Robie Anson Water Quality in Indiana 
Iowa Iowa Department of Natural Resources  John Reyna Water Quality Standards
Kansas Kansas Department of Health and Environment Angela Sena Planning and Standards Unit 
Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection Joel Hansel Division of Water - Water Quality Standards
Louisiana Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Russell Nelson Water Quality Standards and Assessment 
Maine Maine Department of Environmental Protection Jeanne Voorhees Water Quality Standards
Maryland Maryland Department of the Environment Mark Barath Surface Water Quality Standards
Massachusetts Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Jeanne Voorhees Surface Water Quality Standards
Michigan Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Robie Anson Water Quality Parameters
Minnesota Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Robie Anson Water Quality Standards
Mississippi Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality Eve Zimmerman Water Quality Standards
Missouri Missouri Department of Natural Resources Bob Angelo Water Information
Montana Montana Department of Environmental Quality Tonya Fish Water Quality Standards
Nebraska Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality Ann Lavaty Surface Water Quality Standards
Nevada Nevada Division of Environmental Protection Stephanie Wilson Water Quality Standards
New Hampshire New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Jeanne Voorhees Water Quality Standards Advisory Committee 
New Jersey New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Brent Gaylord Surface Water Quality Standards
New Mexico New Mexico Environment Department Russell Nelson Water Quality Standards
New York New York Department of Environmental Conservation Brent Gaylord Water Quality Standards and Classifications 
North Carolina North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources Lauren Petter Surface Water Standards
North Dakota North Dakota Department of Health Lareina Guenzel Water Quality Standards
Ohio Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Robie Anson Water Quality Standards Program
Oklahoma Oklahoma Water Resources Board Russell Nelson Water Quality Standards
Oregon Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Rochelle Labiosa Water Quality Standards
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Denise Hakowski Water Quality Standards
Rhode Island Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management  Jeanne Voorhees Surface Water Quality
South Carolina South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Jamal Cooper Waters, Water Resources and Drainage Code of Laws
South Dakota South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources George Parrish Surface Water Quality Standards
Tennessee Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Gina Fonzi Water Quality
Texas Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Diane Evans Surface Water Quality Standards
Utah Utah Department of Environmental Quality Lareina Guenzel Water Quality Management: Standards
Vermont Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation Jeanne Voorhees Watershed Management Division 
Virginia Virginia Department of Environmental Quality Cheryl Atkinson Water Quality Standards
Washington Washington Department of Ecology Lindsay Guzzo Surface Water Quality Standards
West Virginia West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Cheryl Atkinson Water Quality Standards
Wisconsin Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Robie Anson Water Quality Standards
Wyoming Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Tonya Fish Surface Water Standards

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