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Options for Modernizing Public Hearings for Water Quality Standard Decisions Consistent with 40 CFR 25.5

This document provides suggestions for interested states and WQS-authorized tribes on how they could modernize – that is, incorporate technologies into – their Water Quality Standards (WQS) public hearing process consistent with federal public hearing requirements at 40 CFR 25.5. This document does not impose any requirements on states or WQS-authorized tribes. This document does not constitute a regulation, nor does it change or substitute for any Clean Water Act provision or EPA regulations.

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