State Standards in Effect for CWA Purposes
- [See Water Quality Standards, Chapter 70 (PDF)]
(Effective February 27, 2004) These regulations contain additional provisions related to groundwater and enforcement discretion provisions (18 AAC 70.005, 18 AAC 70.050 (2) and 18 AAC 70.990 (28)) that are outside the scope of the federal water quality standards regulations. However, these provisions have been included here as context for the reader.
- [See Alaska Water Quality Criteria Manual for Toxic and Other Deleterious Organic and Inorganic Substances (PDF)]
(Effective February 27, 2004) Please note that certain provisions contained in this document are not effective for Clean Water Act purposes (see cover page for more info)
Federally Proposed or Promulgated Standards
- Final Water Quality Standards Bacteria Rule for Coastal and Great Lakes Recreation Waters (November 8, 2004)
- Withdrawal of Certain Federal Water Quality Criteria Applicable to Alaska, Arkansas, and Puerto Rico (October 29, 2004)
- Review and Approval of State and Tribal Water Quality Standards - "Alaska Rule" (April 2000)
- Establishment of Numeric Criteria for Priority Toxic Pollutants; States' Compliance—Revision of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Criteria (November 9, 1999)
- National Toxics Rule (Preamble) (December 22, 1992)
Selected Actions and Correspondence
Recent actions along with supporting documents are provided below for reference.
- EPA approval of revised water quality standards adopting bacteria criteria for primary contact recreation in fresh and marine water (May 12, 2017).