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Water Quality Standards Regulations: Missouri

Proposed Rule

Proposed Nutrient Criteria for Missouri Lakes and Reservoirs

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) proposes to establish federal Clean Water Act (CWA) nutrient criteria (i.e., total nitrogen, total phosphorus and chlorophyll a) for lakes and reservoirs under the State of Missouri’s jurisdiction, to protect designated uses from the effects of exposure to harmful levels of nutrients and algal blooms.

Presented below are water quality standards in effect for Clean Water Act (CWA) purposes for this state.

EPA is posting these standards as a convenience to users and has made a reasonable effort to assure their accuracy. Also, for each document listed under "State Standards in Effect for CWA Purposes", EPA has made a reasonable effort to identify parts of the standards that are disapproved or are otherwise not in effect for CWA purposes.

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State Standards in Effect for CWA Purposes


Federally Proposed or Promulgated Standards

None at this time.


Federal Clean Water Act Determinations that New or Revised Standards Are Necessary

EPA has issued the following determinations under Clean Water Act section 303(c)(4)(B) that new or revised standards are necessary. EPA may propose federal replacement standards in these cases if the state does not adopt standards consistent with the Act.

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