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Water: Total Maximum Daily Loads (303d)

Introductory Statement


Guidance for Water Quality-Based Decisions:
The TMDL Process


This document provides guidance only. It does not establish or affect legal rights or obligations. This guidance may be reviewed and revised periodically to reflect changes in EPA's strategy for the implementation of water quality-based controls, to include new information, or to clarify and update the text. Decisions in any particular case will be made by applying the clean after Act and implementing regulations.

Comments are invited and will be considered in future revisions. Comments or inquiries should be directed to:

Watershed Branch
Assessment and Watershed Protection Division (WH-553)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
401 M St. SW
Washington, D.C. 20460

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