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Water: Module 1

Basic Course: Key Concepts (Module 1)

Introduction: What's Covered in This Module?

Module 1. WQS Program Overview

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This module provides an overview of the water quality standards program under EPA and the States, along with authorized Indian Tribes, which are partners in an effort to protect the Nation's waters. The module provides answers to the following:

  • What is the significance of the Clean Water Act?
  • How do EPA and the States/Tribes work together toward Clean Water Act objectives?
  • What are the components of State/Tribal water quality standards?

At the end of the module is a brief quiz intended to touch on some Core Modules regarding the water quality standards program that will be further examined in the classroom session of this module.

timerThis module's main pages and brief quiz at the end take about 15 minutes to complete.

Disclaimer: This online course presentation and any associated links have been prepared by EPA staff for informational purposes only. Their sole purpose is to make available training online from recent Water Quality Standards Academy classroom courses. As such, this online course and any associated links are not binding on EPA or the public and have no legal effect. They do not constitute an EPA statute, regulation or other requirement and do not substitute for such authorities. In addition, the course and any associated links have not been reviewed or endorsed by EPA management. Thus, they are not intended or written as official statements of EPA’s scientific views, policies, guidance, or requirements and cannot be used or cited as evidence of EPA’s position on any matter.

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