Water: Module 1
Basic Course: Key Concepts (Module 1.d)
Collaboration with EPA: Regional Guidance & Review
- Module 1: Overview
- Stewards of a National Resource
- The Clean Water Act
- EPA’s Role
- Regional Guidance & Review
- State/Tribal Responsibilities
- State/Tribe Specific Components
- State/Tribal Uses
- Module 2: Use
- Module 3: Criteria
- Module 4: Antidegradation
- Module 5: Flexibilities
- Module 6: Review
- Certificate of Completion
As the primary EPA contact for collaborating with States/Tribes on water quality standards, the EPA Regional Offices are responsible for the following:
- Providing technical assistance.
- Reviewing and then approving/disapproving new or revised water quality standards developed by States and Tribes.
- Consulting under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act with the "Services"—the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service—as necessary when the State/Tribe's standards may affect listed (i.e. endangered) species.
- Coordinating with EPA Headquarters on water quality standards that the Regional Administrator plans to disapprove.
Resource. To locate a Regional Office, see EPA’s Regional Offices map page.