Water: Module 2
Basic Course: Key Concepts (Module 2)
Introduction: What's Covered in This Module
- Module 1: Overview
- Module 2: Use
- The Uses of a Water Body
- Integrity of the Nation's Waters
- CWA 101(a)(2) Uses
- The Basis for State/Tribal Water Quality Goals
- The Uses Already Attained by a Water Body
- Use Subcategories
- Subcategories for Section 101(a) Goal Uses
- Section 303 Other Uses
- Other Purposes Category
- Specify Appropriate Uses
- Changing/Removing a Designated Use
- Module 3: Criteria
- Module 4: Antidegradation
- Module 5: Flexibilities
- Module 6: Review
- Certificate of Completion
This module addresses waterbody uses and provides definitions and examples of various types of uses.
In particular, the module provides answers to the following:
- What are designated uses?
- What are existing uses?
- What options do States and Tribes have in defining designated uses?
At the end of the module is a brief quiz intended to touch on some Core Modules regarding designated uses that are further examined in the classroom session of this module.
This module's main pages and brief quiz at the end take about 15 minutes to complete.
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