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Water: Module 2

Basic Course: Key Concepts (Module 2.k)

Designated Uses: Changing/Removing a Designated Use

Module 2. Designated Uses

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Designated uses can be changed/removed with appropriate analysis and documentation. To support making such a change, a State or Tribe may be required to conduct a "use attainability analysis." In addition, a State/Tribe must provide an opportunity for a public hearing when changing/removing uses.

Key Point. A use attainablity analysis is a structured scientific assessment of the factors affecting the attainment of the use, which may include physical, chemical, biological, and economic factors as describe in Sec. 131.10(g).
Resource. See also EPA's Interim Economic Guidance - Workbook on making a determination that a use cannot be met. See also, the Flexibilities module of the online course.
Learn More. See allowable reasons for changing/removing a designated use. Proceed to the Learn More Topic. » (Note: This link launches a pop-up window.)

For informational purposes only–Not official statements of EPA policy.

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