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Water: Module 3

Basic Course: Key Concepts (Module 3)

Introduction: What's Covered in This Module

Module 3. Criteria Development

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This module provides an introduction to water quality criteria and provides answers to the following:

  • What is the purpose of water quality criteria? What is the basis?
  • How are the criteria expressed?
  • What are the different types of criteria?
  • What do the criteria protect and how?

At the end of the module is a brief quiz intended to touch on some Core Modules regarding water quality criteria that are 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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