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Water: Biocriteria

Program Overview

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These documents provide overview of the Biological Criteria Program at the EPA.

Fact Sheets and Memos

These fact sheets provide brief summaries of various aspects of the Biological Criteria Program

Program Reviews

These documents provide overviews of the Biological Criteria program at different points in time.

2002 Summary of Biological Assessment Programs and Biocriteria Development for States, Tribes, Territories, and Interstate Commissions: Streams and Wadeable Rivers

This document provides a comprehensive assessment of the state use of bioassessments and biocriteria for protecting streams and wadeable rivers. The document also illustrates changes and improvements in bioassessment capabilities over the past six years, and serves as an important measure of program advancement and EPA’s bioassessment technical transfer efforts.

1996 Summary of State Biological Assessment Programs for Streams and Rivers

This document provides a summary of the progress of individual state programs in developing Biological Assessment programs.


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