Water: Aquatic Life
Aquatic Life Criteria - Carbaryl
EPA has published final ambient water quality criteria (AWQC) for the protection of aquatic life from the potential effects of carbaryl. Carbaryl is a pesticide used to control insects, slugs and snails and to thin fruit in orchards. It can enter water bodies and potentially harm aquatic life. Carbaryl is the second most frequently found insecticide in water, with detections in approximately 50 percent of urban streams. The criteria document will help states, territories, and authorized tribes add to their water quality standards, a concentration level for carbaryl, at or below which aquatic organisms will be protected.
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Final Aquatic Life Criteria for Carbaryl
- Fact sheet (PDF) (2 pp, 137K; May 2012)
- Federal Register Notice | Print Version (PDF) (3 pp, 229K; May 22, 2012)
- Final Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Carbaryl - 2012 (PDF) (199 pp, 2.4MB)
Draft Aquatic Life Criteria for Carbaryl
- Fact sheet (PDF) (2 pp, 35K; October 2011)
- Federal Register Notice | Print Version (PDF) (3 pp, 156K; November 1, 2011)
- Draft Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Carbaryl - 2011 (PDF) (157 pp, 2.0MB)