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Water: Dissolved Oxygen

Aquatic Life Criteria for Dissolved Oxygen: (Saltwater) Cape Cod to Cape Hatteras

EPA is publishing ambient water quality criteria for dissolved oxygen (saltwater) that protect coastal and estuarine animals in the Virginian Province (Cape Cod, MA to Cape Hatteras, NC).

  • Fact Sheet
  • Federal Register Notice (November 30, 2000)
  • Criteria Document: EPA is recommending ambient water quality criteria for dissolved oxygen that will protect coastal and estuarine animals in the Virginian Province (from Cape Code to Cape Hatteras). The criteria combine features of traditional water quality criteria with a new biological framework that integrates exposure to low dissolved oxygen over time rather than averaging dissolved oxygen exposure conditions into one single value. (EPA-822-R-00-012)
  • References: Listed are the references available to the Agency for developing or revising aquatic life criteria for Dissolved Oxygen (Saltwater) Cape Cod to Cape Hatteras.

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