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  Title EPA Number
(if assigned)
Technical Ambient Water Quality Criteria Recommendations: Information Supporting the Development of State and Tribal Nutrient Criteria for Lakes and Reservoirs in Nutrient Ecoregion II (PDF) (107 pp, 379K) January 2001 822-B-00-007
Technical Ambient Water Quality Criteria Recommendations: Information Supporting the Development of State and Tribal Nutrient Criteria for Lakes and Reservoirs in Nutrient Ecoregion VI (PDF) (85 pp, 307K) January 2001 822-B-00-008
Technical Ambient Water Quality Criteria Recommendations: Information Supporting the Development of State and Tribal Nutrient Criteria for Lakes and Reservoirs in Nutrient Ecoregion VII January 2001  822-B-00-009
Technical Ambient Water Quality Criteria Recommendations: Information Supporting the Development of State and Tribal Nutrient Criteria for Lakes and Reservoirs in Nutrient Ecoregion VIII (PDF) (87 pp, 352K) January 2001 822-B-00-010
Technical Ambient Water Quality Criteria Recommendations: Information Supporting the Development of State and Tribal Nutrient Criteria for Lakes and Reservoirs in Nutrient Ecoregion IX (PDF) (99 pp, 375K) January 2001 822-B-00-011
Technical Ambient Water Quality Criteria Recommendations: Information Supporting the Development of State and Tribal Nutrient Criteria for Lakes and Reservoirs in Nutrient Ecoregion XI (PDF) (95 pp, 346K) January 2001 822-B-00-012
Technical Ambient Water Quality Criteria Recommendations: Information Supporting the Development of State and Tribal Nutrient Criteria for Lakes and Reservoirs in Nutrient Ecoregion XII (PDF) (77 pp, 280K) January 2001 822-B-00-013
Technical Ambient Water Quality Criteria Recommendations: Information Supporting the Development of State and Tribal Nutrient Criteria for Lakes and Reservoirs in Nutrient Ecoregion XIII (PDF) (77 pp, 306K) January 2001 822-B-00-014
Technical Ambient Water Quality Criteria Recommendations: Information Supporting the Development of State and Tribal Nutrient Criteria for Rivers and Streams in Nutrient Ecoregion II (PDF) (107 pp, 379K) January 2001 822-B-00-015
Technical Ambient Water Quality Criteria Recommendations: Information Supporting the Development of State and Tribal Nutrient Criteria for Rivers and Streams in Nutrient Ecoregion III January 2001 822-B-00-016
Technical Ambient Water Quality Criteria Recommendations: Information Supporting the Development of State and Tribal Nutrient Criteria for Rivers and Streams in Nutrient Ecoregion VI (PDF) (91 pp, 326K) January 2001 822-B-00-017
Technical Ambient Water Quality Criteria Recommendations: Information Supporting the Development of State and Tribal Nutrient Criteria for Rivers and Streams in Nutrient Ecoregion VII (PDF) (93 pp, 331K) January 2001 822-B-00-018
Technical Ambient Water Quality Criteria Recommendations: Information Supporting the Development of State and Tribal Nutrient Criteria for Rivers and Streams in Nutrient Ecoregion IX (PDF) (108 pp, 386K) January 2001 822-B-00-019
Technical Ambient Water Quality Criteria Recommendations: Information Supporting the Development of State and Tribal Nutrient Criteria for Rivers and Streams in Nutrient Ecoregion XI (PDF) (99 pp, 350K) January 2001 822-B-00-020
Technical Ambient Water Quality Criteria Recommendations: Information Supporting the Development of State and Tribal Nutrient Criteria for Rivers and Streams in Nutrient Ecoregion XII (PDF) (80 pp, 276K) January 2001 822-B-00-021
Technical Ambient Water Quality Criteria Recommendations: Information Supporting the Development of State and Tribal Nutrient Criteria for Rivers and Streams in Nutrient Ecoregion XIV (PDF) (84 pp, 295K) January 2001 822-B-00-022
Technical Ambient Water Quality Criteria Recommendations: Information Supporting the Development of State and Tribal Nutrient Criteria for Wetlands in Nutrient Ecoregion XIII (PDF) (77 pp, 236K) January 2001 822-B-00-023
Policy Agency Policy on Ammonia Criteria for Warm Water Fish Protection (PDF) (2 pp, 87K) September 14, 1978  
Policy Agency Policy on Ammonia Criterion for Warm Water Fish Protection (PDF) (7 pp, 498K) December 12, 1978  
Technical Ambient Water Quality Criteria for 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (PDF) (289 pp, 13.5MB) February 1, 1984 440-5-84-007
Policy Appropriate Water Quality Criterion for Dissolved Oxygen for the Main Stem of the Ohio River (PDF) (3 pp, 148K) November 19, 1981  
Policy Compliance with CWA Section 303(c)(2)(B) (PDF) (3 pp, 333K) June 19, 1989  
Policy Coordination Between the Environmental Protection Agency, Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service Regarding Development of Water Quality Criteria and Water Quality Standards Under the Clean Water Act (PDF) (14 pp, 848K) July 27, 1992  
Technical Estuarine & Coastal Marine Waters: Bioassessment & Biocriteria Guidance (December 2000) EPA-822-B-00-024
Policy Guidance on Use of Quality Criteria for Water (PDF) (72 pp, 73K) January 12, 1978  
Technical Health Effects Criteria for Fresh Recreational Waters (PDF) (42 pp, 2MB) August 1, 1984 600/1-84-004
Policy Interim Guidance on Interpretation and Implementation of Aquatic Life Criteria for Metals (PDF) (25 pp, 1.5MB) May 1, 1992 821/R-92-009
Policy Justification for Criteria Less Stringent than that Published in the "Red Book" (PDF) (534 pp, 6.1MB) July 2, 1979  
Policy Memorandum: Establishing Site Specific Aquatic Life Criteria Equal to Natural Background (PDF) (3 pp, 124K) November 5, 1997  
Policy Memorandum to Water Management Division Directors, Region I-X re. Implementation of Metals Criteria (PDF) (7 pp, 412K) April 1, 1993  
Policy Memorandum to Water Management Division Directors, Environmental Services Division Directors, Regions I-X, re. Office of Water Policy and Technical Guidance on Interpretation and Implementation of Aquatic Life Metals Criteria (PDF) (October 1, 1993; 49 pp, 2.6MB) 822/F-93-009
Technical Priority Pollutant Ranking System (PDF) (16 pp, 612K) June 21, 1984  
Technical Research and Development Drinking Water and Criteria Documents for Manganese (PDF) (187 pp, 6.4MB) September, 1993  
Policy Status and Use of Criteria Published in July 1976 in Quality Criteria for Water (PDF) (2 pp, 87K) November 7, 1978  
Technical Status Report: State Numerical Water Quality Criteria for Toxics as of August, 1989 (PDF) (57 pp, 2.7MB) August 1, 1989  

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