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Title 117 – Nebraska Surface Water Quality Standards

Table of Contents (PDF) (3 pp, 63K)
(Effective June 22, 2012)
Chapter 1 - Definition of Terms (PDF) (10 pp, 35K)
(Effective June 22, 2012)
Chapter 2 - Application of Standards (PDF) (10 pp, 40K)
(Effective June 22, 2012) 
Chapter 3 - Antidegradation Clause (PDF) (1 pg, 15K)
(Effective June 22, 2012)
Chapter 4 - Standards for Water Quality (PDF) (64 pp, 2.3MB)
(Effective June 22, 2012) Designated uses and water quality criteria. Please note, EPA has disapproved or not taken action on text in sections 003.02B5b, 003.02B6, 003.05, and 004.01B. Waters.   In addition, in section 003.01C1 EPA deferred action on the chronic mercury criterion of 0.77 in 2009; 0.051 (the previous criterion) is the criterion value in effect for CWA purposes.  This provision is therefore not in effect for Clean Water Act purposes.  Please see the cover sheet and the full text of the pdf for more detailed information.
Chapter 5 - Stream Classification by Basin (PDF) (138 pp, 20.7MB)
(Effective June 22, 2012) Stream classification by basin.
Chapter 6 - Lakes and Impounded Waters (PDF) (36 pp, 3.7MB)
(Effective June 22, 2012) Use classifications of lakes and impounded waters.
Chapter 7 - Water Quality Standards for Wetlands (PDF) (164 pp, 368K)
(Effective June 22, 2012) Designated uses and water quality criteria applicable to wetlands.  Please note, EPA has not taken action on text in section 004.01A. This provision is therefore not in effect for Clean Water Act purposes. Additionally, EPA in section 004.01C1 deferred action on the chronic mercury criterion of 0.77 μg/L in 2009; 0.051 μg/L (the previous criterion) is the criterion value in effect for CWA purposes. Please see the cover sheet and the full text of the pdf for more detailed information.

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