TD370.E585
A718
United States
Environmental Protection
Agency
Office of Water
Regulations and Standards
Washington, D.C. 20460
                                          July 1980
              Water
              Arsenic
                        OOOR80001
              Water Quality Standards
             Criteria Digest
              A  Compilation
             of  State/Federal Criteria

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                 NATIONAL SUMMARY


                         OF


           STATE WATER QUALITY STANDARDS






                      ARSENIC





                      JULY, 1980







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Introduction

This digest  was compiled to provide general information to the public as well as
to Federal,  State, and local officials.  It contains excerpts from the individual
State-Federal water quality standards establishing pollutant specific criteria for
navigable surface waters.  The water quality standards program is implemented
by the U.S.  Environmental Protection Agency where responsibility for providing
water quality recommendations, approving State-adopted standards for navigable
waters, evaluating adherence to the standards, and overseeing enforcement of
standards compliance, has been mandated by Congress.

The  standards  program,  a  nationwide strategy  for  surface  water  quality
management, contains two major elements:  the use (recreation, drinking water,
fish  and  wildlife propagation,  industrial, or  agricultural)  to  be made of  the
navigable water; and criteria to protect these uses.

Water  quality  criteria  (numerical  or  narrative specifications  for  physical,
chemical, temperature, and biological constituents are  stated  in the July 1976
U.S. Environmental Protection  Agency  publication Quality Criteria for  Water
(QCW), order  #  055-001-01049-4,  price $3.50, available from  the Government
Printing  Office, Washington, D.C.  The 1976 QCW, commonly referred to as the
"Red Book," is the most current compilation of scientific information used by the
Agency as a basis  for  assessing water  quality.  This publication is subject to
periodic   updating  and  revisions  in light  of  new  scientific  and  technical
information.

Arsenic is an  element possessing both  metallic  and non-metallic properties.  It
exists in  both trivalent and pentavalent states and compounds containing arsenic;
can be organic as well as inorganic. The trivalent inorganic species are the more
toxic forms  of arsenic, though most forms are toxic to some degree in mammals
as well as aquatic life.

Arsenic has been found in unpolluted waters.   However, it is present in most
waters because of its use in a wide  range of industries including herbicides, paint
pigments, copper and lead alloys, glass and electrical semiconductors.

The 1976 Quality Criteria for Water recommends the following:

     50 ug/1 (total) for domestic water supplies (health)
    100 ug/1 (total) for irrigation crops.

Since  water  quality  standards are  revised  from time  to  time,  following
procedures set forth in the Clean Water Act, individual entries in this digest may
be superseded.   This digest will be updated periodically.  Because this publication
is intended for  use only as a general information reference, the reader needs to
refer to  the  current approved  water quality standards to obtain  the  latest
information for special purposes and  applications.  These can be obtained from
the State water pollution control agencies or the EPA Regional Offices.

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                         REFERENCES
     California Water Quality Standards by River Basins, c.a. 1975

     For  more detailed information on selected basins,  sub-basins
     and stretches of streams and coastal areas refer to California
     State Water Quality Standards.
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     Delaware Water Quality Standards, March 25, 1979
Q
     Idaho Water Quality Standards, c.a. September, 1979

     Missouri Water Quality Standards, c.a. February, 1978
TJ
     American Samoa Water Quality Standards,
     Revised July, 1973
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     Territory of Guam Water Quality Standards, Sept. 1975
f~\
     Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands Water Quality
     Standards, October 21, 1973
u
     Virgin Islands Water Quality Standards, Aug. 1973
ENVIRONMENT REPORTER, The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.
Washington, D. C. 20037

1    Pages 701:0501-0509, February 16, 1979

2    Pages 706:1004-1008, July 20, 1979

3    Pages 711-0542-0544, August 5, 1977

4    Pages 716:0603, March 26, 1976

5    Pages 726-:1005, 1011-1013, March 7, 1980

     Basic Water Quality Standards adopted May 22, 1979,
     have not yet been submitted to EPA for formal approval.

6    Pages 731:1002-1009, September 8, 1978

7    Pages 746:1008-1014, October 19, 1979

8    Pages 751:0504-0505, January 25, 1980

9    Pages 765:0512-0515, January 30, 1976

10   Page 761:0503-0504, 1973

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11   Page 766:0504-0509, October 5, 1979
12   Pages 771:0502-0504, September 29, 1978
13   Pages 776:0504-0506, April 10, 1979
14   Pages 781:0501-0502, May 18, 1979
15   Pages 786:0501-0502, August 29, 1975
16   Page 791:0583, May 26, 1978
17   Pages 796:0103-0108, February 16, 1979
18   Pages 801:1001-1002, Sept. 29, 1978
19   Page 806:1003, March 30, 1979
90
     Page 811:1043,1974
21   Pages 816:0602-0607, 0642-0648, 1974
99
*    Pages 821:0502-0505, June 30, 1978
9**
*    Pages 831:0501-0510, February 21, 1975
24   Page 836:0502, June 30, 1978
9^
    Pages 841:0507-0537, December 7, 1979
9fi
^   Pages 846:0501-0508, November 17, 1978
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l   Pages 851:1001-1023, December 15, 1978
no
zo   Pages 856:1001-1002, July 18, 1978
9Q
     Pages 861:1002-1007, August 11, 1979
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JU   Pages 866:1004-1009, December 28, 1979
31   Pages 871:0501-0506, November 25, 1977
19
J    Pages 876-1001-1043, May 26, 1978
QQ
0    Pages 881:1001-1007, September 21, 1979
34   Pages 886:0513-0524, August 29, 1975
QC;
     Pages 891:1001-1129, November 16, 1979

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36   Pages 901:0501-0505, November 3, 1978

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     Pages 906:0501:0506, October 13, 1978

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     Pages 911:0501-0507, June 22, 1979


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                                        ARSENIC
State
 Criteria Values in mg/1
Designated Stream Use
Alabama
        1.
 Not Specified

 Toxic Substances  narrative:   only such
 amounts, whether alone or in combination
 with other substances as will not render
 the  waters unsafe  or  unsuitable  as a
 source  of  water supply  for  drinking  or
 food-processing  purposes, or injurious  to
 fish, wildlife and aquatic life.

 Toxic Substances  narrative:   only such
 amounts, whether alone or in combination
 with other substances or wastes, as will
 not:  render the water unsafe or unsuit-
 able  for  swimming  and  water-contact
 sports;  be  injurious to  fish, wildlife and
 aquatic  life or,  where applicable, shrimp
 and  crabs; impair the waters for any  other
 usage established for this classification.

 Toxic substances narrative:  Only such
 amounts, whether alone or in combination
 with other substances, as will  not:  be
 injurious to fish and aquatic life, including
 shrimp and crabs; exceed one-tenth of the
 96-hour  median  tolerance limit for fish,
 aquatic life or shellfish, including shrimp
 and crabs.

 Toxic  Substances narrative:  Only such
 amounts, whether alone or in combination
 with other substances, as will  not:  be
 injurious to fish and aquatic life including
 shrimp  and crabs  in estuarine  or salt
 waters or the propagation thereof; not  to
 exceed  one-tenth of  the  96-hour median
 tolerance limit  for  fish  and aquatic life
 including shrimp and  crabs in  salt and
 estuarine   waters   except   that  other
 limiting  concentrations may be used  when
 factually justified  and  approved by the
 Commission.

 Only such amounts as will not render the
 waters unsuitable for agricultural irriga-
 tion,  livestock watering,  industrial  cool-
ing,  industrial process water supply pur-
poses, and fish survival, nor interfere with
downstream uses.
All

Public water supply
                                                                 Swimming and other whole
                                                                 body water-contact sports
                                                                 Shellfish harvesting
                                                                 Fish and wildlife
                                                                Agricultural and industrial
                                                                water supply
                                         -1-

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State

Alabama (con't)
Criteria Values in mg/1

Only such amounts as will not render the
waters  unsuitable  for  industrial  cooling
and industrial process  water supply pur-
poses,   nor  interfere  with   downstream
water uses.

Only such amounts as will not render the
waters  unsuitable for agricultural  irriga-
tion, livestock watering, industrial cool-
ing, and industrial process  water  supply
purposes,  where  applicable nor interfere
with downstream water use.
Designated Stream Use

Industrial operations
                                                                Navigation
Alaska
      2.
Not specified

Toxic  substances  narrative:   shall not
exceed Alaska Drinking Water Standards
or EPA Quality Criteria for Water.
                   Toxic  substances  narrative:   same  as  I.
                   (A) (i) where contact with a product des-
                   tined for subsequent human consumption
                   is present.   Same as  I. (C) or  FWPCA
                   Water Quality Criteria as applicable to
                   substances for stockwaters.  Concentra-
                   tions  for  irrigation  waters shall  not
                   exceed FWPCA Water Quality Criteria or
                   WQC 1972.

                   Toxic  substances  narrative:   shall  not
                   individually or in combination exceed 0.01
                   times  the lowest measured 96-hour LC
                   for life stages of species identified by tne
                   department as being  the most sensivtive,
                   biologically important to the situation or
                   exceed criteria  cited  in EPA  Quality
                   Criteria  for  Water  or Alaska  Drinking
                   Water Standards whichever concentration
                   is less.

                   Toxic  substances  narrative:   substances
                   shall not be present which pose hazards to
                   worker contact.
All

I.  Fresh water
   (A)  water supply
        (i) drinking, culinary
and food processing

        (ii) agriculture, includ-
ing irrigation  and stock
watering
                                                     (iii) aquaculture
                                                     (iv) industrial, includ-
                                             ing any water supplies used
                                             in association with a manu-
                                             facturing  or  production
                                             enterprise other than food
                                             processing),    including
                                             mining,  placer  mining,
                                             energy production or deve-
                                             lopment
                                         -2-

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State

Alaska (con't)
Criteria Values in mg/1

Toxic substances narrative: same as I. (A)
(i.)
Designated Stream Use

   (B) water recreation
        (i) contact recrea-
        tion.
                   Toxic  substances narrative:  substances
                   shall not be present  which pose hazards  to
                   incidental human contact.

                   Toxic substances narrative:  shall not in-
                   dividually or in combination  exceed  0.01
                   times the lowest measured 96 hour LC,.^
                   for life stages of species identified by tne
                   department as being  the most sensitive,
                   biologically important to the  location,  or
                   exceed  criteria cited in EPA Quality  Cri-
                   teria for Water or Alaska Drinking Water
                   Standards whichever concentration is less.

                   Toxic substances narrative: same as L (A)
                   (iii).
                   Toxic substances narrative:  shall not ex-
                   ceed EPA Quality Criteria  for  Water as
                   applicable to the substance.

                   Toxic substances narrative:
                   same as I. (A) (iv).
                   Toxic  substances  narrative:  same as II.
                   (A) (ii).
                   Toxic substances narrative:  same as I. (B)
                   (ii).
                   Toxic substances narrative:
                   same as L (C).
                                                     (ii) secondary
                                                     recreation
                                                 (C)  growth  and propa-
                                             gation  of fish,  shellfish,
                                             other  aquatic  life, and
                                             wildlife   including  water-
                                             fowl and furbearers
                                             ILMarine water
                                                 (A) water supply
                                                  (i) aquaculture

                                                  (ii) seafood processing
                                                 (iii) industrial, including
                                             any  water  supplies  used
                                             in   association   with   a
                                             manufacturing or production
                                             enterprise   (other   than
                                             food  processing)  including
                                             mining,   placer    mining,
                                             energy   production    or
                                             developm ent

                                                 (B) water recreation

                                                     (i) contact
                                                     recreation

                                                     (ii) secondary
                                                        recreation

                                                 (C)  growth  and propa-
                                             gation  of  fish,  shellfish,
                                             aquatic  life, and wildlife
                                             including seabirds,  water-
                                             fowl and furbearers
                                         -3

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State

Alaska (con't)



Arizona
Arkansas
California
Criteria Values in mg/1

Toxic substances narrative:same as I. (C)
but  excluding  the  phrase  "or   Alaska
Drinking Water Standards."
.05
Toxic  substances  narrative:   Toxic sub-
stances shall be kept  below levels  which
are deleterious to  human, animal, plant or
aquatic life, or in amounts sufficient to
interfere  with the beneficial  use of the
water.  As a minimum evaluation for the
presence  of  toxic  substances,  a  water
shall  be evaluated by use of a  96-hour
bioassay,  guided by the  document Stan-
dard Methods  for the Examination of Wa-
ter and Waste water.   The survival of the
test organisms shall not  be less than that
in controls  which  utilize appropriate ex-
perimental water.

Not specified

Toxic substances narrative:  Toxic  mate-
rials attributable to municipal, industrial,
agricultural, or other  waste  discharges,
shall not be present in receiving waters in
such quanitities as to  be toxic to human,
animal, plant  or aquatic life or  to  inter-
fere with the normal propagation of aqua-
tic life.  For  any toxicants,  concentra-
tions in the receiving waters after mixing
shall not exceed 0.01 of the 96-hour TL  ,
unless  they  can  be  shown to  be  noTi-
persistant  and noncumulative,   and  to
exhibit no  synergistic interactions  with
other waste or stream  components.   In no
case shall concentrations  exceed 0.05 of
the 96-hour TL.
                                 m
0.1
                   2.0
                   1.0
Designated Stream Use

   (D) harvesting for con-
sumption  of raw  mollusks
or other raw aquatic life

Domestic,       industrial,
recreation, aesthetic,
fish, aquatic life and
wildlife

All
All

All
Domestic Water Supply

Agricultrual (other than
livestock watering) in
Basin 2 only

Livestock watering in
Basin 2 only
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State

California
  (con't)
Criteria Values in mg/1

0.05



0.008 - 6-month Median

0.032 - Daily Maximum

0.08 - Instantaneous Maximum

All  waters  shall  be maintained  free of
toxic substances  in  concentrations  that
are toxic to, or that produce detrimental
physiological responses  in  human, plant,
animal, or aquatic life.  Compliance with
this objective will be determined by use
of   indicator  organisms,   analyses  of
species  diversity,   population   density,
growth anomalies,  bioassays  of  appro-
priate  duration   or  other  appropriate
methods  as  specified   by  the  Regional
Board.

The survival of  aquatic life  in surface
waters subjected to  a waste discharge, or
other controllable water quality  factors,
shall  not be  less than that for the same
water body  in  areas unaffected  by the
waste discharge,  or  when  necessary for
other  control  water  that   is consistent
with  the requirements  for  "experimental
water" as described in "Standard Methods
for the Examination of Water and Waste-
water", latest  edition.   As a minimum,
compliance  with  this objective as stated
in the previous sentence shall be evalu-
ated with a 96-hour bioassay.

In  addition,  effluent  limits  based  upon
acute bioassays of effluents will be pre-
scribed  where   appropriate,  additional
numerical receiving water  objectives for
specific toxicants will be  established as
sufficient  data  become available,   and
source control of toxic substances  will be
encouraged.
Designated Stream Use

All uses in Brian Creek
Basin (part of Basin 6 A)
only

Ocean waters only
                                                                All
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State
Colorado'
Connecticut
Criteria Values in mg/1

0.05

0.1

Toxic  substances  narrative:   Substances
attributable to human-induced discharges
not  otherwise controlled  by permits,
BMP's, or plans of operation approved by
the Division, shall not be introduced into
the waters of  the State...in  amounts, con-
centrations, or combinations  which are...
toxic to humans, animals, plants, or aqua-
tic life.

Not specified

Toxic substances narrative:   Note 4. The
waters shall be free from chemical cons-
tituents in concentrations or combinations
which would be harmful to human,  animal
or aquatic life for the most sensitive and
governing water use  class.   Criteria for
chemical  constitutes  contained  in the
Quality Criteria for Water (EPA) shall be
considered and used as guidance.  In areas
where fisheries are the governing conside-
rations and approved limits  have not been
established, bioassays are  necessary  to
establish limits on toxic substances, the
recommendations for bioassay procedures
contained in  "Standard  Methods for the
Examination  of Water and Wastewater"
and the application factors contained, in
Quality Criteria for Water (EPA) shall be
considered.    For  public drinking   water
supplies, the raw  water  sources must be
of such  a quality that  EPA  limits  as
defined by the Safe  Drinking Water Act
(PL 93-523), or state limits  if more strin-
gent, for finished water  can be met after
conventional treatment.

Toxic substances narrative:   None in con-
centrations or combinations which  would
be harmful to human, animal or aquatic
life or which  would make the waters un-
safe or unsuitable for fish  or shellfish or
their propagation or impair the waters for
any other uses. (See Note 4. above).
Designated Stream Use

All except agricultural

Agricultural

All
All

All
                                                                Coastal and marine
                                                                water uses
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State
Delaware
         B
Criteria Values in mg/1

Not specified

Toxic substances narrative:  None in con-
centrations harmful (synergistically  or
otherwise) to humans, fish,  wildlife and
aquatic  life as  presecribed by  EPA's
Quality Criteria for Water, 1976.
Designated Stream Use

All

All
Florida
       Q
Georgia
0.05

Minimum criteria  for  all  waters  at  all
times  at  all places:  shall be  free from
domestic, industrial, agricultural, or other
man-induced non-thermal components of
discharges which, alone or in combination
with   other  components  of   discharges
(whether  thermal  or  non-thermal)  are
acutely toxic;  or are  present in concen-
trations  which are carcinogenic,  muta-
genic, or teratogenic to human beings or
to significant  locally occurring, wildlife
or aquatic species; or  pose a serious dan-
ger to the public health,  safety, or wel-
fare.

General   criteria  for  toxic  substances
(applied  to  all  surface  waters  except
within zones  of  mixing):  substances in
concentrations which injure, are chroni-
cally toxic to,  or produce adverse physio-
logical or behavioral response in humans,
animals,  or plants - none shall be present.

Not specified

Toxic  substances narrative:   No material
or substance in such concentration that,
after   treatment,   would   exceed  the
requirements of  the  Environmental Pro-
tection Division and the latest edition of
the Federal Drinking Water Standards.

Toxic wastes narrative: None in concen-
trations  that would harm  man, fish  and
game or other beneficial aquatic life.
All

All
                                                                 All
All

Drinking water supplies
                                                                Recreation; fishing, propa-
                                                                gation of fish, shellfish,
                                                                game and other aquatic
                                                                life
                                         -7-

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State
Criteria Values in mg/1
Designated Stream Use
Georgia
  (con't)
Hawaii
Idaho
     10
Toxic   substance   narrative:      None
in concentrations that would prevent  fish
survival.

Toxic  substances  narrative:   Free from
toxic substances discharged from munici-
palities, industries  or other  sources in
amounts, concentrations  or  combinations
which  are harmful to  humans, animals or
aquatic life.

Not specified

Toxic  substances  narrative:   All  waters
shall be free of substances attributable to
domestic, industrial, or other controllable
sources as follows:   toxic substances at
levels  or combinations  sufficient to  be
toxic or harmful  to  human, animal, plant
or aquatic life or in amounts sufficient to
interfere with any beneficial  use  of  the
water.  As a  minimum, evaluation by use
of a  96-hour  bioassay described  in  the
most  recent edition of Standard Methods
for the Examination of Water and  Waste-
water  shall be conducted.  Survival of test
organisms shall not  be less than that in
controls which utilize  appropriate experi-
mental water.

Not specified

0.05

The following general  water quality stan-
dards  will apply  to  waters of the State,
both surface and underground, in addition
to the water  quality standards set forth
for specifically classified waters. Manual
Sections 1-2200.04 1-2200.06 wiU, how-
ever, apply  only to surface waters. As a
result  of  man-caused point  or  nonpoint
source  discharge,  waters  of the  State
must not contain:  (1-30-80)

.01  Hazardous  Materials.    Hazardous
materials (see Manual Section 1-2003.17)
in concentrations found  to be of public
health significance or  to  adversely affect
designated or  protected beneficial uses.
(1-30-80)
Agricultural:  industrial;
navigation
                                                                 All
All

All
All
                                                                 Domestic Water Supplies
                                          -8-

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State
Criteria Values in mg/1
Designated Stream Use
Idaho (con't)
Illinois11
Indiana
.02  Deleterious  Materials;  Deleterious
materials (see Manual Section  1-2003.06)
in concentrations that impair designated
or protected beneficial uses without being
hazardous.
(1-30-80)
1.0
                    Waters shall meet the following standard
                    at any point at which water is withdrawn:
                    water shall be of such quality  that with
                    treatment consisting of coagulation, sedi-
                    mantation, filtration, storage and chlori-
                    nation, or other equivalent treatment pro-
                    cesses, the treated water shall meet in all
                    respects 0.05 (Raw and Treated)

                    Toxic substances  narrative:   Freedom
                    from matter in concentrations  or  combi-
                    nations toxic to human, animal, plant  or
                    aquatic life of other than national origin.
                    Any substance toxic to aquatic  life shall
                    not  exceed 0.1 of the  96-hour  TLm for
                    native fish or essential fish food organisms.
Not Specified

0.05   -  Lake
Harbor Areas
                                  Michigan  and  Contiguous
                   Toxic substances narrative:  free from sub
                   stances attributable  to  municipal,  indus-
                   trial,  agricultural,  and  other  land  use
                   practices or other discharges which are in
                   amounts sufficient to be toxic to humans,
                   animals,  aquatic  life or  plants.   As a
                   guideline,  toxic substances  should  be  li-
                   mited  to  the  96-hour median lethal con-
                   centration (LC50) for biota  significant to
                   the indigenous aquatic community.

                   Toxic substances narrative:  shall not ex-
                   ceed  0.1  of   the  96-hour median  lethal
                   concentration  for important indigenous
                   aquatic species.   More stringent  applica-
                   tion factors shall  be used when  justified.
All

Public and  food processing
water supply
                                              All
All

Whole    Body
Aquatic   life,
water   supply,
water supply

All
 Contact,
Domestic
industrial
                                             Aquatic life; fish
                                         -9-

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State
Criteria Values in mg/1
Designated Stream Use
Indiana
  (con't)
Iowa
    13
Kansas
       14
Concentrations  of  organic contaminants
which can be  demonstrated to be persis-
tent,  to  have  a tendency to  bioconcen-
trate  in the aquatic biota, and are  likely
to  be toxic  on the  basis  of available
scientific evidence, shall be  limited  as
determined by the Board.

Toxic substances narrative:  shall not  be
present after  conventional treatment  in
such  levels as  to  prevent  meeting the
Drinking Water  Standards adopted by the
Indiana  State  Board of Health or by the
Indiana    Environmental    Management
Board.
0.1
0.05

Toxic substances narrative: All waters, at
all times, at  all places shall be free from
substances  attributable  to  wastewater
discharges or  agricultural  practices  in
concentrations or combinations which are
toxic or  harmful to human, animal,  or
plant life.

Toxic  substances  narrative:    all  sub-
stances toxic or detrimental to aquatic
life shall  be  limited to non-toxic or non-
detrimental  concentrations  in   surface
waters.

Toxic substances narrative: all substances
toxic to  humans  shall be limited to non-
toxic concentrations.

Not specified

General   criteria:    the  individual  and
cumulative effect of waste discharges to
waters shall be  guided  by both the pri-
mary and secondary drinking  water regu-
lations (40 CFR 141) and EPA criteria for
water  quality.    Pollutional  substances
contributed by man-made sources shall be
controlled so  that  all  waters  are  free
from public  health hazards  or  nuisance
conditions at all times.
                                                                Potable supply
Wildlife, fish, aquatic arid
semiaquatic life, secondary
contact

Potable Water Supply

All
                                                                 Wildlife,  fish, aquatic and
                                                                 semiaquatic life and secon-
                                                                 dary contact
Potable water supply



All

An
                                         -10-

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State

Kansas
  (con't)
K entucky
          15
Louisiana
         16
Criteria Values in mg/1

Toxic  substances  narrative: Toxic  sub-
stances or  toxic synergistic  effects  of
substances from  man-made sources  shall
be  limited  to  concentrations  in the re-
ceiving water that will not be harmful to
animal, plant or aquatic life.

0.05

Surface waters shall not be aesthetically
or otherwise degraded by substances that
injure,  be toxic  to  or  produce adverse
physiological or  behavioral responses in
humans, fish, shellfish, and aquatic life.

The allowable  instream  concentration of
toxic  substances,  including  pesticides,
shall  not  exceed  0.01   of the  96-hour
median lethal concentration (LC5Q) or 0.1
of the  96-hour LC ,-Q for  noncumulative
and nonpersistent toxic materials using a
representative
organism.

Not specified
                                      indigenous     aquatic
                   Toxic  substances  narrative:  free  from
                   such concentrations  of  substances attri-
                   butable  to  waste  water  or  other  dis-
                   charges sufficient to injure or are toxic or
                   produce  adverse physiological  response in
                   humans,  animals, fish, shellfish,  wildlife,
                   or plants.

                   Shall not  be present in  quantities that
                   alone or in combination will be  toxic to
                   animal or plant  life.  In  all cases the level
                   shall not exceed the TLm 96/10.  Bioassay
                   techniques will be used in evaluating toxi-
                   city utilizing methods and species of test
                   organisms suitable to the purpose at hand.

                   Toxic  substances shall not  exceed the
                   levels established by the USPHS  drinking
                   water standards latest edition.
Designated Stream Use

All
Warm water Aquatic habitat

All
                                                                 Warmwater aquatic .
                                                                 habitat
All

All
                                             Public water supply
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State
Criteria Values in mg/1
Designated Stream Use
      17
Maine
Maryland
         18
Massachusetts
             19
Not specified

Toxic substances narrative: no waste sub-
stances containing chemical constituents
which  would be harmful  to humans, ani-
mal or aquatic life.

Not specified

Toxic substances narrative:  at all  times
free from toxic substances attributable to
sewage,  industrial waste, or other  waste
in concentrations or combinations  which
are harmful to human,  animal,  plant or
aquatic life.

Not specified

Toxic  substances narrative:   free  from
pollutants in concentrations or combina-
tions that are toxic to humans or aquatic
life.

For each class, the most sensitive benefi-
cial uses are identified and minimum  cri-
teria   for  water  quality in  the   water
column are established.   The minimum
criteria in Reg.  3.4 have been developed
by applying the criteria contained in the
EPA  publication  Quality  Criteria  for
Water  (EPA-440/9-76-023) to account for
local conditions including, but  not limited
to:

(a) The characteristics of the biological
community

(b)    Temperature,  weather  and   flow
characteristics, and

(c)  Synergistic  and antagonistic effects
of combinations of pollutants.

The Division will use the EPA  publication
entitled   Quality  Criteria  for  Water,
EPA-440/9-76-023 as guidance in establi-
shing  case-by-case  discharge  limits for
pollutants not specifically listed in  these
All

All
All

All
All

All
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State
Criteria Values in mg/1
Designated Stream Use
Massachusetts
  (con't)
Michigan
        20
Minnesota
         21
standards but included under the heading
"Other  Constituents"  in  Regulation  3.4,
for   identifying   bioassay   application
factors  and for interpretations of narra-
tive criteria.  Where  the  minimum  cri-
teria  specifically  listed by a  Division in
this part differ from those contained in
the federal criteria, the provisions of the
specifically listed criteria  in these stan-
dards shall apply.

Not Specified.

Toxic substances narrative:  (1) toxicity of
undefined toxic substances not included in
(2)  and  (3)  below  shall be  determined by
development of 96-hour  TLm's  or other
appropriate effect end points obtained by
continuous-flow or in situ bioassays using
suitable  test organisms.  Shall not exceed
safe  concentrations  as  determined by
applying an  application factor,  based on
knowledge of behavior of toxic substances
and  organisms to be  protected,  to  the
TLm  or  other appropriate effect end
point.

(2)  defined  toxic  substances shall be
limited   by  application  of  recommenda-
tions  contained in the chapter on Fresh-
water Organisms,  Report  of the NTAC to
Secretary of the Interior. WQC, 1968, or
by application of any toxic  effluent stan-
dard,  limitation   or  prohibition  promul-
gated by EPA pursuant  to  section  307(a)
of  PL92-500, whichever  is  more restric-
tive.

(3)  shall  not exceed the permissible inor-
ganic chemicals  criteria for  raw public
water supply in Report of  the NTAC to
Secretary of the Interior,  WQC, 1968.

0.01
                   0.05
All

All
                                                                 All
                                                                 Public water supply
Domestic (Classes
A, B, & C)

Domestic (Class D)
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State

Minnesota
  (con't)
Mississippi
         :22
Missouri
       .D
Montana
         23
Criteria Values in mg/1

96-hour TLm for indigenous  fish and fish
food organisms should  not be exceeded at
any point in the mixing zone.

Toxic substances narrative:   none at le-
vels acutely toxic  to humans or  other
animals or plant life.

Toxic substances narrative: none at levels
harmful either directly or indirectly.

0.05

Toxic  substances  narrative:   free  from
substances  attributable to municipal, in-
dustrial,  agricultural or other discharges
in concentrations  or combinations which
are  toxic  to  humans,  animal or  other
aquatic life.

Toxic substances narrative:  the concen-
tration of  toxic pollutants shall not  ex-
ceed  0.1 of the  96-hour  TLm based  on
available data.

0.05
                   0.1
All waters, at all times shall be free from
substances  or  conditions  that have  a
harmful  effect  on  human,  animal,  or
aquatic life.

Not completely specified

10  ug/l(total)  Average  Daily concen-
tration; 16 ug/1 (total)  Maximum Instant-
aneous Concentration
Designated Stream Use

All



All
Agriculture and wildlife
(Class B)

Public Water Supply

All
                                                                Shellfish Harvesting
                                                                Recreation, fish and
                                                                wildlife.
Aquatic life, drinking
water supply

Irrigation
All

Metal  limits  for  the  Clark
Fork River (mainstem) from
the  confluence   of   Warm
Springs Creek to the conflu-
ence    with    Cottonwood
Creek
                   10  ug/1 (total)  Average  Daily Concen-
                   tration; 10 ug/1 (total) Maximum instant-
                   aneous Concentration
                                             Metal limits for  Clark Fork
                                             River (mainstem) from the
                                             confluence  of  Cottonwood
                                             Creek  to  the Idaho  State
                                             line
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State

Montana
  (con't)
Nebraska
         24
 Criteria Values in mg/1

 Toxic  substances narrative:  free  from
 substances attributable  to municipal,  in-
 dustrial,  agricultural  practices  or other
 discharges that will create concentrations
 or  combinations  of materials which are
 toxic to human,  animal,  plant or aquatic
 life.

 Toxic substances narrative:  no  increases
 above  naturally  occuring  concentrations
 are allowed.

 Toxic  substances narrative:  concentra-
 tions of toxic substances after treatment
 for  domestic use are not to exceed re-
 commended limits in latest EPA drinking
 water standards;  maximum allowable con-
 centrations are  to be less than  acute or
 chronic  problem  levels  as  revealed  by
 bioassay or other methods.

 Concentrations of toxic  or  other  delete-
 rious substances,  pesticides  and organic
 and  inorganic  materials including  heavy
 metals, are not to exceed levels  known or
 demonstrated to be of public health signi-
 ficance; also maximum allowable concen-
 trations  are  to  be  less than   acute  or
 chronic  problem  levels  as  revealed  by
 bioassay or other methods.

 Toxic  substances narrative: Concentra-
 tions of toxic or  deleterious substances,
 pesticides  and   organic  and   inorganic
 materials including heavy metals, are to
 be  less  than those demonstrated  to  be
 deleterious to livestock or plants or their
subsequent consumption by  humans or to
 adversely affect other indicated uses.

 Not specified

 Toxic substances narrative:  none alone or
in combination with  other substances  or
 wastes  in concentrations  rendering  the
 receiving water unsafe or  unsuitable for
 the assigned beneficial uses.
Designated Stream Use

All
                                                                 Water supply (Class
                                                                 A-Closed)
                                                                 Water supply (classes
                                                                 A-Open-D,, B-D,,
                                                                 B-D0, B-Dt)
                                                                 Fish, aquatic life, wildlife,
                                                                 agriculture,  industrial,  re-
                                                                 creation   in  and  on   the
                                                                 water (classes C-D,, C-Dj
                                                                 Agricultural and industrial
                                                                 (other than food processing)
All

All
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State
Nevada
       25
Criteria Values in mg/1

0.05
                   Toxic substances  narrative:   free  from
                   toxic substances attributable to domestic
                   or  industrial  waste or other controllable
                   sources  at  levels  or  combinations suffi-
                   cient to be toxic to human, animal, plant
                   or  aquatic  life.   The presence of  toxic
                   materials in a water shall be evaluated by
                   use of  a 96-hour  bioassay.   Survival of
                   test organisms shall not be less than that
                   in control  tests which utilize appropriate
                   control water.  Failure to determine pre-
                   sence of toxic materials by these methods
                   shall not preclude determination of exces-
                   sive levels of toxic materials on the basis
                   of  other criteria  or methods.  No wastes
                   from municipal or industrial or other con-
                   trollable  sources   containing  arsenic,
                   barium,  boron, cadmium,  chromium,  cya-
                   nide,  fluoride,   lead selenium,   silver,
                   copper   and  zinc that   are  reasonably
                   amenable to  treatment or control will be
                   discharged untreated  or uncontrolled into
                   the waters of Nevada.  In  addition,  the
                   limits for concentrations of the chemical
                   constituents  will  provide water  quality
                   consistant with  the   mandatory  require-
                   ments of the 1962 Public Health  Service
                   Drinking Water Standards.

                   None (zero)
                    Toxic substances  narrative:   only such
                    amounts as will not render  receiving wa-
                    ters injurious to fish or wildlife.
Designated Stream Use

All (Truckee River as indicated
in Table 43A  of Nevada Water
Pollution Control Regs., Article
4.2.5)

All
                                             Drinking   water    supply
                                             (with  treatment  by  disin-
                                             fection  only)  suitable  for
                                             aquatic  life habitat, wild-
                                             life  propagation,  agricul-
                                             tural, recreation, boating,
                                             esthetics

                                             Drinking   water    supply
                                             (with  treatment  by  disin-
                                             fection and filtration only),
                                             agricultural,  aquatic life
                                             and  wildlife  propagation,
                                             recreation,  industrial and
                                             esthetics
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State
 Criteria Values in mg/1
 Designated Stream Use
Nevada
  (con't)
 Toxic substances  narrative:   only such
 amounts as will  not  render  receiving wa-
 ters injurious to fish  and wildlife.
                    Toxic substances  narrative:   only  such
                    amounts as will not impair receiving wa-
                    ters for uses of this class.
               26
New Hampshire     Not specified
New Jersey
           27
 Toxic substances narrative:  shall be free
 from chemicals inimical to fish life or the
 maintenance of fish life

 Toxic substances  narrative:   no poten-
 tially  toxic substances  unless  naturally
 occurring.

 Toxic substances  narrative:   no poten-
 tially  toxic  substances in toxic concen-
 trations or combinations.

 Bioassay   procedures   and   application
 factors used in establishing limits on toxic
 substances shall, as a minimum, be no less
 rigorous  than  the  recommendations for
 bioassays  and  application  factors  con-
 tained in the National Technical Advisory
 Committee's report to the  Secretary of
 the   Interior   on   WATER   QUALITY
 CRITERIA, April 1, 1968 or latest  revi-
 sion thereof.

 0.05

 Toxic substances narrative:  shall not ex-
 ceed l/20th of the TL50  value at  96
 hours. Combinations of  toxic substances
 will be based on the same principle.

 Toxic substances narrative:  a concentra-
tion of a  persistent pesticide shall not
exceed 1/100 of the TL50 at 96 hours as
determined by appropriate bioassay.
Drinking    water   supply
(following complete  treat-
ment),  agricultural,  aqua-
tic  life,  wildlife  propa-
gation,   recreation,   arid
industrial

Boating    and   esthetics,
aquatic  life,  agricultural
and  industrial (except for
food processing purposes)

All

Fish  life  or  the  mainte-
nance of fish life
                                                                 Water supply
                                                                 All except water supply
All

All
                                                                 All
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State
Criteria Values in mg/1
Designated Stream Use
New Jersey
  (con't)
Toxic substances narrative: no man-made
wastewater discharges.
New Mexico
           28
                   Toxic substances narrative:  none, either
                   alone or in combination  with  other sub-
                   stances, in concentrations as  to affect
                   humans or be detrimental to the natural
                   aquatic biota or to other designated uses.
                   None which would cause  drinking  water
                   standards  to  be exceeded after  appro-
                   priate treatment.
                   Toxic  substances  narrative:  none either
                   alone or in combination  with other sub-
                   stances; in concentrations  as  to affect
                   humans or be detrimental to the natural
                   aquatic biota or to other designated uses.
Not specified

Toxic substances narrative:  shall not be
present  in  concentrations   which   will
change the ecology of receiving waters to
an extent  detrimental to man  or  other
organisms of direct or indirect  commer-
cial, recreational or esthetic value.  Toxi-
cities of  substances in receiving waters
will  be determined by appropriate bio-
assay  techniques,  or  other  acceptable
means, for the  particular form of aquatic
life  which is  to  be preserved  with  the
concentrations  of toxic materials not to
exceed  5 percent  of  the 96-hour  LD50
provided that:    toxic  substances which,
through uptake in the aquatic food chain
Maintenance   of   natural
state quality  (Class  FW-1
waters designated to be set
aside for posterity to re-
present the natural aquatic
environment and  its asso-
ciated biota)

Public water  supply (after
treatment); propagation of
natural biota; primary con-
tact recreation; industrial
and agricultural water sup-
ply;   shellfish  harvesting;
secondary  contact recrea-
tion;  migration of anadro-
mous fish; maintenance of
wildlife; other reasonable
uses

Propagation of natural bio-
ta;  primary and secondary
contact  recreation; indus-
trial and agricultural water
supply;   shellfish  harvest-
ing;  migration  of  anadro-
mous fish; maintenance of
wildlife; other reasonable
uses

AU

Recreation; desirable
aquatic life
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State
Criteria Values in mg/1
 Designated Stream Use
New Mexico
   (con't)
New York
          29
North Carolina
              30
North Dakota
             31
and/or storage in plant and animal tissues,
can be magnified to levels which are toxic
to man or  other organisms,  shall not be
present in concentrations which result in
this biological magnification.

Toxic substances narrative:  shall be pro-
tected from hazardous substances in con-
centrations  that  exceed  drinking  water
standards established  by the  New Mexico
Regulations governing water supplies.

Not specified

Toxic  substances   narrative:    none  in
amounts that will be injurious to fish life
or shellfish,  or  that would  impair any
designated uses of the water.

0.05
                    0.1
                    0.1
                    Toxic substance narrative:  shall not ex-
                    ceed 0.01  of the  96-hour LC50  unless
                    half-life of substance is less than 96 hours
                    or  is  not biocumulative, in  which case
                    shall not exceed  0.05  of  the 96-hour
                    LC50.

                    Toxic substances  narrative:   only such
                    amounts, whether alone or in combination
                    with other substances or wastes  as  will
                    not render the water unsafe or unsuitable
                    for use.

                    Toxic substances narrative: none (zero)
0.05

0.1
                                                                 Domestic water supplies
All

All
Drinking water supply (A-n)

All  except  drinking  water
supply

AH (tidal salt water)

All
                                              All (But A-l)
Water supply  for  drinking,
culinary  or food processing
purposes A-l


All Class I, IA, and II

Class  III   Industrial   and
agricultural uses only
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State

North Dakota
  (con't)
Ohio
    32
Criteria Values in mg/1

Toxic  substances  narrative:   free  from
substances  attributable   to   municipal,
industrial,  or other  discharges  or  agri-
cultural  practices  in concentrations or
combinations which  are  toxic or harmful
to human, animal,  plant or resident aqua-
tic life.

Mixing zones narrative:  the 96-hour TLm
for indigenous  and/or resident  fish  and
fish food organisms shall not be exceeded
at any point in the mixing zone.

0.05

0.1

0.05
                   0.05

                   General narrative:  free from  substances
                   resulting from human activities in con-
                   centrations  toxic  or  harmful  to  human,
                   animal or aquatic life and/or are rapidly
                   lethal in the mixing zone.

                   Antidegradation policy:  present ambient
                   water  quality will  be maintained for all
                   toxic substances.

                   Toxic substances narrative: 0.01 times 96-
                   hour  TLm  or LC50  for  representative
                   aquatic  species.    Persistent  toxicants
                   shall not exceed 0.01 times 96-hour TLm
                   or  LC50. TLm  or  LC50  shall  be  deter-
                   mined by static or dynamic bioassays.  At
                   least  90 per  cent  of  the  volume of  the
                   mixing zone shall not exceed at any time
                   the  24- to  96-hour  TLm or  LC50  for
                   representative aquatic species.

                   Note   A:    see  exceptions  under  Ohio
                   Administrative Code  Regulations 3745-1-
                   ll-(C) for certain areas
Designated Stream Use

All
Public water supply

Agricultrual water supply

All Lake Erie uses
Note A

All Ohio River uses

All
                                             All
                                             Warmwater habitat; excep-
                                             tional  warm water  habitat;
                                             coldwater habitat; seasonal
                                             warm water  habitat; limit-
                                             ed warm water habitat.  All
                                             Lake  Erie uses
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State
Oklahoma
          33
Oregon
       34
 Criteria Values in mg/1

 0.05
Toxic  substances narrative:   waters will
not be toxic to humans, fish and wildlife,
and other terrestrial and aquatic life, nor
detrimental  to any beneficial use  inclu-
ding continued ingestion by livestock or
use for irrigation.  Toxic substances shall
not be  present in  quantities  which  allow
significant  bioaccumulation  and/or bio-
magnification in the food chain.

Toxic  substances  narrative:   toxic sub-
stances not removable by ordinary  water
treatment techniques shall not exceed the
limits  in Section  4.1  of the Oklahoma
Water Quality Standards.

Toxic  substances  narrative:   concentra-
tions  of  nonpersistent  toxic  substances
shall not  exceed 0.1 of  the 96-hour  LC50
for the most sensitive indigenous species.
Concentrations  of persistent  toxicants
shall  not  exceed  0.05  of  the  96-hour
LC50,  for the  most sensitive  indigenous
species.   Bioassay data for  Pimephales
prommelas   (Fathead   minnow)  and/or
Lepomis macrochirus  (Bluegill) shall  be
used in determining compliance.

Mixing zones narrative:  shall not exceed
the 96-hour TLm for  the most sensitive
indigenous species.

General  water quality  standards  appli-
cable to all  waters except where super-
seded by  special water  quality standards
applicable   to   specifically   designated
waters.   No wastes shall be  discharged
and no  activities shall be conducted  which
either alone or in combination with other
wastes or activities will cause toxic con-
ditions  that  are  deleterious  to fish  or
other aquatic life or affect the potablity
of drinking water.
Designated Stream Use

Public and private
water supplies

All
                                                                 Public and private water
                                                                 supplies
                                                                 Aquatic life
                                                                 All
All
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State

Oregon (con't)
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
            36
Criteria Values in rng/1

0.01   Special  water  quality  standard
applicable   to:  Main  stem   Klammath
River; Multnomah  Channel;  Main  stem
Williamette River; Main  stem  Columbia
River  from  eastern  Oregon-Washington
border westward to  Pacific Ocean;  Main
stem  Grande  Ronde River;  Main  stem
Walla Walla River; Main stem Snake River
in and adjacent to Oregon.

0.01  Special   water  quality  standard
applicable to Rouge River Basin; Umpqua
River  Basin;   McKenzie  River  Basin;
Santiam River Basin.

0.05

Toxic substances narrative:  shall not be
inimical  or injurious to  the designated
water use.

None  in  concentrations  or  combinations
which would be harmful to human, animal
or aquatic  life or which would  make the
waters unsafe  or  unsuitable for  fish or
shellfish  or their propagation, impair the
palatability of same, or impair the waters
for  any other uses.

None  in  concentrations  on  combinations
which would be harmful to human, animal
or aquatic  life or which would  make the
waters unsafe  or  unsuitable for  fish of
shellfish  or their  propagation, or impair
the water for any other  usage assigned to
this Class.

None  in  concentrations  or  combinations
which would be harmful  to human, animal
or aquatic  life or which would  make the
waters unsafe  or  unsuitable for  fish or
shellfish  or their  propagation, or impair
the water for any other  usage assigned to
this Class.

Waters  shall   be  free  from  chemical
constitutents in concentrations or combi-
nations which would be harmful to human,
animal, or aquatic life for the appropriate
most  sensitive and governing water  class
use or unfavorably alter the biota.
Designated Stream Use

All
                                                               All
AU

AU



Class SA/SA
                                                                           m
                                                               Class SB
                                                               Class SC
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State
 Criteria Values in mg/1
Designated Stream Use
Rhode Island
  (con't)
South Carolina
              37
South Dakota
            38
In areas where fisheries are the governing
considerations and approved limits  have
not  been established,  bioassays shall be
performed as required by the appropriate
agencies.    The  latest  edition  of  the
federal publication Water Quality Criteria
will be considered the interpretation and
application  of bioassay result. Bioassays
shall be performed according to the latest
edition  of   Standard  Methods  for  the
Examination  of  Water and  Wastewater
(APHA).

For  public  drinking  water  supplies, the
limit  prescribed  by   the  United  States
Environmental Protection  Agency will be
used where  not superseded by more strin-
gent state requirements.

Not specified

Toxic substances narrative: none (zero).
Toxic  substances  narrative:    none  in
amounts exceeding limitations established
and adopted by the Department of Health
and Environmental Control.

Toxic substances narrative: none alone or
in combination  with other substances or
wastes in sufficient amounts to be  inju-
rious  to edible  fish or  shellfish  or the
culture or propagation thereof.

Toxic substances narrative:  shall be free
from  toxic  substances  attributable  to
sewage,  industrial waste,  or  other waste
in concentrations or combinations which
are harmful  to human, animal, plant or
aquatic life.

0.05

Concentrations  of  chemicals  toxic  to
humans,  animals,  plants,  or  the   most
sensitive stage  or  form  of aquatic  life,
greater than 0.1 times  the median toler-
ance limit for short residual compounds or
All

Domestic  and  food  pro-
cessing;  trout fishing; out-
standing  recreational   or
ecological resources

Direct    water    contact
(swimming);      domestic
supply; propagation of fish;
industrial; agricultural

Shellfish harvesting; direct
water contact (swimming);
crabbing; commercial fish-
ing; propagation of marine
fauna and flora

All
Domestic Water Supply

All
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State
Criteria Values in mg/1
Designated Stream Use
South Dakota
  (con't)
Tennessee
         39
Texas
     40
0.01 times the median tolerance limit for
an  accumulative substance or substances
exhibiting a residual life exceeding thirty
days in  the  receiving waters.   Median
tolerance limits shall  be  determined in
accordance   with  section   34:04:02:06.
Concentrations   specified   for   toxic
materials  shall  be   based   on  daily
averages, but the concentrations shall not
exceed one hundred and twenty-five  per
cent of the value specified in this section
at  any  time  or  at  any  point in  the
receiving water.

The instream  concentrations  of  toxic
pollutants shall not exceed 1/10 of the 96-
hour LC50 based upon available data using
one or more  of the most sensitive organ-
isms significant to  aquatic community of
the waters under consideration.  Cumula-
tive substance may be further limited on
a case-by-case basis.

Toxic substances narrative: No toxic sub-
stances added that will produce toxic con-
ditions that materially affect man or ani-
mals;  impair the  safety  of  a  conven-
tionally treated water supply; affect the
water  for  industrial processing, fish  or
aquatic life,  man or animal, livestock and
wildlife, navigation, irrigation.

Not specified

Toxic substances narrative:   the surface
waters of the State shall be maintained so
that they will not  be  toxic  to man,  fish
and wildlife, and any other terrestrial and
aquatic life.

Toxic substances narrative:   toxic mate-
rials not removable by  ordinary water
treatment  techniques  shall  not exceed
USPHS Drinking Water Standards or those
established by EPA pursuant  to the  Safe
Drinking Water Act.  For a general guide,
with respect to fish  toxicity,  receiving
waters outside  mixing zones  should  not
have a concentration of nonpersistent to-
xic materials exceeding 0.1 of the 96-hour
Aquatic life
                                                                 All
All

All
                                                                 Public drinking water
                                                                 supplies
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Utah
     41
Vermont
        42
Criteria Values in mg/1


TLm,  where  the  bioassay  is made using
fish indigenous  to the receiving waters.
For persistent  toxicants,  concentrations
should  not  exceed  0.05  of the  96-hour
TLm.

0.05  (dissolved - disapproved  by  EPA,
anticipated promulgation)
                   0.1
Toxic  substances narrative:   it shall be
unlawful to discharge or  place any waste
or  other  substance in concentrations or
combinations  which  produce  undesirable
physiological  responses in desirable resi-
dent fish, or  other desirable aquatic life,
as determined by bioassay or other  tests.

Not Specified

Wastes discharged  to  waters of the State
shall contain  no  chemical or radiological
constituents which would be  inconsistent
with the water uses  associated  with the
assigned water class.

Discharge   of radioactive   material  to
waters of the State shall not  exceed the
lowest practicable  limits  after utilization
of  the  latest  technological development
and equipment for  control of  radioactive
emissions.  In  no  event shall the discharge
of  such  materials  exceed   the   limits
established  by  the  Agency  of  Human
Services.

There  shall  be  no discharge of  wastes
containing   any  of  the  prohibited  sub-
stances set  forth  below in  detectable
amounts either to waters of the State or
to  a  municipal  wastewater  collection
and/or treatment facility except in those
cases where a process water contains an
incoming level of a prohibited substance
due to natural or other causes.   In such
cases the concentration of the prohibited
substance  or   substances  in  the  actual
wastes discharged shall not be increased.
                                                                Designated Stream Use
Domestic water supplies


Agriculture

An
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State

Virginia
Washington
          44
            45
West Virginia
         46
Wisconsin
Criteria Values in mg/1

0.05
Toxic  substances  narrative:   free from
toxic substances attributable to sewage,
industrial waste, or other  waste in con-
centrations,  amounts,   or   combinations
which  are  inimical or harmful to human,
animal, plant, or aquatic life.

Not Specified

Toxic substances narrative: toxic material
concentrations shall be  below those  which
adversely affect public health, and  the
natural aquatic environment.

Toxic substances narrative:  toxic  mate-
rial  concentrations shall be below  those
which  adversely affect  public health, or
which  may cause acute or chronic toxic
conditions to the aquatic biota.

Deleterious  concentrations  of  toxic,  or
other nonradioactive materials, shall  be
determined by the  department in  consi-
deration of  the  "Quality  Criteria  for
Water," published  by EPA  1976,  and as
revised,  as the authoritative source  for
criteria  and/or  other  relevant   infor-
mation, if justified.

0.01

Toxic substances narrative: not to exceed
0.1 of the 96-hour TLm.

No sewage,  industrial  wastes  or  other
wastes present in any of the waters of the
State shall have concentrations of  mate-
rials poisonous to human, animal, or aqua-
tic life.

Not specified

Toxic substances narrative:  substances in
concentrations  or combinations  which are
toxic or harmful to humans shall  not be
Designated Stream Use

Public water supply (at
raw water intake point)

All
All

All uses for extraordinary
(class  A A)  and lake  class
waters
                                                                 All uses for excellent
                                                                 (class A), good
                                                                 (class B), and fair
                                                                 (class C) waters
All

All


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State

Wisconsin
  (con't)
        47
Wyoming
American Samoa
Criteria Values in mg/1

present in amounts  found  to be of public
health significance,  nor which are acutely
harmful to animal, plarttorUquatic life.

Toxic  substances nSrative:   the intake
water  supply will by appropriate treat-
ment and  adequate  safeguards meet  the
PHS Drinking Water  Standards, 1962.

Not specified

Toxic substances narrative:  none in con-
centrations or combinations  attributable
to or influenced  by  the activities of  man
which would damage or impair the normal
growth,  function  or reproduction of  hu-
man, animal, plant or aquatic life.  Maxi-
mum  allowable  concentrations shall be
based on latest edition of Quality Criteria
for Water  by EPA and/or  more generally
accepted scientific information.

Free  from  substances or combinations
thereof attributable  to sewage, industrial
wastes, or other wastes  which may be
toxic  to humans, other  animals,  plants,
and aquatic life.

Substances   of   unknown   toxicity;   All
effluents   containing  foreign   materials
shall  be   considered  harmful and   not
permissible  until   acceptable  bioassay
tests  have  shown otherwise.   It is  the
obligation  of the person  producing   the
effluent to demonstrate that it is harm-
less, at the request  of the Environmental
Quality Commission.

Compliance  with  Section  VLB. of these
Standards  will  be determined  by  use of
indicator  organisms, analysis  of  species
diversity,  population  density,   growth
anomalies,  bioassays of appropriate dura-
tion  or  other appropriate  methods  as
specified by the  Environmental Quality
Commission.
Designated Stream Use
Public water supply




All

All
All
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State
         Criteria Values in mg/1
                                             Designated Stream Use
American Samoa
  (con't)
District of
  Columbia
48
Guam
The  survival  of  aquatic life  in  surface
waters shall not be less  than that for the
same water body  in areas unaffected  by
sewage, industrial wastes or other  activi-
ties of man, or, when necessary, for other
control water that is consistent  with the
requirements for  "experimental water" as
described in  Standard   Methods for  the
Examination  of  Water  and  Wastewater
(latest editionJT   As a  minimum,  com-
pliance with the  objectives  as stated in
the previous  sentence shall be evaluated
with a 96-hour bioassay.

In addition,  effluent  limits  based  upon
acute bioassays of effluents will be pres-
cribed   where  appropriate;   additional
numerical receiving water objectives for
specific  toxicants will  be established  as
sufficient  data  become  available; and
source control of toxic substances will be
encouraged.

0.05

Toxic substances  narrative:   The  waters
shall  at  all  times be  free  from:  toxic
substances attributable to sewage, indus-
trial waste, or other  waste in  concentra-
tions  or  combinations which  interfere di-
rectly or indirectly with water  uses,  or
whicl) are harmful to   human, animal,
plant, or aquatic life.

0.01;  or 0.01 x 96-hour LC50, whichever is
less
                   0.1
                   In order to provide maximum protection
                   for the propagation of fish and wildlife,
                   concentrations of  toxic substances  shall
                   not  exceed  levels  calculated  by multi-
                   plying the  application factors by the 96-
                   hour  LC50 values determined using the
                   receiving water in question and  the  most
                   sensitive   species  of  aquatic  organism
                   affected.
Domestic Water Supply

All
                                                      AU
                                                      Drinking water supply

                                                      All surface waters of the
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State

Guam  (con't)
Puerto Rico
           49
Trust Territory of
  the Pacific
  Islands
Virgin Islands
            H
Criteria Values in mg/1

When the concentration based on the 96-
hour  LC50  data exceeds the  maximum
numerical  limits,  the  numerical limits
shall constitute the criteria.

The application  factors  and  maximum
numerical  limits are derived  from  the
NAS-NAE 1972 Report of the Committee
on Water Quality Criteria.

0.15

0.05

Toxic substances  narrative: shall not con-
tain substances in concentrations or com-
binations  which are toxic or which  pro-
duce  undesirable physiological  responses
in human,  fish or other  animal life,  and
plants.  When two or more toxic materials
are present  at the same time, the chronic
effect of such combinations shall be taken
into account and the  applicable standard
shall be determined by bioassay or other
approved method.

Free  from  substances  or  combinations
thereof attributable to sewage, industrial
wastes, or other  wastes toxic to humans,
animals, plants and aquatic life.

All surface  waters shall be  free  of  sub-
stances attributable to municipal, indus-
trial,  or  other  discharges  or wastes  in
concentrations or combinations which are
toxic    or   which  produce   undesirable
physiological responses in human, fish and
other animal life, and plants.
Designated Stream Use
All (coastal waters)

All (surface waters)

All
All
All
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