Nebraska's water quality standards approved.
"Protecting water resources is one of the most important components of a state's water quality standards." said Karl Brooks, regional administrator. "Working together, we will enhance and expand environmental protection for Nebraska's lakes, rivers and streams."
The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) submitted new and revised water quality standards to EPA for review and approval, as required by the Clean Water Act. The state reviewed scientific data and performed field studies to determine sufficient levels of protection for Nebraska's waters.
Stales are required to conduct a review of their water quality standards every three years and submit new or revised standards to EPA.
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|Date:||Jan 1, 2011|
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