Water quality monitoring on the Royal River (2005).The Water Quality Standards "Docket"

Introduction

A water quality standard defines the water quality goals of a water body, or portion thereof, by designating the use or uses to be made of the water and by setting criteria necessary to protect the uses. States adopt water quality standards to protect public health or welfare, enhance the quality of water and serve the purposes of the Clean Water Act (the Act). 40 CFR 131.2 (in part)

Federal Requirements

2012 Submission

2011 Submission

  • MDEP Submission letter: 2011-7-8 ME WQS Revision Submission Cover Letter
    Bulleted attachment list from submission letter converted to numbers (note that attachments 5-10 and 13-16 are in 1 doc each)
    • Attachment 1: 1989 DEP Staff Recommendation on Water re-classification
    • Attachment 2: 1989 Board of Environmental Record and Related Materials – November 30, 1989
    • Attachment 3: 1989 Minutes of Board of Environmental Protection meetings:  November 29, 1989 and December 13, 1989
    • Attachment 4: Statement from Mark Margerum, July 6, 2011 regarding Maine State Archives search;
    • Attachment 5: Federal Consistency Review – September 14, 1989
    • Attachment 6: Federal Consistency Review (corrected copy) – November 30, 1989
    • Attachment 7: Federal Consistency Review – October 22, 1997
    • Attachment 8: Federal Consistency Review – November 30, 2000
    • Attachment 9: Federal Consistency Review – March 15, 2002
    • Attachment 10: Natural Resources Protection Act Order – April 14, 2011
    • Attachment 11: USEPA letter Trout Brook correction (page 3) – May 19, 2010
    • Attachment 12: Maine Waste Water Discharge Licenses (1085,2678,3440)
    • Attachment 13: LD 1398, “An Act to Amend the Laws Administered by the Department of Environmental Protection” – April 4, 2011
    • Attachment 14: Copy of Legislative Actions relating to LD 1398
    • Attachment 15: Copy of LD 1398, PL Ch. 206 – June 3, 2011
    • Attachment 16: Legislative record on LD 1398, 2011
    • Copy of Maps presented to the Joint Standing Committee on Environmental and Natural Resources:
    • Attachment 18: Maine Attorney General letter dated July 8, 2011
  • EPA approval letter: 2011-7-20 ME WQS Revision Submission Cover Letter

2009 Submission

2007 Submission

2006 Submission

Submission to EPA (1/11/2006)

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