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EPA Releases New Online Training Module on Water Quality Standards

Fundamental building blocks for drinking water source water protection are the ambient water quality standards that apply to a given body of water.  Those standards, in turn, drive point and nonpoint source water pollution control measures.  A new online training module intended to encourage and facilitate public involvement in EPA’s Water Quality Standards program is now available on EPA’s website.  “How to Develop and Implement Public Involvement Programs and Practices” outlines the requirements of public involvement and highlights good practices for creating an effective public participation process in decisions that affect water quality.  Links to EPA policy, resources and tools are provided throughout the module and compiled at the end of the presentation for further development of a tailored public involvement process.

To experience the new module go to:  http://www.epa.gov/waterscience/standards/academy/special/public/player.html

More on EPA’s Water Quality Standards for Surface Waters and related information: http://water.epa.gov/scitech/swguidance/standards/index.cfm.