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Applying Metals Criteria to Water Quality-Based Discharge Limits

Publication number Date Published
96-339September 1996
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Author(s) Pelletier, G.
Description This report compares the results of recently collected metals data in the state of Washington with models for metals partitioning that are advocated by EPA. New models were also developed using data from rivers in Washington. Technical guidance for permit managers is proposed to support water quality-based permitting for metals under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES).
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Keywords PB, total suspended solids, guidance, safety, technical, metals, methods, national pollutant discharge elimination system, pollutant, model, river, water, water quality, quality, zinc, NPDES, lead, discharge, copper, cadmium