According to the federal Water Quality Act of 1987, each state
government are supposed to draw up a list of "impaired" waters in
each state, including a list of individual polluters, and the
amounts of pollution they discharge, and then to develop
individual control strategies for each polluter. The federal
government recently issued a document describing how this process
is supposed to be carried out in each state. To get a copy,
contact James Taft, Office of Water Enforcement and Permits
(EN-336), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M Street, SW,
Washington, DC 20460; phone (202) 475-9537. Ask for "Guidance for
Implementation of Requirements under Section 304(1) of the Clean
Water Act as Amended." Additional information appears in the
FEDERAL REGISTER Vol. 53, No. 53 (March 18, 1988), pg. 8973.
--Peter Montague, Ph.D.
Descriptor terms: water; water quality; water quality act of 1987; monitoring;