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State-Specific Water Quality Standards Effective Under the Clean Water Act (CWA)

EPA has compiled state, territorial, and authorized tribal water quality standards that EPA has approved or are otherwise in effect for Clean Water Act purposes.

In instances when state-specific water quality standards have not been developed or approved by EPA, the Agency will propose and/or promulgate standards for a state until such time as the state submits and EPA approves their own standards. Any federally proposed or promulgated replacement water quality standards are also identified.

Please note the water quality standards may contain additional provisions outside the scope of the Clean Water Act, its implementing federal regulations, or EPA's authority. In some cases, these additional provisions have been included as supplementary information.

EPA is posting the water quality standards as a convenience to users and has made a reasonable effort to assure their accuracy. Additionally, EPA has made a reasonable effort to identify parts of the standards that are approved, disapproved, or are otherwise not in effect for Clean Water Act purposes.

Please contact the appropriate Regional EPA Water Quality Standards coordinator for questions about water quality standards for a particular state, tribe, or territory.

Please click on a state to view the Water Quality Standards.

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