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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Guidance for Implementing the January 2001 Methylmercury Water Quality Criterion

Title:
Guidance for Implementing the January 2001 Methylmercury Water Quality Criterion

Abstract:
In January 2001, EPA published ambient water quality criteria (AWQC) recommendations for methylmercury for the protection of people who eat fish and shellfish. This criterion, 0.3 mg methylmercury/kg fish tissue wet weight, marks EPA's first issuance of a water quality criterion expressed as a fish and shellfish tissue value rather than as an ambient water column value. This document provides technical guidance to states and authorized tribes exercising responsibility under section CWA 303(c) on how to use the new fish tissue-based criterion recommendation as they develop their own water quality standards for methylmercury.

URL:
http://www.epa.gov/waterscience/criteria/methylmercury/guidance-final.html

Source:
U.S. EPA Office of Water

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
January 2009

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