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Title: EPA Office of Water (OW): 305(b) Waters As Assessed by Assessed Uses
Originator: US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water
Publication Date: 20140804
Abstract: Under Section 305(b) of the CWA, the states, territories, and other jurisdictions of the United States are required to submit reports on the quality of their waters to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) every 2 years. Historically, the states submitted these reports in hardcopy format, and EPA prepared a national hardcopy report that summarized these findings (see http://www.epa.gov/305b). For more information, please see EPA’s Integrated Reporting Guidance at: ttp://www.epa.gov/owow/tmdl/guidance.html.
Purpose: To data can be used to identify the spatial extent of assessed waters within each state. The attribute information provided (e.g., designated uses, location, and waterbody name) is reported by States to EPA under CWA Section 305(b), and can be associated with the geospatial information (305(b) Waters as Assessed NHD Indexed Dataset found at http://www.epa.gov/waters/data/downloads.html). The attribute information can be viewed via ATTAINS available at http://www.epa.gov/waters/ir or downloaded via the AskWATERS Expert Query available at http://www.epa.gov/waters/tools.
Progress: In work
Frequency: Continual
Time Period of Content
Single Date
Date: 20140804
Currentness: publication date
West Bounding Longitude: -180
East Bounding Longitude: 180
North Bounding Latitude: 90
South Bounding Latitude: -90
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Theme Keywords
Theme Topics: assessed waters, 305b, TMDL, clean water act, CWA, point source, EPA, Stream, reach
Distribution Information
Distribution Liability: Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the Environmental Protection Agency, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. It is strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with these data to evaluate data set limitations, restrictions or intended use. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein.
Address Type: mailing address
City: Washington
State: DC
Postal Code: 20460
Telephone: 202-566-1705
Metadata Reference Information
Address Type: mailing address
City: Washington
State: DC
Postal Code: 20460
Telephone: 202-566-1705
Metadata Standard Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata Standard Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
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