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Open/Close section Identification Information
Title: EPA Office of Water (OW): 305(b) Waters As Assessed by Assessed Uses
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.
Open/Close section Distribution Information
Download URL: http://water.epa.gov/scitech/datait/tools/waters/data/downloads.cfm
Open/Close section Time Period of Content
Publication Date: 20150501
Progress: In work
Frequency: Continual
Open/Close section Single Date
Date: 20150501
Currentness: publication date
Open/Close section Spatial Domain
West Bounding Longitude: -180
East Bounding Longitude: 180
North Bounding Latitude: 90
South Bounding Latitude: -90
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Open/Close section Constraints
License https://edg.epa.gov/EPA_Data_License.htm
Access: None
Use: Please confirm that you are using the most recent copy of both data and metadata. Acknowledgement of the EPA would be appreciated.
Open/Close section Theme Keywords
Theme Topics: assessed waters, 305b, TMDL, clean water act, CWA, point source, EPA, Stream, reach
Open/Close section Contact Information
Originator: US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water
Email: reid.wendy@epa.gov
Address Type: mailing address
City: Washington
State: DC
Postal Code: 20460
Telephone: 202-566-1705
Open/Close section Metadata Reference Information
File Identifier: {FC0DD0E8-E2D7-422C-AC4C-F7ABF413C773}
Metadata Date Stamp: 2015-05-01
Metadata Standard Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata Standard Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998