Bioassessment and Biocriteria Program Status for Puerto Rico: Streams and Wadeable Rivers
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Water Quality Standards
The link to Puerto Rico's WQS that are in effect for Clean Water Act purposes is provided. These are the WQS approved by EPA.
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Designated Aquatic Life Uses
- SB - coastal waters and estuarine waters for propagation and maintenance of desirable species, including threatened or endangered species
- SD – surface water propagation and preservation of desirable species, including threatened and endangered species.
- SE – surface waters and wetlands of exceptional ecological value, whose existing conditions should not be altered in order to preserve natural characteristics.
__X__ No criteria
What biological assemblages are used in the bioassessment program?
Are bioassessments used to support 303(d) listings?
How are assemblages used to make impairment decisions?
Other uses of biocriteria or bioassessment within the water quality program:
Technical Support Information and Documents:
Stressor identification/causal analysis approach: